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The SAHMS presents an OFFICIAL FESTIVAL CALENDAR for 2022.
The festival dates provided here have been approved by: Andhra Maha Sabha of South Africa, World Hindu Pundith Organisation, Shree Sanathan Dharma Sabha of South Africa, Deepika.org, The Gurumar Sangam of South Africa, and The Muruga Bhakthi Foundation of South Africa.
28 February 2022: Maha Shivaratri is to be observed when Chaturdashi is present during Nishit Kaal. This mahurat is important because scriptures say that Lord Shiva took avatar as Shiva Lingam on earth during Nishit Kala. On 28 February 2022, Chaturdashi (14th thithi) is present during Nishit Kaal. Chaturdashi starts at 23:42:23 (11:42:23pm). Nishit Kaal starts at 23:46:09 (11:46:09) and ends at 00:31:12 (12:31:12). This means that Chaturdashi is transiting sufficiently during Nishit Kaal.
1 March 2022: The Gurumar Sangam of South Africa have declared that the South Indian Panchagum is solar based and the position adopted is the thithi that prevails at Sunrise is applicable for the day in respect of the South Indian Community.
The bonfire (burning of Holika) must be done between 21H45 and midnight ONLY. Alternatively, the burning of Holika should be done on 18 March 2022.
The Vaishnava date for Krishna Ashtami is 19 August 2022.
All enquiries in respect of 2022 dates should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com