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Hindu calendar for 2012

Event Date Event Event Description
Saturday 14 January Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun's journey into the northern hemisphere.

Saturday 28 January Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma's wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Friday 15 February Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma's wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Monday 20 February Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Thursday 8 March Holi

The Hindu spring festival.

Sunday 1 April Rama Navami

Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Sunday 1 April Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Friday 6 April Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Thursday 2 August Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. "Raksha Bandhan" means a thread for protection.

Friday 10 August Janmashtami - Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

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