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Nagula Chavithi 2019 Date

Nagula Chavithi 2019 Date

What is Nagula Chavithi? This is an auspicious day to worship the Nagas or serpent gods. It is observed on the fourth day after Amavasya during the month of Karthik. Nag Panchami and Nagasashti are observed after Naga Chaturthi. The festival is observed by married...

Purattasi Saturday

Purattasi Saturday

What is Purattasi Saturday? Purattasi is the name of the sixth month in the Tamil calendar. This month is considered very auspicious and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his various forms. The Saturdays that fall in the Tamil month of Purattasi (mid-September to...

Karthigai Deepam or Thiruvannamalai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam or Thiruvannamalai Deepam

What is Karthigai Deepam? Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during the Full Moon evening in the Tamil month of Karthigai (mid-Nov to mid-Dec). On this day the Moon is in the star Krittika or Kirthigai. It is a very popular festival in South India. How is Karthigai Deepam...

Mahalaya Amavasya 2019

Mahalaya Amavasya 2019

What is Mahalaya Amavasya? This happens to be the New Moon day, which is observed on the last day of the 15-day period called Mahalaya Paksha. This fortnight is important for those who wish to appease their ancestors in the month of Ashwin (mid-Sep to mid-Oct). It is...

Narasimha Jayanthi

Narasimha Jayanthi

Scriptural Story of Lord Narasimha’s Birth Lord Narasimha is believed to be the most ferocious incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He came to earth to destroy evil forces. It is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi or the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha and devotees choose to fast...

Radha Ashtami Pooja

Radha Ashtami Pooja

What is Radha Ashtami Pooja? Goddess Radha is a friend, a great devotee of Lord Krishna. Radha Ashtami is the day of Goddess Radha’s birth. Radha Ashtami is also called Radha Jayanti or Radhashtami. It falls on the Ashtami tithi of Shukla paksha in the month of...

Vishwakarma Puja or Biswakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja or Biswakarma Puja

What is Chaitra Vishwakarma Puja? Chaitra Vishwakarma Pooja or Vishwakarma Pooja is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma. He is regarded as the architect and the craftsman of the Gods. He is the son of Lord Brahma. He is the one who...

Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami

What is Nag Panchami? Serpent worship is quite common in India. Nag Panchami is a special day to worship the Snake God, and is celebrated across India and Nepal. The word Nag means snakes and Panchami means the fifth day. Snakes are offered milk and rice and prayers...

Maha Navami

Maha Navami

What is Maha Navami? Maha Navami is celebrated a day before Vijayadashami, an important festival of Hindus. It is celebrated for ten days and honors female deities. Dussehra or Navratri is celebrated throughout India. People in different parts of India celebrate it...

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami

What is Durga Ashtami Pooja? Mother Durga is the incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The eighth day of Navratri is known as Durga Ashtami Pooja. This festival is also known as Astra Pooja, which denotes a festival for all weapons. This day is also known as Vira Ashtami,...