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Introduction

 

The Hindu festivals, fasts, rituals, holy baths and the observance of sacred days are part and parcel of the great cultural heritage. They are religious and social and a great source of spiritual and moral enrichment. They also lend zest, variety, colour and grandeur to an otherwise insipid, routine and care-worn day-to–day human existence. The Hindu festivals are more than what they appear to be. They are essentially a way of living and thinking in the course of existence, and as such bring their whole right to bear on the individual and the society.

 

Unlike the deities of the Hindu pantheon, the festivals are numerous and frequent, but basically religious, psychological and intimately connected with the changes of seasons, though many of them have lost the history of their origin in the mists of hoary past. With passage of time they have undergone a process of transformation and evolution and many new festivals have been grafted upon the old ones.

 

A Hindu festival is, in fact, something more than a ‘festival’. It is cathartic in nature, and as a means of purification strengthens the spirit within. Their goal is to find enjoyment through renunciation and self-denial. They are more of an exploration of the colourful things of life, without being bound to or obsessed by them.

 

This month’s Festival.

 

Friday, 1 April 2022

Amavas until 7:24

 

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Gudi Padvo, V. S. 2079 begins (N. India), Cheitri Navratri begins,

Cheti Chand (Sindh)

 

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Matsya Jayanti, (Mu. 9 Ramadan)

 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Aayabil Oli-Atthai begins (Jain)

 

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Durga Ashtami

 

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Shree Ram Navmi, Abhijit Muhurat 12:39 to 13:33 Leicester (Midday 13:06),

Chaitri Navratri ends, Shree Swami Narayan Jayanti,

Ravipushya Sunrise to 26:21

 

Monday, 11 April 2022

Dharmaraj Dashmi

 

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Kamda Ekadashi, Shree Vallabhacharya Vadhai

 

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Vaman-Madan Dwadashi, Vishnudamnostav

 

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Anang Trayodashi, Shree Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

 

Friday, 15 April 2022

Shivdamanak Chaturdashi, Good Friday

 

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Vrat Purnima, Chaitri Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti 

Aaymbil Oli ends (Jain)

 

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Easter Sunday

 

Monday, 18 April 2022

Easter Monday

 

Tuesday, 26 april 2022

Varuthini Ekadashi

 

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Darsh Amavas

(Partial Solar eclipse not viible in UK)

 

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Gujarat & Maharashtra Day

 

Monday, 2 May 2022

Ramadan Eid - UK

 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Akshar-akshay Trutiya, Parsuram Jayanti

Jain Varsi tap na parna

 

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Shree Gangotpati, Ganga Saptami, Ganga Pooja

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Siti Navmi

 

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Mohini Ekadashi

 

Friday, 13 May 2022

Parshuram-Rkimani Dwadashi

 

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Narsinha Jayanti

 

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Vrat Purnima, Koorma Jayanti

 

Monday,, 16 May 2022

Vaishakhi and Buddha Purnima, Purnima until 5:14

Total Lunar Eclipse visible in UK and need to be observed.

(Please see details below)

 

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LIST OF IMPORTANT HINDU FESTIVALS & VRATS FOR U.K.
From 01-03-2022 TO 25-10-2022 - V.S. 2078
(Prepared according to local UK Time).

 

Important Note:

The Hindu festivals are generally based on a certain Tithi (roughly translated as the lunar phase) or the Nakshatra (Position of Asterisms with respect to the moon and the earth) in a given month or the transition of other heavenly bodies. When the time and place differ a lot from the place for which the Panchang (Religious Almanac) is computed the occurrence of the festival on a given day could change. To correctly compute the time and date of a festival, one must compute the Tithi, Nakshatra etc. for that place in terms of the local time of that place. The festival celebration times and days/dates listed here are calculated according to local UK times and these may differ from other places in the world (e.g. India, USA).

(Ref: Rushi Panchang - UK)

 

Date

Day

Festival Description

02-04-22

Sat.

