Festivals of India Listed in Hindu Calendar 2014

November 2014

Kansha Vadh:
Date:02 Day:Tuesday
On Kansa Vadha day Kansa was killed by Lord Krishna and the king Ugrasena was reinstated as King of Mathura.

Tulsi Vivah:
Date:04 Day:Tuesday
Tulasi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Hindu god Vishnu or his Avatar Krishna.

Guru Nanak Jayanti:
Date:06 Day:Thursday
Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.
This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.

Kartik Poornima:
Date:06 Day:Thursday
Kartika Poornima (Kartika purnima) is a Hindu, Jain and Sikh holy festival, celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartika (November–December)

Sabarimala Mandala Kalam Begins:
Date:16 Day:Sunday
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala remains continuously open only during the famous Makaravilaku-Mandala Puja season (November,December,January).In 2014, the date of opening of the Ayyappa Temple for Mandalam season is November 16

December 2014

Gita Jayanti:
Date:02 Day:Tuesday
Gita Jayanti day symbolizes the birth of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Dhanu Sankranti
Date:16 Day:Tuesday
Dhanu Sankranti vrat is celebrated on Pratipada of Sheersh Shukla Paksh as the day of Dhanu Sankrati for worshiping
Lord Vishnu.

Saphala Ekadashi
Date:18 Day:Thursday
Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast.It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise.

Somvati Amavas
Date:22 Day:Monday
The Amavasya, which falls on Monday is said to be Somvati Amavasya. This year in 2014 Somvati Amavasya is occurring on August 25, 2014 and December 22, 2014. According to the Hindu mythology, women observe fast on this day for the long life of their husbands.Married women perform Parikrma (rounds) around the Peepal tree for 108 times. Peepal tree holds a special significance in Indian culture. A sacred thread is tied around the Peepal tree by women as a part of ritual on Somvati Amavasya.

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