Deepa Puja: Deep Pujan on Ashada Amavasya

Deepa Puja is an auspicious observance to perform on Ashada Amavasya day. In 2018, Deepa Puja or Diya Pooja date is August 11 in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendar Ashada Amavasya Deepa Puja was 13 July. On the day of Deepa Puja, people clean and decorate their houses. […]

Vyasa Purnima, Guru Pournami (Veda Vyasa Poornima)

Vyasa Purnima (Veda Vyas Poornima) or Guru Pournami is one of the most auspicious purnima days as per the Hinduism. In 2017, Vyas Purnima or Guru Pournami date is July 9. Some scriptures described that on Ashada Poornima day, Vyasa completed writing and editing the compilations of Chaturvedas. Thus, Ashada Poornima is also called as Vyas […]

Sayana Ekadasi, Deva Shayana Ekadashi, Padma Ekadasi (Ashadi Ekadashi)

Sayana Ekadashi, Devashayana Ekadashi, Padma Ekadasi, Vishnu Sayani Ekadashi is one of the most significant ekadashi upvaas. Shayana Ekadashi falls during the Shukla Paksha in the Ashada Month. In 2018, Devasayana Ekadasi Vrata date is July 23. Shayana Ekadasi is also referred as Maha Ekadashi in ‘Vajrotsava Chandrika’ and ‘Harivasara Ekadashi‘ in some other scriptures.This […]

Dakshinayanam, Pitrayana: (Karka Sankraman, Karkataka Sankranti)

Dakshinayanam (Pitrayana) is also referred as Karka Sankraman or Karkataka Sankranti. On this day, Sun enters into Karkataka (Karka) rashi (Cancer). In 2017, Dakshinayana starts on July 16 as per the South Indian Panchangams. According to North Indian calendars, Dakshinayana punya kaal starts on June 21, 2017. Karka Sankranthi or Karkataka Sankranti indicates ending of […]

Lakshmi Vratam: Shaaka Vratam, Ashada Shukravara Mahalaxmi Devi Vrata

Lakshmi Vratam, Shaaka Vratam is observed on every Shukravaram (Fridays) in Ashada masam. Lakshmi Vratam is also called as Ashada Shukravara Mahalaxmi Vrata. Beginning from the Ashada Shudda Dashami the vrata is observed for one month. Who are not able to observe Shaaka Vrata for the whole month will observe the vrata even for five […]

Bhanu Saptami (Vivaswat Saptami), Vaivasvata Saptami vrat

Vivaswat Saptami or Vaivasvata Saptami is the birthday of Vivaswatha Manu. He was born on Shukla Saptami in Ashada month. In 2017, Bhanu Saptami date is June 30. Vyvaswatha Saptami is also celebrated as Bhanu Saptami. Bhanu means the Sun God. Bhanu Saptami is the most auspicious Saptami day among all Saptamis. On Bhanu Saptami […]

Gopadma Vratam (Go Padma Vrata)

Gopadma Vratam, also referred as Go Padma Vrata is a festival observed mainly by farmers and people related to the field of dairy. This vrata is performed for four months, beginning from Sayani or Padma Ekadashi. In 2012, the date of the beginning of Gopadma Vrata is June 30. The beginning day of Gopadma vrata […]

Vasudeva Dwadashi Vratam

Vasudeva Dwadashi or Vasu Dev Dwadasi is the Dwadasi day dedicated to Lord Vasudeva (Lord Sri Krishna). Vasudev Dwadasi falls on Ashada Shudda Dwadasi, just a day after Shayana Ekadasi or Deva Sayani Ekadashi. In 2012, the date of Vasudeva Dwadashi Vratam is July 1. According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu represents Ekadasi and Goddess Mahalakshmi […]

Kumar Sashti – Kumara Sasti in 2009

Kumar Sashti is a festival during which Lord Kumara is worshipped. Lord Kumara, also known as Kartikeya, Skanda, Sanat Kumara, Muruga, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha, is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. In 2009, Kumar Sashti is observed on June 30, Tuesday. Kumar Sashti is the birthday or the appearance day of Lord Kumara. Kumar Sashti […]

Mahishasura Mardhini Puja in June 2009

Mahishasura Mardhini is the slayer of demon Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. Mahishasura Mardini is the one of the forms or manifestations of Mother Goddess, Durga Mata. In 2009, the date of Mahishasura Mardhini Puja is June 29, Monday. Who is Goddess Mahishasura Mardini? The day on which Mahishasura was killed by Mahishasura Mardini, Goddess Durga, […]