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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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2015 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

Thu Ekadasi 1 Sun Pradosha Puja 1 Sun Ekadasi

2

Fri Pradosha Puja 3 Tue Purnima

2

Mon Pradosha Puja

4/5

S/M Purnima

15

Sun Ekadasi

5

Thu Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti

15

Thu Makara Sankranti; Uttarayana Punyakala (01:20 A.M.)

16

Mon Pradosha Puja

6

Fri Holi

16

Fri Ekadasi

17

Tue Sri Maha Sivaratri

16

Mon Ekadasi

18

Sun Pradosha Puja

18

Wed Amavasya

18

Wed Pradosha Puja
20 Tue Amavasya

 

   

20

Fri Amavasya
24 Sat Vasanta Panchami      

21

Sat Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins
26 Mon Ratha Saptami; Republic Day      

28

Sat Sri Ramanavami

27

Tue Bhishma Ashtami      

31

Tue Ekadasi

28

Wed Madhva Navami            
30 Fri Ekadasi            
                 

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

1

Wed Pradosha Puja 1 Fri Pradosha Puja 1 Mon Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

2

Thu Sri Mahavira Jayanthi 2 Sat Sri Narasimha Jayanthi

2

Tue Purnima

3/4

F/Sat Purnima

3/4

S/Mon Purnima

12

Fri Ekadasi

4

Sat Chaitra Purnima; Lunar Eclipse (3.45 to 7.15 p.m.); Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

4

Mon Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanthi

14

Sun Pradosha Puja

14

Tue Mesha Sankranti (3:25 P.M.);

14

Thu Ekadasi

16

Tue Amavasya

15

Wed Ekadasi

15

Fri Pradosha Puja

28

Sun Ekadasi
16 Thu Pradosha Puja

18

Mon Somavati Amavasya

29

Mon Pradosha Puja
18 Sat Amavasya

28

Thu Sri Ganga Dussehra

 

   
21 Tue Akshaya Tritiya; Sri Parasurama Jayanthi

29

Fri Ekadasi (Nirjala)      

23

Thu Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi

30

Sat Sri Kurma Jayanthi      
24 Fri Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

31

Sun Pradosha Puja      
25 Sat Sri Ganga Saptami            
29 Wed Ekadasi            
                 

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

1/2

W/Thu Purnima 8 Sat 52nd Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj 5 Sat Sri Krishna Jayanti

2

Thu Purnima 10 Mon Ekadasi

8

Tue 128th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

12

Sun Ekadasi

11

Tue Pradosha Puja

9

Wed Ekadasi

13

Mon Pradosha Puja

14

Fri Amavasya

10

Thu Pradosha Puja

16

Thu Amavasya

19

Wed Sri Naga Panchami

11

Fri 7th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

27

Mon Ekadasi (Hari Sayani)

22

Sat Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi

12/13

S/Sun Amavasya
28 Tue Chaturmasya Vrata Begins

26

Wed Ekadasi

17

Thu Sri Ganesha Chaturthi
29 Wed Pradosha Puja

27

Thu Pradosha Puja

18

Fri Rishi Panchami
30/31 T/Fri Purnima

29

Sat Purnima; Upakarma; Raksha Bandhan 21 Mon Sri Radha Ashtami

31

Fri Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja       24 Thu Ekadasi; Sri Vamana Jayanti

 

          25 Fri Pradosha Puja
            27/28

S/Mon

Purnima; Sri Ananta Chaturdasi
            28

Mon

Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

 

   

 

         

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

2

Fri Gandhi Jayanthi 7 Sat Ekadasi 3 Thu 72nd Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivanand Ashram

8

Thu Ekadasi 8 Sun Pradosha Puja

7

Mon Ekadasi

10

Sat Pradosha Puja

9

Mon Naraka Chaturdasi

8

Tue Pradosha Puja

12

Mon Somavati Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

11

Wed Amavasya; Deepavali

11

Fri Amavasya

13

Tue Navaratri Puja Begins

12

Thu Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja

21

Mon Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

20

Tue Sri Saraswati Avahana

17

Tue Sri Skanda Shashthi

23

Wed Pradosha Puja
21 Wed Sri Durga Ashtami; Sri Maha Navami

19

Thu Gopashtami; 14th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

24

Thu Christmas Eve; Sri Dattatreya Jayanti
22 Thu Vijaya Dasami; Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes 22 Sun Ekadasi; Sri Tulasi Puja

24/25

T/Fri Purnima
23 Fri Ekadasi 23 Mon Pradosha Puja; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

25

Fri Christmas Day; Purnima

25

Sun Pradosha Puja 24 Tue Vaikuntha Caturdasi

31

Thu 72nd Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivanandashram

26/27

M/Tue Purnima

25

Wed Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti      
27 Tue Purnima; Valmiki Jayanthi            
     

 

         

 

2016 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

5

Tue Ekadasi 4 Thu Ekadasi 5 Sat Ekadasi

7

Thu Pradosha Puja 6 Sat Pradosha Puja

6

Sun Pradosha Puja

9/10

S/Sun Amavasya

8

Mon Somavati Amavasya

7

Mon Sri Maha Sivaratri

15

Fri Makara Sankranti; Uttarayana Punyakala (7:34 A.M.)

13

Sat Vasanta Panchami

8/9

T/Wed Amavasya

20

Wed Ekadasi

14

Sun Ratha Saptami

9

Wed Solar Eclipse; in Hq. Ashram (4.49 to 6.43 A.M.) In India (4.49 to 10.05 A.M.)  

21

Thu Pradosha Puja

15

Mon Bhishma Ashtami

19

Sat Ekadasi
23/24 S/Sun Purnima

18

Thu Ekadasi

20

Sun Pradosha Puja
     

20

Sat Pradosha Puja 22/23 T/Wed Purnima
      22 Mon Purnima 23 Wed Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti
            24 Thu Holi
                 

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

3

Sun Ekadasi            

5

Tue Pradosha Puja            

7

Thu Amavasya            
                 

 

 

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: Wednesday, 01-Apr-2015 03:35:55 EDT
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