9 Goddess Worship in Navratri 2016 Festival


9 Goddess Worship in Navratri 2016 Festival. Hindu Goddess worshipped on the Nine days of Navaratri Festival. Sharad Navratri is an annual festival celebrated for nine days in the month of September – October.

Sharad Navratri festival 2016 dates are –

Pratipada, Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja is on Navratri Day 1 Saturday – October 1, 2016
Pratipada, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja is on Day 2 Sunday – October 2, 2016-
Brahmacharini Puja is on Day 3 Monday (Dwitiya) – October 3, 2016

Chandraghanta Puja is on Day 4 Tuesday (Tritiya) – October 4, 2016
Kushmanda puja is on Day 5 Wednesday (Chaturthi) – October 5, 2016
Skandamata Puja is on Day 6 Thursday (Panchami) – October 6, 2016

Katyayani Puja is on Day 7 Friday (Shashthi) – October 7, 2016
Kalaratri Puja is on Day 8 Saturday (Saptami) – October 8, 2016

October 9, 2016 Sunday

Mahashtmi on the 9th day is of more importance and Mahagauri Puja, Durga Maha Ashtami Puja, Saraswati Puja is conducted on this day.

October 10, 2016 Monday

Maha Navami 2016 falls on 10th October. Siddhidatri Pooja, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa is conducted on this day.

October 11, 2016 Tuesday

This year Vijyadashmi or Dussehra falls on the 11th day Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan is conducted on this day.

9 Goddess Worship in Navratri 2016 Festival

October 5, 2016 |

Hindu Festivals 2016 March


Important Hinduism festivals in 2016 March. March is a month of Hindus all over the world. The most important festival of Shiva, the Maha Shivratri falls on this month. Other popular festivals such as Holi, Panguni Uthiram, Holi, Rang Panchami and Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Ultsavam also falls on this month. Below is the full festivals calendar list.

2016 March 7


March 9

Surya Grahan in the early morning hours in India
Phalgun month starts in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat Calendars

10 March

Phulera Dooj
Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti

12 March

Sant Chaturthi

13 March

Kumbha Bharani

14 March 2016

Sabarimala Temple Festival begins
Shasti Vrata
Kharmas begins in North India
Panguni Month begins in Tamil Calendar
Meena Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar
Karadaiyin Nombu in Tamil Nadu

15 March

Kamda Saptami Vrat
Chaitra month begins in Bengali Calendars

16 March

Monthly Durga Ashtami Fasting begins
Holashtak begins in North India

March 18

Phagu Dasami

March 19

Ekadasi Fasting
Amalki Ekadasi

March 20

Pradosh Vrat

21 March

Arattupuzha Pooram

March 22

Holika Dahan

23 March 2016

Purnima Vrat
Panguni Uthiram
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Arat

March 24

Chaitra Month begins in North India calendars
Festival begins in Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple

March 25

Bhai Dooj and Chitragupta Puja in Madhya Pradesh
Tukaram Beej

March 26

Chathrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti as per Tithi

March 27

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

28 March

Rang Panchami

29 March

Eknath Sashti

30 March

Sheetala Saptami Vrat in North India

31 March

Sheetala Ashtami in Basora

March 7, 2016 |

Satyanarayan Puja Vrat Dates 2014


Satyanarayan Puja Vrat Dates 2014. Satyanarayan pooja is performed to obtain the blessings of Lord Narayan, one of the forms of Vishnu. The puja is usually done on Purnima or full moon day of every Hindu month. Below are the dates of Satyanarayan pooja

Upcoming Satyanarayan Puja Vrat Dates 2014 details

12th July 2014, Saturday on Ashadha Purnima
10th August 2014, Sunday on Shravana Purnima
08th September 2014, Monday on Bhadrapada Purnima
08th October 2014, Wednesday on Ashwin Purnima
06th November 2014, Thursday on Kartik Purnima
06th December 2014, Saturday on Margashirsha Purnima


May 17, 2014 |

Veda Vyasa Jayanti


2014 Veda Vyasa Jayanti is celebrated on 1st April 2014, Tuesday. Sage Vyasa Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Vyasa, the author of famous Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is said that Vyasa appeared on different occasion to spread Dharma and hence Vedavyasa Jayanti is celebrated on various dates in various regions. Veda Vyasa Jayanti in Vaishaka month is on 12th May 2014.

Veda Vyasar is an important figure in Hinduism and is one of the seven Chiranjeevis (immortals) who are believed to be still in existence. Vyasa classified the Vedas into four parts. He is also the 4th member of Rishi Parampara of the Advaita Guru Paramapara of which Adi Shankaracharya is the chief proponent.

Guru Poornima or Vyasa Purnima is another important festival dedicated to Sage Vyasa. The date of 2014 Vyasa Purnima is on 12th July.


