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List of all festivals in December 2022 in India

Indin festivals in December 2022: Here is the list of all festivals in December 2022 in India celebrated by people of various regions, religions, and linguistic backgrounds.

Indian festivals in December 2022
Let’s know about all festivals in December 2022 in India

Festivals are an enticing combination of sentiments that work silently to heal grief. They have flourished with us from the beginning, giving us power and a reason to rejoice in life. That’s why we have brought you the list of all Indian festivals in December 2022.

India is considered to be a country with unity in variety, with diverse cultures, dialects, traditions, and festival diversity.  Incredible India fits it best because it is a country of many religions and festivals. Many festivals and events are held throughout the year in honor of the old Indian culture that corresponds with seasonal changes. 

With various festivals, fairs, and gatherings, India’s culture flourishes. The country celebrates everything, from the advent of spring to the appearance of a specific full moon. In short, the country has a vibrant mix of celebrations that culminate in a spirit of unity. In this article, you will know about different kinds of festivals in December 2022, showing how culturally attractive India is.

India is a country with festivals of colors, dance, music, geography, language, and, above all, religious festivals. Each festival is unique. Each day is observed differently by the Indian people, as straightforward as greeting each other with happiness and entertainment. With the people’s festive spirit, the weather is lovely in December.

Full list of Festivals in December 2022 in India

  • 3 December Gita Jayanti
  • 5 December – Pardosh Vrat
  • 6 December – Karthigai Deepam
  • 7 December – Margashirsha Purnima
  • 8 December – Rohini Vrat
  • 11 December – Sankatahara Chaturthi
  • 16 December – Dhanu Sankranti, Kalashtami
  • 22 December – Masik Shivaratri
  • 23 December – Darsha Amavasya
  • 24 December – Chandra Darshan
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 30 December – Masik Durgashtami

Importance of these Indian Festivals in December 2022

Gita Jayanti (3 December)

Bhagavad Gita Jayanti date
Gita Jayanti is celebrated to revere the holy Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of Lord Krishna

Gita Jayanti was an auspicious day in the Dwapara Yuga when Sri Krishna, the Lord Vishnu Avatar, asked his friend Arjuna not to return from the battlefield of Kurukshetra by teaching him the Gita. Since then, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita has been recognized as the most sacred literature in the Hindu world. This day is recognized by reading The Bhagavad Gita and discussing how it has benefitted humanity even now in the presence of educated priests and intellectuals.

Pardosh Vrat (5 December)

According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are exceptionally generous and joyful on the day of Pardosh. It is believed that Lord Shiva will bless those who fast with full commitment and dedication with pleasure, success, prosperity, and the fulfillment of all desired requests. On the day of Pradosh Vrat, certain people are said to worship Lord Shiva’s Natraj form.

Karthigai Deepam (6 December)

Karthigai Deepam is one of the important festivals in December 2022. This festival entails lighting lights everywhere to put an end to darkness. People wish to present lights to the Gods sat they will be impressed. On Kathigai Deepam, people think that the large light that is lit at 5 p.m. will bring them closer to Lord Shiva. During this special time of year, Lord Shiva will bestow all of his blessings. 

Margashirsha Purnima (7 December)

One should worship Sri Hari Vishnu and Lord Shiva to get blessings on this auspicious occasion of Margashirsha Purnima. On this day, the moon is supposed to have been irrigated with nectar. According to the Scriptures, donating on this day is especially beneficial. Meditation and bathing in the Ganga are also thought to be good on this day.

Rohini Vrat (8 December)

The significance and meaning of the Rohini Vrat lie in the fact that it rewards the husbands of Jain women with a long and happy life. However, this does not mean that Vrat is exclusive to the Jain community only.  The Jain ladies think that the Rohini vrat will grant long and wealthy life to their husbands. As a result, they go the entire day without eating to ensure their husband’s prosperity.

Sankatahara Chaturthi (11 December)

Sankatahara Chaturthi Lord Ganesha
Sankatahara Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha

Sanakshti Chaturthi, also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi, is an auspicious day for doing puja rituals and fasting. It is one of the very popular Hindu festivals in December 2022 and is usually associated with the fourth day of Krishna Paksha each month. On this day, people worship Lord Ganesha and think that God will protect them from all difficulties in life.

Dhanu Sankranti (16 December)

It is considered auspicious to bath in holy rivers such as the Ganga and Yamuna. This event is widely observed throughout the state, particularly in Orissa. On this day, Lord Jagannath is worshipped in Orissa, followed by a massive celebration. Lord Jagannath is presented with a particular dessert called Dhanu Muan, which is formed of sweetened rice flakes.

Kalashtami (16 December)

On Kalashtami, people fast and worship Lord Kaal Bhairav for the removal of the negative effects of their anger, greed, and other addictions, and Lord Kaal Bhairav gives his devotees with good health, wealth, prosperity, and spirituality.

Masik Shivaratri (23 December)

It is said that Lord Shiva blesses and fulfills the wishes of worshippers who fast on Masik Shivratri. Unmarried women fast to marry, whereas married women fast to maintain peace and harmony in their lives and for the long life of their partners.

Darsha Amavasya (23 December)

Darsha Amavasya is significant because it is connected with prosperity, well-being, and blessings. People who observe this day are thought to be delivered from evils and challenges. According to astrological numerology, this day is a spiritual day that cleanses the children’s Pitru Dosha of their ancestors’ previous crimes and wrongdoings.

Chandra Darshan (24 December)

According to Hindu traditions, Chandra Deva is one of the most auspicious Navagras of Hinduism. It is stated that whoever prays with a pure heart receives the blessing of Chandra God, who listens to devotees’ pleas. Venerating the moon with a religious sacrament on this important event brings good fortune and success in life.

Christmas Day (25 December)

Santa Claus & Child Christmas
Santa Claus and a child enjoying on Christmas Day

Christmas is one of the important festivals celebrated around the world. It begins on Christmas Eve and seems to last till December 26. The birth of Jesus Christ was the most important event for Christmas because they believed that God had sent his son to earth as a sacrifice to redeem the world’s humans from their sins.

Masik Durgashtami (30 December)

Masik Durgashtami is a one-of-a-kind Goddess Durga celebration held practically every month to obtain the divinity’s blessings. Witnessing the strength of NavaDurga, described as the most energetic Goddess in Hinduism, is considered a particularly auspicious religious ritual. Every month, devotees of Mother Durga keep a traditional fast from sunrise to dusk and pray with all their hearts. 

Hope you have enjoyed learning about these important dates and festivals in December 2022. The list of so many festivals is a testament to how culturally rich and diverse our India is.

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