October 2023 Arrives With Sharad Navratri, Dussehra & Many Major Events!

October 2023: A year has twelve months, each with its own significance. Every month, one Teej, festival, or fast is observed. In this sequence, if we consider the month of October, there are numerous fasts and festivals that occur one after the other. The month of October will be especially special as a result of this. This month will be packed with festivals. 

Fasts and festivals will undoubtedly be observed on some of the 30 days, making October a particularly important religious month. The month of Navratri begins with the fast of Sankashti Chaturthi. Following this, there will be a variety of big celebrations and fasts. In the month of October, special holidays such as Shardiya Navratri, Dussehra, and Ashwin Purnima will be observed.

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According to the Gregorian calendar, October is the tenth month of the year, indicating that we are approaching the end of the year, with only two months remaining. In such a setting, everyone must be wondering what changes may occur in their lives this month. Will your dreams come true? Will the relationship be romantic or combative? In this AstroSage blog, you will find answers to all of your questions. Let us now proceed without further ado and look at the calendar for the month of October.

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The tenth month of the year 2023, i.e. October 2023, will begin on the Dwitiya Tithi of Krishna Paksha, i.e. 01 October 2023, and will end on the Chaturthi Tithi of Krishna Paksha, i.e. 31 October 2023, under Rohini Nakshatra. There will be many fasts and festivals during the month of October. We shall also discuss these holidays in detail, but first, let us discuss the religious significance of the month of October.

October Month Religious Significance 

The month of October 2023 will begin in the month of Ashwin and end in the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu calendar. Let us remind you that the seventh month of the year is Ashwin. This year, it will begin on September 30, 2023 and end on October 28, 2023. It falls between September and October on the English calendar. This month is significant because it includes the festivals of Shardiya Navratri and Dussehra, in addition to Pitru Paksha.

The month of Ashwin is dedicated to Maa Durga. It is predicted that the Sun will steadily weaken beginning this month. Because the influence of Saturn and Tamas intensifies this month, doing auspicious work is forbidden. Ashwin 2023 will begin with Pitru Paksha. In such a case, this month is very significant for ancestral blessings.

The month of Ashwin, by the way, is divided into two sections. The first is the Krishna Paksha, in which Pitrupaksha is lying and prayers are performed for the peace of the ancestors’ souls. The second is Shukla Paksha, which includes observing the Navratri fast and worshiping Maa Durga in nine different forms for nine days. Sharadiya Navratri is the name for this. In addition, major holidays like as Dussehra, Ashtami, and Mahanavami will be observed.

After it, the holy month of Kartik begins. This month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is also highly special to Lord Vishnu. Tulsi devotion with Lord Vishnu is regarded especially important in this month. Tulsi and Shaligram marry in this month. In the month of Kartik, ganga bathing, lamp donation, yagya, and rituals are highly beneficial. Lord Vishnu awakens from his four-month slumber on the day of Devotthan Ekadashi this month and assumes responsibility for the creation again.

Do’s And Don’ts In Ashwin Month


  • Pitru Paksha and Shradh of Ancestors both fall in the month of Ashwin.
  • This month must also include ancestor pinddaan, tarpan, and other rituals.
  • Because Navratri begins on Pratipada Tithi of Shukla Paksha this month, fasting during these days is considered extremely beneficial.
  • Rituals are used to worship the nine manifestations of Maa Durga these days.
  • Every day, recite Durga Saptashati with full concentration.
  • Bathing and charity are quite important these days, so please do so.
  • Consume jaggery on a daily basis and also donate jaggery.


  • Avoid drinking milk these days.
  • Aside from that, bitter gourd and brinjal should not be eaten in vegetables.
  • Avoid eating fried or spicy foods.
  • Avoid performing things that are wrong, such as evil, condemnation, and stealing.

Let us now look at the fasts and dates for October 2023.

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October 2023: List Of Fast And Festivals 

02 October 2023Monday Sankashti Chaturthi 
10 October 2023Tuesday Indira Ekadashi 
11 October 2023Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (Krishna)
12 October 2023Thursday Masik Shivratri 
14 October 2023Saturday Ashwin Amavasya 
15 October 2023Sunday Sharad Navratri, Ghatasthapana 
18 October 2023Wednesday Tula Sankranti 
20 October 2023FridayKalparambh 
20 October 2023Friday Saraswati Avahan 
21 October 2023Saturday Navpavitrika Puja 
22 October 2023SundayDurga Maha Ashtami Puja 
23 October 2023Monday Durga Maha Navami Puja 
24 October 2023Tuesday Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Sharad Navratri Paran 
25 October 2023Wednesday Papakunsha Ekadashi 
26 October 2023Thursday Pradosh Vrat (Shukla)
28 October 2023Saturday Ashwin Purnima Vrat 

We have given you with information about the fasts and festivals that will take place in the month of October 2023. But first, let me explain the religious importance of these festivals. 

