Margashira Lakshmi Pooja Naivedyams | Food Offerings to Lakshmi Devi

Margashira Lakshmi Pooja is observed on Thursdays in Margashira Masam, mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some parts of Karnataka. Margasira Lakshmi vratam 2019 dates are – 27 November, December 5, December 12, December 19 and December 26. It is to note that in some areas, it continues till the first Thursday in Pushya masam. […]

Margasira Lakshmi Pooja Kalasha Sthapana Muhurtham, Timings – 28 November 2019

Goddess Lakshmi

Margasira Lakshmi Pooja is one of the popular Lakshmi Vratham observed in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In 2019, Margasira Lakshmi Pooja begins on 28 November. On Thursdays in Margasira month, devotees prepare to perform Laxmi puja either in temples or at homes. Houses are cleaned and kept neat during […]

Margasira Lakshmi Puja Vidhanam: Procedure of Margasira Guruvara Laxmi Vratham

Margasira Lakshmi Puja is one of the major vows observed in North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Though the puja procedure or puja vidhanam is same as other Lakshmi vratham like Deepavali Lakshmi puja and Varalakshmi puja, the naivedyam that is offered to the Goddess is different. On Thursdays in Margasira month, devotees prepare to […]

Margashira Lakshmi Vratha Katha in Telugu, Story of Margashira Thursday Lakshmi Puja

Here is the Margashira Lakshmi Vratha Katha in Telugu, the story of Margashira Thursday Lakshmi Puja. Margashira Lakshmi Vratham is observed on all Guruvar (Thursdays) in the month. In some areas, it is even continued till the first Thursday of Pushya Masam (Poush Month). Here goes the story…. Download Margashira Mahalakshmi Vratha Vidhanam in Telugu […]

Sashti 2020 | Sashti Viratham 2020 dates | Shashti Fasting

Subramanya Swamy, Mopidevi Temple

Sashti is the sixth day after Purnima (Full Moon) or Amavasya (No Moon) in Hindu calendar. Monthly Sashti 2020 dates are given here. Sashti Viratham is an auspicious vratham dedicated to Lord Subramanya or Murugan. Skanda Sashti is the most popular festival observed in Aippasi month of Tamil calendar. Devotees observe fasting on Sashti day […]

Masa Shivaratri 2020 dates | Masik Shivaratri Vrat

Masa Shivaratri is an auspicious day to perform Shiva Puja. It falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, a day prior to Amavasya or No Moon. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Masa Shivratri in Magh month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada Calendars; and in Falgun month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Masa Shivaratri Pradosh […]

Chandra Darshan 2020 | Monthly Chandrodayam Timings 2020 (Moonrise, Moon Sight)

Chandra Darshan 2020, Monthly Chandra Darshanam in 2020, Moonrise on New Moon in 2020, Chandrodayama Vrata 2020 dates, Moondram Pirai 2020 dates.. Chandra Darshan is the appearance of New Moon after Amavasya in Hindu month. It falls on the day following Amavasya (No Moon). Chandra Darshana Vrata, Chandra Vratham and Chandrodaya Vrata is observed on […]

Pitru Tithi dates 2019-2020 | Shraddh Tithi | Abdhikam | Thaddinam

The Shraddh is generally performed on the Tithi on which the ancestors had passed away. Generally the Shraddh is performed eldest descendant of the family at the designated holy places by wearing a Dhoti (White) and wears a ring of Kusha grass and he should have gone through the sacred-thread ceremony and the thread’s position […]

Bhomvati Amavasya, 26 November 2019

Bhomvati Amavasya (Bhaumya Amavasya – Bhaumvati Amavasya) is an auspicious Amavasya Vrat which falls with Tuesday, Bhaumvaar (Mangalvaar). Amavasya Vrat in October 2019 is November 26. The Bhaumvati Amavasya of 26 November 2019 is Margashirsha Amavasya in North Indian calendars and Kartik Amavasya in Amavasyant Panchangams followed as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. […]

Dhanurmasam 2019-2020 | Dhanumasam dates

Lord Vishnu

Dhanurmasam or Dhanumasam is known as Margazhi month as per the Tamil calendar. Dhanurmasam 2019-2020 starts on 17 December 2019 and ends on 14 January 2020. This month is the most auspicious month the devotees who Vaishnava tradition. Dhanurmasam begins on Dhanur Sankramanam day. On this day Sun enters into Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius zodiac sign). […]

