Narasimha Navaratri in Mysore Datta Peetham

Narasimha Navaratri is dedicated to worship the half-lion and half-man form of Lord Vishnu, Lord Narasimha. In 2017, Narasimha Navaratri begins on April 30 and ends on May 9. Nrisimha Navaratri is celebrated for nine days; begins on Vaishakha Shukla Panchami and ends on Narasimha Chaturdashi or Narasimha Jayanti day (Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdasi). This festival is […]

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2017, Timings

Narasimha Jayanti Puja Muhurat 2017, Timings are given here. 9 May 2017 is Narasimha Jayanti. The general auspicious time for Narasimha Jayanti Puja is Abhijit Muhurat. On 9 May 2017, Abhijit Muhurat is between 11:57 and 12:49 in noon. As per the scriptures and Puranas, Narasimha Jayanti Puja timings for Sankalpam are – 10.47 AM to 1.20 PM. […]

Varuthini Ekadashi 2017 | Varudhini Ekadasi Vrat

Varuthini Ekadashi, also spelt as Varudhini Ekadasi, is an auspicious Ekadasi vrat observed on Krishna Paksha in Vaishakh month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2017, Varuthini Ekadashi date is April 22. Shri Yudhishthira Maharaj offering obeisance to Lord Vasudeva asked to describe the merits and influence about Ekadashi taking place during the dark […]

Ashadhi Beej 2017 date

Ashadhi Beej is an auspicious day for farming communities in North India especially Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and some other places. In 2017, Ashadhi Beej date is June 25. Ashadhi Beej falls on the second day in bright half of Ashadhi Month (Ashadhi Sud Beej). This is a small festival mainly celebrated to predict the monsoon. […]

Pitru Paksha 2017 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh 2017

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2017, Pitru Paksha starts on September 7 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 20. During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of Ashwin […]

Swarna Gowri Vrata 2017 | Swarna Gauri Habba in Karnataka

Goddess Parvati

Swarna Gauri Habba, Swarna Gowri Vrata is an observance performed on the day before Ganesh Chaturthi in Karnataka. As the name suggests, Swarna Gauri Habba is dedicated to Goddess Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. In 2017, Swarna Gowri Vratha date is August 24 in India. Swarna Gouri Vratha falls on the third day in Bhadrapada masam […]

Hartalika Teej 2017 | Hartalika Teej Vrat & Puja

Hartalika Teej Vrat - Gauri Ganesha Festival

Hartalika Teej (Hartalika Tritiya vrat, Hartalika Vrat puja) is dedicated to Goddess Gauri (Parvati). In 2017, Hartalika Teej vrat date is August 24. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Bhadrapad Month just a day before Ganesh Chaturthi.  It is celebrated with utmost fervor in North Indian states like – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, […]

Rishi Panchami 2017 | Rushi Panchami Vrata

Rishi Panchami vrat (Rushi Panchami), is observed on the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi in Shukla Paksha during Bhadrapada month (September). In 2017, Rishi Panchami date is August 26. In fact, Rishi Panchami is not a festival, but a vrata or puja to be performed by women. Rishi Panchami puja is mainly dedicated to Saptarshis […]

Anant Chaturdashi 2017 | Anantha Chaturdashi Vrata

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Lord

Anant Chaturdashi (Anantha Chaturdashi Vrata) is an auspicious vrata observed in Bhadrapada Month in Hindu calendar. In 2017, Anant Chaturdashi date is September 5. Anant Chaturdashi is also known as the Visarjan day of Lord Ganesh. During Ganesh Navratri mahotsav, Lord Ganpati is worshipped for 10 days and on the day of Ananta Chaturthi Visarjan is performed. Anant […]

Undralla Thaddi 2017 | Vundralla Thaddhe Gauri Puja

Undralla Thaddi or Vundralla thadiya is a festival celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Undralla Thaddi date is September 9. It is observed on the third day in Krishna Paksha, the second half, during Bhadrapada masam. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Gauri, who is considered as the favorite deity for married […]