Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat in 2018

Vijaya Ekadashi celebration in 2018 goes ahead Sun, 11th February as per Marathi Calendar 2018. Vijaya Ekadashi is a Hindu celebration and is praised by North Indian individuals. Vijaya Ekadashi is commended as one of the 86 Hindu Festivals by North Indian individuals and festivities and ceremonies commenting Vijaya Ekadashi is done contrastingly in various parts.

                                                        Fig.1. Vijaya Ekadashi

Vijaya Ekadashi vrat is considered as a standout amongst the most critical vrat in the Hindu Calendar which is seen on an expansive scale by the Hindu Community. 'Ekadashi' has been derived from the Sanskrit dialect which signifies 'Eleven'. It happens on the 11th day of each fortnight in the Hindu Lunar Calendar. There are two Ekadashis falling each month, to be specific Shukla Paksha (falling amid the waxing period of the moon) and Krishna Paksha (falling amid the fading period of the moon).

Significance of Ekadashi/Significance of Ekadashi:

Ekadashi is likewise named as "Hari Vasara" and "Hari clamor" as said in the Hindu Puranas. The event of Ekadashi is seen by the two Vaishnavas and Non-Vaishnavas people group. The significance of Ekadashi Vrata is even specified in the Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Every one of the enthusiasts who keep this quick doesn't eat oats, wheat, flavors and certain vegetables. The lovers begin getting ready for the vrata on Dashami which falls on the day preceding Ekadashi. A custom shower is taken by the fans on Dashmi at a young hour toward the beginning of the prior day getting ready for the vrat. On this day, just a single dinner is devoured by the lovers in the entire day in which salt is maintained a strategic distance from.

Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat Date in February 2018:

Vijaya Ekadashi 2018 Date – eleventh February (Sunday)
Parana Time = 07:06 am to 09:17 am on twelfth February 2018
Ekadashi time starts = 02:44 pm on tenth February 2018
Ekadashi time closes = 05:24 pm on eleventh February 2018

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

31 January - Magha Purnima 2018

What is Magha Purnima?

Magha Purnima is a critical day for Hindus that falls on the 'Purnima' (full moon day) in the long stretch of 'Magha' in the customary Hindu logbook. According to Marathi Calendar 2018, this date generally relates to the periods of January-February in the Gregorian schedule. Magha Purnima is likewise prevalently called 'Maghi Purnima' or 'Maha Maghi' and is that the last and most imperative day of the Hindu calendar month Maas. Within the Hindu legends Purnima is understood to be an essential day for activity nonsecular and supernatural ceremonies, and of those, the Hindu calendar month Purnima could be a standout amongst the foremost favorable.

On this day Hindu fans in thousands play out the ceremonial shower at the Triveni Sangam in Prayag. Amid this time the acclaimed 'Kumbha Mela' and 'Magha Mela' is likewise held in which enthusiasts run from every single corner of the nation. Indeed, even in southern conditions of India like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, it is commended for most extreme excitement and jollity. In Tamil Nadu, on this day the awesome 'buoy' celebration is held wherein wonderfully designed icons of Meenakshi and Lord Sundeshwara are mounted on skims. Magha Purnima likewise holds uncommon noteworthiness for devotees of Buddhism as it is trusted that Gautama Buddha articulated his looming demise around the same time.

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The significance of Magha Purnima

Magh Purnima is loved as a 'washing celebration' the nation over and a dunk in the Ganga on this day holds high religious legitimacy. Hindu fans clean up in the Ganga or Yamuna waterways each day of the month which starts from Paush Purnima and finishes on Magha Purnima. The individuals who can't influence it to the sacrosanct waterway to can clean up in some other stream, waterway, tank or lake which is viewed as blessed and propitious.

On this day, various washing celebrations are hung on the banks of heavenly waterways like the Ganga, Jamuna, Kaveri, Krishna, Tapti, and so forth. Individuals stroll for miles and miles to have the capacity to take a solitary heavenly dunk in the waterway. A dunk in the ocean at Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram likewise has high religious esteem.

Rituals during Magha Purnima

Upon the arrival of Magha Purnima, lovers must rise early and take a blessed plunge in any water body, before dawn. For the individuals who can't take a dunk in the stream, can clean up at home by blending Gangajal in water.
After the ceremonial shower, lovers start to make arrangements for the puja. On this day, they adore Lord Vishnu and Hanuman Ji. Additionally alongside the 'Ishta Devatas', the day of Magha Purnima is likewise committed to adoring Goddess Parvati and Lord Brihaspati' (as Brihaspati is the God of Magha Nakshatram).

Enthusiasts play out the Satyanarayana Puja with full dedication and furthermore recount the Satyanarayana Katha. The symbol of the ruler is venerated with banana leaves, sandalwood glue, til, supari, moli, and natural products. In the majority of Lord Vishnu's sanctuaries crosswise over India, extraordinary plans for this puja are made. Henceforth individuals likewise visit the sanctuaries at night.

Important Timings On Magha Purnima

Sunrise: 31-Jan-2018 07:11 AM
Sunset: 31-Jan-2018 18:09 PM
Purnima Tithi Begins: 30-Jan-2018 22:23 PM
Purnima Tithi Ends: 31-Jan-2018 18:56 PM

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Til Kund Chaturti 2018

Varad Chaturti, or Varad Til Chaturthi, is an associate auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is discovered on the fourth day of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month (January – February) as per Marathi calendar 2018. The day is additionally discovered as Ganesa Jayanti and Til Kund Chaturthi. A few people watch a quick on the day.
For Kashmiri Pandits, Varad Chaturthi is the fourth day of Shukla Paksha (the splendid half) of each lunar month falling on a Saturday or Tuesday. It is likewise devoted to Lord Ganesha and is otherwise called Shiva Chaturthi.

As a legend described by Nandi to the Sanatkumara sages, god Krishna was accused of taking as he saw the moon on Magha Shukla Chaturthi - which was precluded. He watched quick on this day and disposed of the allegation of taking.
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How to Celebrate:
The most effective method to Celebrate Upon the arrival of Ganesh Jayanti, early in the day, the enthusiasts apply a sesame (til)- glue on their body and wash up with water, blended with til seeds. Lord Ganesha picture is made in a funnel-shaped frame by utilizing bovine compost or turmeric-sindoor powder. Later on, Ganesha is revere generally with shodashopachar pooja and a quick is seen amid love amid the daytime took after by dinners of 'Prasada' in the night.
The quick saw on this day is expressed to improve the name and distinction of the individual. The picture of Ganesha is inundated in the water on the fourth day after the festival. A unique foodie 'Prasada' made of Sesame i.e til seeds, is offered to Ganesha and afterwards conveyed among the devotees. In the event of the Ganesh Jayanti festivities, couples adore him to bring forth a child.
On this day, enthusiasts visit Moreshwar sanctuary close Pune, Maharashtra. This the principal sanctuary of Ashtavinayaka yatra. As per the legends, Lord Ganesha completed devil Kamlasur here, riding a peacock(Mayur) and subsequently is known as Mayureshwar or Moreshwar. The quick saw on this day is exceptionally fruitful. The dedicates love him to satisfy their wants.
On this day lovers additionally visit the Siddhivinayaka sanctuary at Siddhatek Ahmednagar locale, Maharashtra. Devotees take seven pradakhsinas (circumambulation) of the slope, to look for the support of Ganesha. Legend expresses that God Vishnu summoned the endowments of Ganesha at this setting before slaughtering the evil presences Madhu-Kaitabh.
Ganesh Jayanti is additionally celebrated at Ganpatipule, on the Konkan drift, a shoreline sanctuary houses a swayambhu (self-show) symbol of Ganesha, which is gone by a great many fans each year. The Ganesha is prominently known as the Paschim Dwardevta (Western sentinel lord of India).
Ganesh Jayanti is commended bigly at Gopal Ganesha Temple, Farmagudi, Goa. Maghi Ganesh Jayanti is additionally celebrated stupendously at Uran, Maharashtra in a place called 'Vinayak'. The Ganesha symbol here is over 250 years of age which was given over by the Peshwas. The divinity is well known by the name "Siddhi Buddhi Ganesh Uran".

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017


According to Marathi calendar 2018 Makar Sankranti refers both to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar and a Hindu festival in reverence to deity Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year. Makar Sankranti is one of the few ancient Hindu festivals that has been observed according to solar cycles, while most festivals are set by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar.  Makar Sankranti is observed with social festivities such as colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, singing and asking for treats (or pocket money),  melas (fair), dances, kite flying, bonfires, and feast. 

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Fig.1. Makar Sankranti

On the day of Makar Sankranti festival, the duration of the day and that of the night is equal making it one of the oldest solstice festivals. The festival officially marks the onset of spring or Indian summer. Post this day, the Sun stays in for a little longer as compared to the previous days making days longer than nights.


1) Religious and Cultural perspective
The festival of Makar Sankranti has immense religious and cultural significance. In consonance with the Puranas, it is believed that Lord Surya pays the visit to his son, Lord Shani who is the lord of Makar sign, on this day. This festival signifies a healthy bond that is shared between a father and a son.
Also, as per popular beliefs, Makar Sankranti is celebrated to be conscious of the triumph of Lord Vishnu over Asuras. This legend goes on to tell how Lord Vishnu ended the distress caused by Asuras on Prithvi Lok by cutting their heads off and burying them under the Mandara Parvat. Hence, signifying the victory of righteousness over impiety.

2) The harvest festival
Makar Sankranti is celebrated to acknowledge the fresh harvest of the season and all those who worked hard for a fruitful harvest. ‘Mattu Pongal’ is celebrated on the following day of Makar Sankranti to acknowledge the hard work and labor that the farm animals have put in for a successful harvest. Farm animals are of utmost importance for a healthy and bountiful produce. Hence, it is of immense importance to respect and celebrate their efforts and backbreaking work. In far-flung villages, animals are also considered to be a part of the meeting when the next harvest and crop sowing is planned. This festival is a celebration of the bond that we share with other species and the mutually cooperative ecosystem that we live in.

