Throughout the year there are numerous moments for spiritual seekers to engage in self-reflection and maintain their inner harmony.

These occasions serve as dedicated times for meditation, introspection, facilitating inward journeys, offering us the chance to recalibrate and reevaluate and ensuring we stay aligned with our spiritual path when necessary.

align27 gives you personalized rituals (in your local time) for each of these auspicious dates based on your time of birth, guiding you on your spiritual journey every step of the way.

JANUARY

New Year - 01 Jan

The first day of the year in the modern Gregorian calendar.

New Moon - 10/11 Jan

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Lohri - 13/14 Jan

Lohri is a festival belonging to the region of Punjab, and is mostly celebrated in northern India. It celebrates the arrival of longer days after the winter solstice.

Makara Sankranti - 14/15 Jan

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead. Out of all the Sankranti, Maka Sank Makar Sankranti is considered to be the most significant one.

Pongal - 14/15 Jan

Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by the Tamil community. It is a celebration to thank the Sun, Mother Nature and the animals that help contribute to a bountiful harvest.

Full Moon ⁠- 24/25 Jan

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

India Republic Day - 26 Jan

A day which marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.

FEBRUARY

New Moon - 19 Feb

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Mauni Amavasya - 09 Feb

The word ‘mauni’ or ‘mauna’ signifies silence, so on this no-Moon (Amavasya) day many choose to observe silence. It is believed that the water of the sacred river Ganga turns into nectar on Mauni Amavasya day, so it is considered the most important day in the Hindu calendar to take a holy dip in the river Ganges.

Magha Gupta Navratri - 10 Feb

Magha Navratri, also known as Gupta Navratri, is a nine day period dedicated to the nine forms of the Mother Goddess. It falls in the month of Magha during January or February and is mainly observed in North Indian states.

Kumbha Sankranti - 13 Feb

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Vasant Panchami - 25/26 Feb

Vasant means ‘spring’ and Panchami means ‘the fifth day.’ Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the Vedic month of Magha. It is dedicated to Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge, language, music and the arts, who symbolizes creative energy and power in all its forms.

Ratha Saptami / Surya Jayanti, 15/16 Feb

A Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day (Saptami) of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month, Magha. Magha is the 11th month of the lunar calendar. It is a day to honor Vishnu, The Sustainer, in his Surya (Sun God) form. It also marks the birth of Surya so is celebrated as Surya Jayanti (the Sun God’s birthday).

Full Moon ⁠- 23/24 Feb

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

MARCH

Maha Shivratri⁠ - 08 March

Ratri means ‘night’ and also ‘to take refuge’. Shivratri is the night we take refuge in our spirit i.e., Shiva. It is the time to celebrate the soul or consciousness within.

International Women's Day - 08 March

A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

New Moon - 09/10 March

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.

Meena Sankranti - 14 March

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Spring Equinox - 19/20 March

The day the Sun crosses the equator line, heading north, marking the start of the Spring season in the northern hemisphere (and the start of Autumn in the southern hemisphere).

Full Moon ⁠- 24/25 March

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Holi - 25 March

The festival of colors that celebrates the arrival of Spring and the symbolic victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

Lunar Eclipse - 24/25 March

Eclipses trigger personal and global events. As the Sun and Moon come into perfect alignment, the energy is strong and marks a powerful time for spiritual practices where we bring our attention from the outer world to our inner world. The Lunar Eclipse is a powerful time for meditation, contemplation, prayer, mantra chanting, Japa (mantra repetition) and other spiritual practices.

Maha Lakshmi Jayanti - 24/25 March

The birth day of the Supreme Mother Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.

Good Friday - 29 March

The day that Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday - 31 March

A Christian festival that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.

Ram Navami - 30 March

The birthday of Lord Rama, the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver – a day to honor Lord Rama by reading sacred texts like the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and by reflecting on one’s dharmic (moral) state.

APRIL

Mercury Retrograde - 01 / 02 April

Retrogrades are a chance for us to slow down and reflect. They signify a time for us to renew, reassess and reimagine in the areas of our life ruled by that planet.

New Moon - 08 April

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Solar Eclipse - 08 April

Eclipses trigger personal and global events. As the Sun and Moon come into perfect alignment, the energy is strong and marks a powerful time for spiritual practices where we bring our attention from the outer world to our inner world.  A Solar Eclipse both ends an old cycle and begins a new cycle for you, giving a dramatic ‘line in the sand’ moment, where you symbolically break with the past. A Solar Eclipse always happens during Amavasya (New Moon), when the Moon disappears in the sky.

Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year - 09 April

This auspicious New Year celebration is associated with Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe. As it falls in the first Vedic month of Chaitra, at the onset of spring, it marks the start of a healthy and prosperous New Year. Ugadi is New Year’s Day celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka in India. Gudi Padwa is the Marathi New Year.

Chaitra Navratri - 09 April

Chaitra Navratri, also known as Vasanta Navratri, is a nine day period dedicated to the nine forms of the Mother Goddess. It falls on the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar in the months of March or April. Rama Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Navratri festivity.

Mesha Sankranti - 13 April

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Solar New Year - 14 April

The day that the Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. This day marks the beginning of the New Year in most Hindu solar calendars.

Tamil New Year - 14 April

The first day of the year in the Tamil calendar, the date of which is set by the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar.

Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu - 13/14 April

Marking the first day of the month of Vaisakh, this day is a celebration of spring harvest in Northern India, and is considered the date for the Indian Solar New Year.

Ram Navami - 16/17 April

The birthday of Lord Rama, the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver – a day to honor Lord Rama by reading sacred texts like the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and by reflecting on one’s dharmic (moral) state.

Mahavir Swami Jayanti - 21 April

The birth anniversary of Mahavir, the 24th Supreme Preacher of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain community by observing peace and harmony.

Earth Day - 22 April

A day that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

Full Moon ⁠- 23 April

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Chaitra Purnima - 23 April

When the Sun is in an exalted position in the sign of Aries, and the Moon is aligned with the bright star Chaitra in the constellation of Libra, it is known as Chaitra Purnima. It is a particularly potent Purnima as it is the first Full Moon after the Hindu New Year.

Hanuman Jayanti - 23 April

The birthday of Lord Hanuman, which is celebrated during Chaitra Purnima. A great day to listen to the sacred chant, Hanuman Chalisa.

MAY

New Moon - 07 May

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.

Parashurama Jayanti - 09/10 May

The birth anniversary of the warrior priest, Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who incarnated in a class of priests for the purpose of returning the earth to a state of cosmic equilibrium, during a time when tyrannical warrior forces had gained too much power and allowed evil to dominate.

Akshaya Tritiya - 10 May

One of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar which is free from the difficult effects of planets in transit. In Sanskrit Akshaya means ‘never diminishing’, so any Meditation, Japa (mantra chanting), Yagya (Homas), Tarpan (Honoring your ancestors), Daan (donation) done on this day will have a long lasting benefit.

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti - 12 May

The birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, the Indian philosopher who is known for consolidating the Hindu philosophy of Advaita Vedanta and writing commentaries on important Vedic texts such as the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras.

Ganga Saptami - 14 May

Believed to be the day the holy river Ganga was reborn. It is an auspicious day to honor Goddess Ganga – the personification of the Ganges River. It is believed that bathing in her waters will wash away your impurities, fulfill desires and help you move closer to spiritual liberation.

Vrishabha Sankranti - 15 May

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Sita Navami - 16 May

It is said that Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth, was born as Sita during the Treta Yuga (age) in the kingdom of Mithila, and her birthday is celebrated as Sita Navami. Sita is said to be the Supreme power that is associated with creation, sustenance and destruction.

Narasimha Jayanti - 21 May

The day the Supreme Sustaining force, Lord Vishnu, appeared in his fourth form, incarnating as Narasimha, the man-lion, to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu. It is said that honoring Lord Narasimha brings courage, valor and protection.

Full Moon ⁠- 22/23 May

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.

Buddha Purnima - 23 May

Lord Buddha’s anniversary of enlightenment – a day for purifying thoughts and actions, to ponder upon his teachings and for going deeper within through meditation.

Vaishakha Purnima - 23 May

This is the second Purnima (Full Moon) in the year according to Vedic lunar calendar. This day is also dedicated to Buddha’s birth and enlightenment.

Narada Jayanti - 24 May

The birth anniversary of sage Narada, which is commemorated on the day after Full Moon day in the Vedic month, Vaishakh.

JUNE

World Environment Day - 5 June

The United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

New Moon - 05 / 06 June

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.

