Parli Vaijnath Temple in Maharashtra

Sri Vaijnath temple is situated in the tiny village known as Parli, in Beed district, in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The principal deity of this temple is Vaijnath (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. […]

Karthika Somavar Vrata 2017 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2017, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 9, October 16, October 23 and October 30 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham in 2017 […]

Bhadra Chatushtaya Vrata

Bhadra Chatushtaya Vrata is observed in one of these months – Phalgun Maas, Jyeshta Maas, Bhadrapada Maas or Margashirsha Maas. It is a three-month-long vrata begins on Phalgun Shukla Dwitiya / Jyeshta Shukla Dwitiya / Bhadrapada Shukla Dwitiya / Margashirsha Shukla Pratipada. This is observed mainly by women. The merits of this vrata include – […]

Alavana Tritiya

Alavana Tritiya is observed in any month – Vaishakh Month, Bhadrapada Month, Margashirsha Month, on Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi. This is mainly observed by women. Upavaas (Fasting) is observed on Dwitiya day and on Tritiya, the performer consumes the meals without salt (Alavana). Gauri Pooja is also performed on this day. It is also considered […]

Sodari Tritiya

Sodari Tritiya is observed on the following day of Bhatru Dwitiya in Karthik Month. In 2017, Sodari Tritiya date is October 22. It falls on third day of bright half of Kartik Month (Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Kartik Month). On Bhatru Dwitiya day, sisters offer meals with special recipes to brothers. It is believed on […]

Shodasha Gauri | Names of 16 Gauri

‘Shodasha Gauri’ is the collective name for sixteen manifestations of Goddess Gauri. Sometimes, sixteen Gauris are described as the Chief Avarana devatas of Swayamvara Parvati Homa. In the list of 16 Gauri, Swarna Gauri, Maunagauri and Karthika Gauri are associated with various vratas and pujas. The names of Shodasha Gauri 1. Swarnagauri 2. Arkagauri 3. […]

Trilochana Gauri Vratam

‘Trilochana Gauri Vratam’ is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Gauri. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Hindu calendar. In 2017, Trilochana Gauri Vratham date is October 22. It is also celebrated as Vishnu Tritiya Vratham. This Vrata falls on the third day of bright half of Kartik Month (Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Kartika […]

Agni Shashti

Agni Shashti is a vrata observed in Kartik Month. In 2017, Agni Shashti date is October 26. As the name suggests this vrata is dedicated to Agni Bhagavan. It falls on Shashti in Shukla Paksha in Karthika Masam as per Hindu calendar. This vrata is not popularly observed in this modern times but had great […]

21 October 2017 | Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Dawat Puja, Bhai Phota

21 October 2017 is Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej), Yama Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhai Phota, Dawat Puja (Chitragupta Jayanti Pujan), Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam. On this day, brothers visit their sisters’ house and take meal. In return, brothers offer gifts to their sisters. In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and many other areas of India, […]

Vritrasura Katha, Complete Story of Vritrasura

Vritrasura Katha: Complete Story of Vritrasura. What is the story of demon Vritrasura? Vritrasura demon, story of Vritrasura association with Lord Shiva. According to Srimad Bhagavatam, there once lived a Prajapati by the name Tvashta. He had a son by the name Vishwarupa who was blessed with three heads. Vishwarupa had immense spiritual strengths and […]