Pavitropana 2017, Pavitropana Puja in Gujarat

Pavitropana is the festival observed on Rakhi Purnima or Shravan Poornima in Gujarat. In 2017, Pavitropana date is August 7. On this day of Pavitropana, Lord Shiva is worshipped. Pavitropana Puja – Importance of Shivling Puja on Pavitropana On Pavitropana, Gujaratis worship Lord Shiva by performing Shivling Puja in near by temples or at home. […]

Kajari Purnima 2017 (Kajri Poornima, Kajli Purnima)

Kajari Purnima or Kajri Purnima, also known as Kajili Poornima or Kajli Poornima, is observed on the same day as Raksha Bandhan or Shravan Purnima. In 2017, Kajari Purnima date is August 7. Kajari Purnima is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. Kajili Purnima is an important festival for farmers and agricultural communities. […]

Narali Purnima 2017 | Narial Pournami

Narali Purnima (Narial Pournami) is regional festival of Maharashtra. Narali Purnima is observed on Shravan Purnima, the Full moon day in Sawan month. In 2017, Nariyal Poornima date is August 7. Narial Purnima is a traditional festival observed mainly in Coastal Maharashtra. Narali Pournami festival marks the Thanksgiving Day to Sea God. Some people also […]

Shravan Purnima (Shravana Pournami), Full Moon Day in Sawan Month

Shravan Purnima or Shravana Pournami, the Poornima day in Shravan month (July – August), is one of the most auspicious days as per Hinduism. Many auspicious pujas and rituals are observed during Sravana Purnima. In 2017, Shravan Purnima date is August 7. On the day of Shravan Purnima, Raksha bandhan is celebrated as a fond commemoration […]

Balaram Jayanti 2015 (Balarama Jayanthi)

Balarama Jayanti or Balaram Jayanthi is observed on Shravan Pournami, Full Moon day during Shravan month. In 2015, Balaram Jayanti date is August 29. Balarama Jayanthi is the birthday or the appearance day of Lord Balaram, one of the Dasavataras or the ten supreme incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In some regions of India, Balarama Jayanthi […]

Jandhyala Purnima, Janai Poornima: Ritual of Changing Sacred Thread on Shravan Poornima

Jandhaya Purnima or Janai Poornima is the ritual observed on Shravana Pournami in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Jandhyala Purnima date is August 7. Jandhayla Purnima is called as Janai Purnima in Karnataka. Jandhyam means the Yagnopavitham or the Sacred Thread. Changing of Sacred Thread is performed on Jandhyala Purnima day. Jeerna Yagnopavitham (old Sacred Thread) is […]

Santoshi Mata Jayanti (Goddess Santhoshi Jayanthi)

santoshi mata jayanthi

Santoshi Mata Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Goddess Santoshi Maa. Santoshi Mata Jayanthi is celebrated on Shravan Purnima, also known as Rakhi Pournima. In 2014, Santoshi Maa Jayanti date is August 10. Santoshi Mata is recent Hindu Goddess, popularly worshipped by devotees for contentment and prosperity in life. Santoshi Maa is considered as an emblem […]

Raksha Bandhan Rituals, Pujas during Rakhi Festival

Rituals and Pujas of Rakhi festival are related to brother and sister. Sisters prepare Puja Thali with several items. Pooja Thali is prepared with diya, consecrated rice, rakhi, turmeric power, kumkum and sweet. Sisters worship Lord Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi on this day and tie rakhi to their brothers. Sister seeks blessings from […]

Gamha Dian or Gamha Diyan – Ritual in Orissa on Gamha Purnima

Gamha Dian or Gamha Diyan is the ritual or tradition performed in Orissa on Raksha Bandhan day. Gamha Dian is the celebration during Gamha Purnima. In 2012, Gamha Dian is performed on August 2. The ritual of Gamha Diyan is mainly celebrated by children and youths. During Gamha Dian, children and youth try to pluck […]