October 2023 Hindu Calendar: A Comprehensive Compilation of Hindu Festivals and Celebrations


Hindus can celebrate in joy during the month of October as numerous propitious festivals occur during this period. It is also commonly referred to as the festive season. This year, in October, followers will celebrate sacred events such as Dussehra, Navratri, Durga Puja, Shardiya Navratri, Shraddha, and many others. These festivals carry immense significance and are widely observed across the nation and among Hindus worldwide. According to the Drik Panchang, Pitru Paksha will continue until October 14, while Navratri – a devoted celebration of Maa Durga – will commence on October 15. Dussehra will follow on the tenth day of Navratri, signifying the triumph of righteousness over evil. Additionally, October will witness the last Lunar and Solar Eclipse of 2023. Familiarize yourself with the dates of these festivities and more below.

Here's a comprehensive compilation of all the Hindu festivals occurring in October this year. (File Photo)
Here’s a comprehensive compilation of all the Hindu festivals occurring in October this year. (File Photo)

October 2023 Hindu Calendar:

Below is a complete list of all the festivals happening in October 2023.

October 4, Wednesday- Shashthi Shraddha

October 5, Thursday- Saptami Shraddha

October 6, Friday- Jivitputrika Vrat or Jitiya Vrat, conclusion of Mahalakshmi Vrat, Kalashtami

October 7, Saturday – Navami Shraddha, Matri Navami Shraddha

October 10, Tuesday – Indira Ekadashi, Magha Shraddha

October 11, Wednesday: Buddh Pradosh Vrat

October 12, Thursday- Monthly Shivratri

October 14, Saturday – Pitra Visarjan, Chaturdashi Shraddha, Amavasya Shraddha, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Mahalaya

October 14, Saturday – Solar Eclipse [Surya Grahan]

October 15, Sunday – Sharadiya Navratri begins, Kalash Sthapana

October 18, Wednesday – Tula Sankranti, Vinayaka Chaturthi

October 20, Friday – Durga Puja begins

October 22, Sunday – Durgashtami

October 23, Monday – Maha Navami, Durga Navami, Navratri Havan

October 24, Tuesday: Vijayadashmi / Dussehra, Durga Puja ends

October 26, Thursday – Guru Pradosh Vrat

October 28, Saturday – Sharad Purnima, Kojagari Purnima

October 28, Saturday – Lunar Eclipse [Chandra Grahan]

October 29, Sunday – Kartik month begins

Source: Drik Panchang

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