Dasi Parashrami in Mahabharata (Mother of Vidura)

Story of Dasi Parashrami in Mahabharata, who is Dasi Parashrami? Dasi Parashrami is a serving maid in Hasthinapur kingdom at Queen Satyavati. Due to the untimely death of King Vichitravirya, her queens – Ambika and Ambalika were got the pregnancy with Maharshi Veda Vyasa in Niyog procedure. Along with Ambika and Ambalika, Vyasa also operated […]

How Ganapathi made a speedier round of the world?

How Ganapathi made a speedier round of the world? How Ganesha made round of Lord Shiva and Parvati? Once sage Narada offered a very celestial mango fruit to Lord Shiva. Both his children Ganapathi and Subrahmanya wanted that fruit. Narada suggested that the one who travels all round the world first should get this fruit. Both Ganapathi […]

Importance of Monthly Shraddha Rituals

A Shradha carried out with devotion pleases the entire world including human beings, Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Ashwini Kumars, Surya, Agni, Vasugana, Marudgana, Vishwadeva, Pitragana, birds, animals, reptiles, sages and of course the dead ancestors. Moonless and eighth day in the darker phase of every lunar month are considered the best days for offering oblations to […]

Chittaramma Jathara in Gajularamaram, Hyderabad

Chittaramma Jathara is a popular temple festival held at Gujalaramarama Temple, Hyderabad. In 2021, Chittaramma Jathara date is January 24, Sunday. Chittaramma Brahmotsavam begins on 22 January and ends on 29 January. Chittaramma Jathara is celebrated in Pushya Masam as per traditional Telugu calendar. Thousands of devotees throng the temple to offer special pujas to […]

Sankashti 31 January 2021 | Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day to perform Ganesha Pujan. In January 2021, Sankashti Chaturthi dates are 2 January, Saturday and 31 January, Sunday. Sankashti Chaturthi – 2 January 2021 This Sankashti falls in Margashirsha Month as per Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. And it falls in Poush Month […]

Samba Dashami 2021 | Samba Dasami or Surya Puja in Odisha

Samba Dashami vrat, also known as Surya Puja, is observed on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha in Pausha Month in Odisha. In 2021, Samba Dashami date or Surya Puja date is January 23. This festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwan, mainly observed in Odisha. Legends or Samba Dasami Vrat Katha say that Samba, the […]

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2021

Tailang Swami Jayanti, birth anniversary of Trailanga Swami (Telang Swami) falls on Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. In 2021, Tailang Swami Jayanti date is January 24. Tailang Swami was a Hindu Yogi known for his spiritual powers who lived in Varanasi. According to many sources, Trailanga Swami lived to be 280 years old, residing at Varanasi between […]

Banadashtami 2021 | Banada Ashtami the beginning day of Banashankari Navratri in Badami Temple

Banadashtami marks the beginning of Banashankari Navratri at Badami Temple, Karnataka’s Bagalkot district. In 2021, Banadashtami date is January 21. Banashankari Navratri is celebrated till January 28. Goddess Banashankari is a manifestation of Shakti, the Mother Goddess is worshipped during the festival. It falls on eighth day in Pousha Maasa in Kannada calendar. Also known […]

Rathotsava in Banashankari Temple, Bangalore

Rathotsava in Banashankari Temple, Bangalore is one of the biggest festivals. In 2021, Rathotsava date in Banashankari Temple is January 28. The Car festival of the temple is held on Pushya Purnima day according to the Shaivagama system. Banashankari Temple in Bangalore is one of the popular temples in the city of gardens, Bengaluru in […]

Story: Garuda and Maninaga

You have already been told about the great snake (naga) Ananta. Ananta had a son named Maninaga. Garuda was the enemy of the snakes and the snakes were all afraid of Garuda. Maninaga began to pray to Shiva. Having pleased Shiva, he obtained the boon that Garuda would be able to do him no harm. […]

Kua Pujan Muhurat 2021 | Jal Pujan Muhurat

Kua Pujan Muhurat (Jal Pujan Muhurat) is an auspicious timing for ‘Jal Pujan’ which is performed after child birth asaucham (Purudu). According to traditions of many castes and sections, Kua Pujan is performed to conclude the Asaucham of child birth in a family. Here, we are giving some muhurat for Kua Pujan, so that you […]

Religious Significance of Yamuna River

What is the religious significance of Yamuna River? Why Yamuna River is considered an important river as per Hindu Dharma? Yami, the goddess of the river Yamuna, is the sister of Yama, god of death, and the daughter of Surya, the Sun god, and his wife Saranyu. Yamuna, referred to respectfully as Yamunaji, holds a […]

Dharmanath Beej 2021

Dharmanath Beej is a Jain festival celebrated on the second day of Magh Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2021, Dharmanath Beej date is February 13. Dharmanth Beej is celebrated every year to commemorate the initiation of Shri Dharmanth, the son of Shri Machindranath belonging to the Navnath community, by Shri Gorakshanath. Dharmanath was the […]

Panchang | 31 January 2021

Panchang of 31 January 2021 displays Tithi of 31 January 2021, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 31 January 2021. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, माघ मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, तृतीया तिथि, पूर्वाफाल्गुनी नक्षत्र, शोभन – अतिगण्ड योग, वणिज – विष्टि करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 7:10 AM Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 6:00 PM Chandrodayam (Moonrise) […]

Panchang | 30 January 2021

Panchang of 30 January 2021 displays Tithi of 30 January 2021, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 30 January 2021. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, माघ मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, द्वितीय तिथि, मघा नक्षत्र, सौभाग्य योग, तैतिल – गरज करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 7:10 AM Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 5:59 PM Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 7:37 […]

Panchang | 29 January 2021

Panchang of 29 January 2021 displays Tithi of 29 January 2021, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 29 January 2021. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, माघ मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, प्रतिपदा तिथि, आश्लेषा नक्षत्र, आयुष्मान योग, बालव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 7:11 AM Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 5:58 PM Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 6:33 PM Chandrastamayam […]

Panchang | 28 January 2021

Panchang of 28 January 2021 displays Tithi of 28 January 2021, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 28 January 2021. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, पौष मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा तिथि, पुष्य नक्षत्र, प्रीती योग, विष्टि – बव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 7:11 AM Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 5:57 PM Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 5:30 […]

Kankalamurthi (Gangalamurti): Lord Shiva wearing Skulls, Bones

Shiva Jalabhishekam

Gangalamurti (Kankalamurthi), is the form of Lord Shiva. As the Lord Shiva is known as the destroyer, his immense power to destroy the unrest and evil forces in the human race is highlighted in this form Lord Shiva. He is not only known as the destructor of the evil forces in the human race, but […]

Jaya, Vijaya | Gatekeepers of Vaikunta

As per ancient puranas, Jaya and Vijaya are the two divine gatekeepers of Vaikunta, the divine abode of Lord Vishnu. Due to the curse, they were born in the earth as enemies of Lord Vishnu, and killed by their master Vishnu, and finally reached their place and serving the Lord again in the Vaikunta as […]

Amavasya February 2021 date, Time

Amavasya in February 2021, No Moon, is known as Phalguna Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. Amavasya February 2021 date is February 11, Thursday. It is Magha Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. Holy dip or performing punya snan on this Amavasya in Triveni Sangam of Allahabad, Haridwar, and Varanasi is highly […]