Bhishma Panchak 2019 | Bheeshma Panchaka Vratam during Kartik Month

Bhishma Panchak Vrat, also known as bheeshma panchakam, is a 5-day vow or observance dedicated to Bhishma. In 2019, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 8 and ends on November 12. Usually, it begins on Utthana Ekadasi or Prabhodini and ends on Kartik Purnima day. During these five festive days in Kartik month, devotees worship Lord […]

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 […]

Panchuka, Bagapanchuka | Five auspicious days of Kartika Month in Orissa

Panchuka (Panchaka vrat | Bagapanchuka vrata) is observed during the last five days in Kartika month mainly in Odisha. In 2017, Panchuka vrat starts on 31 October and ends on November 4. Panchuka starts on Bodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima festival. Kartik Purnima marks the ending of Panchuka or Bagapanchuka vrata. During Panchaka, especially […]

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 […]

Bhishma Dwadashi 4 February 2012, Last day of Bhishma Panchaka Vrata

Today, 4 February 2012 is Bhishma Dwadasi. 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. Devotees who have started their Ekadashi vrata would break their fast on Bhishma Dwadashi by performing special puja to Lord […]