Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Paool Pujan Ceremony- Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Wallpapers - Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mukh Darshan Ceremony First Look Foto & Video

In 2018, Ganesha Chaturthi will start on Thursday, 23rd September 2018 and the preparations for Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Ganeshotsav Pandal will soon start.

As always, the start of this auspicious event happens with a Pooja called “Ganesh Muhurat Poojan” or “Paool Pujan” or “Paul Poojan”

During this pooja, devotees pay respect to a giant sculpture of a foot of Ganesha idol. Flowers are placed around the foot of the idol as well as under it. Offerings of fruits, coconut and betel nuts are also made to this feet of Lord Ganesha.

This pooja usually takes place around 60 – 75 days before Ganesh Chaturthi and after this puja the sculptors work immensely hard, day and night to make this magnificent idol of Lalbaugcha Raja on the foot of the Lord Ganesha which was previously worshiped during “Ganesh Muhurat Poojan” or “Paool Pujan”.

Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Paool Pujan Ceremony :

The “Ganesh Muhurat Poojan” or the “Paool Pujan” ceremony of the Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Ganeshotsav Pandal will take place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Lalbaug Market Hanuman Temple from 5:00 pm on wards.

In 2018, the Charan Puja or Paul Puja Ceremony of Lalbaugcha Raja will take place on Tuesday, 19th June 2018.

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Charan Puja / Padya Pujan is a ceremony where in the feet of Lalbaugcha Raja is made and a pooja is performed on it as shown in photos below. After this puja, this leg is attaches to the idol made by the work men.

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Renowned Bollywood art director Nitin Desai will once again designed the set that houses Lalbaugcha Raja during Ganesh Chaturthi 2018.

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In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 13 September 2018. At that time we will have here Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Wallpapers.
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Jaya Parvati Vrat Importance - Jaya Parvati Vrat Rituals - Celebration - Story of Jaya Parvati Vrat - How to Observed

Jaya Parvati Vrat Importance

Women observe Jaya Parvati Vrat for either a good husband and to assure happiness and love in their married life. It is believed that those who observe this fast devotedly are blessed with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This Vrat is observed for the family’s well being and to ensure happiness and prosperity in home. All the wishes and desires of the devotees are fulfilled if they observe Jaya Parvati Vrat with devotion.

Jaya Parvati Vrat Rituals - Celebration

Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed in dedication to Goddess Jaya. The devotees who observe this fast should strictly abstain from eating food with salt in it for 5 days. Consumption of wheat and some vegetables is also not permitted during this period.

On the first day of this fast, Javara or wheat seeds are planted in a small earthen pot and is placed at the place of worship in one’s home. Then, the devotees perform puja of this pot for 5 days continuously. The pot containing wheat seeds is watered everyday at the time of Puja. Vermillion is put on a necklace-like strand made of cotton wool which is known as Nagla. This strand is then kept around the edges of the pot.

On the last day of the fast, women who observe Jaya Parvati Vrat observe Jaya Parvati Jagran. On the night of this day, they stay awake all night long singing hymns and bhajans and chanting Aartis. This night vigil is done till the next day which is celebrated as Gauri Tritiya when this 5-day long fast is broken.

On the very next day of Jagran, the wheat grass in the pot is taken out and put in a holy river or any other water body. Puja is performed and other important religious rituals are observed, after which, women break the fast by eating a wholesome meal comprising of cereals, vegetables and salt.

Story of Jaya Parvati Vrat

Legend has it that a childless couple prayed to Lord Shiva and Parvati for a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva appeared them in their dream and asked them to worship a Shivling existing in a nearby dense forest.

The couple went to the forest and found the Shivling and cleaned the place for worship. The husband then went to get flowers but was bitten by a snake on the way.

A worried wife found the husband in an unconscious state; she returned to the Shivling and started praying for the safety of her husband.

The true devotion of the wife melted the heart of Shiva and Parvati and they brought the husband back to life. The couple then continued their worship and in due course was blessed with a child.

Jaya Parvati Vrat is based on this ancient tale and it is believed that those who observe the Vrat will have a long married life and will be blessed with healthy children.

