Festivals of India Listed in Hindu Calendar 2014

July 2014

Guru Purnima
Date:12 Day:Saturday
The day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh is traditionally celebrated as Guru Purnima by Hindus. Also known as Vyas Purnima, the day is celebrated in remembrance and veneration to sage Ved Vyas. He is the Adi (original) Guru of the Hindu Dharma, who classified the Vedas, wrote the eighteen Puranas and the Mahabha

Shani Amavasya
Date:26 Day:Saturday
The new moon day that falls on a Saturday in the Hindu calendar is known as Sani Amavasai. 26th of July 2014 happens to be a Sani Amavasai. People suffering from several doshams like pitra dosham, kala sarpa dosham conduct remedial Poojas on this day. Tharpan is also performed for ancestors on this day.

Hariyali Teej
Date:30 Day:Wednesday
The festival of Hariyali Teej is a monsoon festival, which is celebrated by every Hindu married woman all over India. This festival is celebrated on the 3rd day of Sukla Paksha, the bright moon fortnight of the month of Shraavan or Sawan of the Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the reunion of God Shiva and his beloved wife Parvati after living separately for more than 100 years.

August 2014

Nag Panchami
Date:01 Day:Friday
Shukla Paksha Panchami during Sawan month is observed as Nag Panchami. Usually Nag Panchami day falls two days after Hariyali Teej. Currently Nag Panchami falls in month of July and August in English calendar.

Varalakshmi Vrat
Date:08 Day:Friday
The Hindu festival going by the name 'Vara Lakshmi Vratha' is celebrated on the Friday before the full moon in the Tamil Month 'Aadi' which corresponds to the English months of July-August. It is a festival to propitiate the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam).

Raksha Bandhan,Narali Purnima
Date:10 Day:Sunday
Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust.

Kajari Teej
Date:13 Day:Wednesday
Kajari Teej is a Hindu festival and is one of the three Teej, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the nation. This Teej festival is celebrated on the third day after the full moon day of the Shravaan month of the Hindu calendar, which is also known as Shraavan Purnima.

Krishna Janmashtami,Simha Sankranti
Date:17 Day:Sunday
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Date:29 Day:Friday
Ganesh Utsav is a spectacular festival, honoring Lord Ganesha. The elephant-headed god is worshiped for 10 days from Bhadrapada Shudha Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi. It is celebrated all over India, but the maximum grandeur is witnessed in Mumbai and across Maharashtra. It was Lokmanya Tilak who popularised the festival during the freedom movement and made it a community celebration
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Posted by: Bhagat Pandey - 18 Aug, 2014