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Significance and Benefits of Masi Magam

Significance and Benefits of Masi Magam

Masi Magam and Maha Magham Masi Magam falls in the Tamil month of Masi (February –March). Magham is one of the 27 stars in the Hindu astrological system. Masi is one of the most sacred months in the Tamil calendar. On this month, devotees have a holy bath early in the...

Aadi Amavasya (Aadi Amavasai) 2019 Date

Aadi Amavasya (Aadi Amavasai) 2019 Date

What is Aadi Amavasya? Aadi Amavasya falls on the New Moon day in August. It is one of the most important days to offer prayers for one’s ancestors so that they attain moksha or liberation and shower their blessings on you. The holy occasion of ‘Aadi Amavasai’ is the...

Andal Jayanthi (Aadi Pooram)

Andal Jayanthi (Aadi Pooram)

What is Andal Jayanthi? Andal was one among the twelve Alwars. The Alwars were a group of saints who were ardent devotees of Lord Vishnu. Andal became a goddess after her union with Vishnu. The birthday of Andal is celebrated as Andal Jayanthi. Andal was known for the...

Avani Avittam

Avani Avittam

Avani Avittam - A sacred ritual for Brahmins Avani Avittam is celebrated on the full moon day when Dhanishtha (Avittam) nakshatra falls on the Sravana month (August - September) of the Hindu calendar. It is on this day, every year, that Brahmins undergo a ritual to...

Chitra Purnima (Chitra Pournami) 2020 Date

Chitra Purnima (Chitra Pournami) 2020 Date

What is Chitra Purnima? The Sun’s presence in the zodiac sign of Aries, heralds the beginning of a Vedic New Year. Chitra Pournami or Chitra Purnima occurs when the first Full Moon of the Vedic New Year shines in the Chitra star. The full moon of Chitra in Libra is...

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja

What is Govardhan Puja? Govardhan Puja or Annakoot is a Hindu festival celebrated to show gratitude to Lord Krishna for saving the people during the heavy torrential rain, by lifting the Govardhan hill. The entire city of Vrindavan was saved by the Lord. It also...

Jamai Sasthi and Rituals

Jamai Sasthi and Rituals

What is Jamai Sasthi: Jamai in the Bengali language is Son-in-law. Jamai Sasthi is a Bengali celebration which is observed to elevate the relationship with the son-in-law of a family. According to the Bengali calendar, it is celebrated on the sixth day of Jaishtha...

Vaikasi Visakam

Vaikasi Visakam

What is Vaikasi Visakam: Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Muruga according to the Tamil calendar. It is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi, corresponds to the date between May and June according to the Gregorian calendar. On Vaikasi Visakam, the...