ALTERNATE LIST
The Table below gives an alternate list for Hindu Festival
holidays for adoption on a permanent basis. The festivals are
held on the same dates every successive year just like the
National holidays. This way the festival holidays could be
beneficial to the Hindu families to conjoin the celebrations with
the weekends.
No.
Festival Name
Month
Day of Festival
1  
Yugadi        
March
Third Friday
2
Raama Navami
March
Fourth Friday
3
Hanuman Jayanthi
April
Second Monday
4
Varamahaalakshmi Vrita
August
First Sunday
5
Raksha Bandhan
August
First Saturday
6
Sri Krishna Jayanthi
August
Third Friday
7
Gowri Ganesha Festival
September
Third Sunday
8
Navarathri Festival begins
October
First Monday
9
Vijaya Dashami
October
Following Friday
10
Sharada Puja, Durga Puja
October
Following Monday
10
Naraka Chathurdashi
November
First Friday
12
Dhanalakshmi Puja
November
First Saturday
13
Deepavavali
November
First Sunday
14
Gow Puja, Festival Bath,
November
Following Monday
15
Balipadyami
November
Following Tuesday
16
Shops Establishments Puja
November
Following Wednesday
17
Makara Sankranthi
January
Second Friday
18
Maha Shivarathri
February
Third Friday
19
Holi
March
Second Friday
All Festivals are to be celebrated on days suitable for the community in the area to prevent
disruption of normal activities of trade and service and close to the weekly holiday (Sunday).
Those festivals that are not listed can also be held by this general rule.
LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS 2014-15
VIJAYA AND JAYA SAMVATSARA(S)
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LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS 2014-15
1st Jan 2014 to 21st Mar 2015
Date
Day
Festival
 
14th January 2014
Tuesday
Makara Sankranthi Festival
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6th February 2014
Thursday
Ratha Sapthami-Mangalore Venkataramana Temple Ratha
 
27th February 2014
Thursday
Maha Shivaraathri
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16th March 2014
Sunday
Kama Dahana and Holi Festival
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17th March 2014
Monday
Holi
 
31st March 2014
Thursday
Yugadi-Hindu New Year; Beginning of Jaya Samvatsara
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8th April 2014
Tuesday
Sri Raama Navami-Birth Anniversary of Lord Raama
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13th April 2014
Sunday
Mahaaveera Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Mahaaveera
 
14th april 2014
Monday
Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Birth Anniversary
 
15th April 2014
Tuesday
Hanuman Jayanthi Birthday of Lord Hanuman
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18th April 2014
Friday
Good Friday
 
1st May 2014
Thursday
Labour Day, May Day
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2nd May 2014
Friday
Parashurama Jayanthi Birth Anniversary of Sage
Parashurama
 
2nd May 2014
Friday
Akshaya Thritheeya-Auspicous Day for buying Gold Jewelry
 
2nd May 2014
Monday
Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi-Birth Anniversary of Lord
Basaveshwara
 
4th May 2014
Sunday
Sri Shankara Jyanthi, Birth Anniversary of Sri
Shankaraacharya
 
5th May 2014
Monday
Ramaanuja Jayanthi
 
14th May 2014
Wednesday
Buddha Poornima-This day Gouthama attained knowledge
and became Lord Buddha.
 
12th June 2014
Thursday
Vata Saavithreevritha
 
12th July 2014
Saturday
Sri Guru Poornima-A Day to remember all Guru(s)
 
26th July 2014
Saturday
Aati Amavasya, Deevige Amavasya
 
1st August 2014
Friday
Naagara Panchami-Day to offer Puja to Snake Gods
 
1st August 2014
Friday
Kalki Jayanthi
 
5th August 2014
Tuesday
Mangala Gowri Vritha performed by married women.
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8th August 2014
Friday
Varamahalakshmi Vritha performed by all married women
to pray for protection of their married status.
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10th August 2014
Sunday
Rigupaakarma-Day to change the sacred thread by all men
as per Rigveda, Hyagreeva Jayanthi
Yajurupaakarma-Day to change the sacred thread by all
men as per Yajurveda, Mokshalakshmi Puja
Rakshabandhan
 
17th August 2014
Sunday
Sri Krishna Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Sri Krishna
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28th August 2014
Thursday
Gowri Thrithiya-Puja offered to Goddess Gowri
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29th August 2014
Monday
Ganesha Festival-Puja offered to Lord Ganesha
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6th September 2014
Saturday
Vamana Jayanthi
 
8th September 2014
Monday
Ananth Chaturdashi or Nopi offered to Lord Ananth
Padmanabha
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9th September 2014
Tuesday
Beginning of Mahaalaya days-Arghya {Til (sesame seeds)
in water offered} to dead ancestors
 
24th September 2014
Wednesday
Mahaalaya Amavasya-New Moon Day ending the
Mahaalaya Paksha (fortnight)
 
25th September 2014
Wednesday
Navaraathri Festival begins-The Festival of nine nights
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29th September 2014
Monday
Lalitha Panchami
 
1st October 2014
Wednesday
Shaarada Puja Aarambha or beginning of Book-Reading
exercise.
 
1st October 2014
Wednesday
Saraswathiy aahvaana-Inviting Goddess Saraswathi to
dwell in all books of knowledge.
 
2nd October 2014
Thursday
Gandhi Jayanthi, Birth Anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi
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2nd October 2014
Thursday
Durgashtami festival, Ayudh Puja, Puja to vehicles,
Machinary, Instruments
 
2nd October 2014
Thursday
Mahaa Navami Festival. End of Navaraathri
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3rd October 2014
Friday
Vijayadashami Festival, Shaarada Visarjana-Immersion of
Shaarada Idol
 
3rd October 2014
Friday
Vidya Dashami
 
8th October 2013
Wednesday
Valmiki Jayanthi
 
21st October 2014
Tuesday
Dhanvantari Jayanthi
 
21st October 2014
Tuesday
Festival Oil Bath after Moonrise and until morning
 
22nd October 2014
Wednesday
Naraka Chaturdashi and Dhanalakshmi Puja,
Dhanyalakshmi Puja are held on this day of Deepavali
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23rd October 2014
Thursday
New Moon Amavasya, Deepavali Festival of Lights
Dhanalakshmi Puja
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24th October 2014
Friday
Gow Puja-Sacred Cow worship; Bali Padyami Puja of Lord
Balindra; Shops and Establishments Puja
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25th October 2014
Saturday
Yama Dwithiya; Bhraatra Dwithiya; Brothers' Puja by
Sisters and vice versa
 
1st November 2014
Saturday
Kannada Rajyotsava
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4th November 2014
Tuesday
Tulasi Puja; Utthana Dwadashi, Gowri Vritha
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8th November 2014
Saturday
Kanakadasa Jayanthi
 
28th November 2014
Friday
Manjeshwara Sashti; Subrahmanya Sashti
 
2nd December 2014
Tuesday
Geetha Jayanthi
 
6th December 2014
Saturday
Datta Jayanthi
 
1st Janurary 2015
Thursday
Vaikuntha Ekadashi
 
14th Janurary 2015
Wednesday
Makara Sankranti
 
26th Janurary 2015
Monday
Republic Day, Ratha Sapthami
 
17th February 2015
Tuesday
Maha Shivarathri
 
5th March 2015
Thursday
Kaama Dahana, Holi Festival Full Moon Day
 
21st March 2015
Saturday
Ugadi Yugadi