Sangrand 2021

Sangrand (Sankranti in Hindi) is the first day of a month according to desi calendar or Indian traditional calendar. Here it may be noted that there are two types of traditional calendars - Solar (based upon Sun) and Lunar (based upon Moon). Sangrand (Sankranti) is the beginning of a new month according to the Solar calendar. The day next to Masya or Puranmashi is considered as the first day of a month according to the Lunar calendar and most of the religious festivals in India like Diwali, Holi, Gurpurab etc. are based upon the 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 2021, the new year will start on Sunday, 14th March 2021. 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 2021 is given on this page.
On this page, we have also given list of other important days according to desi calendar and this information is divided into following sections:

Sangrand in October 2021

Sangrand is the first day of a month according to traditional solar calendars. The date of Sangrand in October 2021 is Sunday, 17 October 2021 and this is the Kattak month Sangrand.

Desi month Kattak (ਕੱਤਕ) will start on this date. Kattak is the eighth month of the year according to the desi calendar and the Nanakshahi calendar. Assu, the seventh month of the year, will end on 16th October.
The start of Kattak month marks the end of the rainy season. In the months of Assu and Kattak (mid September to mid November), the weather is at its best as its neither too hot nor too cold and there are hardly any rains during these two months. By the end of Kattak month, the days start getting little colder.


For a list of Gurpurab dates in October 2021, check the following page:
Gurpurab in October 2021
Important Days in October 2021
Date Special Day Weekday
6 OctoberMasyaWednesday
10 OctoberPanchmi Sunday
15 OctoberDashmi Friday
17 OctoberSangrandSunday
20 OctoberPuranmashiWednesday

Sangrand Dates 2021

In this section, the dates of Sangrand in 2021 are given. The weekday and the desi month is also mentioned alongwith the Sangrand date.
Sangrand 2021 Dates
Sr. No. Month Sangrand 2021 Day of Week Desi Month
1.January14 JAN 2021ThursdayMaagh
2.February12 FEB 2021FridayPhagan
3.March14 MAR 2021SundayChet
4.April13 APR 2021TuesdayVaisakh
5.May14 MAY 2021FridayJeth
6.June15 JUN 2021TuesdayHarh
7.July16 JUL 2021FridaySawan
8.August16 AUG 2021MondayBhadon
8.September16 SEP 2021ThursdayAssu
10.October17 OCT 2021SundayKattak
11.November16 NOV 2021TuesdayMaghar
12.December15 DEC 2021WednesdayPoh

Puranmashi October 2021

The night of Full Moon is called as Puranmashi (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. 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.
The date of Puranmashi in October 2021 is Wednesday, 20th October and this is the Assu sudi puranmashi or Ashwin Purnima.
The festival of Valmik Jayanti is also observed on the Puranmashi of Assu month. This day is a public holiday in Punjab and also most other states of India.


The list of Puranmashi dates in the year 2021 is given in the following table.
Sr. No.Puranmashi DateDay of Week
1.28 JanuaryThursdy
2.27 FebruarySaturday
3.28 MarchSunday
4.27 AprilTuesday
5.26 MayWednesday
6.24 JuneThursday
7.24 JulySaturday
8.22 AugustSunday
9.20 SeptemberMonday
10.20 OctoberWednesday
11.19 NovemberFriday
12.19 DecemberSunday


Masya October 2021

Masya or Amavasya is the new moon day. Moon is not visible on the night of masya. The date of Masya in October 2021 is 6 October 2021 (Wednesday). This is Assu Vadi Masya or Ashwin Amavasya.
According to Amanta Calendar (Hindu calendar from Amavasya to Amavasya), the new month starts from Amavasya. So according to this, the Ashwin month will start from 6th October. Shradhs will end on this date and the day next to Ashwin amavasya is the start of Navratri and hence 7th October 2021 is date of first Navratri 2021.
The list of Masya dates in the year 2021 is given in the following table.
Sr. No.Masya DateDay of Week
1.13 JanuaryWednesday
2.11 FebruaryThursday
3.13 MarchSaturday
4.11-12 AprilSunday-Monday
5.11 MayTuesday
6.10 JuneThursday
7.9-10 JulyFriday-Saturday
8.8 AugustSunday
9.7 SeptemberTuesday
10.6 OctoberWednesday
11.4 NovemberThursday
12.4 DecemberSaturday


Panchmi in 2021

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 September 2021 is on Saturday, 11 September 2021.
Sr. No.Panchami DateDay of Week
1.18 JanuaryMonday
2.16 FebruaryTuesday
3.18 MarchThursday
4.17 AprilSaturday
5.17 MayMonday
6.15 JuneTuesday
7.15 JulyThursday
8.13 AugustFriday
9.11 SeptemberSaturday
10.10 OctoberSunday
11.9 NovemberTuesday
12.8 DecemberWednesday


Dashmi in 2021

The tenth day from Masya or Puranmashi is called as Dashmi (also Dasmi). The Dashmi, which is generally observed in temples and gurudwaras, is the tenth day from Masya. So the dashmi dates given below are according to Masya. The date of Dasmi in September 2021 is Thursday, 16th September. For more details about dasmi, check the following page: Dashmi 2021.
Sr. No.Dashmi DateDay of Week
1.23 JanuarySaturday
2.22 FebruaryMonday
3.24 MarchWednesday
4.22 AprilThursday
5.22 MaySaturday
6.20 JuneSunday
719 JulyMonday
8.17 AugustTuesday
9.16 SeptemberThursday
10.15 OctoberFriday
11.13 NovemberSaturday
12.13 DecemberMonday