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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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2020 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

6

Mon Ekadasi 1 Sat Ratha Saptami 5 Thu Ekadasi

8

Wed Pradosha Puja 2 Sun Bhishma Ashtami

7

Sat Pradosha Puja

10

Fri Purnima

5

Wed Ekadasi

9

Mon Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti

15

Wed Makara Sankranti (Uttarayana Punyakala 8:24 A.M.)

6

Thu Pradosha Puja

10

Tue Holi

20

Mon Ekadasi

8/9

S/Sun Purnima

20

Fri Ekadasi

22

Wed Pradosha Puja

9

Sun Purnima 21 Sat Pradosha Puja
24 Fri Amavasya

19

Wed Ekadasi 23/24 M/Tue Amavasya
26 Sun Republic Day 20 Thu Pradosha Puja 21 Sat Amavasya
30 Thu Vasanta Panchami 21 Fri Maha Sivaratri 25 Wed Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins
      23 Sun Amavasya      

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

2

Thu Sri Ramanavami 3 Sun Ekadasi 1 Mon Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj;
Sri Ganga Dashahara

4

Sat Ekadasi 5 Tue Pradosha Puja

2

Tue Ekadasi (Nirjala)

5

Sun Pradosha Puja

6

Wed Sri Narasimha Jayanthi; Purnima

3

Wed Pradosha Puja

6

Mon Mahaveer Jayanti

7

Thu Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanti

5

Fri Purnima

7/8

T/Wed Purnima

18

Mon Ekadasi

17

Wed Ekadasi

8

Wed Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

20

Wed Pradosha Puja 18 Thu Pradosha Puja
13 Mon Mesha Sankranti (10:28 P.M.) 22 Fri Amavasya 20/21 S/Sun Amavasya
18 Sat Ekadasi; Sri Vallabhacharya Jayanti       21 Sun Amavasya; Solar Eclipse (Haridwar - from 10:23 A.M. to 1:50 P.M.)
20 Mon Pradosha Puja            
22/23 W/Thu Amavasya            
25 Sat Sri Parasurama Jayanti            
26 Sun Akshaya Tritiya            
28 Tue Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanti            
29 Wed Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi; Sri Ganga Saptami            

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

1

Wed Harishayani Ekadasi

1

Sat Pradosha Puja

1/2

T/Wed Purnima

2

Thu Chaturmasya Vrata Begins; Pradosha Puja

3

Mon Purnima; Raksha Bandhan

2

Wed Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

4/5

S/Sun Purnima

11

Tue Sri Krishna Jayanti

8

Tue 133rd Birthday Anniversary of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

5

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

15

Sat Ekadasi; Independence Day

13

Sun Ekadasi

14

Tue 57th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

16

Sun Pradosha Puja; 12th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

15

Tue Pradosha Puja

16

Thu Ekadasi

18/19

T/Wed Amavasya

17

Thu Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

18

Sat Pradosha Puja

22

Sat Ganesha Chaturthi

27

Sun Ekadasi

20

Mon Somavati Amavasya 23 Sun Rishi Panchami

29

Tue Pradosha Puja

25

Sat Naga Panchami 29 Sat Ekadasi; Vamana Jayanti      

27

Mon Tulsidas Jayanti 30 Sun Pradosha Puja      

30

Thu Ekadasi 31 Mon Ananta Chaturdasi      

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

1

Thu Purnima 8 Sun Sri Radha Jayanti 3 Thu 77th Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtans Yajna at Sivananda Ashram

2

Fri Gandhi Jayanti 11 Wed Ekadasi

10

Thu Ekadasi

13

Tue Ekadasi

12

Thu Pradosha Puja

12

Sat Pradosha Puja

14

Wed Pradosha Puja

13

Fri Naraka Chaturdasi

14

Mon Somavati Amavasya

16

Fri Amavasya

14

Sat Deepavali; Amavasya

24

Thu Christmas Eve

17

Sat Navaratri Puja begins

15

Sun Amavasya; Govardhan Puja; Gow Puja; Sri Bali-Puja

25

Fri Christmas Day; Ekadasi; Gita Jayanti
22 Thu Saraswati Avahana

20

Fri Skanda Shashthi

27

Sun Pradosha Puja
24 Sat Sri Durga Ashtami; Sri Mahanavami; Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes

22

Sun Gopashtami; 19th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of H.H. Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

29

Tue Sri Dattatreya Jayanti; Purnima
25 Sun Vijaya Dasami

25

Wed Ekadasi; Tulasi Puja

30

Wed Purnima
27 Tue Ekadasi

26

Thu Chaturmasya Vrata Ends 31 Thu 77th Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram
28 Wed Pradosha Puja

27

Fri Pradosha Puja      
30/31 F/Sat Purnima

28

Sat Vaikuntha Caturdasi      
31 Sat Purnima; Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti

29/30

S/Mon Purnima      
     

30

Mon Kartika Purnima; Sri Gurunanak Jayanti      

 

2021 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

9

Sat Ekadasi 7 Sun Ekadasi 9 Tue Ekadasi

10

Sun Pradosha Puja 9 Tue Pradosha Puja

10

Wed Pradosha Puja

12/13

T/Wed Amavasya

11

Thu Amavasya

11

Thu Maha Sivaratri

14

Thu Makara Sankranti (Uttarayana Punyakala 2:37 P.M.)

16

Tue Sri Vasanta Panchami

13

Sat Amavasya

24

Sun Ekadasi

23

Tue Ekadasi

24

Wed Ekadasi

26

Tue Pradosha Puja; Republic Day

24

Wed Pradosha Puja

26

Fri Pradosha Puja
28 Thu Purnima

26/27

F/Sat Purnima

28

Sun Purnima; Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
      27 Sat Purnima

29

Mon Holi

 

APRIL

   

7

Wed Ekadasi            

9

Fri Pradosha Puja            

11/12

S/Mon Amavasya            

12

Mon Somavati 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: Saturday, 08-Feb-2020 08:40:08 EST
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