List of Hindu festivals in Punjab(Redirected from Hindu Punjabi Festivals)
This list of Hindu Punjabi festivals summarizes festivals observed in Punjab. These are based on the Bikrami calendar. The festivals of Maghi and Vaisakhi are determined by the solar aspect and others on its lunar months.[clarification needed]
Observance and overviewEdit
Punjabi Hindus follow the Bikrami calendar to observe religious festivals.
List and descriptions of major Hindu Punjabi festivalsEdit
|Major Hindu Punjabi Festival||Date Observed (from year to year dates vary)||Description|
|Maghi||January 14||This festival commemorates Uttarayan and is the Punjabi name for Makara Sankranti.|
|Holi||March/Phalgun Purnima||Spring festival of colours.|
|Rama Navami||Chaitra||Celebrates birth of Lord Rama.|
|Hanuman Jayanti||March/Chaitra Purnima||In honour of Lord Hanuman.|
|Maha Shivratri||Varies||In honour of Lord Shiva.|
|Vaisakhi||April 13/Vaisakh||Punjabi new year. Falls on Mesha Sankranti.|
|Krishna Janmashtami||Shravana, Krishna Paksha, Ashtami||Celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.|
|Raksha Bandhan||Sawan full moon||Brothers and sisters day.|
|Sanjhi||Varies||To honour the Mother Goddess.|
|Navratri||The tenth day of the lunar month Ashwin||To honour the Goddess Durga.|
|Śrāddha||Second half of the month Bhadrapada||Remember ancestors.|
|Dussehra||the tenth day of the lunar month Ashwin||Celebrated defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama.|
|Diwali||Kartik new moon||Celebrates return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhia.|
|Vishwakarma Day||Day after Kartik new moon||Reverence to the God of architecture.|
|Bhau-beej known in Punjab as Bhai Dooj||Varies||Brothers are sisters day celebrated two days after Diwali.|
|Karwa Chauth||Fourth day after Kartik full moon||Women fast for the well being of their husbands and pray to the moon.|
|Kartik Poornima||Full moon of Kartik||A Fair is held at Ram Tirath Mandir in Amritsar where the sons of Lord Rama, Luv and Kush are believed to have been born.|
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- Durga Puja
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... originally was practised by women in Punjab and parts of UP, is gaining tremendous popularity ...
- The Tribune 14 11 2008
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