Margazhi Masam 2019-2020 | Margali Month in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi masam or Margali masam or Margali maasa is the ninth month in traditional Tamil calendar. In 2019-2020, Margazhi month starts on 17 December 2019 and ends on 14 January 2020 (29 days). Margali masam is one of the auspicious Tamil months. During the month, temples are opened in the early morning and special pujas […]

Pavai Nonbu 2019-2020 | Margazhi Nombu, Margali Nombu

Goddess Andal

Pavai Nombu (Margazhi Nombu) is a month-long vrata observed during the Tamil month of Margazhi or Margali masam. In 2019- 2020, Pavai Nombu starts on 17 December 2019 and ends on 14 January 2020 (29 days). Mainly the Nombu is for kanyas or virgin girls who want to get good husbands and pleasant married life. […]

Vaikhanasa Deepam on Karthigai Pournami

Vaikhanasa Deepam is observed on the Karthigai Pournami day as per tamil calendar. In 2019, Vaikhanasa Deepam date is December 10. Karthigai Pournami or the full moon day in the Tamil karthigai masam is highly auspicious in South India. This day is also celebrated as Karthigai Deepam. Vaikhanasa is an important sect in Hinduism and […]

Vishnu Deepam, Sokkappanai: Karthigai Deepam Festival in Tamil Nadu

Vishnu Deepam is a festival observed on Pournami day in Karthigai masam as per the traditional Tamil panchangam. In 2019, Vishnu Deepam date is December 10. This day is a major auspicious occasion for Vaishnava sect of devotees. Vishnu Deepam is also observed as Karthigai Deepam. On this day, devotees clean their houses and temples […]

Yanai Pandigai in Mandyam Iyengar community, Tamil Nadu

Yanai Pandigai or Aanai Pandigai is a festival observed on the Poornima day in Karthikai month. In 2019, Yanai Pandigai date is December 10. Yanai Pandigai is popularly celebrated as Karthigai Deepam and Vishnu Deepam in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This festival is an important one for Mandyam Iyengars community. It is dedicated to elephants […]

Hanuman Vratham Puja Procedure | Hanumath Vrata Vidhanam

Navavatara Hanuman

Hanuman vratham is observed on Margasira Shukla Trayodashi. During Hanuman vratham, Lord Ganapati is worshipped before proceeding for Hanuman puja. In 2019, Hanumath Vratam date is December 9. Here is the Hanuman vratam puja procedure: In a sanctified puja mandapam, Lord Ganapati and Anjaneya idols are placed. The puja mandapam is decorated similarly to other […]

Legend of Hanumath Kalyanam | Why Lord Hanuman married Suvarchala

Suvarchala Sahitha Hanuman - Hanuman Marriage

This article gives us interesting information about the marriage of Lord Hanuman and Suvarchala. Suvarchala is the daughter of Surya Bhagavan. She was born from the luminescence (Varchas) of Surya and the world was unable to bear the luminescence of the Sun. At the same time, Lord Hanuman has accomplished his Vedic studies from his […]

Hanuman Puja Stotra, Mantra or Slokas to chant during Hanuman Puja

Hanuman puja mainly observed during Hanuman jayanthi and Hanuman vratam. Hanuman Chalisa, Hanuman Astakam and Hanumath stotram are important mantras recited or chanted during the puja. Here is a collection of Hanuman prayers: Hanuman Chalisa: Hanuman Chalisa is a 40-verse prayer composed by Sant Tulsidas. It is the popular prayer offered to Lord Hanuman. Here […]

Hanuman Vratham 2019

Hanuman Vratham

Hanuman Vratam is observed on Margashirsh Shukla Trayodasi. As per Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat it falls on Margashira Shudda Trayodashi. This vrata is observed for good health and prosperity. In 2019, Hanuman Vratham date is December 9. During Hanumath vratam, Lord Hanuman is worshipped with Shodashopachar puja. Hanuman vrat katha is recited […]

