Arudra Darshan 2021 | Aruthra Darshanam

Lord Shiva as Chandrashekhara

Arudra Darshan (Arudra Darisanam) is an auspicious event celebrated in Margali Masam. Arudra Darshan, Arudra Darisanam, is a festival dedicated to the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva (Shiva Tandava). The dancing form of Shiva is known as Natarajar Swamy. In 2021, Arudra Darshan date is December 20. Arudra Darshan festival is celebrated on Thiruvathira nakshatram (Arudra […]

Margashira Lakshmivaram 2021-2022 | Margashira Guruvara Lakshmi Puja in Andhra Pradesh

Margashira Lakshmivara Lakshmi vratham is observed on all Thursdays during Margasira masam in Andhra Pradesh, especially in North Coastal Andhra districts – Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. Margasira Lakshmi Vratam 2021-2022 dates are – December 9, December 16, December 23, December 30 and 6 January 2022. It is to note that in some areas, it continues […]

Margasira Lakshmi Puja Vidhanam: Procedure of Margasira Guruvara Laxmi Vratham

Margasira Lakshmi Puja is one of the major vows observed in North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Though the puja procedure or puja vidhanam is same as other Lakshmi vratham like Deepavali Lakshmi puja and Varalakshmi puja, the naivedyam that is offered to the Goddess is different. On Thursdays in Margasira month, devotees prepare to […]

Kartika Vanabhojanam | Kartika Masa Vana Mahotsavam

Vanabhojanam (Vanbhojan) is a garden party or picnic arranged during Kartika masam in Andhra Pradesh by some organisations and traditional families. As per Hinduism, plants are very divine aspects of the nature, hence some plants are worshipped as Gods. Tulasi (Ocimum), Usiri (Amla), Bilva and Durva plants are considered as Gods and useful material in […]

Pancha Ganapati Puja | Panchamukha Ganesh Festival in December

Panchamukha Ganapati

Pancha Ganapati or Pancha Ganesh vrat is a five-day Ganapati Puja observed in December month. Pancha Ganesh vrat begins on December 21 and ends on December 25. Panchamukha Ganapati, the five-faced Ganesha is worshipped during this modern festival. A special puja or sadhana is performed on each day of Pancha Ganapati. The puja procedure or […]

Anaghashtami 2021 | Anagha Vratham

Anaghashtami Vrata (Anagha Vratham) is an auspicious vratam dedicated to Lord Dattatreya and Goddess Lakshmi who are none other than Anagha Swamy & Anagha Devi. In 2021, Anaghashtami date is December 27. It is even more auspicious if the devotee performs the vratha under ‘Ashwatha Vriksha’ (Banyan Tree). Though Ashtami in Krishna Paksha of each […]

Sashti Viratham December 2021

Subramanya Swamy

Sashti Viratham in December 2021 is one of the most auspicious Sashti fasting days as it falls in Karthikai Masam. In December 2021, Sashti Viratham date is 9 December, Thursday. In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, some North Indian places, and Nepal it is observed as Skanda Sashti. It falls in Margashirsha Month as per the […]

Anang Trayodashi 2021 | Ananga Trayodasi Vrat

Anang Trayodashi or Anang vrat is a vow dedicated to Lord Shiva. In 2021, Anang vrat date is December 16. It is observed on the thirteenth day of the Shukla Paksha or bright half of the Chaitra mahina in Maharashtra, Gujarat and some south Indian regions. The vrat lasts for a year with worshipping Rati […]

Hanuman Vratham 2021

Hanuman Vratham

Hanuman Vratam is observed on Margashirsh Shukla Trayodasi. As per Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat it falls on Margashira Shudda Trayodashi. This vrata is observed for good health and prosperity. In 2021, Hanuman Vratham date is December 16. During Hanumath vratam, Lord Hanuman is worshipped with Shodashopachar puja. Hanuman vrat katha is recited […]

Yajna, Yaga & Homam: Hindu Vedic Sacrifices

offering ghee in Yagna

Yajna (Yagna), Yaga and Homa are the terms derived from the verbal root ‘Yaj’. Both the words Yagna and Yaga mean the same thing, worship in the form of offering oblations, a sacrifice unto the gods. It is also describerd as the ‘Tyaga’ (giving up offering) of a dravya (a specified material) unto a devata […]

Margashirsha Month 2021-2022 | Margasheersh Mahina | Margashira masam

Margashirsha month (Margasheersh, Margashira, Margasira masam), is the ninth month as per traditional North Indian Hindi Hindu calendar. In 2021, Margashirsha month starts on November 20 and ends on December 19 according to North Indian traditional Hindi Hindu calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, etc. In North Indian calendars, […]

Datta Jayanti 2021 | Dattatreya Jayanthi

Datta Jayanti (Guru Dattatreya Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Dattatreya) is observed on Margashirsha Purnima, the full moon day in Margashirsha Month. In 2021, Datta Jayanti date is December 17-18. In fact, Datta Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi in Margashirsh month. Dattatreya, the son of Anasuya and Atri Maharshi, is considered as Trimurti Avatar, […]

Kartik Purnima 2021 – 18 November or 19 November?

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. When is Kartik Purnima 2021 – is it on 18 November or 19 November? 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 […]

Vishnu Saptami 2021

Vishnu Saptami is performed on the seventh day of bright half of Margashirsha Month. In 2021, Vishnu Saptami date is December 10. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshipped on Vishnu Saptami as a great symbolic significance – Vishnu is none other than Shiva and vice versa. Shodashopachara Puja is offered to Lord. Special food […]

Vyanjan Dwadashi 2021

Vyanjan Dwadashi is an auspicious Dwadashi Vrata which is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Dwadashi (12th day in bright fortnight in Margasheesha Month). In 2021, Vyanjan Dwadashi date is December 15. Vyanjan Dwadashi marks the beginning of ‘Khichdi bhog’ offering to Sri Radharaman Dev (Lord Sri Krishna). It is mainly celebrated in all Shri Krishna Temples […]

Bhakteshwara Vratham 2021

Bhakteshwara Vratham is observed on Kartika Pournami, Full Moon day in Karthika Masam. This vratham is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In 2021, Bhakteshwara Vratham date is November 18-19. This vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and in some parts of Karnataka by married women for sowbhagyam (longer life […]

Tulsi Vivah 2021 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2021, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 15. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 15 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 19. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]

Science behind Ekadashi Fasting | Scientific Significance

Lord Vishnu Pictures Hd

Fasting is the postponing of eating of food items for a period of time, and Fasting improves our digestion capacity and would create hungriness. Fasting is the best method to be adopted by all the people both from scientific as well as from spiritual point of view. Many researchers and doctors advise us to observe […]

Bada Ekadashi 2021

Bada Ekadashi is an auspicious day observed in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2021, Bada Ekadashi date is November 14-15. It falls in Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month as per Odisha calendar. This Ekadashi is also known as Hari Utthapana Ekadashi, Prabodhini Ekadashi, Haribodhini Ekadashi, Devutthana Ekadashi, Garuda Ekadashi, Yogini Ekadashi, Tulsi Ekadashi, Kartik Ekadashi, etc.. […]