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

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Ekadashi Dates in November 2016
11 November Friday Devutthana Ekadashi
25 November Friday Utpanna Ekadashi
Purinma Dates in November 2016
Date Month Dayes Name of Purnimas
14 November Monday Kartik Purnima Vrat
Amavasya Dates in November 2016
Date Month Days Name of Amavasya
29 November Tuesday Margashirsha Amavasya
Pradosh Vrat
Pradosh Vrat Dates in November 2016
Dates Months Days Name of Pradosh
12 November Saturday Shani Pradosh Vrat (Sukhl Paksh)
26 November Saturday Shani Pradosh Vrat (Krishna Paksh)
Chaturthi Dates in November 2016
Date Month Days Name of Chaturthi
17 November Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
3 November Thursday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Sankranti Dates in November 2016
Date Month Days Name of Sankranties
14 November Monday Vrischika Sankranti
Jayanti Dates in November 2016
Dates Months Days Name
14 November Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
Panchak Calender 2016
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Dates Month Time Dates Month Time
8 November 4:31 PM 12 November 10:31 PM
Bhadra Dosh
Bhadra Dosh in November 15
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Date Day Time Date Day Time
3 Thursday 7:45 PM 4 Friday 8:51 AM
7 Monday 1:10 PM 7 Monday 1:21 PM
10 Thursday 10:23 PM 11 Friday 9:13 AM
13 Sunday 11:21 PM 14 Monday 9:24 AM
16 Wednesday 10:22 PM 17 Thursday 8:25 AM
20 Sunday 2:19 AM 20 Sunday 2:01 PM
23 Wednesday 4:28 PM 24 Thursday 5:27 AM
27 Sunday 12:49 PM 28 Monday 2:05 AM
Festivals This Month

10-November  Naraka Chaturdasi
Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi (popularly known as Naraka Chaturdashi) is a Hindu festival, which falls on the second day of the five-day-long festival of Diwali. The Hindu mythology narrates that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna and Kali.[3] The day is celebrated by early morning religious rituals and festivities followed on.

11-November  Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali or Divali (also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

12-November  Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut (meaning a heap of grain), is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra by lifting the Govardhan hill. It is the fourth day of Deepawali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights.
The day is celebrated on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.

13-November  Bhai Duj
Bhai Dooj / Bhau-Beej / Bhai Tika / Bhai Phota is a festival celebrated by Hindus of india on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival. This is the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika. The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. On this day, sisters pray for a long and happy life for their brothers, by performing the Tika ceremony. On this day, in contrast to Raksha Bandhan, sisters present gifts to their brothers.

17-November  Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess Usha). The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.
The Sun, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

24-November  Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Guru Tegh Bahadur, (1 April 1621 – 11 November 1675) , also known as Hind-di-Chaadar (Protector of India) for protecting Hindus and Sikhs against forced conversion in the hands of Muslims under Aurangzeb, became the 9th Guru of Sikhs on 16 April 1664, a position earlier occupied by his grand-nephew, Guru Har Krishan. Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for resisting the forced conversions of Hindus in Kashmir.

25-November  Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.Part of sections of people from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.
The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurab (or Gurpurb), are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs.

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on 15 April 1469, in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. His birth is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, the full moon day in the month of Kartik. In the Gregorian Calendar, the celebration usually falls in the month of November, but its date varies from year to year, based on the traditional dates of the Indian calendar. It is a Gazetted holiday in India.

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