Annakut Puja is the most observed ritual on Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh (Gujarati New Year). It is observed on Kartik Sud 1, next day to Diwali, mainly in Gujarat. In 2018, Annakut date is November 8, as per many standard Gujarati calendars.
In all mandirs, Annakut is offered to the deities on this auspicious day. Varieties of vegetarian recipes are arranged in tiers or steps in front of the deities. Sweet recipes occupy the nearest tiers or steps of the Lord.
Annakut is also known as Chappan Bhog as 56 types of dishes are offered to Lord Govardhan on this day.
In most of the temples, Annakut Puja starts in the morning and ends before afternoon. Arranging the food recipes takes lot of time. After Annakut Puja, devotees are allowed to visit the Lord.
Swaminarayan Mandirs are the best places to visit during Annakut Puja. Bhuj Swaminarayan Temple attracts lakhs of devotees at the time of Nutan Varsh.
Panchang, Nutan Varsh – 8 November 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, प्रतिपदा, विशाखा नक्षत्र, सौभाग्य योग, बव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:39 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:41
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:31
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 21:07
Nakshatra Vishakha – 19:48
Yoga Saubhagya – 16:25
Karana Bava – 21:07
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 13:33 – 14:55
Gulika Kalam: 09:25 – 10:47
Yama Gandam: 06:39 – 08:02
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month (Thula Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Kartika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas
Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 13:42:52
Amrita Kalam 10:56 – 12:33
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:56 – 25:35*
Durmuhurthams: 14:44 – 15:28
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bali Pratipada (Balindra Puja, Bali Padyami Poojan), Deepavali Padva, Vikram Samvat 2075 Samvatsar begins, Abhyanga Snana, Annakut, Govardhan Pooja.