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Indian Subcontinent: Festal Calendar
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Festal Calendar

Feasts in Hinduism (selection)

The feasts in the diagram (clockwise):

New Year, the day of the last new moon before the spring equinox (in the year 2000, April 5).

The Ninth of Rama (Ramanavani, on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Caitra): in temples of Rama and Vishnu, Rama's birthday is celebrated.

The Guru's Full Moon (Gurupurnima, Ashada, 15, bright): veneration of…

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Keul, István, “Indian Subcontinent: Festal Calendar”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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