Bonalu Ghatam | Ghatam Procession in Bonalu Festival

‘Ghatam Ooregimpu’ (Procession of Divine Pot, decorated in the form of Mother Goddess) is the popular ritual during Bonalu Festival in Telangana, mostly in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Ghatam is a copper pot, decked in the form of Mata. The Ghatam is carried by a priest, who wears a traditional Dhoti and body with smeared in turmeric […]

Lord Yama | Yamadharma Raja (Yamraj) | God of Death

Lord Yama is the god of death, and it is his duty to remove our life during the time of our death. Lord Yama is a Vedic god, and whoever performs the fire sacrifices, and chants his mantra, he receives the oblations from the fire sacrifices, and used to bless them. Lord Yama would always […]

Krishna and Rama

Both Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are considered as the favourite gods among the Hindu householders, and most of the parents would tell stories about Rama and Krishna to their children during their night time, and also during the time of eating their food. The names of the divine avatars would be recited by the […]

Lashkar Bonalu | Secunderabad Bonalu

Lashkar Bonalu (Secunderabad Bonalu Festival) is celebrated at Ujjaini Mahankali Temple. In 2020, Lashkar Bonalu date is July 12 and July 13. Sunday – July 12, 2020 – Bonalu Jathara Monday – July 13, 2020 – Rangam Ghatam begins on July 9 for Lashkar Bonalu Jathara. Bonalu Jatara, also known as Mahankali Bonalu Jatara or […]

Bonalu at Balkampet Yellamma Temple, Hyderabad

Balkampet Yellamma Temple near Ameerpet in Hyderabad is one of the popular temples in twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad of Telangana state. Bonalu is one of the biggest festivals celebrated at this temple. In 2020, Balkampet Yellamma Temple is celebrated on July 19. According to the sources, at this temple bonalu festival is celebrated on […]

Nandi Thimmana | Author of ‘Parijatapaharanamu’

Nandi Thimmana (15th century AD) was a Telugu poet and one of famous poets in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya. Thimmana was born in Anantapur in a Telugu family. He occupied an important place in the court of the great king Krishnadevaraya. The poet dedicated his famous work, Parijatapaharanamu, to king Krishnadevaraya. He was […]

Our Actions and God’s Reactions

Daily we are reading in newspapers and TV Channels that some people are unnecessarily torturing the people, and also sometimes they are killing the people. Apart from that, we are hearing the news about suicidal deaths, deaths due to fire accidents and death caused by enemies. Whenever we read the news from the media, we […]

Divine Owner

God is the owner of all of our belongings, whether it may be a house, car, fridge, television, washing machine etc. He is the true divine owner, who has let out all these things to us for some time in our life time. After the passage of time, and after our death, by the wishes […]

Hari Tritiya | Sukruth Tritiya

Hari Tritiya (Sukruth Tritiya) is observed in Shravan Month, on Shukla Paksha Tritiya. In 2020, Hari Tritiya date is July 23. It is also referred to as Hariyali Teej, Sindhara Teej, Singhara Teej & Choti Teej. Madhushrava Tritiya (Madhushravani festival) also falls on the same day. On Hari Tritiya, women celebrate the mother earth and […]

1 July 2020, Shayana Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadasi | Tholi Ekadashi)

Ananta Sayana Vishnu

1 July 2020 is Shayana Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadasi, Tholi Ekadashi). This Ekadasi marks the beginning of four holy months in Hinduism (Chaturmas vrata). On this day, Lord Vishnu goes into Yoga nidra (cosmic sleep) and wakes up on Kartik Ekadasi (Bodhini Ekadashi). On Parsva Parivartini Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month, Vishnu turns from one side to […]

Sayana Ekadasi Vrat Katha | Story of Dev Shayani Ekadashi

This article briefly tells the story of Sayana Ekadasi or vrat katha of Sayana Ekadashi which is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Ashada month. Sayana Ekadasi is also popular as Devsayani Ekadasi, Ashadi Ekadasi, Vishnu Shayana Ekadashi, Harivasara Ekadashi, Tholi Ekadasi or Pedda Ekadasi etc. Sayana Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in the Bhavishya-uttara […]

Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Timings, 2 July 2020 | Shayana Ekadashi Vrat Paaran

Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Timings, 2 July 2020 (Time to break fasting of Ekadashi Vrata) is given here. On 1 July 2020, Devshayani Ekadashi (Ashadi Ekadashi, Tholi Ekadashi, Devpodhi Ekadashi, Sayana Ekadashi) is observed. And on 2 July 2020, Ekadashi Vrata Paarana is observed. Vrata Paaran is breaking the fast of Vrata. Shayana Ekadashi Dwadashi Parana […]

Tholi Ekadashi | Pedda Ekadashi

Tholi Ekadashi, Pedda Ekadashi is Devashayana Ekadashi Vrat observed in Ashada Masam. In 2020, Tholi Ekadashi date is July 1. It is popular as ‘Tholi Ekadashi’ or ‘Pedda Ekadashi’ in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some places in Karnataka. Why Devashayana Ekadashi is known as Tholi Ekadashi..? As it marks the Chaturmaas Vrat, which is observed […]

How to observe Shayana Ekadashi Vrat | Dev Sayani Ekadasi vrat Procedure

How to observe Shayana Ekadashi Vrat, Dev Sayani Ekadasi vrat Procedure, Shayana Ekaashi Vrat Vidhi, how to do Devsayani Ekadashi Vrat puja? Shayana Ekadasi or Devshayani Ekadashi is observed on eleventh day in bright fortnight of Ashada maas. This article gives you a glimpse of Shayana Ekadasi vrat procedure and tells you how to observe […]

Pavitrotsavams at Kapileswara Swamy Temple, Tirupati – 1 July to 4 July 2020

జూలై 1 నుంచి శ్రీ కపిలేశ్వర స్వామి పవిత్రోత్సవాలు తిరుపతి. 2020 జూన్ 29: తిరుపతిలోని శ్రీ కపిలేశ్వరస్వామి వారి పవిత్రోత్సవాలు జూలై 1 నుంచి 4వతేదీ వరకు నిర్వహిస్తారు. ఉత్సవాల్లో భాగంగా 1వ తేదీ బుధవారం సాయంత్రం 6 నుంచి రాత్రి 8 – 30 గంటల వరకు అంకురార్పణ జరుగుతుంది. 2వ తేదీ గురువారం ఉదయం 9 గంటల నుంచి 11 గంటల వరకు ఉత్సవ మూర్తులకు స్నపన తిరుమంజనం నిర్వహిస్తారు. సాయంత్రం 6 […]

Aadi Amavasai 2020 | Aadi Amavasya 2020 date, Time

Aadi Amavasai or Aadi Amavasya is the No Moon day in Aadi month (August) as per Tamil calendar. In 2020, Aadi Amavasai date is July 20. Aadi Amavasai is dedicated to forefathers and dead ancestors.  Amavasya is considered very auspicious day in Tamil calendar and Aadi Amavasya is highly auspicious. Aadi Amavasai 2020 date in […]

Shravan Somwar Vrat 2020 | Sawan Somvar 2020 dates

Shravan Somwar Vrat, also spelt as Sawan Somvar Vrat, is highly auspicious vrat observed on Mondays during Shravan Maas in North India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Shravan Somwar Vrat 2020 dates in North Indian Hindi panchang are: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and August 3. In Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu […]

TTD Festivals in July 2020

Here is the list of TTD Festivals in July 2020. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy Temple is best known for its grandeur in celebrating festivals and other puja rituals. The temple town of Tirumala which always dons a festive look is going to observe a series of important days in the month of July this year. […]

Ashadi Ekadashi Pandharpur Yatra, 1 July 2020

Pandharpur Vitthala

Today, 1 July 2020 is Ashadi Ekadashi Pandharpur Waari Yatra. Pandharpur Yatra (Pandhapur Palki Yatra or Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra) is the most famous pilgrimage to Lord Vithoba Temple located in Pandharpur, Solapur district of Maharashtra. Generally, Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Yatra begins 21 days before Ashadi Ekadasi (Ekadasi in Ashadh month) and culminates on […]

Panchang | 5 July 2020

Panchang of 5 July 2020 displays Tithi of 5 July 2020, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 5 July 2020. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, आषाढ़ मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा तिथि, पूर्वाषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, इंद्रा योग, बालव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:50 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:37 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha […]