Festivals of India Listed in Hindu Calendar 2014

September 2014

Radha Ashtami
Date:02 Day:Tuesday
Rasha Ashtami is commemorated as birth anniversary of Goddess Radha, the consort of Lord Krishna.
It falls on Ashtami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

Ganesh Anant Chaturdashi
Date:08 Day:Monday
Anant Chaturdashi is also the last day of the Hindu festival of Ganeshotsav.It is generally the tenth or eleventh day after Ganesh Chaturthi, and all the Ganesh idols brought into homes and communities are immersed in the sea or nearby lakes and rivers.

October 2014

Durga Puja:
Date:01 Day:Wednesday
Durga Puja also referred to as Durgotsava. About this sound Durgotsava Festival of Durga or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.

Gandhi Jayanti:
Date:02 Day:Wednesday
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Vijaya Dashami:
Date:03 Day:Thursday
Vijayadashami is celebrated as victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and also triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura. Vijayadashami is also known as Dussehra.

Sharad Purnima:
Date:07 Day:Tuesday
The Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day. It marks the end of monsoon.

Valmiki Jayanti:
Date:08 Day:Wednesday
Balmiki Jayanthi is observed on the full moon day. The day is also observed as Pargat Diwas

Karwa Chauth
Date:11 Day:Saturday
Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married
women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.

Date:21 Day:Tuesday
Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in India.

Date:23 Day:Thursday
Diwali which is also known as Deepawali is the most famous festival of the year.Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.
However, in Maharashtra Diwali festivity begins one day earlier on Govatsa Dwadashi.

Kali Puja:
Date:23 Day:Thursday
Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon day of the Hindu month Kartik especially in Bengal and Assam.

Govardhan Puja:
Date:24 Day:Friday
Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra. It is the fourth day of Dipavali, the Hindu festival of lights

Bhai Dooj:
Date:25 Day:Saturday
Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus on the last day of the five day long Diwali festival.This is the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Kartika.

Chhat Puja:
Date:29 Day:Wednesday
Chhat Puja is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God,Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess Usha).The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.
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Posted by: Bhagat Pandey - 18 Aug, 2014