Today, 28 August 2014 is Hartalika Teej Vrat. It is also referred to Gauri Ganesha Festival.
It is a festival observed in North Indian states – Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Usually, Hartalika Teej is observed in Bhadrapada or Bhaadra month. In Andhra Pradesh Hartalika Teej is celebrated as Thadiya Gauri Vratham and in Karnataka it is observed as Swarna Gauri Vrata or Gowri Habba.
In 2014, Hartalika Teej Vrat falls in Aavani Masam of Tamil calendar, Chingam Masam of Malayalam calendar and Bhadra Month of Bengali calendar.
Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha, the story associated with this vrat, explains the legend of the importance and sanctity of the severe penance of Goddess Parvati Devi for Lord Shiva after Sati balidaan during Daksha Yagna.
Panchang on Hartalika Teej Vrat, 28 August 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:26 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:53
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)08:23 Chandrastama (Moonset)20:35
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Tritiya – 26:09*
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 11:30
Yoga Sadhya – 16:09
Karana Garaja – 26:09*
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 14:13 – 15:46
Gulika Kalam: 09:33 – 11:06
Yama Gandam: 06:26 – 07:59
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Bhadrapad Month, Telugu Month – Bhadrapada Masam, Kannada Month – Bhadrapada Masa, Marathi Month – Bhadrapad Maas, Gujarati Month – Bhadra Maas, Tamil Month – Avani Masam, Malayalam Month – Chingam Masam, Bengali Month – Bhadra Month.
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Abhijit: 12:14 – 13:04
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:43 – 22:28
Durmuhurthams: 15:34 – 16:23