March Overview 2023: Hindu New Year Begins; Know About Fasts-Festivals & More!

March 2023: The third month of the year, March 2023, has arrived which is the New Year for Hindu religion, and it is also the beginning of the lovely and sunny spring season. We are slowly saying good-by to winter and welcoming the summer season. We are all looking forward to the upcoming month to see what it will bring and what new opportunities it will bring us. 

If you’re one of those people who can’t wait to find out what this month is all about, you’ve come to the perfect place. AstroSage has put together this informative collection exclusively for you! This blog will provide you with the vital information on fasts, festivals, and other significant events. You will learn intriguing facts about persons born in the month of March. If you were born this month, be sure to read on to find out what this blog has to say about your personality. In addition to this, you will also receive detailed information about the bank holidays in March along with the information about transits and eclipses. Finally, you will comprehend how this month will affect each zodiac sign, and if the outcomes will be positive or bad. So, let’s read everything about it!

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The Personality Traits Of People Born In March

Those born in March are among a limited set of creative, natural-born leaders who are compassionate and positive. People born in March have a very soft heart and are very generous. When you get to know these people, you will realize how big their hearts are. They are always willing to provide a helping hand to people in genuine need. They have lively personalities and enjoy living every moment to the fullest. They enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. Though people born in March are friendly and lively, they enjoy a peaceful environment. They will prefer peace and quiet to the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. They dislike being among people who are loud and desperate for attention. They would prefer to read a good book and sip hot coffee than go to a party or be with someone who screams at the top of their lungs. 

Furthermore, people born in March love being friends with those who love nature. They admire the natural beauty of mountains, rivers, and greenery. Believe it or not, people born in the month of March are excellent observers and analysts. They frequently think about previous situations and strive to learn from them in order to prevent making the same mistakes again. They also prefer to analyze each and every action before making a conclusion. They might overthink at times, but they need to be reminded that there is no purpose in attaching too much importance to something that is already done or completed. These people are philosophers by nature. They lead their lives rationally and will inspire you to do the same. As a result, they may be the ideal people to give advice to their loved ones. 

They are always upfront and honest in their opinions, thoughts, and perspectives. Instead of sugar coating their words, they will always express the truth. They always maintain a positive vibe and look enthusiastic. They rarely cry about their unpleasant experiences since they believe in the philosophy of life. Additionally, people born in March are excellent and loyal lovers. They work hard to make their mates feel loved and special at all times. They will always have their partners’ backs and will be their mental and emotional support no matter what.

Lucky Number : 3, 7

Lucky Color: Seas Green, Aqua

Lucky Day: Thursday, Tuesday, Sunday

Lucky Gemstone: Yellow Sapphire, Red Coral

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March 2023: Bank Holidays

There will be a total of nine bank holidays if we include all of the states in India. The bank holidays observed this month will be determined by the cultures, beliefs, and laws of the various states. So, have a peek at the bank holidays listed below:

DateDayBank HolidaysState/Union Territory
5th March, 2023SundayPanchayati Raj DiwasOrissa
7th March, 2023TuesdayHoli DahanArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Delhi , Goa, Gujrat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram , Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Lakshadweep
8th March, 2023WednesdayHoliNational Holiday
8th March, 2023WednesdayDolyatraWest Bengal
8th March, 2023WednesdayChaitra NavratriMaharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
22nd March, 2023WednesdayBihar DiwasBihar
22nd March, 2023WednesdayGudi PadwaMaharashtra And Madhya Pradesh
23rd March, 2023ThursdayShaheedi Diwas Of Shaheed Bhagat SinghHaryana And Punjab
24th March, 2023FridaySarhulJharkhand
30th March, 2023ThursdayRam NavamiApart from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal, all other states and provinces have national holidays.

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March 2023: Fasts & Festivals

3rd March, 2023 (Friday)- Amalaki Ekadashi: Ekadashi is a very auspicious day that is very significant in Hinduism. During the month, there are two Ekadashis. Amalaki Ekadashi is the eleventh day of Shukla Paksha in the Phalgun month of the Hindu calendar before Holi. On this day, the Gooseberry (Amla) tree is worshiped. It is believed that when Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma wanted to create the universe, they also created the Gooseberry tree. As a result, the scriptures place a high value on Amalaki Ekadashi.