Hanumath Vratham Puja Muhurtham (Auspicious Time) – 9 December 2019

Hanuman Vratham

Hanumath Vratham Puja Muhurtham on 9 December 2019 (Auspicious Time for Hanumad Vratham) is mentioned here. On 9 December, Hanuman Vratham is being observed as per Telugu & Kannada calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Karnataka. Abhijit Muhurtham is an auspicious time for Hanumad Vratham Pooja. It is between 11.57 AM and 12.40 PM. […]

Tirupati Govindaraja Swamy Temple Festivals in December 2019

TTD will roll out following special festivals in the TTD local temple of Sri Govindaraja Swamy during December 2019: December 6, 23, 20, 27: On all Fridays’ procession of Sri Andal Ammavaru on mada streets in the evening. December 5: Procession of Ammavaru with Anjaneya Swamy on mada streets. December 10: Sri Thirumangaialwar Sattumora. December 11: Sri […]

Karthika Deepotsavam in Tirumala Temple – 11 December 2019

TTD is organising grand and colourful Karthika Deepotsavam at all TTD local temples on December 11, 2019. AT SRI KODANDARAMA SWAMY TEMPLE: The Karthika Deepams will be lighted at 5.30 pm. At 6.00pm new silks will be brought from Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple in a procession and later Kartika Deepa Asthanam will also be conducted […]

Surya Grahan 26 December 2019 in India, Timings of Solar Eclipse December 2019

Surya Grahan, Solar Eclipse will be taking place on 26 December 2019. It falls on Poush Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Margashirsha Amavasya in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada calendars. This Surya Grahan will take place in Moola Nakshatram and Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius Zodiac Sign / Moon Sign). It occurs in Makara […]

Surya Grahan Sutak Timings, 26 December 2019

Surya Grahan Sutak Timings, 26 December 2019 – Sutak Timings on 26 December 2019 during Surya Grahanam, Solar Eclipse. Generally, for Surya Grahan 9 hours before the Grahan is referred to as Surya Grahan Sutak (Inauspicious Time during Solar Eclipse). This Surya Grahan is a Sampurna Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse), but in India it will be visible as […]

Masik Vinayak Chaturthi 2020 dates

Monthly Vinayaka Chaturthi (Masik Vinayak Chaturthi) is the Ganesh Puja festival held monthly once other than Sankashti Ganesha Chaturthi. The Chaturthi (Fourth lunar day) which comes after Purnima (in Krishna Paksha) is known as Sankashtahara Chaturthi. And the one which comes after Amavasya (in Shukla Paksha) is referred to as Vinayak Chaturthi. Note – Monthly […]

Hindus commend London Catholic Church for hosting Hindu festival Diwali

Terming it as a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindus have applauded Archbishop of Southwark Most Reverend John Wilson for hosting Hindu festival of lights Diwali in Wimbledon Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Greater London. Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said […]

Shraddh, Pinda daana, Pithru Tharpanam on Grahan (Chandra Grahan, Surya Grahan)

Chandra Grahan, Surya Grahan are the most auspicious timings for Shraddh, Pinda daana, Pithru Tharpanam & other rituals related to dead ancestors. Shraddh rituals, Pinda Daana, Pithru Tharpanam on Grahan days (Chandra Grahan, Surya Grahan – Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse) is one of the highly meritorious deeds to be performed. Grahana Shanti Snana (bath), Daana […]

December 2019 Festivals at Skandagiri Temple, Hyderabad

Here is the list of December 2019 Festivals at Skandagiri Temple, Hyderabad. Skandagiri Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the famous temples in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana. The list of Festivals (Date, day, program and Timings) in December 2019 1 December 2019, Sunday (4 PM) – THIRUPPUGAZH (By Thiruppugazh Anbargal of […]

Panchang | 11 December 2019

Panchang of 11 December 2019 displays Tithi of 11 December 2019, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 11 December 2019. परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, मार्गशीर्ष मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, चतुर्दशी तिथि, रोहिणी नक्षत्र, सिद्ध योग, विष्टि करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:01 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:08 Chandrastama (Moonset)30:50 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha […]