Linga Daana Nomu (Vratham of donating ShivaLingams)

Linga Daana Nomu is a vrat of donating Shiva Lingams. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Telugu calendar. There is a special song dedicated to this vratham which is sung daily during Karthika Masam. And on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Kartik Month, the Lingams are donated to a Brahmin. Linga Daana Nomu Song […]

Karthika Somavar Vrata 2022 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2022, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31 and November 7 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham […]

Kartik Masa Vrata – Pujas & Rituals during Karthik Month

Karthika masam or Kartik month is the most auspicious month amongst all 12 Hindu months. According to Hindus, pujas, rituals, other auspicious and prosperous celebrations during Kartik month give them great pleasure and happiness in life because this is the most favorite month for both of the Supreme Gods Lord Vishnu and Shiva. They believe that praying […]


Goshtashtami is an auspicious vrata observed in Kartik Month and is dedicated to Gomata. In 2022, Goshtashtami Vrata date is November 1. It falls on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Kartika Masam in Hindu calendar. According to a legend, Nanda Maharaj sent his kids Krishna and Balarama to herd the cows for the first time on […]

Rajyapti Dashami Vrata

Rajyapti Dashami Vrat is an auspicious yet a rarely observed Vrata. It is observed in Kartik Month of Hindu Calendar. Rajyapti Dashami Vrat begins on Shukla Paksha Dashami in Kartik Maas. In the form of ten Gods, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in this vrata. For this Vrata, Gold or silver made Vishnu idol is offered […]

Rudra Lakshavarti Vrat

Rudra Lakshavarti Vrat is observed in any of these months – Vaishakh Month, Shravan Month, Kartik Month or Magh Month. This Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One lakh diyas are lighted in front of Shivling. The wicks of these diyas are dipped in cow ghee and the diyas are filled with the ghee. Rudra […]

Sodari Tritiya

Sodari Tritiya is observed on the following day of Bhatru Dwitiya in Karthik Month. In 2021, Sodari Tritiya date is November 7. It falls on third day of bright half of Kartik Month (Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Kartik Month). On Bhatru Dwitiya day, sisters offer meals with special recipes to brothers. It is believed on […]

Dampatya Ashtami 2022 | Dampat Ashtami

Dampatya Ashtami vrat is observed on eighth day in dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) of Kartik Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2022, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date is October 17. It coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Ashwin Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars. The main purpose of Dampatya Ashtami vrat is […]

Trilochana Gauri Vratam

‘Trilochana Gauri Vratam’ is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Gauri. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Hindu calendar. In 2020, Trilochana Gauri Vratham date is November 17. It is also celebrated as Vishnu Tritiya Vratham. This Vrata falls on the third day of bright half of Kartik Month (Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Kartika […]

Agni Shashti

Agni Shashti is a vrata observed in Kartik Month. In 2020, Agni Shashti date is November 20. As the name suggests this vrata is dedicated to Agni Bhagavan. It falls on Shashti in Shukla Paksha in Karthika Masam as per Hindu calendar. This vrata is not popularly observed in this modern times but had great […]

Rudra Vrata

Rudra Vrata is an auspicious vrata yet a rare vrata. This Vrata is observed in Jyeshta Month of Hindu Calendar. Rudra Vrat falls on Ashtami and Chaturdashi of both Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha of Jyeshta Maas. Shri Rudra Devta (Lord Shiva) is worshipped during this Vrata. Fasting is an important aspect of Rudra Vrata. […]

Lakshavarti Vrat

Lakshavarti Vrat is an auspicious austerity to start in any of these three months – Vaishakh Maas, Kartik Maas or Magh Maas. Vaishakh Maas is considered highly auspicious and meritorious to begin this Vrata. Lakshavarti Vrat is performed from Purnima day for three months. If anyone begins this Vrata in Vaishakh Purnima, then it ends […]

Naga Vrat

Naga Panchami

Naga Vrat falls in Kartik Maas. This is an auspicious austerity dedicated to Sarpadevata (Nagadevta). In 2020, Naga Vrata date is November 18. This Vrata is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Kartik Month as per all Hindu Calendars. Fasting is observed on this day. Nagadevtas are offered flowers and special naivedyams. Special pujas are […]

Bilva Laksha Vrat (Laksha Bilva Vratham)

Bilva Laksha Vrat (Laksha Bilva Vratham) is observed in any of these months – Vaishakh Month, Shravan Month, Kartik Month or Magh Month. This Vrat is performed by men or women. One lakh or one crore diyas are lighted in front of Shivling. The Bilva wicks of these diyas are dipped in cow ghee and […]

Ayudh Vrat | Ayudha Vratham

Ayudh Vrat is observed from Shravan Maas for four months (Shravan Maas, Bhadrapad Maas, Ashwin Maas and Kartik Maas). In 2020, Ayudh Vrat begins on July 21 and ends on December 14. In this Vrata, Lord Vishnu’s four weapons (Ayudha) namely Shankh, Chakra, Gada and Padma are worshipped. These four weapons signify Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna […]

Uma Maheshwara Puja 2020 | Uma Maheshwari Vratam

Uma Maheshwara - Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi

Uma Maheshwara Puja (Uma Maheshwari Vrata) is a highly meritorious vrata dedicated to the divine couple – Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In 2020, Uma Maheshwara Puja date is September 2. Uma Maheshwara Puja is mainly observed on Bhadrapada Purnima, the Full Moon day in Bhadrapada Month in Hindu calendar. According to Tamil beliefs, Uma […]

Dharani Vrata

Dharani Vrata is an auspicious puja dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In 2020, Dharani Vrata dates – November 26 and 27. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi and Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. ‘Dharni’ means the Earth. Bhudevi (Bhumata) is also worshipped during Dharni Vrat along with […]