Shani Jayanti - 06 June

The birthday of Lord Shani (Saturn) who  is known for being just and strict when it comes to giving you the fruits of your past life karmas, be it good or bad.

Mithuna Sankranti, 14 / 15 June

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.⁠

Ganga Dussehra - 16 June

Considered as the day Goddess Ganga descended to Earth as the sacred River Ganges to help us achieve spiritual liberation and clear energetic blockages.

Gayatri Jayanti - 17 June

The birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri, the Mother of the Vedas and consort of Brahma, the Creator.

Nirjala Bhima Ekadashi - 17 / 18 June

This day falls in the Vedic month, Jyestha, and is a special day to fast for Lord Vishnu, the Sustainer. ‘Nir’ means without and ‘jala’ means water.

Summer Solstice - 21 June

A solstice is an astronomical event that happens two times a year when the Sun ‘stands still’. Summer solstice is the longest and Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of the two seasons. This day has a big role to play in birth charts and celestial shifts. (For those in the southern hemisphere today will be their winter solstice).

International Day of Yoga - 21 June

A day dedicated to the practice of yoga.

Full Moon ⁠- 21 June

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Saturn Retrograde - 30 June - 15 Nov

Retrogrades are a chance for us to slow down and reflect. They signify a time for us to renew, reassess and reimagine in the areas of our life ruled by that planet.

JULY

New Moon - 05 July

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.

Ashadha Gupta Navratri - 06 July

A period of nine days and nights dedicated to the nine forms of the Mother Goddess in the Vedic month of Ashadha.

Karka Sankranti - 15 / 16 July

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Full Moon ⁠- 20 / 21 July

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.

Veda Vyasa Jayanti - 20 / 21 July

The birth anniversary of Sage Veda Vyasa – the scribe of several fundamental Vedic texts, including Mahabharata – and a Full Moon (Purnima) day celebrated during the month of Ashadha, dedicated to all spiritual Masters who have shared their wisdom selflessly with the world.

Guru Purnima⁠ - 21 July

Guru = one who dispels darkness, Purnima = Full Moon. A day of gratitude and prayer for the Guru’s and teachers in our life. Also a day of self-gratitude, self-prayer and self-love, because the most beloved guru is the one that lives within you.⁠⁠

Shravan Month - 22 July

The Full Moon in this month happens in the nakshatra or lunar mansion called “Shravana” hence it is termed “Shravana”. The entire month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is filled with divine energy and bliss and it is best to turn our mind inward to experience the still, calm, magical vibration of the cosmos.

AUGUST

New Moon - 03 / 04 Aug

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Mercury Retrograde - 05 Aug - 29 Aug

Retrogrades are a chance for us to slow down and reflect. They signify a time for us to renew, reassess and reimagine in the areas of our life ruled by that planet.

Hariyali Teej - 07 Aug

A day that welcomes the monsoon season and is celebrated mainly by girls and women, with singing, dancing and prayer rituals.

Naga Panchami - 09 Aug

Naga Panchami is traditionally a day to honor Nagas – the mystical wise serpent creatures, as well as the transformational forces operating outside and within us, the most important of which is the Kundalini Shakti (coiled serpent) within us.

Tulsidas Jayanti - 11 July

The birth anniversary of the great saint and poet of the 16th century, Tulsidas, known as the composer of the Hanuman Chalisa, a hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

India Independence Day - 15 Aug

Commemorating India’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947,

Simha Sankranti - 17 Aug

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Raksha Bandhan - 19 Aug

‘Raksha’ signifies protection and ‘Bandhan’ means to tie. On this day, sisters tie a Raksha thread on their brother’s wrist, acknowledging the brother’s protective role in his sister’s life and celebrating the bond between them. It is celebrated on the Full Moon day of the Vedic calendar month, Shravana.

Full Moon ⁠- 19 Aug

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Janmashtami⁠ - 26 Aug

Janmashtami is the day when we celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna signifies Ananda (bliss, pure happiness). We express any happiness by celebration. So Janmashtami is celebrating the birth of Bliss. It is the day when that (divine) joy became manifest.

SEPTEMBER

New Moon - 02 Sept

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Ganesh Chathurti - 06/07 Sept

Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha – The Remover of obstacles. It is celebrated on Shukla Chathurthi (4th waxing moon) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada.

