Legend of Holi Festival – Holika Dahan & Holi Dates

Holi - Festival of colors Those who are accustomed to this ceremony are aware that Holi is one of the major and colorful festivals of India, which also resembles happiness. But not a lot of us are aware of the reason behind this extravagant ceremony of joy. In general terms, Holi is the symbol of good’s victory over evil forces. Besides, it also resembles the start of a new season as joyful spring arrives after cold winter. History has been a witness to the fact that Holi acts as the grand ceremony for fixing broken relationships. The festival falls in the month of Phalgun on the full moon day according to Hindu Calendar. It is observed for two days. The first day of Holi is Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan is celebrated by lighting bonfire that signifies the symbol of the victory over evil. Holi Dates Holi 2019 Dates Holika Dahan - Wednesday, March 20 Holi - Thursday, March 21 Holi 2020 Dates Holika Dahan - Monday, March 9 Holi - Tuesday, March 10 Holi 2021 Date Ho…
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Adhika Masam (Adhik Maas) Date & Rituals

Adhika Masam Dates Year Year Name Adhika Month Start Date 2018 Vilambi Jyeshta Adhika Masam 16th May 2020 Sharvari Adhika Ashvina / Ashwayuja 18th Sep 2023 Shobhakruthu Sravana Adhika Masam 18th July 2026 Prabhava Jyesta Adhika Masam 2029 Sadharana Chaitra Adhika Masam 2031 Virodhikruthu Bhadrapada Adhika Masam 2034 Ananda Ashada Adhika Masam ‘అధిక మాసం’ అంటే? పంచాంగ గణనం ప్రకారం.. సంవత్సరాన్ని సౌరమాన, చాంద్రమాన పద్ధతులలో లెక్కిస్తారు. ఈ రెండు సంవత్సరాలకు మధ్య పదకొండుంపావు రోజుల తేడా వుంటుంది. వాటిల్లో సౌరమాన సంవత్సరం కంటే చాంద్రమాన సంవత్సరం తక్కువ వ్యవధి కలిగి వుంటుంది. అదేవిధంగా చాంద్రమాన మాసం కూడా చిన్నదే. ఈ తేడా కారణంగా అప్పుడప్పుడు చాంద్రమాన మాసంలో సౌరమానం ప్రారంభం కాదు. అలాంటి సందర్భంలో సూర్య సంక్రాంతి లేని చాంద్రమాసానికి ‘అధికమాసం’ అని పిలువడం జరుగుతుంది. సౌరమానం, చంద్రమానాల్లో వున్న తేడా కారణంగా సూర్యుడు ఒకే రాశిలోనే ఒక నెలకంటే ఎక్కువకాలం సంచరించాల్సి వస్తుంది. దానినే అధికమాసం అంటాం. ఇందులో మొ…
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Paush Purnima 2019 Date, Significance and Importance

Paush Purnima Date Paush Purnima 2019 Date - Monday, 21st January Paush Purnima 2020 Date - Friday, 10th January The day when Purnima falls in the month of Paush or Pushyam is treated as Paush Purnima. It marks the end of Paush Maas and the beginning of the Magh month (As per Purnimanth Calendar). The Significance of Paush Purnima

On Paush Purnima devotees observe other festivals and vrat like Shakambhari Jayanthi, Satyanarayana Vratham, and Charta Festival. The famous Magh Mela in Allahabad starts on the next day of Paush Purnima. Pushyabhishek Yatra is celebrated in Sri Krishna temples all over India. Goddess Laxmi, Lord Shiva, and Lord Brahma are also worshiped on this day.

Ritual bath on Paush Pournima during the Magh Mela considered as very much auspicious. Thousands of devotees converge at the temple town of Prayag (Allahabad) for the holy bath at Triveni Sangamam.

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Magha Purnima Importance & Rituals

Hindus believe that Purnima is a very auspicious day in their life and it is associated with prosperity & divinity. As per the Hindu Calendar, the full moon day which falls in the month of Magha is Maghi Purnima. Magha Purnima is also called as Magha Pournami and Maghi Purnima. Magha Purnima 2019 Date Maghi Purnima 2019 Date - Tuesday, 19th February Fast on Magh Purnima People observe fasting on Magh Purnima, The Vedas state that as the full moon and no moon may have some influence on the human body this is exactly why on these days people are told to fast and this will ensure that the acidic content in their blood is reduced. Doing puja on a no moon and full moon day can also ensure that the people attain peace of mind and become calm. The Vedas stated that the change in the shape of moon leads to the change in the gravitational pull that every man in earth experiences. This is exactly why people tend to behave weird and short tempered don this day. If they stay involv…
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About Thiruvathirai 2020 Dates – Arudra Darshanam

Thiruvathira is a Hindu festival celebrated in Tamilnadu and Kerala. Thiruvathira also called Thiruvathirai or Ardra Darshan. Arudra Darshan is observed in the month of Markazhi (Margashirsa) on the full moon day (Pournami or Purnima). In Kerala, Thiruvathirai is celebrated in Dhanu Month. Thiruvathirai (Arudra Darshanam) Dates from the year 2020 to 2025 Thiruvathirai 2020 Dates Friday, 10th January Wednesday, 30th December Thiruvathira 2021 Dates Monday, 20th December Thiruvathirai 2022 Dates No Thiruvathirai in 2022 Thiruvathirai 2023 Dates Friday, 6th January Wednesday, 27th December 2024 Dates No Thiruvathirai in 2024 2025 Dates Monday, 13th January Thiruvathirai It is believed that the Lord Nataraja, the dancing form of Lord Shiva was born on this day and it is considered as highly auspicious. On this day Ardra Nakshatra coincides with Pournami and it is the longest night in a year. The dance of Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja represents …
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Mauni Amavasya 2019 Date, Time, Importance & Significance

Mauni Amavasya 2019 Date Mauni Amavasya 2019 Date - Monday, 4th February (Amavasya Tithi Begins at 23:52 on 3rd February & Ends at 02:33 on 5th February) Mauni Amavasya 2020 Date - Friday, 24th January (Amavasya Tithi Begins at 02:16 on 24th January & Ends at 03:11 on 25th January) *For local timings, Please refer your local Panchang. About Mauni Amavasya The fifteenth day of the dark fortnight (The Amavasya) of Magha Maas (As per Purnimanth Calendar) is called as Mauni Amavasya. Mauni Amavasya is the last Amavasya before Maha Shivarathri. It is also called as Maghi Amavasya. Mauni or Maun means silence, on this Amavasya day Maun Vrat should be observed. Maun (Silence) Vrat is to control all our senses. On this day taking bath in holy rivers, along with fasting is considered very auspicious. Five Important Thing about Mauni Amavasya As per Hindu scriptures, The universe was created on this day. It is believed that Manu Rishi born on earth on th…
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Ratha Saptami 2020 Date, Importance & Significance

Ratha Sapthami is a Hindu Festival which is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi (7th day from Amavasya) in the Maagha month(Jan-Feb). Ratha Saptami Dates Ratha Saptami 2020 Date - Saturday, 1st February Ratha Saptami 2021 Date - Friday, 19th February Ratha Saptami 2022 Date - Monday, 7th February It is believed that Lord Surya started enlightening the world on this day and considered as the birthday of GodSurya born to sage Kashyapa and his wife Aditi.  Ratha Sapthami is also called as Magha Sapthami, Surya Jayanthi, Maha Sapthami or surya saptami. Ratha Sapthami falls on the day after Vasantha Panchami. The tithi Sapthami is dedicated to God Surya. Lord Surya Bhagavan placed in the center of nine planets (Navagrahas), because Surya is considered an important god because he is the source of life. God Surya is worshipped early in the morning when fresh sunrays emerge. Exposure to fresh sunrays rejuvenates energy and purifies the mind & body, it believed from …
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