Sangrand Dates 2018

Sangrand (Sankranti in Hindi) - Sangrand (Sankranti) is the first day of a month according to Indian traditional calendar. Note that there are two types of traditional calendars - Solar (based upon Sun) and Lunar (based upon Moon) and Sangrand (Sankranti) is the beginning of new month according to Solar calendar. The day next to Masya or Puranmashi is considered as the first day of month according to Lunar calendar and most of the religious festivals in India are based upon Lunar calendar.
Chet is the first month of the year according to Bikrami Samvat calendar and hence the sangrand of Chet month is considered as the new year day. So according to desi calendar of 2018, the new year will start on Wednesday, 14th March 2018. Many readers will say that Vaisakh is the first month of the year and festival of Vaisakhi is the new year day. But actually this festival is related to the harvesting season of wheat crop. The list of Sangrand dates in 2018 is given on this page.
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The information on this page is divided into following sections:

Sangrand in January 2018

Sangrand in January 2018 is on 14 January (Sunday) and the month of Maagh (ਮਾਘ in Punjabi) will start on this date. Maagh is the eleventh month of the year according to Bikarmi Samvat (Vikram Samvat) year. The festival of Maaghi (ਮਾਘੀ) is observed on the sangrand of Maagh month and hence the Maaghi is on 14th Jan 2018. At many places, this day is celebrated as Makar Sankranti.
Poh, the tenth month of the year, will end on 13th January. Lohri is a famous festival of Punjab, which is celebrated on the last day in the month of Poh. The months of Poh and Maagh are the coldest months in Punjab and other parts of North India. By the end of Maagh month, the winter season starts fading away.



You may also like the following pages:
Nanakshahi Calendar 2017
Gurpurab 2017 Date
Special Days in January 2018
Date Weekday Special Day
2nd Tuesday Puranmashi
14th Sunday Sangrand
16th Tuesday Masya
22nd Monday Panchami
27th Saturday Dashami
31st Wednesday Puranmashi

Sangrand Dates 2018

Sr. No. Sangrand Date Day of Week Indian Month
1. 14 JanuarySunday1 Maagh
2. 12 FebruaryMonday1 Phagan
3. 14 MarchWednesday1 Chet
4. 14 AprilSaturday1 Vaisakh
5. 14 MayMonday1 Jeth
6. 15 JuneFriday1 Harh
7. 16 JulyMonday1 Sawan
8. 17 AugustFriday1 Bhadon
9. 17 SeptemberMonday1 Assu
10. 17 OctoberWednesday1 Kattak
11. 16 NovemberFriday1 Maghar
12. 16 DecemberSunday1 Poh

Puranmashi in 2018

The night of Full Moon is called as Puranmashi (also Pooranmashi or Punia) in Punjabi and the hindi word for this is Purnima. On this night, moon is visible as full circle and brighter than other days. There will be two puranmashi in January 2018 - one is on 2nd January (Tuesday) and second one is on 31st January (Wednesday).



The list of Puranmashi dates in the year 2018 is given in the following table. As this is associated with the rotation of moon around the earth and each cycle takes little more than 29 days, so the day of puranmashi comes after almost 29 days.
Sr. No.Puranmashi DateDay of Week
1.2 JanuaryTuesday
2.31 JanuaryWednesday
3.1 MarchThursday
4.31 MarchSaturday
5.30 AprilMonday
6.29 MayTuesday
7.28 JuneThursday
8.27 JulyFriday
9.26 AugustSunday
10.25 SeptemberTuesday
11.24 OctoberWednesday
12.23 NovemberFriday
13.22 DecemberSaturday


Masya in 2018

Masya or Amavasya is the new moon day. Moon is not visible on the night of masya. The Masya in the month of January 2018 is on 16th (Tuesday) & 17th (Wednesday) January.
Sr. No.Masya DateDay of Week
1. 16, 17 JanuaryTuesday, Wednesday
2. 15 FebruaryThursday
3. 17 MarchSaturday
4. 15, 16 AprilSunday, Monday
5. 15 MayTuesday
6. 13 JuneWednesday
7. 13 JulyFriday
8. 11 AugustSaturday
9. 9 SeptemberSunday
10. 9 OctoberTuesday
11. 7 NovemberWednesday
12. 7 DecemberFriday


Panchami in Year 2018

The 5th day from the masya date is called as Panchami. This day is considered significant in Hindu religion and is considered a special day for some rituals. The Panchmi in the month of January 2018 is on Monday, 22 January.
Sr. No.Panchami DateDay of Week
1.22 JanuaryMonday
2.20 FebruaryTuesday
3.22 MarchThursday
4.20 AprilFriday
5.19 MaySaturday
6.18 JuneMonday
7.17 JulyTuesday
8.15 AugustWednesday
9.14 SeptemberFriday
10.13 OctoberSaturday
11.12 NovemberMonday
12.12 DecemberWednesday


Dashami in Year 2018

The tenth day from Masya or Puranmashi is called as Dashami (also Dashmi). The Dashami which is generally observed in temples and gurudwaras is the tenth day from Masya. So the dashmi dates given below are according to Masya. In the month of January 2018, the date of Dashmi is 27 January.
Sr. No.Dashami DateDay of Week
1.27 JanuarySaturday
2.25 FebruarySunday
3.26 MarchMonday
4.25 AprilWednesday
5.24 MayThursday
6.22 JuneFriday
7.22 JulySunday
8.20 AugustMonday
9.19 SeptemberWednesday
10.19 OctoberFriday
11.18 NovemberSunday
12.18 DecemberTuesday