Adyar Gopal Parivar
LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS 2010-2011
Table
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.
Date
Day
Festival
16th March 2010
Friday
Yugadi-Hindu New Year Beginning of Vikrithi Samvatsara
24th March 2010
Wednesday
Sri Raama Navami-Birth Centenary of Lord Raama
28th March 2010
Sunday
Mahaaveera Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Mahaaveera
29/30th March 2010
Tuesday
Hanuma Jayanthi
14th April 2010
Wednesday
Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar Jayanthi
16th May 2010
Sunday
Akshaya Thritheeya-Auspicous Day for buying Gold Jewelry
16th May 2010
Sunday
Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Basaveshwara
27th May 2010
Thursday
Buddha Poornima-This day Gouthama attained knowledge and
became Lord Buddha.
25th July 2010
Sunday
Sri Guru Poornima-A Day to remember all Guru(s)
14th August 2010
Saturday
Naagara Panchami-Day to offer Puja to Snake Gods
20th August 2010
Fridays
andTuesday
s
Mangala Gowri Vritha is performed by married women on all Tuesdays
and Fridays of the month of Shraavana (August-September) 24th
August, 27th August, 31st August, 3rd September,7th September, etc.
20th August 2010
Friday
Varamahalakshmi Vritha performed by all married women to pray for
protection of their married status.
23rd August 2010
Monday
Rakshabandhan and Rigupaakarma-Day to change the scred thread
worn by all men (and women) as per Rigveda.
24th August 2010
Tuesday
Yajurupaakarma-Day to change the sacred thread by all men as per
Yajurveda
1st September 2010
Tuesday
Sri Krishna Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Sri Krishna
11th September 2010
Saturday
Gowri Festival-Puja offered to Goddess Gowri mother of Lord
Ganesha and wife of Lord Shiva.
The Ganesha Festival occurs on the same day and date with the
Thithi being different. Thrithiya for Gowri and Chathurthi for Ganesha.
21st September 2010
Tuesday
Anantha Padmanabha Vritha-Puja offered to Lord Anantha
Padmanabha
24th September 2010
Friday
Beginning of Mahaalaya days-Arghya {Til (sesame seeds) in water
offered} to dead ancestors
7th October 2010
Thursday
Mahaalaya Amavasya-New Moon Day ending the Mahaalaya Paksha
(fortnight)
8th October 2010
Friday
Nayaraathri Festival begins-The Festival of nine nights
13th October 2010
Wednesday
Saraswathiyahana-Inviting Goddess Saraswathi to dwell in all books
of knowledge. Durgashtami festival is also observed on this day
16th October 2010
Saturday
Mahaa Navami Festival and Ayudha Puja is held on this day.
17th October 2010
Sunday
Vijayadashami Festival
4th November 2010
Thursday
Festival Bath of Deepavali Festival the Festival of Lights
5th November 2010
Friday
Naraka Chaturdashi and Dhanalakshmi Puja are held on this day of
Deepavali
6th November 2010
Saturday
Deepavali Amaavasya
7th November 2010
Sunday
Bali Padyami Puja of Lord Balindra and Deepavali Festival of Lights
18th November 2010
Thursday
Utthana Dwadashi and Tulasi Puja
21st November 2010
Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanthi and Kaarthik Poornima
17th December 2010
Friday
Vaikuntha Ekaadashi
14th January 2011
Friday
Sankranthi Festival
10th February 2011
Thursday
Ratha Sapthami
2nd March 2011
Wednesday
Maha Shivaraathri
19th March 2011
Saturday
Holi Festival
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.
From March 2010 to March 2011
LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS 2010-2011
VIKRITHI SAMVATSARA