Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014: A Comprehensive Guide to Hindu Festivals and Events
If you are looking for a reliable and detailed source of information about Hindu festivals, events, panchang, and astrology, you might want to check out the Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014. This calendar is published by Shri Mahalaxmi Dindarshika, a reputed and trusted name in the field of Marathi calendars since 1944. The Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014 is available in Marathi, English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Tamil languages. You can download the pdf version of the calendar for free from their official website or buy the printed copy online or offline.
The Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014 contains vast information about all the feasts and fairs, yatra, jatra, urus, etc. events held across all towns and villages of Maharashtra. It also provides accurate and updated information about the lunar phases, tithi, nakshatra, yoga, karan, sunrise and sunset timings, auspicious and inauspicious days, muhurat, rahu kalam, yamagandam, gulika kalam, etc. for each day of the year. You can also find monthly predictions for each zodiac sign based on Vedic astrology. The calendar also features beautiful illustrations of Hindu deities and festivals.
The Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014 is a handy calendar that fits in your travel kit. You can use it as a reference for planning your religious and cultural activities throughout the year. You can also use it as a gift for your friends and family who follow Hindu traditions and customs. The Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014 is a must-have for every Hindu household.
The Mahalaxmi Calendar 2014 covers all the major Hindu festivals and events that occurred in the year 2014. Some of the highlights of the year were:
Makara Sankranti and Pongal: These festivals marked the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn and the harvest season in many parts of India. They were celebrated on January 14, 2014 with kite flying, bonfires, feasts, and prayers to the Sun god[^1^].
Holi: This festival of colors and joy celebrated the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. It was celebrated on March 16-17, 2014 with people throwing colored powder and water on each other, singing, dancing, and bonfires[^1^].
Rama Navami: This festival commemorated the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu and the hero of the epic Ramayana. It was celebrated on April 8, 2014 with fasting, chanting, processions, and offerings to Rama[^1^].
Hanuman Jayanti: This festival celebrated the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god and the devotee of Rama. It was celebrated on April 14, 2014 with fasting, prayers, recitation of Hanuman Chalisa, and offerings to Hanuman[^1^].
Akshaya Tritiya: This festival was considered as one of the most auspicious days for starting new ventures, buying gold, and donating to charity. It was celebrated on May 2, 2014 with worshiping Lakshmi and Ganesha, buying gold or silver coins or jewelry, and giving alms to the poor[^1^].
Guru Purnima: This festival was dedicated to honoring one's guru or spiritual teacher. It was celebrated on July 12, 2014 with offering gratitude, respect, and gifts to one's guru, listening to their teachings, and meditating on their guidance[^1^].
Raksha Bandhan: This festival celebrated the bond between brothers and sisters. It was celebrated on August 10, 2014 with sisters tying a sacred thread or rakhi on their brothers' wrists, praying for their well-being, and receiving gifts from them[^1^].
Krishna Janmashtami: This festival celebrated the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu and the lover of Radha. It was celebrated on August 17-18, 2014 with fasting, singing, dancing, enacting his childhood stories, and breaking earthen pots filled with curd or butter[^1^].
Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival celebrated the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success. It was celebrated on August 29-September 8, 2014 with installing clay idols of Ganesha in homes or public places, worshiping him with modak (sweet dumplings), and immersing him in water bodies after ten days[^1^].
Navratri: This festival celebrated the nine forms of Goddess Durga, the supreme mother goddess who represents power and protection. It was celebrated on September 25-October 3, 2014 with fasting, dancing (garba or dandiya), worshiping different aspects of Durga each day (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri
and Siddhidatri), and performing Durga Puja on the tenth day[^1^].
Dussehra: This festival celebrated the victory of Rama over Ravana and Durga over Mahishasura. It was celebrated on October 3-4,
2014 with burning effigies of Ravana or Mahishasura,
watching Ramleela (dramatic enactment of Ramayana),
and worshiping weapons or tools[^1^].
Diwali: This festival celebrated the return of Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana and the triumph of light over darkness. It was celebrated on October 23-27,
2014 with lighting diyas (earthen lamps), candles,