How to Observed  Jaya Parvati Vrat

Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed in the month of Ashada in Gujarat and is observed by women.

Jayaparvati Vrat and Jagran is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The Vrat is observed for a happy, peaceful and prosperous life. Here is a brief procedure of how to do or perform Jaya Parvati Vrat. This is not a step by step guide but only give a brief idea.

Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed for five days. The Vrat starts on the 13th day in the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Ashada (June – July).

Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped during the five-day period. Various poojas dedicated to Shiva and Parvati like the Uma Maheshwar puja are performed during this period.

Salt is completely avoided during the five days of Vrata. Wheat and vegetables are also avoided.
On the fifth day, an all night vigil or ‘jagran’ is kept by those observing the Vrata. This staying awake during the night is referred as Jayaparvati Jagran.

Jaya Parvati Vrat is broken by eating food containing wheat and salt on the final day.

There is a tradition that those who observe Jaya Parvati Vrat should do it for five or seven years consecutively.
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Jaya Parvati Vrat Date and Pooja timing of 2018

The Hindu festival of Jaya Parvati Vrat holds immense significance among women. It is a 5-day fasting celebration that is observed by women in Northern parts of India, especially Gujarat. The festivities and the Vrat is basically associated with Goddess Jaya, an avatar of Goddess Parvati. Jaya Parvati Vrat is a 5-day festival that is celebrated in the month of Ashadha. The festivities begin on Trayodashi tithi in Shukla Paksha and ends on Tritiya tithi in Krishna Paksha after a span of 5 days. Unmarried women observe this fast for good husband whereas married women observe this fast for marital bliss and for their husband’s long life. This fast, if begun once, should be continued for 5, 7, 9, 11 or 20 years consistently.

Jaya Parvati Vrat Date and Pooja timing of 2018

Jaya Parvati Vrat is a five-day Vrat observed by married women in the Hindu lunar month of Ashad or Ashara mainly in Gujarat. Jayaparvati Vrat 2018 is from July 25 to July 30 morning. Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran 2018 date is July 29. The Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is performed for the well being of the family and for peace and prosperity.

JayaParvati Vrat Pradosh Puja Muhurt / Timing - 7:12 PM to 9:18 PM
Jaya Parvati Vrat Starts on Tuesday 24th July 2018
Jaya Parvati Vrat Ends on Tuesday 31 th July 2018
Trayodashi Tithi Starts - 6:25 PM on 24 July 2018
Trayodashi Tithi Ends - 8:45 PM on 25 July 2018

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World Military Day Date

World Military Day is celebrated on 17th May every year.

About Military Day

There is no exact specification of date regarding its actual celebration as it depends upon countries as per their own internal administrative priorities.For instance, it was observed on 28th of June 2014 in UK and 17 May 2014 in U.S. Perhaps, thereare certain countries that have got even better specifications to commemorate this day.World Military Day is observed each year by several nations across the world in honor of those soldiers who lost their lives while battling for their motherland.

There is no exact specification of date regarding its actual celebration as it depends upon countries as per their own internal administrative priorities. Brave soldiers are known to offer their lives while fighting for their motherland.Professionals who are well trained in making use of modern ammunition and armory are considered to be most effective in protecting their homeland whenever needed. 

Armed forces are known to maintain a strict code for everything they do and World Military Day is no exception in this regard. Military units along with the respective members are known to get dressed in an active manner offering a unique feast for the eyes. Meanwhile, families belonging to soldiers, captains, squadron leaders, field marshals and other dignitaries find it the best way to interact with one another.
After the initial proceedings, there are several cultural events are organized. Military forces are known to organize an official march past for the visiting chief guest.

Valuable services offered by respective military forces of each nation are best remembered on this day.

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 I’m very grateful to them who have fought for our freedom. Happy World Military Day.

Today we are breathing freely just because we live in a free country.

The power of Military terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.Happy Military Day.

 Happy World Military Day to all! 
Thanks to all the military personnel who have & are serving our country.

