Desk। October is a month of vibrant festivals and joyful celebrations. It Starts with Navratri puja, and the festive mood ends with Diwali and Bhai Dooj. The huge number of festivals in October in India makes it a joyous month when spirits are high, lots of family time is on the cards, and meals are nothing short of a feast.
Have a look at this list of festivals in October and plan a holiday in India according to it. But before that, take note of the dates of these festivals in 2023
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From the traditional and religious festivals to the centuries-old folk music, art festivals and celebrations there are plenty of things that take place in the country.
October 2023 is a month full of celebrations and observances. It begins with Shradh Paksha, where people offer prayers to their dances… to satisfy them and take them to nirvana.
Festivals in October 2023: From Shradh Paksha to Dussehra, checklist
Now, as we are heading towards October it marks the beginning of winter in the north. During Shradh Paksha, people offer prayers to their ancestors and the coming 15 days are fully dedicated to worshipping forefathers and taking their blessings.
After completing Pitru Paksha, Shardiya Navratri, the most awaited festival time will come. During these nine days, devotees worship Maa Durga (Power of All) for 9 consecutive days with great dedication. One of the most famous festivals Durga Puja and Dussehra will be celebrated with great pomp and show in India. These days mark the victory of good over evil.
Checklist of a few of the many Autumn festivals in India that are celebrated together.
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Monday, October 2, 2023
Maha BharniVighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Shashti Shradh
Thursday, October 5, 2023, Saptami Shradh
Friday, October 6, 2023, Ashtami Shradh
Mahalaxmi Vrat EndsKalashtamiMasik Krishna Janmashtami
Saturday, October 7, 2023, Navami Shradh
Sunday, October 8, 2023, Dashami Shradh
Monday, October 9, 2023 Ekadashi Shradh
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Magha Shradh
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Dwadashi Shradh
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Trayodashi Shradh
Pradosh VratMasik ShivratriKali Yuga
Friday, October 13, 2023, Chaturdashi Shradh
Saturday, October 14, 2023, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
Surya GrahanDarsha AmavasyaAnvadhanAshwina Amavasya
Sunday, October 15, 2023, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
Monday, October 16, 2023, Chandra Darshan
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Tulsa Sankranti
Thursday, October 19, 2023, Upang Lalita Vrat
Friday, October 20, 2023, Saraswati Avahan
Saturday, October 21, 2023, Saraswati Puja
Navpatrika PujaAshwina Navapada Oli Begins
Sunday, October 22, 2023, Durga Ashtami
Sandhi PujaSaraswati BalidanSaraswati Visarjan Masik Durga Ashtami
Monday, October 23, 2023, Maha Navami
Ayudha PujaDurga BalidanBengal Maha NavamiSouth Saraswati PujaDaksha Savarni Manvadi
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Durga Visarjan
VijayadashamiDussehraBengal VijayadashamiVidhyarambham DayMadhavacharya JayantiDasaraBuddha
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Papankusha Ekadashi
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Pradosh Vrat
Saturday, October 28, 2023, Kojagara Puja
Sharad Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai JayantiAshwina Navpada Oli Ends, Ashwina Purnima, VratAshwina PurnimaAnvadhan
Sunday, October 29, 2023 Kartik Begins
Chandra Grahan Ishti
Monday, October 30, 2023 Masik Karthigai
Tuesday, October 31, 2023, Atla Tadde