Jyeshtha Month 2024: When is Jyeshtha Month Starting, Know Dates of Festivals Falling in This Month

The Hindu calendar works differently from the Georgian calendar. There while according to the Georgian calendar we are in the fifth month of the year, according to the Hindu calendar we are currently in the second month known as Vaishakh and will be entering the third month of Jyeshtha in a few days. Let us look at the important festivals falling in this month.
Jyeshtha Month 2024, know when it is starting and the festivals

Jyeshtha Month 2024, know when it is starting and the festivals

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Jyeshtha is the third month of the Hindi calendar which falls in the fifth month of the Georgian calendar. The Jyestha month is going to start in a few days from now.
The month of Jyeshtha begins after the completion of Vaishakh Purnima. Jyeshtha month is also called Jeth in common parlance. Since the month of Jyeshtha, falls in the middle of the peak summer season therefore, the temperature increases day by day, making life difficult for the people because of the heat and there is a danger of people getting afflicted by the heat stroke.
Jyeshtha month starts from Pratipada Tithi of Krishna Paksha and ends on Jyeshtha Shukla Purnima Tithi. Several important fasts and festivals are going to fall from Pratipada of Jyeshtha to Purnima.
When does Jyeshtha month 2024 start?
According to the Vedic calendar, Pratipada Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month is going to start on 23rd May at 07:22 PM. This date will end on May 24 at 07:24 PM. According to Udayatithi, Jyeshtha month will start from 24th May. Jyeshtha month will end on 21st June on the day of Jyeshtha Purnima.
Major fasts and festivals of Jyeshtha month 2024
May 24, Friday: Jyeshtha month starts, Jyeshtha Krishna Pratipada date
26 May, Sunday: Ekdant Sankashti Chaturthi
June 2, Sunday: Apara Ekadashi
June 3, Monday: Vaishnav Apara Ekadashi
June 4, Tuesday: Bhaum Pradosh Vrat, Monthly Shivratri
June 6, Thursday: Jyeshtha Amavasya, Vat Savitri Vrat, Shani Jayanti, Shani Janmotsav
June 10, Monday: Vinayak Chaturthi
14 June, Friday: Dhumavati Jayanti
June 15, Saturday: Mithun Sankranti, Mahesh Navami
16 June, Sunday: Ganga Dussehra
June 17, Monday: Gayatri Jayanti
June 18, Tuesday: Nirjala Ekadashi
June 19, Wednesday: Budh Pradosh Vrat
June 21, Friday: Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat, Vat Purnima Vrat
June 22, Saturday: Jyeshtha Purnima
Vat Savitri Vrat 2024
The most important fast falling in the Jyeshtha month is Vat Savitri, which is going to be celebrated on Thursday, June 6 this year. Vat Savitri Vrat is observed by married women for the long and healthy life of their husbands and also for their own happy married life. On this day there is a tradition to worship Goddess Savitri and the Banyan tree.
Shani Jayanti 2024
The second big festival of Jyeshtha month is Shani Jayanti. Shani Dev was born on the day of Vaishakh Amavasya, hence Shani Jayanti is celebrated on this date. This day devotees naturally worship Shani Dev. Shani Dev is the child of Sun God and Shadow. This year Shani Jayanti is also falling on 6th June.
Gayatri Jayanti 2024
The birth anniversary of Gayatri, the mother of Vedas, is falling on Monday, June 17 this year. On this day, people worship Gayatri Mata and chant her mantra in her praise. Gayatri Mantra is also chanted to increase one’s memory power.
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