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AMALAKI EKADASHI.  This ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Phalgun. Devotees worship Parashuram the avatar of Lord Vishnu with fasts and the offering of the amalaki, the gooseberry fruit. It is an important festival at the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa.

AMALAKI EKADASHI. This ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Phalgun. Devotees worship Parashuram the avatar of Lord Vishnu with fasts and the offering of the amalaki, the gooseberry fruit. It is an important festival at the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa.

SHATTILA EKADASHI. 27TH JANUARY The eleventh day of every fortnight is called the ekadashi. On every ekadashi Lord Vishnu is worshipped by his devotees by fasting and performing special religious rituals. The Shattila ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the month of Magh during the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight. Devotees offer sesame seeds (til) in the rituals, do charity and feed the poor.

SHATTILA EKADASHI. 27TH JANUARY The eleventh day of every fortnight is called the ekadashi. On every ekadashi Lord Vishnu is worshipped by his devotees by fasting and performing special religious rituals. The Shattila ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the month of Magh during the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight. Devotees offer sesame seeds (til) in the rituals, do charity and feed the poor.

AJA EKADASHI.    This ekadashi fast falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha in the month of Bhadra. According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana Lord Krishna praised this ekadashi to Yudhisthira. It is also said that on this day Raja Harishchandra got back his wife, son and his kingdom after observing this fast. Devotees pray and fast to be freed from their past sins and worship Lord Vishnu.

AJA EKADASHI. This ekadashi fast falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha in the month of Bhadra. According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana Lord Krishna praised this ekadashi to Yudhisthira. It is also said that on this day Raja Harishchandra got back his wife, son and his kingdom after observing this fast. Devotees pray and fast to be freed from their past sins and worship Lord Vishnu.

GURU RAMDAS JAYANTI  Guru Ramdas was the fourth guru of the Sikhs and the father of the fifth Sikh guru Arjan Dev. Guru Ramdas was a poet and social reformer who founded the town of Ramdaspur that later became Amritsar. Over six hundred of the hymns composed by Guru Ramdas have been preserved in the Sikh scriptures the Guru Granth Sahib and among them are four hymns called Anand Karaj that are sung during marriage ceremonies.

GURU RAMDAS JAYANTI Guru Ramdas was the fourth guru of the Sikhs and the father of the fifth Sikh guru Arjan Dev. Guru Ramdas was a poet and social reformer who founded the town of Ramdaspur that later became Amritsar. Over six hundred of the hymns composed by Guru Ramdas have been preserved in the Sikh scriptures the Guru Granth Sahib and among them are four hymns called Anand Karaj that are sung during marriage ceremonies.

The mythology of the Onam festival is connected to the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu and the asura king Mahabali who was a powerful ruler. Vishnu appeared before him in the form of a dwarf and begged for land that he could cover with three steps. Mahabali was famous for his generosity and he granted the wish. Vamana then took on the form of a giant, his first step covered the sky, his second the earth and so Mahabali offered his head for the third step and he was pushed down to the…

The mythology of the Onam festival is connected to the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu and the asura king Mahabali who was a powerful ruler. Vishnu appeared before him in the form of a dwarf and begged for land that he could cover with three steps. Mahabali was famous for his generosity and he granted the wish. Vamana then took on the form of a giant, his first step covered the sky, his second the earth and so Mahabali offered his head for the third step and he was pushed down to the…

SRI DATTA JAYANTI: 16th DECEMBER, 2013- On this day people worship the saint Dattatreya who is considered to be an avatar encompassing the trinity of the Hindu gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya was the son of the sage Rishi Atri and became a wandering ascetic and a great teacher in the Maharashtra-Karnataka region where he is worshipped.

SRI DATTA JAYANTI: 16th DECEMBER, 2013- On this day people worship the saint Dattatreya who is considered to be an avatar encompassing the trinity of the Hindu gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya was the son of the sage Rishi Atri and became a wandering ascetic and a great teacher in the Maharashtra-Karnataka region where he is worshipped.

BHADLI NAVAMI : 17TH JULY-  This day of prayers is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashadh in the Hindu calendar. It is also called Bhatali Navami and Ashara Shukla Paksha Navami. Traditionally the chaturmas starts from the next day when for four months Lord Vishnu goes to sleep. So this is the last auspicious day for weddings before the period of chaturmas.

BHADLI NAVAMI : 17TH JULY- This day of prayers is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashadh in the Hindu calendar. It is also called Bhatali Navami and Ashara Shukla Paksha Navami. Traditionally the chaturmas starts from the next day when for four months Lord Vishnu goes to sleep. So this is the last auspicious day for weddings before the period of chaturmas.

DEVUTTHANA EKADASHI. 3rd NOVEMBER  Also called Prabodhini Ekadashi this day of fasting and prayers falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha of the month of Kartik. It marks the end of chaturmasa, the four months that Lord Vishnu is said to be asleep. Devotees eat only once during the day and chant the Vishnu Sahasranaam, the hundred names of the god.

DEVUTTHANA EKADASHI. 3rd NOVEMBER Also called Prabodhini Ekadashi this day of fasting and prayers falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha of the month of Kartik. It marks the end of chaturmasa, the four months that Lord Vishnu is said to be asleep. Devotees eat only once during the day and chant the Vishnu Sahasranaam, the hundred names of the god.

