Mahesh Navami 2018 (Mahesh Navmi)

Mahesh Navami, an annual festival celebrated by Maheshwari community in North India. Mahesh Navami is observed on Navami in Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month (June). In 2018, Mahesh Navami date is June 21. This festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Mahesh is another name for Lord Shankar. It is believed that on this day […]

Ashadhi Beej (Predicting Pre-Monsoon)

Similar to kites in the winter to predict the weather, during the pre-monsoon, there is a small festival celebrated to predict the monsoon. On Ashadhi Beej, the Jyotish or farmers check the moisture in the atmosphere for predicting the crop. Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Mahadev Temple in Umreth of Gujarat are the two popular […]

Padmini Ekadashi | 25 May 2018 | Kamala Ekadashi

25 May 2018 is Padmini Ekadashi (Kamala Ekadashi, Adhika Jyeshta Maasa Ekadashi Vrat). Ekadashi Vrat which falls in Adhik Maas is known as Kamala Ekadashi. Purushottam Ekadashi is another name for this Ekadashi vrat. Kamala Ekadashi of 25 May 2018 is also known as Padmini Ekadashi vrat. It falls in Shukla Paksha of Adhika Ashada […]

Adhik Maas Purnima 2018 | Purushottam Maas Purnima

Adhik Maas Purnima (Purushottam Maas Purnima) 2018 date is May 29. It is Adhik Jyeshta Purnima, Full Moon day in Adhik Jyeshta Month (Purushottam Maas / Mal Maas) as per Hindu calendar. Adhik Maas Purnima 2018 Timings… Purnima begins at 6.40 PM on 28 May and ends at 7.49 PM on 29 May. This Purnima falls in […]

Kamala Ekadashi in Adhik Maas

Kamala Ekadashi is observed in Adhik Maas. In 2018, Kamala Ekadasi dates are: May 25 & June 10. These are also known as Padmini and Parama Ekadasi Vrat. Purushottam Ekadasi is another name for these Ekadasi vrat. Kamala Ekadasi of May is also known as Padmini Ekadasi vrat. It falls in Shukla Paksha of Adhik […]

Rules of Shraddha

Types of Shradhas 1.parvana Sradham is done to please the Viswe devas and Pithrus for three   generation. From mothers and fathers side, Yekodhishta is a sradha   aimed at the person who is just dead and has not become pithru and is haing Pretha roopa.IN SApindi karana both re there. 3.Both in the first annual sradha […]

Adhika Masa Ekadashi 2018 | Ekadashi Vrat dates in Purushottam Maas

Adhika masa or Adhik month in 2018 is Adhik Jyeshta masa. It is an extra month for those who follow Chandramana Panchangam or lunar calendar. In 2018, Adhika masa Ekadashi are known as Padmini Ekadashi (Kamala Ekadasi) and Parama Ekadasi (Kamala Ekadashi). Here are the Ekadashi dates in Adhik Maas 2018 as per North Indian Hindi calendar […]

Padmini Ekadasi Vrat Katha (Padmini Ekadashi story): Adhika Masa Ekadasi Vrata Katha

Padmini Ekadasi vrat is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Adhika masam or Adhik mahina. Padmini Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in the Skanda Purana as a conversation between Lord Sri Krishna and Dharmaraja. When Pulastya Muni came to Kartaviryarjunas court to rescue the demon Ravana from Kartaviryarjunas prison, Narada asked Pulastya that how Kartaviryarjuna […]

Mohini Puja, Worshipping the Female Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Throughout Indian culture, Mohini- the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped.  This particular Lord is primarily worshipped in Western India by the Hindu devotees and pilgrims. There are shrines that are dedicated to Mohini in various parts of western India and rest of India. The local legends treat this particular Lord as a […]

Bhaumvati Amavasya, 15 May 2018

15 May 2018 is Bhaumvati Amavasya (Bhaumvar Amavasya – Mangalwar Amavasya). This Amavasya falls in Pratham Jyeshta Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar and in Vaishakh Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. It is Vaigasi Amavasai as per Tamil calendar and Edavam Karthu Vavu in Malayalam calendar. Bhom Vati Amavasya is dedicated […]

Adhik Maas Vrat Katha, Story | Purushottam Maas Vrat Katha

Adhik Maas Vrat Katha, story of Mal Maas Vrat is mentioned in some scriptures. Also known as Purushottama Maas, Adhik Maas is considered very sacred as per Sanatan Dharma and most preferred for Daiva Karyas such as special pujas, vratas and other rituals. The story of Adhik Maas vrat is associated with Lord Vishnu. As […]

Importance of Adhik Maas Purnima

According to the traditional Hindu lunar calendar, the full moon day is known as Poornima, or Purnima. It is to be remembered that Pournami is the full moon day in South India. Most of the Hindu communities, from morning to evening observe a fast on the day. It is to be noted that as per […]

Amavasya Vrat Katha | Story of Acchoda & Barhisada Pitrs

As per the Vishnu Dharma Shastra, there is a special mention regarding Amavasya as the day largely marked for souls of the forefathers or the Pitrus. This particular day is widely dedicated to the worship or remembrance of the forefathers. The day is also marked for performing the rites, rituals and prayer for the departed […]

What to do on Shani Jayanti

The Hindu religious devotees can do ordinary prayers at Shani Temples or Navagraha Temples.They can visit Lord Ganesha termples as it is regarded as very fortunate. It is to be noted that Shani Jayanti is celebrated in a grand manner in many temples such as all Navagraha Temples in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Sri Kalahasti […]

Pacify Shani Bhagawan on Amavasya

In order to draw the direct support of Shani Bhagavan, the common Mantra that can be recited by all the Hindu religious devotees and particularly by those who are affected by the ill effects of Saturn in their life is: “Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah” Some devotees chant 108 times daily -‘Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah’ A […]

Role of women in Somvati Amavasya Vrata

Most of the Hindu religious women observe Somavara Amavasya Vrata (fasting) in order to have a happy and long married life. On the day of Somavara Amavasya, women tie a sacred thread around the peepal tree’s trunk and worship it. They also with folded hand circumambulate 108 times the peepal tree. On its roots, women […]

Why Worship Lord Shani on Amavasya

As per the Dharmgranthas, Lord shani dev is the son of Chhaya who was the second wife of Lord Surya. It is to be remembered that Chhaya is a very devoted devotee of Lord Shiv. During Shani was inside the womb of Chhaya, she used deeply worship lord shiva daily by praying and performing rituals. […]

Significance of Shani Jayanti

The day on which Lord Shani dev was born is regarded as Shani Jayanthi. This particular day is locally known as Sani Jayanthi or Shanishchara Jayanti. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, in Indian astrology, Lord Shani dev is one of the nine planets in the Navagrahas. It is to be remembered that […]

Shani Jayanti 2018 | Shani Dev Jayanti

Lord Shani dev

Shani Jayanti (Shanishwara Jayanti) is the first appearance day of Lord Shani Dev. Shani Dev is considered as an important among Navagrahas, Nine celestial Gods in Hinduism. In 2018, Shani Jayanti date is May 15. Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya in Jyeshta Month (Jyeshta Amavasya) as per North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls on Amavasya […]

Significance of Gatari Amavasya

On the Ashadh Amavasya day, Gatari Amavas falls according to Hindu religious calendar. This particular amavasaya is celebrated as a festival in Maharashtra. It is a very popular ritual too. It is to be noted that Gatari is a celebration of happiness and joy. Ashadh Amavas is the begining of the holy Shravan month and […]