Kumbha Sankranti 2017, Kumbha Sankramana

Kumbha Sankranti or Kumbha Sankramanam marks the transition of Sun to Kumbha rashi (Aquarius) from Makara rashi (Capricorn). In 2017, Kumbha Sankranti date is February 12. Among the 12 Sankranti, Kumbha Sankranti is the eleventh and the second last Sankramana of Sun in a Hindu year. Kumbha Sankranti marks the beginning of Kumbha masam in Malayalam […]

Magh Purnima 2017 – Magha Pournami, Maghi Purnima

Magh Purnima, or Magha Poornima, also known as Maghi Purnima or Magha Pournami, is the Full Moon day in Magh month. In 2017, Maghi Purnima date is February 10. It is considered as auspicious bathing day during Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela. This also marks the conclusion of Magha month in North India. Magh Poornima […]

Vasant Panchami 2017 | Basant Panchami, Saraswati Panchami

Goddess Saraswati Devi

Vasant Panchami, also spelt as Basant Panchami, or Saraswati Puja is a festival that represents the arrival of Vasant Ritu (Spring Season). In 2017, Vasant Panchami date is February 1. On this day, Mata Saraswati is worshipped. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the month Magh (Magha masa Shukla Panchami). Vasanta Panchami is […]

Ratha Saptami 2017

sun-god-surya-bhagwan

Ratha Saptami is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Surya Puja. In 2017, Ratha Saptami date is February 3. Also known as Surya Jayanti, Vidhan Saptami, Arogya Saptami, Achala Saptami, Ratha Saptami is the highly meritorious day to worship Surya Bhagawan. Ratha Saptami Puja Muhurtham – 3 February 2017 Shukla Paksha Saptami in Magh month (seventh […]

Swami Vivekanda Jayanti 2017, Birthday Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2017 date is 12 January 2017 as per English calendar & as per Hindu calendar it is celebrated on 19 January. Vivekananda Tithi Puja is celebrated on 19 January, Krishna Paksha Saptami in Poush Month. This Jayanti is 155th birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Dutta, was the chief […]

Goda Kalyanam, Sri Godadevi Kalyanotsavam in Dhanurmasam

Godadevi Kalyanam

Goda Kalyanam (Sri Godadevi Kalyanotsavam) is an important ritual observed during Dhanurmasam in Vaishnava Temples all around the world. In 2017, Goda Kalyanam date is January 13. Usually, the ceremonial wedding of Sri Goda Devi & Sri Ranganatha Swamy is performed on the last day of Dhanurmasam. Many special rituals and pujas mark the end […]

Sri Andal Kalyanam in Srirangam on Bhogi Pongal

Goddess Andal

Andal Kalyanam is a popular ritual observed in Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple on Bhogi Pongal (last day of Dhanurmasam celebrations). In 2017, Andal Kalyanam date is January 13. Goddess Andal (Godadevi / Goda Ammavaru) merged with Lord Ranganatha in Srirangam after observing the Paavai Nombu (in Margali masam). The union of Goddess Andal and Lord […]

Varad Chaturthi 2017, Varad Til Chaturthi in Magh Month

Ganesha

Varad Chaturthi or Varad Til Chaturthi, popularly known as Ganesh Jayanti or Tilkund Chaturthi, is believed as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. In 2017, Varad Chaturthi date is January 31. Mainly celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and some other regions of North India, Varad Chaturthi falls on fourth day of Shukla paksha in Magh month. Til […]

Uttarayani Yatra

Uttarayani Yatra is a special ritual observed on Makar Sankranti in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2017, Uttarayani Yatra date is January 14. It is observed on the day when Sun moves towards Vernal Equinox. As per Hindu calendar, it falls on the day of Makar Sankranti, when Sun moves towards Makara Rashi (Capricorn). In Puri Temple, […]

Arudra Darshan 2017, Aruthra Darshanam

Lord Shiva as Chandrashekhara

Arudra Darshan (Arudra Darisanam) is an auspicious event celebrated in Margali Masam. Arudra Darshan, Arudra Darisanam, is a festival dedicated to the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva (Shiva Tandava). The dancing form of Shiva is known as Natarajar Swamy. In 2017, Arudra Darshan date is January 11. Arudra Darshan festival is celebrated on Thiruvathira nakshatram (Arudra […]