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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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2018 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

Mon New Year's Day 11 Sun Ekadasi 1 Thu Purnima; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti

1/2

M/Tue Purnima 13 Tue Pradosha Puja

2

Fri Holi

2

Tue Purnima

14

Wed Sri Maha Sivaratri

13

Tue Ekadasi

12

Fri Ekadasi

15

Thu Amavasya

14

Wed Pradosha Puja

14

Sun Pradosha Puja; Makara Sankranti (Punya Kala 8:00 P.M.)

26

Mon Ekadasi

17

Sat Amavasya

16/17

T/Wed Amavasya

27

Tue Pradosha Puja

18

Sun Ugadi; Lunar New Year's Day; Vasanta Navaratri begins
17 Wed Amavasya      

25

Sun Sri Ramanavami
22 Mon Vasanta Panchami      

27

Tue Ekadasi
24 Wed Ratha Saptami; Bhishma Ashtami      

29

Thu Pradosha Puja; Sri Mahavira Jayanthi
27 Sat Ekadasi      

31

Sat Purnima; Sri Hanuman Jayanthi
29 Mon Pradosha Puja            
31 Wed Purnima Lunar Eclipse (5:18 P.M. to 8:41 P.M.)            

 

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

12

Thu Ekadasi; Sri Vallabhacharya Jayanti

11

Fri Ekadasi

1

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

13

Fri Pradosha Puja

13

Sun Pradosha Puja

10

Sun Ekadasi

14

Sat Mesha Sankranti (10:03 A.M.)

15

Tue Amavasya

11

Mon Pradosha Puja

15/16

S/Mon Amavasya

24

Thu Sri Ganga Dussehra

13

Wed Amavasya

16

Mon Somavati Amavasya

25

Fri Ekadasi

24

Sun Ekadasi (Nirjala)

18

Wed Akshaya Tritiya; Sri Parasurama Jayanthi

26

Sat Pradosha Puja

25

Mon Pradosha Puja

20

Fri Sri Adi-Sankaracharya Jayanthi

29

Tue Purnima

27/28

W/Thu Purnima

21

Sat Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanthi      

28

Thu Purnima

22

Sun Sri Ganga Saptami            

26

Thu Ekadasi            

27

Fri Pradosha Puja            
28 Sat Sri Narasimha Jayanthi            
29/30 S/Mon Purnima            

30

Mon Purnima; Sri Buddha Jayanthi            

 

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

9

Mon Ekadasi 5 Sun 55th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj 2 Sat Sri Krishna Jayanti

10

Tue Pradosha Puja 7 Tue Ekadasi

6

Thu Ekadasi

12/13

T/Fri Amavasya

9

Thu Pradosha Puja

7

Fri Pradosha Puja

13

Fri Amavasya

11

Sat Amavasya

7

Fri 10th Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

23

Mon Ekadasi (Hari Sayani)

15

Wed Sri Naga Panchami

8

Sat 131st Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

24

Tue Chaturmasya Vrata Begins

17

Fri Sri Goswami Tulasidas Jayanthi

9

Sun Amavasya
25 Wed Pradosha Puja

22

Wed Ekadasi

13

Thu Sri Ganesha Chaturthi
27 Fri Sri Guru Purnima; Sri Vyasa Puja; Sri Guru Puja; Lunar Eclipse (from 11:54 P.M. on 27th July to 3:49 A.M. on 28th July)

23

Thu Pradosha Puja

14

Fri Rishi Panchami
     

25/26

S/Sun Purnima

20

Thu Ekadasi
     

26

Sun Purnima; Raksha Bandhan 21 Fri Sri Vamana Jayanti
            22 Sat Pradosha Puja
            23 Sun Sri Ananta Chaturdasi
            24/25

M/Tue

Purnima
            25

Tue

Purnima; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) begins

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

5

Fri Ekadasi 1 Thu Sri Radha Ashtami 3 Mon Ekadasi; 75th Anniversary of Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan Yajna in Sivananda Ashram

6

Sat Pradosha Puja 3 Sat Ekadasi

4

Tue Pradosha Puja

8/9

M/Tue Amavasya; Mahalaya (Pitri Paksha) ends

5

Mon Pradosha Puja

6/7

T/Fri Amavasya

9

Tue Amavasya

6

Tue Naraka Chaturdasi

7

Fri Amavasya

10

Wed Navaratri Puja Begins

7

Wed Amavasya; Deepavali

18

Tue Ekadasi; Sri Bhagavadgita Jayanti

16

Tue Sri Saraswati Avahana

8

Thu Sri Govardhana Puja; Sri Go-Puja; Sri Bali-Puja

20

Thu Pradosha Puja
17 Wed Sri Durga Ashtami; Sri Maha Navami

13

Tue Sri Skanda Shashthi

22

Sat Purnima; Sri Dattatreya Jayanti
18 Thu Sri Navaratri Puja Concludes 15 Thu Gopashtami; 17th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of His Holiness Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

24

Mon Christmas Eve
19 Fri Vijaya Dasami 19 Mon Ekadasi; Sri Tulasi Puja; Uttathana Dvadasi; Chaturmasya Vrata Ends

25

Tue Christmas Day
20 Sat Ekadasi 20 Tue Pradosha Puja

31

Mon 75th Anniversary of Pratishtha Mahotsava of Sri Viswanatha Mandir in Sivananda Ashram

22

Mon Pradosha Puja

21

Wed Vaikuntha Caturdasi

 

   

24

Tue Purnima; Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi 22/23 T/Fri Purnima      
      23 Fri Kartika Purnima; Sri Guru Nanak Jayanti      

 

2019 Spiritual Calendar

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

1

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

3

Thu Pradosha Puja 3/4 S/Mon Amavasya

3

Sun Pradosha Puja

5

Sat Amavasya

4

Mon Amavasya

4

Mon Sri Maha Sivaratri

15

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

10

Sun Vasanta Panchami

6

Wed Amavasya

17

Thu Ekadasi

12

Tue Ratha Saptami; Bhishma Ashtami

17

Sun Ekadasi

18

Fri Pradosha Puja

15

Fri Ekadasi 18 Mon Pradosha Puja
20/21 S/Mon Purnima

17

Sun Pradosha Puja 21 Thu Purnima; Holi; Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Jayanti
21 Mon Purnima 19 Tue Purnima      
31 Thu Ekadasi            

 

APRIL

   

1

Mon Ekadasi            

2

Tue Pradosha Puja            

4/5

T/Fri Amavasya            

5

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 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, 17-Mar-2018 05:30:16 EDT
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