Hindu festivals May 2017

Hindu Festival Calendar for the month of May, 2017. List of all Hindu festivals in May 2017, Vrat, Fasting days is given below. Vaishakha and Jyeshta are the lunar months corresponding to May. List of Hindu festivals in May 2017   Date Day Festival 1 Monday Ramanuja Jayanthi, Skanda Shashti 2 Thursday Ganga Sapthami 3 Wednesday Budh Ashtami Vrat, Masik Durgastami 4 Thursday Sita navami, 6 Saturday Mohini Ekadashi 7 Sunday Parashurama Dwadashi 8 Monday Som Pradosh vrat 9 Tuesday Narasimha Jayanthi 10 Wednesday Kurma Jayanthi, Vaisakha Purnima, budha purnima 11 Thursday Narada Jayanthi 14 Sunday Vrishabha Sankarnthi, Sankashti Chathurthi 18 Thursday Kalashtami 21 Sunday Hanuman Jayanthi 22 Monday Apara Ekadashi 23 Tuesday Bhauma Pradosh vrat 24 Wednesday Masik Shivrathri 25 Thursday Shani Jayanthi, vrat Savitri Vrat, Shani jayanthi 26 Friday…
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Hindu Festivals in April 2017

Hindu Festival Calendar for the month of April, 2017. List of all Hindu festivals in April 2017, Vrat, Fasting days is given below. Chaitra and Vaisakha are the lunar months corresponding to April. Date Day Festival 1 Saturday Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat, Skanda Shashti 2 Sunday Yamuna Chhath 3 Monday Somvar vrat 4 Tuesday Durgashtami Vrat, Ashoka Ashtami 5 Wednesday Sri Rama Navami, Swami Narayan Jayanthi 7 Friday Kamada Ekadashi 8 Saturday Pradosh vrat, Shani Trayodashi 9 Sunday Mahavir Jayanthi 10 Monday Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas 11 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanthi, Chaitra Purnima 14 Friday Bengali New Year, Mesha Sankranthi, Sankashti Chathurthi 19 Wednesday Kala Ashatmi 22 Saturday Vallabhacharya Jayanthi, Varuthuni Ekadashi 23 Sunday Vashnava varuthini Ekadashi 24 Monday Som Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivarathri 26 Wednesday Amavasya 27 Thursday Chandra …
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Kala Bhairava Jayanthi – Bhairava Ashtami Legend and Rituals

Kala Bhairava Jayanthi is also known as Bhairava Ashtami or Bhairava Jayanthi or Maha Kala Bhairava Ashtami. It is a Hindu holy day, commemorating the birthday of Kala Bhairava (The violent form of Lord Shiva). Kala Bhairava’s conveyance is a dog. Kala Bhairava Ashtami falls on Karthika Krishna Paksha Ashtami as per the South Indian Amavasyant Calendar (Every month Ends with a new moon). As per the North Indian Purnimant calendar (Every month ends with a full moon) it falls on Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Ashtami.  Rituals on Bhairava Ashtami The fast, undertaken on this day, is believed to be a protection from direct and indirect obstacles in life. On Lord Bhairava Jayanthi, Lord Shiva (Bhairava) is worshipped in temples. Devotees gather in temples early morning to seek the blessings of Lord Kala Bhairava. Story of Kala Bhairava / Legend Shiva Mahapurana mentions the story of Kala Bhairava as, Once a controversy arose among the Thrimurthi’s, Lord Brahma, Vishnu a…
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Karthika Pournami Significance and Rituals

Karthika Pournami or Karthika purnima is a holy festival for Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities. It’s celebrated on the Purnima (The Full Moon) Day or 15th Day of the month Kartik (Karthika Maasam).  Significance of Karthik Pournami In some areas Kartik Purnima known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima the name came from Tripurari, Tripura (meaning three cities) and ari (meaning enemy), hence “Enemy of Three Cities” (Lord Shiva). On the day of Kartik Purnima, Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura and all demons (asuras) by destructing of their three cities called “Tripura”. They were great cities of prosperity, power, and dominance over the world, but due to their impious nature, cities were destroyed in his form as Tripurantaka with a single arrow.               Karthika Purnima is also known as Deva Deepawali or Deva Diwali which means the festival of lights of the gods, by the killing of the demons, gods declar…
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Holi Festival – Legend, History, Significance

Holi - Festival of colors Holi is one of the major and colorful festival of India. The festival falls in the month of Phalgun on the full moon day according to Hindu Calendar. It is observed for two day. Rituals on Holi Holi celebrations starts on previous night of the full moon day with Holika Dahan, it is also called as Kama Dahana. On Holi day Hindu people celebrates by playing with colors, smearing the colored powder or throwing colored water on each other. Legend of Holi Festival Wide range of legendary stories and myths are associated with Holi Festival. The most popular one is. Once lived a demon king Hiranyakashapa. For his prayers, he was granted a boon by Lord Brahma, that death do not come either by man or beast, nor devil, nor god shall cause death by day or by night with steel or stone or wood, indoors or outdoors, or earth or in sky. With this boon he became very egoistic and started dominating people, gods. Hiranyakashapa’s son Prahallada was a devote…
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Thulsi Vivah