Annapurna Jayanti 2019

Annapurna Devi Lord Shiva

Annapurna Jayanti, Mata Annapurneshwari Jayanti, is the first appearance day of Goddess Annapurna, a manifestation of Goddess Shakti. In 2019, Annapurna Jayanti date is December 12. Annapurna Jayanti is observed on Margashirsha Purnima, the Full Moon day in Margashirsha Month as per Hindu calendar. Generally, it falls in December according to Gregorian calendar. Mata Annapurna […]

Koodaravalli 2020 | Koodaravalli Festival during Margazhi Month

Koodaravalli is an auspicious day observed on the 27th day of Margazhi Month. In 2020, Koodaravalli date is January 12. It is observed as a part of Pavai Nombu (Margazhi Nombu). In her 27th Pashuram of Thiruppavai, Sri Andal mentioned as ‘Koodarai Vellum Seer Govinda’ which means she shared sweets to mark the end of […]

Dhanu Sankranti 2019 | Dhanur Sankramana Punyakalam Timings

Dhanu Sankranti, Dhanu Sankraman, is an auspicious on which Surya Bhagavan enters into Dhanu Rashi from Vrischika Rashi i.e. Sun transits into Sagittarius zodiac from Scorpio zodiac. In 2019, Dhanu Sankranti date is December 16, Monday. Dhanu Sankramana marks the beginning of Dhanurmasam, which is an auspicious month for Vaishnava sect of Hindus who worship […]

Pashana Chaturdashi

Pashana Chaturdashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Jagannath and other Vishnu avatars. In 2019, Pashana Chaturdashi date is December 10. Pashana Chaturdashi falls on fourteenth day of bright half in Margashirsha Month (Agahan Sudi Chaudas). This day is also popular as Shastriya Dattatreya Jayanti. This day is a celebration in Puri Jagannath Temple. […]

Subramanya Sashti 2019

Subramanya Sashti is one of the major festivals dedicated to Lord Subramanya, who is also known Kartikeya, Murugan, Shanmukha and Skanda. In 2019, Subramanya Sashti date is December 2. 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 […]

Datta Jayanti 2019 | Dattatreya Jayanthi

Datta Jayanti (Guru Dattatreya Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Dattatreya) is observed on Margashirsha Purnima, the full moon day in Margashirsha Month. In 2019, Datta Jayanti date is December 11. In fact, Datta Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi in Margashirsh month. Dattatreya, the son of Anasuya and Atri Maharshi, is considered as Trimurti Avatar, […]

Anaghashtami 2019 | Anagha Vratham

Anaghashtami Vrata (Anagha Vratham) is an auspicious vratam dedicated to Lord Dattatreya and Goddess Lakshmi who are none other than Anagha Swamy & Anagha Devi. In 2019, Anaghashtami date is December 19. It is even more auspicious if the devotee performs the vratha under ‘Ashwatha Vriksha’ (Banyan Tree). Though Ashtami in Krishna Paksha of each […]

Kurma Dwadashi 2020

Kurma Dwadasi is a vrat dedicated to Kurma avatara of Lord Vishnu. Kurma Avatar (tortoise incarnation) is the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu among the Lord’s Dashavatara. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwadashi in Poush month. In 2020, Kurma Dwadasi date is January 7, the following day of Vaikunta Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadasi / Putrada Ekadashi). […]

Arudra Darshan 2020 | Aruthra Darshanam

Lord Shiva as Chandrashekhara

Arudra Darshan (Arudra Darisanam) is an auspicious event celebrated in Margali Masam. Arudra Darshan, Arudra Darisanam, is a festival dedicated to the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva (Shiva Tandava). The dancing form of Shiva is known as Natarajar Swamy. In 2020, Arudra Darshan date is January 10 and December 30. Arudra Darshan festival is celebrated on […]

Masik Sankranti 2020 | Monthly Sankranti dates | Masa Sankranthi Vratham

Masik Sankranti (Masa Sankranti) is the Transition of Sun from one sign to another sign (Surya Sankramana from one Rashi to another). In a Gregorian calendar, Masik Sankranti begins with Makar Sankranti (Transition of Sun from Dhanu Rashi to Makara Rashi) and ends with Dhanu Sankranti (Transition of Sun from Vrischika Rashi to Kumbha Rashi). […]