Chaitri Navaratri,  Gudi Padvo, North India Vikram Samvat 2079 Begins

03-04-22

Sun.

Matsya Jayanti

10-04-22

Sun.

Shree Ramnavami, Abhijit Muhurt 12:39 to 13:33 Leicester, Shree Swami Narayan Jayanti

12-04-22

Tues.

Kamda Ekadashi, Shree Vallbhacharya Vadhai

14-04-22

Thurs.

Shree Mahavir Jayanti, Anang Trayodashi

16-04-22

Sat.

Vrat & Chaitri Purnima, Shree Hanuman Jayanti

26-04-22

Tues.

Varuthini Ekadashi, Shree Vallabhabda - 545

30-04-22

Sat.

Darsh Amavasya

03-05-22

Tues.

Akshay-Akhatreej, Parshuram Jayanti

12-05-22

Thurs.

Mohini Ekadashi

14-05-22

Sat.

Nrusinh Jayanti

15-05-22

Sun.

Kurma Jayanti, Vrat Purnima

16-05-22

Mon.

Vaishakhi & Budhdha Purnima (Purnima until 5:14)

26-05-22

Thurs.

Apra Ekadashi, Bhadrakali Ekadashi-Punjab

29-05-22

Sun.

Darsh & Bhavuka Amavasya

30-05-22

Mon.

Shanaishchar Jayanti, Somvati Amavas until 12:30

10-06-22

Fri.

Nirjala-Bheem Ekadashi

11-06-22

Sat.

Vat Savitri Vrat Begins

13-06-22

Mon.

Vrat & Vat Savitri Vrat Purnima

24-06-22

Fri.

Yogini Ekadashi

28-06-22

Tues.

Darsh Amavasya

29-06-22

Wed.

Kachchi, Halari Aashadhhi Samvat 2079 Begins

10-07-22

Sun.

Devshayni Ekadashi, Saurashtra Molakat Begins

11-07-22

Mon.

Jaya Parvati Vrat & Gujarat Molakat Begins

13-07-22

Wed.

Vrat & Guru Purnima, Ashadhhi Purnima

14-07-22

Thurs.

Saurashtra Molakat Jagran,

15-07-22

Fri.

Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran & Gujarat Molakat Jagran

24-07-22

Sun.

Kamika Ekadashi

28-07-22

Thurs.

Darsh Amavasya, Divaso, Aevrat Jeevrat Jagran

29-07-22

Fri.

Shravan Month & Shiv Pooja Begins

02-08-22

Tues.

Naag Pancham

03-08-22

Wed.

Kalki Jayanti, Randhan Chhath

04-08-22

Thurs.

Sheetla Satam

06-08-22

Sat.

Noli Nom (South Gujarat)

08-08-22

Mon.

Putrada, Pavitra Ekadashi

11-08-22

Thurs.

Vrat & Nariyeli Purnima, Shravani Purnima, Balev, Raksha Bandhan from 16:21 (with Shravan Nakshatra), (Purnima (15) Kshaya Tithi – UK)

15-08-22

Mon

Bor Chauth, Bharat Independence Day

16-08-22

Tues.

Naag Pancham

17-08-22

Wed.

Randhan Chhath

18-08-22

Thurs.

Sheetla Satam, Shree Krishna Jayanti, Vratotsav, Nishith Muhurt 24:49 to 25:28 Leic., Kalashtami

19-08-22

Fri.

Janmashtami – Vaishnav Pushtimargiy

22-08-22

Mon.

Aja Ekadashi,

26-08-22

Fri.

Darsh & Sarva Pitru Amavasya

29-08-22

Mon.

Varah Jayanti

30-08-22

Tues.

Hari Talika, Kevda Treej, Shree Ganesh Chaturthi

31-08-22

Wed.

Rushi Panchami, Sama Panchami

03-09-22

Sat.

