Bhadrapad Sankranti

Sun will enter into Leo sign in Magha nakshatra on 17th August, 2010 at 05:43 in the morning. The auspicious duration for performing the tasks of this Sankranti will last till 11:58 AM. Bhadrapad Sankranti is also known as Dhvankshi Sankranti. This sankranti would be special for business community. In this sankranti, they may get benefits and prosperity in their business.

The importance of the month of Bhadrapad has always been special due to the auspicious occasions falling in this month.

Kajali Teej: 27th August, 2010
Bhadra Tithi will last till 16:31 on 27th August, 2010 in Uttarbhadrapad nakshtra in Moon Pisces sign. The festival of big Teej is celebrated on 27th August, 2010. This Teej is also called as Kajli Teej. This festival is celebrated in various parts of the state of Rajasthan.

It is believed that this festival was started by Maharana Raj Singh to make his queen happy. The festival is celebrated in two months. Small Teej is celebrated on third of Shukla paksha of Shravan maasa and big Teej(Kajli Teej) is celebrated on third of Bhadrapad maasa.

Krishna Janmashtami: 1st September, 2010
The next festival in Bhadrapad maasa is Krishna Janmashtami. This festival of fast is famous in north India. The auspicious duration of Krishna Janmashtami will be from 10:50 AM of 1st September to 10:42 AM of the next day. During this period, the festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm by worshiping lord Krishna and keeping fast.

Vatsdwadasi Festival: 5th September, 2010
In today's time, this festival is celebrated only in some areas of Rajasthan. With the time, this festival has lost its enthusiasm. Vatsdwadasi Festival is celebrated on twelfth of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad maasa. The female members of a family worship cow and calf on this festival. After worship, mothers give dry coconut to their children to consume. This festival is mainly associated with mothers for the happiness of their children.

Ganesh Chaturthi/Siddhi Vinayak Vrat: 11th September
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on fourth of Shukla paksha of Bhadrapad maasa. This year the festival will be celebrated on 11th September, 2010. Auspicious work of fasting and worshiping of lord Ganesha is done on this day. People offer Laddus(sweets) to the lord Ganesha after fasting for the entire day. The temples of lord Ganesha also witness the celebration of this festival.

People who keep fast on Ganesh Chaturthi should not look at Moon on this day, otherwise it may be inauspicious.

Devjhulni Ekadashi: 18th September, 2010
Devjhulni Ekadashi is also known as Padma Ekadashi. This festival is celebrated on eleventh Tithi of Shukla paksha, in Uttarashadha nakshtra in the month of Bhadrapad. Devjhulni Ekadashi is the occasion of worshiping and fasting for lord Vishnu.

On this day, an idol of lord Vishnu is submerged in a river. A procession is held in which people follow the idol to submerge it in the water. All the people participating in the occasion keep fast on this day.

Anant Chaturdashi: 22nd September, 2010
The next festival in the series of festivals falling in the month of Bhadrapad is famous as Anant Chaturdashi. This year this festival will be celebrated on 22nd September, 2010, on fourteenth of Shukla paksha in Purva Bhadrapad nakshtra. People eat the food only once on this festival.

This festival is dedicated to the unending form of lord Vishnu. We should chant following mantra on this day to get beneficial results:
" Om Anantaya Namah"
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