May 2024: A Glimpse Of Akshay Tritiya, Buddha Purnima, & More!

May 2024: As April bids farewell, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of May, the fifth month of the year. Each day and month unfurls something new for us to experience, and likewise, every upcoming month carries its own unique essence, whether it’s January or December. From January to April, we celebrate significant festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Vasant Panchami, Maha Shivaratri, Holi, and Chaitra Navratri, a tradition that will continue into May 2024. If you’re curious about how May will influence your career, romantic life, family dynamics, education, and business, all these queries will be addressed in the special AstroSage blog dedicated to May 2024.

This special blog will not only answer the questions that come to your mind, but also provide information about the fasts, festivals, eclipses, planetary movements, and bank holidays celebrated in May 2024. Furthermore, it will offer intriguing insights into the personalities of those born in May. Let’s begin without delay with this special blog.

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What Makes May 2024 So Special?

  • This special blog from AstroSage is specifically prepared for you. We will provide you with the dates of the fasts and festivals to be observed in May 2024.
  • Additionally, we will acquaint you with the personalities of those born this month and share intriguing facts related to them.
  • When will bank holidays fall in May 2024?
  • We will also inform you about which planet will enter which sign this month and whether there is any eclipse expected in May. 
  • Furthermore, what new gifts will the month of May bring for all zodiac signs in the zodiac circle? You will also receive this information in this special blog for May 2024.

So let us move forward and have a deep look into the month of May 2024!

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Astrological Facts And Hindu Panchang For May 2024

May, the fifth month of the year, will commence on the seventh day of the waning phase (Krishna Paksha) under the Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra, marking May 1, 2024, and will conclude on the ninth day of the waning phase (Krishna Paksha) under the Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, signifying May 31, 2024. Following our introduction to the calendar of May 2024, we will furnish you with information about the fasts and festivals observed during this month. But before delving into that, let’s explore the religious significance of May 2024.

May 2024 As Per Religious Point Of View

From a religious perspective, each month of the twelve in a year carries its own significance, and following this sequence, May holds particular importance. May begins auspiciously under the Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra but concludes under the Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, both of which hold religious significance. According to the Hindu Panchang, the Vaishakha month starts after the full moon date of Chaitra. In the Gregorian calendar, Vaishakha falls in April or May, marking the second month of the Hindu New Year. This year, Vaishakha will begin on April 24, 2024, and culminate with Buddha Purnima on May 23, 2024.

Bathing in the holy river Ganga and engaging in acts of charity and penance are considered auspicious during the month of Vaishakha. It is believed that the merits earned through virtuous deeds in this month are manifold, with scriptures stating that Vaishakha liberates individuals from all sins. Additionally, Vaishakha is also known as Madhav month, one of the names of Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Srihari Vishnu during Vaishakha is believed to yield fruitful results. Furthermore, worshiping the Trinity during this period is particularly auspicious. In simpler terms, offering water to the sun god every morning with a copper vessel during Vaishakha is believed to absolve one of all sins.

In the Hindu calendar, Vaishakha, the second month, hosts numerous major festivals such as Akshaya Tritiya, Varuthini Ekadashi, Sita Navami, and Vrishabha Sankranti. During Akshaya Tritiya, it was believed that various avatars like Nar-Narayan, Parashuram, Narasimha, and Hayagriva manifested. Conversely, on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha, Goddess Sita was born on Earth. Additionally, the Treta Yuga commenced in the month of Vaishakha, marked by the opening of many Hindu temples and the celebration of numerous major festivals.

The third month in the Hindu calendar, Jyeshtha aligns with May and June in the Gregorian calendar. Known as Jeth as well, in 2024, Jyeshtha will begin on May 24, 2024, and culminate with Jyeshtha Purnima on June 22, 2024. It’s interesting to note that Hindu months are named after constellations, thus Jyeshtha is named because, on Jyeshtha Purnima, the moon is in the Jyeshtha Nakshatra.

