Bhishma Panchak 2018 | Bheeshma Panchaka Vratam during Kartik Month

Bhishma Panchak Vrat, also known as bheeshma panchakam, is a 5-day vow or observance dedicated to Bhishma. In 2018, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 19 and ends on November 23. Usually, it begins on Utthana Ekadasi or Prabhodini and ends on Kartik Purnima day. During these five festive days in Kartik month, devotees worship Lord […]

Kartik Purnima 2018 | Tripuri Poornima | Tripurari Purnima

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2018, Kartik Purnima date is November 23. 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 in Kartik maas. During Kartik Purnima, […]

Kartik Shukla Navami | Karthika Shuddha Navami

Kartik Shukla Navami | Karthika Shuddha Navami (Shukla Paksha Navami in Kartik Month) is the Twenty Fourth day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Ninth day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Navami date is November 16 | 17. This day coincides with Shukla Navami in […]

Kartik Shukla Saptami | Karthika Shuddha Saptami

Kartik Shukla Saptami | Karthika Shuddha Saptami (Shukla Paksha Saptami in Kartik Month) is the Twenty Second day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Seventh day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Saptami date is November 14. And in 2018, it is also celebrated as Koti […]

Koti Somavaram, 14 November 2018

Today, 14 November 2018 is Koti Somavaram (Koti Somavaram Vratham). It is observed on Shravana Nakshatram which comes before Kartik Purnima (Full Moon in Karthika Masam). If anybody does Abhishekam for Shiva and Parvathi on this day they will get eternity. Lighting ghee lamps before Shiva and Parvathi and doing Rudra Abhisheakam 11 times is […]

Brahma’s Life Span, Chronological order of Eras

Brahma’s Life Span & Chronological order of Eras is explained in Srishti Khanda of Padma Purana… Pulastya says—Lord Brahma, the embodiment of Lord Vishnu has a lifespan of one hundred years. His lifespan is also called ‘Par’, and half of its period is known as ‘Parardha’. One ‘Kashtha’ consists of 15 Nimesha while a Kala […]

Bharani Deepam 2018 | Inaugural Ritual of Karthigai Deepam

Bharani Deepam is the inaugural ritual of Karthigai Deepam and observed early morning on Karthikai Maha Deepam festival. In 2018, Bharani Deepam date is November 23. It is observed between 3 and 3.30 am on November 23. This ritual is a fire sacrifice performed before the Surya temple. During this Deeparadhanai, a bowl of ghee is […]

Karthika Deepam Nomu (Deepadaana Vratham)

Karthika Deepam Nomu (Karthika Deepa Vratham) is an auspicious austerity observed in Karthika Masam in Telugu calendar. In 2018, Karthika Masam begins on November 8 and ends on December 7. It is performed on any Krittika Nakshatra day or on Pournami (Full Moon) day. How to do Karthika Deepam Nomu? In Shiva Temple, light 120 […]

Martand Bhairav Utsav 2018 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 2018, Martand Bhairav Shadratri Utsav begins on December 8 and ends on December 13 with Champa Sashti or Malhar Sashti. During this festival, Lord Khandoba is worshipped with turmeric (bhandar), Bel leaves, onions, and other […]

Subramanya Sashti 2018

Subramanya Sashti is one of the major festivals dedicated to Lord Subramanya, who is also known Kartikeya, Murugan, Shanmukha and Skanda. In 2018, Subramanya Sashti date is December 13. On Sashti in each month, Lord Subramanya is offered special pujas and Abhishekams. But, Subramanya Sashti is a highly meritorious day to perform puja to the […]

Karthigai Deepam 2018 date in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai Deepam or Karthikai Deepam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva celebrated in Karthigai month in Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Karthigai Deepam is November 22 | 23. 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 […]

Kartik Shukla Ashtami | Karthika Shuddha Ashtami

Kartik Shukla Ashtami | Karthika Shuddha Ashtami (Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Kartik Month) is the Twenty Third day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Eighth day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Ashtami date is November 15. This day coincides with Shukla Ashtami in Kartik Month […]

Kartik Shukla Sashti | Karthika Shuddha Shashti

Kartik Shukla Shashti | Karthika Shuddha Shashti (Shukla Paksha Sashti in Kartik Month) is the Twenty First day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and Sixth day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2018, Kartik Shukla Shashti date is November 13. This day coincides with Shukla Shashti in Kartik Month […]

Jwalathoranam 2018 | Jwala Thoranotsavam

Jwalathoranam (Jwala Thoranotsavam) is a ritual observed on Kartika Purnima. In 2018, Jwalathoranam date is November 23. 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 […]

Akasha Deepam | Akasha Deepa Vratham

There are many rituals that are followed during Karthika Masam in South India, mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. ‘Akasha Deepam’ is one among several rituals of Karthika Masam. In 2018, Akasha Deepa Vratham begins on November 8 and ends on December 7 as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. In North Indian […]

Chhath Puja in Hyderabad (Tankbund, Karmanghat Hanuman Temple)

Chhath Puja is celebrated with utmost fervor in Hyderabad at Tank Bund (Hussainsagar lake) and Karmanghat Hanuman Temple on 13 November 2018. According to Jan Seva Sangh, the Chhath Puja celebrations have been taking place in 18 ghats in Hyderabad including Sanjeeviah Park and Hussain Sagar Lake. Chhath Puja is a famous festival dedicated to […]

Chhath Puja venues in New Delhi, Kanpur, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata

Explore the article for Chhath Puja venues or places in New Delhi, Kanpur, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata, and some more other cities in India. Chhath Puja 2018 date is November 13. The date of celebrations of Chhath Puja may vary by a day in some places. Chhath Puja venues or sites in New Delhi: Purvi Ghat, […]

Purnima November 2018 date | Timings of Puranmashi

Purnima November 2018 is known as Kartik Purnima, Tripurari Purnima, Tripuri Purnima. Purnima November 2018 date is November 23. It is the Full Moon in Kartik Month. Kartik Purnima marks the end of Kartik Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. It also marks the end of Kartik Snana. Dev Diwali, Deepotsavam, Ganga Mahotsav, Akasha Deepam […]

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 […]

Nag Nathaiya Leela – Nag Nathan Festival in Varanasi Tulsi Ghat

Nag Nathaiya festival is celebrated in Tulsi Ghat of Varanasi in Kartik month. It is popular as Nag Nathaiya Leela. This festival is a part of the Krishna Leela celebrations. This event depicts the famous incident in Lord Sri Krishna’s life. During this festival, Lord Krishna jumps into the Ganga River to perform Nag Nathan. […]