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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Ramanavani*Tuesday April 4, 2017Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Thursday April 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Mairaj-ul-AlamThursday April 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Friday April 14, 2017Hinduism 
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BaisakhiFriday April 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Friday April 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Saturday April 15, 2017Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Saturday April 15, 2017Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearSunday April 16, 2017Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearMonday April 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Basava Jayanthi*Tuesday April 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Parashurama Day*Tuesday April 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Parshuram Jayanti*Tuesday April 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Garia Puja*Friday April 21, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Saturday April 29, 2017Hinduism 
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Buddha PurnimaSaturday April 29, 2017Hinduism 
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Buddha Purnima*Sunday April 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Raja*Thursday June 15, 2017Hinduism 
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Ratha Yatra*Sunday June 25, 2017Hinduism 
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Poson Full Moon Poya DayTuesday June 27, 2017Hinduism 
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Sant Kabir Das*Wednesday June 28, 2017Hinduism 
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U Tirot Sing Day*Monday July 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Bonalu*Sunday August 6, 2017Hinduism 
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Hindu celebration*Friday August 11, 2017Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday August 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Friday August 25, 2017Hinduism 
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Ganesh ChaturthiFriday August 25, 2017Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan**Saturday August 26, 2017Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiSaturday August 26, 2017Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Sunday August 27, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday August 27, 2017Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Saturday September 2, 2017Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Sunday September 3, 2017Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Wednesday September 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi**Thursday September 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Bridge dayThursday September 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Third Onam*Saturday September 16, 2017Hinduism 
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Fourth Onam*Sunday September 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Mahalaya Amavasya*Tuesday September 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)Wednesday September 27, 2017Hinduism 
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Bridge daySunday October 1, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Wednesday October 4, 2017Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Thursday October 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Ghatasthapana*Monday October 9, 2017Hinduism 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Saturday October 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Monday October 16, 2017Hinduism 
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Batukamma**Tuesday October 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Tuesday October 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Tuesday October 17, 2017Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Wednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Wednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Wednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiWednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Dashain*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Friday October 20, 2017Hinduism 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Tuesday October 24, 2017Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Tuesday October 24, 2017Hinduism 
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Ramanavani -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.


Bohag Bihu -
Friday April 13, 2018

Hinduism : This is the beginning of the agricultural season.Bihu is celebrated by the all parts of Assam and all cast and religion.Directly we can say that Bihu is secular festival which brings the humanity,peace and brotherhood among the various cast and religion. [Wikipedia]


Mairaj-ul-Alam -
Friday April 13, 2018

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Baisakhi -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Hinduism :


Bohag Bihu -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Hinduism : This is the beginning of the agricultural season.Bihu is celebrated by the all parts of Assam and all cast and religion.Directly we can say that Bihu is secular festival which brings the humanity,peace and brotherhood among the various cast and religion. [Wikipedia]


Khmer New Year -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Hinduism : At the end of the harvest season. Lasts 3 consecutive work days during which Cambodians douse each other liberally with water, clean and decorate their houses, and make offerings at the local temple. City streets are decorated and brightly lit in the evenings. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bohag Bihu -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Hinduism : This is the beginning of the agricultural season.Bihu is celebrated by the all parts of Assam and all cast and religion.Directly we can say that Bihu is secular festival which brings the humanity,peace and brotherhood among the various cast and religion.


Khmer New Year -
Monday April 16, 2018

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Tuesday April 17, 2018

Hinduism :


Basava Jayanthi -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.[1] [2] Wikipedia


Parashurama Day -
Thursday April 18, 2019

Hinduism : The sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. Like other avatars of Vishnu, he appears at a time when overwhelming evil prevailed on earth. The warrior class, with weapons and power, had begun to abuse their power, take what belonged to others by force and tyrannize people. Parashurama corrects the cosmic equilibrium by destroying these evil warriors. [Wikipedia]


Parshuram Jayanti -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu


Garia Puja -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Hinduism : A tribal festival celebrated in a traditional way by the people of Tripura. It is celebrated throughout the state with a lot of pomp and gaiety. The children and youth play drums, sing and dance in front of the Lord Garia, the deity of livestock and wealth to please him.