The Swan has an important place in the hindu mythology. It is said that this creature has the ability to separate water from milk, when both are combined together, which is known as Neera-Ksheera Viveka. This indicates the power of discrimination between good and evil. Swan is the vehicle of Lord Brahma.The swan is also the vehicle of Saraswati, the goddess of learning.

The Swan has an important place in the hindu mythology. It is said that this creature has the ability to separate water from milk, when both are combined together, which is known as Neera-Ksheera Viveka. This indicates the power of discrimination between good and evil. Swan is the vehicle of Lord Brahma.The swan is also the vehicle of Saraswati, the goddess of learning.

ANANT CHATURDASHI.   This is the last day of the ten day Ganesh festival and the day when the idols are immersed in a river or sea. Falling on the 14th day of the shukla paksha of the month of Bhadra it is also a day sacred to the Jain community. On this day the Jains worship Lord Vishnu as Anant, the eternal lord.

ANANT CHATURDASHI. This is the last day of the ten day Ganesh festival and the day when the idols are immersed in a river or sea. Falling on the 14th day of the shukla paksha of the month of Bhadra it is also a day sacred to the Jain community. On this day the Jains worship Lord Vishnu as Anant, the eternal lord.

BHADRAPAD PURNIMA:19TH SEPTEMBER,2013- Purnimas are full moon days and Lord Satyanarayan is worshipped on this day with fruits, flowers, sweets, betel leaves and vermillion. All purnimas are considered especially auspicious as they mark the division between the shukla paksha, the bright fortnight and krishna paksha, the dark fortnight of the lunar calendar. The Bhadrapad Purnima is also called Madhu Purnima and devotees go to bathe in the river at dawn, pray and give in charity.

BHADRAPAD PURNIMA:19TH SEPTEMBER,2013- Purnimas are full moon days and Lord Satyanarayan is worshipped on this day with fruits, flowers, sweets, betel leaves and vermillion. All purnimas are considered especially auspicious as they mark the division between the shukla paksha, the bright fortnight and krishna paksha, the dark fortnight of the lunar calendar. The Bhadrapad Purnima is also called Madhu Purnima and devotees go to bathe in the river at dawn, pray and give in charity.

JAL JILANI EKADASHI: 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2013-  This ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha, the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadra. It is called Jal Jilani as on this day Lord Krishna and his friends bathed in the Yamuna River and so Krishna images in temples are given a ceremonial bath.

JAL JILANI EKADASHI: 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2013- This ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the shukla paksha, the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadra. It is called Jal Jilani as on this day Lord Krishna and his friends bathed in the Yamuna River and so Krishna images in temples are given a ceremonial bath.

SHAT-TILA EKADASHI : 6th February 2013 - The eleventh day of every fortnight is called the ekadashi. On every ekadashi Lord Vishnu is worshipped by his devotees by fasting and performing special religious rituals. The Shat-tila ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the month of Magh during the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight. Devotees offer sesame seeds (til) in the rituals, do charity and feed the poor.

SHAT-TILA EKADASHI : 6th February 2013 - The eleventh day of every fortnight is called the ekadashi. On every ekadashi Lord Vishnu is worshipped by his devotees by fasting and performing special religious rituals. The Shat-tila ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the month of Magh during the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight. Devotees offer sesame seeds (til) in the rituals, do charity and feed the poor.

KAMADA EKADASHI.  This ekadashi falls on the shukla paksha of the month of Chaitra and is the first ekadashi after Ramnavami. Devotees believe that fasting on this day will free them from their sins and they will gain moksha. Some sanyaysis also fast for two days and after prayers to Lord Vishnu break the fast at sunrise.

KAMADA EKADASHI. This ekadashi falls on the shukla paksha of the month of Chaitra and is the first ekadashi after Ramnavami. Devotees believe that fasting on this day will free them from their sins and they will gain moksha. Some sanyaysis also fast for two days and after prayers to Lord Vishnu break the fast at sunrise.

JUMAT – UL - VIDA : 2nd August-   This is the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan. Muslims consider the Friday prayers as the most sacred and this one is considered especially holy. On this day people gather to pray at mosques as devotees bid farewell to Ramzan, the month of holy fasting that will end with Id ul Fitr. Jumat – ul - Vida is observed in Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh with great solemnity and devotion.

JUMAT – UL - VIDA : 2nd August- This is the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan. Muslims consider the Friday prayers as the most sacred and this one is considered especially holy. On this day people gather to pray at mosques as devotees bid farewell to Ramzan, the month of holy fasting that will end with Id ul Fitr. Jumat – ul - Vida is observed in Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh with great solemnity and devotion.

VARAHA JAYANTI: 8TH SEPTEMBER- Varaha is the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. During the Satya Yuga Vishnu appeared as a boar to save Prithvi, the earth goddess from the demon Hiranyaksha. This demon had stolen the Vedas from Lord Brahma and pushed Prithvi under the ocean. Varaha first raised Prithvi on his tusks and then fought and killed Hiranyaksha and retrieved the Vedas. Devotees believe that Varaha appeared on earth on this day and worship him with fasting and prayers.

VARAHA JAYANTI: 8TH SEPTEMBER- Varaha is the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. During the Satya Yuga Vishnu appeared as a boar to save Prithvi, the earth goddess from the demon Hiranyaksha. This demon had stolen the Vedas from Lord Brahma and pushed Prithvi under the ocean. Varaha first raised Prithvi on his tusks and then fought and killed Hiranyaksha and retrieved the Vedas. Devotees believe that Varaha appeared on earth on this day and worship him with fasting and prayers.