Govinda Dwadashi 2016

Govinda Dwadashi is observed on Falgun Shukla Dwadashi, the twelfth day in brighter half of Falgun month. In 2016, Govinda Dwadashi date is March 20.

It is of great significance in Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Dwaraka Tirumala Venkateshwara Swamy Temple (Chinna Tirupati), Puri Jagannath Temple, and many other temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

It is considered as auspicious to perform ritual bath or ceremonial bath in River Ganga. If it is not possible, even devotees take holy dip in other rivers or in lakes chanting the mantras of Lord Vishnu and Ganga Mata. Lord Vishnu is worshipped as ‘Pundarikaksha during Govinda Dwadasi.

Govinda Dwadashi is also observed as Narasimha Dwadashi. This festival is celebrated with utmost dedication in Lord Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Govinda Dwadashi in Other Countries

Govinda Dwadashi in USA – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Canada – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in UK, European Countries – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in UAE & Middle East – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Malaysia – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Singapore – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Australia – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in New Zealand – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Fiji Islands – 20 March 2016

Govinda Dwadashi in Previous Years

In 2015, Govinda Dwadashi date was March 2.

In 2014, Govinda Dwadashi date was March 13.

In 2013, Govinda Dwadashi date was March 24.

In 2012, Govinda Dwadashi date was March 5.

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  1. Amshu says:

    auspicious day in march 2013 for house entry