During Jyeshtha, the Sun’s position becomes very powerful, resulting in its heightened influence and intense heat on Earth. This solar dominance earns the month its name, Jyeshtha. Nevertheless, Jyeshtha also emphasizes the importance of water. Worshiping Lord Surya during Jyeshtha is deemed significant for blessings while worshiping Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays in this month yields auspicious outcomes.

What To Do In The Month Of Vaishakha?

Donation: If you haven’t practiced charity throughout the year, you can reap the rewards of a year’s worth of donations by giving alms in Vaishakha.

Bathing: It’s crucial to bathe in the holy waters of rivers, lakes, or ponds during Vaishakha. Additionally, it’s advisable to offer water to the Sun god and let sesame seeds flow in the water during this ritual.

Shraddha: Performing rituals like Tarpan (offering water) and Pindadan (offering food) to ancestors on the new moon and full moon days of Vaishakha helps to absolve them of ancestral sins and receive their blessings.

Worship and Yajna: Worship and rituals conducted during Vaishakha result in fruitful outcomes, and it’s recommended to partake in a communal meal during these ceremonies.

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What To Avoid In The Month Of Vaishakha?

  • Refrain from consuming meat, alcohol, and all kinds of intoxicants during Vaishakha.
  • Avoid massaging the body with oil during this month.
  • If possible, avoid sleeping during the day.
  • Refrain from eating in utensils made of brass.
  • Avoid eating or sleeping on the bed at night.

Dates Of Fasts And Festivals In May 2024

In light of the religious significance of May 2024 in Hinduism, we’ll present you with the precise dates of the fasts and festivals taking place this month. This will enable you to prepare for these observances ahead of time. Let’s delve into the dates of the fasts and festivals slated for May 2024.

Saturday, May 4, 2024Varuthini Ekadashi
Sunday, May 5, 2024Pradosh Vrat (Krishna)
Monday, May 6, 2024Masik Shivaratri
Wednesday, May 8, 2024Vaishakha Amavasya
Friday, May 10, 2024Akshaya Tritiya
Tuesday, May 14, 2024Vrishabha Sankranti
Sunday, May 19, 2024Mohini Ekadashi
Monday, May 20, 2024Pradosh Vrat (Shukla)
Thursday, May 23, 2024Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
Sunday, May 26, 2024Sankashti Chaturthi

Without further delay, let’s proceed and discover the list of bank holidays scheduled for May 2024.

List Of Bank Holidays In May 2024

DateBank HolidayState(s) Observing
May 1st, 2024Maharashtra DayMaharashtra 
May 1st, 2024May DayAssam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal
May 8th, 2024Rabindranath Tagore JayantiTripura, West Bengal
May 10th, 2024Basava JayantiKarnataka
May 10th, 2024Maharishi Parshuram JayantiGujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan
May 16th, 2024Statehood DaySikkim
May 23rd, 2024Buddha Jayanti
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
May 24th, 2024Kazi Nazrul Islam JayantiTripura

We will now provide you with the auspicious dates for Mundan Muhurat in May 2024.

Muhurat For Mundan Ceremony In May 2024

Mundan Sanskar holds significant importance in Hinduism, and it should always be conducted during an auspicious Muhurat. If you are planning to perform the Mundan Sanskar for your child, we are here to offer you the auspicious dates and Muhurats for the Mundan ceremony in May 2024.

DayStart of MuhuratEnd of Muhurat
Friday, May 3rd, 202405:38:2124:07:07
Friday, May 10th, 202410:47:3426:52:24
Monday, May 20th, 202416:00:5229:27:26
Friday, May 24th, 202419:26:5729:25:45
Wednesday, May 29th, 202413:42:0629:24:07
Thursday, May 30th, 202405:23:5211:46:17

Muhurat For Buying A Vehicle in May 2024

If you’re considering buying a vehicle in May but are uncertain about whether there’s an auspicious Muhurat for vehicle purchases this month, we’re here to provide you with the auspicious Muhurats for buying vehicles in May 2024. Let’s explore the auspicious Muhurats for vehicle purchases this month.

