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Hindu Festival Dates 2016

Thai Pongal 14 Jan 2017 (Saturday)

Pongal is a Hindu festival which is observed by people of Tamil Nadu on the first day of Thai Masam.

Puthandu 13 Apr 2017 (Thursday)

Puthandu - the Tamil New Year is also known as Varusha Pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai.

Deepavali 29 Oct 2016 (Saturday)

In Tamil Nadu Deepavali is observed when Chaturdashi Tithi prevails during Brahma Muhurat i.e. just before sunrise.

Kedar Gauri Vrat 29 Oct 2016 (Saturday)

Kedara Gauri Vrat is mainly observed in Southern Indian states especially in Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kedara Vratham.

Karthigai Deepam 12 Dec 2016 (Monday)

The day when Karthigai Nakshatra coincides with Pournami in Tamil month Karthikai (Vrischika Zodiac) is known as Karthigai Deepam.

Soorasamharam 5 Nov 2016 (Saturday)

For Tamil Hindus Soorasamharam is the final and the most important event of the six days Kanda Sashti festivities. For Tamil Hindus Soorasamharam is the final and the most important event of the six days Kanda Sashti festivities.

Panguni Uthiram 9 Apr 2017 (Sunday)

Panguni Uthiram is an important day for Tamil Hindus. It is observed in Panguni month when Nakshatra Uthiram or Uttara Phalguni prevails.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi None

It is believed that Vaikuntha Dwaram is opened on this day and devotees who observe fast on Vaikuntha Ekadashi attain salvation.

Thai Pusam 9 Feb 2017 (Thurday)

Thaipusam or Thai Poosam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. It falls in Tamil Solar month Thai.

Karadaiyam Nombu 14 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)

Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival which is celebrated at the time on Meena Sankranti or Sankramana.

Masi Magam 11 Mar 2017 (Saturday)

Masi Magam, also known as Maasi Makam, is a Tamil Hindu festival which is celebrated by Tamil speaking people.

Hanumath Jayanthi 9 Jan 2016 (Saturday), 28 Dec 2016 (Wednesday)

Hanumath Jayanthi is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya and falls in January or December.

Arudra Darshan None

Arudra Darshan is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya and falls in January or December.

Avani Avittam 17 Aug 2016 (Wednesday)

On Avani Avittam, Brahmins ritually change their Upanayana thread along with Shrauta rituals.

Chitra Pournami 10 May 2017 (Wednesday)

Chitra Pournami, is dedicated to God Chitragupta.