January 2016 Panchak, Jayanti, Sakranti, Pradosh Vrat, Bhadra Dosh

January 2016
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Ekadashi Calandar January 2016
Date Month Day Name of Ekadashis
6 January Wednesday Saphala Ekadashi
20 January Wednesday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
Date Month Days Name of Purnimas
23 January Saturday Paush Purnima Vrat
Date Month Days Name of Amavasya
9 January Saturday Paush Amavasya
Pradosh Vrat
Dates Months Days Name of Pradosh
7 January Thursday Pradosh Vrat (Sukhl Paksh)
21 January Thursday Pradosh Vrat (Krishna Paksh)
Date Month Days Name of Chaturthi
27 January Wednesday Sankashti Chaturthi (Sakat Chauth)
13 January Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Date Month Days Name of Sankranties
14 January Thursday Pongal , Makar Sankranti
Starts On Ends On
Dates Month Time Dates Month Time
12 January 7:16 PM 17 January 1:12 AM
Bhadra Dosh
Bhadra Dosh January 2016
Start On Ends On
Date Day Time Date Day Time
4 Monday 4:16 PM 5 Tuesday 5:15 AM
8 Friday 8:15 PM 8 Friday 8:09 PM
13 Wednesday 1:07 PM 12 Tuesday 12:06 AM
16 Saturday 5:57 PM 17 Sunday 4:58 AM
19 Tuesday 11:28 PM 20 Wednesday 10:14 AM
23 Saturday 7:30 AM 23 Saturday 7:20 PM
26 Tuesday 9:06 PM 27 Wednesday 9:58 AM
30 Saturday 5:01 PM 30 Saturday 6:23 AM
Festivals This Month

1-January (New Year's Day)
New Year day is the day which marks the beginning of a new year and the calendar's year count. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some different manner based upon their traditions and customs. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, is today in worldwide use, it falls on 1 January, as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it.

13-January (Bhogi)

Bhogi is the first day of the three days Sankranti festivities mainly celebrated in andhrapradesh/telangana and tamilnadu states. It is observed for one day before the main Makara Sankranti festival. On Bhogi day, people discard old and derelict items which are no longer in use. People get up before dawn and light bonfire, famously known as Bhogi Mantalu, with wood and other solid fuels.

14-January (Pongal/Sankranthi)
Maker sankranthi or Sankranti is the festival of lord sun, it is noticed by the activities like taking bath, offering Naivedhya (food offered to deity) to Lord Surya, offering charity or Dakshina, performing Shraddha rituals and breaking fast or Parana, should be done during Punya Kaal.
In Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is known as Pongal. In Gujarat and Rajasthan Makar Sankranti is known as Uttarayana. In Haryana and Punjab Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the name of Maghi.

16-January (Guru Govind Singh Jayanti)
Guru Gobind Singh, born as Gobind Rai, on 22 December 1666, was the last of the ten Sikh Gurus. He was a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at a young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism, which the first Guru Nanak had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. He breathed his last on 7 October 1708. He was well known for the promotion of the covering of one's hair with a turban.

16-January (Kanuma)
The succeeding day after Makara Sankranti is celebrated as Kanuma. The origin of Kanuma in Andhra Pradesh is same as that of Govardhan Puja in other states. It is believed that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hills on the auspicious day of Kanuma to protect the people of Gokulam. 
The rituals of Kanuma Panduga are similar to that of Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The bulls and cows are decorated and worshipped on Kanuma as the day of Kanuma is dedicated for live-stock worship.

26-January (Republic Day)

Republic Day of India honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India, framed by the British Empire.
The Constitution was passed by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 but was adopted on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition toward becoming an independent republic.

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