DateStart of MuhuratEnd of Muhurat
Wednesday, May 1st05:48:3029:40:01
Friday, May 3rd05:38:2124:07:07
Sunday, May 5th19:58:0829:36:47
Monday, May 6th05:36:0114:42:39
Friday, May 10th05:33:1126:52:24
Sunday, May 12th10:27:2729:31:52
Monday, May 13th05:31:1426:52:24
Sunday, May 19th05:27:5513:52:20
Monday, May 20th16:00:5229:27:26
Thursday, May 23rd09:14:4929:26:08
Friday, May 24th05:25:4510:10:32
Wednesday, May 29th05:24:0713:42:06
Thursday, May 30th11:46:1729:23:52

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Special Qualities Found In People Born In May

Individuals born in May possess unique characteristics that distinguish them from others. Like everyone else, they exhibit a blend of good and bad traits, but certain qualities make them stand out.

Astrology ascribes significance to the twelve months of the year, suggesting that a person’s behavior and personality are influenced by the traits associated with their birth month. Consequently, much can be inferred about an individual based on the month they were born. In this blog, we delve into the personality traits of those born in May. If your birthday falls within this month, you may be curious about what personality traits you exhibit. If so, keep reading until the end.

May-born individuals tend to be popular among people, owing to their charismatic nature that attracts others to them effortlessly. They are characterized by enthusiasm and ambition, often lost in their dreams. However, they struggle to maintain focus on a single task for prolonged periods due to a tendency to become easily bored. Additionally, they prefer autonomy, avoiding pressure or influence from others, and striving for independence.

Individuals born in May possess exceptional imagination and sharp intellect, effortlessly solving even the most significant problems. May-born women, with their captivating personalities and magnetic charm, have a quick influence on others, often driven by the prominent influence of Venus in their romantic lives, making them naturally romantic.

However, they struggle to blend easily with others, requiring time to socialize. May-born men commonly exhibit a quick temper and stubborn nature, leading to challenges on their path to success due to their irritable disposition.

Regarding career choices, May-born individuals typically lean towards professions such as computer engineering, journalism, piloting, or administrative roles. Conversely, May-born girls, with their keen fashion sense, often turn their passion into a career, finding success in the fashion industry. However, they may struggle with pride, easily taking offense at trivial matters, and once angered, they find it challenging to rebuild trust.

Lucky Numbers for those born in May: 2, 3, 7, 8

Lucky Colors for those born in May: White, Marine Blue, Henna

Auspicious Days for those born in May: Sunday, Monday, Saturday

Lucky Gemstone for those born in May: Blue Topaz (Neelam)

Now that we’ve explored the traits of May-born individuals, let’s delve into the importance of the fasts and festivals scheduled for May 2024.

The Religious Significance Of Fasts And Festivals Celebrated In May 2024

Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat (May 4, 2024, Saturday): According to the Hindu calendar, Varuthini Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the Vaishakh month. It’s one of the twelve Ekadashi dates observed throughout the year, occurring between April and May. This day is dedicated to Lord Shrihari Vishnu, and observing the Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat is believed to absolve one of all sins and bestow blessings of happiness and prosperity. The fast begins at sunrise and concludes at sunrise the following day.

Pradosh Vrat (Krishna) (May 5, 2024, Sunday): Pradosh Vrat, occurring twice a month on the thirteenth day of both the waxing and waning lunar phases, is considered auspicious. It primarily involves worshiping Lord Shiva. Scriptures suggest that during Pradosh Vrat, Lord Shiva performs a celestial dance atop Mount Kailash, significantly enhancing the importance of this fast.

