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Everyday Monday Tuesday Saturday Sunday

Aarti at
11.00 AM
and 7.45 PM

Shiv Poojan
 Shiv Chalisa
between 7.00 PM
and 7.45 PM

Hanuman Chalisa,
Sankat Mochan
and Bajrang Baan
between 7.00 and 7.45 PM

Aarti
at 11.00 AM 
 12.45 PM
7.45 PM

Aarti
at 11.00 AM 
Bhajan followed by Mahaprasad
Aarti  12.45 PM  and
 7.45 PM .
 

 

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Festival Date of Observance Date of Observance
(General)
Description
Makar Sankranti or Pongal Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Makar. It marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Pogal is first day of Uttarayana, coinciding with the beginning of the Tamil month of Thai January 14 Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan – sun's journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. Celebrations include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.[1]. This day is coinciding with Makara Sankranti.
Vasant Panchami Fifth day of waxing moon of Magh (Hindu Calendar) January 20 Vasant Panchami (also called Saraswati Puja by Bengalis and Biharis) is celebrated for the blessing of Saraswati, goddess of wisdom and the arts.[2]
Maha Shivaratri Thirteenth night of the waning moon of Magh (Hindu Calendar) March 12 Maha Shivaratri is the great night of Shiva, followers of Shiva observe religious fasting and the offering of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Shiva.
Holi Full moon of Phalgun (Hindu Calendar) March 1 Holi or Phagwah is a popular spring festival. Holi commemorates the slaying of the demoness Holika by Lord Vishnu's devotee Prahlad. Thus, the festival's name is derived from the Sanskrit words "Holika Dahanam", which literally mean "Holika's slaying"
Vasant Navratri   movable Navratri is the Hindu festival of worship and dance. In Sanskrit the term literally means "nine nights". During this festival the forms of Shakti are worshipped.
Rama Navami   March 24 Rama Navami is the celebration of the birth of Rama.
Gudi Padwa First Day of waxing moon of Chaitra (Hindu Calendar) March 24 Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, and is celebrated as New Year's Day by Marathis and the Konkanis. According to the Brahma Purana, this is the day on which Brahma created the world.
Ugadi   March 24 Ugadi (meaning "the start of an era" in Telugu and Kannada) is the New Year's Day for the Kannadigas and Telugus. It takes place on the same day as Gudi Padwa.
Vishu and Tamil New Year   March 24 Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala. The Tamil New Year follows the nirayan vernal equinox. These festivals falls around April 14 of the Gregorian year.
Hanuman Jayanti   March 30 Hanuman Jayanti is the celebration of the birth of Hanuman, Rama's loyal devotee.
Bihu Vaisakha – The first month of Hindu Calendar April 14 – 15 Rongali Bihu (mid-April, also called Bohag Bihu), the most popular Bihu celebrates the onset of the Assamese New Year (around April 15) and the coming of Spring.
Sitalsasthi Sixth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Jyestha (Hindu Calender) June The marriage of Shiva and Parvati is celebrated as Sitalsasthi. It is celebrated as a carnival. Where people and artists from different walks of life participate making it more beautiful and bringing out the true colour of life.
Vat Pournima Full moon of Jyeshta (Hindu Calendar) movable Vat Pournima is observed in Maharashtra. Pournima means "full moon." Women pray for the prosperity of their husbands by tying threads around a banyan tree.
Bonalu   August Bonalu is a Scheduled Caste/Tribe and Backward Caste celebration of Mother Goddess (Pochamma, Yellamma etc) in the Telangana Region. Caste based festivals are common in this region.
Bathukamma   September-October Bathukamma is a festival which takes place during the months of September and October in some regions of Telangana, originally in Ranga Reddy, Medak and Warangal Districts.
Rath Yatra   July 13 Rath Yatra is the festival associated with Jagannath.
Guru Purnima Full moon of Ashadh (Hindu Calendar) July 25 Guru Purnima is the day devotees offer puja (worship) to their Guru. This was also the day when Vyasa, author of the Mahabharata was born.
Mahalakshmi Vrata   movable Mahalakshmi Vrata is a puja performed by married Hindu women to seek the blessings of Mahalakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Onam   August 23 Onam is a harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala. Like many other religious festivals in India, Onam is celebrated by people across all castes and faiths.
Raksha Bandhan Full moon of Shravana (Hindu Calendar) August 24 Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated mainly in northern Indian states. Rakhi is a special occasion to celebrate the chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister.
