Difference between festivals in India and North America 2018
Vasant Panchami- Sunday, January 21st 2018
As per scriptures Vasant Panchami is celebrated in Maag Shukal Paksh when Panchami Tithi is present in the morning. As a result this year in India it will be celebrated on Janaruy 22 while for the celebration day for North America will be on the 21st of January. Maag Sukhal Panchami will start on 21st January at 5:03 AM in EST and will end on the 22nd January at 5:54 AM EST. Maag Sukhal panchami will end before sunrise of 22nd January. It will be present in India until 16:24 (5:54 EST + 10:30 = 16:24) IST. Therefore Vasant Panchami will be celebrated in India on the 22nd and 21st in North America.
Maha Shivratri- Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
As per Scriptures Maha Shivratri is celebrated in Phalgun Krishna Paksh Chaturdashi in Nisheeth Kal (midnight time). As a result, Shivratri will be celebrated on February13th in both North America and India.
Sri Durga Ashtami- Saturday, March 24th, 2018
As per scriptures Sri Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the day Navami and Ashtami are both present in single day. This year, Chaitra Shukla Ashtami is on March 24th until 22:32 EST which is also the start time for Navami. In India Ashtami will end at (22:32 EST+ 9:30) 8:02 AM IST March 25th and Navami will start right after. Therefore, in India Sri Durga Ashtami will be present on 25th while in North America it will be present on the 24th.
Krishna Janamashtami, Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
As per scriptures Shri Krishana Janamashtami is celebrated when Ashtami Tithi prevails during midnight and further rules are added to include Rohini Nakshatra. This year, Krishna Janamashtmi will be celebrated on September 2nd in India and in North America for Smaarat. As Ashtami will start at 11:17(EST) of September 2nd and ends on 9:49(EST) of September 3rd. In India Ashtami will start at 11:17 + 9:30= 20:47(IST) of
September 2nd and ends on 9:49+ 9:30=19:19 (IST) of September 3rd. For Vaishanav devotees its beneficial to celebrate on September 3rd becuase vaishanav celebrate Ashtami when its presentnt at sunrise time. As per scriptures Shri Krishana Janamashtami for Vaishnav all over India and North America is appropriate on Sep 3rd but Smaarat should celebrate on September 2nd.
Pitripaksh Last Shradh, Monday, October 8th, 2018
As per scriptures Pitripaksh Last Shradh is celebrated in Amavas. This year on October 8th Amavas is present until 23:46 for EST. It will be present in India until 9:16AM IST on October 9th (23:46+9:30=33:16). Therefore the Last Shraadh will be held on October 8th before 23:46 as Amavas concludes at this time.
Sharad Navratri From Tue, Oct. 9th to Fri. Oct. 18th 2018
As per scriptures Sharad Navratri commence on the day Pratipada commences. This year Partipada will start 21:55 for EST. In India it will start at 7:24 AM IST on October 10th (21:55 + 9:30 = 31:25). Therefore Sharad Navratri will start on the 9th of October for EST and this will be the auspicious day for starting all Navratri Puja and Kalash Sthaapana.
Shri Durga Ashtami, Tuesday October 16th 2018
As per scriptures Sri Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the day Navami and Ashtami are both present in single day. This year, Ashtami is on October 16th until 27:19 EST which is also the start time for Navami. In India Ashtami will end at (27:19-24:00 = 3:19+ 9:30) 12:49 PM IST October 17th and Navami will start right after. Therefore, in India Sri Durga Ashtami will be present on 17th while in North America it will be present on the 16th.
Vijay Dashami, Friday, October 18th 2018
As per scriptures Vijay Dashami is celebrated when Dashmi is present in the afternoon. This year Dashami is on the 18th of October as Dashami ends 08:27 AM on the 19th well before the afternoon. In India Dashami will end at (08:27+ 9:30) 17:57 on the 19th and will be celebrated in India on the 19th. In North America (EST), Vijay Dashami will be celebrated on the 18th of October this year.
Diwali, Tuesday, November 6th 2018
As per scriptures Diwali is celebrated when Amavas is present in Pradosh Kal or present at midnight. This year, Amavas will start on the 6th of November at 11:57 EST and end on the November 7th at 11:02 EST. In India, Amavas will start on 6th of November at 22:27 IST and end on November 7th at 21:32 IST. In India, So in India Diwali will be celebrated on 7th of November as Amavas will be present in Pradosh Kal. In North America (all timezones) Diwali will be celebrated on 6th as Amavas will end before the start of Pradosh Kal on the 7th of November.
Please observe various timings on November 6th, 2018 for Diwali Puja as below:-
Abhijit 1:43 to 12:21.
Pradosh Kaal 17:02 to 19:46
Kark Lagna 21:30 to 24:06
Vrish Lagna 17:25 to 19:11
Singh Lagna 24:06 to 26:42
Mahanishith Kaal 23:43 to 25:38
Laabh Chaughadia 18:43 to 20:29
Amrit Chaughadia 24:02 to 25:48
Shubh Chaugharia 14:29 to 15:45
Sayan Kaal 16:20 to 17:00