Goga Panchami 2018

Goga Panchami is observed on the fifth day following Rakshabandhan festival (Shravan Purnima) mainly in North India. In 2018, Goga Panchami date is August 31. This festival (vrat) is associated with the Serpent God ‘Guga’. It is mainly observed in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Goga Panchami marks the beginning of Goga Navami celebrations. It […]

Bhim Chandi Jayanti 2018

Bhim Chandi Jayanti is observed on Dwitiya in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad Month in North Indian Hindi calendar, just a couple days after Shravan Purnima. In 2018, Bhimchandi Jayanti date is August 28. Bhim Chandi is a village in Vindhyachal region of Uttar Pradesh. Bhim Chandi Jayanti is mainly related to victories of Bhima, Second […]

Aparajita Saptami 2018

Aparajita Saptami is a vrata dedicated to Surya Bhagavan (Sun God). In 2018, Aparajita Saptami date is September 16. It is observed on Saptami in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad Month. As part of this vrata, Sun God is worshipped for one year. There is no much information about Aparajitha Saptami vrata in some primary texts and […]

Bonalu Ghatam | Ghatam Procession in Bonalu Festival

‘Ghatam Ooregimpu’ (Procession of Divine Pot, decorated in the form of Mother Goddess) is the popular ritual during Bonalu Festival in Telangana, mostly in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Ghatam is a copper pot, decked in the form of Mata. The Ghatam is carried by a priest, who wears a traditional Dhoti and body with smeared in turmeric […]

Varahi Navratri 2018 | Ashada Navratri dedicated to Varahi Devi

Varahi Navratri, also known as Ashada Navaratri, is a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Varahi Devi, one of the Saptamatrikas (seven divine mothers). In 2018, Varahi Navratri begins on 14 July and ends on 21 July. Varahi Devi is also one of the manifestations of Maa Shakti. This festival is celebrated in Ashad month hence […]

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 […]

Vivaswat Saptami 2018 | Vivaswata Saptami in Ashada Maas

Vivaswat Saptami or Vivaswata Saptami is the birthday or first appearance day of Vivaswat Manu. In 2018, Vivaswat Saptami date is July 19. It is observed on Saptami day in Shukla Paksha of Ashada Maas.  Vivaswat Saptami is also celebrated as Bhanu Saptami. On this day the Sun God or Surya Bhagawan is worshipped. Vivaswata […]

Chandra Darshan July 2018 | Ashad Month Chandra Darshanam

Moonrise at Temple

July 14, 2018 is Chandra Darshan (Ashada Maasa Chandra Darshan). It falls in Ashada Month (Ashada Masam) as per all the calendar followed in North India, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. And it falls in Aani Masam of Tamil calendar, Mithunam Month of Malayalam calendar and Ashar Month of Bengali Panjika and Ashad Month in Nepali […]

Ashad Month good or bad?

Ashad Month good or bad? If you any fears, doubts, superstitions on Ashada Month, read this article. If can give you brief idea about Ashada Month, Hindu calendar’s fourth month. According to North Indian Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi calendars, Ashada Month is 4th Month. And in Gujarati Panchang, Ashada Month is 9th month. All […]

Durvashtami 2018 | Durvashtami Vrat

Durvashtami puja or Durvashtami vrata is observed on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapad maas. In 2018, Durvashtami vrata date is September 17. This vrata is mainly dedicated to Durva grass blades. On this day Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati (Gauri) are worshipped with Durva grass blades. Devotees also observe fasting or upvaas on […]

Divyachi Amavasya 2018

Divyachi Amavasya is Amavasya or No Moon in Aashad Month. In 2018, Divyachi Amavasya date is August 11. Since ‘Deepa Puja’ (Diya Puja) is performed on this day, it is referred to as Divyachi Amavasya. On this day, Diyas are lighted at Puja place. Lighting diyas on this provides all sorts of wealth to the […]

