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Telugu Calendar 2019

Last Updated: 10/31/2018 2:04:00 PM

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India celebrates a variety of festivals owing to the population of different castes and religion in the country. Picking out one's important events and festivals out of the lot that are celebrated in the country is not an easy task. Because we know that Telugu people have their own list of festivities, we have prepared the Telugu Calendar 2019 with an aim to help you organising your plans better.

The Telugu Calendar 2019 enlists all the festivals, fasts, and other occasions that are an important part of the Telugu natives. Also, it encompasses the national festivals that are celebrated across the nation. Thus, you can get the dates and days of all the festivities that you celebrate without wasting your time. With this calendar, you will be able to manage your time better and make preparations for your important events beforehand.

Telugu Calendar 2019 is given below in tabulated form:

Date Day Occasion
14 January 2019 Monday Bhogi
15 January 2019 Tuesday Makar Sankranti
16 January 2019 Wednesday Kanuma
17 January 2019 Thursday Mukkanuma
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
12 February 2019 Tuesday Ratha Saptami
16 February 2019 Saturday Jaya Ekadashi
16 February 2019 Saturday Bhishma Dwadashi
02 March 2019 Saturday Vijaya Ekadashi
04 March 2019 Monday Maha Shivaratri
17 March 2019 Sunday Amalaki Ekadashi
31 March 2019 Sunday Papmochani Ekadashi
05 April 2019 Friday Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday
06 April 2019 Saturday Ugadi / Telugu New Year
14 April 2019 Sunday Sri Rama Navami
15 April 2019 Monday Kamada Ekadashi
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
19 April 2019 Friday Hanuman Jayanti
30 April 2019 Tuesday Varuthini Ekadashi
07 May 2019 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya
15 May 2019 Wednesday Mohini Ekadashi
20 May 2019 Thursday Apara Ekadashi
03 June 2019 Monday Vat Savitri Puja
13 June 2019 Thursday Nirjala Ekadashi
29 June 2019 Saturday Yogini Ekadashi
04 July 2019 Thursday Puri Rath Yatra
16 July 2019 Tuesday Guru Purnima
28 July 2019 Sunday Kamika Ekadashi
05 August 2019 Monday Nag Panchami
09 August 2019 Friday Varalakshmi Vratam
11 August 2019 Sunday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
15 August 2019 Thursday Raksha Bandhan
24 August 2019 Saturday Krishna Janmashtami
02 September 2019 Monday Ganesha Chaturthi
09 September 2019 Monday Parivartini Ekadashi
13 September 2019 Friday Pitru Paksha
17 September 2019 Tuesday Vishwakarma Puja
25 September 2019 Wednesday Indira Ekadashi
29 September 2019 Sunday Navaratri Begins
07 October 2019 Monday Maha Navami (Navratri Ends)
08 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra / Vijaya Dashami
09 October 2019 Wednesday Papankusha Ekadashi
17 October 2019 Thursday Karwa Chauth
24 October 2019 Thursday Rama Ekadashi
25 October 2019 Friday Dhanteras
27 October 2019 Sunday Deepothsavam / Deepavali
28 October 2019 Monday Govardhan Puja
29 October 2019 Tuesday Bhai Dooj
31 October 2019 Thursday Nagula Chavithi
22 November 2019 Friday Utpanna Ekadashi
08 December 2019 Sunday Mokshada Ekadashi
22 December 2019 Sunday Margashirsha Purnima

Get full detail: Calendar 2019

Months of the Telugu Calendar

The Tamil Calendar has 12 months. These months are known as “masamu”. Each Telugu month consists of 30 days each. To keep the Lunar Calendar in sync with the Solar Calendar, an extra month (thirteenth month) is added when required. The 12 months of the Telugu Calendar are listed as follows:

  • Chaitramu
  • Vaishaakhamu
  • Jyeshthamu
  • Aashaadhamu
  • Sravanamu
  • Bhadrapadamu
  • Aasvaijamu
  • Kartikamu
  • Margasiramu
  • Pushyamu
  • Maaghamu
  • Phalgunamu

Note: In case of an extra month, the extra month is denoted by the prefix “adhik” meaning extra while the original month is known as “Nija”.

Sankranti in the Telugu Calendar

There is a Sankranti in each Telugu month. Sankranti refers to the transit of Sun from one Zodiac Sign to another. The 12 Sankranti are listed belows:

  1. Mesh Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Pisces to Aries sign. It is the first day of the Solar Calendar. Mesha Sankranti falls in the month of April.

  1. Vrishabha Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Aries to Taurus sign. Vrishabha Sankranti falls in the month of May.