October 2023 Religious Significance Of Fast And Festivals 

Sankashti Chaturthi (02 October 2023): Sankashti Chaturthi holds significant significance in Sanatan Dharma. On this day, Lord Ganesha is worshiped, and the fast is only dedicated to him. Sankashti is a Sanskrit term that signifies “the Chaturthi that defeats the problem.” That is, keeping the fast of Sankashti Chaturthi removes difficulties from a person’s life. Along with this, the devotion of Chandra Dev has special significance on this day. On this day, it is believed that offering Arghya to the Moon strengthens the Moon’s position in the native’s horoscope.

Indira Ekadashi (10 October 2023): 

The fast of Ekadashi is observed. This Ekadashi is devoted to Lord Shaligram. It is believed that by performing ritualistic worship of Lord Vishnu and fasting on this day, one can achieve salvation. On this day, in addition to fasting, one must tell the story. The story is said to have been told by Lord Krishna himself during the Mahabharata period.

Pradosh Vrat (Krishna) (11 October 2023): Pradosh Vrat is the fast of Trayodashi for each Paksha. Pradosh Vrat occurs twice a month. The first fast falls on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, and the second fast falls on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi. This fast honors Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, on the day of the Pradosh fast, Bholenath dances joyfully on Kailash mountain, emphasizing the significance of this fast.

Masik Shivratri (12 October 2023): Every month of the year, the Shivratri fast is performed on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha. Shivratri is celebrated 12 times a year, and there are 12 months in a year. This fast is significant because Lord Bholenath is revered on this day. Night devotion is very important on the day of monthly Shivratri. Along with Bholenath worship, Mother Parvati worship has special significance on this day.

Ashwin Amavasya (14 October 2023): The Amavasya that falls in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Ashwin is known as Pitra Visarjani Amavasya or Ashwin Amavasya in the Hindu calendar. This New Moon is also known as the Purushottam month New Moon. Pitrupaksha ends on this day, and the ancestors return to their own planets. On this day, it is especially important to donate to charity.

Sharad Navratri, Ghatasthapana (15 October 2023): In Sanatan Dharma, Navratri is very important and sacred. On this day, it is mandatory to worship Maa Durga in her nine incarnations. The Hindu religion celebrates four Navratris throughout the year, but Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri are the most important. Sharad Navratri occurs in the month of Ashwin on the Pratipada day of Shukla Paksha.

Tula Sankranti (18 October, 2023): It is known as ‘Tula Sankranti’ when the Sun enters Libra. This Sankranti is a big deal in Odisha and Karnataka. It occurs in the month of October. On the day of Tula Sankranti, taking a pilgrimage bath, donating to charity, and worshiping the Sun fulfills everyone’s wishes. Aside from that, worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on this day ensures an abundance of money and crops.

Kalparambh (20 October 2023):  Kalparambh is also known as the start of time. Lord Shriram was the first to worship it. On this day, it is believed that Maa Durga arrived on Earth. In West Bengal, Kalparambh symbolizes the start of Durga Puja ceremonies. This tradition is also known as Akal Bodhan. According to religious traditions, Akal Bodhan denotes the untimely cry of Maa Durga, which awakens the Mother Goddess from her untimely sleep. It is stated that Lord Shri Ram first worshiped Maa Durga before killing Ravana, and this complete activity is known as Akal Bodhan.

Navpavitrika Puja (21 October 2023): Navapatrika is the deity worshiped during Navratri. This is a Durga Puja custom. On Maha Saptami, people worship Nabapatrika. Farmers celebrate Nav Patrika, also known as Kolaboo Puja, to ensure a successful crop. Farmers worship nature rather than idols during this Puja. So that there would be adequate rains, their crops will remain green, and the crops will be well harvested. During the autumn season, when the harvest is ready to begin, Navapatrika is worshiped.

Durga Maha Ashtami Puja (22 October 2023): On this day, the eighth form of Maa Durga, Mahagauri, is worshiped. It is also known as Durgashtami. It is believed that if you are unable to worship and fast for nine days during Navratri, fasting on Ashtami and Navami days and worshiping the goddess according to the laws and regulations will provide you with the equivalent of all nine days of worship. People adore the girl child on this day after worshiping Mahagauri.

Durga Maha Navami Puja (23 October 2023): This is a special day. Maa Siddhidatri, the ninth form of Maa Durga, is worshiped on this day. Navami marks the end of Navratri. It is said that worshiping Maa Siddhidatri on Durga Navami, the final day of Navratri, boosts a person’s intelligence and discretion, as well as knowledge of all achievements. Today is the day for Puja, Havan, and Kanya Puja.

Dussehra, Durga Visarjan (24 October 2023): On this day, the idol of Maa Durga is immersed. On this day, most people fast after the Maa Durga idol. Following this, the celebration of Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra, is observed. On this day, Lord Shri Ram defeated the monster Ravana. There is also a belief that Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on this day. Dussehra is celebrated as the triumph of truth over untruth, and Ravana statues are burned. 