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Goa Carnival Date - About Goa Carnival - Route of Goa Carnival-History - Celebration - Images

Goa Carnival

February heralds the carnival at Goa.For three days and nights the streets come alive with lights and color. Held in mid February, the week-long event is a time for lively processio This carnival cum festival was first started in Goa in the year 1961. Since the state has experienced the reign of different Portuguese rulers for more than 500 years, this festival reflects some of the Portuguese lifestyle. Goa festival is one of the famous Indian Carnivals as it is a complete sell out in terms of tourism capacities.

Some Fact about Goa Carnval

Event : Goa Carnival
Location : Panjim, Mapusa, Margoa and Vasco da Gama
State : Goa
Category : Carnival, festival
Date : 2nd March to 5th March 2019
Main Attraction : Goa Carnival reflects the rich tradition and culture 

Route of Goa Carnival
March 2: Miramar To Dona Paula
March 3: Margao and Bhavani Sadan, Kaziwada To Tisk, Ponda
March 4: Saint Andrew Church To Vasco railway station
Curchorem Railway Station To Bus Stand
March 5: Mapusa Court To Bus Stand
Morjim Church To Vidya Prasarak High School

History of Goa Carnival

Based on the Christian tradition of Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Wednesday) which refers to the events of the carnival celebrations; Goa Carnival is a festival that celebrates the culture and cuisine of Goa on a grand scale every year.

Originating from the tradition of Mardi Gras, a tradition of hedonistic feasts and dancing & drinking bouts before the fasting and abstinence associated with penitential season of lent, Goa Carnival is a 4 day razzmatazz that is observed all through the state with great gusto and zeal.

Goa Carnival Celebrations

Goa Carnival is the most awaited event in Goa, preparations for which start from December itself. Other than music, dance and other entertainment, the carnival in Goa also features short plays depicting the tradition and culture of Goa in a unique way.Pre-Lent carnivals are a time for fun and Goa's carnival is revelry all the way. It's the last big bash before the season of Lent starts, and this is when Goa parties for five days, non-stop.

The Goa Carnival, true to form, is a time for unrestrained merrymaking with fashion, dancing, processions, music performed by both local and national level artists and unlimited food, with more than 70 stalls providing food and beverages, being part and parcel of the festivities.

The festival will kick start on the 8th of February with a Food and Culturalfestival with cooking competition being the main feature of the day.The opening ceremony with be held on the 25th of February 2018.

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Devshayani Ekadashi Date of 2018 to 2025 - Historic Significance - Celebration - Rituals

Devshayani Ekadashi Date of  2018 to 2025

Devshayani Ekadashi is also known by the name Ashadh Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, Hari Shayani Ekadashi, Maha-Ekadashi and Prathama Ekadashi. Chaturmas, the holy period of four months when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep usually begins after Devshayani Ekadashi.

Devshayani Ekadashi usually begins days after the Puri Rath Yatra. Padarpur Yatra in Maharashtra too concludes on this day. Pilgrims in Maharashtra observe Devshayani Ekadashi with religious fervor. Main celebration occurs in Lord Vithal temple. Lord Vital is considered an incarnation of Lord Krishna. 

Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2018 : 23rd July 2018 (Monday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2019 : 12ve July 2018 (Friday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2020 : 1st July 2020 (Wednesday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2021 : 20th July 2021 (Tuesday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2022 : 10th July 2022 (Sunday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2023 : 29th June 2023 (Thursday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2024 : 17th July 2024 (Wednesday)
Devshayani Ekadashi Date of Year 2025 : 6th July 2025 (Sunday)

Devshayani Ekadashi  Historic Significance 

Religious scriptures have it that the significance of Devshayani Ekadashi was first explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira. A King by the name of Mandata had to face drought for three years in a row in his kingdom. This created a precarious condition and the residents of the kingdom had to face hard times. Rivers dried out and man and animal suffered immensely. The King saddened by the happenings in his kingdom embarked on a journey to seek some solution for his people.

The King wished to appease the Rain Gods and met Rishi Angiras to seek a solution. The King was supposed to keep a fast on Devshayani Ekadashi alongwith the entire population of the kingdom as advised by the rishi. Lord Vishnu blessed the kingdom and heavy rains occurred following the religious devotion shown by the King and his peasants. With rains came prosperity and the people lived happily thereafter.

