Calendar of Events for Mahanam Sampraday

2004-05 A.D.

1411-1412 B.E. (Bengali Era)

134-34 H.E.(Haripurushabda - Haripurush Era)

 

Important! Since this calendar is drawn from a Bengali Calendar that begins the year with either April 14 or 15 as the first day (1st Baisakh) of the year, readers should take note of the English calendar year (A.D.) for each event in the following listing.

 

January

 

  • 29th Poush, January 14, 2005,  Friday

Makar Sankranti. Sagar Mela. Bathing and visiting the Temple of Kapil Muni. Rituals pertaining to the Birth Anniversary of Sri Ganga Devi.

 

  • 1st Magh, January 15, 2005, Saturday

             Sannyasa acceptance Lila Celebration of SriSri Gouranga Mahaprabhu in Katwa.

 

February

 

  • 1st Falgun, February 13, 2005, Sunday

Basanta Panchami – SriSri Saraswati Puja. In observance of the auspicious birthday of SriSri BishnuPriya Devi Kirtan and festivities from sunrise to sunset at SriSri Mahanam Angan (Kolkata).

 

  • 9th Falgun, February 21, 2005, Monday                                                                                   

SriSri Nityananda Trayodashi (532nd) - the day of passing of SriSri Nityananda Prabhu, “Bandhu-Basanti Utsav” and  also the day of passing of SriPad Mahendraji.

 

 

March

 

  • 25th Falgun, March 9, 2005, Wednesday

SivaRatri (SriSri SivaChaturDashiBrata).

 

  • 11th Chaitra, March 25, 2005, Friday

            SriSri GourPurnima (520th). Dol Jatra of SriSriKrishna, Basanta 

            (Spring) Festiival. Astaprahar (24-hour) Mahanam Kirtan at Dahapara

            Temple                                    .

 

April

 

  • 1st Baisakh, April 14, 2004, Thursday

Bengali New Year (1411 B.E.) celebration at SriSri Mahanam Angan with continuous kirtan songs written by SriSriPrabhuSundar.

 

  • 23rd Chaitra, April 6, 2004, Wednesday

MadhuKrishnā Trayodashi, Barunisnan (Āmbaruni). The festival at SriPathBari (Baranagar) commemorating the arrival of SriMonMahaprabhu.

 

  • 16th Baisakh, April 29,  2004, Thursday

SitaNabami – 134th auspicious birthday of SriSri Prabhu Jagadabandhu Sundar.

Holy celebrations and festivities for several days at

§         Faridpur SriDham SriAngan

§         SriDham Dahapara

§         Bakchar SriAngan

§         Ghurni Mahendra-Bandhu Angan

§         Kolkata Maniktala MahaUddharan Math

§         SriDham Nabadwip Mahanam Math

§         Siliguri SriSri RadhaMadhab Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashram

§         Puri Dham Prabhu Jagadbandhu AshramPuri

§         SriDham Vrindaban SriSri BandhuKunja

§         Agartala SriSri Mahanam Angan

      and most other centers in India and Bangladesh

 

(Note that the following date belongs to the Benglai New Year 1412 corresponding to 2005 A.D.)

  • 1st Baisakh, April 15, 2005, Friday

Bengali New Year (1412 B.E.) celebration at SriSri Mahanam Angan with continuous kirtan songs written by SriSriPrabhuSundar.

 

 

May

 

Bandhu Parikrama (place to place) Utsav (Festival) begins  in Bangladesh

 

June

 

  •  18th Jaistha, June 1, 2004, Tuesday

SriPad Mahendraji’s 118th birthday celebrations in most centers/temples of India and Bangladesh. Srila Raghunathdas Goswami’s Danda Mohotsav at SriPāt Panihati.

 

  • 4th Ashar, June 19, 2004, Saturday

RathaJatra annual celebration of SriSri Jagannathdev at SriSri Jagadbandhu AshramPuriin Puri and at SriSri Mahanam Angan,Kolkata.

 

 

July

 

  • 17th Ashar, July 2, 2004, Friday

               SriSri GuruPurnima. Worship of SriSri Vyasa Dev. Festivities at most of the 

            Mahanam Sampraday Centers in India and Bangladesh (also in New York and

            Montreal) by New York and Montreal Mahanam Sevak Sanghas).

 

August

 

  •  9th Bhadra, August 26, 2004, Thursday

SriSri JhulanJatra – celebrations in Dahapara and Mahanam Angan in Kolkata.

 

  • 13th Bhadra, August 30, 2004, Monday

.            Rakhi Purnima. Concluding ceremonies of SriSri JhulanJatra celebration of

             SriBaldeva’s birthday. Astaprahar (24-hour) Mahanam Kirtan at SriDham

             Dahapara.

 

September

 

  •  1st Ashwin, September 18, 2004, Saturday

Celebrations and observances of the 83rd Trayodash Dashasray of SriSri Prabhu Jagadbandhu Sundar with Mahanam Kirtan from 11-1 in virtually all the Temples of India and Bangladesh. The celebrations and rituals will continue through 13th Ashwin, September 30, Thursday.

 

  • 5th Ashwin, September 22, 2004, Wednesday

Janmastami/Radahastami celebrations throughout the centers in India, Bangladesh and abroad.

 

  • 13th Ashwin, September 30, 2004, Thursday

             Mahanam Sampraday of India and Bangladesh embarks on the ceremonial rituals 

             of atonement encircling TrayodashDashasray of Prabhusundar and will continue

             on through 2nd Kartik, October 19, 2004,  for 19 days with special bhogs     

             (offerings),  kirtans and pompous lighting decorations.

 

October

 

  • 2nd Kartik, October 19, 2004, Tuesday

       End of 19-day long rituals of atonement observance

§         Faridpur SriDham SriAngan

§         Ghurni SriSri Mahendra-Bandhu Angan

§         Kolkata MahaUdhdharan Math

Evening Arati with 14 Khols. Continuous Mahanam Kirtan in SriAngan and Ghurni attain its 83rd year. SriSri DurgaShasthi.

 

  • 5th Kartik, October 22, 2004,  Friday

SriSri Mahanambrataji’s 5th year of passing – offerings of Mahaprasad in all the temples for him and celebration of his remembrance festivities.

 

  • 7th Kartik, October 24, 2004, Sunday

Beginning of a month long celebration of Kirtan, Bhagabad Reading, etc. in SriDham Nabadwip, SriSri Mahanam Angan and MahaUdhdharan Math.

 

 

November

  • 10th Agrahayan, November 26, 2004, Friday

RasaJatra of SriSriKrishna. Celebration of 19th Anniversary of the establishment of SriSri BandhuKunja in SriVrindaban. Rasa Festival in Santipur also.

 

  • 12th Agrahayan, November 28, 2004, Sunday

            End of 4-day RasaJatra Festival in Santipur at Bhadrakali Tala.

 

December

 

  • 25th Agrahayan, December 11, 2004, Saturday

51st Anniversary of SriSri Ramdas Babaji’s passing at Sri PathBari, Baranagar.

 

  • 9th Poush, December 25, 2004, Saturday

101st Birthday Anniversary of SriSri Mahanambrataji – end of the year long centennial anniversary celebration. 23rd Anniversary of the auspicious establishment of SriSri Mahanam Angan (Kolkata) and the completion of the year long Mahanam Kirtan.