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2014 Purnima Dates Calendar

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Purnima Dates 2014 is based on the traditional Hindu calendar followed in India. Poornima or Pournami is the full moon day in Hindu Lunar Calendar. Please note that Pournima fasting and Satyanarayan Puja are usually performed either on same day or one day before depending upon the starting time of Poornima Tithi on previous day.

2014 Purnima Dates Calendar

Paush Purnima – 16th January 2014, Thursday
Magha Purnima – 14th February 2014, Friday

Phalguna Purnima – 16th March 2014, Sunday
Chaitra Purnima – 15th April 2014, Tuesday

Vaishakha Purnima – 14th May 2014, Wednesday
Jyaishta Purnima – 13th June 2014, Friday

Ashadha Purnima – 12th July 2014, Saturday
Shravana Purnima – 10th August 2014, Sunday

Bhadrapada Purnima – 9th September 2014, Tuesday
Ashwin Purnima – 8th October 2014, Wednesday

Kartik Purnima – 6th November 2014, Thursday
Margashirsha Purnima – 6th December 2014, Saturday

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January 8, 2014 |

Pongal Festival – Thai Pongal 2014

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Pongal Festival 2014 is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated by Tamil people across the globe. Also known as Thai pongal, the festival is celebrated on the Tamil month of Thai. This year, Thai Pongal date is 14 January 2014. The festival is mainly dedicated to Lord Suyra.

Thai Pongal is a harvest festival and is celebrated for four days. The celebration starts on the last day of the Margazhi month. The first day is observed as Bhogi Pongal. The second day is the important day and is known as Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. The 3rd day is the Mattu Pongal and Jallikkattu or cattle play is held on this day. The final day is observed as Kaanum Pongal, which is a time for family reunions.

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Pongal Festival Dates

1) Bhogi Pongal 2014 date is on 13th January

2) Surya Pongal 2014 date is on 14th January

3) Maatu Pongal 2014 date is on 15th January

4) Kaanum Pongal 2014 date is on 16th January

 

The main auspicious ceremony on the Pongal day is the cooking of Pongal dish. Another attraction is the beautifully drawn kolams or rangolis in front of Tamil homes.

The Festival in other parts of India

Thai Pongal festival coincides with Makara Sankranthi festival in many parts of India.

In Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, the day is celebrated as Lohri Festival.

In Assam, the festival is observed as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu.

In Rajasthan and Gujarat the festival is celebrated as Uttarayana.

While in Nepal the day is celebrated as Maghe Sankranti.

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December 15, 2013 |
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