Shivaratri 2017, Maha Shivratri 2017 date

Pancha Bhoota Linga Shiva

Shivratri or Maha Shivaratri is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated with gaiety. In 2017, Maha Shivaratri date is February 24. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Falgun month as per North Indian calendars and Krishna Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Magha month as per Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra […]

Upset Hindus urge Texas brewery to withdraw Lord Shiva beers

Upset Hindus are urging New Braunfels (Texas) based New Braunfels Brewing Company (NBBC) to withdraw three beers named after Hindu deity Lord Shiva, calling these highly inappropriate. These are: “Shiva’s Tears”, “Shiva’s Wrath” and “Cosmic Dancer”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or […]

Thaipusam 2017, Thai Poosam

Lord Subramanya

Thaipusam (Thai Poosam, Thaipooyam) is a festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya (Murugan). In 2017, Thaipusam date is February 10. Thaipusam falls on the Pusam Nakshatra around Thai Pournami, Full Moon day Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar. This festival commemorates victory of Lord Murugan over the demon Soorapadman. It is believed on this day Goddess Parvati […]

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 […]

Kaanum Pongal – 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 is Kaanum Pongal. Kaanum Pongal is 4th day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. ‘Komatha Puja’ (Go Puja) is the main ritual on Kaanum Pongal. The word ‘Kaanum’ in Tamil means ‘to see’. On this festive day, people meet relatives and friends and feast together. People go on picnic to the banks […]

Mattu Pongal – 15 January 2017 | Jallikattu Festival day

15 January 2017 is Mattu Pongal. Mattu Pongal is the third day of Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu. In Tamil, the word “Mattu” means bull and this day of Pongal is for celebration of the cattle, particularly bulls that play a vital role by working hard to help the farmers to raise crops on their […]

Mukkanuma – 16 January 2017 | Pashuvula Panduga | 4th day of Makara Sankranti

16 January 2017 is Mukkanuma (Pashuvula Panduga). Mukkanuma is the final, fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Mukkanuma is celebrated on the next day of Kanuma. It is celebrated as Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Kanuma and Mukkanuma are also known as ‘Pasuvula […]

Kanuma – 15 January 2017 | 3rd day of Makara Sankranti

15 January 2017 is Kanuma festival. Kanuma is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Govardhana Puja or Go puja (worship of cows) is the major ritual during Kanuma. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna was lifted the Govardhana parvatham (Mount […]