Papankusha Ekadashi (25 October 2023): Every year on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month, the Papakunsha Ekadashi fast is celebrated. Fasting on this Ekadashi yields the same results as practicing one thousand Ashwamedha and one hundred Surya Yagya. This Ekadashi is regarded the finest of all Ekadashi. It is said that anyone who fasts in silence on this Ekadashi would be absolved of all sins. Shri Krishna, according to the scriptures, told Yudhishthir about Papankusha Ekadashi.

Ashwin Purnima Vrat (28 October 2023): Every full Moon is significant in Sanatan Dharma, but the full Moon of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin month is regarded as the most significant. Raas Purnima and Sharad Purnima are two other names for this day. According to astrology, the Moon is just sixteen degrees on this day of the year, and its beams are like nectar. On this day, many people make Kheer and store it under the light of the Moon. It is said that when the Moon’s rays fall on kheer, it becomes many times more beneficial, and that by consuming it, the most serious diseases of a person can be cured.

October 2023 Eclipse And Transits 

After you’ve learned about the dates and festivities, we’ll tell you about the eclipse and transit in October 2023. In the month of October, two eclipses will occur, and seven prominent planets will transit. During this time, though, a planet will change signs twice. So, without further ado, let us proceed to learn about the eclipse and planetary transit that will occur this month.

Mercury Transit In Virgo (01 October 2023): Mercury, the planet of logic, reasoning, and understanding, will enter Virgo on October 1, 2023 at 8:29 p.m. This Mercury transit is significant in a variety of ways.  

Venus Transit In Leo (02 October 2023): Venus, the planet of attraction, luxury, good fortune, prosperity, love, and magnificence, will transit in Leo at 12:43 a.m. on October 2, 2023. 

Mars Transit In Libra (03 October 2023): Mars is regarded as the factor of boldness, bravery, power, anger commander, and anger in astrology. Mars will enter Libra at 5:12 p.m. on October 3, 2023.

Sun Transit In Libra (18 October 2023): The Sun is considered the major planet among the nine planets that will transit in Libra on October 18, 2023 at 01:18 pm in Vedic astrology. 

Mercury Transit In Libra (19 October 2023): Mercury, the planet of knowledge and speech, will leave Virgo and enter Libra at 01:06 p.m. on October 19, 2023.

Rahu Transit In Pisces (30 October 2023): Rahu, going retrograde, will leave the Aries sign of Mars and enter the Jupiter sign of Jupiter on October 30, 2023, at 2.13 p.m.

Ketu Transit In Virgo (30 October 2023): Ketu changes signs after being in the same sign for one and a half years. Ketu will transit Venus in Libra on October 30, 2023 at 02:13 pm in the year 2023.

Eclipse In October 2023: Date And Time

Solar Eclipse (14 October, 2023): The Kankanakriti solar eclipse will occur on 14 October 2023, making it the year’s second solar eclipse. This eclipse will begin at 08:34 p.m. on Saturday, October 14th and will end at 02:25 a.m. on Sunday, October 15th.  

Lunar Eclipse (29 October 2023): The second and last lunar eclipse of 2023 will begin on October 29, Sunday late night at 01.05 am and end at 02.24 am. Because this eclipse will be seen in India, its Sutak period will be valid.

Let us proceed after the eclipse and transit to see what the stock market forecasts for October 2023 are.

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October 2023: Stock Market Predictions

If you are interested in the stock market and are considering investing in it, then this special section of AstroSage’s blog is just for you, as we will offer you with the stock market prediction for the month of October. So, let’s have a look at stock market predictions.

Mars will transit in Libra at the beginning of this month, on October 3, 2023. Mercury will also enter Libra on October 19. Tula Sankranti will occur on October 18, 2023, when the Sun enters Libra. According to Stock Market Prediction 2023, the month of Ashwin Amant, Ashwin Purnimant, and Tula Sankranti does not appear to be especially lucrative for the stock market. During this time, expect mixed results. 

The public sector, pharmaceutical industry, computer software technology, information technology, newspaper, shipping company, iron industry, steel industry, heavy engineering, cement housing, tea industry, and coffee business, among others, will advance swiftly. Recession is seen in ONGC, OCI, Leather Industries, Coal Industries, Woolen Mills, Reliance Industries, Tata Power, Perfume and Cosmetic Industry, and so forth.

According to Stock Market October Prediction 2023, from August 18, a decline in the tea and coffee industry, cement housing, heavy engineering, fertilizer, and so on, while the pharma sector, public sector, bank finance sector, vegetable oil industries, dairy goods, and so on, will rise. This period will be advantageous for.

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October Monthly Horoscope 2023 For 12 Zodiac Signs 


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During this month, the natives belonging to the Cancer zodiac sign might face moderate results with respect to career, money…read more


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Due to Jupiter and Rahu placement in the eighth house this month, Virgo natives may see moderate success. As the fifth and sixth house lord…read more


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