Festivals in August 2023: Explore the Upcoming Hindu Celebrations in the Month


Renowned for its vibrant culture, ancient customs, and diverse celebrations, India is a land of colorful festivities. The month of August holds great significance as it is adorned with numerous Hindu festivals. From Rakhsha Bandhan to Onam, a myriad of joyous occasions grace the month of August. Here, we present a glimpse of some of the prominent Hindu festivals scheduled for August 2023:

04-AugSankashti ChaturthiFriday
07-AugShravan Somwar VratMonday
08-AugKala Ashtami, KalashtamiTuesday
14-AugShravan Somwar VratMonday
14-AugMasik ShivaratriMonday
19-AugHariyali TeejSaturday
20-AugOnam FestivalSunday
20-AugVinayaka ChaturthiSunday
21-AugShravan Somwar VratMonday
21-AugNag PanchamiMonday
23-AugTulsidas JayantiWednesday
28-AugShravan Somwar VratMonday
30-AugRaksha BandhanWednesday

Please note that the Onam Festival spans from 20th August to 31st August 2023. The table includes the dates, festival names, and the corresponding days of the week for each event in August 2023.

Raksha Bandhan 2023 Date And Timings:

This year, the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be observed on August 30. According to tradition, the Raksha Bandhan ceremony should not take place during Bhadra, as it is considered inauspicious, and it is advised not to perform any auspicious activities during this period.

August 30Purnima Tithi Begins10:58 AM
August 30Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time09:01 PM
August 30Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony TimeAfter 09:01 PM
August 30Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha05:30 PM - 06:31 PM
August 30Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha06:31 PM - 08:11 PM
August 31Purnima Tithi Begins07:05 AM

In this table, we have the date, event, and corresponding time for each mentioned activity related to Purnima and Raksha Bandhan on August 30, 2023, and August 31, 2023.

Onam 2023 Date And Timings:

Onam is a significant Hindu festival joyously celebrated by the people of Kerala. The festival's date is calculated based on the Solar Calendar and falls within the month of Chingam on the Malayalam Solar Calendar. The Chingam month is also referred to as Simha month in various solar calendars and Avani month in the Tamil calendar. Onam is observed on the day when the auspicious Nakshatra Thiruvonam dominates the Chingam month. In certain Hindu calendars, the Nakshatra Thiruvonam is known as Shravana.

DateOnam EventsDay
August 20Onam Begins (Atham)Sunday
August 29Thiruvonam (Onam ends)Tuesday

In this table, we have the dates, corresponding events of Onam, and the respective days of the week for the mentioned activities. Onam begins with Atham on August 20, and the festival concludes with Thiruvonam on August 29, 2023, which falls on Tuesday.

Thiruvonam Timings:

Aug 29, 2023Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins02:43 AM
Aug 29, 2023Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends11:50 PM