March 26, 2014 |

Hindu Festivals April 2014


Hindu Festival April 2014 calendar for finding the important festivals celebrated in this month. Main festivals and auspicious days in April include Veda Vyasa Jayanti, Ashokashtami, Rama Navami, Sabarimala Temple Arattu, and Panguni Uthiram. Detailed calendar below.

2014 April Hindu Festivals

1st April 2014 – Veda Vyasa Jayanti

2nd April

Matsya Jayanti
Gauri Tritiya
Sharkara – Chirayainkeezhu Bharani
Kodungalloor Bharani in Meena Masam

4th April 2014

Sri Panchami
Sree Lakshmi Panchami
Sabarimala Temple Festival starts
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Festival begins

5th April 2014 – Shasti Vrata

6th April – Bhanu Saptami

7th April 2014 – Chaitra Durga Ashtami, Ashokashtami

8th April 2014 – Ramnavami, Swaminarayan Jayanti

11th April – Arattupuzha Pooram, Kamda Ekadasi

12th April 2014 – Shani Pradosh

13th April 2014

Mahaveera Jayanti, Painkuni Uthram
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Arattu
Sabarimala Temple Arattu

14th April 2014

Chithirai Masam begins, Meda Masam begins

15th April 2014

Vishu Festival
Bihu Festival
Purnima Vrat
Hanuman Jayanti
Poheila Baishakh
Baishakh month begins



16th April 2014 – Vaishakh month begins

18th April – Sree Advayanandaguru Jayanti

24th April 2014 – Samadhi Day of Sathya Sai Baba

25th April 2014 – Varuthuni Ekadasi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti

26th April 2014 – Shani Pradosh

27th April 2014 – Matsya Jayanti in Kerala

29th April 2014 – Amavasya

30th April 2014 – Samadhi Day of Chattambi Swamy, Vaishakh month begins

March 26, 2014 |

Hindu Festivals March 2014


Hindu Festivals March 2014 calendar features important festival dates, fasting dates and auspicious days in March. Holi, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Karadaiyan Nombu, and Kumbha Bharani are some of the important festivals in March 2014.

1st March 2014 – Ettumanoor Temple Festival begins, Amavasya

2nd March 2014 – Phalgun Month starts in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

3rd March 2014 – Ramakrishna Jayanti

5th March 2014 – Poonthanam Day at Guruvayur Temple

6th March 2014 – Kumbha Bharani, Sashti Fasting

8th March 2014 – Holashtak in North India

10th March 2014 – Arattu at Ettumanoor Shiva Temple

11th March 2014 – Guruvayur Temple Sahasrakalasam ritual

12th March 2014

Festival begins at Guruvayoor Temple
Amalaki Ekadasi Fasting
Guruvayur Anayottam at 3 PM

14th March 2014 – Pradosh Vrat, Karadaiyan Nombu in Tamil Nadu

15th March 2014

Meena Masam starts in Kerala Calendar
Painguni month starts in Tamilnadu Calendar

16th March 2014

Holashtak ends in North India
Purnima – Full moon day
Holika Dahan
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
Chaitra Month begins in Bengal and Assam Calendars

17th March 2014

Festival begins at Ambalapuzha Temple
Chaitra month begins in North Indian calendars



18th March – Tukaram Beej

19th March – Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

20th March – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

21st March 2014 – Rang Panchami, Arattu at Guruvayur Krishna Temple

22nd March 2014 – Sant Eknath Sashti

23rd March 2014 – Bhanu Saptami

27th March 2014 – Papamochini Ekadasi Fasting

28th March 2014 – Pradosh Vrat, Madhu Krishna Trayodasi

30th March 2014 – Amavasya

31st March 2014

Chaitra Navratri begins
Ugadi – New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Gudi Padwa – New Year in Maharashtra
Chaitra Shukladi
Vikram Samvat 2071 begins in North India.
Chaitra month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

March 1, 2014 |

Maha Shivaratri Festival


2014 Mahashivaratri Festival is celebrated on 27th February, Thursday. Maha Shivaratri Festival is the most important day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivaratri, means the night of Shiva, annually falls on the 13th night/14th day of Hindu Maagha month (Phalguna month or Kumbha Masam in other Hinduism calendars followed in India). On Mahashivaratri, Lord Shiva is worshiped as Lingodbhava Murti in temples and Lingodbhava puja is performed on the night. Lingodbhavamurti is the form of Shiva which has neither a beginning nor an end.

There are many stories associated with Mahashivaratri Festival. One of the prominent among them is the mythological story where Lord Shiva appeared in front of Mahavishnu and Lord Brahma in the form of Lingodbhava. Hence this day is regarded as the birthday of Shiva. Shivarati also marks the day Mahadev performed Shiva Tandava, the divine cosmic dance. It is also the day Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati.

Devotees of Lord Shiva took vrat on Shivaratri day. The fasting begins on the early morning and ends on the next day morning. Shiva Panchakshari Mantra is the main mantra to be chanted on this day. Most devotees make it a point to spend the entire day/night in the temple by chanting Om Namah Shivaya.



February 14, 2014 |

Attukal Pongala Festival


The date of 2014 Attukal Pongala Festival is on 16th February 2014, Sunday. The festival ccelebrated at Attukal Devi Temple in Trivandrum annually for 10 days during February – March is one of the most popular temple festivals in India. Attukal Pongala starts on 8th February 2014 and concludes on 17th February 2014.The major event offering Pongala nivedyam (sacrificial offering) by women is on 16th February.

The festival is celebrated on the Malayalam month of Kumbham. The pongala offering to Goddess Parvati is performed by women on the 9th day of the festival. Due to the huge amount of women devotees, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is known as the Sabarimala of Women. Pongala Payasam is a sweet offering of boiled rice with jaggery, coconut gratings, and raisins, prepared in earthern pot to the Goddess.

The Lighting of the Pongala Hearths is at 10.30 AM and the sanctification of Pongala is at 02.30 PM when the temple priests starts sprinkling of holy water (theertham) on the Pongala payasam.

World Famous Festival Guinness Record

Attukal Bhagavaty Temple Pongala festival entered Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest annual gathering of women. The pongal festival on 2009 was attended by 2.5 million women.


February 10, 2014 |

Hindu Festivals February 2014


Hindu Festivals in February 2014 calendar with dates of important festivals such as Shivaratri, Ratha Saptami, Vasant Panchami, Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam, and Maasi Magham.

Hindu Festival Dates February 2014

2nd February 2014 – Tilkund Chaturthi

3rd February 2014 – Varad Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti

4th February 2014 – Vasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja
Aratu Festival begins at Ernakulathappan Temple, Kerala

5th February 2014 – Shitala Sashti in Bengal, Muruga Sashti Fasting

6th February – Ratha Saptami, Makara Bharani

7th February – Attukal Pongala Festival Begins with Kapp Kettu and Kudiyiruthu at Attukal Devi Temple

8th February – Bhishma Ashtami, Madhava Navami

10th February – Bheema Ekadasi, Ekadasi Fasting, Jaya Ekadasi

11th February – Bhishma Dwadashi, Aratu at Ernakulathappan Temple of Shiva

12th February 2014 – Pradosh Vrat, Vishwakarma Jayanti

13th February 2014

Guru Pushya Amrut in some calendars
Kumbha Masam begins in Kerala
Maasi Masam beigins in Tamil Nadu

14th February 2014

Phalgun month begins in Bengal
Guru Ravidasa Jayanti

15th February 2014

Phalgun Month begins in North India
Maasi Magham
Chottanikkara Makam

16th February 2014 – Attukal Pongala Festival at Attukal Devi Temple Kerala

18th February – Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting

19th February – Chhathrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

20th February – Swami Bhakthananda Guru Jayanti

24th February – Sri Ramdas Navami

25th February – Smarta Ekadasi

26th February – Vijaya Ekadasi, Ekadashi fasting

27th February 2014 – Maha Shivaratri, Pradosh Vrat

2014 maha shivaratri date calendar

January 21, 2014 |

2014 Pradosham Dates


2014 Pradosham Dates for observing Pradosha vrata or fasting. Pradosh is considered as an auspicious day of Lord Shiva. Pradosham is the 13th day of every lunar fortnight and falls twice monthly. Below is the 2014 dates for Praodsham.

Pradosham Calendar

13th January 2014, Monday (Soma Pradosham)
28th January 2014, Tuesday (Bhauma Pradosha)

12th February 2014, Wednesday
27th February 2014, Thursday

14th March 2014, Friday
28th March 2014, Friday

12th April 2014, Saturday – Shani Pradosha
26th April 2014, Saturday – Shani Pradosham

12th May 2014, Monday (Som Pradosham)
26th May 2014, Monday (Som Pradosham)

10th June 2014, Tuesday (Bhauma Pradosham)
24th June 2014, Tuesday (Bhauma Pradosh)

10th July 2014 – Thursday
24th July 2014 – Thursday

8th August 2014 – Friday
22nd August 2014 – Friday

6th September 2014 – Saturday – Shani Pradosham
21st September 2014 – Sunday

6th October 2014 – Monday – Som Pradosham
21st October 2014 – Tuesday

4th November 2014, Tuesday
19th November 2014, Wednesday (20th November in South Indian calendars)

4th December 2014, Thursday – Pradosham
19th December 2014, Friday – Pradosham

2014 shiva pradosha vrata dates 2014-pradosham-dates

January 16, 2014 |
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