2015 Hindu Festivals maps the traditional dates according to the Hindu calendar on the modern day calendar system for your convenience, and also provides a brief description to enlighten about the customs and rituals.

Festival Name
1st January 2015 (Thursday) Pushya (Paush) Putrada Ekadashi People pray wishing for a progeny or for the wellbeing of children.
5th January 2015 (Monday) Pushya (Paush) Purnima An auspicious day to begin formal education.
15th January 2015 (Thursday) Makar Sankranti, Uttarayana Sankranti , Pongal, Maghi, Lohri, Bhogali Bihu. An auspicious day that marks the beginning of Spring season in India.
20th January 2015 (Tuesday) Mauni Amavas An auspicious day to practice spiritual discipline.
24th January 2015 (Saturday) Vasant Panchami Goddess Saraswati is worshipped aspiring for knowledge and enlightenment.
27th January 2015 (Tuesday) Bhishma Ashtami People pray to Lord Vishnu aspiring for integrity, honesty and sincerity that is considered trademark of Bhishma, a revered character of the epic Mahabharata.
)3rd February 2015 (Tuesday) Maagh Purnima This is an auspicious day to pay ritualistic tribute to ancestors.
13th February 2015 (Friday) Kumbha Sankranti An auspicious day that marks the beginning of the traditional Solar calendar.
17th February 2015 (Tuesday) Maha ShivaRatri People pray to Lord Shiva seeking salvation and forgiveness from all sins.
05th March 2015 (Thursday) Holika Dahan/ Jalanevali Holi/ Chhoti Holi Stemming from mythology, this is the day when Demon Holika was killed and people burn edifice to symbolize sending away evil.
06th March 2015 (Friday) Holi The festival of colors when people merrily smear colors on each other to welcome the spring season.
21st March 2015 (Saturday) Yugadi , Gudi Padwa Marks the beginning of the traditional New Year in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.
22nd March 2015 (Sunday) Gauri Puja/Gangaur Observed in certain parts of the country praying on this day is believed to lead to a happy married life.
28th March 2015 (Saturday) Rama Navami This is the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, an incarnation of Vishnu.
14th April 2015 (Tuesday) Solar New Year – Baisakh/ Bohag Bihu/ Vishu/ Pahela Baisakh (Nabo Barsho)/ Navreh. Traditional regional New Year is celebrated in the States of Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Bengal and Kashmir.
04th April 2015 (Saturday) Hanuman Jayanti This day celebrates the birth of the Vanara God.
20th April 2015 (Monday) Parashuram Jayanti This is the birthday of Parashuram, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu.
21st April 2015 (Tuesday) Akshaya Tritiya/ Akha Teej One of the most auspicious days which brings about blessings of virtues that cannot be destroyed.
4th May 2015 (Monday) Buddha Purnima On this day the Birth, Enlightenment and Nirvana of Lord Buddha is commemorated.
17th May 2015 (Sunday) Vat Savitri Vrat Married women pray for their husband’s wellbeing.
18th May 2015 Shani Jayanti Commemorates the day when Lord Shani was born.
28th May 2015 (Thursday) Ganga Dussehra An auspicious day when the celestial river Ganga is worshipped.
29th May 2015 (Friday) Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting, often waterless, is observed on this day to seek boons.
2nd June 2015 (Tuesday) Vat Purnima Vrat Married women pray for the longevity of their spouse.
18th July 2015 (Saturday) Jagannath Rathyatra This chariot festival is celebrated annually when Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram and Goddess Subhadra are worshipped.
27th July 2015 (Monday) Dev Shayani Ekadashi or Hari Shayani Ekadashi or Padma Ekadasi This marks the starting of the four month period of Chatur-Masa.
31st July 2015 (Friday) Guru Purnima This is the day when disciples pay tribute to their teachers, religious or otherwise.
17th August 2015 (Monday) Hariyali Teej Women pray for a strong marital bond.
