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Hindu Calendar June 2021: Important Festivals, occasions and other Panchang details

Tulika Tandon

Hindu Calendar June 2021:

The Hindu calendar is also referred to as Panchang or Panjika. It is the calendar that was used traditionally in the Indian Subcontinent. It is based on Lunar Months unlike the English calendar which is based on the solar cycle or months. In the article one can know about the Hindu calendar/ Panchang of June 2021 and the important festivals of the Jyestha month. 

As per the Hindu Calendar, the sixth month of Georgian Calendar, June begins with Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Saptmi and ends on Ashadha, Krishna Paksha Shasti. Listed below are the important dates, festivals and auspicious time in June 2021 as per Hindu calendar.  

Important Festivals in June 2021 based on Panchang/ Hindu Calendar:

Shani Jayanti (Thursday, 10 June): Shani Jayanti is observed on the birthday of Lord Shani. It is also known as Shanishchara Jayanti.

Vat Savitri Vrat (Thursday, 10 June): Savitri vrat is observed on Shukla Paksha Purnima also known as the new moon day of the Jyeshtha month. Today, Married women following Hinduism fast for the long life of their husbands.

Ganga Dussehra (Sunday, 20 June): Ganga Dussehra is observed to venerate Goddess Ganga and Lord Shiva. On Jyeshta Shukla Dashami, Ganga, the holy river is said to have descended on Earth. The day is also called Gangavataran.

Gayatri Jayanti/ Nirjala Ekadashi (Monday June 21): Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Devotees abstain not only from food but also from water while observing Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat.

Deva Snana Purnima (Thursday, 24 June): Deba-snana Purnima is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is also famous as Snana Purnima.

Important Dates: June 2021

Occasion Date
Apara Ekadashi: Sunday, 06 June
Mithuna Sankranti: Tuesday, 15 June
Nirjala Ekadashi: Monday, 21 June
Jyeshtha Purnima: Thursday, 24 June
Skanda Sashti: Wednesday, 16 June

Take a look at the calendar for June 2021 in the picture below:

Hindu Calendar: Months

Take a look at the months of the Hindu Calendar in the table below. The year for Hinduism begins in the month of March unlike in January like the Georgian calendar. 

12 Months in the HINDU CALENDAR:
Chaitra- Begins March 20/21
Vaisakha- Begins April 21
Jyestha- Begins May 22
Asadha- Begins June 22
Shravana- Begins July 23
Bhadra- Begins August 23
Asvina- Begins September 23
Kartika- Begins October 23
Agrahayana- Begins November 22
Paus- Begins December 22
Magha- Begins January 21
Phalguna- Begins February 20

Any month is made up of two fortnights called Paksha. One of the fortnights is bright due to the waxing moon while the other is dark due to the waning moon. The bright one is called the Shukla Paksha while the Dark one is called the Krishna Paksha. 

The names of the Hindu months vary by region. The twelve Hindu months make for 354 days while the length of the solar cycle is 365 days. Adik maas is inserted thus to keep the solar and lunar calendars aligned. 

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