Updated April 24th, 2024 at 15:20 IST

Vaisakh 2024: Akshaya Tritiya, Buddha Purnima - List Of Festivals This Month

Vaisakh month marks the beginning of the harvest season and is associated with several auspicious festivals and celebrations.

Akshaya Tritiya in Vaisakh | Image:Freepik
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Vaisakh is the second month according to the Hindu calendar, after the first month of Chaitra. It holds significant cultural and religious importance for Hindus across India. Falling typically in April-May according to the Gregorian calendar, Vaisakh marks the beginning of the harvest season and is associated with several auspicious festivals and celebrations. This year, Vaishakh month is starting from 24th April, and it will end on 23rd May.

Vaisakh month vrat festival dates in 2024

  • 24 April 2024 (Wednesday) – Vaishakh begins
  • 27 April 2024 (Saturday) - Vikat Sankashti Chaturthi
  • 2 May 2024 (Thursday) – Panchak starts
  • 4 May 2024 (Saturday) – Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
  • 5 May 2024 (Sunday) – Pradosh Vrat (Krishna)
  • 6 May 2024 (Monday)- Monthly Shivratri
  • 8 May 2024 (Tuesday) – Vaishakh Amavasya, Tagore Jayanti
Buddha Purnima in Vaisakh | Image: Freepik
  • 10 May 2024 (Wednesday) - Akshaya Tritiya, Parshuram Jayanti
  • 11 May 2024 (Thursday) - Vinayak Chaturthi
  • 12 May 2024 (Friday) – Shankaracharya Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti
  • 14 May 2024 (Tuesday) – Vrish Sankranti, Ganga Saptami
  • 15 May 2024 (Wednesday) - Baglamukhi Jayanti
  • 17 May 2024 (Friday) – Sita Navami
  • 19 May 2024 (Sunday) – Mohini Ekadashi
  • 20 May 2024 (Monday) - Pradosh Vrat (Shukla)
  • 22 May 2024 (Wednesday) - Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti
  • 23 May 2024 (Thursday) – Vaishakh Purnima fast, Buddha Purnima

Akshaya Tritiya in Vaisakh

Vaisakh is the month when the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Parasurama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Devotees observe this day by performing rituals, offering prayers, and participating in acts of charity and generosity. It is falling on 10th May this year. Another important festival is Buddha Purnima on 23rd May. Vaisakh is a month filled with spiritual significance, cultural festivities, and agricultural celebrations, symbolising renewal, abundance, and prosperity for Hindus.

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Published April 24th, 2024 at 15:20 IST