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 About Adhik Maas In Hindu religion each and every god is worshiped in a unique way and there is the 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 the moon in which Surya Sankranti is not there is known as Adhika Masa. Adhika masa is also known as “Malimlucha Maasa”, “Asankraanta Maasa” (as the su…
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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 (Arudra Darshanam) & Thiruvathira Vratham Dates

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 Darshan) Dates from the year 2018 to 2025 Thiruvathirai 2018 Dates Tuesday, 2nd January Sunday, 23rd December Thiruvathirai 2019 Dates No Thiruvathirai in 2019 Thiruvathira 2020 Dates Friday, 10th January Wednesday, 30th January 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 hig…
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Hindu Festivals in February 2017

Hindu Festivals, Important Days, Vrat Days in February 2017 Date Day Festival 1 Wednesday Vasantha Panchami 2 Thursday Skanda Shashti 3 Friday Ratha Sapthami, Narmada Jayanthi 4 Saturday Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami 5 Sunday Masik Karthigai, Mahananda Navami 6 Monday Rohini Vrat 7 Tuesday Jaya Ekadashi 8 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat 10 Friday Magha Purnima, Purnima Vrat, Thai Pusam 12 Sunday Kumbha Sankranthi 14 Tuesday Sankashti Chathurthi, Angarki Chathurthi 17 Friday Yashoda Jayanthi 18 Saturday Kalashtami, Shabari Jayanthi 19 Sunday Janaki Jayanthi 22 Wednesday Vijaya Ekadashi 24 Friday Maha Shivarathri, Pradosh Vratam 26 Sunday Phalgun Amavasya, Surya Grahan 27 Monday Chandra Darshan, Somvar Vrat 28 Tuesday Phulera Dooj List of Hindu Festivals, Important Days, Vrat Days in February 2017.     Listed in Web Directory.
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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 Sapthami 2019 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 Sapthami 2019 Date 12th February - Tuesday   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 next day after Vasanth 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 the ages and proven scientifically. Significance & Importance of Ratha Sapthami Ratha Sapth…
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