It’s almost time to welcome the New Year 2020. And one thing that’s commonly observed during this part of the year is buying New Year calendar. Of course, with the times changing, buying has been replaced with searching it online. And search for one such calendar is Lala Ramswaroop Calendar 2020. Calendars or calmanac (calendar + almanack) are handy, especially when there are so many festivals, fasts and holidays are lined up every month. Especially, Hindu calendars, also known as Panchang, are much in demand at the start of the New Year. While people want to the dates of major festivals like Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Navratri, there’s more interest in finding out dates of Vrat (Hindu fasts) and shubh muhurat (auspicious timings). Some of the important ones being Ekadashi, Karwa Chauth, Teej, Maha Shivaratri, Sankashti Chaturthi, Durgashtami, and many more. For New Year 2020, we bring to you Hindu Calendar, Lala Ramswaroop Calendar 2020 for free download in PDF format. This contains a list of bank holidays, national festivals, long weekends, festivals, and significant events beforehand. Wish you a very Happy New Year’s 2020 in advance. Maharashtra Holidays List 2020: Here's a List of Public and Bank Holidays, Long Weekends and More.

It is 87 year since Lala Ramswaroop Calendar or Lala Ramswaroop Panchang began in 1934. The traditional Panchang or Patra books started with the aim of presenting a common man simplified Panchang, something they can understand easily. It has been first of its kind. Before we move on to check the important dates of holidays in 2020, let us first understand the meaning of Panchangam or Panchang. It is a Hindu astrological almanack or ephemeris. One considers it to be the official astrological guide of practising Hindus. A typical Panchangam has five main elements - Tithi (Hindu Date), Vara (days of the week), Nakshatra (Group of stars), Yog/Yoga (an auspicious moment) and Karan (half of the part of Tithi).

It’s time check dates for some of the most significant Hindu festivals in India. Beginning with January 2020, the first month of the year will witness harvest festival celebrations like Baisakhi (Lohri), Pongal, Makara Sankranti and Bhogali Bihu. Other important festivals and notable days include Basant Panchami, Republic Day of India, Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti and Gandhi Punyatithi. Maha Shivaratri is going to be the most significance Vrat in February 2020. Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti and Ramakrishna Jayanti are other significant days in the second month of the year.

Holi, the ‘Festival of Colours’ is going to be the highlight of the month. It will take place on March 10 (Tuesday). The third month of the year will also witness a number of New Year’s Day as per Hindu calendars. They are Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana states in India. Cheti Chand is the New Year for Sindhi Hindus. Hindus in Goa celebrate Samvatsar Padvo while Navreh is the festival commemorated by Kashmiri Pandits.

Coming to the fourth month of the year, April 2020 will see a nine-day festival of Chaitra Navaratri followed by Ram Navami. May 2020 does not have notable Hindu fasts as such but several international observances like Mother’s Day, International Worker’s Day. Coming to June 2020, it is another month low of festivities but high on world days like Father’s Day, World Environment Day, International Yoga Day. July 2020 will see celebrations such as Guru Purnima and Tulsidas Jayanti.

August will open the door to big celebrations as the eighth month of the year will have festivals such as Raksha Bandhan on August 3, Krishna Janmashtami on August 11, Ganesh Chaturthi on August 22 and Onam on August 31. Not only this, there are other significant days like Indian Independence Day on August 15 and Friendship Day on August 2. September 2020 is again full of national and international days.

Coming to October 2020, the tenth month of the year will see Sharad Navratri celebrations across the country. It will have festivals like Durga Ashtami and Dussehra on October 25. There are other big days like Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, Madhvacharya Jayanti on October 26, Valmiki Jayanti and Meera Bai Jayanti on October 31. In November 2020, we will be celebrating Diwali on November 14. Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on November 4, Chhath will begin on November 20 and Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 30. The last month of the year, December 2020 does not have any significant Hindu festival or fast but definitely has many masik vrat (monthly fasts). We hope this rundown of the events was useful to you guys and now quickly download Lala Ramswaroop Calendar 2020 for free in PDF format.

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