Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam | Five day Vishnu Puja in Karthika Month

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam is a five-day vratham observed in Karthika Krishna Paksham in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. In 2018, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 29 and ends on December 3. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Panchayatana Puja, Worship of Five Principal Deities

Panchayatana Puja is one of the procedures of worship in Smarta Sampradaya of Hinduism. The origin of Panchayatana Puja dates back to Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada times in 8th century. It is a procedure of worshipping five primordial deities of Hindus – Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, and Surya. Based on the tradition of the devotee (performer […]

Vishnu Vratham in Pushya Masam

Vishnu vratham, a vrata dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is performed in Pushya masam. It begins on Shukla paksha Pushya vidiya (second day in Pushya masam as per Telugu calendar) and ends on Panchami day. In 2016, Vishnu Vratham dates – begins on January 11 and ends on 14 January. During the vrata, devotees observe fasting in […]

Shanti Vrata

Shanti Vrata observed on the eleventh day of Kartik Month (Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadashi). It is one of the vratas dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to some scriptures, both the Ekadashis in Kartik Month are observed as Shanthi Vratha. Lord Vishnu is offered the Shodashopachara Puja (16 steps of Hindu Pujan) and special recipes are […]