Rakshabandhan Muhurat 2018 | Auspicious Time to Tie Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan Greetings

What is the Rakshabandhan Muhurat 2018, Auspicious Time to Tie Rakhi in 2018 on 26 August? Here is the auspicious timings for Rakshabandhan rituals (Rakhi tying, etc..).. According to many religious scriptures such as Dharmasindhu and Purushartha Chintamani, the Rakshabandhan (tying Rakhi) should be observed on Aparahna Vyapthi Purnima or Pradosha Vyapthi Purnima. And Rakshabandhan should […]

GSB Ganpati 2018 | GSB Seva Mandal Ganeshotsav, Mumbai

GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha is the most expensive, costliest Ganpati for 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, and throughout the world. GSB Seva Mandal will host the most costliest Ganesha idol in the city, worth more than several tens of crores. This year GSB Seva Mandal is celebrating its 64th Ganeshotsav and the Virat Darshan […]

Pavitra Pratishta for Srivari Pavitrotsavams 2018

The annual Pavitrotsavams off to a religious start with Pavitra Pratishta on Tuesday morning, 21 August 2018. Earlier during the day Snapana Tirumanjanam was performed to processional deities in Kalyanotsava Mandapam. Pavithrotsavam is derived from the two wordsPavithra (holy) and utsava (festival). This utsava is penitential as well as propitiatory and its main objective is […]

Rig Shravani 2018

Rig Shravani is observed in Shravan month by some Brahmin communities in Maharashtra, Goa, and some parts of Gujarat. In 2018, Rig Shravani date is August 25. Rig Shravani is observed on Shravana Nakshatra day in Shravan Month. And it mostly falls on Shravan Purnima or a day before or after Shravan Purnima. On the […]

Plavotsavam in Karvetinagaram Venugopalaswamy Temple (Theppotsavam)

Plavotsavam (Theppotsavam) is a boat festival celebrated in all Vaishnava temples mainly in Tirumala Tirupati. Karvetinagarm Venugopalaswamy Temple is a popular temple governed under the management of TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams). In 2018, Karvetinagaram Teppotsavam begins on 23 August and ends on 25 August. It is celebrated in Shravana Masam (prior to Shravana Purnima) as per Telugu […]

Temples in Hyderabad for Shravana Masam Poojas

Here is the list of famous Temples in Hyderabad for Shravana Masam Poojas. Devi Temples, Ganesha Temples, Shiva Temples, Hanuman Temples, Subramanya Swamy Temples, Grama Devatha Temples, Nagadevatha Temples, etc, are the most visited temples during Shravana Masam in Hyderabad & Secunderabad twin cities. Nagula Panchami, Mangala Gauri Vratham, Varalakshmi Vratham, Rakhi Purnima, Sri Krishna Janmashtami […]

Rudraksha Dharana Muhurat 2018 | Auspicious days to wear Rudraksha beads

‘Rudraksha Dharana Muhurat’ details the auspicious days and auspicious timings to wear Rudraksha. We need to wear any Rudraksha at auspicious day, auspicious tithi, auspicious Nakshatra, auspicious Yoga, etc,. In ancient times beads were available with faces ranging from 1 to 108. Now number of mukh or the faces found is in between 2 to […]

Taittiriya Shravani 2018

Taittiriya Shravani is observed in Shravan month by some Krishna Yajurveda Brahmin communities in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and South India. In 2018, Taittiriya Shravani date is August 26. The Taittiriya Brahmins is a notable shakha of the Krishna Yajurveda. The Vishnu Purana attributes it to a pupil of Yaska named Tittiri. It is most prevalent in south India. Taittiriya Shravani is […]

Shukla Yajur Shravani 2018

Shukla Yajur Shravani is observed in Shravan month by some Brahmin communities in Maharashtra, Goa, and some parts of Gujarat. In 2018, Shukla Yajur Shravani date is August 26. On the Hasta Nakshatra in Shravan month, Rig Hiranyakesi Sravani ritual is observed. The other Shravani ritual is Rig Shukla Yajur Taittariya Shravani. It is observed on […]