It became a ritual since then to fast on this auspicious day as this brought prosperity and luck to those who showed religious devotion.

Devshayani Ekadashi Celebration

Devotees get divine blessings of Lord Vishnu on Devshayani Ekadashi if they observe the day with utmost devotion. An ardent devotee is able to attain salvation if fasting is done in true earnest. Fasting on Devshayani Ekadashi helps devotees fulfil their wishes and help them attain freedom from any of the sins they have committed in the past.

Fasting on Devshayani Ekadashi also helps one strengthen the self control and become emotionally stable. Many devotees of Vishnu fast for 2 consecutive days. However, the fasting on the second day is suggested only for those who wish to attain Sanyas (salvation) in the long run. Widows and those looking forward to attaining Moksha too can go for the second day fast in Devshayani Ekadashi. 

Devshayani Ekadashi Rituals


Taking a holy bath is considered to be very auspicious on Dev Shayani Ekadashi. Devotees in large number gather at Nasik, to take a dip in the Godavari River, in the honour of Sri Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

On the day of Shayani Ekadashi, devotees keep a fast by refraining from specific foods like rice, beans, grains, cereals, specific vegetables and spices. By keeping a fast on this day, the observer will be able to resolve all the problems or tensions in life.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped on Shayani Ekadashi. Devotees decorate the idol of Lord Vishnu with Gadha, Chakra, Shank and bright yellow clothes. Incense sticks, flowers, betel, betel nut and Bhog are presented as offerings. After the puja ritual, aarti is sung and the prasad is eaten together with other devotees.

On Dev Shayani Ekadashi, the observer of this vrat must remain awake all night and chant religious bhajans or songs in praise of Lord Vishnu. Reciting religious books like ‘Vishnu Sahartanaam’ is also considered very auspicious.
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Bhatali Navami 2018 Date - Bhadli Navami Celebrations- Bhadli Fair in Jharkhand

 Bhatali Navami 2018 Date

The Hindu community in North India celebrate Bhadli Navami with immense religious fevor. Bhadli Navami also known by the name of Bhatali Navmi, Ashara Shukla Paksha Navmi, Kandarp Navmi and is generally celebrated during the Ashad month. The festival is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the Ashada month. An important fact related to Bhadli Navmi is that the day is usually considered to be the last day in the year for solemnizing marriages in the Hindu community. It is believed that after the Bhadli Navami, the Lords usually go to sleep, hence all auspicious activities are conducted during this period only. 

Bhatali Navami is celebrated 21st July 2018 Saturday.

Festivities Dedicated to Vishnu

The festival is observed in honour of Lord Vishnu. It is generally believed in Hindu Mythology that Lord Vishnu is the most powerful of the lot. Among Hindus, marriages cannot be held when the Lord is sleeping. Lord Vishnu’s blessings are necessary to make a married life happier.

Bhadli Navami falls on the last day before Lord Vishnu goes to sleep. Therefore, the devotees desire to spend the day in a unique manner and take the Lords blessings. Bhadli Navmi is the last day for any religious activity.

Bhadli Navami Celebrations

Hindus celebrate Bhadli Navmi  with great enthusiasm and numerous religious events are planned for the day to make the occasion unique. Special recital sessions for reading Holy Scriptures are held during the day and priests take special care to make offerings to Lord Vishnu. Songs written in honour of Lord Vishnu are also recited by the devotees to seek blessings from Vishnu.

Bhadli Fair in Jharkhand

Festivities associated with Bhadli can be seen in its real colours in the state of Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, devotees not only from within the state but also from neighbouring regions gather to celebrate the occasion. Jharkhand holds the Bhadli Fair since ancient times and the festivities continue unabated with the changing times too.
Itkhori in Jharkhand comes alive as festivities associated with Bhadli begin and devotees from all over the region dwell in this small town. An ancient temple belonging to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali in Itkhori is thronged by devotees seeking blessings.

Goddess Kali is worshiped as Jagdamba during the Bhadli fair in Itkhori. The devotees not only offer sacrifices but the fair attracts large number of devotees who come over from far and wide to get the Mudan sansakar of their young children done.