Masik Shivaratri (May 6, 2024, Monday): Masik Shivaratri holds significance in Hinduism, symbolizing a night dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu calendar, it falls on the Chaturdashi Tithi of every Krishna Paksha. With twelve months in a year, there are twelve Masik Shivaratri observances annually. These rituals focus on worshiping Lord Shiva during the night, particularly auspicious when performed alongside Goddess Parvati.

Vaishakh Amavasya (May 8, 2024, Wednesday): Occurring in the second month of the Hindu year, Vaishakh, Vaishakh Amavasya holds immense religious significance as it is believed to signify the beginning of the Treta Yuga. Celebrated as Shani Jayanti in South India, this day is revered for its auspiciousness, making it ideal for acts of charity, ritual bathing, and other virtuous deeds. Additionally, ancestral rites (Pitru Tarpan) are performed on Vaishakh Amavasya.

Akshaya Tritiya (May 10, 2024, Friday): Also known as Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the bright half of the Vaishakh month annually. The term “Akshaya” meaning “never diminishing,” and Tritiya referring to the third lunar day of the month. According to religious beliefs, Akshaya Tritiya symbolizes wealth and prosperity, with the purchase of gold on this day believed to bring happiness and prosperity to the household. In religious scriptures, it is narrated that on Akshaya Tritiya, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Parashurama to maintain balance in nature.

Vrishabha Sankranti (May 14, 2024, Tuesday): Sankranti refers to the Sun’s transition into a new zodiac sign. Essentially, it signifies the Sun’s movement from one sign to another. On this occasion, the Sun will shift from Aries to Taurus, marking Vrishabha Sankranti and the onset of the Jyeshtha month in the Hindu solar calendar. Throughout the year, there are a total of 12 Sankranti occurrences, all of which hold auspicious significance for various religious practices.

Mohini Ekadashi (May 19, 2024, Sunday): Celebrated on the eleventh day of the bright half of the Vaishakh month, Mohini Ekadashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shrihari Vishnu in his Mohini form. This year, it falls on May 19, 2024. Observing this fast is highly esteemed as it is believed to grant divine blessings to devotees. According to tradition, observing the Mohini Ekadashi fast yields merits equivalent to centuries of rigorous penance.

Vaishakh Purnima Vrat (May 23, 2024, Thursday): In Hindu tradition, the full moon day in the month of Vaishakh holds great significance. Acts of charity, virtue, and religious engagements on this day are believed to yield exceptional results. Vaishakh Purnima, also known as Satya Vinayak Purnima and celebrated as Buddha Purnima, marks the birth of Mahatma Buddha, revered as the twenty-third incarnation of Lord Vishnu, according to religious scriptures. Therefore, this full moon day holds special importance in Buddhism.

Sankashti Chaturthi (May 26, 2024, Sunday): Let’s delve into the significance of Sankashti Chaturthi. The term ‘Sankashti,’ derived from Sanskrit, signifies ‘remover of obstacles.’ Devotees observe the Sankashti Chaturthi fast every month to honor Lord Ganesha. Hence, on this day, they offer prayers to Lord Ganesha with utmost devotion and faith. Those who diligently observe this fast find that Lord Ganesha’s grace easily helps them overcome life’s challenges and obstacles. Additionally, performing puja to Chandra Deva and offering prayers during the evening enhances the moon’s position in one’s horoscope.

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Transits And Eclipses In May 2024

When examining the transits and eclipses set to occur in May 2024, it’s evident that five major planets will change their signs during this month, leading to a shift in the position of one planet. However, there will be no eclipses in May. Now, let’s delve into the planetary transits expected in May 2024.

Jupiter Transit In Taurus (May 1, 2024): On May 1, 2024, Jupiter, revered as the guru of the gods, a benefic planet, will transition into Taurus, governed by Venus, at 2:29 PM.

Jupiter Combust in Taurus (May 3, 2024): Jupiter, renowned for its auspiciousness and influence in Vedic astrology, will combust in Taurus on May 3, 2024, at 10:08 PM.

