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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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2019 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

Tue Ekadasi; New Year's Day 2 Sat Pradosha Puja 2 Sat Ekadasi

3

Thu Pradosha Puja 4 Mon Amavasya

3

Sun Pradosha Puja

5

Sat Amavasya

10

Sun Vasanta Panchami

4

Mon Sri Maha Sivaratri

15

Tue Makara Sankranti
(Uttarayana Punyakala 2:13 A.M.)

12

Tue Ratha Saptami; Bhishma Ashtami

6

Wed Amavasya

17

Thu Ekadasi

15

Fri Ekadasi

17

Sun Ekadasi

18

Fri Pradosha Puja

17

Sun Pradosha Puja 18 Mon Pradosha Puja
20/21 S/Mon Purnima 19 Tue Purnima 20/21 W/Thu Purnima
21 Mon Purnima       21 Thu Purnima; Holi; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti
26 Sat Republic Day      

31

Sun Ekadasi
31 Thu Ekadasi            

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

1

Mon Ekadasi

2

Thu Pradosha Puja

1

Sat Anniversary of Sannyasa Diksha of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

2

Tue Pradosha Puja

4

Sat Amavasya

3

Mon Somavati Amavasya

4/5

T/Fri Amavasya

7

Tue Akshaya Tritiya; Sri Parasurama Jayanthi

12

Wed Sri Ganga Dussehra

5

Fri Amavasya

9

Thu Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi

13

Thu Ekadasi (Nirjala)

6

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

10

Fri Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi

14

Fri Pradosha Puja

13

Sat Sri Ramanavami

11

Sat Sri Ganga Saptami

16/17

S/Mon Purnima

14

Sun Mesha Sankranti (4:15 P.M.)

15

Wed Ekadasi

17

Mon Purnima

15

Mon Ekadasi 16 Thu Pradosha Puja

28

Fri Ekadasi

17

Wed Pradosha Puja; Sri Mahavira Jayanthi 17 Fri Sri Narasimha Jayanthi

30

Sun Pradosha Puja

19

Fri Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi 18 Sat Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanthi      

30

Tue Ekadasi; Sri Vallabhacharya Jayanti 30 Thu Ekadasi      
      31 Fri Pradosha Puja      

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

2

Tue Amavasya 1 Thu Amavasya 2 Mon Sri Ganesha Chaturthi

12

Fri Ekadasi (Hari Sayani) 5 Mon Sri Naga Panchami

3

Tue Rishi Panchami

13

Sat Chaturmasya Vrata Begins

7

Wed Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi

8

Sun 132ndt Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

14

Sun Pradosha Puja

11

Sun Ekadasi

9

Mon Ekadasi

16

Tue Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja; Lunar Eclipse (from 1:31 A.M. to 4:30 A.M.)

12

Mon Pradosha Puja

10

Tue Sri Vamana Jayanti

26

Fri 56th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

14/15

W/Thu Purnima

11

Wed Pradosha Puja
28 Sun Ekadasi

15

Thu Purnima; Raksha Bandhan; Independence Day

12

Thu Sri Ananta Chaturdasi
29 Mon Pradosha Puja

23

Fri Sri Krishna Jayanti

13/14

F/Sat Purnima
31/1 W/Thu Amavasya

26

Mon Ekadasi

14

Sat Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins
     

28

Wed Pradosha Puja; 11th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj 25 Wed Ekadasi
     

30

Fri Amavasya 26 Thu Pradosha Puja
            28 Sat Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends
            29

Sun

Navaratri Puja Begins

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

5

Sat Sri Saraswati Avahana 2 Sat Sri Skanda Shashthi 3 Tue 76th Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivananda Ashram

6

Sun Sri Durga Ashtami; Sri Maha Navami 4 Mon Gopashtami; 18th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

8

Sun Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

7

Mon Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes

8

Fri Ekadasi; Sri Tulasi Puja

9

Mon Pradosha Puja

8

Tue Vijaya Dasami

9

Sat Pradosha Puja; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

11

Wed Sri Dattatreya Jayanti

9

Wed Ekadasi

10

Sun Vaikuntha Caturdasi

11/12

W/Thu Purnima

11

Fri Pradosha Puja

12

Tue Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti

12

Thu Purnima
13 Sun Purnima; Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi

22

Fri Ekadasi

22

Sun Ekadasi
21 Mon Sri Radha Ashtami 24 Sun Pradosha Puja

23

Mon Pradosha Puja
24 Thu Ekadasi 26 Tue Amavasya

24

Tue Christmas Eve
25 Fri Pradosha Puja      

25

Wed Christmas Day

26

Sat Naraka Chaturdasi      

25/26

W/Thu Amavasya

27

Sun Amavasya; Deepavali      

26

Thu Amavasya; Solar Eclipse (8:20 A.M. to 11:13 A.M.)
28 Mon Amavasya; Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja      

31

Tue 76th Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram

 

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 24 Tue Amavasya
26 Sun Republic Day 20 Thu Pradosha Puja      
30 Thu Vasanta Panchami 21 Fri Sri Maha Sivaratri      
      23 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: Tuesday, 16-Apr-2019 23:40:09 EDT
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