Hinduism is known for its rich cultural and religious bases in the entire world. Some of the Hindu festivals like Holi and Diwali are celebrated across the world by the people belonging to different religions and cultures. Indian festivals have gone through transformations through the timeline and have gained new importance and meanings. Festivals also strengthen the bond between people and are known to bring prosperity and in their lives. This is why, we have provided you a Hindu Panchang that gives you the detailed information about Hindu festivals that are celebrated in India as well as in different parts of the world. The dates of these festivals are based on the dynamics and position of the Moon and the Sun in the celestial belt. The timings, auspicious mahurats and dates of these festivals may vary at different places depending on the difference in location and time zones. In Indian Hindu culture, festivals are known are Tyohar or Parva, and most of the festivals include the practice of fasting. These fasts are of different types, for on some Tyohars, on fasts for the whole day and on others one fasts until the moon appears in the sky.
Most of the Hindu festivals are celebrated on the basis of lunar cycles, but there are some exceptions like Pongal, Vaisakhi and Sankranti, as these are celebrated according to the solar cycle. In most of the cases, the festivals are celebrated of the lunar phenomenon like New Moon, Full Moon or the after-Moon phase. The day of these festivals is same I every region of India but the date varies according to the type of calendar being used. According to the astrology, Hindu Panchang consists of five different aspects that decide the mahurat. Below is information regarding these limbs of the Panchang.
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