2 July 2014 is Manasa Devi Puja (Ashtanag Puja). It is mainly observed in Bengal and other Eastern parts of India. This puja is performed in Ashar Month & Shraban Month of Bengali calendar.
Manase Devi is considered as the Queen of Serpent Gods and believed as the protector of children and all family members. Women worship the Goddess and offer puja to Manasa Devi and Ashtanag to please them. Ashtanag Puja is also performed along with Manase Devi Puja on Nag Panchami day.
It is Shukla Paksha Panchami in Ashada Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada almanac. It falls in Aani Masam of Tamil calendar and Midhunam Month of Malayalam calendar.
Panchang, Manasa Devi Puja (Ashtanag Puja) – 2 July 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:48 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)09:50 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:31
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 24:48*
Nakshatra Magha – 17:52
Yoga Siddhi – 24:26*
Karana Balava – 24:48*
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 12:30 – 14:11
Gulika Kalam: 10:50 – 12:30
Yama Gandam: 07:29 – 09:09
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Ashada Month, Telugu Month – Ashada Masam, Kannada Month – Ashada Masa, Marathi Month – Ashada Maas, Gujarati Month – Ashada Maas, Tamil Month – Aani Masam, Malayalam Month – Midhuna Masam, Bengali Month – Aashar Month.
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 15:10 – 16:58
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:50* – 28:37*
Durmuhurthams: 12:04 – 12:57