Chaitra Navratri 2024 Dates, 9 Day Rituals, Importance and Story

Chaitra Navratri is a vibrant and meaningful festival celebrated by Hindus, also known as Vasant Navratri. 

It is a nine day festival filled with joy, devotion, and colorful traditions that marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar calendar year with Chaitra month. The first day of Vasant Navratri is celebrated as Ugadi in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Also, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Date

In the year 2024, Chaitra Navratri starts on April 9th (Hindu New Year) and Ends on 17 April with Ramnavami.

Significance of Chaitra Navratri

It marks the start of the spring season and signifies the victory of good over evil and the beginning of new life and growth.

Farmers celebrate this time as it marks the beginning of the agricultural year, bringing hopes of a good harvest.

The festival is celebrated with grandeur in all Hindu temples across the globe.

The Deities Worshiped


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Diwali 2024 Date, Festival Facts, Story, Significance, Celebrations, and Foods

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is among the most significant festivals celebrated in India and by Hindus worldwide. A festival of lights symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

Diwali is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness, where families come together to celebrate and create beautiful memories. This article will explore the correct date, facts, story, significance, celebrations, and foods associated with Diwali.

Diwali Date

In 2024, Diwali Lakshmi Puja Muhurat is on Friday, 1st November starts from 05:36 PM and ends at 06:16 PM.

Diwali is a 5 day festival starts with Dhanteras on 29th October, Choti Diwali on 30th October, followed by Diwali on 1st November. Govardhan Puja is celebrated on 2nd November, Bhai Dhooj on 3rd November.

In North India, Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartik and in southern states, on the last day of the Hindu month, Ashwin or Ashwayuj…

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Bonalu 2023 Dates, Importance, and History

About The Festival

Bonalu is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in twin cities Secunderabad / Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana where Goddess Mahankali is worshiped during the Ashada month around July/August.

Bonalu is the biggest festival in Telangana and was declared as the state festival by the Government of Telangana in 2014.

Special pujas are performed and the Goddess worshipped in different forms like Maisamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Peddamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Poleramma, Maremma, Nookalamma, etc.

The word Bonam is a short form of Bhojanam, a Sanskrit word which means meal or a feast in Telugu and is offered to the Goddess.

Bonam is a cooked rice with Jaggery and milk prepared in a new brass, earthen pot decorated with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion (Kumkum). A lamp is lit on top of the pot and is called Bonam Jyoti.

This festival is considered as the thanksgiving to the Goddess for the wish fulfillmen…

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Ganesh Visarjan 2024 Dates, Vidhi & Mantra

Ganesh Visarjan is the process of immersion of the Lord Ganesha idol in water. It signifies the end of the Ganesh Navratri and the return of Lord Ganesha to his abode, Kailash.

The word "Visarjan" is derived from the Sanskrit word "Visarjana" which means "to immerse".

Ganesh Navratri or Ganesh Utsav celebrations start from Ganesh Chaturthi. And on the tenth day of the festival, which is also known as Anant Chaturdashi in Hindu month Bhadrapada people take Ganesh idols and submerge them in water.

The day typically falls in August or September and is celebrated with large public gatherings and processions, where devotees carry idols of Ganesh through the streets for the Nimajjanam or immersion. 

Vinayaka Chavithi Vratha Katha - Vinayaka Vratha Kalpam in Telugu.

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of the year. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god who is the son o…

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Bihu 2024 – The Harvest Festival of The Assamese

It would not be wrong to call Bihu festival as the most celebrated festival of the Assamese Community. Although the word Bihu does not have a translation into English, yet it is not just a word, it is an emotion altogether.

Bihu teaches every Assamese to celebrate the joy of harvest. Fundamentally, there are three Bihus celebrated by the Assamese Community.

They go by the name- Rongali or Bohag Bihu ( festival of happiness), Bhogali or Magh Bihu(festival of feasting) and Kongali or Kati Bihu ( reflecting scarcity).

All these festivals have their own significance and marked certain occasions for the farmers of Assam.

Initially, these festivals were celebrated during the leisure periods between the farming seasons. However, over the years it became the identity of the Assamese people.

Bihu 2024 Date

Bihu is celebrated on Tuesday 16th January, 2024.