Kher Puja 2018 in Tripura

Ker Puja is an important tribal festival celebrated during Shravan month in Tripura. Usually, Kerpuja begins two weeks after Kharchi Puja. In 2018, Kher Puja date is August 4. Ker Puja is performed by Tripura’s royal family within their place. It is performed for the welfare, integration, and prosperity of the state. Goddess Ker is […]

Thakurani Teej | Thakuraniji Treej

Thakurani Teej is celebrated on Shravan Month Teej as per Pushtimarg Sampradaya’s Hindu Calendar. In 2018, Thakurani Teej date is August 13. It is a celebration held during the days of Hindola by Shri Swaminiji and Shri Yamunaji in honor of Shriji at their abode. The Lord along with Thakuraniji or Swaminiji presided over the […]

Noli Nom Pooja 2018

Noli Nom Pooja falls on ninth day in Shravan Month in Gujarat and some Gujarati influenced places of Maharashtra. In 2018, Noli Nom Pooja date is August 19. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Navami of Sawan Maas as per Gujarati calendar. It is not so popular vrata as it is not mentioned in many […]

Fani Gauri Vratam 2018 | Phani Gowri Puja on Nag Chaturthi & Nag Panchami

Fani Gauri Vratam (Phani Gowri Puja) is a major ritual during Nag Chaturthi and Nag Panchami in Shravan month. ‘Phani’ means Naga or snakes and Gauri is Goddess Parvati. In 2018, Phani Gauri Puja starts on August 14 and ends on August 16. Naga Chaturthi Upvaas date in 2018 is August 14 and Naga Panchami date […]

Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha in Hindi | श्रावण सोमवार व्रत कथा

श्रावण सोमवार की कथा के अनुसार अमरपुर नगर में एक धनी व्यापारी रहता था। दूर-दूर तक उसका व्यापार फैला हुआ था। नगर में उस व्यापारी का सभी लोग मान-सम्मान करते थे। इतना सबकुछ होने पर भी वह व्यापारी अंतर्मन से बहुत दुखी था क्योंकि उस व्यापारी का कोई पुत्र नहीं था। दिन-रात उसे एक ही […]

Shiva Shayana Chaturdashi | Shiv Shayani Chaturdashi

Shiva Shayana Chaturdashi is an auspicious Vrata observed in Ashada Month. In 2018, Shiva Shayana Chaturdashi date is July 26. It is observed to mark the Yoganidra (meditative sleep) of Lord Shiva for four holy months, Chaturmas. Shiva Shayan Chaturdashi is followed by Shiva Shayan Vrata which begins on Ashada Purnima, the day of Vyas Purnima or […]

Hariyali Teej in Shravan month at Bihariji Temple, Vrindavan

Haryali Teej is celebrated in Shravan month with lot of gusto in Banke Bihariji temple, Vrindavan. In 2018, Haryali Teej date is August 13. In the evening of Haryali Amavasya Teej Lord Bihariji is taken out of Sanctum Sanctorum for very auspicious Jhoolan Yatra. Many special pujas and rituals are done to please Lord Bihariji (Lord Sri […]

Ashunya Shayana Vrat (Ashoonya Sayan Vratam), Vishnu Sayanotsav

Ashunya Shayan Vrat or Shoonya Sayan Vratam is the festival observed during Shravan month. Ashunya Sayana Vrata is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Ashunya Shayan Vrat is observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or Vidiya. In 2018, Ashoonya Shayan Vrat date as per North Indian calendar is July 29. As per Andhra Pradesh, […]

Hari Tritiya | Sukruth Tritiya

Hari Tritiya (Sukruth Tritiya) is observed in Shravan Month, on Shukla Paksha Tritiya. In 2018, Hari Tritiya date is August 13. It is also referred to as Hariyali Teej, Sindhara Teej, Singhara Teej & Choti Teej. Madhushrava Tritiya (Madhushravani festival) also falls on the same day. On Hari Tritiya, women celebrate the mother earth and […]