Rakshabandhan Mantra | Mantram to recite while tying Rakhi

Rakshabandhan mantra, the mantram or sloka, to recite while tying Rakhi is associated with the legend of King Bali and Goddess Laxmi about Raksha Bandhan. Sisters recite Rakshabandhan mantra while tying Rakhi on to brothers hands. Here is the mantra or stotra of Raksha Bandhanam. Raksha Bandhan 2018 date is August 26. “Yenabaddho Baleeraja Daanavendro […]

Shravan Amavasya | Amavasya in Shravan Month

Shravan Amavasya is the No Moon day in Shravan month. Shravan Amavasya is observed as Pithori Amavasya in North India and Polala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Shravan Amavasya date is August 11 in North Indian Hindi calendars and where it is on September 9 as per Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu calendars. Pola or […]

Welcoming Jonas-Chopra engagement, Hindus urge Nick to be more plugged into Hinduism

Welcoming the engagement of American singer Nick Jonas with Bollywood-Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Hindus are urging Jonas to be more conversant with Hinduism and its concepts for the better foundation of the union. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended the couple for reportedly going through hours-long ancient Hindu pooja […]

Rakshabandhan, on 25 August or 26 August?

Is Rakshabandhan on 25 August or 26 August in 2018? There are some clear indications from Akhil Bhartiya Jyotish Parrishad and the renowned astrologers based in North India and South India that Rakshabandhan should be observed on 26th August and not on 25th August. Why is the question raised? Shravan Purnima begins at 3.16 PM on […]

Avani Avittam (Upakarma) Mantras 2018 with Sankalpam & Procedure in Tamil & English

Avani Avittam (Upakarma) mantras for 2018 Yagnopavitha dharana is given here along with the Sankalpam and the procedure in Tamil & English. It is called as Jandhyala Purnima by Telugu, Janai Purnima in Kannada, and Yajur/Rig/Taittariya Shravani in Marathi and some other people. Rig Veda Upakarma 2018 – 25 August 2018 Sama Veda Upakarma or Sama […]

Rakshabandhan 2018 | Rakhi Purnima | Rakhi Festival


Rakshabandhan (Rakhi Purnima, Rakhi festival) is one of the biggest festivals in Hinduism. Raksha bandhan is celebrated on Shravan Purnima, the Full Moon day in Shravan month (August) . Rakhi Purnima festival highlights the eternal love and affection between brother and sister. In 2018, Rakshabandhan festival date is August 26. On Rakhi Purnima day various rituals are observed in […]

Purnima August 2018 date, Time

Here are the date and time of Purnima in August 2018. Full Moon or Purnima tithi in August 2018 is known as Shravan Purnima, Poornima in Shravan month (26 August 2018). This Purnima is also celebrated as Rakshabandhan Festival. It begins at 3.16 PM on 25th August and ends at 3.25 PM on 26th August 2018. […]

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 2018, Jandhyala Purnima date is August 26. 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 […]

GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati 2018 Virat Darshan

GSB Seva Ganesh Mandal King Circle Mumbai

Virat Darshan of GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati 2018 will be held on 11 September at Kings Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal. Organised by GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Ganpati considered as the richest Ganpati Mandal in Mumbai city. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations starts on 13 September and ends on September 23. But GSB Seva Mandal celebrates Ganeshotsav […]

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 2018, Shravan Purnima date is August 26. On the day of Shravan Purnima, Raksha bandhan is celebrated as a fond commemoration […]

Ankurarpanam for TTD Pavitrotsavams

The Ankurarpanam for three-day annual Pavitrotsavams was observed on Monday, 20 August 2018, evening. Earlier during the day, Ritwik Varanam was carried out inside the temple. Speaking to media persons outside the temple, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal said, the Pavitrotsavams are observed every year as “Pariharotsavam” or sin free festival to the mistakes […]