Ayudha Puja 2020 during Navratri Durga Puja

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Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2020, Ayudha Puja date is October 25. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (24 October 2020). In some other places, Ayudha Puja is also celebrated on Durga Ashtami, 24 October 2020.

Ayudha Puja means the worship of weapons. After annihilating the demon Mahishasur, Goddess Durgas weapons were of no use. The weapons were kept aside and worshipped on Vijaya Dashami by all the Gods and Rishis. Asthra is the synonym for Ayudha, hence the puja is also called as Asthra Pooja.

On Ayudha Puja day, Hindus worship the tools or instruments that yield bread and butter for their families. Mechanics, technicians, electricians and labours who are involved in laborious and industrial work perform Ayudha Pooja. In rural areas of Kerala, Ayudha Pooja is observed with utmost dedication. Some traditional Malayali folk art forms and martial art forms are very popular in this place.

It is to be noted that Vishwakarma puja is also very similar to Ayudha Puja. In 2020, Vishwakarma pooja was on September 17.

Panchang, 25 October 2020

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Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:32 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:49
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:32 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:53

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 07:41
Nakshatra Dhanishtha – 28:23*
Yoga Ganda – 24:29*
Karana Taitila – 20:16

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 16:24 – 17:49
Gulika Kalam: 15:00 – 16:24
Yama Gandam: 12:10 – 13:35

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Mahina 2077 (Ashwina Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)

Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)

Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara – 15:26:51

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 17:13 – 18:56
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 06:55 – 08:38
Durmuhurthams: 16:19 – 17:04

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  1. Radhakanta says:

    ayudha pooja and vijaya dashami dates in tamil nadu