Bihu Festival - Origin and Significance

The history of Bihu c…

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Dattatreya Jayanti 2024 or Datta Jayanti Legend, Rituals & Date

Dattatreya jayanti is also known as Datta Jayanti, it marks the birth celebrations of the Hindu God Dattatreya. Lord Datta is the combined form of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Datta Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of Margashira month of the Hindu calendar. Dattatreya Jayanti 2024 Date In 2024 Datta Jayanti is on Saturday, 14th December. Purnima Tithi starts at 4:58 PM on 14th December and ends at 3:31 PM on 15th December. Story of Lord Dattatreya According to legend the virtuous wife of Sage Atri that is Anasuya did penance to get a son who is like the three supreme lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Saraswati, Laxmi and Parvati asked the Trimurti to go and test the virtuousness of Anusaya. Accordingly, the three Gods went in the disguise of sanyasis and asked Anusaya to give them alms naked. Anusaya sprinkled water on the sanyasis and turned them into babies and then breastfed them. She then narrated the incident to her husband who took the babies into …
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Rishi Panchami 2024 Date, Rituals & Story

Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada and is also called Bhadrapada Shukla Panchami. This is the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Rishi Panchami is dedicated to the seven rishis. The seven sages are remembered on this day.

The Seven Sages

These sages are Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni, and Vashishta. This is the day when people remember and thank the sages who have worked so hard for the welfare of mankind and society.

Rishi Panchami 2024 Date

In 2024 Rishi Panchami will be celebrated on Sunday, September 8th.

Panchami tithi starts at 05:37 pm on September 7th and ends at 07: 58 pm on September 8th.

Rituals on Rishi Panchami

On this day women will observe a fast. In some parts of India like Rajasthan sisters tie a sacred thread on the wrist of their brothers and sisters.

The brothers and sisters pray for each other’s well-being and give…

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Narasimha Jayanti 2024 Date, Story, Fasting time & Significance

Narasimha Jayanti is a Hindu festival and auspicious day that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha.

Lord Narasimha is the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu's Dashavatara in the form of half-man and half-lion.

According to Puranas, Narshimha form appeared during sunset of Chaturdashi and hence the rituals are carried out during the sunset.

Narasimha Jayanti 2024 Date & Timings

Narasimha Jayanti in 2024 will be observed on Tuesday, 21st May.

Timings Chaturdashi Tithi Starts on 21st May 2024 at 05:39 PM Chaturdashi Tithi Ends on 22nd May 2024 at 06:47 PM

Narasimha Jayanti Sayana Kala Puja time is between 04:24 PM to 07:09 PM

Narasimha Jayanti Madhyahna Sankalp Time is between 10:56 AM to 01:40 PM

Below are the next few year dates for Narasimha Jayanti.

YearDate2023Thursday, 4th of May2024Tuesday, 21st of May2025Sunday, 11th of May Story …
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Karva Chauth 2024 Date, Importance & Rituals

The Karva Chauth is observed by Hindu women after four days of the full moon, also known as the Purnima, during the month of Kartik. Since the festival is celebrated based on the Gregorian calendar, dates for this ceremony might vary. This is mainly because this particular calendar is not calculated on the basis of movements of constellations. Instead, the calendar is tabular in nature, which considers the moon’s movements.

Most Hindu festivals are based on the lunisolar calendar.  Karva Chauth also happens to be one of them. Therefore, as a characteristic, the festival is celebrated based on astronomical positions. Out of all heavenly bodies, the positions of the moon are considered to be the main foundation for deciding the date of the festival.

Karwa Chauth 2024 Date & Puja Timings

In 2024, Karwa Chauth Date is on Sunday, 20th October.

Karva Chauth Puja Timings - 05:46 PM to 07:02 PM Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time - 06:25 AM to 07:…
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Thai Pongal 2024 Date, Celebrations of Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal is a festival celebrated by the Tamilians and it is dedicated to Sun God. This festival is celebrated in the month of January and this is a festival that is celebrated for four days.

Thai is the name of the tenth month in the Tamil calendar. On the same day, Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi and other south India people celebrates as Makar Sankranthi or Pongal.

The first day of the festival is Bhogi. On the second day of the festival is known as Thai Pongal. Third day is Mattu Pongal & fourth one is Kanuma.

