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Chaitra Purnima and Hanuman Jayanti (South India)2017

The time is seen to be very different and auspicious on the day of chaitra purnima and Hanuman Jayanti. It is celebrated every year with great devotion and faith. This year, it would be celebrated on 11 April, 2017 that is Tuesday. On the auspicious occasion of chaitra purnima and hanuman jayanti, there is a legislation of bathing and donating in holy rivers. On the occasion of chaitra purnima and jayanti you must do the path (पाठ) of Ramayana and the religious work like bhajan and kirtan...

Nav Samvatsar 2014 । Palvang Samvat

New samvat will start from chaitra shukla pratipada which will be a vikrami samvat just like the palvang. The entry time of Navsamvat will be on 30th March sunday at 12:15 at the time of Uttara Bhadrapada nakshatra will start in the brahman yog kaleen in scorpio sign. But on 31st March that is Monday, will be the palvang samvat of Revati Nakshatra, Indra Yoga, Menasthaya Chandrama. That is why between the upcoming time use this during fast, donations, rituals and during auspicious...

Festival of Diwali 2017 - Deepavali Festival 2017 - Deepawali Festival in India

Dhanteras The festival of Dhanteras will be celebrated on 17 October , 2017. The significant festival of Diwali celebrated by hindus, begins on the auspicious day of Dhanteras. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm starting from Dhanteras, then narak chaturthi, Deepavali, Govardhan puja and finally...

Diwali Muhurat 2017 - Deepavali Shubh Muhurat - Deepawali Muhurat

Every year the festival of diwali is celebrated in India with a lot of splendor. Annually it is celebrated in the month of kartik during amavasya (no moon night). After a ten day war with Ravana, Ramji comes back safely to Ayodhya then it was the no moon day of kartik month, that day lamps were lit in every house, since...

Dates of Sharad Navratri in 2017 - Sharad Navratri Festival 2017

Sharda Navratri fast holds a place of great importance. It signified the faith and belief of people in the power of goddess. Goddess Durga has been worshipped since ancient times. It is believed that Lord Ram worshipped Goddess Durga to attain victory against Ravana. There have been many mythological stories depicting the glory of the goddess. It is believed that observing Navratri fast for nine days as per the rituals blesses the person with virtue and happiness. Navratra is a...

Ashwin Krishna Paksha Shraddh 2017 - Dates of Shradh in 2017

According to Hinduism Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month is celebrated in the form of Shraddh. Description of Shraddh Sanskar can be found in many religious books of Hinduism. Shraddh Paksha is also known as Mahalaya or Sarva Pitru Paksha. Shraddh means to perform ceremonies for the departed souls of dead ancestors so that they can attain peace. It is a ceremony to offer reverence to family, god, ancestors and children. In the year 2017, the Shraddh will begin Every Shraddh begins from...

Importance of Om - Meaning of Aum

Before discussing the magnificence of Om, we need to understand its meaning. The sound of Om is omnipresent in the whole universe. Om provides strength to all other words. The sound of Om is a combination of three different sounds. The meaning of these sounds has been explained in the Vedas. Om is recited on the basis of this meaning. Om is used for concentration and meditation. The sound of Om is considered to be similar to God. Understanding Om means you have understood God. All of...

Varuthini Ekadashi - Varuthini Ekadashi 2017

In 2017, Varuthini Ekadashi will be observed on 22 April . This fast is observed on the Vaishakh Krishna Paksha. According to a legend mentioned in Padhya Purana, when Yudhishthira asks Lord Krishna about the significance of observing Varuthini Ekadashi, he answered that by observing this fast the devotee attains a place in dharmraj lok and parlok (heaven). By observing this fast the person gets blessed with desirable fruits and gets relief from all sins of life. It is...

Kamada Ekadashi - Kamada Ekadashi Fast 2017

The Ekadashi of Chaitr Masa Shukla Paksha is called the Kamada Ekadashi. In 2017, the fast of Kamada Ekadasi will be observed on 7th April. As the name defines, Kamada Ekadashi fulfills all the wishes of the person observing fast. All sorts of sins are removed on observing this fast. It is said, this Ekadashi give fruits just like fire burns the wood. Similarly, this fast burns all sins of a person. The virtues of this fast helps to conceive child. And, person observing this fast, gets a...

Worshipping Goddess Mahagauri - Eighth Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. In 2017, the eighth day of the Navratri will be celebrated on 4th April. In Mahagauri means one clean and bright ray of lightning that lightens the universe. She has the power to fulfill all the desires. Mahagauri has four arms. Her right arm is in the pose of allaying fear and right lower hand holds a trident in it. She holds a tambourine in her left upper arm and the lower one is in the form of a blessing Ya...

