Aashin 2019 | Aashin Mash in Bengali Calendar

Aashin month or Ashwin maas or Aashin mash is the sixth month in Bengali calendar. Bengali Aashin month 2019 starts on September 19 and ends on 18 October. Aashin is the important and major month for the people of Bengal during which many biggest festivals like Mahalaya and Durga Puja are celebrated. This Aashin Mash […]

Ashwin Purnima 2019 | Ashwayuja Pournami

Purnima, the full moon day in October 2019 falls in the Hindu month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja. In 2018, Ashwin Purnima date is October 13. Ashwin Purnima is also called as Sharad Purnima as it marks the beginning of Sharad ritu. On Ashwin Purnima, Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is celebrated in North Indian states. Kaumudi Puja […]

Papankusa Ekadashi 2018

Papankusa Ekadashi, also known as Padmanabha Ekadasi, is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in the month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (September – October). Papankusha Ekadashi 2018 date is October 20. The legend and significance or glory of Papankusa Ekadashi vrata is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhishtira. Read […]

Vagh Baras 2018 | Wagh Baaras Festival in Gujarat

Vagh Baras (Wagh Baaras) is observed on Dwadasi day in second half of Aso month. In 2018, Vagh Baras date is November 4. 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 […]

Kumar Purnima 2019 in Odisha

Kumar Purnima is the festival celebrated on the full moon day during Ashwina month in Odisha. In 2019, Kumar Purnima date is October 13. On this day, unmarried girls and boys worship Janha Mamu (the Moon God). This puja is also called as Kaumudi Puja. Kaumudi is the other name of Moon. Kumar Purnima is […]

GajaLakshmi Puja in Odisha | Gajalaxmi Pooja on Ashwin Purnima

Gajalakshmi Puja is the main ritual of Sharad Purnima, the Full Moon day in the month of Aswina (September – October). In 2019, Gajalakshmi puja date is October 13. This is the most celebrated festival in Orissa. The worship of Lakshmi varies from place to place. In some places, Gaja Lalshmi Puja is performed on […]

Dhanvantari Jayanti 2017

Dhanvantari Jayanthi (Dhanvanthari Jayanti or Dhanwantari Jayanti), birthday of Lord Dhanvanthari, is observed on the third day during Diwali festival. In 2017, Dhanvantari Jayanti date is October 17. It is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanteras. On the day of Dhan teras people worship Goddess Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, […]

Matamaha Shraddha, Dauhitra Shraddha: Shraddha rituals to Maternal Grandfather

Matamaha Shraddh or Dauhitra Shraddh is observed on the day after Mahalaya Amavasya. In 2015, Matamaha Shraddha date is October 13. It falls on the first day (Padyami – Pratipada) during the bright fortnight of Ashwin month. It is a shraddh ritual offered to maternal grandfather by the grandson. Dauhitra is performed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and […]

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja, Laxmi Vrat on Kojagiri Purnima

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is observed on Kojagiri Purnima, the Full moon day which falls after Durga Pooja in Ashwin month. In 2017, Kojagari Lakshmi Puja date is October 5. It is mainly observed in Eastern Indian states – Bengal, Orissa and Assam. Kojagari Vrat is also observed in Central Indian regions – Budelkhand and some parts of […]

Padmanabha Dwadashi vrata 2010 – Dwadasi dedicated to Lord Padmanabha

Padmanabha Dwadashi is observed on Ashwayuja Shukla Dwadashi just two days after the culmination day of Durga Navratri, Vijaya Dashami. In 2010, Padmanabha Dwadashi is observed on October 19. This vrata is dedicated to Lord Ananta Padmanabha Swamy. On this day, Anant Padmanabha swamy is worshipped in all Vaishnava temples (Vishnu temples). It is to be […]

Ayudha Puja | Astra Pooja

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. Ayudha Pooja is celebrated with utmost dedication in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day whereas in other states Ayudha pooja is one of the main events on […]