Festivals of India Listed in Hindu Calendar 2014

May 2014

Parashurama Jayanti
Date:01 Day: Thursday
Parashurama Jayanti is celebrated as birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha. It is believed that Parashurama was born during Pradosh Kal and hence the day when Tritiya prevails during Pradosh Kal is considered for Parashurama Jayanti celebrations.

Akshaya Tritiya
Date:02 Day:Friday
It is considered as one of the most important days for Hindu community as it is the day of the birth of the Lord Parasurama. The Hindu community considers this day as a lucky day and believes that any venture such as a business or the construction of a building started on that day will follow betterment and prosperity

Buddha Purnima
Date:14 Day: Wednesday
It is the most important festival of Buddhists, and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Buddhists regard every full moon as sacred, the moon of the month of Vaisakh/Baisakh (April - May) has special significance because on this day Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and Nirvana.

Narada Jayanti,Vrishabha Sankranti:
Date:15 Day: Thursday
Narad Jayanti is observed on the day after Purnima (full moon day) in Vaishakh month (April – May). It is believed that Sage Narad appeared from the forehead of Lord Brahma. Some Puranas like the Vishnu Purana suggest he is the son of Sage Kashyapa.

June 2014

Ganga Dussehra
Date:08 Day: Sunday
Ganga Dashahara is celebrated every year between May and June. Hindus celebrate this festival very significantly because Ganga was fall down at this day from heaven to earth. According to the Hindu calendar Ganga Dashahara or dashami is celebrated (at tenth day of the month) in waxing moon of the month of Jyestha.

Nirjala Ekadashi
Date:09 Day: Monday
Nirjala Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day falling on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) of the waxing fortnight of the Hindu month of Jyestha (June).The ekadashi derives its name from the water-less (Nir-jala) fast observed on this day.[2] It is considered as the most austere and hence, most sacred of ekadashis.

Sant Kabir Jayanti:
Date:13 Day:Friday
The birth anniversary of Saint Kabirdas, who was a poet and revolutionary saint falls on the full moon day in the month of Jyeshta ( May-June). It is observed in India and around the world. On this day, meetings and satsangs are held.

Jagannath Rathyatra
Date:29 Day:Sunday
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra or car festival of Puri Jagannath temple is one of the largest religious ceremonies of India. Next Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2014 date is July 29th, Sunday. Puri Rath yatra commemorates the journey of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).
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Posted by: Bhagat Pandey - 18 Aug, 2014