Radha Ashtami - 11 Sept

Radha Ashtami is commemorated as the birth anniversary of Goddess Radha, the consort of Lord Krishna. It falls on Ashtami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

Onam - 14 / 15 Sept

A festival that marks the beginning of the harvest season and is celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala.

Kanya Sankranti - 16 Sept

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Full Moon ⁠- 17 Sept

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Pitru Paksha - 18 Sept

Pitru Paksha also spelled as Pitri Paksha, Pitr Paksha (literally “fortnight of the ancestors”) is a 16–lunar day period in the Hindu calendar when people honor their ancestors with Shraddha or Tarpan.

Autumn Equinox - 22 Sept

During the Autumn Equinox, the Sun is directly above the equator and day and night are of equal length. The northern and southern hemispheres get the same amount of rays.

OCTOBER

New Moon - 01/02 Oct

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Sarva Pitru (Mahalaya) Amavasya - 01/02 Oct

Sarva Pitru Amavasya also known as Mahalaya Amavasya (Maha meaning large and laya meaning destruction), is the day that we honor our ancestors and perform rituals for them. It is a time dedicated to all departed souls and is the most important day of Pitru Paksha.

Solar Eclipse - 02 Oct

Eclipses trigger personal and global events. As the Sun and Moon come into perfect alignment, the energy is strong and marks a powerful time for spiritual practices where we bring our attention from the outer world to our inner world. A Solar Eclipse both ends an old cycle and begins a new cycle for you, giving a dramatic ‘line in the sand’ moment, where you symbolically break with the past. A Solar Eclipse always happens during Amavasya (New Moon), when the Moon disappears in the sky.

Gandhi Jayanti - 2 Oct

This day is celebrated annually in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Maha Navratri⁠ - 03 Oct⁠ - 12 Oct⁠

The main Navratri out of the four Navratri’s in the year. With a feeling of offering the past, present and future at the feet of the infinite power, we repose in ourselves – that is Navratri. A time for deep inner spiritual rest and for us to drop everything to go inward.⁠⁠

Durga Ashtami - 10 /11 Oct

Durga Ashtami is one of the most important days to honor the powers of Goddess Durga. It falls on the 9th day of Maha Navratri, which celebrates the 9 forms of Goddess Durga, the mother of mankind.

Maha Navami - 11 Oct

Maha Navami is the ninth day of Navratri, when the Warrior Goddess Durga is honored. This is the final day of worship before Dussehra/Vijayadashami, the end of Navratri.

Dussehra/Vijayadashami - 12 Oct

Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra, is a major Indian festival that culminates the 9 day period of Navratri. It is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama and also the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Largely, the day is celebrated to commemorate the prevalence of good over evil.

Full Moon ⁠- 16/17 Oct

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Tula Sankranti - 17 Oct

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Valmiki Jayanti - 17 Oct

Celebrates the birth anniversary of Valmiki, the great sage and poet, best known as the author of the Ramayana.

Kartik Month - 18 Oct⁠

Kartika is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar, from 18th October to 15th November and it’s also the month of auspicious rituals of festivals, prayer and personal practices.

Karwa Chauth - 20 Oct

A day to celebrate the bond of love and trust shared by couples. Fasts take place, which are broken after sighting the Moon at night.

Govatsa Dwadashi - 28 Oct

On this day cows and calves are honored and given wheat products. People who observe this festival abstain from eating wheat and dairy products during the day.

Dhanteras - 29 Oct

On Dhanteras – the first day of Diwali, Festival of Lights – people clean and prepare their homes, and there is a custom to buy gold, silver or something metallic which is believed to bring good fortune. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Dhanvantari, the father of Ayurveda, so people pray for good health. Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth and Good Fortune) is honored.

New Moon - 31 Oct / 01 Nov

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

Diwali - 30 / 31 Oct

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, honors the victory of good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance and the planetary positions on this day are deemed to be favorable.

Narak Chaturdashi - 30 / 31 Oct

Naraka Chaturdashi is the second day of the five-day long festival of Diwali. It celebrates Krishna’s victory over the demon, Narakasura. Krishna is also said to have saved thousands of girls who were held captive by the asura (demons).

Lakshmi Puja - 31 Oct / 01 Nov

The New Moon (Amavasya) Day and the main celebration day of Diwali, considered to be the most auspicious day. A special Puja (ritual) takes place for Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth and Good Fortune) to seek her blessings for wealth and prosperity, and prayers are recited to invoke the deity.  Lord Kuber (God of Material Wealth) is also honored.