3) The Cosmic Connect
Makar Sankranti has a divine nuance to it as well. This period of time is considered to be of ultimate importance for sages and yogis for fresh beginnings in their spiritual odyssey. In general, people consider making fresh beginnings and letting go of any horrid memories and associations of the past. Many aspects of a Yogi’s life are based on the divine bond between the human system and the cosmic system. A Yogi’s life evolves keeping into consideration, all the movements in the universe and in a human’s life; ranging from the movement of the planets to the life cycle of a human being.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Putrada Ekadashi is a hindu holy day

Observed by     :    Hindus 

Observances     :    Prayers and religious rituals, including puja to Vishnu

Date                  :     3rd  August 2017

Putrada  Ekadashi (lit. "ekadashi that is the giver of sons") is a Hindu holy day, This day is also known as Pausha  Putrada  Ekadashi, to differentiate it from the other Putrada  Ekadashi in Shravana. A son is considered entirely important in Hindu society as he takes care of the parents in their old age in life and by offering shraddha (ancestor rites) ensures well-being of his parents in the after-life. Each ekadashi is prescribed for certain goals, the goal of having sons is so great that two Putrada ("giver of sons") ekadashis are devoted to it. Rest of the objectives loath this benefit. It additionally highlights the inclination to have children .

Putrada Ekadashi is observed two times in a year. Ekadashi during Paush Shukla Paksha and Ekadashi during Shravan Shukla Paksha are known as Putrada Ekadashi. Benefits - Hinduism gives utmost importance to rituals performed at the time of the birth and the death. Hinduism endorses certain ceremonies at the season of the demise which ought to be performed by  the son only. It is believed that funeral rites should be done by the son and it is must for the liberation of the soul. The child additionally performs regularly performing standard Shraddha to satisfy  the soul of the dead person either on the Earth or in the Heaven. Shravan Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi or Pavitra Ekadashie specially among Vaishnava community.

At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should to watch fasting on first day as it were. The other Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksh .

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Importance of kartik maas in Marathi Community

kartik maas important in marathi 2017 

Kartik  maas is a Hinduism coined. In the lunar Hindu calendar, Kartika begins with the new moon in November and is the eighth month of the year except in Gujarat. Poornima (fifteenth day Full Moon) falls in this month, celebrated as Dev Deepavali in Maharashtra as per marathi calendar.

Kartik month is the most auspicious month amongst all 12 Hindu months. According to Hindus, pujas, ceremonies, Kartik month give them awesome joy and satisfaction in life because this is the most favorite month for both of the Supreme Gods Lord Vishnu and Shiva. Various Hindu sacred texts have specified the rundown of essential ceremonies and traditions of Kartika masam Kartik is the holiest

Month of Kartik is celebrated in a very special way. Holy shower, contemplation, philanthropy, marriage of goddess Tulsi are a portion of the religious functions performed  during the Kartik month and the one who performs them, gets relief from all the sins. It is considered one of the most auspicious month of the year, 

Food taken in kartik maas

However there are also a few scientific reasons of taking to vegetarianism during the kartik  month. A Hindu should eat just Sattvic sustenance amid the entire month. Along these lines, aside from non veg

Food not to be taken in kartik maas

Leafy vegetable 

Usually, leafy vegetables are considered good for one' s health.the Hindu sacred texts say that on the off chance that one needs to receive full rewards of the kartik month then he/she should not eat leafy vegetables during the month.


Hindus believe that meat during this month has more chances of being infected. So it is better to avoid meat. Kartik  in mythological terms is the month of puja and sinceriaty, relation, love . Practically it is the breeding season for most of the animals.


Drinking alcohol is a forbidden in Hinduism. Individuals are exempted from drinking amid kartik  month because liquor is considered a Tamasic item. It creates negative energy in a person and makes him/her lose his consciousness.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Bhau Bheej and labh Panchami 2016-2017

Bhau Bheej

On Bhaiya Dooj, sisters petition God for their siblings to have long and cheerful lives by performing Tika service and siblings offer endowments to their sisters. Bhaiya Dooj is otherwise called Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya.

Bhai Dooj/Bhau-Beej/Bhai Tika/Bhai Phonta( is a celebration celebrated by Hindus of India and Nepal on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (splendid fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu schedule month of Kartika.[3] It is the latest day of the five-day-long Diwali or Tihar celebration.

Bhai Dooj Tika Muhurat = 13:09 to 15:20
Duration = 2 Hours 10 Mins


Labh Panchami

Labh Panchami is known as Saubhagya Panchami and Labh Pancham in Gujarat. In a few areas it is otherwise called Saubhagya-Labh Panchami. Saubhagya and Labh implies good fortunes and advantage separately. Henceforth this day is connected with advantage and good fortunes.

 Diwali festivities culminate of the day of Labh Panchami and this day is considered highly auspicious. It is believed that Puja performed on the day of Labh Panchami brings benefit, comfort and good luck in the life, business and family of the worshipper.

Labh Panchami Puja Muhurat = 06:40 to 10:16Duration = 3 Hours 36 Mins

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