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Navarathri 2016 - Garba Program

Ambaji Murthy at Ambaji Mandir

Events During Navaratri
October 1st - 9th

Chandi Paath Havan 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Havan 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM DAILY

Aarti & Maha Prasad at 7:00 PM DAILY

Garba 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Ashtami Havan

Kanya Pujan, Ashtami Havan Sunday October 9th, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Parents of Girls age between 2 years and 9 years, please, give name to Pandit ji at Temple 727-388-6685

8:30 AM  TO 11:00 AM

CLOSED 11:00AM - 5:00PM 

OPEN 5:00PM TO 8:30PM

8:30 AM TO 8:30 PM
AND ALSO ON FESTIVAL DAYS SUCH AS Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Dhan Teras, Diwali, Financial New Year, Bhai Dwij, Laabh Pancham, Shivratri, Somvathi Amavasya, Hanuman Jayanti, Raksha Bandhan


Day  Date  Holiday Name 
Thu  14-Jan Makarsankranti / Pongal (Vishnu Sahasranam, Sathyanarayan Katha from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Fri 12-Feb Vasant Panchami (Vishnu Sahasranam, Saraswathy Puja) from 5:30PM to 7:00 PM 
Tue  3-Mar Samarth Ramdas Jayanti
Mon 7-Mar Maha Shivratri, Four Rudraabhishek - 6AM to 7:30AM, 11AM to 12:30PM, 5PM to 7PM, 11PM to 12:30AM. Maha Mrutyunjay Yagya / Havan 5:00 PM to 6:30PM
Wed 23-Mar Holi, Holika Dahan 6:15PM, Purnima, Sathyanarayan Katha 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Thu  7-Apr Ugaadi Telugu New Year, Chaithra Maas Nav Samvatsaram 
Thu  7-Apr Vasant Navaratri 
Thu  14-Apr Durga Ashtami Havan - 5:30 PM 7:00 PM, Kanya Pujan followed by Aarti & Maha Prasad7 PM
Thu 14-Apr Baisakhi / Puthandu Tamil New Year 
Fri 15-Apr Vishu (Kerala) / Bengali New Year / Annadaan Day
Fri 15-Apr Sri Rama Navami, Sri Ram Pujan / Bhajan / Keertan 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Thu  21-Apr Hanuman Jayanti, Shri Hanuman Puja / Hanuman Chalisa Paath 5:30 PM to 7PM
Mon 9-May Akshaya Tritiya, Vishnu Sahasranam, Devi Puja
Sat  4-Jun Vata Savitri Vrat Katha, 5:30 PM Sani Jayanti Pujan / Havan / Katha
Thu  16-Jun Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi, Gayatri Yagnya 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tue  19-Jul Guru Purnima, 5:30 PM Guru Pujan, Sathyanarayan Katha
Wed  3-Aug Sravan Maas Starts, Sravan Maas Ends on Sep 01, 2016
Sun 7-Aug Nag Panchami, Kuber Pujan, Gandharva Pujan 5:30 PM
Thu  18-Aug Raksha-Bandhan, Purnima, Sathyanarayan Pujan 5:30 PM
Thu 25-Aug Krishna Janmashtami, 
Thu 1-Sep Sravan Maas Purnaahuti, Maha Rudra Abhishek
Sun 4-Sep Gauri Puja, Shiva Shakti Pujan ALL DAY, 5:30 PM Satsang
Mon  5-Sep Ganesh Chathurthi Ganesh Sthaapana
Thu  15-Sep Maha Ganapathi Puja / Havan 5:30 PM, Ganesh Visarjan, Onam
Fri 16-Sep Purnima Sathyanarayan Katha 5:30 PM, 
Sat  17-Sep Pitr-Paksha begins 
Fri  30-Sep Pitr-Paksha ends 
Sat  1-Oct Navaratri Begins; Garba Everyday 7:30PM Onwards after Aarti
Sun 9-Oct Durga Ashtami Havan, Kanya Pujan 5:30PM to 7:00PM, Mahaprasad
Mon  10-Oct Navaratri Ends, Sri Ram Navami, Sri Ram Pujan 5:30 PM
Tue 11-Oct Dussehra, Sami Pujan 5:30 PM, Rakhi Visarjan
Sun  16-Oct Sharad Purnima, Sathyanarayan Pujan 5:30 PM
Wed  19-Oct Karva Chauth Pujan 5:30 PM
Thu  27-Oct Vag Baras, Dev Darshan 5:30 PM
Fri  28-Oct Dhan Teras, Laxmi Pujan 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sat  29-Oct Kaali Chaudash, Hanuman Chalisa / Anjaneya Yagnya 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sun  30-Oct Diwali, Saraswathy Puja, Chopda Pujan 5:30 PM
Mon  31-Oct Annakoot Darshan, Happy New Year, Govardhan Puja 5:30 PM
Tue  1-Nov Bhai Bij (Dwij) Puja 5:30 PM
Fri  4-Nov Laabh Pancham, Vishnu Pujan 5:30 PM
Mon 14-Nov Kartik Poornima / Dev Diwali / Tulsi Vivah 5:30 PM
Fri  4-Nov Laabh Pancham, Vishnu Pujan 5:30 PM
Fri 9-Dec Gita Jayanti / Mokshada Ekdashi, Gita Sloka Recital 5:30 PM
Satyanarayan Puja Dates 2016
@ 530PM Every Purnima
Date Month Day Purnima Name
23 January  (Saturday)  Paush Purnima Vrat
21 February  (Sunday)  Magha Purnima Vrat
23 March  (Wednesday)  Phalguna Purnima Vrat
21 April  (Thursday)  Chaitra Purnima Vrat
21 May  (Saturday)  Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
19 June  (Sunday)  Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat
19 July  (Tuesday)  Ashadha Purnima Vrat
17 August  (Wednesday)  Shravana Purnima Vrat
16 September  (Friday)  Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
15 October  (Saturday)  Ashwin Purnima Vrat
13 November  (Sunday)  Kartik Purnima Vrat
13 December  (Tuesday)  Margashirsha Purnima Vrat