4th March, 2023 (Saturday)- Pradosh Vrat (S): The Pradosh Vrat is also known as the Trayodashi fast. The purpose of this fast is to obtain the blessings of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. According to Hindu Panchang, this fast is primarily followed on the Trayodashi of Shukla and Krishna Paksha every month. The fast of Pradosh will be held in March on 4th March, 2023 on Saturday. If a devotee observes this fast, it is believed that they would be blessed with long life.

7th March, 2023 (Tuesday)- Holika Dahan: Holi is a two-day celebration. The first day, known as Holika Dahan, commemorates the triumph of Vishnu Bhakta Prahalada against Holika, the sister of demon ruler Hiranyakashyap. On this day, at or after dusk, the Holika pyre is lit. The following day, also known as Dulhendi, is celebrated with zeal, and people enjoy the special delicacies.  

7th March, 2023 (Tuesday)- Phalguni Purnima Vrat: According to the Hindu calendar, the Purnima in the month of Phalguna is known as Phalguna Purnima. In Hindu religion, this day has heavenly, social, and cultural significance. Fasting is observed on this day from sunrise till moonlight. According to religious belief, people who fast on Phalguna Purnima receive special blessings from Lord Vishnu and their sorrows are relieved. On this day, the Holi festival is also observed.

11th March, 2023 (Saturday)- Sankashti Chaturthi: Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day of the waning moon half (Krishna Paksha) of the month, according to the Hindu calendar. It is an auspicious holiday dedicated to Ganesha, the Supreme Lord. The Sanskrit word ‘Sankashti’ implies liberation or release from tough and harsh times, while ‘Chaturthi’ indicates the fourth state. Worshiping and fasting on this day so aids in the attainment of peace, prosperity, knowledge, and the fourth state.

15th March, 2023 (Wednesday)- Meena Sankranti: Meena Sankranti is a very important Hindu holiday because it is the last Sankranti of the year. According to the Panchang, the Sun enters Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, in the last month of the year, and devotees commemorate this special day as Meen Sankranti. On this day, devotees bathe in sacred rivers such as the Ganga and the Yamuna, worship the Sun God, offer Arghya, and conduct different charitable actions.

18th March, 2023 (Saturday)- Papmochani Ekadashi: Paapmochani Ekadashi is the day when all sins and bad deeds of a person are eradicated. On this day, it is a must to duly worship the Lord Vishnu. Including this, one should avoid cheating others or gossiping about someone. After observing this Ekadashi Vrat, one is free of many grievous sins such as aggression, Brahmahatya, gold stealing, drinking, fetus abortion, and many others.

20th March, 2023 (Monday)Masik Shivratri: Masik Shivratri, a strong and auspicious fast is dedicated to Shiva who is the supreme lord. On this day, fast is observed by both men and women in order to enhance living conditions and the future. It is believed that chanting the Shiva Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya throughout the day and night will keep you away from all worldly desires. Some of the benefits of fasting during Masik Shivratri are faster healing, excellent health, and outbound cheerfulness. It is stated that by fasting, one can achieve salvation, liberty, and freedom from all of life’s stresses and sorrows.

21st March, 2023 (Tuesday)- Chaitra Amavasya: Amavasya in the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is known as Chaitra Amavasya in the Hindu calendar. It is very significant in Hinduism. Bathing, charity, donation, and other religious activities are practiced on this day. Pitru Tarpan, like every other Amavasya, is also performed on this day.

22nd March, 2023 (Wednesday)- Chaitra Navratri: In India, Navratri 2023 is celebrated with great zeal, and the first day of Chaitra Navratri 2023 is also marked the start of the Hindu New Year. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is worshiped as Nav Durga in her nine heavenly incarnations. People all throughout the world pray on these days because they are regarded as the most auspicious and powerful days for worship. People touch the feet of little girls and treat them as if they are Goddesses. Navratri 2023 is a very sacred Hindu holiday.

