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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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2014 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

Amavasya

4

Vasanta Panchami

1

Amavasya

11

Ekadasi

6

Ratha Saptami

12

Ekadasi

13

Pradosha Puja

7

Bhishma Ashtami

14

Pradosha Puja

14

Makara Sankranti; Uttarayana Punyakala (06:15 P.M.) 8 Madhva Navami

16

Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti
15/16 Purnima 10 Ekadasi

17

Holi
27 Ekadasi 12 Pradosha Puja

27

Ekadasi

28

Pradosha Puja 14 Purnima

28

Pradosha Puja
30 Amavasya 25 Ekadasi 30 Amavasya
    27 Pradosha Puja; Sri Maha Sivaratri 31 Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins
           

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

8

Tue Sri Ramanavami 1 Thu Sri Parasurama Jayanthi 1 Sun Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

11

Fri Ekadasi 2 Fri Akshaya Tritiya

8

Sun Ganga Dussehra

12

Sat Pradosha Puja

4

Sun Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi

9

Mon Ekadasi (Nirjala)

13

Sun Sri Mahavira Jayanthi

5

Mon Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

10

Tue Pradosha Puja

14

Mon Mesha Sankranti (9:11 A.M.);

6

Tue Sri Ganga Saptami

12/13

T/F Purnima

14/15

M/T Purnima

10

Sat Ekadasi

23

Mon Ekadasi
15 Tue Chaitra Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

12

Mon Pradosha Puja

24

Tue Pradosha Puja
25 Fri Ekadasi

13

Tue Sri Narasimha Jayanthi

26/27

T/F Amavasya
26 Sat Pradosha Puja

14

Wed Purnima; Sri Kurma Jayanthi; Sri Buddha Jayanthi      

28/29

M/T Amavasya

24

Sat Ekadasi      

 

   

26

Mon Pradosha Puja      
      28 Wed Amavasya      
                 

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

8

Tue Ekadasi (Hari Sayani) 1 Fri Sri Naga Panchami 2 Tue Sri Radha Ashtami

9

Wed Sri Vamana Puja; Chaturmasya Vrata Begins 3 Sun Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi

5

Fri Ekadasi

10

Thu Pradosha Puja

7

Thu Ekadasi

6

Sat Pradosha Puja; Sri Vamana Jayanti

11/12

F/S Purnima

8

Fri Pradosha Puja

7

Sun Sri Ananta Chaturdasi

12

Sat Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja

10

Sun Purnima; Upakarma; Raksha Bandhan

8

Mon 127th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

17

Thu Dakshinayana begins (8:37 AM)

15

Fri Independence Day

8/9

M/T Purnima
20 Sun 51st Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

17

Sun Sri Krishna Jayanti

19

Fri Ekadasi
22 Tue Ekadasi

21

Thu Ekadasi

21

Sun Pradosha Puja
24 Thu Pradosha Puja

22

Fri Pradosha Puja 23 Tue Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

26

Sat Amavasya

23

Sat 6th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj 23/24 Wed Amavasya

 

   

25

Mon Somavati Amavasya 25 Thu Navaratri Puja Begins
      29 Fri Sri Ganesha Chaturthi      
      30 Sat Rishi Panchami      

 

   

 

         

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

1

Wed Sri Saraswati Avahana 3 Mon Ekadasi 2 Tue Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

2

Thu Gandhi Jayanthi; Sri Durga Ashtami; Sri Maha Navami 4 Tue Pradosha Puja; Sri Tulasi Puja;
Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

3

Wed 71st Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivanand Ashram

3

Fri Vijaya Dasami; Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes

5

Wed Vaikuntha Caturdasi

4

Thu Pradosha Puja

4

Sat Ekadasi

6

Thu Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti

5

Fri Purnima; Sri Dattatreya Jayanti

6

Mon Pradosha Puja

18

Tue Ekadasi

6

Sat Purnima

7

Tue Purnima; Rasalila

19

Wed Pradosha Puja

18

Thu Ekadasi
8 Wed Purnima; Valmiki Jayanthi

22

Sat Amavasya

19

Fri Pradosha Puja
19 Sun Ekadasi      

21/22

S/M Amavasya
21 Tue Pradosha Puja      

22

Mon Somavati Amavasya

22

Wed Naraka Chaturdasi      

24

Wed Christmas Eve

23

Thu Amavasya; Deepavali       25 Thu Christmas Day
24 Fri Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja       31 Wed 71st Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivanandashram
29 Wed Sri Skanda Shashthi            

31

Fri Gopashtami; 13th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj            
     

 

         

 

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            
26 Mon Ratha Saptami; Republic Day            

27

Tue Bhishma Ashtami            

28

Wed Madhva Navami            
30 Fri Ekadasi            
                 

 

 

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: Thursday, 03-Apr-2014 22:06:19 EDT
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