As per Hindu religion, Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) is a Sacred plant. It is believed that any Hindu household is not complete without the holy plant Thulasi and is planted at the entrance of the house to bring good fortune and positive energy in the house. Tulsi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Thulsi Plant to the God Vishnu or his avatar Krishna.  This ceremony can be performed anytime between Prabhodhini Ekadashi and Kartik Purnima but usually, it is performed on the eleventh or the twelfth lunar day of Kartik Month. It also Signifies the end of monsoon and the beginning of the holy wedding season of Hindus.   Vrinda Tulsi in her former birth was Vrinda, the faithful wife of demon king Jalandhar. Once Brahma grants Jalandhar, that he would free from death as long as his wife remained virtuous and chaste. Vrinda was renowned for her faithfulness and chastity. Jalandhar began to conquer all and became egocentric, thinking he was unbeatable. So muc…
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Hanuman Chalisa

English | Hindi | Telugu | Tamil | Kannada | Malayalam | Gujarati | Oriya | Bengali Hanuman Chalisa in English DohaShri Guru Charan Sarooja-raj Nija manu Mukura Sudhaari Baranau Rahubhara Bimala Yasha Jo Dayaka Phala Chari Budhee-Heen Thanu Jannikay Sumirow Pavana Kumara Bala-Budhee Vidya Dehoo Mohee Harahu Kalesha Vikaara Chopai Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar Ram doot atulit bal dhama Anjaani-putra Pavan sut nama Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi Kanchan varan viraj subesa Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesha Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje Kaandhe moonj janehu sajai Sankar suvan kesri Nandan Tej prataap maha jag vandan Vidyavaan guni ati chatur Ram kaj karibe ko aatur Prabu charitra sunibe-ko rasiya Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava Vikat roop dhari lank jarava Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye Shri Raghuvir Haras…
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Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali

Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali Text, Lyrics in different Languages English | Hindi | Telugu | Tamil| Kannada | Malayalam | Gujarati | Oriya | Bengali Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali in English oṃ gajānanāya namaḥ oṃ gaṇādhyakṣāya namaḥ oṃ vighnārājāya namaḥ oṃ vināyakāya namaḥ oṃ dtvemāturāya namaḥ oṃ dvimukhāya namaḥ oṃ pramukhāya namaḥ oṃ sumukhāya namaḥ oṃ kṛtine namaḥ oṃ supradīpāya namaḥ oṃ sukha nidhaye namaḥ oṃ surādhyakṣāya namaḥ oṃ surārighnāya namaḥ oṃ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ oṃ mānyāya namaḥ oṃ mahā kālāya namaḥ oṃ mahā balāya namaḥ oṃ herambāya namaḥ oṃ lamba jaṭharāya namaḥ oṃ hrasva grīvāya namaḥ oṃ mahodarāya namaḥ oṃ madotkaṭāya namaḥ oṃ mahāvīrāya namaḥ oṃ mantriṇe namaḥ oṃ maṅgaḷa svarāya namaḥ oṃ pramadhāya namaḥ oṃ prathamāya namaḥ oṃ prāṅñāya namaḥ oṃ vighnakartre namaḥ oṃ vighnahantre namaḥ oṃ viśva netre namaḥ oṃ virāṭpataye namaḥ oṃ śrīpataye namaḥ oṃ vākpataye namaḥ oṃ śṛṅgāriṇe namaḥ oṃ aśrita vatsalāya n…
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Putra Ganapathi vratham and Rituals

Putra Ganapathi vratham is observed by childless couple for children. The vrat  is very auspicious and main ritual for telugu people and dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Putra Ganapathi vratam is also called as Vinayaka Vratham or Vara sidhi vinayaka vratam. The vrat is observed on the fourth day after Amavasya (Waxing Phase of Moon) in Phalgun month. Rituals on Putra Ganapathi vratam Devotees(Childless Couple) perform Ganesh Puja at home by chanting Ganesh slokas and Ganesh Ashhtothara Shathanamavali. Some devotees perform Archana and Puja in temple and also observe fast on this day by praying Lord Ganesha to be blessed with children. Ganesh Slokas Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadh…
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Hindu Festivals, Important & Auspicious Dates in March 2017

