Panchang: The Hindu Calendar / Month-Wise - Vrat-Upvaas and Festivals - 2017

The word Panchang means "pancha(five)" and  "ang(part)". All five elements (Tithi,  Nakshatra, Karana, Yoga and var) together are called Panchang. Therefore,  Hindu Calendar which shows all of these five elements for each day is called Panchang.The Hindu calendar is based on lunar months corresponding to the phases of the moon. Most of the Hindu festivals are determined based on position of the Sun and the Moon. Here we present a month wise calendar of Hindu festivals, including cultural and religious occasions for 2017 (Saka Era: 1937-38 / Vikram Era: 2072-73).