22nd March, 2023 (Wednesday)- Ugadi: Ugadi, also known as Andhra Pradesh’s New Year’s Day, is observed on the first day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar in the month of Chaitra. It occurs in the months of March or April according to the Gregorian calendar. This Indian celebration celebrates the arrival of pleasure, happiness, optimism, and light.

22nd March, 2023 (Wednesday)-  Ghatasthapana Puja: On the first day of Navratri, Kalash Sthapana or Ghatasthapana is performed. On the first day, Ghatsthapana is done to summon Goddess Shakti. If performed at the inappropriate moment, the Goddess could become enraged.

22nd March, 2023 (Wednesday)- Gudi Padwa: Gudi Padwa is a Marathi event that commemorates the start of the Hindu New Year (known as “Samvatsara” in Sanskrit). Nav Samvatsar begins on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Chaitra month, according to the Panchang.

23rd March, 2023 (Thursday)- Cheti Chand: Cheti Chand is one of the most important Sindhi festivals, commemorating the birth of Sindhi Philanthropist Saint Jhulelal. This celebration is known as the Sindhi New Year, and it occurs on the second day of the brighter lunar fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of Chaitra month. On this eve, people pray to the great Lord Varun for wealth and success (Deity of Water). Jhulelal is believed to be a manifestation of the Deity of Water. Cheti Chand is significant not only for religious reasons, but also for preserving Sindhu community values and beliefs.

30th March, 2023 (Thursday)- Ram Navami: Ram Navami commemorates the birth of Lord Ram, the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Ramnavami is observed every year on Chaitra Shukla Navami (the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month, Chaitra). Sriramanavami is performed in numerous temples for nine days beginning on the first day of Chaitra Navratri. On this day, individuals also observe a fast.

31st March, 2023 (Friday)- Chaitra Navratri Parana: Chaitra Navratri Parana is practiced on the Dashami Tithi of Chaitra Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight of the Hindu month, Chaitra). It marks the final day of the nine-day Chaitra Navratri festival. 

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Eclipse & Transits In March 2023

Talking about the eclipse and transits happening in March 2023, there will be no eclipse in the month of March 2023, however there will be a total of five transits of the planet, two planets will rise and one planet will combust. Let’s take a look at the details below:

6th March, 2023- Saturn Rise In Aquarius- The planet of Justice, authority and moral obligations, Saturn will rise in its own sign, Aquarius at 23:36 on 6th March, 2023.

12th March, 2023- Venus Transit In Aries Venus planet which is also known as the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure is going to transit in Aries on 12th March, 2023 at 8:13.

13th March, 2023- Mars Transit In Gemini: Mars is the planet of action, energy and desire. On 13th March, 2023 Mars will transit in the sign of Gemini at 5:47.

15th March, 2023- Sun Transit In Pisces: Sun, the major planet in astrology, will transit in Pisces on 15th March, 2023 at 6:13.

16th March, 2023- Mercury Transit In Pisces: After Sun Transit, Mercury the planet of speech,  intellect and memory will transit in the same sign on 16th March, 2023 at 10:33.

28th March, 2023- Jupiter Combust In Pisces: Jupiter the planet of luck and Fortune will combust In Pisces on 28th March, 2023 at 9:20.

31st March, 2023- Mercury Transit In Aries:  Mercury Transit In Aries will occur on 31st March, 2023 at 14:44.

31st March, 2023- Mercury Rise In Aries: On the same day and at the same time, Mercury planet will also rise in Aries at 14:44 on 31st March, 2023.

March 2023: Monthly Forecast For The Zodiac Signs 


  • For Aries natives, this month will be moderate at the career front.  There could be a delay in receiving benefits and promotions. But they have to keep working hard and not lose hope.
  • In terms of education, this month will be average. Students might have to work a bit harder in lapses of concentration.
  • If we talk about the family life of Aries natives, this month the placement of the Sun will bring better results and family life will be peaceful.
  • During this month, Aries natives will be wise enough to maintain their loving relationship with their partners. There could be some conflicts but you will handle them wisely.
  • Aries natives, you might need to take care of your health as you could have pain in legs and joints. However, there will be no major health issues.

