The month of Ramadan is considered the holiest and most sacred month of the Islamic Hijri (lunar) calendar. Muslims firmly believe that it was during this exalted month that the archangel Gabriel descended from the heavens and revealed the Message to the Prophet Muhammad.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to elevate their level of spiritual and physical submission to God by way of fasting; that is to say, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and also husband-wife intimacy from the breaking of dawn until the setting of the sun.

As we prepare to welcome the holiest of months, here are the dates, calendar and guide to spending Ramadan 2025 in India.

Ramadan in India 2025 dates and calendar

So far, Ramadan 2025 is predicted to begin on 28 February 2025 and end on 30 March 2025, corresponding to Ramadan 1446 in the Islamic calendar.

When will the moon sighting take place for Ramadan 2025 in India?

Ramadan begins when the new crescent moon first appears. Since the timing of the new moon sighting varies across different regions, the date for Ramadan may slightly differ depending on the region.

The crescent moon is anticipated to be visible worldwide on 1 March 2025. The exact time and date of the moon sighting will vary, and we will update you soon when official announcements are made. 

Umrah in India during Ramadan

If you are thinking of performing Umrah during Ramadan, you can check our article about the latest update of Umrah 2025 below.

Umrah 2024 Guide For Pilgrims From India


How is Ramadan celebrated in India?

The Seheriwalas (or Zohridaars) of Delhi represents the city’s old Mughal culture and legacy and are part of a Muslim tradition that has lasted for centuries. During Ramadan, Seheriwalas wander the streets of the city in the early hours of the morning, chanting Allah’s and the Prophet’s names to act as a wake-up call to Muslims for suhoor.

This centuries-old custom is still practised in sections of Old Delhi, especially in areas with a large Muslim population.

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During Ramadan, Muslims fast for the entire day for a month. Fasting involves not eating or drinking anything for long hours. Fasting is a significant part of Ramadan since, except for those whose health prevents them from fasting, all Muslims, including kids after a certain age, should observe it.

Muslims wake up before sunrise, bathe, and then eat something from the first day. The meal they eat is called Sehri, and it consists of foods such as dates, milk, and more to help them fast throughout the day. During the day, they are also not allowed to drink water. The fast ends every evening at sunset. This evening meal is called Iftar.

Iftar parties are popular and are a great way to spend time with family and friends. The traditional food items at Iftar include kebabs, biryanis, haleem, shorbas, and much more.

Ramadan praying hours in India

Muslims living in Mumbai, New Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Sri Nagar, Bangalore, and other cities start observing Ramadan as per the Sehri time or Iftar time in India. This is one of the main reasons why the starting date of Ramadan in India is of great significance to them. Below is the complete timetable for Ramadan 2025 in India.

Ramadan Time Table 2024 – Sehri and Iftar Timings Across India



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