13 August 2012, Aja Ekadasi, Annada Ekadashi

Today, 13 August 2012 is Ajaa Ekadashi (Annada Ekadasi / Ananda Ekadasi). It falls on Krishna Paksha Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month as per North Indian Hindi calendar & in Shravan month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. In 2012, it falls in Adhik Bhadrapada Maas in North India. Ajaa Ekadasi vrat katha or […]

9 September 2011, Thiruvonam or Onam Festival in Kerala, Today

Today, 9 September 2011 is Onam or Thiruvonam festival in Kerala. Thiruonam Nakshatram day in Chingam month is celebrated as Onam festival in Malayalam calendar. This is a 10-day festival starts on Atham day in the same month. But nowadays, it is celebrated for 2-3 days only. First Onam date in 2011 was September 8. […]

9 August 2011, Putrada Ekadasi

Today, 9 August 2011 is Putrada Ekadashi (Pavitra Ekadasi / Pavitropana Ekadasi). It is one of the meritorious Ekadasi vrata as it falls in Shravan Month which is the favorite month for both: Lord Vishnu & Goddess Lakshmi. Jhulan Yatra or Jhoola festival begins on this day in many temples dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna […]

5 August 2011, Shukravar Lakshmi Puja in Shravan Month begins

Today, 5 August 2011, Shukravar Lakshmi Puja in Shravan month begins in all Hindu calendars. Shravan Shukravara Lakshmi Puja is most auspicious vrata. On the first Friday of Shravan month, Mahalakshmi Sthapana Puja (Sampada Lakshmi Vratham) is observed by invoking Kalash (Kalash Sthapana) and the puja is performed on all Fridays in the month. In […]