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Sankashti Chaturthi Dates in 2020

Sankashti Chaturthi Dates in 2020

Introduction Dedicated to Ganesha, the God of Beginnings, Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (dark lunar or waning phase of the Moon). People observe this day every month. If this festival falls on a Tuesday, it is called Angarika (burning...

Skanda Sashti Dates in 2020

Skanda Sashti Dates in 2020

Introduction Shasti falls on the sixth day of every lunar fortnight and occurs twice in a lunar month. Shasti falls during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the Moon) and the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon). Shasti that occurs in the Krishna Paksha is...

Pournami Dates in 2020

Pournami Dates in 2020

Introduction Pournami in Sanskrit refers to the Full Moon Day. This day denotes the Full Moon day in each month and demarcates the two Lunar Paksha (phases) of the month. On this day, the Moon aligns in a straight line with the Sun and the Earth. The Full Moon offers...

Amavasya Dates in 2020

Amavasya Dates in 2020

Introduction Amavasya denotes the New Moon in the lunar phase in Sanskrit. The Sun and Moon conjoin together on this day. People consider the day significant and perform many rituals on this day. Amavasya is also known as No Moon day, as the Moon remains invisible,...

Shani Pradosham Dates 2020

Shani Pradosham Dates 2020

Pradosham occurs when Shiva removes the bad karma of people. Pradosham means the removal of sins. People worship Shiva and his consort Parvati on this day. Pradosham falls on the 13th day of Trayodashi (lunar cycle) and occurs twice a month, once during the waxing...

Pradosham Dates in 2020

Pradosham Dates in 2020

Introduction The 13th moon phase is a distinctive window for Shiva as he dissolves negative karma. It is the best time to resolve old habitual patterns, erase negative energy and karma, and remove limitations that curb progress in one’s life. Pradosham means the...

Kartik Purnima, Kartik Pooja, Kartik Month 2020

Introduction People celebrate Kartik Pooja across India. The month of Kartik is the most revered in the Hindu calendar as it is the only temple dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Devotees take a dip in the Ganges on this day. Kartik is the Hindu God of War. He is the God...

Parashuram Jayanti 2020

Introduction Considered as the sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hindu mythology, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Parashuram is celebrated across states of India, on different dates. It is called Parashuram Jayanti. Parashuram Jayanti falls on the third day of the Shukla...

Naga Chaturthi 2020

Introduction Naga Chaturthi is a traditional Hindu festival that invokes the snake Gods. Naga means snake, and Chaturthi means the fourth day of the lunar month. The Nagas, mystical and, powerful beings in the form of snakes have the power to cast or remove curses....

Naga Panchami

Introduction Naga Panchami is the traditional worship of snake Gods as supreme deities. It follows Naga Chaturthi and precedes Naga Shashti. People observe the festival of Naga Panchami on the Shukla Paksha in the lunar month of Shravan. Naga Panchami occurs on the...