Ekadashi Vratam Dates 2016
Date Month Day Ekadashi Name
5 January  Tuesday  Saphala Ekadashi
19 January  Tuesday  Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
4 February  Thursday  Shattila Ekadashi
18 February  Thursday  Jaya Ekadashi
4 March  Friday  Vijaya Ekadashi
5 March  Saturday  Gauna Vijaya Ekadashi
18 March  Friday  Amalaki Ekadashi
3 April  Sunday  Papmochani Ekadashi
17 April  Sunday  Kamada Ekadashi
2 May  Monday  Varuthini Ekadashi
3 May  Tuesday  Gauna Varuthini Ekadashi
17 May  Tuesday  Mohini Ekadashi
1 June  Wednesday  Apara Ekadashi
15 June  Wednesday  Nirjala Ekadashi
30 June  Thursday  Yogini Ekadashi
15 July  Friday  Devshayani Ekadashi
29 July  Friday  Kamika Ekadashi
14 August  Sunday  Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
27 August  Saturday  Aja Ekadashi
28 August  Sunday  Vaishnava Aja Ekadashi
12 September  Monday  Parsva Ekadashi
26 September  Monday  Indira Ekadashi
12 October  Wednesday  Papankusha Ekadashi
25 October  Tuesday  Rama Ekadashi
10 November  Thursday  Devutthana Ekadashi
24 November  Thursday  Utpanna Ekadashi
9 December  Friday  Mokshada Ekadashi
10 December  Saturday  Gauna Mokshada Ekadashi
24 December  Saturday  Saphala Ekadashi
Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fasting in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.

Ekadashi fasting spans for three days. Devotees take single meal in the afternoon a day before fasting day to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on next day. Devotees keep strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on next day only after sunrise. Eating of all type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one time latex food according to their will and body power. However it should be decided before starting the fast.
At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

This page list Ekadashi fasting days for Smarthas. Vaishnavas should check Vaishnava Ekadashi Fasting to know Vaishnava fasting days. Vaishnava fasting day might be one day after of Smartha fasting day.
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