Remedy: Chant “Om Kethave Namaha” daily 108 times.


  • This month will be quite favorable for Taurus natives as they will be able to perform well in their career and they may receive good news of promotion or incentives. 
  • In terms of education, pupils will be able to do well in their studies, especially those who are studying subjects like Accounting and Advanced Mathematics.
  • In the beginning of the month, these natives might have to face troubles in their families as there could be some disputes which might arise due to issues. By the end of the month, you will be able to resolve the family matter.
  • The month of March will be quite favorable for Taurus natives in terms of their love life. Both married and natives who are in a relationship will see an increase in their bond with their partners. 
  • Health wise this month will be moderate and there will be no major health issues for Aries natives. If there are any minor issues then with time your health will become better.

Remedy: Chant “Om Rahave Namaha” daily 108 times.


  • In the month of March, the Gemini natives will gradually progress in their career. You will be able to show your talent and secure a higher position at your work.
  • For students as well, this month will be quite fruitful. They will perform well in their studies and they may get a chance to study abroad.
  • This month, your family life will be fine but there could be a misunderstanding in the family which could hamper the happiness of your family life. 
  • In terms of love and marriage life, this month could bring some problems that might be ego related. So, make sure to keep your ego aside and encourage harmony in your love life.
  • Gemini natives, you might feel stressed and feel pain in your shoulder. So you are advised to take care of your health and have a balanced diet.

Remedy: Chant “Om Budhaya Namaha” daily 108 times.

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  • Career wise, this month might be a bit stressful for the Cancer natives whether they are doing a job or own business. You have to take your decisions wisely as a slight carelessness could impact your reputation.
  • Cancer students might not be able to fully concentrate on their studies which could result in low grades. Some of you might decide to study abroad.
  • In your family life, there could be some disputes and misunderstandings during this month. So, you should maintain mutual understanding to restore happiness in the family.
  • If you are planning to get married, then the first half of this month is not the right time to implement this idea. So, you are advised to delay or postpone your marriage.
  • Cancer natives have to be cautious about their health as they might face some issues related to joints, teeth or eyes. 

Remedy– Chant “Om Chandraya Namaha” daily 41 times.


  • For Leo natives, this month will give mixed results in terms of career. Natives who are doing jobs will get great success in the first half of the month. On the other hand, businessmen might have to deal with challenges.
  • At the beginning of the month, students might see average results in their studies. It is not the appropriate time for those who are preparing for competitive exams. But during the end of this month, there are great chances of success.
  • This month, Leo natives might feel a lack of affection with their family which might put them in trouble. To avoid that you have to maintain a healthy bond with your family.
  • Natives who are in a relationship or married, they might have to face issues in their life. This month it will be quite necessary for you to make adjustments in their love and married life.
  • Leo natives, you have to be careful with your mental and physical health. You might complain about pain in your legs and thighs and you could be surrounded with insecure feelings. So, you are advised to do meditation and Yoga.

Remedy- Chant “Om Adithyaa Namaha” daily 108 times.


  • The Virgo natives will be able to obtain recognition and reputation for their hard work and may be able to secure promotion-like rewards, which may keep these natives charming.
  • Natives who want to take competitive tests may achieve success before the end of this month, but it will take a lot of hard work on their part.
  • There might be property issues in the family. There might be some certain disagreements, which may take away the happiness of these natives. Patience and a kind attitude will assist these natives in achieving family happiness.
  • The first half of the month will be lucky for the natives who are in a relationship, however in the second half they might face some issues in their love and marriage life.
  • These natives are required to do Yoga and meditation daily as they might feel anxiety problems during this period.

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Remedy: Chant “Om Rahave Namaha” daily 41 times.


