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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.

 

Monday, 17 January 2022

Vrat Purnima, Paushi and Shankmbhari Purnima

 

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Bharat Republic Day

 

Friday, 28 January 2022

Shattila Ekadashi

 

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Meru Trayodashi (Jain)

 

Monday, 31 January 2022

Darsh Amavashya, Mauni Amavashya (Jain), Moon set 15:27 (30th Kshaya Tithi-UK)

 

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Gauri Treej

 

Friday, 4 February 2022

Shree Ganesh Jayanti, Vinayak Chaturthi, Tilkund & Varad Chaturthi

 

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Vasant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Saraswati Puja

 

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Jaya Ekadashi

 

Monday, 14 February 2022

Vishwakarma Jayanti

 

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Vrat Purnima, Maghi purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti

 

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Vijya Ekadashi

 

Monday, 28 February 2022

Mahashivratri, Shiv pooja, Nishith Muhurat 23:50 to 24:42 Leicester,

(Today in UK, USA and Canada)

 

 

 

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LIST OF IMPORTANT HINDU FESTIVALS & VRATS FOR U.K.
From 05-11-2021 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

17-01-22

Mon

Vrat Purnima, Poshi & Shakambhari Purnima

26-01-22

Wed.

Bharat Republic Day

28-01-22

Fri.

Shattila Ekadashi

31-01-22

Mon

Darsh Amavas, Somvati Amavas from 8:48, Mauni Amavas (Jain), (Amavasya Kshaya Tithi – UK)

04-02-22

Fri.

Ganesh Jayanti, Vinayak, Tilkund & Varad Choth

05-02-22

Sat.

Vasant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Saraswati Pooja

12-02-22

Sat.

Jaya Ekadashi

14-02-22

Mon.

Vishvakarma Jayanti

16-02-22

Wed.

Vrat Purnima, Maghi Purnima

26-02-22

Sat.

Vijya Ekadashi

28-02-22

Mon.

Maha Shivratri, Nishith Muhurt 23:50 to 24:42, Leicester

02-03-22

Wed.

Darsh Amavasya

09-03-22

Wed

Holashtak begins 21:27

14-03-22

Mon.

Amalki Ekadashi

17-03-22

Thurs.

Vrat Purnima, Holi

18-03-22

Fri.

Dhuleti, Holashtak ends 7:17

27-03-22

Sun.

British Summer Time begins

28-03-22

Mon.

Papmochni Ekadashi

31-03-22

Thurs.

Darsh Amavasya

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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2021/2022 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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