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Hinduism : Vesak: Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.


Buddha Purnima -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Hinduism :


Buddha Purnima -
Monday April 30, 2018

Hinduism : Celebration of the ancient Gurus, in particular Sage Ved Vyas. A Guru is seen as a remover of darkness, a teacher. The date is the full moon of the month Asadha.


Raja -
Saturday June 15, 2019

Hinduism : The first day of the Raja Sankranti festival is known as Pahili Sankranti, the second day is Raja and third day is Basi Raja.


Ratha Yatra -
Monday June 25, 2018

Hinduism : Chariot procession in Puri, one of the most sacred place in India (famous Vishnu temple)


Poson Full Moon Poya Day -
Wednesday June 27, 2018

Hinduism :


Sant Kabir Das -
Friday June 28, 2019

Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]


U Tirot Sing Day -
Tuesday July 17, 2018

Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]


Bonalu -
Monday August 6, 2018

Hinduism : Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August. Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.


Hindu celebration -
Saturday August 11, 2018

Hinduism : Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy - The seat of acute devotion and compassion


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Hinduism : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being. Wikipedia


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Saturday August 25, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday August 25, 2018

Hinduism :


Raksha Bandhan -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her. a holiday for women only


Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - Nuakhai -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Hinduism :


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Monday August 27, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Optional holiday -
Monday August 27, 2018

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Sunday September 2, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Thursday September 13, 2018

Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Friday September 14, 2018

Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bridge day -
Friday September 14, 2018

Hinduism :


Third Onam -
Sunday September 16, 2018

Hinduism : Chodhi: On the third day of Onam celebrations, the pookalam starts growing in its size by adding new layers or designs with at least 4 to 5 different flowers. The day also marks the start of shopping activities. Onam is associated with gifting new clothes, hence from this day onwards people start buying new clothes and jewellery. [Wikipedia]


Fourth Onam -
Monday September 17, 2018

Hinduism : Vishakam The fourth day of Onam celebrations. Vishakam: considered to be one of the most auspicious days of Onam. In olden days, the markets open their harvest sale on this day, making one of the busiest days in the markets for public. Nowadays, Vishakam marks the start of many Onam-related competitions such as Pookkalam competition. [Wikipedia]


Mahalaya Amavasya -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Hinduism : This day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Thursday September 27, 2018

Hinduism :


Bridge day -
Monday October 1, 2018

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Thursday October 4, 2018

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Lakhshmi Puja -
Friday October 5, 2018

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Ghatasthapana -
Tuesday October 9, 2018

Hinduism : First day of the Hindu Dashain Festival. Kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing the goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room.


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Sunday October 14, 2018

Hinduism : (ca. 400 BC?)[1] is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 16, 2018

Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests. Date confirmed in 2018


Batukamma -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Hinduism : Batukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers, of potter’s clay like a cone. Batuku in Telugu means live/life, and Amma means mother, hence Batukamma, is celebrated for the glory of Goddess Gauri (meaning fair or white) - the patron Goddess of womanhood.(Wikipedia) in the region of Telangana region only


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga). date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Hinduism : Eighth day of Dashain. This is the day for animal sacrifices in homes all over the country. Some orthodox Hindus fast on this day and others who don't favor animal sacrifice offer vegetables like bottle gourds and radishes, coconuts, or eggs.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Thursday October 18, 2018

Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. Wikipedia date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Thursday October 18, 2018

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Thursday October 18, 2018

Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Maharnavami -
Thursday October 18, 2018

Hinduism :


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Friday October 19, 2018

Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Friday October 19, 2018

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga). date confirmed in 2018


Dashain -
Friday October 19, 2018

Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday October 19, 2018

Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days


Vishvakarman -
Saturday October 20, 2018

Hinduism : Personification of creation and the abstract form of the creator God according to the Rigveda. He is the presiding deity of all Vishwakarma (caste), engineers, artisans and architects.[1] He is believed to be the Principal Architect of the Universe , and the root concept of the later Upanishadic figures of Brahman and Purusha. [Wikipedia]


Maharishi Valmiki anniversary -
Wednesday October 24, 2018

Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday October 24, 2018

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.