January 14: Posh Vad Chaudas Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan) (Click here to learn more)
The day the sun begins to move
northwards, heralding the gradual increase
of daylight hours. It is a time to be charitable by giving grains,
January 20: Maha Sud Pancham Vasant Panchmi (Click here to learn more)
Signifies the onset of spring.
For the Swaminarayan Sampraday it holds a special significance,
since, on this day Bhagwan Swaminarayan presented the 'Shikshapatri'
in its final form. It is also the birthday of Brahmanand Swami,
Nishkulanand Swami and Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj (founder
of the BAPS).
January 26: Maha Sud Ekadashi Republic Day
The day the independent nation of India adopted its constitution.