Purnima March 2018 date, Time

Poornima or Purnima or Full Moon in March 2018 is known as Falgun Purnima in Hindu calendar. In 2018, Purnima March date is March 1, Thursday. There is also one more Purnima in March – 31 March. This Purnima is also popular as Holi festival. Gaura Purnima (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti) is also celebrated on this […]

Bhaum Pradosh Vrat – 27 February 2018

27 February 2018 is Bhaum Pradosh Vrat. Bhaum Pradosh on 27 February 2018 falls in Shukla Paksha of Falgun month as per North Indian Hindi calendars of Purnimant Panchang and Amavasyant calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a Pradosham Puja in Maasi Month in Tamil calendar, Kumbha Masam in Malayalam Panchang […]

Amalaki Ekadashi 2018

Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Falgun Month. In 2018, Amalaki Ekadashi date is February 26. Amalaki means the Indian Gooseberry tree (botanical name – Phyllanthus emblica). On this Ekadashi day, Amalaki tree is worshipped.  Amla tree is believed as Lord Vishnu and Tulsi as Goddess Lakshmi. The legend or Amalaki […]

Benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya is a profound mantra that is practised by the Shaivite sect of Hinduism. The Mantra as such has immense significance and encompasses a gamut of life’s functions. Shaivites chant this mantra to invoke in their lives the influence and immeasurable power of Lord Shiva. The main objective of any religion is to […]

Lemon Diyas for Durga during Rahukaalam

Lemon Diyas for Durga during Rahukaalam – why we light Lemon Diyas for Goddess Durga during Rahukaalam? Rahu Kaala Lemon lamps Various types of rituals are performed at Shakti Temples. When we visit the Mata temple, we also perform some rituals. But when we visit the temple during Rahukaalam, we should light lemon lamps for the […]

Significance of Angarika Chaturthi

The Chaturthi, which falls on Tuesday, is called Angaraki. Angaraki means the planet Mangal (Mars) or the earth (bhumi). Ganapati is the presiding deity of Mangal just as He is of the earth. Ganapati and Mangal both have the same complexion. On the day of angaraki Ganesh frequencies reach the earth in greater quantities. The […]

Mantra Sadhana Muhurat 2018-2019

“Mantra Sadhana Muhurat” is an auspicious time for Yantra, Mantra and Tantra Sadhana or pujan. It can be used for beginning of any Mantra Sadhana, Devi Upasana, Dev Pujan or any other ‘Tantra Shakti hetu’ vrat. To start any Sadhana, we need to check out the auspicious time. The below given list of muhurat or […]

Shri Chaitanya Jayanti 2018 | Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanthi 2018 date

Shri Chaitanya Jayanti or the birth anniversary of Chaitanya mahaprabhu is observed on Phalgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falguna month. In 2018, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanthi date is March 1. This festival is also known as Gaura Purnima. Chaitanya Jayanti is celebrated all over India mainly in Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, and Jharkhand. Sri Chaitanya […]

Chandra Darshan February 2018 (Falgun Month Chandra Darshanam)

February 17, 2018 is Chandra Darshan (Falguna Maasa Chandra Darshan). Chandra Darshan is the appearance of New Moon after Amavasya in Hindu month. It falls on the day following Amavasya (No Moon). Chandra Darshana Vrata, Chandra Vratham and Chandrodaya Vrata is observed on Chandra Darshan day. It falls in Falgun Month (Phalguna Masam) as per all the […]

Vishnu Vidiya Vratam in Phalguna Masam

Vishnu Vidiya Vratam is observed 15 days in Falgun month from Phalguna Maasa Shukla Vidiya to Phalguna Maasa Krishna Vidiya in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Vishnu Vidiya Vratham starts on February 17 and ends on March 3. As the name suggests, this vow is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The main purpose of observing Vishnu Dwitiya […]

Maha Shivratri Puja Muhurat 2018 | Shivaratri Puja Time 2018

shiva lingam

Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalinga puja is highly meritorious ritual during Shivratri. In 2018, Maha Shivaratri is on February 14, night for South India and February 13 for North India. Nishita Kala is the most perfect time to observe Shiva Pooja. For those who observe MahaShivaratri 2018 […]

Mahakaleshwar Navratri in Ujjain Jyotirlinga Temple (Navratri during MahaShivaratri)

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam

Mahakaleshwar Navratri is an important festival of 9-nights celebrated in Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple (Jyotirlinga Temple), Madhya Pradesh. It is celebrated during Maha Shivaratri festival. In 2018, Mahakaleshwar Navratri begins on February 5 and ends on February 13 (Mahashivratri day). Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Shiva Temples and is one of the Dwadasha Jyothirlinga […]

Herath 2018 (Shivaratri Festival) of Kashmiri Pandits

Herath (Shivaratri) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Kashmiri Pundits on Trayodashi or the thirteenth of the dark half of the Phalguna month (February–March) and not on chaturdashi or the fourteenth as in the rest of the country. In 2018, Herath date is March 14. The reason for it is that this […]

Mahashivaratri Vrat Katha in Hindi

महाशिवरात्रि की पवित्र प्रामाणिक कथा पूर्व काल में चित्रभानु नामक एक शिकारी था। जानवरों की हत्या करके वह अपने परिवार को पालता था। वह एक साहूकार का कर्जदार था, लेकिन उसका ऋण समय पर न चुका सका। क्रोधित साहूकार ने शिकारी को शिवमठ में बंदी बना लिया। संयोग से उस दिन शिवरात्रि थी। शिकारी ध्यानमग्न […]

Sankashti Chaturthi February 2018

Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Ganapathi Chaturthi, the auspicious Ganesha vrata, is observed on Krishna Paksha (Vad paksha / Bahula paksha) in every month. Sankashti Chaturthi February 2018 date is February 3, Saturday. The Chandroday (moonrise) time on Sankashti is 9.25 PM. Sankashti February 2018 falls in Falgun month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and […]

Som Pradosh – 29 January 2018

29 January 2018 is Pradosh Vrat (Soma Pradosham). As it falls on Somvar (Monday) it is also referred to as Soma Pradosham. Soma Pradosh – 29 January 2018, Monday It falls in Shukla Paksha of Magha Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and as per Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars. It falls in Thai […]

Significance of Falguna Month, Reference of Falgun Masam in Hindu Religious History

Falguna masam is the last among the 12 months in Hindu calendar. This month does not contain many auspicious days and festivals, but the Falgun month has a great significance according to Hindu Mythology (Hindu religious history). The most prominent incidents of the most important Itihasas for Hindus, Ramayana and MahaBharata occurred in the Phalgun month. […]

Avighna Vrata 2018 | Avigna Vratam in Falgun Month

Avighna Vrata or Avigna Vratam is observed for two days: Chavithi and Panchami in Shukla Paksha or bright half of Falgun month (February – March). In 2018, Avighna Vrata date is February 19 and February 20. As the name indicates, this vow is observed to get rid of obstacles and hurdles in ones life. To […]

Bhishma Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Time, 28 January 2018 | Time to Break Fasting

Lord Vishnu

Bhishma Ekadashi, also considered as the birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Jayanti / Jaya Ekadashi / Bhaumi Ekadashi), is an auspicious Ekadashi vrat. Vishnu Sahasranama stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma. While on the bed of arrows, Bhishma revealed the stothram to Pandavas and became a major reason for their success […]