Jain Calendar 2024

The special AstroSage article on Jain Calendar 2024 provides vital information related to major fasting & festival dates of Jainism in the year 2024. Jainism is one of the ancient religions of the world and Rishab Dev is considered the founder of the religion. The article contains details of Jain Calendar 2024, but before it let us check the dates of major festivals and fasts in Jainism upcoming in the year 2024. 

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Jain Calendar 2024: Dates of Holidays and Events

Jain Calendar 2024: January



7 January, Sunday 

Parshwanath Jayanti

14 January, Sunday 

Yatindra Sureshwar Day / Triastuti

17 January, Wednesday

Shri Rajendra Sureshwar Day 

21 January, Sunday 

Rohini Fast

Jain Calendar 2024: February 



7 February, Wednesday 

Sheetalnath Janm Tap 

8 February, Thursday 

Meru Trayodashi/Adinath Nirvan Kalnayak

9 February, Friday 

ऋRishabhdev Moksha

14 February, Wednesday 

Daslakshan (3/3) Start

16 February, Friday 

मर्यादा महोत्सव Maryada Mahotsav 

18 February, Sunday 

रोहिणी व्रत Rohini Fast 

23 February, Friday 

Shri Jitendra Rath Yatra, Daslakshan (3/3) Finish 

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Jain Calendar 2024: March



17 March, Sunday 

Ashtanika (3/3) Start

25 March, Monday 

Ashtanika (3/3) Finish

Jain Calendar 2024: April 



02 April, Tuesday 

Yearly Tap Starts

13 April, Saturday 

Daslakshan (1/3) Start

15 April, Monday 

Ayambil Oli Start

21 April, Sunday 

Mahavir Jayanti 

22 April, Monday 

Daslakshan (1/3) 

23 April, Tuesday 

Ayambil Oli Ends 

Jain Calendar 2024: May 



18 May, Saturday 

Shri Mahavir Swami Kaivalya Gyan Day 

24 May, Friday 

Jayestha Jinvar Vrat Begins 

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Jain Calendar: June



3 June, Monday 

Shri Anantnath Janam Tap 

6 June, Thursday 

Rohini Fast 

22 June, Saturday 

Jyestha Jinvar Vrat 

Jain Calendar 2024: July



14 July, Sunday

Ashtanika (1/3) Start

20 July, Sunday 

Chaumasi Chaudas 

20 July, Sunday 

Ashtanika (1/3) End

Jain Calendar 2024: August 



11 August, Sunday 

Parshwanath Moksha 

Jain Calendar 2024: September 



3 September, Tuesday 


4 September, Wednesday 

Kalpasutra Paath 

5 September, Thursday 

तैलधर तपः Taildhar Taap 

8 September, Sunday 

Shrmawani Parwa / Daslakshan (2/3) Start

17 September, Tuesday 

Daslakshan End 

Jain Calendar 2024: October 



9 October, Wednesday 

आयंबील ओली प्रारंभ Ayambil Oli Starts 

17 October, Thursday 

आयंबील ओली समाप्त Ayambil Oli Ends 

30 October, Wednesday 

Shri Padma Prabhu Birth Tap 

Jain Calendar 2024: November 



1 November, Friday 

Mahavir Nirvan/Lakshmi Puja

2 November, Saturday 

Gujarati New Year 

6 November, Wednesday 

Gyan Panchami/Saubhagya Panchami 

8 November, Friday 

Ashtanika (2/3) Start/Kartik Ashtanika

Vidhan Purna/Kartik Rath Yatra 

14 November, Thursday 

स Kartik Chaumasi Chaudas 

15 November, Friday 

Ashtanika (2/3) Ends/Ashtanika 

Vidhan Purna/Kartik Rath Yatra 

17 November, Sunday 

रोRohini Fast 

25 November, Monday 

Mahavir Swami Diksha 

Jain Calendar 2024: December



11 December, Wednesday 

Mauni Ekadashi 

14 December, Saturday 

Rohini Fast 

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History of Jain Calendar 

The Jain word is derived from ‘Jin’ and it refers to ‘one who wins’. Jain religion is one of the ancient and popular religions across the world and it was introduced in the 6th Century B.C. It was founded by Rishab Dev and is also considered the first Tirthankar. Religion follows the principles of truth, non-violence, and peace. The two major communities of the Jain religion are Digambar covered by the sky and Svetambar who wear white clothes. 

The Jain Calendar 2024 is related to the Jain religion and Hindu festivals are also celebrated in the religion. People will get the correct information related to Jain festivals and other events from the Jain Calendar 2024. It is a lunisolar calendar and the movement & position of the Sun & Moon are taken into account for components related to Jain Calendar 2024. The Jain calendar consists of months - Kartak, Magsar, Posh, Maha, Phagan, Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jeth, Ashadh, Shravan, Bhadarvo, and Aso. The average number of days in a month in the Jain calendar is 30. 

Jain Calendar 2024: Importance of Major Fast and Festivals

Rohini Vrat: People of the Jain community keep fast on Rohini Vrat day. It falls on every month and it is observed when Rohini Nakshatra prevails after sunrise. Women mainly observe the fast for their husband’s long life. 

Meru Trayodashi: The festival of Meru Trayodashi is one of the prime festivals in Jainism and is celebrated every year on the Trayodashi date of Krishna Paksha of Meru Trayodashi Paush month. The Jain festival is celebrated in memory of Pingal Kumar. 

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Phalgun Ashtanika Start: The festivities come three times a year. The belief is that, during this time the deities come from heaven and perform the religious tasks continuously for eight days in Nandishwar Island. People celebrate the festival cheerfully and keep all their faith. 

Samvatsari Event: The event is celebrated on the Shukla Panchami of Bhadra month. During this festival, people indulge in different activities like penance, and sacrifice, & are fully devoted to faith for seven days, and celebrate the eighth day as a grand festival. The Digambar community refers to the occasion as ‘Daslakshan’ and the Shvetambara community people call it the ‘Paryushan’ festival. On the day, Jain people keep fast and also follow specific rules strictly. 

Mahavir Jayanti: For the Jain community, Mahavir Jayanti is one of the inauspicious events. The festival in the Jain religion is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the 14th and last Tirthankar of Jain culture. Vardhaman Mahavir was born in 599 BC and as per Hindu Panchang, it is celebrated on the 13th day of Chaitra Month. It is celebrated with great faith in Trayodashi Tithi of Chaitra Shukla. 

Lakshmi Puja: There is special importance to Lakshmi Puja in the Jain religion. The festival is celebrated on the Tithi when Lord Mahavir attained salvation. On the day people start new work or activities. It is believed that starting any work on an inauspicious day will provide proven results. 

Oli Aarambh: There is special importance of penance in the Jain religion and thus Oli Aaarambh is considered crucial for the community. It occurs twice a year and is celebrated for nine days. The first Navapad is celebrated in the Chaitra month, between March and April, and the second in the Ashwini month, between September and October. These nine days are fixed for penance and fasting. 

Kartik Rath Yatra: It is a very crucial festival in the Jain religion and is celebrated in the Kartik month. On this day, Jain people take out the Rath Yatra with devotion. 

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