Calendar list of festivals for December 2021
- The Hindu month of Margashirsha coincides with the Gregorian month of December
- This month is important for various reasons
- Festivals like Vivah Panchami, Gita Jayanti and Vaikuntha Ekadashi are celebrated during this month
With December comes the Gregorian year. However, there are also several festivals of great significance this month. The Hindu month of Margashirsha coincides with December, and it is known for auspicious days like Vivah Panchami, Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, etc. Therefore, check out the list of festivals in December 2021.
Pradosh Vrat – December 2 and 17
The Trayodashi Tithi of each lunar fortnight is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On this day, devotees observe the Pradosh vrat and do not break it until after performing the puja in the evening during Pradosh Kaal. The faithful will keep the Pradosh Vrat on December 2 and 17.
Vinayaka Chaturthi – December 7
Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed on the Chaturthi Tithi of the ascending phase of the lunar cycle (Shukla Paksha). On this day, devotees observe a fast and perform Lord Ganesha Puja during Madhyana.
Vivah Panchami – December 8
It is believed that the Panchami Tithi, Shukla Paksha of the month of Margashirsha, is the day that Lord Rama married Devi Sita. Therefore, this day is celebrated as Vivah Panchami.
Gita Jayanti – December 14
The holy book of the Hindus, the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, originated on Ekadashi Tithi, Shukla Paksha, in the month of Margashirsha.
This year the 5158th anniversary of the Gita will be celebrated.
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat – December 18
The Purnima Tithi or the full moon day is of great importance in the Hindu calendar. The Purnima of Margashirsha is called Margashirsha Purnima. It is a day chosen to perform the Satyanarayan Puja. On this day, the faithful observe a one-day fast.
Dattatreya Jayanti – December 18
The Purnima Tithi of the month of Margashirsha marks the anniversary of the birth of Dattatreya, the Lord who is considered an embodiment of the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Annapurna Jayanti and Bhairavi Jayanti – December 19
On the day of Margashirsha Purnima, the Annapurna form of the Mother Goddess is worshiped. She is hailed as the goddess, who gives food to the devotees. Hence the name Annapurna.
And on this day, the Dasha Mahavidya – Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalmukhi, Matangi and Kamala – are also revered.
Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi – December 22
The Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi will be observed on the Chaturthi Tithi, Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon). On this day, the devotees of Lord Ganesha keep a one-day fast and do not break it until they have seen the Moon at night.
Saphala Ekadashi – December 30
Devotees of Lord Vishnu will observe Saphala Ekadashi Vrat on December 30. The fast begins after a midday meal at Dashami Tithi and ends at Dwadashi Tithi after sunrise.