2022 HINDU CALENDAR

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Name of Festival Date
Thai Poosam Flag Hoisting 09 Jan
Makarsankranti 14 Jan
Thai Pongal 14 Jan
Thai Poosam Kavady 18 Jan
Vasanth Panchami 05 Feb
Masi Magham 17 Feb
Maha Shivaratri (see note 1) 28 Feb
Panguni Uthiram Flag Hoisting 09 Mar
Holika Dahan (see note 2) 17 Mar
Panguni Uthiram 18 Mar
Hindi New Year 02 Apr
Ugadhi Telugu New Year 02 Apr
Ramayana Week 02 Apr – 09 Apr
Chitra Paruvam Flag Hoisting 07 Apr
Sri Ram Naumee 10 Apr
Tamil New Year 14 Apr
Hanuman Jayanti 16 Apr
Chitra Paruvam Kavady 16 Apr
Vaikasi Visakam 16 May
Nirjala Ekadashi 10 June (S), 11 Jun (V)
Guru Purnima 13 July
Naag Panchami 02 Aug
Randhan Chat 03 Aug
Shitla Satam 04 Aug

2022 ECLIPSE DATES

Solar and lunar eclipse are said to have a significant astrological impact. Since eclipse may result in emotional changes in human beings it is recommended that they practice meditation and deep breathing. This may result in the day going by easily. Read more.

30 April – Solar Eclipse (NOT visible from SA)
16 May – Total Solar Eclipse (Durban 03:32am – 06:38am, Johannesburg 3:32am – 06:44am, Cape Town 03:32am – 07:40am
25 October – Partial Solar Eclipse (NOT visible from SA)
08 November – Lunar Eclipse (NOT visible from SA)

2022 EKADASHI DATES

Eka means “one” (1) and dasha means “ten” (10). Ekadashi is therefore a time for the devotee to transform his/her actions of the ten senses and the mind towards God. Ekadashi is a time to control the ten senses and the mind by not allowing lust, anger, etc. Read more.

Jan 13 & 28 July 10 & 24
Feb 12, 26 & 27 Aug 08 & 22
Mar 14 & 28 Sep 06 & 21
Apr 12 & 26 Oct 05, 06 & 21
May 12 & 26 Nov 04 & 20
Jun 10 & 24 Dec 03 & 19

2022 PANCHAK  DATES

Panchak Nakshatra are specific to death. The Panchak Nakshatra are Shathabish, Dhanishta, Purvabhaadrapad, Uttarabhaadrapad and Rewathi. A Panchak Shanthi Pooja has to be performed on the day of the funeral and on the 12/13th day. Some believe that the time of cremation is used to determine whether to do this Panchak Shanthi, others believe it should be done either if death or of cremation occurred during Panchak. Read more.

05 to 10 January
Starts: 16:23:23, Ends: 05:19:06
16 to 20 July 
Starts: 00:46:49, Ends: 09:20:16
02 to 06 February
Starts: 03:14:48, Ends: 13:39:28
12 to 16 August
Starts: 11:19:03, Ends: 17:36:21
01 to 05 March
Starts: 13:01:12, Ends: 22:58:47
08 to 13 September
Starts: 21:09:00, Ends: 03:05:39
28 March to 02 Apr April
Starts: 20:24:20, Ends: 07:50:44
06 to 10 October
Starts: 04:57:32, Ends: 12:31:37
25 to 29 April
Starts: 01:59:20, Ends: 15:12:19
02 to 06 November
Starts: 10:45:57, Ends: 20:33:44
22 to 26 May
Starts: 07:42:01, Ends: 21:08:12
29 November to 04 December
Starts: 16:21:05, Ends: 02:46:06
18 to 23 June
Starts: 15:12:42, Ends: 02:44:06
27 to 31 December
Starts: 00:00:28, Ends: 08:16:38

2022 PURNIMA  DATES

17 Jan 2022 13 Jul 2022
16 Feb 2022 11 Aug 2022
17/18 Mar 2022 10 Sep 2022
16 Apr 2022 09 Oct 2022
15 May 2022 7/8 Nov 2022
14 Jun 2022 07 Dec 2022

2022 AUSPICIOUS HINDU MARRIAGE DATES

Jan Sat
8
Sun
9
Sat
15
Sat
22
Sun
23
Wed
26
Thu
27
Sat
29
Feb Sat
5
Sun
6
Sat
12
Sun
13
Fri
18
Sat
19
Sun
20
Sun
27
Mar Sat
5
Sat
19
Sun
20
Sun
27
Apr Thu
14
Sun
17
Tue
19
Thu
21
Fri
22
Sat
23
Sun
24
Thu
28
May Sun
1
Mon
2
Tue
3
Mon
9
Tue
10
Wed
11
Thu
12
Fri
13
Mon
16
Wed
18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Wed
25
Thu
26
Sat
28
Mon
30
Tue
31
Jun Wed
1
Mon
6
Tue
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Sun
12
Mon
13
Tue
14
Wed
15
Thu
16
Sat
18
Sun
19
Mon
20
Tue
21
Wed
22
Thur
26
Jul Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
10
Mon
11
Sat
16
Thu
21
Sun
24
Sat
30
Aug Sun
7
Sat
13
Sun
21
Sep Sat
3
Oct Sun
9
Sat
15
Sun
16
Sat
22
Sun
30
Nov Sat
5
Sun
6
Sat
19
Sun
20
Mon
21
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Mon
28
Dec Fri
2
Fri
9
Sat
10
Sun
11
Mon
12
Tue
13
Fri
16
Sun
18
Mon
19
Tue
20
Sun
25
Mon
26
Fri
30
Sat
31

Kindly consult your Pundit for further information.

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.

Note 1:

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.

Note 2:

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.

Note 3:

The Vaishnava date for Krishna Ashtami is 19 August 2022.

All enquiries in respect of 2022 dates should be directed to lokeshmaharajh@gmail.com and sahms@worldonline.co.za