Date Day Festival 2 Thursday Vinayaka Chathurthi / Puthra Ganapathi Vratham 3 Friday Skanda Shashti 4 Saturday Masik Karthigai 5 Sunday Bhanu Sapthami, Rohini Vrat 8 Wednesday Sarvesham Ekadashi / Amalaki Ekadashi 9 Thursday Givinda or Narasimha Dwadashi 10 Friday Pradosh Vrat 11 Saturday Masi Magam 12 Sunday Holi, Purnima Vrat 14 Tuesday Meena Sankranthi, Bhai Dooj, Karadaiyan Nombu 16 Thursday Sankashti Chathurthi / Sankatahara Chavithi 17 Friday Ranga Panchami 19 Sunday Bhanu Sapthami, Sheetala Sapthami 20 Monday Kalashtami, Sheetala Ashtami 24 Friday Papamochan Ekadashi 25 Saturday Shani Trayodashi, Pradosh Vrat 26 Sunday Masik Shivaratri, Madhi Krishna Trayodashi 28 Tuesday Chaitra Amavasya, Chaitra Navarathri, Bhaumvati Amavasya 29 Wednesday Ugadi / Telugu Samvathsaradi, Gudi Padwa 30 Thursday Gauri Puja, Matsya Jayanthi …
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How Devi worshipped during Navarathri at Vijayawada Indra Keeladri?

Indra keeldri temple, Vijayawada is well know temple of Goddes Kanaka Durga ma, during the Navarathri the Goddes Durga worshiped in different forms. Navaratri means Nine Nights and Ten Days. As per Amvasyanth Calender, Tthe first day on Ashvayuja Shudha Pournami devi worshiped in the form of Swarna Kavachala Alakrutha Devi. On the second day, on the same ththi and Nakshathra devi worshiped as Bala Thripura Sundari Devi. On the Third Day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Vidiya devi worshiped as Sri Gayathri Devi On the day Four, on Ashvayuja Shudha Thadiya devi worshiped as Sri Mahalakshmi. On the day five, on Ashvayuja Shudha Chavithi devi worshiped as Sri Annapurna Devi. On the day six, on Ashvayuja Shudha Panchami Devi worshiped as Sri Lalitha Thripura Sundari Devi. On the day Seven, on Ashvayuja Shudha Shashti devi worshiped as Sri Saraswathi Devi. On eighth day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Sapthami devi worshiped as Sri Durga Devi. On the day nine, on Ashvayuj…
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Bathukamma – Cultural Festival of Telangana

Bathukamma is the floral festival (Cultural Festival of Telangana) celebrated by the Hindu women in the Indian state of Telangana. The festival is celebrated for Nine Days. Bathukamma festival is celebrated for Nine Days. The festival is followed by Boddemma, it is celebrated two days before the Bhadrapada Amavasya and it marks as ending of Varsha Ruthu (Rainy Season). Bathukamma is a beautiful stack, arranged with different seasonal flowers in concentric layers. Goddess Gauri is worshiped in the form of Bathukamma for these nine days. Last day of the festival is celebrated on Ashwayuja Ashtami Tithi. The day is called as Durgashtami. Dussehra is celebrated on second from Durgashtami, i.e, on Ashwayuja Dashami (Tenth day in Ashwayuja month, is called as Vijaya Dashami. The Women gathers and celebrates the festival all the nine days by singing and playing around the Batukamma in traditional dresses. Most Popular Bathukamma Songs.   This floral fe…
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Sarvapithru Amavasya or Bhadrapada/Mahalaya Amavasya

Pithru Amavasya is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Bhadrapada Amavasya or Sarvapithru Amavasya. According to Amavasyanth calender it’s performed on the last day of the month and it is the starting of Vijaya Dashami (dusshera) and Bathukamma. Generally it falls in September- October months of Gregorian calender. This day is a special, most important and highly sacred day for Hindus as every Hindu family express their grattitude to the previous generations of people. Hindus pay homage to their ancestors by way of food offerings on this day. In Telangana, the colorfull festival of flowers i.e. BATHUKAMMA(A Floral Festival), starts on this day and it celebrated for nine days. On this aspicious day Bathukamma is called as Engili Puvvu Bathukamma, because first they pay homage to their ancestors by way of food offerings and then they start making Bathukamma. In Bengal, this day is the beginning of goddes Durga Devi puja festivities i.e., Navarathri Uthsav beginning.
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Adhika Masam or Adhik Masa

In Hindu religion each and every god is worshiped in a unique way and there is custom of finding God in each and every festival.  All the twelve months has its own significance in the Hindu Calendar. Adhika masam comes in every 3 years and it holds as a very special month. There are no festivals in this month, but the donations and rituals done in this month are very sacred. The month of moon in which surya sankranti is not there, is known as Adhika masa. Adhika masa is also known as “Malimlucha Maasa”, “Asankraanta Maasa” (as sun stays in just one zodiac the whole month) and “Purushottama Maasa”. How Adhik Masa Calculated? The calculation of time on earth should be in respect with the season of 2 months (ruthu). Revolution of seasons occurs accordingly to the rotation of Earth. Hence the solar measurement of time is dependent on the counting of seasons. Since from ages even the moon is seen at different stages, even the lunar measurement of time is considered. Hence bo…
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