Vagh Baras 2019 | Wagh Baaras Festival in Gujarat

Vagh Baras (Wagh Baaras) is observed on Dwadasi day in second half of Aso month. In 2019, Vagh Baras date is October 25. Vagh Baras is also referred as Govatsa Dwadashi and Guru Dwadasi. In Gujarati language, Vagh means repaying ones financial debts. On this day people clear their khata (ledgers) and enter into new […]

Gujarati New Year 2019 | Nutan Varsh | Bestu Varsh 2019 in Gujarat

Gujarati New Year or New Year day in Gujarat is celebrated on the day after Diwali. It is referred as Hindu Vikram Samvatsar. Gujarati New Year 2019 date as per Gujarati Panchang is October 28. The year 2019-2020 marks the Vikram Samvat 2076. New Year in Gujarat is also known as Nutan Varsh or Bestu […]

Labh Pancham 2018 | Laakheni Panchami | Saubhagya Panchami

Labh Pancham (Laakheni Panchami, Saubhagya Panchami) is the final day of Diwali festival. In 2018, Labh Pancham date is November 12. It is observed on Panchami, fifth day during Kartik month. Labh Pancham is considered as an auspicious day to perform or start business activities. On this day, businessmen open their accounts after performing Lakshmi […]

Annakut Puja on Nutan Varsh in Gujarat

Annakut Puja is the most observed ritual on Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh (Gujarati New Year). It is observed on Kartik Sud 1, next day to Diwali, mainly in Gujarat. In 2019, Annakut date is October 28, as per many standard Gujarati calendars. In all mandirs, Annakut is offered to the deities on this auspicious day. […]

Annakut 2018 | Annakut Puja in Gujarat on Kartik Sud 1

Annakut Puja is an important ritual to observe on Nutan Varsh (Gujarati New Year) i.e. on Kartik Sud 1, 1st day of Kartik maas in Gujarati calendar. In 2018, Annakut date is November 8. It is the fourth day of Diwali celebrations. In all temples across Gujarat, annakut is offered to the deities. It is […]

Govatsa Dwadashi 2019 | Nandini Vrat

Govatsa Dwadashi (Nandini Vrat) is observed on Krishna paksha Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per North Indian calendars. In 2019, Govatsa Dwadasi date is October 25. As per other calendars, this festival falls on Krishna Dwadasi day in Ashwin month. This fast observed by women for longer life of their sons. The legend and the […]

Hanuman Puja during Diwali

Hanuman Puja during Diwali is an auspicious ritual for some communities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. In 2019, Diwali Hanuman Puja date is October 26. It is observed on Kali Choudas (Narak Chaturdashi). On Kali Choudas, Kali Puja, Kali Yantra Puja, and Narak Chautdashi Tharpan Puja are also performed. Hanuman […]

Diwali Rituals and Customs

Do you know that various interesting rituals and traditions are attached to the festival of diwali? This five day long festival is celebrated with lot of fun and excitement and people exchange gilts, sweets! The various rituals of diwali festival are mentioned below- have a look! The first day of diwali is popular with the […]

Kali Chaudas Puja during Diwali Festival in Gujarat

Kali Chaudas (Kali Choudash Puja) is observed on the 14th day in Ashwin month mainly in Gujarat. In 2017, Kali Chaudas date is October 18. This is the second day of Diwali festival. It is observed on the day before Diwali and the day after Dhanteras. Goddess Kali is worshipped on Kali Chaudas day. Diwali […]