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Bhishma Panchak 2018 | Bheeshma Panchaka Vratam during Kartik Month

Bhishma Panchak Vrat, also known as bheeshma panchakam, is a 5-day vow or observance dedicated to Bhishma. In 2018, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 19 and ends on November 23. Usually, it begins on Utthana Ekadasi or Prabhodini and ends on Kartik Purnima day. During these five festive days in Kartik month, devotees worship Lord […]

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2018 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2018, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is November 19. It is also called as Dev Utthana Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra (cosmic sleep). Lord Vishnu starts Yoganidra on Ashada Ekadashi (Dev Shayana […]

Kartik Purnima 2018 | Tripuri Poornima | Tripurari Purnima

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2018, Kartik Purnima date is November 23. Kartik Purnima day marks the end of Kartik month as per the calendars of North India but in other calendars it is the 15th day in Kartik maas. During Kartik Purnima, […]

Hindu Festivals in December 2018, Auspicious days

Here is the list of the major Hindu festivals dates in December 2018. It is based on the standard Hindu calendars of India. The important festivals in December 2018 are – Gita Jayanti, Hanuman Vratham, Sri Datta Jayanti, Vaikunta Ekadasi. December 2018 coincides with Karthikai & Margali month in Tamil Nadu, Vrischikam & Dhanu month […]

Nomination Filing Muhurat 2018 | Election Nomination Filing Shubh Muhurat

Filing nomination papers is the beginning of election process for those who contest elections. The muhurat for filing of nomination papers is of great importance. The elections in India in 2018 include many state legislative assembly elections. The tenure of the state legislative assembly of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Karnataka, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana […]

21 Avataras of Lord Vishnu

lord-vishnu's 24 avataras

In the Bhagavata Purana, innumerable avatars of Vishnu are mentioned. Among them forty avatars are specific. In the first book, listed numerically are the Twenty-two avatars of Vishnu. They are as follows: Four Kumaras are the four Sons of god Brahma. Varaha is the Lord who battled with Hiranyaksa and lifted the earth out of […]

Margashira Masam 2018-2019 in Telugu Calendar

Margashira masam or Margasira month is the ninth month as per Telugu calendar. In 2018-2019, Margashira masam begins on December 8 and ends on 6 January 2019. Margashira month is considered as auspicious month for Telugu people as it is the favorite month for Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna himself says that he is the Margashiram. […]

Daily Panchang December 2018 | Tithi, Nakshtra, Yogam, Shubh Muhuratams in December 2018 | Auspicious Days, Time

Daily Panchang December 2018, Hindu daily calendar December 2018 – daily Hindu astrology details like tithi, nakshatra, yoga, and shubha muhurathams and timings in this month. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, मार्गशीर्ष मॉस (कृष्णा पक्ष & शुक्ल पक्ष) & पौष मॉस (कृष्णा पक्ष). December 2018 coincides with Margshirsha Month & Poush Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars & Kartik Maas & […]

Hindus upset over University of California not disclosing syllabus of goddess Kali course

Hindus are upset over “elite” public research institution—University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)—for refusing to publicly divulge what it teaches in its course “Dark Goddesses/Black Madonnas”, which includes a section about Hindu goddess Kali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who unsuccessfully wrote to various UCSB officials requesting detailed curriculum of the course, in a statement […]

Kartik Shukla Navami | Karthika Shuddha Navami

Kartik Shukla Navami | Karthika Shuddha Navami (Shukla Paksha Navami in Kartik Month) is the Twenty Fourth day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Ninth day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Navami date is November 16 | 17. This day coincides with Shukla Navami in […]

Panchang | 19 November 2018

Panchang of 19 November 2018 displays Tithi of 19 November 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 19 November 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, एकादशी, उत्तरभाद्र नक्षत्र, वज्र योग, बव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:16 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:40 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha Tithi […]

Panchang | 18 November 2018

Panchang of 18 November 2018 displays Tithi of 18 November 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 18 November 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, दशमी, पूर्वभाद्र नक्षत्र, हर्षण योग, वणिज करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:40 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:47 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha Tithi […]

Panchang | 17 November 2018

Panchang of 17 November 2018 displays Tithi of 17 November 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 17 November 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, नवमी, शतभिषा नक्षत्र, व्याघात योग, तैतिल करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:04 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:55 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha Tithi […]

Panchang | 16 November 2018

Panchang of 16 November 2018 displays Tithi of 16 November 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 16 November 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, अष्टमी, धनिष्ठा नक्षत्र, ध्रुव योग, बालव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:44 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:27 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:04 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha Tithi […]

Panchang | 15 November 2018

Panchang of 15 November 2018 displays Tithi of 15 November 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 15 November 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, सप्तमी | अष्टमी, श्रवण नक्षत्र, वृद्धि योग, विष्टि करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:44 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:48 Chandrastama (Moonset)24:13 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha […]

Kartik Shukla Saptami | Karthika Shuddha Saptami

Kartik Shukla Saptami | Karthika Shuddha Saptami (Shukla Paksha Saptami in Kartik Month) is the Twenty Second day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Seventh day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Saptami date is November 14. And in 2018, it is also celebrated as Koti […]

Koti Somavaram, 14 November 2018

Today, 14 November 2018 is Koti Somavaram (Koti Somavaram Vratham). It is observed on Shravana Nakshatram which comes before Kartik Purnima (Full Moon in Karthika Masam). If anybody does Abhishekam for Shiva and Parvathi on this day they will get eternity. Lighting ghee lamps before Shiva and Parvathi and doing Rudra Abhisheakam 11 times is […]

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam 2018 | Arunachaleshwara Karthigai Deepam

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam is a festival observed in the Tamil Karthigai Month at famous Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara swamy temple in Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam date is November 23. It is celebrated on Kartikai Pournami, the Full Moon day in the month of Kaarthikai. This festival coincides with Krithikai nakshatram. In Thiruvannamalai, Maha […]

Brahma’s Life Span, Chronological order of Eras

Brahma’s Life Span & Chronological order of Eras is explained in Srishti Khanda of Padma Purana… Pulastya says—Lord Brahma, the embodiment of Lord Vishnu has a lifespan of one hundred years. His lifespan is also called ‘Par’, and half of its period is known as ‘Parardha’. One ‘Kashtha’ consists of 15 Nimesha while a Kala […]

Bharani Deepam 2018 | Inaugural Ritual of Karthigai Deepam

Bharani Deepam is the inaugural ritual of Karthigai Deepam and observed early morning on Karthikai Maha Deepam festival. In 2018, Bharani Deepam date is November 23. It is observed between 3 and 3.30 am on November 23. This ritual is a fire sacrifice performed before the Surya temple. During this Deeparadhanai, a bowl of ghee is […]