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Jain Calendar 2019: Dates, Festivals, Muhurat

Last Updated: 10/26/2018 5:30:22 PM

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India is a land of many religions. Not only it has nurtured a number of religions, but has given birth to many important religions as well. Jainism is one such religion that owes it origin to this motherland. There are a number of festivals that are celebrated by Jains. Most of the Jain festivals are related to the purification of their souls and to the life of the 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism. There are two sects in Jainism- Shwetambar and Digambar. There are some festivals that are specific for each sect, while others are celebrated by both the sects.

To make it easy for the Jain community to pick out their festivals out of the various festivities that are celebrated across the nation, we bring you Jain Calendar 2019. This calendar enlists the important Jain events and holidays so that you can prepare yourself beforehand for your special occasions and festivities and make the best out of them.Jain Calendar 2019

Date Day Festival Description
18 Jan 2019 Friday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is one of the most common fasts that is observed by the people of Jain community. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls once in every 27 days. The first Rohini Vrat of the year 2019 will be observed on 18 january.
02 Feb 2019 Saturday Meru Trayodashi Meru Trayodashi is a popular Jain festival, which is observed to celebrate the attainment of Nirvana (salvation) by Lord Rishav Dev, the first Tirthankar of Jain religion.
14 Feb 2019 Thursday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a fast that is observed by Jains. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise. It is believed that this fast is very auspicious and brings an end to the woes of the observer.
14 Mar 2019 Thursday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains of both the sects- Digambaras and Svetambaras observe with zeal and devotion. It falls after every four months. The first Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 begins on 14 March.
14 Mar 2019 Thursday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred fast observed by Jains. The fast begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra in the sky after sunrise. It is concluded with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls after every 27 days. The 3rd Rohini Vrat of the year will be observed on 14 March.
20 Mar 2019 Wednesday Chaumasi Chaudas It marks the beginning of the four month period during which people reflect to the teachings of Lord Mahavira.
21 Mar 2019 Thursday Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains of both the sects- Digambaras and Svetambaras observe with zeal and devotion. It falls after every four months. The first Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 ends on 21 March.
28 Mar 2019 Thursday Varshitaap Arambha It is a yearly ritual of Jains which is celebrated annually after a period of about 13 months and 13 days. It starts on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha of the Chaitra month and ends on the Akshaya Tritiya of the next year.
10 April 2019 Wednesday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is one of the most common fasts that is observed by the people of the Jain community. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls once in every 27 days.
12 April 2019 Friday Navpad Oli Begins Navpad Oli is celebrated twice a year. It is a nine day long festival. The first Navpad Oli begins on 12 April 2019 during this year.
17 April 2019 Wednesday Sri Mahavir Jayanti This is one of the major festivals of Jains, which celebrates the birth of the 24th Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira.
19 April 2019 Friday Navpad Oli Ends Navpad Oli is celebrated twice a year. It is a nine day long festival. The first Navpad Oli ends on 19 April 2019 during this year.
07 May 2019 Tuesday Varshitap Parana The Parana of the Varshitap is done on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.
07 May 2019 Tuesday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is one of the most common fasts that is observed by the people of the Jain community. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls once in every 27 day.
14 May 2019 Tuesday Mahavir Swami Kevalgyan Mahavir Swami Kevalgyan celebrates the anniversary of the day when Lord Mahavira gained the ultimate knowledge of Kevalgyan. It is considered to be a very pious day in Jainism.
03 June 2019 Monday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred fast that is observed by the people of Jain community. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls once in every 27 days. The fasting should be concluded with Udyapana.
01 July 2019 Monday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a fast observed by Jains. The ritual begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra.
09 July 2019 Tuesday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains of both the sects- Digambaras and Svetambaras observe with zeal and devotion. It falls after every four months. The second Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 begins on 09 July.
15 July 2019 Monday Chaumasi Chaudas It marks the beginning of the four month period, beginning from Ashadi Purnima and ending on the Karthika Purnima.
17 July 2019 Wednesday Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains of both the sects- Digambaras and Svetambaras observe with zeal and devotion. It falls after every four months.The second Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 ends on 17 July.
28 July 2019 Sunday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred fast observed by Jains. The fast stretches from the rise of Rohini Nakshatra to the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls after every 27 days. The fasting should be concluded with Udyapana.
25 August 2019 Sunday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is one of the most common fasts that is observed by the people of the Jain community. It begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise. The Parana is done with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra.
27 August 2019 Tuesday Paryushan Parva Rambha It is the festival during which people devotedly try to purify their souls and reflect back on their deeds. They remind themselves that their ultimate motive is to achieve salvation.
03 September 2019 Tuesday Samvatsari Parva It is the last day of the Paryushan, during which Jains try to cleanse themselves of all the sins and ask for forgiveness from all the creatures of the world.
21 September 2019 Saturday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred fast observed by Jains. The fast begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra in the sky after sunrise. It is concluded with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls after every 27 days.
05 October 2019 Saturday Navpad Oli Begins The 9 day long Navpad Oli is celebrated twice a year. The second Navpad Oli begins on 05 October 2019 during this year.
13 October 2019 Sunday Navpad Oli Ends The last or second Navpad Oli of this year ends on October 13.
18 October 2019 Friday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a fast observed by Jains. The ritual begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and the Parana is done with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. The 11th Rohini Vrat of 2019 will fall on 18th October.
27 October 2019 Sunday Mahavir Nirvana It commemorates the day on which Lord Mahavira attained enlightenment or Nirvana. The day falls on the same day as Diwali.
29 October 2019 Tuesday Jain New Year This day marks the beginning of the New Year as per the Jain religion.
1 November 2019 Friday Gyan Panchami It is the festival in which knowledge and holy books are revered. It is also known by the Labh pancham or Jnana Panchami.
3 November 2019 Sunday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains observe with zeal and devotion. It falls after every four months. The third and last Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 begins on 03 November.
11 November 2019 Monday Chaumasi Chaudas It marks the beginning of the four month period, beginning from Ashadi Purnima and ending on the Karthika Purnima.
12 November 2019 Tuesday Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends Ashtahnika Vidhan is a eight-day long festival, which Jains of both the sects- Digambaras and Svetambaras observe with full devotion. The third and last Ashtahnika Vidhan of 2019 ends on 12 November.
12 November 2019 Tuesday Rath Yatra It is an annual Jain festival particularly related to the Tirthankaras.
14 November 2019 Thursday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred fast observed by Jains. The fast begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra in the sky after sunrise. It is concluded with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. It falls after every 27 days. The 12th Rohini Vrat of this year will fall on 14th November.
12 December 2019 Thursday Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a fast observed by Jains. The ritual begins with the rise of Rohini Nakshatra after sunrise and concludes with the rise of Margashirsha Nakshatra. The last Rohini Vrat of 2019 falls on 12 December.
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