Nath Panchami

Nath Panchami is observed mainly in Odisha in Ashwin Month as per Odiya Panji. In 2018, Nath Panchami date is October 13. 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 […]

Ayudha Puja 2018 during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Devi

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2018, Ayudha Puja date is October 18. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (October 18). In some other […]

Durgashtami Significance | Legend of Mahashtami


Durga Ashtami, also known as Mahashtami or Veera Ashtami, is the eighth day of Durga Navratri. Durga Ashtami is very significant as per the Hindu beliefs and the legend associated with Durga Navratri Ashtami. In 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]

Pratipada Shraddha 2018 | First day of Pitru Paksha

Pratipada Shraddh (Prathami Shraddha) is the first day of Pitru Paksha. In 2018, Pratipada Shraddh date is September 25. Mahalaya Paksha begins on Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and it is Pratipada in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. Pratipada Shraddh Tharpana Puja […]

Maha Saptami 2018

Maha Saptami, Durga Saptami, is the seventh day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2018, Maha Saptami date is October 16. Kalratri Maa is worshipped as part of Navadurga Puja on this year’s Saptami Navratri Puja. Saraswati Devi Puja is performed in Navadevi Alankarams procedure in South Indian Temples, mainly […]

Dwitiya Shraddh 2018 | Second day of Pitru Paksha

Dwitiya Shraddh is the second day of Pitr Paksha. In 2018, Dwitiya Shraddh date is September 26. Those who observe this Shraddh will be blessed with long life and would lead their remaining life without any sort of diseases. It falls on Krishna Paksha Dwitiya in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada […]

Pitru Paksha 2018 Time | Shraddh Timings

Auspicious Time for Pitru Paksha 2018 Shraddh (Mahalaya Paksha) is given here all Pitru Paksha tithis. In 2018, Pitru Paksha begins on September 25 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on October 8. Auspicious Timings for Pitru Paksha Shraddha Tharpan.. Kutup Muhurat, Rohina Muhurat and Aparahana Kaal are the auspicious time for Pitru paksha tharpan. Among […]

Ashwin Month 2018 | Ashvina Mahina, Ashwayuja Masam, Asoj Maas 2018

Ashwin month, Ashvina mahina, Ashwayuja masam, Asoj maas, Aso maas is 7th month in Hindu calendar. In 2018, Ashwin month, Ashwina mahina starts on September 26 and ends on October 24 in North Indian Hindi calendar. Ashwin month is the 3rd month in Chaturmas (four holy months in Hinduism) and considered auspicious because of Durga […]

Balabholaniteras 2018 (Kakbali) | Shraddh to dead children

Balabholaniteras (Kakbali) is an auspicious day to perform shraddh rituals to dead children. In 2018, Balabholaniteras date is October 7. It falls on thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha (Trayodasi Shraddh Mahalaya). It is performed all over India but the particular term ‘Balabholaniteras’ is well known in Gujarat. Balabholaniteras falls on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha […]

Ghat Chaturdashi 2018 | Shraddh Chaturdasi during Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Ghat Chaturdashi, Shraddh Chaturdasi is the 14th day Shraddh ritual performed during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. In 2018, Ghat Chaturdasi Shraddh date is October 7. Ghat Chaturdasi is dedicated to the dead ancestors who had an accidental death. Tarpan pradhan or Pinda pradhan is the main ritual of the day. Brahmins are also offered food, clothes, […]

Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh | Shraddh rituals for Accidental Death Victims

‘Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh’ is a shraddh ritual observed on Chaturdashi Shraddh. In 2018, Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh date is October 7. ‘Visha Jala Agni Shastradi Durmaran Shraddh’ is dedicated to those ancestors who lost their life in accident (accidental deaths) such as Snake bite (Poisonous animal bite), death due to Jalaganda […]

Trayodashi Shraddha 2018 | 13th day of Pitru Paksha

Trayodashi Shraddha is the thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha. It is also known as Kakbali or Balabholaniteras as the dead children are offered Shraddh rituals and the food is offered to crows. In 2018, Trayodashi Shraddh date is October 7. It is also dedicated to those who have died in accidents, natural disasters or sudden death. As […]

Yathi Mahalaya 2018 | Sanyasi Shraddh

Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh falls on Dwadashi Shraddh. In 2018, Yathi Mahalaya date is October 6. It is an auspicious day to offer Shraddh rituals to Yathis (Saints, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Rishis, etc). The holy people those who involved in writing, compiling, and structuring of Hindu scriptures are offered tharpan, pinda daan and […]

Dwadashi Shraddha 2018 | 12th Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Dwadashi Shraddha is the 12th day of Pitru Paksha Shraddha. Also known as Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh, it falls on 12th day of Pitru Paksha, Dwadasi in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month in North Indian Hindi calendar and in Bhadrapada Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashatra, Gujarat and […]

Ekadashi Shraddh 2018 | Indira Ekadasi during Pitru Paksha

Ekadashi shraddha is the eleventh day of Pitru Paksha. Also known as Indira Ekadasi, this Pitru Paksha Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams. In 2018, Ekadashi Shraddh date is October 5. Apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals, […]

Dashami Shraddha 2018 | 10th day in Pitru Paksha

Dasami Shraddha is the tenth day of Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals. It falls on Dashami day in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams and in Ashwin month in Hindi calendars. In 2018, Dasami Shraddh date is October 4. Vishnu Puja is also observed on this day apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals […]

Anant Chaturdashi Vrat Katha, Story | Ananta Chaturdashi Vratha Katha

Anant Chaturdashi vrat katha, story of Ananta Chaturdashi vratha is mentioned in several Puranas as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira. Krishna suggested Yudhistira to observe this vratha to get all his wealth and kingdom back. Vrat katha goes like this… There was a Brahmin called Sumant. His wife, Diksha, died after giving birth […]

Ananta Chaturdashi Vrat Vidhi, Puja Procedure of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Lord

Ananta Chaturdashi Vrat Vidhi, Puja Procedure of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham with Mantras & Slokas is given here. In 2018, Ananta Chaturdashi date is September 23. Ananta Chaturdashi falls on the fourteenth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Month. On the same day, Ganapathi Visarjana is also performed. Ananta Chaturdashi Vrat Vidhi Slokam Shuklam bharadaram […]

Ganesh Visarjan Vidhi | What to do on Ganpati Nimarjan day prior to immersion

Khairatabad Ganesh immersion

Ganesh Visarjan stotrams, mantras, slokas, along with the detailed procedure is given here. There is a proper vidhi to follow on Ganpati Nimajjan day prior to immersion of Vinayaka idol. There is an Udwasana mantra which is chanted before moving the idol on visarjan day for immersion. Some devotees immerse Ganesh idol on Ganesh Chaturthi […]

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Story

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, story is associated with King Indrasena. Indira Ekadashi falls in Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha). The story of Indira Ekadashi goes like… Indira Ekadashi is the eleventh day of Ashwin month which falls during Pitru paksha. The legend or Vrat katha of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation […]