Ashwayuja Pournima or Ashwin Purnima Importance & Dates

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, where as North Indians called it as Purnima. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Pournami that falls in the month of Ashwayujam or Ashwin is called as Ashwin Purnima or Ashwayuja Pournami. Ashwin Purnima (Sharad Purnima) Dates Ashwin Purnima 2018 Date - 24th October (Tuesday) Ashwin Purnima 2019 Date - 13th October (Sunday) Ashwin Purnima 2020 Date - 30th October (Friday) In some parts of India, it is called as Kojagiri Purnima or Kuanr Purnima. It is also called as Sharad Purnima as the day marks the beginning of Sharad Rutu. North Indian people celebrate Kojagari Lakshmi Puja, Kaumudi Puja, and Indra Puja on this day. In West Bengal, Lakshmi Puja is observed on this day. In Orissa it is also called as Kumar Purnima and they celebrate Gaja Lakshmi Puja on this day. In Puri Jagannath Tem…
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Bhadrapada Purnima or Bhadra Purnima

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Pournami that falls in the month of Bhadrapada or Badra is called as Bhadra Purnima or Bhadrapada Pournami. Bhadrapada Purnima is one of the popular festival in Gujrat, dedicated to Goddess Ambaji. At Ambaji temple in Arasur, Banaskantha district of Gujarat huge fair will be held. The temple is one of the fifty-one Shakthi peetas.
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Sravana Pournami or Sawan Purnima

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. Pournami that falls in the month of Shravanam is called as Sravana Purnima or Sravana Pournami or Sawan Purnima. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. The whole Sravana month is considered as very auspicious. Sravana Pournami is also called as Maha Sravanam. Raksha Bandhan(Rakhi Pournami) is celebrated on this day. The day is also celebrated as Hayagriva Jayanthi. On this day Narali Purnima or Nariyal Purnima is observed in Maharashtra. In Gujarat, the day is known as Akshar Purnima. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand people calls it as Kajri Purnima or Kajari Purnima.
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Ashada Purnima or Ashada Pournami

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. Pournami that falls in the month of Ashadam is called as Ashada Purnima or Ashada Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Ashada Purnima is known as Guru Pournami. As per Hindu Scriptures, the day is dedicated to Gurus (Teachers) to pay their respects & express the gratitude to their teachers. The day is also celebrated by Jains and Buddhists. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva taught yogic sciences very first time to Saptharishis (seven sages) Agastya, Atri, Bhardwaja, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vashista, and Visvamitra, because of this Lord Shiva is also called as Adi Yogi.
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Jyeshta Purnima or Jyeshta Pournami

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. Pournami that falls in the month of Jyeshta is called as Jyeshta Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Jyeshta Purnima is also known as Snan Purnima or Jagannatha Purnima. Snan yatra is celebrated in Puri Jagannath temple. Vat Savitri vrat is observed on this day by north Indian married women, to prolonging their married life.
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Vaisakha Pournami or Vaisakha Purnima

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Vaisakham is the second month in Hindu calendar. Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Pournami that falls in the month of Vaisakha is called as Vaisakha Purnima or Vaisakha Pournami or Baisakhi Pournami. Budha Jayanthi is celebrated on Vaisakha Purnima day, as this day is birth anniversary of Gautama Budha. The day is also called as Budha Purnima.
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Importance of Chaitra Pournami or Chaitra Purnima

Full moon days in Hindu calendar are known as Purnima or Pournami. South Indian people called it as Pournami, whereas North Indians called it as Purnima. Chaitra is the first month in Hindu calendar.   Apart from festivals, Pournami is a very important and auspicious day in Hindu calendar. Pournami that falls in the month of Chaitra is called as Chitra Purnima or Chaitra Pournami. Chaitra Purnima is Lord Hanuman’s birth anniversary, the day is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanthi. The tribal festival Chaitra Parva is celebrated on this day in Odisha and some parts of Bihar. The day is considered as Chitra Gupta's birthday. Tamil people celebrates Chaitra Pournami as Chitragupta Puja. He is the assistant of Lord Yama. It is believed that Chitragupta will erase all the negative karmas and sins.
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About Rohini Vrat & Vrat Vidhi

Rohini Vrat is popular vrat practiced by the Jain community. The vrat is observed on Rohini Nakshatra day by Jain ladies for health and long life of their husbands. In some families, all the family members observe this vrat. According to Hindu and Jain calendars, 7 nakshatras are there, among them Rohini is fourth nakshatra. nakshatra falls once  in every twenty seven days. Rohini vrat is observed on the day after sunrise. Rohini Vrat Vidhi On the day, devotees observing the fast wakes early and takes the holy bath. A photo or an idol of Vasupujya (one of the Twenty four Tirtankaras) is set up in the puja room. A puja is performed to the idol after a holy bath and offerings are made like dhoop and prasad. After the puja, devotees start the fasting and that stretches up to the rise of next nakshatra called Marghashira or Marghashirsha. After the end of vrat, they visit the temple and do charity works like feeding poor people, giving cloths. The significance …
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Akshaya Tritiya Significance & Observances

Akshaya Tritiya is a highly auspicious and holy day for Hindus. In some parts of India, it is called as Akti or Akha Teej. As per Hindu calendar, it falls on Vaishakha month, Shukla Paksha Tritiya (Third day during bright half of Vaisakha month). Akshaya Tritiya is the day of the birth of Lord Parashurama who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Akshaya is a Sanskrit word, which means never diminishing and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. Significance According to beliefs, on Akshaya Tritiya day Veda Vyasa Maharshi started to write Mahabharata. It is believed that on this day Satya Yuga got over and Tretha Yuga got started. A couple of legends is associated with Akshaya Tritiya, one of the legends is, on this day Lord Krishna the incarnation of Lord Vishnu gifted Akshaya Patra (The food bowl, that would never go empty) to Pandavas. Why people purchase gold on Akshay Tritiya? Akshaya Tritiya is believed as never diminishing and it is also …
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Hanuman Jayanthi, Veer Hanuman Shobha Yatra

Hanuman Jayanthi Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Sri Hanuman, The Monkey God. Lord Hanuman born on Purnima day in the month of Chaitra, i.e, on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha. Devotees offer prayers to Hanuman by going temples or at home by chanting Hanuman chalisa. Hanuman Jayanthi Shobha yatra is a rally by Hanuman Devotees. In 2017, Hanuman Jayanthi is falling on April, 11th. In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on Moola Nakshatra which falls in Hindu lunar month of Margazhi (Margashiram), in Karnataka it is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi of Margashira Month. In my post I explained about Hindu Calendar or Panchangam. Hanuman is a devotee of Sri Rama. He is also called as Anjeya or Anjaneeputra. Hauman is believed to have magical powers. In India most of the villages have Lord Hanuman Temple. Telugu people observe fast or vrat with Hanuman maladharana for 41 days, which starts on Chaitra Pournami and ends on the tenth day (Dashami…
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Skanda Sashti

Sashti tithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda and the day is called as Skanda Sashti, it also called as Kanda Sashti. Skanda Sasti is one of the main festivals for Tamil Hindus. Lord Subramanya is known as Skanda, Murugan, Kartikeyan. He is the son of God Shiva & goddess Parvathi. Skanda is considered as brother of Lord Ganesha. His vehicle is Peacock. As per Hindu calendar, in every month during shukla paksha, sashti  tithi (the sixth day in the bright half of the month) is considered as Skanda Sashti. Skanda Sashti Vrat When Sashti tithi(Sixth Lunar Day) is combined with Panchami tithi (Fifth Lunar Day) is preferred for Skanda Sashti Vrat. This has been mentioned in Dharmasindhu & Nirnayasindhu (Sacred writings of Hindu Religion). Vrat is observed by devotees with fasting and performing puja to Lord Subrahmanya in temples or at home. Devotees takes only fruits, milk or any naivedyam offered to god as a food for the day. Soora Samhara In the lunar month of …
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Telugu, Kannada New Year Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for Telugu and Kannada people. This is the most auspicious & important festival for Telugu and Kannada communities. In some parts of India, Ugadi is known as Bharathiya Nava Varsh or Vikram Samvat. In Maharashtra this day celebrated as Gudi Padwa (Marati New Year). In Rajasthan, the Marwari people celebrate the same day as Thapna. The Sindhis celebrate as Cheti Chand, manipuris celebrate as Sajibu Nongma Panba. The Hindus of Bali & Indonesia celebrate as Nyepi. The name of the festival is derived from Sanskrit, Yuga (Time or Era) + Adi (Starts) = Yugadi or Ugadi. List of Ugadi Festival Dates in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Hevalambi Nama Ugadi Date in 2017 - W1ednesday, 29th March. Vilambi Nama Ugadi Date in 2018 - Sunday, 18th March. Vikari Nama Ugadi Date in 2019 - Saturday, 6th April. Sharvari Nama Ugadi Date in 2020 - Wednesday, 25th March. Full list of 60 Telugu Year names from the year 1867 to 2106. When Ugadi is Ce…
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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, Rituals & Date | Karthigai Deepam 2018

Karthika Pournami or Kartik Purnima is a holy festival for Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities. It’s celebrated on the Purnima (The Full Moon) Day in the month of Kartik (The 15th Day of the month Kartik). In Tamilnadu, the festival is called as Karthigai Deepam, Telugu people called as Karthika Pournami or Karthika Punnami. Kartik Purnima 2018 Date (Karthika Pournami or Karthigai Deepam 2018) 23rd November -Friday The 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 arr…
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