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.
Date
Day
Festival
 
15th January 2011
Saturday
Makara Sankranthi Festival
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10th February 2011
Thursday
Ratha Sapthami-Mangalore Venkataramana Temple Ratha
 
2nd March 2011
Wednesday
Maha Shivaraathri
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19th March 2011
Saturday
Holi Festival
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4th April 2011
Monday
Yugadi-Hindu New Year; Beginning of Khara Samvatsara
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12th April 2011
Tuesday
Sri Raama Navami-Birth Anniversary of Lord Raama
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16th April 2011
Saturday
Mahaaveera Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Mahaaveera
 
18th April 2011
Monday
Hanuman Jayanthi Birthday of Lord Hanuman
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5th May 2011
Thursday
Parashurama Jayanthi Birth Anniversary of Sage
Parashurama
 
6th May 2011
Friday
Akshaya Thritheeya-Auspicous Day for buying Gold Jewelry
 
6th May 2011
Friday
Sri Basaveshwara Jayanthi-Birth Anniversary of Lord
Basaveshwara
 
8th May 2011
Sunday
Sri Shankara Jayanthi- Birth Anniversary of Sri
Shankaraacharya
 
9th May 2011
Monday
Sri Ramaanuja Jayanthi
 
17th May 2011
Tuesday
Buddha Poornima-This day Gouthama attained knowledge
and became Lord Buddha.
 
15th June 2011
Wednesday
Vata Saavithreevritha. Also Lunar Eclipse
 
15th July 2010
Friday
Sri Guru Poornima-A Day to remember all Guru(s)
 
30th July 2011
Saturday
Aati Amavasya
 
4th August 2011
Thursday
Naagara Panchami-Day to offer Puja to Snake Gods
 
4th August 2011
Thursday
Kalki Jayanthi
 
12th August 2011
Friday
Varamahalakshmi Vritha performed by all married women
to pray for protection of their married status.
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13th August 2011
Saturday
Rigupaakarma-Day to change the sacred thread by all men
as per Rigveda, Hyagreeva Jayanthi
 
13th August 2011
Saturday
Yajurupaakarma-Day to change the sacred thread by all
men as per Yajurveda, Mokshalakshmi Puja
 
13th August 2011
Saturday
Rakshabandhan
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21st August 2011
Sunday
Sri Krishna Jayanthi-Birth Centenary of Lord Sri Krishna
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31st August 2011
Wednesday
Gowri Thrithiya-Puja offered to Goddess Gowri
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1st September 2011
Thursday
Ganesha Festival-Puja offered to Lord Ganesha
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9th September 2011
Friday
Vamana Jayanthi; Oanam (Tithi for Oanam is spread from
9th to 10th September)
 
10th September 2011
Saturday
Vamana Jayanthi; Oanam (Tithi for Vamana Jayanthi is
spread from 9th to 10th September)
 
11th September 2011
Sunday
Anantha Padmanabha Vritha-Puja offered
to Lord Anantha Padmanabha
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13th September 2011
Tuesday
Beginning of Mahaalaya days-Arghya {Til (sesame seeds)
in water offered} to dead ancestors
 
27th September 2011
Tuesday
Mahaalaya Amavasya-New Moon Day ending the
Mahaalaya Paksha (fortnight)
 
28th September 2011
Wednesday
Navaraathri Festival begins-The Festival of nine nights
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1st October 2011
Saturday
Lalitha Panchami
 
3rd October 2011
Monday
Shaarada Puja Aarambha or beginning of Book-Reading
exercise.
 
4th October 2011
Tuesday
Saraswathiy aahvaana-Inviting Goddess Saraswathi to
dwell in all books of knowledge.
 
4th October 2011
Tuesday
Durgashtami festival
 
5th October 2011
Wednesday
Mahaa Navami Festival. End of Navaraathri
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5th October 2011
Wednesday
Aayudha Puja-Puja to vehicles, Machinary, Instruments
 
6th October 2011
Thursday
Vijayadashami Festival, Vidya Dashami
 
6th October 2011
Thursday
Shaarada Visarjana-Immersion of Shaarada Idol
 
24th October 2011
Monday
Dhanvantari Jayanthi
 
25th October 2011
Tuesday
Festival Oil Bath after Moonrise and until next morning
 
25th October 2011
Tuesday
Naraka Chaturdashi and Dhanalakshmi Puja,
Dhanyalakshmi Puja are held on this day of Deepavali
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26th October 2011
Wednesday
New Moon Amavasya, Deepavali Festival of Lights
Dhanalakshmi Puja
 
27th October 2011
Thursday
Gow Puja-Sacred Cow worship; Bali Padyami Puja of Lord
Balindra; Shops and Establishments Puja
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28th October 2011
Friday
Yama Dwithiya; Bhraatra Dwithiya; Brothers' Puja by
Sisters and vice versa
 
7th November 2011
Monday
Tulasi Puja; Utthana Dwadashi, Gowri Vritha
 
30th November 2011
Wednesday
Manjeshwara Sashti; Subrahmanya Sashti
 
6th December 2011
Tuesday
Geetha Jayanthi
 
10th December 2011
Saturday
Datta Jayanthi; Lunar Eclipse
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21st December 2011
Wednesday
Vaikuntha Ekaadashi
 
14th January 2012
Saturday
Makara Sankranthi Festival
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18th January 2012
Wednesday
Udupi Sode Matha Paryaya Utsava
 
22nd January 2012
Sunday
Mangalore Kadri Ratha Utsava
 
30th January 2012
Monday
Mangalore Venkataramana Temple Ratha Sapthami
 
31st January 2012
Tuesday
Bheeshmaashtami
 
1st February 2012
Wednesday
Madhva Navami
 
20th February 2012
Monday
Mahaa Shivaraathri
 
7th March 2012
Thursday
Holi Hunnime; Holi Festival
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23rd March 2012
Friday
Chandramana Yugadi Beginning of Nandana Samvatsara
Hindu New Year
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1st April 2012
Sunday
Sri Raama Navami-Birth Anniversary of Lord Raama
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6th April 2012
Friday
Hanuman Jayanthi Birthday of Lord Hanuman
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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 2011-12
VIKRITHI SAMVATSARA TILL 3RD APRIL 2011 AND KHARA SAMVATSARA THEREAFTER
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LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS 2011-12
From March 2011 to March 2012