Ashunya Shayana Vrat (Ashoonya Sayan Vratam), Vishnu Sayanotsav

Ashunya Shayan Vrat or Shoonya Sayan Vratam is the festival observed during Shravan month. Ashunya Sayana Vrata is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Ashunya Shayan Vrat is observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or Vidiya. In 2019, Ashoonya Shayan Vrat date as per North Indian calendar is July 18. As per Andhra Pradesh, […]

Hariyali Teej in Shravan month at Bihariji Temple, Vrindavan

Haryali Teej is celebrated in Shravan month with lot of gusto in Banke Bihariji temple, Vrindavan. In 2019, Haryali Teej date is August 3. In the evening of Haryali Amavasya Teej Lord Bihariji is taken out of Sanctum Sanctorum for very auspicious Jhoolan Yatra. Many special pujas and rituals are done to please Lord Bihariji […]

Kajari Purnima 2019 | Kajri Poornima, Kajli Purnima

Kajari Purnima or Kajri Purnima, also known as Kajili Poornima or Kajli Poornima, is observed on the same day as Raksha Bandhan or Shravan Purnima. In 2019, Kajari Purnima date is August 15. Kajari Purnima is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. Kajili Purnima is an important festival for farmers and agricultural communities. […]

Jandhyala Purnima, Janai Poornima | Ritual of Changing Sacred Thread on Shravan Poornima

Jandhaya Purnima or Janai Poornima is the ritual observed on Shravana Pournami in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Jandhyala Purnima date is August 26. Jandhayla Purnima is called as Janai Purnima in Karnataka. Jandhyam means the Yagnopavitham or the Sacred Thread. Changing of Sacred Thread is performed on Jandhyala Purnima day. Jeerna Yagnopavitham (old Sacred Thread) is […]

Shravan Purnima (Shravana Pournami), Full Moon Day in Sawan Month

Shravan Purnima or Shravana Pournami, the Poornima day in Shravan month (July – August), is one of the most auspicious days as per Hinduism. Many auspicious pujas and rituals are observed during Sravana Purnima. In 2019, Shravan Purnima date is August 15. On the day of Shravan Purnima, Raksha bandhan is celebrated as a fond […]

How Bail Pola is celebratred – Rituals & Customs of Bail Pola

Bail Pola is celebrated in a pleasant atmosphere in villages. Farmers worship bullocks on Bail Pola. Vesana (rope) from the nostrils of Bullock is removed on the day before Pola festival. Haldi (Turmeric paste) with ground nut oil is applied on bullocks body. Water bath is given to bullocks after applying haldi paste. After the bath, bulls […]

Damodara Dwadashi | Shravana Shukla Dwadasi

Damodara Dwadashi or Damodar Dwadasi the auspicious day dedicated to Lord Damodara, one of the names of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu. Damodar Dwadashi falls on Dwadashi day during Shravan month, next day to Putrada Ekadashi. In 2019, Damodara Dwadashi date is August 12. On the day of Damodara Dwadashi, the fasting observed on Putrada […]

Garuda Panchami Puja | Puja procedure of Garuda Panchami Vrata

Garuda Panchami puja is dedicated to Garuda or Garuthmantha. Puja procedure of this puja involves very easy steps. First of all, sanctify the pooja room and place Garuda photo. Draw five Rangoli patterns or Kolam designs in front of the Garuda photo or idol. On the kolams, place a banana leaf or the sanctified cloth. […]

Mangala Gauri Vratam (Shravana Mangala Gowri Puja)

Mangala Gauri Puja (Mangal Gowri Vrata) is observed on Shravan Mangalvars (Tuesdays during Shravan month). Mangala Gauri Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Mangala Gauri, who is popularly known as Goddess Parvati Devi. In 2019, as per North Indian calendars, the dates to perform Mangal Gowri Puja are: 23 July, 30 July, 6 August and 13 […]

Shravana Masam Puja: Pooja Procedure during Shukla Paksha in Sawan Month

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Shravana Masam puja or pooja procedure in Sawan month is very different yet auspicious than other months in Hinduism. As we know the importance and significance of Shravan month, Shravana masa Shukla Paksha is highly auspicious fortnight. In 2019, Shukla Paksha in Shravan Month begins on August 2 and ends on August 15 with Shravan […]

Kajari Navami Puja (Kajri Navami Festival)

Kajari Navami puja, Kajri Navmi festival is observed on Navami in Shravan Month, the ninth day after Shravan Amavasya in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. In 2018, Kajari Navami puja date is August 19. The celebrations of Kajari Purnima begin on the Kajari Navami, Shravan Shukla Navami. On Kajli Navami day, women go to fields […]

Supaudana Vrat: Supoudan Shiva Puja during Shrawan month

Supaudana Vrat (Supoudan Vrata, Supodan Shiva Puja, Supodan Varna Sashti) is observed on Shukla Paksha Sashti in Shravan month. In 2019, Supaudana Vrata date is August 6. The vratha is observed on the next day of Nag Panchami. Supodan Vrata is dedicated to worship Lord Shiva. During the Supoudan Puja, Lord Shiva puja is performed with […]

Sheetla Saptami 2018

Sheetla Saptami or Sheetala Sapthami (Shitla Saptami) is the festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Devi, who is worshipped to get rid of the diseases like Small Pox and Chicken-Pox. In 2018, Sheetla Saptami date is August 17. Shithala Saptami is observed on Shukla Paksha Sapthami thithi during Shravan month. Goddess Sheetala Mata mainly worshipped in […]

Shravan Somavar Vrat, Sawan Somvar Vrata: Lord Shiva Puja on Mondays in Sawan Month

Sawan Somvar Vrat (Shravan Somvar Vrata) is an observance dedicated to Lord Shiva during the month of Shravan (July – August). Shravan Somwar Vrat 2019 dates in North Indian Hindi panchang are: July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12. In Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu Panchangam Shravana Somvar vrat 2019 dates are: August 5, […]

Nagpanchami rituals or Naga Panchami Puja, Nagara Panchami Celebrations

Naga Panchami (Nag Panchami Puja, Nagula Panchami), is observed on Panchami during Shravan month (July – August). In 2019, Naga Panchami date is August 5. Nag Chaturthi upvaas 2019 date is August 4. In Gujarat, Nag Panchami 2019 date is August 20. On Nagpanchami day, Naga Devatas (Serpent Gods) are worshipped and offered naivedya such […]

Rakhi Festival 2015, Raksha Bandhan Festival 2015 date

Rakhi for Rakshabandhan festival

Rakhi festival or Raksha Bandhan celebrated the eternal love and affection of brother and sister. In 2015, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival date is August 29. Rakhi Pournami festival is celebrated on Shravan Purnima (Full Moon day during Shravan month). In Hinduism, many festivals are associated with this concept but, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival […]

Mauna Panchami Vrat (Mouna Panchami Puja), Shravan Panchami

Mauna Panchami vrat is observed on Sawan Panchami day. In 2017, Mouna Panchami date is July 14. Mauna Panchami puja is widely observed in North India, especially during Shrabani Mela, held at Deoghar Bhaidyanath Dham. Moun means quietness or silence. In Hindu culture and way of living, Maun has special significance. On the day of […]

Pola or Bail Pola Festival – North Indian Festival of Bullocks

Pola or Bial Pola is one of the widely celebrated festivals dedicated to cattle in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of other North Indian states. Pola is celebrated on Pithroti Amavasya, the new moon day in Shravan month (August – September). In 2014, Pola or Bail Pola date is August 25. […]