Shree Ganeshai Namah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namaskar,

 

In light of everything that is happening in the world, we hope you and your family are keeping safe and healthy. Please look after yourselves in these difficult and testing times.

Our prayers are with you all and may we get through this difficult times together.

Stay safe and healthy.

  

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.

 

 
There is but one god, but devotees according to their predilection pray Him/Her by different names, so says the Sruti. Those who appreciate this universal truth, upon them rest the responsibility of evolving the qualities of toleration, respect and world-fellowship in their lives.

 

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LIST OF IMPORTANT HINDU FESTIVALS & VRATS FOR U.K. - V.S. 2077 (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).

 

Date

Day

Festival Description

15-11-20

Sun.

New Year’s Day  Vikram Samvat 2077, Jain Samvat 2547, Annakut

16-11-20

Mon.

Bhai Beej, Bhaiduj, Chandra (Moon) Darshan

19-11-20

Thurs.

Labh Pancham, Jain Gian Panchami

21-11-20

Sat.

Shree Jalaram Jayanti

25-11-20

Wed.

Probodhini, Devuthi Ekadashi, Tulsivivah Begins (with Revti Nakshatra from 12:51)

29-11-20

Sun.

Vrat Purnima, (Purnima (15) Vruddhi Tithi – UK)

30-11-20

Mon.

Dev Diwali, Tulsi Vivah Ends

10-12-20

Thurs.

Utpatti Ekadashi

14-12-20

Mon.

Darsh Amavasya, Somvati Amavas until 16:16

25-12-20

Fri.

Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti

29-12-20

Tues.

Vrat Purnima, Shree Dattatrey Jayanti

09-01-21

Sat.

Safla Ekadashi

12-01-21

Tues.

Darsh Amavasya

14-01-21

Thurs.

Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Punyakal from Sunrise to Sunset

24-01-21

Sun.

Putrada Ekadashi

26-01-21

Tues.

Bharat Republic Day

28-01-21

Thurs.

Vrat Purnima, Poshi & Shakambhari Purnima

07-02-21

Sun.

Shattila Ekadashi

11-02-21

Thurs.

Darsh Amavas, Mauni Amavas (Jain)

15-02-21

Mon.

Ganesh Jayanti, Vinayak, Tilkund Chaturthi

16-02-21

Tues.

Vasant Panchami, Shree Panchami, Saraswati Pooja

23-02-21

Tues.

Jaya Ekadashi

25-02-21

Thurs.

Vishvakarma Jayanti

26-02-21

Fri.

Vrat Purnima

09-03-21

Tues.

Vijya Ekadashi

11-03-21

Thurs.

Maha Shivratri, Nishith Muhurt 23:49 to 24:38 Leicester

12-03-21

Fri.

Darsh Amavasya

20-03-21

Sat.

Holashtak begins 25:40 (on 01:40 hrs. 21-03-21)

24-03-21

Wed.

Amalki Ekadashi

28-03-21

Sun.

Vrat Purnima, Holi, Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Holashtak ends 19:48, British Summer Time (BST) begins

29-03-21

Mon.

Dhuleti

07-04-21

Wed.

Papmochni Ekadashi

11-04-21

Sun.

Darsh Amavasya

12-04-21

Mon.

Chaitri Navaratri, Gudi Padvo, North India Vikram Samvat 2078 Begins

14-04-21

Wed.

Matsya Jayanti

21-04-21

Wed.

Shree Ramnavami, Abhijit Muhurt 12:35 to 13:32 Leicester, Shree Swami Narayan Jayanti

23-04-21

Fri.

Kamda Ekadashi, Shree Vallbhacharya Vadhai

25-04-21

Sun.

Shree Mahavir Jayanti

26-04-21

Mon.

Vrat & Chaitri Purnima, Shree Hanuman Jayanti, (Purnima (15) Kshaya Tithi – UK)

07-05-21

Fri.

Varuthini Ekadashi, Shree Vallabhabda - 544

11-05-21

Tues.

Darsh Amavasya

14-05-21

Fri.

Akshay-Akhatreej, Parshuram Jayanti

22-05-21

Sat.

Mohini Ekadashi – Smart, UK

23-05-21

Sun.

Mohini Ekadashi – Vaishnavi, UK

24-05-21

Mon.

Nrusinh Jayanti

25-05-21

Tues.

Kurma Jayanti, Vrat Purnima

26-05-21

Wed.

Vaishakhi & Budhha Purnima (Purnima until 12:14)

05-06-21

Sat.

Apra Ekadashi, Bhadrakali Ekadashi-Punjab

09-06-21

Wed.

Darsh & Bhavuka Amavasya

10-06-21

Thurs.

Shanaishchar Jayanti

21-06-21

Mon.

