Mohini Puja, Worshipping the Female Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Throughout Indian culture, Mohini- the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped.  This particular Lord is primarily worshipped in Western India by the Hindu devotees and pilgrims. There are shrines that are dedicated to Mohini in various parts of western India and rest of India. The local legends treat this particular Lord as a […]

Places to do Pitru Paksha Shraddh | Where to perform Mahalaya Shraddh rituals

Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha is an auspicious fortnight dedicated to perform pitru shraddh rituals. This article explains you – where to do pitru paksha shraddh or the list of places to perform Mahalaya paksha shraddh pinda daan. In India, there are 1008 sacred spots to perform these rituals. The important places in the list […]

Durga Puja Significance, Spiritual Importance of Navratri (Shri Devi Pooja Mahatmyam)

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Durga Puja Significance, Spiritual Importance of Navratri (Shri Devi Pooja Mahatmyam) is discussed in this article.. Durga Navratri Durga Puja is the most auspicious time to worship the Mother Goddess. During these days, Durga will be in full swing and her powers are very active to bless her devotees and to destroy the evil forces. Devi […]

Ghat Chaturdashi 2017 | Shraddh Chaturdasi during Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Ghat Chaturdashi, Shraddh Chaturdasi is the 14th day Shraddh ritual performed during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. In 2017, Ghat Chaturdasi Shraddh date is September 18. Ghat Chaturdasi is dedicated to the dead ancestors who had an accidental death. Tarpan pradhan or Pinda pradhan is the main ritual of the day. Brahmins are also offered food, clothes, […]

Trayodashi Shraddha 2017 | 13th day of Pitru Paksha

Trayodashi Shraddha is the thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha. It is also known as Kakbali or Balabholaniteras as the dead children are offered Shraddh rituals and the food is offered to crows. In 2017, Trayodashi Shraddh date is September 17. It is also dedicated to those who have died in accidents, natural disasters or sudden death. As […]

Dwadashi Shraddha 2017 | 12th Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Dwadashi Shraddha is the 12th day of Pitru Paksha Shraddha. Also known as Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh, it falls on 12th day of Pitru Paksha, Dwadasi in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month in North Indian Hindi calendar and in Bhadrapada Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashatra, Gujarat and […]

Indira Ekadashi 2017 | Pitru Paksha Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day during Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Indira Ekadashi date is September 16. This Ekadasi falls in Krishna paksha of Ashwin month as per the North Indian calendar whereas as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars it falls in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month. The legend and the […]

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Story

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, story is associated with King Indrasena. Indira Ekadashi falls in Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha). The story of Indira Ekadashi goes like… Indira Ekadashi is the eleventh day of Ashwin month which falls during Pitru paksha. The legend or Vrat katha of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation […]

Ekadashi Shraddh 2017 | Indira Ekadasi during Pitru Paksha

Ekadashi shraddha is the eleventh day of Pitru Paksha. Also known as Indira Ekadasi, this Pitru Paksha Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams. In 2017, Ekadashi Shraddh date is September 16. Apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals, […]