Hindu festivals for 2008

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There are a host of Hindu festivals which fall at different points in the coming year. I would like to put up a list of these for the convenience of those of you who live abroad and will not be able to keep track of them. I will keep up dating if any changes are there. All these dates are according to the Udayavani Diary for 2008.

Meanwhile, I wish you all a very

Happy New Year 2008.

Date Festival
January 8 Ellu Amavasya
January 14 Makara sankaramana/Pongal/Paryaya in Udipi
March 6 Maha shivarathri
March 21 Holi
April 6 Ugadi/Gudi padva
April 14 Soura ugadi/Ram Navmi
April 20 Hanuman Jayanthi
May 18 Narasimha Jayanthi
August 6 Nagar Panchami
August 15 Varamahalaxmi Pooja (Also Independence Day)
August 16 Upakarma/Raksha Bandhan
August 23 Krishna janmashtami
September 2 Gowri thrathiya
September 3 Ganesh chathurthi
September 14 Anantha vritha (Nopi)
September 29 Mahalaya amavasya
October 7 Durgashtami
October 8 Mahanavami
October 9 Vijaya Dasami
October 27 Deepavali
October 28 Lakshmi pooja
October 30 Bhagini Grahe bhojanam
November 10 Uthana Dwadashi (Tulasi pooja)
December 4 Subramanya sashti
December 27 Ellu Amavasya

Aside from these, there are also festivals that recur at regular intervals. Sankashti is an example ; I have a separate post with the dates listed here.

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    January 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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