  • In career, natives might see ups and downs in their work and they might not be able to focus on their work which might hamper their performance.
  • Similarly, Libra students could also have concentration lapses so you have to be more focused towards your studies to score better in exams.
  • Students who are taking exams may need to work harder as there could be obstacles. There could be undesirable outcomes that are contrary to pupils’ expectations. Students could accomplish good academic performance until the first fifteenth of this month, and great marks are possible.
  • There could be unwanted issues which might arise in the family hampering the family atmosphere. The presence of Venus will overcome all these family problems.
  • These natives could sense a lot of enchantment when it comes to love and marriage. During the second half of this month, love may be a success for these natives. Because of Venus’s position, there could be a lot of bonding in love. Those who are in love can have their wishes granted after the fifteenth of this month.
  • These natives require medical attention because they could have eye infections, anxiety, or migraines. So, be cautious during this month.

Remedy- Chant “Om Kethave Namaha” daily 41 times.


  • It can be necessary for you to be mindful of your job. Some natives could be given opportunities to work abroad, and such opportunities can allow you to advance in your career.
  • During March 2023, Scorpio natives will be able to conquer the challenges that they face in their studies.
  • For Scorpio natives, this month will be favorable to sort out the family issues and maintain happiness and harmony among the family members.
  • Natives who are married might have less happiness, while those who have yet to marry might not experience happiness in love. It is advisable to wait for marriage, those who are unmarried and planning to marry till after the fifteenth of this month.
  • If you are in business, this month will bring you success in the shape of new clients. Natives who engage in sharing business may benefit greatly this month.

Remedy– Chant “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha” daily 108 times.


  • This could be an excellent moment for individuals who are pursuing business ahead of this month, as they will make a lot of money by the end of the month.
  • The Sagittarius natives who are studying will be able to gain success after facing some obstacles in studies during this month.
  • There will be love and trust among family members. Everyone in the family will be content in the house. You will be able to convey more love to your family members and adjust to each other.
  • The first half of the month would be difficult for people who are in love or married, since there could be a lack of respect between the couple. The natives are advised to make certain changes with their partner in order to keep their lives joyful.

Remedy- Chant “Om Gurave Namaha” daily 108 times.


  • Natives who are doing business may get moderate profits this month due to tough competition from competitors. Because the tenth house lord Venus is in a favorable position, businessmen may be able to score well and generate good earnings during the later part of this month.
  • During this month, Capricorn natives are required to put more efforts in their studies in order to accomplish their desired goals.
  • During this month, the natives could experience a lack of charm in terms of love. This month, lovers could encounter disagreements with their partners. But, those who are planning a wedding will find that this month is ideal.
  • Natives who pursue business are vulnerable to loss and could have disagreements with their company partners. During this month, these natives might not be able to meet the predicted profit margins.

Remedy– Recite “Om Namah Shivaya” daily 108 times.


  • This could be a difficult period for Aquarius zodiac sign people in terms of their careers. You must go cautiously and make sound decisions. Saturn, the career planet, will be in the first house in its own sign, which could make life difficult for these people.
  • Students who want to travel overseas for higher education appear to be out of luck this month.
  • To maintain family peace, these natives will need to work together with their family members during the month of March 2023.
  • Natives who have not yet married could experience delays until the first half of this month. Those who are married could experience a lack of harmony in their marriage until the fifteenth of this month.
  • These natives could be able to overcome obstacles caused by health issues. Furthermore, Rahu’s position in the third house with respect to the moon sign might result in positive health outcomes.

Remedy-  Chant “Om Namo Narayana” daily 108 times.


  • Natives who conduct business may also find this month to be extremely difficult or might suffer losses in certain scenarios. They could face stiff market competition. As a result, there is a similar probability of profit or loss in the firm.
  • This month might not be ideal for students to prepare for competitive tests because these individuals may be experiencing difficulties and a lack of desire. Meditation and yoga would be beneficial workouts for the pupils. It is critical for pupils to have patience if they are to perform successfully.
  • Due to a lack of understanding, there could be ego issues in the family. Arguments among family members could result from a lack of collaboration or modifications.
  • When it comes to marriage, natives of this sign should be cautious after the first half of the month because marital happiness might not be present. It’ll be a good idea for these natives who are in love to marry before the fifteenth of this month.
  • Pisces natives could have health issues due to a lack of immunity and, more importantly, a lack of confidence. So better you follow a balanced diet and do exercise regularly.

Remedy-  Chant “Om Namo Narayana” daily 108 times.

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