Mercury Transit In Aries (May 10, 2024): Whenever Mercury changes its sign, its impact is felt worldwide, affecting all zodiac signs. Mercury will transit into the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars, on May 10, 2024, at 6:39 PM.

Sun Transit In Taurus (May 14, 2024): The Sun will transit into Taurus on May 14, 2024, at 5:41 PM. Renowned as the king of the nine planets and considered the significator of the soul and father, its movement holds great significance.

Venus Transit In Taurus (May 19, 2024): On May 19, 2024, at 8:29 AM, Venus, a significant planet associated with love, wealth, and material pleasures, will also transit into Taurus, aligning with other planets.

Mercury Transit In Taurus (May 31, 2024): Mercury, governing communication, intellect, and reasoning, will follow Venus into Taurus on May 31, 2024, at 12:02 PM. Its positional changes influence the world significantly.

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Zodiac-wise Predictions For May 2024


  • This month will be favorable for the career of Aries natives. You will receive new opportunities, and senior officials will be pleased with you.
  • There will be good harmony among the members of your family. However, be mindful of arrogance, as speaking without careful consideration may hurt your family members.
  • These individuals may experience fluctuations in their financial life, and sudden expenses may arise.
  • In terms of health, there may be concerns of weakness this month, which could lead to facing health issues.

Remedy: Offer water mixed with turmeric and rice to the Sun god daily in a copper vessel.


  • Individuals born under the Taurus sign will experience favorable career outcomes but should concentrate on enhancing their work performance.
  • Family life for Taurus individuals may be average, and work commitments might necessitate travel, limiting time with family.
  • Financial challenges may arise, requiring careful expense management due to increased spending.
  • May 2024 might pose health challenges, particularly for those with diabetes, necessitating caution.

Remedy: Seek blessings by touching the feet of young girls daily.


  • Individuals born under the Gemini sign may encounter a challenging work environment. They should be cautious as disputes with colleagues might arise.
  • The month of May 2024 may present some family difficulties, potentially leading to unrest and decreased interpersonal harmony.
  • In terms of love life, May will be fulfilling, allowing you to fulfill each other’s dreams during this period.
  • Financially, Gemini individuals will experience favorable conditions in May, with potential income from various sources and the likelihood of business growth.
  • May 2024 will be generally normal for health, although chest infections or irritation may occur, so taking care of one’s health is advised.

Remedy: Plant a Nagkesar tree in the park on Wednesday.


  • In May, promising job opportunities may arise for those seeking employment within Cancer.
  • Those engaged in family businesses may experience increased profits, thereby enhancing overall family income. Moreover, familial happiness will prevail.
  • For these individuals, May presents a favorable outlook in their love lives, possibly involving journeys with their partners, fostering the creation of cherished memories together.
  • Financially, they may encounter heightened expenses and might contemplate transactions involving old assets.
  • Health-wise, fluctuations may occur in May. In such instances, regular morning walks are recommended to prevent major illnesses.

Remedy: Illuminate a lamp with mustard oil on Saturdays.

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  • In May, there’s a chance of achieving a desired job relocation, offering promising prospects for those seeking career changes.
  • This month might introduce some family unrest, potentially leading to disputes or disagreements among members, prompting the need for caution.
  • Leo natives will notice enhanced harmony in their romantic relationships, fostering better understanding and empathy between partners.
  • There’s a concern regarding a slight financial strain due to unforeseen expenditures on health or family-related journeys.
  • Leo’s health may require careful attention, as issues with digestion, stomach, or injuries could arise, necessitating caution.

Remedy: Offer jaggery to a bull every Sunday.


  • Those born under the Virgo sign will have to exert considerable effort in their jobs for success. Achieving success will require diligent work in every task.
  • In May 2024, your family life will maintain its normalcy. These individuals must avoid becoming angry, as it could lead to deteriorating relationships with family members.
  • For married individuals, May might pose some challenges. Concerns about potential arguments or disputes between partners could escalate tension. In such scenarios, exercising caution is essential.
  • Financial challenges may arise for these individuals, leading to increased expenses that require careful management.
  • Health concerns may surface, prompting the need to prioritize well-being. Additionally, taking a morning walk is recommended.

