Sonth | Chaitr Sankrat

Sonth marks the beginning of Chaitra Month in Kashmiri Hindu Calendar (Saptarshi Panchang). In 2019, Sonth date is March 22. Sonth also marks the onset of spring. Chaitra Sankrat, mostly popular as Sonth, has very significant history of rituals and traditions. A particular set of items are kept overnight to see them in the morning […]

Chetar Choudas

Chetar Choudas is one of the festivals and auspicious days celebrated in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. In 2019, Chetar Choudas date is April 4. Chetar Choudas falls on the 14th day of dark fortnight in Chaitr Month of Kashmiri Panchang (Saptarshi era – Kashmiri Hindu Calendar). In several areas of Kashmir, fairs or Melas […]

Tila Aetham | Tila Ashtami | Teil Atham

Tila Aetham (Teil Atham / Tila Ashtami) is celebrated as a culmination of Shivaratri festival in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. In 2019, Tila Aetham date is March 14. Tila Aetham is celebrated on the 8th day of the bright fortnight of Phalgun Month (Phalguna Shukla Ashtami tithi). On this occasion, puja is offered to […]

Navreh Mavas

Navreh Mavas is celebrated in Kashmir, mainly by Kashmiri Pandits. It falls on the last day of Hindu calendar (Saptarshi Panchang – Kashmiri Hindu Calendar). In 2019, Navreh Mavas date is April 5. Navreh Mavas is the 15th day of dark fortnight of Chaitra Month, a day before Navreh (Kashmiri New Year). This day has […]