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Festivals of Sri Vishnu

  1. Ananta Chaturdasi (Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi)
  2. Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Agrahayana Shukla Paksha Ekadasi)
  3. Matsya Jayanti (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya)
  4. Kurma Jayanti (Vaishakha Poornima)
  5. Narasimha Jayanti (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi)
  6. Vamana Jayanti (Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Dwadasi)
  7. Parashurama Jayanti (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Tritiya)
  8. Rama Navami (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami)
  9. Sita Navami (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Navami)
  10. Holi (Phalguna Shukla Paksha Poornima)
  11. Jagannath_Ratha_Yatra (Aasaddha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya)
  12. Krishna Janmashtami (Shravana Krishna Paksha Ashtami)
  13. Radha Ashtami (Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Ashtami)
  14. Naraka Chaturdasi (Ashwin Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi)


Ananta Chaturdasi:

Sri Vishnu Ananta Chaturdasi is the day in which Sri Vishnu is worshipped. Ananta Chaturdasi falls on the Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu
- Pilgrimages of Sri Vishnu


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Vaikuntha Ekadasi:

Sri Vishnu Vaikuntha Ekadasi is the day in which Sri Vishnu is worshipped. The devotees observe a fast during this worship. Vaikuntha Ekadasi falls on the Agrahayana (Dhanurmasa) Shukla Paksha Ekadasi.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu

- Pilgrimages of Sri Vishnu


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Matsya Jayanti:

Sri Matsya Avatara Matsya Jayanti is the day which celebrates the appearance of Matsya Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Matsya Jayanti falls on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu


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Kurma Jayanti:

Sri Kurma Avatara Kurma Jayanti is the day which celebrates the appearance of Kurma Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Kurma Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Poornima.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu


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Narasimha Jayanti:

Sri Narasimha Narasimha Jayanti is the day in which the appearance of Sri Narasimha is celebrated. Sri Narasimha is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sri Narasimha appeared from a pillar to kill demon Hiranyakashipu, and also prove the words of Prahlada true that Vishnu is everywhere, even in the pillar pointed out by Hiranyakashipu. Narasimha Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Narasimha
- Pilgrimages of Sri Narasimha


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Vamana Jayanti:

Sri Vamana Vamana Jayanti is the day in which the appearance of Sri Vamana is celebrated. Sri Vamana is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Vamana Jayanti falls on Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Dwadasi.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu


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Parashurama Jayanti:

Sri Parashurama Parashurama Jayanti is the day in which the birth of Sri Parashurama is celebrated. Sri Parashurama is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sri Parashurama was born to sage Jamdagni and mother Renuka. Parashurama Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Vishnu


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Rama Navami:

Sri Rama Rama Navami is the day in which the birth of Sri Rama is celebrated. Sri Rama is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sri Rama was born to king Dasharatha and queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya. Rama Navami falls on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Rama
- Pilgrimages of Sri Rama


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Sita Navami:

Devi Sita Sita Navami is the day in which the birth of Devi Sita is celebrated. Devi Sita was found by king Janaka while ploughing the field for a yagya. Queen Sunayana is the mother of Devi Sita. Sita Navami falls on Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Navami.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Devi Sita


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Holi:

Sri Krishna Holi is the festival of colours. Holi falls on Phalguna Shukla Paksha Poornima.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Krishna
- Pilgrimages of Sri Krishna


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Jagannath Ratha Yatra:

Sri Jagannath Jagannath Ratha Yatra is the famous car festival celebrated in Puri. Three rathas or chariots are well-decorated and houses the idols of Sri Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra. Thousands of people take part in this festival where the chariots are pulled and taken to Gundicha Temple, the aunt's house of the Lord. Jagannath Ratha Yatra falls on Aasaddha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Krishna
- Pilgrimages of Sri Krishna


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Krishna Janmashtami:

Sri Krishna Krishna Janmashtami is the day in which the birth of Sri Krishna is celebrated. Sri Krishna is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sri Krishna was born to father Vasudeva and mother Devaki in the prison of Kamsha. Krishna Janmashtami falls on Shravana Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Refer to:
- Story of Krishna Janmashtami (Padma Purana)
- Stotras of Sri Krishna
- Pilgrimages of Sri Krishna


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Radha Ashtami:

Devi Radha Radha Ashtami is the day in which the birth of Sri Radha is celebrated. Radha Ashtami falls on Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Ashtami.

Refer to:
- Stories of Radha Ashtami (Padma Purana)
- Stotras of Devi Radharani


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Naraka Chaturdasi:

Sri Krishna Naraka Chaturdasi is the day in which the demon Narakashura was vanquished by Sri Krishna. Naraka Chaturdasi falls on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi.

Refer to:
- Stotras of Sri Krishna
- Pilgrimages of Sri Krishna


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Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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