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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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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

3

Tue Ekadasi

1

Wed Ekadasi; Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

5

Tue Pradosha Puja

4

Wed Pradosha Puja

2

Thu Pradosha Puja

7

Thu Amavasya

6

Fri Amavasya

4/5

S/Sun Amavasya

8

Fri Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins

9

Mon Sri Parasurama Jayanthi; Akshaya Tritiya

14

Tue Sri Ganga Dussehra

13

Wed Mesha Sankranti (9:39 P.M.)

11

Wed Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi

16

Thu Ekadasi (Nirjala)

15

Fri Sri Ramanavami

12

Thu Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

17

Fri Pradosha Puja

17

Mon Ekadasi

13

Fri Sri Ganga Saptami

19/20

S/Mon Purnima

18

Tue Pradosha Puja

17

Tue Ekadasi

20

Mon Purnima

19

Tue Sri Mahavira Jayanthi

19

Thu Pradosha Puja

30

Thu Ekadasi

21/22

T/Fri Purnima

20

Fri Sri Narasimha Jayanthi      

22

Fri Chaitra Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

21

Sat Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanthi      

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

2

Sat Pradosha Puja 2 Tue Amavasya 1 Thu Amavasya

4

Mon Somavati Amavasya 7 Sun Sri Naga Panchami

5

Mon Sri Ganesha Chaturthi

15

Fri Ekadasi

10

Wed Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi

6

Tue Rishi Panchami

16

Sat Chaturmasya Vrata Begins

14

Sun Ekadasi

8

Thu 129th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

17

Sun Pradosha Puja

15

Mon Pradosha Puja

9

Fri Sri Radha Ashtami

19

Tue Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja

17/18

W/Thu Purnima

12

Mon Ekadasi
28 Thu 53rd Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

18

Thu Purnima; Upakarma; Raksha Bandhan

13

Tue Sri Vamana Jayanti
30 Sat Ekadasi

25

Thu Sri Krishna Jayanti

14

Wed Pradosha Puja
31 Sun Pradosha Puja

28

Sun Ekadasi 15 Thu Sri Ananta Chaturdasi

 

   

29

Mon Pradosha Puja 16 Fri  Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

 

   

30

Tue 8th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj 26 Mon Ekadasi
            28

Wed

Pradosha Puja
            30

Fri

Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

1

Sat Navaratri Puja Begins 5 Sat Sri Skanda Shashthi 3 Sat 73rd Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivanand Ashram

7

Fri Sri Saraswati Avahana 8 Tue Gopashtami; 15th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

10

Sat Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

9

Sun Sri Durga Ashtami

10

Thu Ekadasi

11

Sun Pradosha Puja

10

Mon Sri Maha Navami

11

Fri Sri Tulasi Puja;  Uttathana Dvadasi; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

13

Tue Purnima; Sri Dattatreya Jayanti

11

Tue Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes; Vijaya Dasami

12

Sat Pradosha Puja; Vaikuntha Caturdasi

24

Sat Ekadasi; Christmas Eve

12

Wed Ekadasi

14

Mon Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti

25

Sun Christmas Day
13 Thu Pradosha Puja

25

Fri Ekadasi

26

Mon Pradosha Puja
15/16 S/Sun Purnima 26 Sat Pradosha Puja

28/29

W/Thu Amavasya
16 Sun Purnima; Sri Valmiki Jayanthi 29 Tue Amavasya

29

Thu Amavasya

26

Wed Ekadasi      

31

Sat 73rd Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram

28

Fri Pradosha Puja; Naraka Chaturdasi            
30 Sun Amavasya; Deepavali            
31 Mon Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja

 

         

 

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

28

Sun Amavasya
     

24

Fri Sri Maha Sivaratri; Pradosha Puja      
      26 Sun 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: Friday, 15-Apr-2016 06:06:54 EDT
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