Pashana Chaturdashi

Pashana Chaturdashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Jagannath and other Vishnu avatars. In 2020, Pashana Chaturdashi date is December 28. Pashana Chaturdashi falls on fourteenth day of bright half in Margashirsha Month (Agahan Sudi Chaudas). This day is also popular as Shastriya Dattatreya Jayanti. This day is a celebration in Puri Jagannath Temple. […]

Vishnu Saptami 2020

Vishnu Saptami is performed on the seventh day of bright half of Margashirsha Month. In 2020, Vishnu Saptami date is December 21. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshipped on Vishnu Saptami as a great symbolic significance – Vishnu is none other than Shiva and vice versa. Shodashopachara Puja is offered to Lord. Special food […]

Kurala Panchami

Kurala Panchami is an auspicious festival celebrated in Odisha. It falls in Margashirsha Month. In 2020, Kurala Panchami date is December 19. Kurala Panchami falls on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Margashirsha Month as per Odiya Calendar. It is a festival dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. To welcome the Goddess into their homes, women draw rangoli designs […]

Vyanjan Dwadashi 2020

Vyanjan Dwadashi is an auspicious Dwadashi Vrata which is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Dwadashi (12th day in bright fortnight in Margasheesha Month). In 2020, Vyanjan Dwadashi date is December 26. Vyanjan Dwadashi marks the beginning of ‘Khichdi bhog’ offering to Sri Radharaman Dev (Lord Sri Krishna). It is mainly celebrated in all Shri Krishna Temples […]

Vivah Panchami 2020

Vivah Panchami is a festival on which the marriage of Lord Ram and Sita, Sitarama Vivaha, is celebrated. In 2020, Vivah Panchami date is December 19. It falls on fifth day in Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha Month. It is mainly celebrated in Mithilanchal region and some other parts of North India. In Janakpur of Nepal, […]

Bhadra Chatushtaya Vrata

Bhadra Chatushtaya Vrata is observed in one of these months – Phalgun Maas, Jyeshta Maas, Bhadrapada Maas or Margashirsha Maas. It is a three-month-long vrata begins on Phalgun Shukla Dwitiya / Jyeshta Shukla Dwitiya / Bhadrapada Shukla Dwitiya / Margashirsha Shukla Pratipada. This is observed mainly by women. The merits of this vrata include – […]

Alavana Tritiya

Alavana Tritiya is observed in any month – Vaishakh Month, Bhadrapada Month, Margashirsha Month, on Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi. This is mainly observed by women. Upavaas (Fasting) is observed on Dwitiya day and on Tritiya, the performer consumes the meals without salt (Alavana). Gauri Pooja is also performed on this day. It is also considered […]

How to celebrate Yellu Amavasya

One of the major festivals of Karnataka is Yellu Amavasya or Ellu Amavasya. It is the main festival of the farming community of the region of northern Karnataka. This grand festival is strongly believed to be the biggest occasion according to Hindu religion. The festival is celebrated to marks the end of the Kharif season […]

Yellu Amavasya | Ellu Amavasi

Yellu Amavasya or Ellu Amavasi largely marks the perfect culmination of the Kharif season cross India. It is observed on new moon day in December-January. The villagers along with their family members, relatives and friends on this auspicious day visit the Maruto temple in the early morning. They do prayers and perform rituals according to […]

Kala Bhairava Ashtami 2018 | Mahakal Bhairav Astami

Kala Bhairava Ashtami, also known as Mahakal Bhairav Astami or Kalabhairav Jayanti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Kalabhairav, fierce form of Lord Shiva. In 2018, Kalabhairavashtami (Kalbhairav Jayanti) date is November 29. It is observed on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Margashirsh month as per traditional North Indian Hindu calendar. As per the other […]