  1. Mithun Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Taurus to Gemini sign. It falls in the month of June.

  1. Kark Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Gemini to Cancer sign. It falls in the month of July.

  1. Simha Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Cancer to Leo sign. It falls in the month of August.

  1. Kanya Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Leo to Virgo sign. Kanya Sankranti falls in the month of September.

  1. Tula Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Virgo to Libra sign. It falls in the month of October.

  1. Vrischika Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Libra to Scorpio sign. It falls in the month of November.

  1. Dhanu Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Scorpio to Sagittarius sign. It falls in the month of December.

  1. Makar Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn sign. It falls in the month of January.

  1. Kumbha Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Capricorn to Aquarius sign. It falls in the month of February.

  1. Meena Sankranti

It remarks the transit of Sun from Aquarius to Pisces sign. It falls in the month of March.

Days of the Telugu Calendar

There are a total number of 7 days in the Telugu Calendar. They are given as follows:

  1. Adivaramu (Sunday)
  2. Somavaramu (Monday)
  3. Mangalavaramu (Tuesday)
  4. Budhavaramu (Wednesday)
  5. Guruvaramu or Lakshmivaramu (Thursday)
  6. Sukravaramu (Friday)
  7. Sanivaramu (Saturday)

Paksha of the Telugu Calendar

There are two Paksha in each month. They are known as Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha.

  1. Krishna Paksha: It lasts for 15 days. It is the waning phase of the Moon. It is also known as darker fortnight. It ends with a no moon day. Tithi (dates) of the Krishna Paksha are prefixed with “Bahula”.
  2. Shukla Paksha: It lasts for 15 days. It is the waxing phase of the Moon. It is also known as brighter fortnight. It ends with a full moon day. Tithi (dates) of the Shukla Paksha are prefixed with “Suddha”.

Read: Moon Phases Calendar 2019

Dates in the Telugu Calendar

The dates are divided into two sets of fifteen each, where one set represents the dates of the Shukla Paksha and the other represents the dates of the Krishna Paksha. These 15 Tithis are given below as follows:

  1. Padyami (Pratipada)
  2. Vidiya (Dvitiya)
  3. Thadiya (Tritiya)
  4. Chavithi (Chathurthi)
  5. Panchami
  6. Shashti
  7. Saptami
  8. Ashtami
  9. Navami
  10. Dasami
  11. Ekadasi
  12. Dwadasi
  13. Thiyodasi
  14. Chaturdashi
  15. Poornima / Amavasya

Note: The fifteenth day is Amavasya if the Krishna Paksha is going on, while it is Poornima if Shukla Paksha is going on.

Major events of the Telugu Calendar

There are a number of festivals that are significant for Telugu natives. Other than those festivals, they also celebrate the national festivals and other festivals that are celebrated across the nation.

The festivals specific to the Telugu Calendar are Makar Sankranti, Ugadi or the Tamil New Year, Varalakshmi Vratam, Nagula Chavithi, Vinayaka Chavithi, etc.

Makar Sankranti is a four day long festival that is observed with joy and gaiety. The first day of this festival is known as Bhogi, the second day is the actual day of the transit of Sun in Capricorn, the third day is known as Kanuma and fourth day (last day) is called Mukkanuma. This festival marks the movement of Sun towards the North direction, thus leading to Uttarayana. The festival of Makar Sankranti also marks the beginning of the harvest festival. People immerse themselves in joyful activities and enjoy to the fullest on this occasion.

The Tamil New Year, also called as Ugadi, symbolises a new beginning. On this day, people wear new clothes, wish each other, organise fairs. It is the day on which Telugu people make sure to ward off all the negativity from their lives by cleaning their surroundings and proceeding forward with a positive approach.

Nagula Chavithi is the festival dedicated to the worship of Nag Devatas (Serpent Gods). It is also known as Naga Chavithi or Naga Chaturthi. It is observed on the fourth day after Diwali Amavasya during the Kartikamu month. In some parts of Andhra Pradesh, Naga Chavithi is celebrated during the month of Sravanamu. On this day, married women observe fasts and pray for the well-being of their children.

Varalakshmi Vratham is a fast dedicated to the consort of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Varalakshmi. The fast is observed by unmarried girls for finding a suitable groom for them and by married women for the longevity of their husbands. Vinayaka Chavithi is another major festival of the Telugus. It commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha and is also known as Ganesha Chaturthi.

Other festivals such as Diwali, Dussehra, Maha Shivratri, Sri Rama Navami are important events of the Telugu Calendar, which are celebrated by the people with immense pomp and fervour. All these festivals are the gems of the Telugu Calendar, which make the life of the Telugu people brighter.

We hope that the Telugu Calendar 2019 helps you to plan your year in an organised way. Wish you all the best for 2019!

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