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Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting Details

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As per the Hindu Calendar, every lunar month is marked by two Chathurthi Tithis. One is the Sankashti Chathurthi and the other is Vinayaka Chathurthi. Sankashti Chathurthi occurs during Krishna Paksha on the full-moon day called Purnimasi, whereas the other one which is Vinayaka Chathurthi, dawns immediately following Amavasya or the new moon day, at the time of Shukla Paksha. ...

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Masik Durgashtami

Masik Durgashtami

Every month of the Lunar Calendar includes the Ashtami Tithi in the period of Shukla Paksha when moon is visible. Ashtami which is eighth day is dedicated to Goddess Devi/Shakti or Durga and is popularly called as Durgashtami. It is marked by long day fasting and worshipping by her devotees. However the most significant Durgashtami is the one falling in ...

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Bhishmashtami, Bhishma Pitamah Ashtami

Bhishma Pitamah Ashtami

Bhishma Pitamah, from the holy Mahahbharata is well known. His loyalty and devotion won him the boon of getting to choose his own death time. His demise occurred during Uttarayan period on Ashtami day of Magh and known as Magha Shukla Ashtami. Even though he was seriously injured in the great Mahabharata war, Bishma’s soul left the body only at ...

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Masik Shivaratri Festival, Masik Shivaratri Vratam

Masik Shivaratri

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA! This chant is rendered loud and clear at the time of Shivaratri. Lord Shiva is well known for his strength and valor. Lord Shiva has many names, 108 names to be precise, but apart from Shiva, the name of Bholenath is quite popular in North India. Shivratri festival epitomizes the fusion of Lord Shiva with Shakti – ...

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Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti – a new beginning, a new start! A multifaceted popular Hindu festival, be it from the harvest point of view or due to celestial changes taking place on this day, people from different parts of the country celebrate it in their own special way. The state of Tamil Nadu refers to Sankranthi as Pongal, while Gujarat and Rajasthan ...

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Punjabi Festival Lohri, Harvest Festival Lohri

Lohri Festival

The festival of Lohri is synonymous with the areas in Punjab & Harayana belt. Celebrated with great fanfare on the 13th of January each year, it is a festival dedicated to Agni, God of fire. It is specific to the month of Paush or Magh which is just one day prior to Makar Sankranti. The general school of thought regarding ...

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About Pradosh Vrat, Pradosham

Pradosham - Pradosh Vrat

If seeking blessings from Lord Shiva then the Pradosh Vrat is what you need to do as a devotee. In South India this vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva is generally known as Pradosham. The lunar month is marked by both the Trayodashi Thithis. One is the Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and the other is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. One may observe Pradosh ...

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Masik Kalashtami or Bhairava Ashtami

Kala Bhairava Swamy

Ashtami Thithi of Krishna Paksha is an auspicious thithi and generally referred to as Kalashtami. It is considered auspicious for observing fast every month. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava on this day. Hence devotees worship and maintain fast to appease the wrathful Lord Bhairava on Kala Ashtami day each month of the year. Kalabhairav ...

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Sakat Chauth, Sankashti Chauth Vrat

Sakat Chauth

Enthusiastic and die-hard devotees of Lord Ganesha’s leave no stone unturned on Krishna Paksha Chathurthi by observing a strict fast namely the Sankashti Chathurthi for their favourite deity, Ganesha. However in North India, the very same Krishna Paksha Chathurthi goes by the name of Sakat Chauth that comes up during the month of Magh. In place of Lord Ganesha, Hindu ...

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Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting

Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting

As per the Hindu Calendar, every lunar month is marked by two Chathurthi Tithis. One is the Sankashti Chathurthi and the other is Vinayaka Chathurthi. Sankashti Chathurthi occurs during Krishna Paksha on the full-moon day called Purnimasi, whereas the other one which is Vinayaka Chathurthi, dawns immediately following Amavasya or the new moon day, at the time of Shukla Paksha. ...

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