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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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Arudra Darshan, Ardhra Dharshanam

Sri-chidambareswara swamy-Nataraja-Swamy

The southern state of Tamil Nadu is known to observe the Arudra Darshan festival with great fervour. The festival devoted to the diety Lord Shiva, takes place specifically on Arudra or Thiruvaathirai nakshatram day during the auspicious month of Maargazhi. Coincidentally, Arudra nakshatram happens to fall on full moon day or Pournami during Maargazhi month, thus adding greater significance to ...

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Importance of Paush Purnima

Paush Purnima

“Paush Purnima” meaning full moon in the month of “Paush” in Hindu calendar. Usually Paush Purnima is in December or January of Gregorian calendar we are used to. In North India, they use a lunar calendar according to which month “Magha” start on the next day of “Paush Purnima”. It marks the starting of the month of austerity that continues ...

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Purnima Fasting, Pournami Vratham

Full Moon Day

Observance of the Purnima Fasting is on the Purnima day or just one day before the Purnima day which is on the Chaturdasi Day. The start depends on the tithi of Purnima. The fasting which is done on the Chaturdasi depends on whether Purnima started on the Madhynana Period which occurs on the previous day. There is a belief that ...

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Specialties of Dhanumasa at Thirumala Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala Dhanumasam


Instead of Suprabhaham, Godha Devi Thiruppavai will be recited in the early morning to wake the lord during the whole Dhanurmasam. During this month, Ekantha Seva will be performed to the idol of Lord Krishna instead of Lord Venkateshwara. Lord Venkateshwara will be offered daily with 1) Seera (wooden plougher). 2) Pongal (mudganna in Kannada, pongal in Tamil & Telugu). ...

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History of Ganesh Chaturthi

Sri Ganesh

The birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha is celebrated as one of the popular festival in India, namely Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is worshipped as a Lord of wisdom, good fortune and prosperity. It is believed that at the time of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month, this legend was born. In current days, Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the month of August or September as per the ...

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Sri Hanuman Temple Navaratri Mahotsav 2016 Programme Details


Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Mandir Sri Hanuman Mandir / Temple Skandagiri, Kamokoti Nagar, Secunderabad – 5000061, Phone: 040 27504300. Navaratri Mahotsav 2016 From Saturday 01-10-2016 to Tuesday 11-10-2016. Programme Details: NAVARATHRI KOLU-DISPLAY OF IDOLS OF GODS & DOLLS Daily 7.30 a m Sri Chandi Parayanam Rs 250.00 Daily 5.00 p.m Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Kumkuma Archana Rs. 10.00 Daily 6.00 p.m ...

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2016 Tirupati Gangamma Temple Jathara Details

Thathaya Gunta Gangamma

Date Day Event Details 10th May 2016 Tuesday Chatimpu 11th May 2016 Wednesday Bairagi Vesham 12th May 2016 Thursday Banda Vesham 13th May 2016 Friday Thota Vesham 14th May 2016 Saturday Dhora Vesham 15th May 2016 Sunday Mathangi Vesham 16th May 2016 Monday Sunnapu Kundalu 17st May 2016 Tuesday Gangamma Jathara (Sapparalu) 18nd May 2016 Wednesday at 4.00 am Viswa ...

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