Budh Ashtami, 20 November 2019

20 November 2019 is Budh Ashtami Vrat. Budh Ashtami is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Ashtami which falls on Budhvar (Wednesday) is observed as Budhashtami. In November 2019, Budhashtami date is November 20. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Margashirsha Month as per all Hindu calendars of North India and Kartik Maas in Gujarat, […]

Budh Ashtami Vrat Vidhi

Budh Ashtami Vrata is performed on the day when Ashtami falls on Budhavar, Wednesday. Budhashtami is observed popularly in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other North Indian states. On this day we have to pray to the Budha Graha for his blessings. One has to fast the whole day and eat only the offering that has been […]

Vyanjan Dwadashi 2019

Vyanjan Dwadashi is an auspicious Dwadashi Vrata which is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Dwadashi (12th day in bright fortnight in Margasheesha Month). In 2019, Vyanjan Dwadashi date is December 9. 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 […]

Budh Ashtami Vrat Katha | Story of Budhashtami Pujan

Budh Ashtami Vrat Katha, the story associated with Budha Ashtami is given here. Budhashtami Vrata is observed on the day on which Ashtami tithi falls on Budhwar (Wednesday). The story of Budhashtami Vrata goes like this… On this day we have to pray to the Budha Graha for his blessings. This helps us to get […]

Margashira Lakshmivaram 2019 | 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 2019 dates are – 27 November, December 5, December 12, December 19 and December 26. It is to note that in some areas, it continues till […]

Budhashtami 2019 | Budh Ashtami Vrat

Budh Ashtami Puja, or also spelt as Budhashtami is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Parvati, observed on every Ashtami day that falls on Budhvar or Wednesday. Budh Ashtami may fall either in Shukla Paksha or Krishna Pakshna in a month. Devotees observe fasting on Budh Ashtami and worship Goddess Parvati for wellbeing and prosperity. Budhastami vrata is also performed by those who […]

Sankashti December 2019 | Sankashtahara Chaturthi

Ganesha Puja Vidhi

Sankat Chaturthi, also known as Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankashta Hara Vinayaka Chaturthi, is observed on the fourth day during the second half in every month as per Hindu panchang. In December 2019, Sankat Chathruthi date is 15 December, Sunday. As per North Indian calendar, this Sankashta hara Chaturthi falls in Poush month. In Gujarati, Marathi, […]

Kurala Panchami

Kurala Panchami is an auspicious festival celebrated in Odisha. It falls in Margashirsha Month. In 2019, Kurala Panchami date is December 1. Kurala Panchami falls on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Margashirsha Month as per Odiya Calendar. It is a festival dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. To welcome the Goddess into their homes, women draw rangoli designs […]

Mangsir Month 2019 in Nepali calendar | Nepal Mangsir Maas

Mangsir Month (Mangsir Maas) is the 8th month in traditional Nepali Hindu calendar followed in Nepal and some other surrounding places of the country. In 2019, Nepali Mangsir month begins on 17 November and ends on 16 December 2019. This is the 2076 Hindu year in Bikram Panchang of Nepal (Nepali Patro). In 2019, many […]

Vivah Panchami 2019

Vivah Panchami is a festival on which the marriage of Lord Ram and Sita, Sitarama Vivaha, is celebrated. In 2019, Vivah Panchami date is December 1. It falls on fifth day in Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha Month. It is mainly celebrated in Mithilanchal region and some other parts of North India. In Janakpur of Nepal, […]

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 […]

Karthigai Deepam 2019 date in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai Deepam or Karthikai Deepam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva celebrated in Karthigai month in Tamil Nadu. In 2019, Karthigai Deepam is December 10. It is celebrated on Karthigai Pournami, the Full Moon day in Karthigai masam as per Tamil calendar. In all temples of Tamil Nadu, this festival is celebrated with utmost […]

Bharani Deepam 2019 | Inaugural Ritual of Karthigai Deepam

Bharani Deepam is the inaugural ritual of Karthigai Deepam and observed early morning on Karthikai Maha Deepam festival. In 2019, Bharani Deepam date is December 10. It is observed between 3 and 3.30 am on December 10. This ritual is a fire sacrifice performed before the Surya temple. During this Deeparadhanai, a bowl of ghee […]

Martand Bhairav Utsav 2019 at Khandoba Temple Jejuri in Maharashtra

Martand Bhairav Utsav, Martand Bhairav Shadratrotsav is a popular festival held at Khandoba Temple, Jejuri, near Pune in Maharashtra. In 2019, Martand Bhairav Shadratri Utsav begins on November 27 and ends on December 2 with Champa Sashti or Malhar Sashti. During this festival, Lord Khandoba is worshipped with turmeric (bhandar), Bel leaves, onions, and other […]

Margashirsha Month 2019 | Margasheersh Mahina | Margashira masam

Margashirsha month (Margasheersh, Margashira, Margasira masam), is the ninth month as per traditional North Indian Hindi Hindu calendar. In 2019, Margashirsha month starts on November 13 and ends on December 12 according to North Indian traditional Hindi Hindu calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, etc. In North Indian calendars, […]

Aippasi Pournami Annabhishekam

Aippasi Pournami is an auspicious day for Shiva Puja. It is the Full Moon day in Aippasi Masam of Tamil calendar. In 2019, Aippasi Pournami date is November 12. Annabhishekam is the main ritual performed on Aippasi Pournami in Shiva Temples throughout Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram Natarajar Temple, Tanjavur Bruhadeeshwarar Temple, Madurai Meenakshi Sundreswarar Temple, Thiruvannamalai […]

Pradosh 2020 | Pradosham | Pradosh Vrat in 2020

Pradosham or Pradosh vratham is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is observed on the thirteenth day of both fortnights (Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha) in Hindu calendar. Shivalinga puja at Pradosha Kaala time and observance of fasting are the main rituals of Pradosham day. In all Pradosha vratas, Shani Pradosha and Soma Pradosham […]

Annabhishekam at Lord Siva Temples in Aippasi month

Aippasi month is one of the auspicious Tamil months. Annabhishekam is performed at Lord Siva temples in the month of Aippasi. In 2019, Aippasi Annabhishekam date is November 12. The Full Moon day during Aippasi month is the most important day to observe the ritual.  Annabhishekam and Mahajala Puja are observed during the day. In […]

Bhakteshwara Vratham 2019

Bhakteshwara Vratham is observed on Kartika Pournami, Full Moon day in Karthika Masam. This vratham is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In 2019, Bhakteshwara Vratham date is November 12. 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 […]

Jwalathoranam 2019 | Jwala Thoranotsavam

Jwalathoranam (Jwala Thoranotsavam) is a ritual observed on Kartika Purnima. In 2019, Jwalathoranam date is November 12. It is mainly celebrated in Lord Shiva Temples across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some parts of Karnataka. Two big wooden logs are erected and another log is placed upon them horizontally as a ‘Thoran’. The horizontally placed log […]