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Dasara 2018 | Dussehra 2018 date

Goddess Durga Devi

Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. In 2018, Dasara date is October 18 in India. In South India, Dasara is celebrated on 18 October and in some North Indian places, it is celebrated on 19 October. It is also called as Vijaya Dashami. Dussehra is the […]

Gajalakshmi Puja 2018 | Gajalakshmi Vrat

goddess gajalakshmi

Gajalakshmi Puja or Gajalaxmi Puja is observed for 11 days starting from Ashwin Purnima or Kumar Purnima (Full Moon day in Ashwin month) in Orissa. In 2018, Gajalakshmi Puja date is October 24. In some places other than Orissa, Gajalakshmi Puja is also observed on Shukla Paksha Dashami in Bhadrapad month (September). For that regions, Gajalakshmi […]

Ekaratrotsava 2018 | 1 Day Navratri Poojan | Ekaratri Vrata

Ekaratrotsava is a one-day vrata observed during Navratri Poojan. In 2018, Ekaratrotsava in Navratri date is October 17 and October 18. Usually, it begins on Durga Ashtami and ends with Saraswati Balidan or visarjan on Mahanavami day. Durga Ashtami and Mahanavami are the days of this Navratri Puja method. The same rituals of Navratri are […]

Kumar Purnima 2018 in Odisha

Kumar Purnima is the festival celebrated on the full moon day during Ashwina month in Odisha. In 2018, Kumar Purnima date is October 24. On this day, unmarried girls and boys worship Janha Mamu (the Moon God). This puja is also called as Kaumudi Puja. Kaumudi is the other name of Moon. Kumar Purnima is […]

Maha Saptami 2018

Maha Saptami, Durga Saptami, is the seventh day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2018, Maha Saptami date is October 16. Kalratri Maa is worshipped as part of Navadurga Puja on this year’s Saptami Navratri Puja. Saraswati Devi Puja is performed in Navadevi Alankarams procedure in South Indian Temples, mainly […]

Durga Chalisa | 40-verse Prayer to Goddess Durga

Durga Chalisa is a 40-verse prayer dedicated to Goddess Durga. Durga Chalisa is one of the popular prayers chanted during Navratri Durga Puja.. Durga Chalisa starts with the verse “Namo Namo Durge Sukha Karani…” Namo namo durge sukha karani Namo namo ambe duhkha harani Nirankara hai jyoti tumhari Tihuun loka phaili ujiyari Shashi lilata mukha […]

Vishwaroopa Yatra by Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji, Kanchi Matham

His Holiness Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji will perform Vishwaroopa Yatra on Tuesday, 25th September, 2018. Yatra will commence at around 4.15 pm from Shrimatam. The Viswaroopa Yatra is performed on the Bhadrapada Poornima (25 Sep this year), signifying the conclusion of the Chaturmasya Vratam that begins with the Vyasa Pooja on the Ashada […]

Vijayadashami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018

Rajarajeshwari Devi

For 18 October 2018, Vijayadashami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple is – Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi. 18 October 2018 is the 10th day in Dasara Navaratri and the same day in the morning ‘MahaNavami Mahishasura Mardhini Mata’ Alankaram is also worshipped. On 18 October, Mahishasuramardhini Alankaram is worshipped till 11 AM in the morning and in the afternoon […]

Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018

For 17 October 2018, Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri is – Durga Devi. It is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2018, 17 October – Durgashtami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On eighth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the forms of Sri Durga Devi […]

Ashwin Month 2018 | Ashvina Mahina, Ashwayuja Masam, Asoj Maas 2018

Ashwin month, Ashvina mahina, Ashwayuja masam, Asoj maas, Aso maas is 7th month in Hindu calendar. In 2018, Ashwin month, Ashwina mahina starts on September 26 and ends on October 24 in North Indian Hindi calendar. Ashwin month is the 3rd month in Chaturmas (four holy months in Hinduism) and considered auspicious because of Durga […]

Tirumala: Avabrutha Snanam performed

The nine day annual brahmotsavams in Tirumala concluded with Avabhruda Snanam also known as Chakra Snanam on Friday morning, 21 September 2018. Processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy and His concerts Sridevi and Bhudevi along with Sudarshana Chakram (Disc weapon of Vishnu) were rendered snapana tirumanjanam at Varaha Swamy temple on the banks of Swamy […]

TTD: No VIP Break Darshan on Purattasi Saturdays, Sundays

In view of Peratasi Saturdays, which are considered to be auspicious especially for Tamilians, TTD has decided to restrict VIP break darshan only to Protocol VIPs alone. In the month of September, on 22, 23, 29 and 30 and in October on 6,7,13,13, 20 and 21, only protocol VIPs will be given break darshanam. The […]

Balapur Laddu 2018 Price sets new record | Auction of Balapur Ganesh Laddu

Balapur Ganesh laddu 2018 is all set to get a record price in auction which is being held by bidding at Balapur Ganesh Utsava Samithi, Hyderabad on 23 September 2018 prior the beginning of Ganesh Nimajjanam Shobha Yatra. T Srinivas Gupta of Balapur Mandal Arya Vysya Sangham, Hyderabad has got the Laddu for 16.60 lakh […]

Balabholaniteras 2018 (Kakbali) | Shraddh to dead children

Balabholaniteras (Kakbali) is an auspicious day to perform shraddh rituals to dead children. In 2018, Balabholaniteras date is October 7. It falls on thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha (Trayodasi Shraddh Mahalaya). It is performed all over India but the particular term ‘Balabholaniteras’ is well known in Gujarat. Balabholaniteras falls on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha […]

Ghat Chaturdashi 2018 | Shraddh Chaturdasi during Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Ghat Chaturdashi, Shraddh Chaturdasi is the 14th day Shraddh ritual performed during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. In 2018, Ghat Chaturdasi Shraddh date is October 7. 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, […]

Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh | Shraddh rituals for Accidental Death Victims

‘Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh’ is a shraddh ritual observed on Chaturdashi Shraddh. In 2018, Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh date is October 7. ‘Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh’ is dedicated to those ancestors who lost their life in accident (accidental deaths) such as Snake bite (Poisonous animal bite), death due to Jalaganda […]

Trayodashi Shraddha 2018 | 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 2018, Trayodashi Shraddh date is October 7. It is also dedicated to those who have died in accidents, natural disasters or sudden death. As […]

Yathi Mahalaya 2018 | Sanyasi Shraddh

Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh falls on Dwadashi Shraddh. In 2018, Yathi Mahalaya date is October 6. It is an auspicious day to offer Shraddh rituals to Yathis (Saints, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Rishis, etc). The holy people those who involved in writing, compiling, and structuring of Hindu scriptures are offered tharpan, pinda daan and […]

Dwadashi Shraddha 2018 | 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 […]

Ekadashi Shraddh 2018 | 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 2018, Ekadashi Shraddh date is October 5. Apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals, […]