Telugu Calendar 2018
AstroSage presents Telugu Calendar 2018 which includes fasts and festivals that are celebrated by the Telugu people in India and worldwide. These holidays are ways for people to meet their loved ones and enjoy celebrations with lots of happiness and merriment. Read this article to know more about the festivities observed among Telugu people.
India is the country of splendid and colorful festivals that are celebrated on a large scale by people here. Be it Holi or Diwali, Pongal or Onam, Buddha Purnima or Mahavir Jayanti, or the festival of Eid, you can see multi-diversity of cultures in its greatness only in India. In line with this, there are various fasts and festivals that are observed by Telugu people in South India and their communities across the world. These festivities are believed to bring prosperity and good luck in their lives, and thus, they celebrate these events devotedly and with lots of happiness.
In this regard, Telugu Calendar 2018 or Telugu Panchangam has listed all important fasts and festivals that will occur this year. It was designed in order to help you plan out your events more systematically.
Take a look at this 2018 Calendar to get information about various Telugu holidays. It is designed by our experts on the basis of the position of Sun and Moon.
|Bhogi (First Day of Pongal)||Sunday||January 14|
|Makar Sankranti||Monday||January 15|
|Ratha Saptami||Wednesday||January 24|
|Republic Day||Friday||January 26|
|Jaya or Bhishma Ekadashi||Saturday||January 25|
|Vijaya Ekadashi||Sunday||February 11|
|Maha Shivaratri||Wednesday||February 13|
|Amalaki Ekadashi||Monday||February 26|
|Papmochani Ekadashi||Tuesday||March 13|
|Ugadi / Telugu New Year||Sunday||March 18|
|Sri Rama Navami||Sunday||March 25|
|Kamada Ekadashi||Tuesday||March 27|
|Good Friday||Friday||March 30|
|Hanuman Jayanti||Saturday||March 31|
|Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday||Thursday||April 5|
|Varuthini Ekadashi||Thursday||April 12|
|Akshaya Tritiya||Wednesday||April 18|
|Mohini Ekadashi||Thursday||April 26|
|Apara Ekadashi||Friday||May 11|
|Savitri Pooja||Tuesday||May 15|
|Padmini Ekadashi||Friday||May 25|
|Parama Ekadashi||Sunday||June 10|
|Nirjala Ekadashi||Saturday||June 23|
|Puri Rath Yatra||Saturday||July 14|
|Yogini Ekadashi||Monday||July 9|
|Guru Purnima||Friday||July 27|
|Kamika Ekadashi||Tuesday||August 7|
|Nag Panchami||Wednesday||August 15|
|Shravana Putrada Ekadashi||Wednesday||August 22|
|Varalakshmi Vratam||Friday||August 24|
|Raksha Bandhan||Sunday||August 26|
|Krishna Janmashtami||Sunday||September 2|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||Thursday||September 13|
|Vishwakarma Puja||Monday||September 17|
|Parivartani Ekadashi||Thursday||September 20|
|Pitru Paksha||Monday (Sep) - Monday (Oct)||September 24 - October 8|
|Indira Ekadashi||Friday||October 5|
|Navratri Begins||Wednesday||October 10|
|Maha Navami (Navratri ends)||Thursday||October 18|
|Dussehra / Dasara||Friday||October 19|
|Papankusha Ekadashi||Saturday||October 20|
|Karwa Chauth||Saturday||October 27|
|Rama Ekadashi||Saturday||November 3|
|Deepothsavam / Deepavali||Wednesday||November 7|
|Govardhan Puja||Thursday||November 8|
|Bhai Dooj||Friday||November 9|
|Nagula Chavithi||Sunday||November 11|
|Utpanna Ekadashi||Monday||December 3|
|Mokshada Ekadashi||Tuesday||December 18|
|Margashirsha Purnima||Saturday||December 22|
Note: Dates of Telugu festivals and fasts mentioned above may vary according to the geographic location of two different places. So, you are advised to check the location and the timing of an event before following the dates of Telugu Calendar 2018.
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Telugu Calendar 2018 - An amalgamation of Dates and Festivities
This Telugu Panchangam 2018 includes all fasts and festivals that are celebrated with lots of zeal and happiness by Telugu people living in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam district of Puducherry and their communities in India and worldwide. Festivals like Pongal , Ugadi, etc are the major events are considered highly auspicious and believed to bring success and prosperity.
Pongal will be celebrated from January 14 to January 17 this year to welcome Uttarayana (the movement of the Sun towards North). This also means the beginning of the harvest festival that is observed for 4 days and is a way for Telugu people to show their gratitude towards God, Cattle and Mother Nature for helping them in the successful growth of the crops. These four days celebrations include Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. During this occasion sweet rice, also called ‘Pongal’ is cooked to enjoy the merriment of the festivity.
Another big event called Telugu New Year or Ugadi will occur on March 18. On this day, people sweep out the negativities from their homes, offices, and lives. They decorate their homes with fresh flowers and tie festoons of Torana (mangoes) to their doors, wear new clothes, make sweets, pray to the God and rejoice in welcoming new prospects and opportunities in the form of new year. It is believed that by doing so, the happiness and joy will remain in the lives of people forever.
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Other Telugu festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, Govardhan Puja, Nagula Chavithi, etc are also celebrated by Telugu people. These are also the time for them to invite their friends and relatives and celebrate the festivities with lots of merriment. Thus, the holidays provided in Telugu Calendar 2018 are a means for people to prosper and fulfill their wishes for a great and happy life.
You can also use Telugu Panchangam 2018 for planning the dates of auspicious events like engagements, marriages, birthdays, beginning a new business or for any other purpose. We hope that our Telugu Calendar 2018 will be quite informational for you and will help you manage or decide your plans better.