Sri Ram Navratri 2019 | Rama Navaratri, Ram Navami celebrations

Sri Ram Navratri or Sri Rama Navami Navaratri celebrations are held during bright half of Chaitra month (April). Ram Navratri is also known as Vasant Navratri or Chaitra Navratri. In 2019, Ram Navaratri puja begins on April 6 with Ugadi/ Gudi Padwa and ends with Sri Ram Navami. Ram Navami 2019 date is April 13 […]

Kottha Amavasya

Kottha Amavasya, what is Kottha Amavasya? When is Kottha Amavasya? Rituals and customs of Kottha Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh. Kottha Amavasya is a No Moon day in Phalguna Masam in Telugu calendar. In 2019, Kottha Amavasya date is April 5. Kottha Amavasya is celebrated with utmost gusto at Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple or Sri Nookallamma Ammavaari Devasthanamu at Anakapalle. It […]

Nepali Chaitra Mahina 2019

Chaitra Month (Mangsir Maas) is the 12th and last month in traditional Nepali Hindu calendar followed in Nepal and some other surrounding places of the country. In 2019, Nepali Chaitra month begins on March 15 and ends on April 13. This is the 2075 Hindu year in Bikram Panchang of Nepal (Nepali Patro). In 2019, […]

Sri Radha Damodar Rangili Holi Dashmi

Sri Radha Damodar Rangili Holi Dashami is an auspicious day celebrated on Shukla Dashami in Falgun Month. In 2019, Sri Radha Damodar Rangili Holi Dashami date is March 16. Radha Damodar Rangili Holi Dashami is also popular as Phagu Dashami. It marks the beginning of Holi festival at Radha Damodar Temple of Vrindavan. Other than […]

Ugadi Amavasya | Gudi Padwa Amavasya

5 April 2019 is Amavasya (Ugadi Amavasya / Gudi Padwa Amavasya). It is Chaitra Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars. It coincides with Phalgun Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. Time of Amavasya on 5 April 2019 Amavasai on 5 April begins at 12.50 PM on 4th April and ends at 5th […]

Sonth | Chaitr Sankrat

Sonth marks the beginning of Chaitra Month in Kashmiri Hindu Calendar (Saptarshi Panchang). In 2019, Sonth date is March 22. Sonth also marks the onset of spring. Chaitra Sankrat, mostly popular as Sonth, has very significant history of rituals and traditions. A particular set of items are kept overnight to see them in the morning […]

Chetar Choudas

Chetar Choudas is one of the festivals and auspicious days celebrated in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. In 2019, Chetar Choudas date is April 4. Chetar Choudas falls on the 14th day of dark fortnight in Chaitr Month of Kashmiri Panchang (Saptarshi era – Kashmiri Hindu Calendar). In several areas of Kashmir, fairs or Melas […]

Is there a mention anywhere about black hole in our Vedas?

Is there a mention anywhere about black hole in our Vedas? Scientists discovered many things like all planets, distance between the Sun and Earth, etc., which are already mentioned in our Hindu scriptures. Is there a mention anywhere about black hole in our Vedas? Yes, there is the Nasadiya Sukta in the Vedas that says […]

Rang Teras 2019 | Rang Trayodasi

Rang Teras is a popular festival celebrated in North India on 13th day of Chaitra Month. It is celebrated with utmost fervor in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, etc. In 2019, Rang Teras date is April 3. It is also celebrated in Sri Krishna Temples all around North India and ISKCON […]

Karadaiyan Nombu 2019 Time, Muhurtham

Karadaiyan Nonbu or Karadayan Vritham or Karadayan Savitri Vritham is an auspicious vritham dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. Karadaiyan Nonbu 2019 date is 14 March. The best and auspicious time or shubha muhurtham for wearing the Nombu charade or the sacred thread is at 5.46 AM, 15 March 2019 as per the standard Tamil calendars in […]

Damanak Chaturdashi 2019 | Damanaka Chaturdashi

Damanak Chaturdashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Jagannath of Puri. It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi in Chaitra month. In 2019, Damanak Chaturdasi date is April 18. This festival is celebrated with fervor in Puri Jagannath temple. As per the legend, Lord Jagannath worn Dayana leaves to his hand by forcibly taking […]

Anang Trayodashi Vrat Vidhi | Puja Procedure of Ananga Vrata

Anang Trayodashi Vrat Vidhi, Puja Procedure of Ananga Vrata. How to observe Anang Trayodashi Vrat? What is the method of Anang Trayodashi Vrat Puja process? Anang Trayodashi is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva. It falls on thirteenth day in Chaitra month as per Gujarati and Marathi calendars. And it is celebrated in Margashirsh […]

Surya Damanotsavam | Bhanu Saptami

Surya Damanotsavam is observed on Bhanu Saptami, seventh day in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Month. In 2019, Surya Damanotsavam date is April 12. It is also known as Surya Saptami or Damanak Saptami vrat. Lord Surya (Surya Bhagavan) is worshipped with Dhavanam leaves (botanical name: Artemisia pallens). the preceding day of Surya Damanak Saptami is […]

Navreh 2019 | Kashmiri Hindu New Year 2019-2020

Navreh, the lunar New Year in Kashmir or Kashmiri Hindu New Year, is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra Navratri which heralds the onset of spring season. Navreh coincides with the first day of the Chaitra Shukla Paksh. In 2019, Navreh date is April 6. Navreh 2019-2020 is the first day of 5095 of […]

Basoda Puja 2019

28 March 2019 is Basoda Puja (Shitala Ashtami pooja). Sheetla Ashtami is the festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Devi, observed on the eighth day after Holi festival in North India. It falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Chaitra month. It is mainly celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and some other North Indian […]

Tila Aetham | Tila Ashtami | Teil Atham

Tila Aetham (Teil Atham / Tila Ashtami) is celebrated as a culmination of Shivaratri festival in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. In 2019, Tila Aetham date is March 14. Tila Aetham is celebrated on the 8th day of the bright fortnight of Phalgun Month (Phalguna Shukla Ashtami tithi). On this occasion, puja is offered to […]

Navreh Mavas

Navreh Mavas is celebrated in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. It falls on the last day of Hindu calendar (Saptarshi Panchang – Kashmiri Hindu Calendar). In 2019, Navreh Mavas date is April 5. Navreh Mavas is the 15th day of dark fortnight of Chaitra Month, a day before Navreh (Kashmiri New Year). This day has […]

Hutashani Purnima

Hutashani Purnima (Hutashni Purnima) is the Full Moon day in Falguna Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2019, Hutashani Purnima date is March 20. Holika Dahan, the popular ritual related to Holi festival, is performed on Hutashani Purnima. The legend of this ritual dates back to the Kruta Yuga. This story is associated with demon […]

Significance of Bilva Patra in Shiva Puja

Bilva Patra Puja to Lord Shiva

One who worships Mahadeva in the form Linga at the root of Bilva becomes a purified soul, shall certainly attain Siva. One who pours water over his head at the root of the Bilva can be considered to have taken his bath in all sacred waters in the earth verily he is holy. Seeing the […]

Maha Shivratri Puja Muhurat 2019 | Shivaratri Puja Time 2019

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Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalinga puja is highly meritorious ritual during Shivratri. In 2019, Maha Shivaratri is on March 4 night for South India and North India. Nishita Kala is the most perfect time to observe Shiva Pooja. For those who observe MahaShivaratri 2019 on 4 […]