Important Festivals in Vaisakha Masam – Auspicious Days in Vaisakha Month in May 2009

Vaisakha Shukla Saptami – Vidyaranya Jayanti and Gangothpatthi:
Vaisakha Shukla Saptmai is celebrated as Vidyaranya Jayanti and Gangothpatthi. Vidyaranya Swamy was one of the frontline Hindu saints and considered as great as Jagadguru Aadi Shankaracharya. Gangothpatthi is the day to celebrate the arrival of the holy River Ganga on to the earth. In 2009, Vidyaranya Jayanti and Gangothpatthi are celebrated on May 1, Friday.

Vaisakha Shukla Astami – Goddess Bhagalamukhi Mata Jayanti:
Goddess Bhagalamukhi Devi is one of the manifestations or forms of Durga Devi. Bhagalamukhi Devi is also considered as one of the Dasamahavidya Matas. In 2009, Bhagalamukhi Jayanti is celebrated on May 2, Saturday.

Vaisakha Shukla Navami – Vasista Rushi Jayanti:
Vasista Jayanti is observed on Vaisakha Shukla Navami. Vasista was one of the Saptarshis (seven great sages). He was the Guru for Survanshi Kingdom. He was Brahmas Manas Puthra (son) and very noble rishi. Vasista rushi, the husband of Arundathi (great pativrata), has remarkable role in Ramayana.

Vaisakha Shukla Ekadasi – Mohini Ekadasi and Sri Rama Satya Narayana Swamy Kalyanam in Annavaram:
Vaisakha Sukla Ekadasi is observed as Mohini Ekadasi. On this day, Sri Rama Satyanarayana Swamy Kalyanam is held in Annavaram temple (Andhra Pradesh). Observance of Sri Satya Narayana Vrata is the ritual or puja of the day. In 2009, Mohini Ekadasi and Rama Satyanarayana Swamy Kalyanam are celebrated on May 5, Tuesday.

Vaisakha Shukla Chaturdasi – Narasimha Jayanti and Vyasa Jayanti:
Lord Narasimha, one of the dasavataras (ten incarnations) of Lord Vishnu, was incarnated or appeared at Pradosha time on this day. This day is also celebrated as Vyasa Jayanti. In 2009, Nrusimha Jayanti and Vyasa Jayanti are celebrated on May 7, Thursday.

Vaisakha Purnima – Maha Vaisakhi and Annamacharya Jayanti:
Vaisakha Purnima is one of the most auspicious days in Vaisakha mas. Observance of Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Vishnu Pujas are preferred on this day. This day is the birthday of Thallapaka Annamacharya (Annamayya) hence celebrated as Annamacharya Jayanti. In 2009, Vaisakha purnima falls on May 9, Saturday.

Vaisakha Bahula Padyami – Narada Jayanti:
Vaisakha Bahula Padyami is observed as Narada Jayanthi. The great sage Narada muni, the son of Lord Brahma, has a remarkable role in Hindu Puranas and other epics. The date of Narada Jayanti in 2009 is May 10, Sunday.

Vaisakha Bahula Dashami – Hanuman Jayanti:
Mighty Lord Hanumans birthday is celebrated on Vaisakha Bahula Dashami. Hanuman Jayanti date varies from region to region – Hanuman Jayanti celebrated on Chaitra Poornima day in North India whereas it is celebrated as Hanuman Vijayotsavam in South India. South Indian people celebrate this day as Hanuman Jayanti.

The date of Hanuman Jayanti in 2009 is May 19, Tuesday. It is considered as utmost auspicious as Hanuman Jayanti falls on Tuesday in 2009.

Vaisakha Bahula Ekadasi – Apara Ekadasi:
Vaisakha Bahula Ekadasi is observed as Apara Ekadasi. Observance of Apara Ekadasi vrata gives the benefit of visiting all pilgrimages. Recitation of Vishnu stotra, japa, observance of fasting are considered as auspicious on Apara Ekadasi day. The date of Apara Ekadasi in 2009 is May 20, Wednesday.

Vaisakha Amavasya – Vata Savitri Vratam:
Vata Savitri Vratam is observed on Vaisakha Amavasya day. Vaisakha Amavasya is also called as Vajasaneyi Amavasya. Vata Savitri Vrat is observed by married women for their husbands good health. This Vrat is observed by almost all Hindu women. The date of Vat Savitri Vrat in 2009 is May 24, Sunday.

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