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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in September 2008

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2008 September – based on major Hindu calendars used in India.2nd September – Swarna Gowri Vratha2nd September – Varaha Jayanti2nd September – Hartalika Teej or Kevda Teej3rd September, 2008 – Ganesh Chaturthi4th September – Rishi Panchami5th September – Shasti7th September – Radha Ashtami11th September – EkadasiParsava Parivartini Ekadashi12th September – Thiruonam12th September – Pradosham12th September – Vamana Jayanthi14th September – Anant Chaturdashi14th September - Ganesh Chaturthi ends15th September – Purnima – Pratiprada Shradh – Pitru Paksh Shraddh begins16th September – Ashwin month begins in Hindi Calendar17th September – Vishwakarma Puja or Jayanthi17th September – Kanni Month begins in Malayalam calendar18th September – Puratassi Month Begins in Tamil Calendar18th September – Aashin Month Begins in Bengali Calendar18th September – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata25th September – Ekadasi – Indira Ekadashi26th September …

Swami Tapovan on Following Hindu Customs

We need not follow a loathsome custom simply because it is ancient. Only after due testing and necessary modifications should one accept a custom. This is a principle to be borne in mind.
Think how customs get the better of man and enslave him! Even the intelligent man ought to know that customs are made for man, not man for customs.
Swami Tapovan (1889 - 1957) - Guru of Swami Chinmayananda