Spiritual Calendar 2020/2021

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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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

19

Fri Ratha Saptami; Bhishma Ashtami

24

Wed Ekadasi

26

Tue Pradosha Puja; Republic Day

23

Tue Ekadasi

26

Fri Pradosha Puja
28 Thu Purnima

24

Wed Pradosha Puja

28

Sun Purnima; Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
26/27 F/Sat Purnima

29

Mon Holi
27 Sat Purnima

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

7

Wed Ekadasi

7

Fri EkadasiSri Vallabhacharya Jayanti 1 Tue Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

9

Fri Pradosha Puja

8

Sat Pradosha Puja 6 Sun Ekadasi

11/12

S/Mon Amavasya

11

Tue Amavasya

7

Mon Pradosha Puja

12

Mon Somavati Amavasya

14

Fri Akshaya Tritiya; Sri Parasurama Jayanti

9/10

W/Thu Amavasya

13

Tue Ugadi; Lunar New Year’s Day; Vasanta Navaratri Begins

17

Mon Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanti

20

Sun Sri Ganga Dashahara

14

Wed Mesha Sankranti (4:41 A.M.)

18

Tue Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi; Sri Ganga Saptami 21 Mon Ekadasi (Nirjala)
21 Wed Sri Ramanavami

22

Sat Ekadasi 22 Tue Pradosha Puja
23 Fri Ekadasi 24 Mon Pradosha Puja 24 Thu Purnima
24 Sat Pradosha Puja 25 Tue Sri Narasimha Jayanthi
25 Sun Mahaveer Jayanti 26 Wed Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanti
26/27 M/Tue Purnima
27 Tue Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

5

Mon Ekadasi 2 Mon 58th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj 2 Thu Ekadasi

7

Wed Pradosha Puja 4 Wed Ekadasi

4

Sat Pradosha Puja

9

Fri Amavasya

5

Thu Pradosha Puja

5

Sun 13th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

10

Sat Amavasya

8

Sun Amavasya

6/7

M/Tue Amavasya

20

Tue Harishayani Ekadasi

13

Fri Naga Panchami

7

Tue Amavasya

21

Wed Chaturmasya Vrata Begins; Pradosha Puja

15

Sun Tulsidas Jayanti; Independence Day 8 Wed 134th Birthday Anniversary of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
23/24 F/Sat Purnima 18 Wed Ekadasi 10 Fri Ganesha Chaturthi
24 Sat Sri Guru PurnimaSri Vyasa PujaSri Guru Puja 20 Fri Pradosha Puja 11 Sat Rishi Panchami
21/22 S/Sun Purnima

17

Fri Ekadasi; Vamana Jayanti
22 Sun Purnima; Raksha Bandhan 18 Sat Pradosha Puja
30 Mon Sri Krishna Jayanti 19 Sun Ananta Chaturdasi
20 Mon Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

2

Sat Gandhi Jayanti; Ekadasi

1

Mon Ekadasi

2

Thu Pradosha Puja

4

Mon Pradosha Puja

2

Tue Pradosha Puja

3

Fri 78th Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtans Yajna at Sivananda Ashram

6

Wed Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

3

Wed Naraka Chaturdasi

4

Sat Amavasya

7

Thu Navaratri Puja begins

4

Thu Deepavali; Amavasya

14

Tue EkadasiGita Jayanti

12

Tue Saraswati Avahana

5

Fri Govardhan Puja; Gow Puja; Sri Bali-Puja

16

Thu Pradosha Puja

13

Wed Sri Durga Ashtami

10

Wed Skanda Shashthi

18

Sat Sri Dattatreya Jayanti; Purnima

14

Thu Sri Mahanavami; Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes

12

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

19

Sun Purnima

15

Fri Vijaya Dasami 15 Mon Ekadasi; Tulasi Puja

24

Fri Christmas Eve

16

Sat Ekadasi 16 Tue Pradosha Puja; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

25

Sat Christmas Day

18

Mon Pradosha Puja 18 Thu Vaikuntha Caturdasi

30

Thu Ekadasi

20

Wed Purnima; Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti 18/19 T/Fri Purnima

31

Fri 78th Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram

29

Fri Sri Radha Jayanti 19 Fri Kartika Purnima; Sri Gurunanak Jayanti
30 Tue Ekadasi

2022 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

2

Sun Amavasya 1 Tue Amavasya 1 Tue Maha Sivaratri

13

Thu Ekadasi 5 Sat Sri Vasanta Panchami

2

Wed Amavasya

14

Fri Makara Sankranti (Uttarayana Punyakala 8:49 P.M.)

8

Tue Ratha Saptami; Bhishma Ashtami

14

Mon Ekadasi

15

Sat Pradosha Puja

12

Sat Ekadasi

15

Tue Pradosha Puja

17

Mon Purnima

14

Mon Pradosha Puja

17/18

T/Fri Purnima

26

Wed Republic Day

16

Wed Purnima

18

Fri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
28 Fri Ekadasi

26

Sat Ekadasi

19

Sat Holi
29 Sat Pradosha Puja

28

Mon Pradosha Puja

28

Mon Ekadasi
31 Mon Amavasya

29

Tue Pradosha Puja

31

Thu Amavasya

APRIL

1

Fri 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 souls’ 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.

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