October 8: Aso Sud Padvo Start of Navratri (Click here to learn more)
Festival of the nine nights. A period in which special prayers
are offered to Shri Parvati, also called Goddess Durga. It celebrates
her victory over the demon, Mahishasur.
October 17: Aso Sud Dasham Vijaya Dashmi (Click here to learn more)
The 10th day celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over the
demon Mahishasur. On this day the murtis of the goddess Durga
are taken on a victorious procession. On this day, Bhagwan Ram
returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile and destroying
Ravan. Today is an auspicious day to commence any academic activities.
October 22: Aso Sud Punam Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami's Birthday, Sharad Punam (Click here to learn more)
The birthday of Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami, the ideal devotee
and first successor in the lineage of Gunatit Gurus established
by Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
The night Bhagwan Krishna graced the Gopis of Vrundavan by playing
the Maha Raas with them on the banks of the sacred Yamuna.