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Hinduism, considered to be the oldest religion, is followed today by millions across the globe. This religion is deeply embedded in traditions and follows a wide spectrum of deities. Hinduism follows the solar calendar and therefore witnesses numerous festivals and worship rituals varying with each region and state.

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Details on August and September Festivals

The month of August & September would witness various Hindu festivals each having its own significance and following. The month of August would have observe many days that are significant as per Hindu calendar, however are celebrated only by select communities. August would witness two major festivals which are celebrated with more fervour along with various sub festivals This includes the following:

Hindu calendar for August 2014

Pradosha Vrutha Friday 8th August, 2014
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan Sunday 10th August, 2014
Kolla Varsham Aarambam Sunday 17th August, 2014
Krishna Janmashtami Sunday 17th August, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Friday 22nd August, 2014
Masik Vinayaka Chathurthi Friday 29th August, 2014
Ganesh Chathurthi Friday 29th August, 2014

Pradosha Vruta- This festival is devoted to Lord Shiva, and a lot of Hindu observes fasting on this day. This fasting is known as 'Vruta'. Pradosha Vruta in August would be observed on 8th August and 22nd August.

Kolla Varsham Aarambam- This day signifies the beginning of Kollam Era, as indicated by the Malayalam Calendar. This year the first day of Kolla Varsham will be celebrated on 17th August.

Rakhi/Rakshbandhan- Rakshbandhan signifies and celebrates the bond between a brother and sister and is a prominent festival for Hindus. The complete atmosphere is of joy, especially enjoyed by young kids. This year Rakhi would be celebrated on 10th August.

Krishna Janmashtami- Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, and has many a tales associated with it. The festival enjoys special attention in North India and Western India (Maharashtra and Gujarat) and will be celebrated on 17th August.

Ganesh Chaturthi: This day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is believed that the lord bestowed presence on this day. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated once a year, and will fall on 29th August in 2014.

Hindu calendar for September 2014

Shani Maha Pradosha VruthaSaturday 6th September, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Sunday 21st September, 2014
Amavasya Shraddha Wednesday 24th September, 2014
Navaratri Thursday 25th September, 2014
Masik Vinayaka Chathurthi Saturday 27th September, 2014

Hindu calendar for October 2014

Durgashtami Wednesday 1st October, 2014
Maha Navami Thursday 2nd October, 2014
Vijaya Dasami / Dussehra Friday 3rd October, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Monday 6th October, 2014
Deewali Thursday 23rd October, 2014
Nagula Chavithi Monday 27th October, 2014
Masik Vinayaka Chathurthi Monday 27th October, 2014

Hindu calendar for November 2014

Kerala Piravi Saturday 1st November, 2014
Day of Ashura Monday 3rd November, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Tuesday 4th November, 2014
Mandala Kaalam Aarambam Monday 17th November, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Thursday 20th November, 2014
Masik Vinayaka Chathurthi Tuesday 25th November, 2014

Hindu calendar for December 2014

Pradosha Vrutha Thursday 4th December, 2014
Karthika Deepam Friday 5th December, 2014
Pradosha Vrutha Friday 19th December, 2014
Masik Vinayaka Chathurthi Thursday 25th December, 2014

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Other hindus, especially those in Nepal follow the Bikram Sambat Calendar which marks the Gregorian year 2001, as B.S 2057. Bikram Sambat has 57 years more than the A D year.

New Vikram Sambat starts from the Chaitra Purnima i.e the 13th of April in the Julien Calendar. In India, this calendar is extensively followed in the North. It is popularly known in India as the 'Malava Era' or simply 'Samvat'.

The other calendars are:

  • Lunar Calendar
  • Solar Calendar
  • Kaliyuga Era
  • Kollam Era
  • Bengali San

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