Nirjala-Bheem Ekadashi

22-06-21

Tues.

Vat Savitri Vrat Begins

24-06-21

Thurs.

Vrat & Vat Savitri Vrat Purnima

05-07-21

Mon.

Yogini Ekadashi

09-07-21

Fri.

Darsh Amavasya

10-07-21

Sat.

Kachchi, Halari Aashadhhi Samvat 2078 Begins

20-07-21

Tues.

Devshayni Ekadashi, Saurashtra Molakat Begins

21-07-21

Wed.

Jaya Parvati Vrat & Gujarat Molakat Begins

23-07-21

Fri.

Vrat & Guru Purnima, (Purnima Kshaya Tithi–UK)

24-07-21

Sat.

Saurashtra Molakat Jagran,

25-07-21

Sun.

Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran & Gujarat Molakat Jagran

04-08-21

Wed.

Kamika Ekadashi

07-08-21

Sat.

Darsh Amavasya

08-08-21

Sun.

Divaso, Aevrat Jeevrat Jagran

09-08-21

Mon.

Shravan Month & Shiv Pooja Begins

13-08-21

Fri.

Naag Pancham, Randhan Chhath, Kalki Jayanti

14-08-21

Sat.

Sheetla Satam (7th Kshaya Tithi – UK)

15-08-21

Sun.

Bharat Independence Day

16-08-21

Mon.

Noli Nom (South Gujarat)

18-08-21

Wed.

Putrada, Pavitra Ekadashi

22-08-21

Sun.

Vrat & Nariyeli Purnima, Balev & Raksha Bandhan

26-08-21

Thurs.

Bor Chauth

27-08-21

Fri.

Naag Pancham

28-08-21

Sat.

Randhan Chhath

29-08-21

Sun.

Sheetla Satam, Shree Krishna Jayanti, Vratotsav, Nishith Muhurt 24:45 to 25:26 Leic., Kalashtami

30-08-21

Mon.

Janmashtami - Vaishnav

02-09-21

Thurs.

Aja Ekadashi,

06-09-21

Mon.

Darsh,  Somvati & Sarva Pitru Amavasya

09-09-21

Thurs.

Varah Jayanti, Hari Talika, Kevda Treej

10-09-21

Fri.

Shree Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayak Chauth

11-09-21

Sat.

Rushi Panchami, Sama Panchami

13-09-21

Mon.

Durga, Radha and Durva Ashtami, Dharo Attham

16-09-21

Thurs.

Parivartini – Jal Zilani Ekadashi

17-09-21

Fri.

Vaman Jayanti

20-09-21

Mon.

Vrat Purnima

21-09-21

Tues.

Shraddh Paksha Begins

02-10-21

Sat.

Indira Ekadashi, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (date)

05-10-21

Tues.

Sarvapitri Darsh Amavas, Amavas-Purnima Shraddh

07-10-21

Thurs.

Navaratri Begins

13-10-21

Wed.

Shree Durga Ashtami, Maha-Havan Ashtami

14-10-21

Thurs.

Maha Navami, Vijya Dashami, Dashahara, Vijay Muhurt 14:36 to15:19 Leicester

16-10-21

Sat.

Pashankusha Ekadashi

19-10-21

Tues.

Vrat Purnima

20-10-21

Wed.

Sharad Purnima

24-10-21

Sun.

Karva and Sankat Chauth, Moonrise 19:31 Leicester

31-10-21

Sun.

Greenwich Mean Time Begins (GMT)

01-11-21

Mon.

Rama Ekadashi, Govats Dwadashi, Vagh Barash, (12th Kshaya Tithi – UK)

02-11-21

Tues.

Dhan Terash, Dhan Pooja

03-11-21

Wed.

Kali Chaudas, (Narak Chaturdashi, Moon rise 4:44am, Leicester)

04-11-21

Thurs.

Diwali, Lakshmi-Sharda-Chopda Pujan

05-11-21

Fri.

New Year’s Day  Vikram Samvat 2078, Jain Samvat 2548, Annakut

 

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2020 Eclipse Details

 

30 November 2020 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Moon set 07:47am GMT Leicester) (Not Visible in UK and it is not observed) –

Eclipse Details:– Beginning - 07:29:54, Mid - 09:42:48, End - 11:55:42

(Visible in - Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas.)

 

14 December 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse (GMT)

(Not Visible in UK and it is not observed) -
Beginning 13:33:48, Greatest 16:18:06, End 18:53:00 (G.M.T.)

(Visible in – Argentina, Ascension, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Easter I., Ecuador, Falkland Is., Galapagos IS., Juan Ferandez Is., Paraguay,, Peru, Pitcairn Is., St Helena, South Africa (Cape Town), South Georgia, Tristan da Cuhna, Uruguay)

 

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