NOVEMBER

Govardhan Puja - 01 / 02 Nov

On this day a specific Puja is done to commemorate the child form of Lord Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna rescued the villagers of Vrindavan from the wrath of Lord Indra (God of Rain) by lifting the Govardhan Hill and providing them with shelter. Many food offerings are prepared for the Puja.

Gujarati New Year - 02 Nov

Celebrated a day after Diwali, this marks the beginning of a New Year for Gujaratis. As per the Indian Lunar Calendar, Kartik is the first month of the year and the New Year in Gujarat falls on the first bright day of Kartik.

Bhaiya Dhooj - 02 / 03 Nov

The last day of Diwali which celebrates the bond between siblings. Traditionally, brothers visit their sisters on this day, and their sisters honor them, put ‘tilak’ on their forehead and pray for their good health and long life. The brothers make a promise to protect their sisters, and offer them gifts.

Soorasamharam - 06 / 07 Nov

Soorasamharam, known as Shashti, marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. It is on this day that the Warrior God, Lord Kartikeya, defeated the demon Surapadman with his Vel (spear).

Chhath Puja - 07 Nov

Starts on the 6th day of the Hindu calendar month, Kartika. This festival is dedicated to the Sun God and his wife Usha, to give thanks and seek their blessings.

Tulasi Vivah - 12 / 13 Nov

Tulasi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Lord Vishnu, the Maintainer, or his Avatar Krishna.

Full Moon ⁠- 15 Nov

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.⁠⁠

Kartik Purnima - 15 Nov

Full Moon in the month of Kartik is considered among the most auspicious in the year. It is celebrated for Lord Shiva, the all pervading divine consciousness, and his son Muruga. The lighting of lamps forms an integral ritual of this festival.

Guru Nanak Jayanti - 15 Nov

This day commemorates the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev and is the most important festival for the followers of the Sikh religion. It is celebrated on the day of Kartik Poornima, which is the fifteenth lunar day in the month of Kartik.

Vrishchika Sankranti - 15/16 Nov

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Kala Bhairav Jayanti - 22 Nov

The birth anniversary of the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation.

Mercury Retrograde - 25 Nov - 15 Dec

Retrogrades are a chance for us to slow down and reflect. They signify a time for us to renew, reassess and reimagine in the areas of our life ruled by that planet.

New Moon - 30 Nov

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠

DECEMBER

Vivah Panchami - 05 / 06 Dec

This day is celebrated as the marriage anniversary of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

Gita Jayanti - 11 Dec

This day is celebrated as the birthday of Bhagavad Gita, which was revealed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield.

Karthigai Deepam - 13 Nov

A day to dispel darkness and bring in light, Karthigai Deepam is celebrated when the Moon transits Krittika Nakshatra in the Tamil month of Karthigai. On this day, lamps made of clay and ghee are lit around and inside the home as a way to dispel darkness, ignorance and impurities. Traditionally on this day, sisters wish well for and pray for the welfare of their brothers.

Full Moon ⁠- 14/15 Dec

Full moon meditations are a powerful way to tap the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of the moon’s light, to set up the right mindset and align yourself with what you want to accomplish.

Dattatreya Jayanti - 14 /15 Dec

This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Dattatreya, who is considered to be the incarnation of the Trimurtis; Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shiva the Rejuvenator. It is also considered to be the day when Lord Dattatreya got enlightened..

Dhanu Sankranti - 16 Dec

There are twelve Sankranti days in a solar year, each marking the movement of the Sun between signs, and the transition from one Vedic month to the next. The Sun represents the king, the soul, the government, the ego, the personality, and the vital force within us. Sankranti days offer us a golden opportunity to plan for the Vedic month ahead.

Winter Solstice - 22 Dec

A solstice is an astronomical event that happens two times a year when the Sun ‘stands still’. Summer solstice is the longest and Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of the two seasons. This day has a big role to play in birth charts and celestial shifts. (For those in the southern hemisphere today will be their summer solstice).

Christmas Day - 25 Dec

The annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

New Moon - 30 Dec

A time to plant seeds for future growth. Journaling, meditating, quiet introspection and self care are all practices supported by the new moon’s tranquil energy.⁠⁠

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