Remedy: Offer dry wheat flour to a cow on Fridays.


  • May will bring average career prospects for those born under the Libra sign. However, those seeking job changes may find opportunities, leading to happiness.
  • There will be a rise in family income during May, accompanied by robust health among family members and improved interpersonal harmony.
  • Saturn will put Libra individuals’ love lives to the test, examining their sincerity and loyalty to their partners.
  • Financially, May 2024 looks promising for these individuals, with increased income and wealth accumulation from various sources.
  • Health issues may arise, particularly related to blood or boils.

Remedy: Feed chickpeas to a white cow on Thursday.


  • For Scorpio natives in the job sector, particularly those employed in government positions, favorable outcomes are expected.
  • Potential disruptions in family life may arise due to your busy schedule this month, leading to possible domestic issues.
  • Individuals belonging to this sign will exhibit high expressiveness in their romantic relationships, desiring to share everything with their partners. However, excessive expressiveness could lead to conflicts between partners.
  • Financial success awaits you this month, especially for those in government-related professions. However, it’s essential to remain vigilant not to miss out on opportunities during this time.
  • Health issues may arise, particularly concerning digestive problems, so it’s crucial to take care of your well-being.

Remedy: Make donations related to the planet Rahu on Saturdays.

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  • In May, Sagittarius individuals may face workplace challenges, potentially exacerbated by disagreements.
  • There’s a possibility of family life being somewhat fragile this month, with a noticeable lack of harmony among family members and concerns about your mother’s health.
  • The love life of Sagittarius natives will begin on a splendid note this month, with love flourishing and strengthening relationships.
  • May 2024 promises favorable financial prospects for Sagittarius, presenting opportunities for financial gain.
  • Regarding health, this month may be a bit delicate, with possible issues like chest irritation or infections.

Remedy: Offer daily prayers to the Sun God using a copper vessel.


  • You’ll work diligently in the workplace, but exercise caution against speaking arrogantly, as it could offend someone.
  • May will favor students, fostering an increase in knowledge. You’ll not only enrich yourself but also strive to educate those around you.
  • Regarding family life, this month will be unremarkable. There will be a rise in family income, accompanied by support from family members and elders.
  • May 2024 promises fulfillment in the love life of Capricorn natives, enriching your life with love and happiness while enhancing your sense of responsibility towards your partner.
  • Financially, May will bring relief, strengthening your financial situation and boosting your bank balance.
  • Health-wise, this month will be favorable, with no major issues anticipated, though you may experience discomfort like throat and back pain.

Remedy: Recite the Shri Shani Chalisa daily.

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  • In May, working professionals need to be cautious and mindful of their words, as some may take offense otherwise.
  • Their family life may see fluctuations as disagreements among members are anticipated. Their words may sour relationships.
  • These individuals might speak harshly to their partners, hurting them deeply and leading to discord. Therefore, they need to be vigilant.
  • May 2024 may bring mixed results in terms of health, but overall, their health will remain good. However, they need to follow a routine.
  • Their financial life will start favorably at the beginning of the month. They may gain financial benefits from government sectors. There are chances of profits in business ventures.

Remedy: Feed monkeys jaggery and black sesame laddoos on Tuesdays.


  • In May, career prospects for Pisces may yield average results, with employed individuals reaping the rewards of their hard work. Support from colleagues will also be forthcoming.
  • Family life for Pisces will remain stable, with mutual assistance and increased harmony among members.
  • Their love life will be favorable, but maintaining control over their behavior is essential to avoid potential challenges.
  • Financially, this period might be tough, necessitating hard work to boost income and manage expenses effectively.
  • Health-wise, May 2024 could be delicate for Pisces, requiring caution due to the possibility of laziness leading to health issues.

Remedy: Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa daily.

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