The Bhaddrakali temple in Itkhori is also known for its unique collection of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist deities in their idol form and devotees seek the blessings of all in unison to make their journey of life more meaningful and significant.
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Chaliho Sahib Festival-About Chaliho Sahib Festival-Description of Chaliho Sahib Festival - Festival of Sindhi

Chaliho Sahib Festival

Chaliho sahib is a festival of the Sindhu Community. Chaliho Sahib is a forty day fast observed by the Sindhis in the months of July-August. They pray to Lord Jhulelal for forty days and after the fast is over they celebrate the occasion as Thanks Giving Day with lots of gusto and festivities.  Since majority of the population of Thatta was of Sindhi Community, Chailho Sahib became a festival of the Sindhis. On every Friday langar is arranged for all. some many times sindhi saints from Chakarbhata, Jaipur and other cities visit Balaghat for this celebration. If any native sindhi family wish to take out procession of Bahrana Sahib from their own residence both the mandals come forward to help them in all the ways.

Description of Chaliho Festival 
Mirkshah Badshah, a Muslim invader of Sindhi was a tyrant and a religious fanatic. He troubled the people of Thatta and wanted them to convert to Islam. The Hindus prayed to Varun Devta or the God of Water by observing penance on the banks of the river for forty days. On the fortieth, Varun Devta heard their prayers and promised them to save them from the tyrant. The answer to the prayers of the Hindus was Jhulelal. Since majority of the population of Thatta was of SindhiCommunity, Chailho Sahib became a festival of the Sindhis.

During those forty days, the following rules are followed by all Sindhis :

  • Avoiding consumption of white items like rice, curd or milk
  • No sleeping on bed, but on floor
  • No fried eatables
  • No shaving or cutting hair
  • No use of soap or oil
  • No wearing leather belts or shoes
  • Avoiding non-vegetarian food
  • Wearing simple clothes
 Chaliho Sahib Festival Images

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Thaipusam festival -Thaipusam Festiva Procession-Location of Thaipusam celebrations-Celebration in Maleshya

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country and this multicultural and multilingual society makes the country a melting pot of various religious festivals. Thaipusam is just one of these festivals.

About Thaipusam  festival 

Hinduism is a minority religion in Malaysia. An estimated 9% of the total population of Malaysia are ethnic Indians, of whom almost 89% are practicing Hinduism.  The festival is dedicated Lord Subramanian who answers prayers, and is also a day of penance. The people who make their vows here show gratitude by undergoing the sacrificial self-mortification during the ceremonial event. Indian settlers came to Malaya in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these came to work as labourers on rubber plantations, while those who were English-educated occupied more professional positions. Some of the major Hindu festivals celebrated every year include Deepavali and Thaipusam.

Thaipusam  festival images

Thaipusam Procession

In the early morning on the eve of the celebration,Thaipusam procession from one temple to another main temple (varies according to region) can be several miles long.TheThaipusam procession will depart Srri Mahamariaman Temple with Lord Muruga's idol heading the procession. Hundreds of devotees carrying their kavadi or whatever form of sacrificial act that they opted for will go on this 9.5-mile procession, which is an 8-hour journey.. Family members and supporters will be following the devotees during this procession, chanting prayers and offering encouragement.

Batu Caves is one of the most renowned Hinde shrines located outside of India which is dedicated to the Lord Murugan. . Batu Caves is crowded with people especially during Thaipusam festival.
It is said that the limestone which forms the Batu Caves are as old as 400 million years old. The statue of Lord Murugan stands proud at 42.7 meters right outside of Batu Caves.
Location of Thaipusam celebrations
Below you can see a map with the location of the Batu Caves in northern Kuala Lumpur. 

You can simply scroll through the map with your mouse. Use the markers on the left to zoom in or out of the city map.

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Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Puja timing-Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi - Importance of Yogini Ekadashi Vrat - Pictures

Lord Shri Narayana, one of the other names of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped on the day of Yogini Ekadashi. The person who fast on this Ekadashi is liberated and even redeemed from from all sins, like cutting Peepal tree. Doing this fast results in eliminating any negative effects of any curse. This Ekadashi destroys all diseases of the body and makes you healthy & beautiful with excellent qualities and greatness. 

Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Puja timing

On 10th, Parana Time = 05:51 to 08:31
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 18:45
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 23:30 on 8th July 2018
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 21:27 on 9th July 2018

Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi

This Ekadashi is purely rewarding. The procedure of this fast is as follows:

1.The rules of the fast begins a day before. On the night of Dashmi, the devotee should not eat any meal made with barley, wheat and moong dal.
2.  On Ekadashi, one should not consume salted food, and it must also be avoided in the night of Dashami.
3.  After taking a bath at early morning on Ekadashi, one should vow for the fast.
4.  After that urn installation (Kalash sthapana) should be performed. The figure of Lord Vishnu should be placed on top of the urn and worshipped. At night, jagrans should be performed.
5.  This fast start from the night of Dashmi and ends on the morning of Dwadashi after charity and donation.
Importance of Yogini Ekadashi Vrat
People who observe fast on this day will be able to clear their problems in a successful manner. With their past sins cleansed, it is possible to lead a normal life without experiencing any problems again. Listening to the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha in detail will lead people towards observing the fast as per the rituals and traditions. Bhagwan Shri Krishna narrated the importance of the fast along with the legend associated with it to King Yudishthara.
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Dakshinayana Sankranti - Karka Sankranti - Rituals - Significance of Karka Sankranti

As per Hindu mythology one human year is equivalent to one day of the Gods. And Kark Sankranti or Dakshinayana is also the period when the sun transits to the south. During this period the nights are comparatively longer and the days are shorter. In northern India Dakshinayana will start from June 21st of the year and as in southern India Dakshinayana will start from 16th of July. The month of Aadi marks the beginning of Dakshinayana in Tamil Nadu and the belief associated with it is that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep during this period. The four holy months as per Hinduism falls during the period of Dakshinayana. People who have Pitr dosh in their horoscope get the Pitr Dosh puja done during this time and those who wish peace for the souls of their ancestors perform the Shraads during this time.

The Sun moves into Southern hemisphere during Dakshinayana and the period is considered to be the night-time for Gods. It is usually believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep during the Dakshinayana phase. The period is considered auspicious as Pitra make their way to the mother Earth during Dakshinayana. They then wait for their children to perform the ritual of Shradh.

In Hindu mythology Shradh has its own significance as it enables the soul to attain divine peace.  Dakshinayana is considered to be the best time to perform Shradh and helps the departed soul becomes oneself with the creator till they attain a new life form.

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Karka Sankranti - Rituals

Chaturmasam starting from Sravana to Karthiha Masa falls during Dakshinayana. As the name signifies, Chaturmasam is a four month celebration period. Lord Vishnu is worshiped during this period as the months are considered to be auspicious for worship.

Lord Vishnu is especially worshiped during these months and devotees after taking a dip in the river perform the ritual of Pitra Tarpan for their forefathers and other departed souls of their family. As they meditate and chant mantras daily during the ritual period, sattvik or vegetarian food is taken by the devotees.

Lord Vishnu is specially reverted during the festival period and the devotees chant Vishnu Sahsra nama stotram while worshiping Varaha Swamy during the festivities. Varaha Swamy is regarded as the third reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Various kinds of charity or Daan are also done during the period. These usually include Anna daan, Taila daan and Vastra daan. The recital of Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram brings peace and prosperity for the devotees during the phase. Worshiping the Sun God brings luck to the devotees during the Dakshinayana phase.

It is generally believed that one day in God’s life equals to a year in a human beings life, and therefore Dakshinayana marks the beginning of night time for the Gods.

Significance of Karka Sankranti
The prime purpose of puja and fasting on Karka Sankranti is to get relief from all the bad aspects of the life. Vishnu temples Lord Varaha Swamy is worshipped on Karka Sankranti. Chaturmasam starting from Shravana to Karthika Masa falls during Dakshinayana. Chaturmasam is a four month celebration period. Lord Vishnu is worshipped during this period. It is believed that one day in God’s life equals to a year in a human beings life. Hence, Dakshinayana marks the beginning of night time for the Gods.
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Sri Jagannath Dham Puri Tmple Festivals List Whole Year

There are festivals celebrated at the temple all throughout the year.

