Indian Calendar for 2003

Date Posted: January 10, 2003

Indian Month                      

For those living in USA*        For those living in India*
Paush Jan 3 - Jan 31 Jan 3 - Feb 1
Important Events
Makar-Sankranti Poornima
Amawasya
Jan 14 (7 AM EST) January 17
January 31
Jan 14 (5:30 PM) January 18
February 1
Magha Feb 1 - Mar 2 Feb 2 - Mar 2/3
Important events:
Vasant Panchami:  Ratha Saptami:
Poornima:  
Maha Shivratri: 
Amawasya: 
February 6        February 8
February 16
February 28       
         March 2
February 6 February 8
February 16
March 1       
    March 2/3
Falgun (Fagan) Mar 3 - April 1 Mar 4 - April 1
Important events:
Holi (Poornima):
Rang-Panchami: 
Amawasya: 
March 17
March 22
April 1
March 17
March 22
April 1
Chaitra April 2 - April 30 April 2 - May 1
Important events
New Year (Savantsar)
Ram Navami
Baisakhi
Mahaveer Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti: 
Amawasya
April 2
April 10
April 11
                  April 14                     April 16
April 30
April 2
April 11
April 12
April 15 
April 16
May 1
Waishakh May 1/2**-  May 30 May 2 - May 31 
Important events
Akshaya Trutiya
Poornima
Amawasya (Shani Jayanti)
May 4
May 15
May 30
May 4
May 16
May 31
Jeshta June 1- 29 June 1 - 29
Important events
Vat-Poornima
Amawasya
June 13
June 29
June 14
June 29
Ashadha June 30 - July 28 July 1 - 29
Important events
Pandharpur Yatra (Maha Ekadashi)
Guru Poornima
Amawasya
July 9
                                  July 13
July 28
July 10
                             July 13
July 29
Shrawan July 29 - Aug 27 July 30 - Aug 27
Important events
Naag-Panchami
Raksha Bandhan
Gokulashtmi
Amawasya
August 2
August 11
August 19
August 27
August 2
August 12
August
19       August 27         
Bhadrapada Aug 28 - Sept 25 Sep 28 - Sept 26
Important events
Ganesh Chaturthi
Rishi-Panchami
Anant Chaturdashi
Poornima
First day of Shradh
Last day of Shradh
August 30
August 31
September 9
September 10
September 11
September 25
August 31
September 1
September 9
September 10
September 11
September 26
Ashween Sep 26 -Oct 24/25** Sept 26 - Oct 26
Important Events
Beginning of Navaratri
Lalita-Panchami
Vijaya Dashmi
Kojagiri-Poornima
Dhan-Teras
Narak-Chaturdashi
Diwali
September 26
September 29
October 4
October 9
October 23
October 24
October 24/25**
September 26
October 1
October 5
October 10
October 23
October 24
October 26
Kartika Oct 26 - Nov 23 Oct 26 - Nov 23
Important events
Bali-Pratipada: New Year
Bhaya-Dooj
Maha-Ekadashi
Tripurari-Poornima
Amawasya
October 26
October 26
November 4
November 8
November 23
October 26
October 27
November 4
November 8
November 23
Margashirsha Nov 24 - Dec 21/22** Nov 24 - Dec 22
Important Events
Champashashti
Poornima
Amawasya
November 28
December 8
December 21/22**
November 29
December 8
December 22
Paush Dec 23 - Jan 21 Dec 24 - Jan 21
Important Events
Makar-Sankranti Poornima
Amawasya
Jan 14 (2 AM EST) January 7
January 21
Jan 14 (12:30 PM) January 7
January 21

* Because a given Tithi in USA may occur on the preceding day, two separate columns are provided for USA and India, and the respective festival dates are listed as per the respective Tithi.  For more information on Tithi, click here.

** Tithi falls on two different days depending on the geographical location in the USA, typically on the earlier date for those living on the West-coast and the latter date for those living on the East coast of the USA.

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