19th August 2015 (Wednesday) Nag Panchami Snakes are worshipped on this day seeking good fortune.
28th August 2015 (Friday) Varalakshmi Vrat Married women pray for children and also for the well being of their family.
29th August 2015 (Saturday) Raksha Bandhan A day that upholds the bond between brothers and sisters.
1st September 2015 (Tuesday) Kajari/ Kajli Teej Married women observe fast for the longevity and wellbeing of their husband.
5th September 2015 Janmashtami This day marks the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
16th September 2015 Hartalika Teej This is the day when women pray seeking a fulfilling marital bond.
17th September 2015 Ganesh Chaturthi Lord Ganesha was born on this day, and it is considered make new beginnings.
18th September 2015 Rishi Panchami This day honors the great sages of the country who have always guided the general population in the right course of life.
21st September 2015 (Monday) Radha Ashtami Marks the birth anniversary of Radha, Lord Krishna’s Divine Consort.
24th September 2015 (Thursday) Parsva Ekadashi or Vamana Ekadasi This is the day when Lord Vishnu appeared in his Vamana avatar.
27th September 2015 (Sunday) Ganesh Visarjan , Anant Chaturdashi Concluding day of Ganesh puja, and a day when Anant Dev is worshipped seeking opulence.
12th October 2015 (Monday) Sarva-Pitru Amavasya/ Mahalaya Amavasya This is the day when people pay homage to their departed forefathers.
13th October 2015 (Tuesday) Sharad Navratri or Maha Navaratri begins This is the beginning of the nine days of worshipping Goddess Durga in various forms.
22nd October 2015 (Thursday) Dussehra According to mythology this is the day when Ravana was defeated by Ram, and people uphold this day to establish all that is good.
23rd October 2015 (Friday) Papankusha Ekadashi People worship Lord Vishnu to be forgiven of all sins.
24th October 2015 (Saturday)    
27th October 2015 (Tuesday) Sharad Purnima or Kojagari Poornima. People pray to worship Goddess Lakshmi seeking peace, contentment and prosperity.
30th October 2015 (Friday) Karwa Chauth This is a fast observed exclusively by married women praying for the long life and happiness of their husband.
3rd November 2015 (Tuesday) Ahoi Ashtami Mothers fast for the wellbeing of their son/ sons.
7th November 2015 (Saturday) Rama Ekadashi People believe that observing rituals on this day leads to salvation.
9th November 2015 (Monday) Dhan Teras/ Dhana Trayodashi People worship Goddess Lakshmi and/or Lord Kubera and buy any precious metal.
10th November 2015 (Tuesday) Narak Chaturdashi/ Kali Chaudus/ Chhoti Deewali This is the day when Goddess Kali is worshipped for strength.
11th November 2015 (Wednesday) Diwali or Deepavali A gala celebration is held to eradicate all kinds of darkness from one’s life.
12th November 2015 (Thursday) Gowardhan Puja/ Annakut People worship Lord Krishna seeking protection.
13th November 2015 (Friday) Bhaiya Duj/ Bhai dooj/ Bhatri Dwitiya/ Bhau Bij/ Bhai Tika/ Bhai Phota Sisters pray on this day for the happiness and long life of brother/ brothers.
17th November 2015 (Tuesday) Chhath Puja or Surya Shashti People pray to the Sun God.
22nd November 2015 (Sunday) Prabodhini Ekadasi or Devutthana Ekadashi This day marks the end to the four months of Chatur-Masa.
21st December 2015 (Monday) Gita Jayanti , Mokshada Ekadashi This is the day when Bhagavad Gita is believed to have been originated.
    Praying on this day is believed to help attain salvation.
24th December 2015 (Thursday) Dattatreya Jayanti Marks the birth anniversary of God Dattatreya, who is a combination of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara (Shiva).
25th December 2015 (Friday) Margashirsha Purnima Unmarried girls pray while bathing in river Yamuna so that they get a groom of their choice.

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