Durga, Radha and Durva Ashtami, Dharo Attham, (8th Kshaya Tithi – UK)

06-09-22

Tues.

Parivartini – Jal Zilani Ekadashi

07-09-22

Wed.

Vaman Jayanti

09-09-22

Fri.

Anant Chaturdashi, Vrat Purnima

10-09-22

Sat

Shraddh begins

21-09-22

Wed.

Indira Ekadashi

25-09-22

Sun.

Sarvapitri Darsh Amavas, Amavas-Purnima Shraddh

26-09-22

Mon.

Shardiy Navaratri Begins

02-10-22

Sun.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (date)

03-10-22

Mon.

Shri Durga and Maha-Havan Ashtami, Maha Navami

04-10-22

Tues.

Vijya Dashami, Dashahara, Vijay Muhurt 14:47 to 15:32 Leic., Budhdha Jayanti

05-10-22

Wed.

Pashankusha Ekadashi – Smart, UK (11th Kshaya Tithi) UK

06-10-22

Thurs.

Pashankusha Ekadashi – Vaishnavi, UK

09-10-22

Sun.

Vrat Purnima, Sharad Purnima

13-10-22

Thurs.

Karva and Sankat Chauth, Moonrise 19:36 Leicester

21-10-22

Fri.

Rama Ekadashi, Govats Dwadashi, Vagh Barash

22-10-22

Sat.

Dhan Terash, Dhan Pooja, (Trayodashi begins 13:33)

23-10-22

Sun.

Kali Chaudas

24-10-22

Mon.

(Narak Chaturdashi, Moon rise 6:15am, Lei.), Diwali, Lakshmi-Sharda-Chopda Pujan, Darsh Amavas, Somvati Amavas until 12:57

26-10-22

Wed.

New Year’s Day  Vikram Samvat 2079, Jain Samvat 2549, Bhai Beej, Bhaiduj, Chandra (Moon) Darshan

 

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2022 Eclipse Details - Leicester – United Kingdom

 

30 April 2022 – Partial Solar Eclipse (GMT) (Not visible in UK)

Beginning 18:45:18, Greatest 20:41:18, End 22:37:54 (G.M.T.)

(Visible in – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Easter I., San Juan Bautista, Juan Fernandez Is., Peru, )

 

16 May 2022 – Total Lunar Eclipse (Moon set 05:10am BST Leic.) (Visible in UK and need to be observed) –
Eclipse Details -            Beginning - 03:27:30   Mid - 05:11:24 End - 06:55:24

 (Visible in – Middle East to New Zealand)

 

Leicester – Sunrise 05:07 & Moon set 05:10 (16 May 2022)

Eclipse timing for Leicester is 03:27:30 until 05:07

The Sunrise is at 05:07 and hence you will see the start of the eclipse from 03:27 until the Sunrise at 05:07.

            Vedh – from Sunday, 15th 21:17 (maximum) & from Monday, 16th 01:48 (minimum)

 

25 October 2022 – Partial Solar Eclipse (GMT) (Visible in UK and need to be observed) –

Beginning 08:58:12, Greatest 11:00:06, End 13:02:12 (G.M.T.)

 

Partial Solar Eclipse, UK Leicester – Beginning 10:07:03.5, Greatest 10:57:48.2, End 11:50:18 (B.S.T)

(Partial Solar Eclipse, UK London – Beginning 10:08:03.0, Greatest 10:59:04.5, End 11:51:17.5 (B.S.T))

            Vedh – from Monday, 24th 20:07 (maximum) & from Tuesday, 25th 07:19 (minimum)

 (Visible in – India, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, ….. UK, … Uzbekistan, Yemen)

           

8 November 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse (GMT) (Not Visible in UK and it is not observed) –
Eclipse Details -            Beginning - 09:08:48   Mid - 10:59:06 End - 12:49:18 (G.M.T.)

 (Visible in – Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Far East, India)

 

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