Bhishma Dwadashi 2019

Bhishma Dwadashi or Bheeshma Dvadasi is observed on Magha Shukla Dwadashi, the day after Bhishma Ekadashi. In 2019, Bhishma Dwadashi date is February 17. Bhishma Dwadashi is an auspicious day during when devotees break their Bhishma Ekadasi vrat upvaas.¬†It is believed that Pandvas observed the final rituals and rites for Bhishma pithamaha who died on […]

Bhishma Dwadashi, 11 February 2014

Today, 11¬†February 2014 is Bhishma Dwadashi. Bhishma Dwadashi is an auspicious Dwadasi vrata observed on Shukla Paksha dwadasi in Magh month. It marks the end of Bhishma Panchak Vrata which begins on Bhishma Ashtami (But most devotees observe Bhishma Panchakam from Bhishma Ekadashi to Magha Purnima). Devotees who have started their Ekadashi vrata would break […]

Bhishma Panchaka Vrata

The last five days of Shukla Paksha (bright half) of Magha Month are traditionally known as Bhishma Panchaka or Vishnu Panchaka Vrata. Bhishma Pitamaha observed fasting for these five days in order to give up his life. In 2014, Bhishma Panchaka Vrata begins on February 10 and ends on February 14 in Magha Masam. As […]