Pavitra baras is a special ritual observed by Vaishnava sect of Hindus. In 2019, Pavitra Baras date is August 12. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Dwadasi in Shravan Month.
On this day, Lord Sri Krishna or Vishnu is worshipped by offering Pavitra (cotton threads). It is widely observed ritual in Gujarat, some places of Maharashtra, and other North Indian states.
The similar ritual is observed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as Pavitrotsavam (Pavitrotsavam is a famous ritual in Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple).
As per ancient Hindu texts, there are different bhavas of Pavitra. Kesri coloured Pavitra represents satvik bhava, white and red represents rajas bhava, green coloured is tamas bhava and sky blue is nirguna bhava.
Panchang, 12 August 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, श्रावण मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, द्वादशी तिथि, पूर्वाषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, विष्कम्भ योग, कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:05 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)16:53 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:55
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 12:06
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 26:52*
Yoga Vishkambha – 10:20
Karana Kaulava – 24:53*
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 07:42 – 09:18
Gulika Kalam: 14:08 – 15:45
Yama Gandam: 10:55 – 12:31
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Shravan Mahina 2076
Malayalam Calendar – Karkidakam Month 1195 (Karkidaka Masam – Ramayana Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Shravana Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aadi Month (Aadi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Shraban Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Shrawan Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Shravana Masam (Shravanam)
Marathi Calendar – Shravan Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Shravan Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Amrita Kalam 21:39 – 23:23
Abhijit: 12:06 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:12 – 12:56
Durmuhurthams: 15:32 – 16:23
In 2018, Pavitra Baras date was August 24.