Thai Pongal 2024 Date

Thai Pongal in 2024 will be celebrated on Monday 15th January.

Rituals, Events & Food Preparations

Thai Pongal is the day when Uttarayan begins. On the day of the festival, all the family members will rise early and get bathe and get ready to prepare the Pongal. 

The garden where the Pongal is going to be cooked is cleaned and decorated with kolam. Water is boiled in an…

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Baisakhi 2024 Date, Festivities

Baisakhi is the most important festival celebrated by Sikhs in the month of April. It is the New Year of the Sikhs. Baisakhi is also known as Vaisakhi and it is one of the most important festivals in Punjab.  This takes place during the time when the Rabi crop is ready for harvesting. The farmers pray to God for a good harvest and thank God for all the good things that they have given them

Baisakhi 2024 Dates

In 2024, the Baisakhi festival is celebrated on Saturday, April 13.

Baisakhi Celebrations

Gurudwaras are cleaned and decorated. On the day of the festival, people visit the Gurudwaras and pray to the Lord. There are special prayers in the morning. After the prayers, the Khada Prasad is distributed in the Gurudwara. Holy recitals are read from the Guru Granth Sahib in the Gurudwaras. Holy processions by religious men are taken out in the city. Kar Seva or physical labor services are offered by the people in the Gurudwaras. Langar is also o…

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Aadi Krithigai 2024 Date, Story & Celebrations

Aadi Krithigai is a Tamil festival dedicated to Lord Murugan (Subrahmanya Swamy). It is celebrated in the Tamil month Aadi.

In Aadi month devotees perform more poojas and other religious activities. Aadi Krittigai is celebrated on the day of Krittika nakshatra in the Aadi month.

Aadi Krithigai is also pronounced as Aadi Krittika, Aadi Krithika, Aadi Krithikai. This day is specially dedicated to praying to Lord Muruga as Krittika Nakshatra is favorable to Lord Muruga.

On this day the 6 Arupadai Veedu temples are decorated and special offerings are made to Lord Muruga.

Aadi Krithigai 2024 Date

In 2024 Aadi Krithigai is on Monday, 29th July.

Krithigai Nakshatra starts : 10:55 am on July 29th 2024

Krithigai Nakshatra ends: 10:23 am on July 30th 2024

Story of Aadi Krithikai

As per legend six flames were released from the third eye of Lord Shiva. These were brought to the Sarvana pond where the Karthi…

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Gita Jayanti 2024 Date, History & Celebrations

Bhagavad Gita - Ancient History

Bhagavath-Gita is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic literature.

This knowledge was first spoken to the Sun God (Vivasvan) by Lord Sri Krishna. And Sun God, Vivasvan explained it to Manu, and Manu explained it to Iksvaku.

And in this way, one after another this yoga was coming in disciplic succession. But in due course of time, this knowledge was lost.

Gita Jayanti - Why it is Celebrated?

Gita Jayanthi - On this holy day sacred Hindu text Bhagavad Gita was again spoken to Arjuna by Lord Krishna.

It is celebrated in the Margashirsh (Margashira/Margazhi) month of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi.

The Bhagavad Gita was told by Shri Krishna to Arjuna just before the start of the battle of Kurushektra. The same was narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra (father of Kauravas).

Sanjaya w…

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Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date, Importance – வைகாசி விசாகம்

Vaikasi Visakam, the Tamil festival celebrates the incarnation of Lord Muruga. This festival falls in the Tamil month Vaigasi on the full moon day and in the Vishaka nakshatra.

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date

In 2024 Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated on Thursday, May 23.

2025 - Monday, June 9

2026 - Saturday, May 30

Significance of Vaikasi Visakam & Birth of Muruga

The demons Surapadma, Tarakasura, and Singamugha were causing lots of trouble to the gods. The Gods then approached Lord Shiva for help.

Lord Shiva meditated his third eye and formed 6 sparks of fire which were carried by Agni and Vayu to the Ganges. From here the sparks were taken to pond Saravana.

The six sparks were transformed into six babies and then Goddess Parvati embraced and made these 6 babies into one. This was Lord Muruga or Lord Kartika who killed the demons.

The six faces of Muruga stand for creation, preservation, destruct…

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