Sangrand 2023

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 2023, the new year will start on Tuesday, 14th March 2023. Many readers will say that Vaisakh is the first month of the year and the 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 2023 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 January 2023


Sangrand is the first day of a month according to the traditional solar calendars. The Sangrand in January 2023 is the Magh month Sangrand (Magh di Sangrand) and the date of Sangrand is given in the next section.
Desi month Magh (ਮਾਘ) will start on this date. Magh is the eleventh month of an year according to the desi calendar and the Nanakshahi calendar. The Sangrand of January month is on 14th January 2023 and the weekday is Saturday.
The festival of Maaghi (ਮਾਘੀ) is observed on the sangrand of Maagh month and hence the Maaghi is on 14th Jan 2023. The Sankranti or Sangrand of Maagh month is also known as Makar Sankranti.
The months of Poh and Maagh are the coldest months in Punjab and other parts of North India. The winter season is at its peak during these two months. By the end of this month i.e. mid February, the winter season starts fading away and the people get some respite from the biting cold.
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.

For a list of Gurpurab dates in January 2023, check the following page:
Gurpurab in January 2023
Special Days in January 2023
DateSpecial DayWeekday
1 JanuaryDashmiSunday
6 JanuaryPuranmashiFriday
14 JanuarySangrandSaturday
21 JanuaryMasyaSaturday
26 JanuaryPanchmiThursday
31 JanuaryDashmiTuesday

Sangrand 2023 List

In this section, the dates of Sangrand in 2023 are given. The weekday and the desi month is also mentioned alongwith the Sangrand date. ;
Sangrand 2023 Dates
Sr. No. Month Sangrand 2023 Day of Week Desi Month
1.January14 Jan 2023SaturdayMagh
2.February13 Feb 2023MondayPhagan
3.March14 Mar 2023TuesdayChet
4.April14 Apr 2023FridayVaisakh
5.May15 May 2023MondayJeth
6.June15 Jun 2023ThursdayHarh
7.July16 Jul 2023SundaySawan
8.August17 Aug 2023ThursdayBhadon
9.September17 Sep 2023SundayAssu
10.October17 Oct 2023TuesdayKattak
11.November16 Nov 2023ThursdayMaghar
12.December16 Dec 2023SaturdayPoh

Puranmashi January 2023

The night of Full Moon is called as Puranmashi (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. 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 January 2023 is Friday, 6th January and this is the Poh sudi puranmashi or Paush Purnima.


The list of Puranmashi dates in the year 2023 is given in the following table.
Sr. No.Puranmashi DateDay of Week
1. 6 Jan 2023Friday
2. 5 Feb 2023Sunday
3. 7 Mar 2023Tuesday
4. 6 Apr 2023Thursday
5. 5 May 2023Friday
6. 4 Jun 2023Sunday
7. 3 Jul 2023Monday
8. 1 Aug 2023Tuesday
9.31 Aug 2023Thursday
10.29 Sep 2023Friday
11.28 Oct 2023Saturday
12.27 Nov 2023Monday
13.26 Dec 2023Tuesday


Masya January 2023

Masya or Amavasya is the new moon day. Moon is not visible on the night of masya. The date of Masya in January 2023 is 21 January 2023 (Saturday). This is Maagh Vadi Masya or Magha Amavasya.
According to Amanta Calendar (Hindu calendar from Amavasya to Amavasya), the new month starts from Amavasya. So according to this, the Maagh month will start from 21st January 2023.
The list of Masya dates in the year 2023 is given in the following table.
Sr. No.Masya DateDay of Week
1.21 Jan 2023Saturday
2.20 Feb 2023Monday
3.21 Mar 2023Tuesday
4.20 Apr 2023Thursday
5.19 May 2023Friday
6.18 Jun 2023Sunday
7.17 Jul 2023Monday
8.16 Aug 2023Wednesday
9.14-15 Sep 2023Thursday, Friday
10.14 Oct 2023Saturday
11.13 Nov 2023Monday
12.12 Dec 2023Tuesday


Panchmi January 2023

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 2023 is on Thursday, 26th January 2023. This is the Magh month panchami and is celebrated as the festival of Basant Panchmi. This year, this day conincides with the Republic Day of India. Check how much you know about the Republic Day of India using this Republic Day Quiz.
Sr. No.Panchami DateDay of Week
1.7 JanuaryFriday
2.5 FebruarySaturday
3.7 MarchMonday
4.6 AprilWednesday
5.6 MayFriday
6.4 JuneSaturday
7.4 JulyMonday
8.2 AugustTuesday
9.1 SeptemberThursday
10.30 SeptemberFriday
11.29 OctoberSaturday
12.28 NovemberMonday
13.27 DecemberTuesday


Dashmi in January 2023

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 January 2023 will come twice - first on Sunday, 1st January 2023 which is Poh sudi Dasmi and then again on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 which is Magh sudi dasmi. For more details about dasmi, check the following page: Dashmi 2023.
Sr. No.Dashmi DateDay of Week
1. 1 Jan 2023Sunday
2.31 Jan 2023Tuesday
3. 1 Mar 2023Wednesday
4.31 Mar 2023Friday
5.30 Apr 2023Sunday
6.30 May 2023Tuesday
7.28 Jun 2023Wednesday
8.28 Jul 2023Friday
9.26 Jul 2023Saturday
10.25 Sep 2023Monday
11.24 Oct 2023Tuesday
12.22 Nov 2023Wednesday
13.22 Dec 2023Friday