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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Friday August 7, 2015Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan*Friday August 7, 2015Hinduism 
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Swing Festival*Friday August 7, 2015Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Saturday August 8, 2015Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Friday August 14, 2015Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Saturday August 15, 2015Hinduism 
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Varasiddhi Shri Vinayaka VrathaTuesday August 25, 2015Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Tuesday August 25, 2015Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiWednesday August 26, 2015Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Wednesday August 26, 2015Hinduism 
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Sri Chand day*Sunday August 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Teja Dasami*Monday August 31, 2015Hinduism 
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Third Onam*Thursday September 3, 2015Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Saturday September 12, 2015Hinduism 
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Ghatasthapana*Monday September 21, 2015Hinduism 
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Navratra StapanaMonday September 21, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Monday September 28, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Monday September 28, 2015Hinduism 
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Batukamma**Monday September 28, 2015Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Tuesday September 29, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Tuesday September 29, 2015Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiTuesday September 29, 2015Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Wednesday September 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Wednesday September 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Dashain*Wednesday September 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Wednesday September 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja AshtamiWednesday September 30, 2015Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Monday August 7, 2017

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.


Raksha Bandhan -
Monday August 7, 2017

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.


Swing Festival -
Tuesday August 7, 2018

Hinduism : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.


Optional holiday -
Tuesday August 8, 2017

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday August 14, 2017

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) -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

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


Varasiddhi Shri Vinayaka Vratha -
Friday August 25, 2017

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Ganesh Chaturthi -
Friday August 25, 2017

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 (second day) - Nuakhai -
Saturday August 26, 2017

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Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday August 26, 2017

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.


Sri Chand day -
Wednesday August 30, 2017

Hinduism : Baba Sri Chand (8 September 1494 – 13 January 1629), was the founder of the ascetic sect of Udasi and was the elder son of Guru Nanak, first Guru and founder of Sikhism. He was born to Mata Sulakhani on Bhadra sudi 9, 1551 Bikrami (i.e. 8 September 1494) ਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਉਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਲਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਪੀਰਹੁ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮੁਰਟੀਐ॥ His sons did not obey His Word; they turned their backs on Him as Guru. ਦਿਲਿ ਖੋਟੈ ਆਕੀ ਫਿਰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਬੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਭਾਰੁ ਉਚਾਇਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਛਟੀਐ॥ These evil-hearted ones became rebellious; they carry loads of sin on their backs Some organizations, like Gobind Sadan, Damdami Taksal, a few Nihangs, and even a few Jathedars of takhat, admire Sri Chand Ji for his contribution. Sri Chand Ji is said to have composed an Aarta – a poem in name of his father, Nanak. After having differences with many subsequent Sikh gurus, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan, however there was reconciliation between Sri Chand and sixth Sikh Guru Guru Hargobind. He died at Kiratpur on 13 January 1629. [Wikipedia]


Teja Dasami -
Thursday August 31, 2017

Hinduism : Observed by the Jat community on the 10th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India, dedicated to a local deity named Tejaji. The popular belief is that Tejaji used to rescue people from snake bites. He is worshipped by people to escape from deadly snake bites. People also pray to the deity for the speedy recovery of people who had been bitten by poisonous snakes. Fairs are held in temple towns that have temples dedicated to Tejaji.


Third Onam -
Sunday September 3, 2017

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]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday September 12, 2017

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


Ghatasthapana -
Thursday September 21, 2017

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. http://www.punditravi.com/whats_new.html


Navratra Stapana -
Thursday September 21, 2017

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Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Thursday September 28, 2017

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. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Thursday September 28, 2017

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. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Batukamma -
Thursday September 28, 2017

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


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Friday September 29, 2017

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


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Friday September 29, 2017

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


Maharnavami -
Friday September 29, 2017

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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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) -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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).


Dashain -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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)


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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.


Durga Puja Ashtami -
Saturday September 30, 2017

Hinduism :