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Swami Sivananda's "Hindu Fasts and Festivals" and Swami Krishnananda's "Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals" have detailed descriptions of the festivals listed here. Click here for ordering details. This Spiritual Calendar is for worships held at the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. Some of the dates may not necessarily hold true for other parts of the world.

Note: When two dates are mentioned for any occasion, it means that the particular tithi occurs both on the first day evening and the next day morning.

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2017 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

8

Sun Ekadasi 1 Wed Vasanta Panchami 8 Wed Ekadasi

10

Tue Pradosha Puja 3 Fri Ratha Saptami

10

Fri Pradosha Puja

12

Thu Purnima

4

Sat Bhishma Ashtami

12

Sun Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti

14

Sat Makara Sankranti; Uttarayana Punyakala (1:56 P.M.)

7

Tue Ekadasi

13

Mon Holi

23

Mon Ekadasi

8

Wed Pradosha Puja

24

Fri Ekadasi

25

Wed Pradosha Puja

10

Fri Purnima

25

Sat Pradosha Puja
27 Fri Amavasya

22

Wed Ekadasi

27/28

M/Tue Amavasya
     

24

Fri Sri Maha Sivaratri; Pradosha Puja

29

Wed Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins
      26 Sun Amavasya      

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

5

Wed Sri Ramanavami

1

Mon Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi; Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

1

Thu Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

7

Fri Ekadasi

2

Tue Sri Ganga Saptami

4

Sun Sri Ganga Dussehra

8

Sat Pradosha Puja

6

Sat Ekadasi

5

Mon Ekadasi (Nirjala)

9

Sun Sri Mahavira Jayanthi

8

Mon Pradosha Puja

6

Tue Pradosha Puja

10/11

M/Tue Purnima

9

Tue Sri Narasimha Jayanthi

8/9

T/Fri Purnima

11

Tue Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

10

Wed Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanthi

9

Fri Purnima

14

Fri Mesha Sankranti (3:51 A.M.)

22

Mon Ekadasi

20

Tue Ekadasi

22

Sat Ekadasi; Sri Vallabhacharya Jayanti

23

Tue Pradosha Puja

21

Wed Pradosha Puja

24

Mon Pradosha Puja

25

Thu Amavasya

23/24

F/Sat Amavasya

26

Wed Amavasya      

24

Sat Amavasya

28

Fri Sri Parasurama Jayanthi            

29

Sat Akshaya Tritiya            

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

4

Tue Ekadasi (Hari Sayani) 3 Thu Ekadasi 2 Sat Ekadasi

5

Wed Chaturmasya Vrata Begins 5 Sat Pradosha Puja

3

Sun Pradosha Puja; Sri Vamana Jayanti

6

Thu Pradosha Puja

7

Mon Purnima; Raksha Bandhan; Lunar Eclipse (10:53 P.M. to 00:48 A.M. on 8-8-2017)

5

Tue Sri Ananta Chaturdasi

8/9

S/Sun Purnima

14

Mon Sri Krishna Jayanti

5/6

T/Wed  Purnima

9

Sun Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja

18

Fri Ekadasi

6

Wed  Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

18

Tue 54th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

19

Sat Pradosha Puja; 9th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

8

Fri 130th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
19 Wed Ekadasi

21

Mon Somavati Amavasya

16

Sat Ekadasi
21 Fri Pradosha Puja

25

Fri Sri Ganesha Chaturthi

17

Sun Pradosha Puja
23 Sun Amavasya

26

Sat Rishi Panchami

19

Tue Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

28

Fri Sri Naga Panchami; Upakarma       20 Wed Amavasya

30

Sun Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi       21 Thu Navaratri Puja Begins
            27 Wed Sri Saraswati Avahana
            28

Thu

Sri Durga Ashtami
            29

Fri

Sri Maha Navami
            30

Sat

Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes; Vijaya Dasami

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

1

Sun Ekadasi 1 Wed Pradosha Puja; Sri Tulasi Puja; Uttathana Dvadasi; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends 1 Fri Pradosha Puja

3

Tue Pradosha Puja 2 Thu Vaikuntha Caturdasi

3

Sun Purnima; Sri Dattatreya Jayanti; 74th Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivanand Ashram

5

Thu Purnima; Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi

3/4

F/Sat Purnima

13

Wed Ekadasi

13

Fri Sri Radha Ashtami

4

Sat Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti

15

Fri Pradosha Puja

15

Sun Ekadasi

14

Tue Ekadasi

17/18

S/Mon Amavasya

17

Tue Pradosha Puja; Naraka Chaturdasi

15

Wed Pradosha Puja

18

Mon Somavati Amavasya
19 Thu Amavasya; Deepavali

18

Sat Amavasya

24

Sun Christmas Eve
20 Fri Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja 29 Wed Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

25

Mon Christmas Day
25 Wed Sri Skanda Shashthi      

29

Fri Ekadasi

28

Sat Gopashtami; 16th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj      

30

Sat Pradosha Puja

31

Tue Ekadasi      

31

Sun 74th Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram
                 
     

 

         

 

2018 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

Mon New Year's Day 11 Sun Ekadasi 1 Thu Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti

1/2

M/Tue Purnima 13 Tue Pradosha Puja

2

Fri Holi

2

Tue Purnima

14

Wed Sri Maha Sivaratri

13

Tue Ekadasi

12

Fri Ekadasi

15

Thu Amavasya

14

Wed Pradosha Puja

14

Sun Pradosha Puja; Makara Sankranti (Punya Kala 8:00 P.M.)

26

Mon Ekadasi

17

Sat Amavasya

16/17

T/Wed Amavasya

27

Tue Pradosha Puja      
17 Wed Amavasya            
22 Mon Vasanta Panchami            
24 Wed Ratha Saptami            
27 Sat Ekadasi            
29 Mon Pradosha Puja            
31 Wed Purnima Lunar Eclipse (5:18 P.M. to 8:41 P.M.)            

 

Special Observances at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh

  1. 8th of every month is observed as the birth-date of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
  2. All soulsí day on Amavasyas.
  3. Sri Veda Bhagavan Puja on every Purnima and Amavasya evening.
  4. Sri Satyanarayan Puja on every Purnima evening.
  5. Sri Mahamrityunjaya Havan on Pradosha Puja day.
  6. Sri Suryanarayana Puja on Sundays.
  7. Sri Siva Puja on Mondays.
  8. Sri Skanda Puja on Tuesdays.
  9. Sri Vishnu Puja on Wednesdays.
  10. Sri Guru Puja on Thursdays.
  11. Special Ganga Puja and Lakshmi Puja on Fridays.
  12. Sri Hanuman Puja on Saturdays.
Note: All times and dates are per Indian Standard Time.


Last Updated: Tuesday, 25-Apr-2017 23:41:56 EDT
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