Puri, the holiest city of India and abode of Lord Jagannath is also among the beautiful cities that have a dynamic coastline. Along with the presence of serene bay with golden hued sand and rolling surf, Jagannatha Puri’s ambience in enhanced by multiple festivals observed round the year. The festivities keep the spirits of the city high, with joyous processions carried out every now and then inside or outside the temple.

Chandan yatra – chaitra Masarambha
Sneha yatra – Jyestha Paurnima
Rath yatra – shravan shukla
Jhulan yatra
Dashami to chaturdashi
Karkat or dakshinayana sankranti
Chitalagi amabashya – Shravana
Rahurekha lagi – Bhadraba
Krishnana janma
Saptapuri amabashya – Bhadraba
Ganesh chaturthi – Bhadraba
Rishi Panchami – Bhadraba 5th day
Radhastami – Bhadraba – 8th day
Parswava Parivartan – bhadraba 11th day
Bamam janma or sunia – bhadraba – 12th day
Anant chaturdashi – 1st sep bhadraba,14th day
Indra govinda puja – 2nd sep bhadraba full moon day
Sahasra kumbha mela – ashwina 8th day
Dasahara – ashwina
Kumar purnima – ashwina
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Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti Date-About Guru Hargobind Singh- Celebration-

Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti Date


Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday is celebration 5th July every year.Guru Hargobind Singh was the 6th guru of the Sikhs.Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti is one of the most significant festivals of the Sikhs. This festival is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind Singh, who was the sixth guru of the Sikhs. Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti is also known by the names of ‘Gurgaddi Divas’ or ‘Guru Hargobinda Sahib’. 

Guru Nanak laid the foundation of Sikh religion in late 15th century. There are about ten million followers of Sikhism in India. According to Sikh religion there were ten Gurus:Guru Angad (Guru 1539-52)
Guru Amar Das (Guru 1552-74)
Guru Ram Das (Guru 1574-81)
Guru Arjun (Guru 1581-1606)
Guru Hargobind (Guru 1606-44)
Guru Har Rai (Guru 1644-61)
Guru Harkrishan (Guru 1661-64)
Guru Tegh Bahadur (Guru 1664-75)
Guru Gobind Singh (Guru 1675-1708).

About Guru Hargobind Singh

Guru Har Gobind was the sixth guru of the Sikhs. Guru Hargobind Sahib was born at village Guru Ki Wadali in Amritsar district on Harh Vadi 7th (21 Harh), Samvat 1652 according to Nanakshi calendar that corresponds to 19th June, 1595 as per Gregorian calendar.

Guru Hargobind Sahib succeeded Guru Arjan Sahib in 1606 when he was just eleven years old.

Guru Hargobind Sahib carried two swords which are the symbols of shakti (power) and bhakti (meditation). One sword was called ‘Piri’ that was for Spiritual authority and the other for martial Power called ‘Miri’. Riding, hunting, wrestling and scores of other martial sports were introduced. Dhadd-players used to sing the martial songs like Vars to motivate the Sikhs of heroic deeds.

Thus, Sikhs became a military force and always continuously on feet to safeguard their independence.
Guru Sahib gave preaching and praying to the Sikhs and discussions were held on the problems of the Sikh nation. It was insisted that they should resolve their own disputes on their own thus contributed in strengthening the Sikh nation.

Thousands of Sikhs visit the Golden Temple to celebrate the ordination day or ‘Gurgaddi Divas’ of Guru Hargobind Sahib on Guru Hargobind Jayanti. Devotees take a dip into the lake surrounding the most revered Golden Temple; they consider the water of river equal to nectar.

Celebration of  Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti

It is common for large processions to go through markets in India on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. People sing devotional songs during the procession and share sweets and a cold drink or a sharbat among the adults and children. There are also special prayer gatherings that are held at places of worship known as Gurudwaras.

Historical lectures are conducted and poems recited as part of praising the Guru on his birthday. Special dishes that are unique to this occasion are prepared and served during the festivities.

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