Krishna Janmaashtami Eighth day of waning moon of Shravana (Hindu Calendar) September 1–2 Krishna Janmaashtami is the Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna. It is actually called as Krishna Jayanthi. The date falls not only on the eight day of the waning moon, but always on Rohini Nakshatra.
Gowri Habba   Movable Gowri Habba is celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Gowri is worshipped for her ability to bestow courage to her devotees. Newly wed couples are invited to the house of the groom's parents and served with varieties of food.
Ganesh Chaturthi Fourth day of the waxing moon of Bhadrapada (Hindu Calendar) September 11 Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of the birth of Ganesh.
Nuakhai Fifth day of the waxing moon of Bhadrapada (Hindu Calendar) September 12 Nuakhai is celebrated to welcome the new rice of the season. This is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Western Orissa (Kosal).
Navarathri First nine nights of the waxing moon of Ashvin October 8 Navarathri is the Hindu festival of worship and dance. In Sanskrit the term literally means "nine nights". During this festival the forms of Shakti are worshiped.
Vijayadashami Tenth day of waxing moon of Ashvin (Hindu Calendar) October 17 Vijayadashami is the Hindu celebration of good over evil.
Deepavali New moon of Ashvin (Hindu Calendar) November 5 Deepavali which means "row of lights/lamps" is called "Divali" in North India, Deepa means lamp and in Hindi a lamp is mostly called a Diya or Di. The festival is celebrated on the occasion of Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama killing a demon Narakasura. Another story says the festival is celebrated for the return of Rama and Sita to the kingdom Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile.
Bhaubeej Second day of the waxing moon of Kartik (Hindu Calendar) November 7 Bhaubeej, also referred to as Bhai dooj, is the ceremony performed by Hindus, generally, on the second day of Deepavali. It is celebrated among brothers and sisters and is similar to Raksha Bandhan, except there is no tying of rakhi involved.
Kartik Poornima 15th of the Full moon day of Kartik (November–December) [Movable] A unique festival is celebrated in Varanasi this day which is called Dev Devali. The Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Jain light festival and Guru Nanak Jayanti
Chhath   November 11–12 Chhath is unique to Bihar and Terai, but is also celebrated elsewhere. It is a festival dedicated to the Sun God for bestowing the bounties of life and fulfilling wishes.
Prathamastami   after 8 days of Kartik Purnima Prathamastami is a festival that originated in Oriya. It is held on the eighth day of the month of Agrahayana, when older female relatives pray for the prosperity of their eldest child. The festival is followed by rituals and recitations of the Glory of Mahalakshmi and Shashti devi.
Yatra   October – March Yatra (also Zatra and jatra) refers to the pilgrimage festivals celebrated at Hindu temples. Idols and murtis are taken out on special procession in a palkhi (a palanquin) or a chariot called the rath. Every temple observes this festival once a year on the traditional day.
Karthikai Deepam   November/December Karthikai Deepam is a very ancient festival of lights celebrated by Tamil Hindus on the full moon day of Karthikai month (November/December). This occurs on the day when the moon is in conjunction with the constellation Karthigai (Pleiades) and purnima. It is the same as Kartik Poornima but since Tamils follow the Hindu Solar calendar with correction for precession of the equinoxes, the Tamil date matches the actual constellation.
Pancha Ganapati is a Winter Solstice celebration that lasts five days. December 21 to 25 Pancha Ganapati is a modern Hindu festival celebrating Lord Ganesha the Five-Faced Maha Ganapati—Lord of Categories.
Kumbh Mela is a pilgrimage made every four years to the Ganges river July 27 to September 7 The Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years. The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mella is celebrated every six years. The normal Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 4 years. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes every 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas', or 144 years.
      From Wikipedia
       
       
1. Akshay Tirtya

2. Ganga Dashara

3. Dev Shayni

4. Shravan Monday

5-A-Hritalika Teej

5-B-. Anant Chaturdhasi

6. Mahalaya Pitra Paksh

7. Sarva Pitra Visarjan Amavasya

8. Durga Ashtami

9. Karva Chauth

10. Ahoie Ashtami

11. Dhanteras

12. Anakut | Govardhan Pooja

13. Dev Prabhodhani Ekadashi

14. Lorhi

1. Amavasya

2. Poornima

3. Sankranti

4. Ekadashi

5. Pradosh Vrat

6. Maas (Monthly Shivratri Vrat)
   
     


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