Worshipping Goddess Kalratri - Seventh Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Durga Puja. In 2017, the seventh day of Navratri will be celebrated on 3 April, Goddess Kalratri is known to provide auspicious results always to her devotees, thus known as Shubhankari. Kalratri appears to be one of the most fiercest form of goddess Durga. The complexion of goddess Kalaratri is like a dark night, she has a bountiful hair and her necklace is shining...

Worshipping Goddess Katyayani - Sixth Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. In 2017, Goddess Navratri will be worshipped on 2nd April . On this day special bhandaras are organized by people. Worshipping Goddess Katyayani gives instant results and her devotees get freedom from all the troubles and sufferings in life. She is known to kill the demons and sinners.The goddess is known as Katyayani as she was born to Sage Katyayan and was first worshipped by him only. Sage Katyayana performed a hard...

Worshipping Goddess Skandmata - Fifth Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Skandmata is the fifth manifestation of goddess Durga. Goddess Skandmata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. In 2017, goddess Skandmata will be worshipped on 1st April, The devotees who worship her with full faith and devotion get immense love and affection from the goddess. Her worshipping is very fruitful and give desired results. Goddess Skandmata is the deity of the solar system. A supernatural aura in the atmosphere is discharged by the goddess and purifies the...

Worshipping Goddess Kushmanda - Fourth Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. In 2017, the fourth Navratri is on 31st March , Goddess Kushmanda is known by this name because she created the whole universe with her little divine smile like a flower which bloomed with a bud. On this day, the devotees should perform the Pooja of the goddess with pure and calm mind. Kushmand means pumpkin and she liked the sacrifice of pumpkin. This is the other reason that she is known by the name of...

Goddess Chandraghanta - Third Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

The third manifestation of goddess Durga, Devi Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. In 2017, Goddess Chandragupta will be worshipped on 30th March , She appears like a gold which provide radiance to the environment. The goddess Chandraghanta represents supreme knowledge and bliss with radiant face which appear like an image of solar system. Goddess can be seen posing for the war portraying the image of bravery and strength. A bell shaped mark of moon is present...

Goddess Brahmacharini - Second Day of Navratri Puja - Chaitra Navratri 2017

The second form of Goddess Durga, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratra. In 2017, Brahmacharini will be worshipped on 29th March. The form of Devi Brahmacharini is similar to her name and gives infallible fruits to her devotees. By worshiping her the virtues like penancing, renouncing, dispassion, ethical conduct and restraint in a person is increased and he gets freedom from all the troubles and sufferings in life. Worshipping Goddess...

Worshipping Goddess Shailputri - First Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017

Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the First day of Navratri. In 2017, goddess Shailputri will be worshipped on 28th March. Navratri begins with the commencement of chaitra Shukla Paksha by establishing a Kalash. A Kalash is considered to be a form of lord Ganesha and thus, all auspicious works begin with its establishment. The place where the Kalash has to be established is purified by with Ganga water and cow dung. The rituals mentioned in the ancient scriptures to establish a...

Chaitra Navratri 2017 - Chaitra Navratri Dates 2017 - Chaitra Navratri Festival

In 2017, Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navratri will begin on 28 March . This day is also marked as a beginning of Nav Samvatsar. Navratri celebrated in the month of Chaitra are also known as “Varshik Navratri”. As per the scriptures, kumari puja is performed on the eighth (astami) and ninth (navami) day of the navratri. Girls uptil ten years of age are worshipped on this day in the form of nine incarnation of thr goddess Durga. Nine incarnations of Mata are worshipped during...

Gangauri Tritiya Festival - Gangauri Tritiya 2017

Gangauri Tritiya Festivals is celebrated in devotion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees observe fast on this day to get the blessings of goddess Parvati. In 2017, Gangauri Tritiya Festival will be celebrated on 30 March, Thursday. This fast is observed by females in the family only. According to ancient scriptures, it is also known as Gauri Utsav, Gauri Tritiya, Ishwar Gauri, and Dolotsavam. Chaoitrashuklatritiyayam Gaurimishvarsamyutam | Sampujya...

Gajendra Moksha Stotra - Gajendra Stotra

Gajendra Moksha has been mentioned in Srimad Bhagavad Gita’s eighth chapter’s third part. It includes 33 Shlokas. These Shlokas describe Gajendra’s battle with Grah. In this battle, in order to free himself from Grah’s mouth, Gajendra worshipped Lord Vishnu. It has been explained that Gajendra Moksha Stotra eliminates all kinds of sins and problems. A person who reads this Stotra everyday is free from all kinds of problems and attains salvation. A person should memorize his...