Shami Puja Stotram | Dasara Shami Puja Prayer

Shami Puja stotram is given in this article. Shami puja is an important ritual to perform on Vijayadashami or Dasara day. Shami tree is worshipped and the leaves of Shami tree are exchanged among each other in some places of India. Shami pooja is known as Banni Puja or Jammi puja in some South Indian […]

Vahana Puja on Vijaya Dashami, Vehicle Puja

Vahana Puja, thanksgiving puja to vahanas or vehicles, is popularly observed on Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra / Dasara). In 2020, it is performed on October 25. As Vijaya Dashami is dedicated to celebrate the victory of good over evil, Ayudha Puja and Vahana Puja are the grand rituals to perform on this day. Vahan or vehicle […]

Vijayadashami & Shami Puja, Legend & Significance

Vijayadashami is the final day of Durga Navaratri. On this day Durga Visarjan or Udvasan is performed. There is a popular legend associated with Vijaya Dashami tells us about another ritual ‘Shami Puja. Legend of Vijayadashami and Shami Puja Apart from the story of Lord Ram and Ravan about Vijayadashami, another legend is mentioned in […]

Papankusa Ekadashi 2020

Papankusa Ekadashi, also known as Padmanabha Ekadasi, is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in the month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (September – October). Papankusha Ekadashi 2020 date is October 27. The legend and significance or glory of Papankusa Ekadashi vrata is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhishtira. Read […]

Vidyarambham 2020 | Ezhuthiniruthu during Durga Navratri in Kerala

Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navaratri Pooja in Kerala. In 2020, Vidyarambham date is October 25-26. In most of the places of Kerala, Vijayadashami and Vidyarambham is observed on 26th October, Monday. Vidyarambham puja is performed on Vijaya Dashami day which falls in the Malayalam month of Thulam […]

Durga Puja 2020 begins with Maha Shashthi Puja

Durga Puja, the five-day puja to Goddess Durga, begins with Maha Shashthi Puja in West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, and Bangladesh. The festival begins with Shashthyadi Kalparambha on 22 October 2020. Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2020, Mahalaya was on September 17 and the festivities go on till […]

Dev Diwali 2020 | Dev Deepavali festival on Kartik Purnima

Dev Diwali is observed on Kartik Purnima and popularly celebrated along the Ganga River banks in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and other holy places in India. In 2020, Dev Diwali date is November 30. This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, […]

Kadapanchami 2020

Kadapanchami is an auspicious vrat observed in Kartik Month as per Marathi calendars. In 2020, Kadapanchami date is November 19. This puja falls on fifth day of Kartik Month – Kartik Shukla Panchami. Kadapanchami is also celebrated as Labh Panchami, Lakheni Panchami and Soubhagya Panchami in Gujarat and other parts of India. Kada Panchami Pujan […]

Dampatya Ashtami 2020 | Dampat Ashtami

Dampatya Ashtami vrat is observed on eighth day in dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) of Kartik Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2020, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date is November 8. It coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Ashwin Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars. The main purpose of Dampatya Ashtami vrat is […]

Suhasini Puja | Suvasini Pooja during Sharad Navaratri

Suvasini Pooja

Suhasini puja, also referred as Suvasini Pooja, is a ritual observed during Sharad Navaratri. There is no specific day or date to perform the puja but in some days on Kalasha Sthapana and Durgashtami day, Suhasini Puja is observed. In 2020, Suhasini Puja date is October 24. In some places, Suhasini Puja is also performed on Mahanavami day. Though, […]

Vagh Baras 2020 | Wagh Baaras Festival in Gujarat

Vagh Baras (Wagh Baaras) is observed on Dwadasi day in second half of Aso month. In 2020, Vagh Baras date is November 12. Vagh Baras is also referred as Govatsa Dwadashi and Guru Dwadasi. In Gujarati language, Vagh means repaying ones financial debts. On this day people clear their khata (ledgers) and enter into new […]

Preeti Dwitiya | Preethi Vidiya

Preeti Dwitiya (Preethi Vidiya) is observed on the second day of Navratri Durga Puja. In 2020, Preeti Dwitiya falls on October 18 in Ashwin Navratri. Usually, on Preeti Dwitiya day, Goddess Brahmacharini Mata is worshipped as part of Navadurga Puja, Balatripura Sundari Mata is worshipped as a part of Navadevi Alankara Puja and Tara Mahavidya […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2020 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2020, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 23. Goddess Jagadhatri is the savior of the universe who has protected the world from cruel demons. She is another manifestation of Goddess Durga. Maha Shakti appears as ten-handed fierce form (dashabhuji), Goddess […]

Nath Panchami

Nath Panchami is observed mainly in Odisha in Ashwin Month as per Odiya Panji. In 2020, Nath Panchami date is October 21. It is not a popular Vrat and have no mention in Puranas or any other ancient scriptures. Nath Panchami falls on fifth day of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin Month – Ashwin Shukla Panchami […]

Kedara Gauri Vratham 2020 | Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham

Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati

Kedara Gauri Vrata or Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham is an observance to perform on Deepavali Amavasya. Usually, on the day of Kedara Vratam, married women or married couple worships Kedareshwara, Lord Shiva. Kedareshwara is another name of Lord Shiva. In 2020, Kedara Gauri Vratham date is November 15. In some places, Kedara Gauri Vratam is observed […]

Kalasha Puja purpose, why do we worship the Kalasha?

Kalasha Puja, Ghatashtapana puja or Kalasa Sthapana pujan, is the prominent ritual in any puja of Hinduism. What is the purpose of Kalasha puja? Why do we worship the Kalasha? Kalasha is a brass, mud, or copper pot filled with water or rice. Mango leaves are kept on the pot and a coconut is placed […]

9 Days Palaharam for Bathukamma | Bathukamma Naivedyam

Bathukamma is offered nine different palaharam (food offerings / naivedyam) during 9 days of Bathukamma festival in Telangana. In 2020, Bathukamma begins on September 17 and then from October 17 to October 24. Bathukamma culminates with Saddula Bathukamma. Bathukamma legend: story of Bathukamma festival Download Bathukamma MP3 songs for free   Bathukamma sand sculpture by […]

Trilochana Gauri Vratam

‘Trilochana Gauri Vratam’ is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Gauri. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Hindu calendar. In 2020, Trilochana Gauri Vratham date is November 17. It is also celebrated as Vishnu Tritiya Vratham. This Vrata falls on the third day of bright half of Kartik Month (Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Kartika […]