Although there are many fasts and festivals every month in Hinduism, but the month of March is very special in terms of fasting and festivals. In the month of March, Falgun month ends and Chaitra month begins. Every year Hindu New Year begins with Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. In this month, apart from fasting like Chaturthi, Ekadashi, Pradosh, there are big festivals like Mahashivratri, Gangaur, Phulera Dooj, Holi, Basoda.
It is believed that the creator of the universe, Brahma ji started the creation of the world from this day. Let us know about the major fasts and festivals falling in the month of March.
March 2022 fasting and festivals
March 1, Tuesday: Mahashivratri
March 2, Wednesday: Falgun Amavasya
March 4, Friday: Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
March 6, Sunday: Vinayaka Chaturthi
March 8, Tuesday: Shashthi fast
March 10, Thursday: Phag Invitation Festival in Nandgaon, Rohini Vrat, Durga Ashtami Vrat, Laddu Holi in Barsana, Holashtak begins
March 11, Friday: Lathmar Holi in Barsana
March 12, Saturday: Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon
March 14, Monday: Amalaki Ekadashi, Rangbhari Ekadashi
March 15, Tuesday: Pisces Sankranti, Pradosh Vrat
March 17, Thursday: Falgun Purnima, Holika Dahan, Choti Holi, Holashtak Concluding, Shree Satya Narayan Puja
March 18, Friday: Holi, Falgun Purnima Vrat, Shab-e-Barat, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Gangaur Vrat begins
March 21, Monday: Bhalchandra Sankashti Chaturthi
March 22, Tuesday: Rang Panchami, Chaitra month begins
March 25, Friday: Sheetla Ashtami, Basoda, Kalashtami, Chaitra Krishna Pratipada date
March 28, Monday: Papmochini Ekadashi
March 29, Tuesday: Pradosh Vrat
March 30, Wednesday: Monthly Shivratri, Rang Teras, Madhu Krishna Trayodashi
These are special festivals
Mahashivratri: On this day Mahadev and Mata Parvati were married. This is called the biggest Shivratri of the year.
Falgun Amavasya: Falgun month is the last month of the Hindu calendar. The Amavasya date of this month has also been given special importance. This day is best for any work done for the ancestors.
Phulera Dooj: It is considered to be the beginning day of Holi in Braj. On this day Radharani and Shri Krishna along with her devotees play Holi of flowers. After this different Holi is played every day.
Holashtak: Holashtak will be held for eight days from March 10. It is forbidden to do any auspicious work during this period.
Holi: The festival of Holi is a festival of mutual brotherhood. It is one of the major festivals of Hindus.
Basoda: On this day Sheetla Mata is worshipped and stale food is offered to her. It is believed that the summer season begins from this day.