Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 Dates

Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 Dates


Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi is the day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Each Hindu calendar month has two Chaturthi Tithis. Chaturthi tithi after Purnima or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, prayers are offered to Sri Ganesha. Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha and Paush. Sankashti Chaturthi coming on Tuesday is called Angarki Chaturthi and is regarded as highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is observed mostly in Western and Southern India especially in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is held for Lord Ganesha and devotees keep fast from sunrise to moonrise on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi. This fast is strict and only fruits and vegetable products need to be consumed. Sankashti Chaturthi food items or recipes could include Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. After sighting of the moon, one can break the fast.
Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth in North India. Vinayaka Chaturthi in Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha by Hindus all over the world. Sankashti Chaturthi by Tamil Hindus is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi.


Sankashti Chaturthi Dates

These are the Sankashti Chaturthi dates 2020:

January 13, 2020, Monday, सोमवार 
Sakat Chauth / Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi - सकट चौथ (लम्बोदर संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

February 12, 2020, Wednesday, बुधवार 
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi (द्विजप्रिया संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

March 12, 2020, Thursday, वीरवार 
Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi (भालचंद्र संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

April 11, 2020, Saturday, शनिवार 
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi (विकट संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

May 10, 2020, Sunday, रविवार 
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi (एकदंत संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

June 08, 2020, Monday, सोमवार 
Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi (कृष्णपिंगला संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

July 08, 2020, Wednesday, बुधवार 
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi (गजानना संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

August 07, 2020, Friday, शुक्रवार 
Bahula Chaturthi/Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi (हेराम्बा संकष्टी चतुर्थी (बहुला चतुर्थी))

September 05, 2020, Saturday, शनिवार 
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi (विघ्नराजा संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

October 05, 2020, Monday, सोमवार 
Vibhuvana Sankashti Chaturthi (विभुवन संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

November 04, 2020, Wednesday, बुधवार 
Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi /Karwa Chauth (वक्रतुंड संकष्टी चतुर्थी (करवा चौथ ))

December 03, 2020, Thursday, वीरवार 
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi (गणाधिप संकष्टी चतुर्थी)


Sankashti Chaturthi Significance

Lord Ganesha, the Pratham pujya god who is regarded as the supreme lord of prosperity, intelligence and fortune, symbolizes the remover of all obstacles. He is known by the names Vighnaharta (विघ्नहर्ता), Vighnavinashaka (विघ्नविनाशक) and Vigneshwara (विघ्नेश्वर)..Devotees pray to Lord Ganesha for all of their family members for health and prosperity. As Lord Ganesha is also known as ‘Vighnaharta’, meaning one who removes all the obstacles. Worshipping him can help in removing of all the hurdles of life. Thus it is believed that by observing Sankashti Chaturthi fast - one can get rid of all obstacles. "Sankashti" means ‘deliverance during difficult times’ and "Chaturthi" means ‘the fourth day or tithi dedicated to Lord Ganesha’. The significance of Sankashti Chaturthi vrat is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishaya Purana’ and ‘Narasimha Purana’ and was told by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of all Pandavas.


Sankashti Chaturthi Fast Date and Time

One must note that fasting day for Sankashti Chaturthi is different for two cities even if those cities are in India. It is to be understood that fasting for Sankashti Chaturthi depends on moonrise and it is observed on the day when there is moonrise while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Thus Sankashti Chaturthi fasting might be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. 

Sankranti 2020 Dates

Sankranti 2020 Dates


Sankranti means migration of Sun from one rashi (zodiac constellation) to another. There are twelve Sankranti's in a Hindu calendar year. These 12 Sankranti are divided into four categories called as Ayan, Vishuva, Vishnupadi and Shadshitimukhi Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is regarded as the most significant Sankranti observed throughout India. That is the popularity of Makar Sankranti, that it is just known as Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is observed for four days in South India.

Sankranti days are considered good for daan-punya and charity activities and all auspicious ceremonies are avoided on the day of Sankranti(s).

2020 Sankranti Calendar

These are the Sankranti 2020 Dates:

15 January (Wednesday, बुधवार)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti (पोंगल, मकर संक्रांति)

13 February (Thursday, वीरवार) 
Kumbha Sankranti (कुंभ संक्रांति)

14 March (Saturday, शनिवार)
Meena Sankranti (मीन संक्रांति)

13 April (Monday, सोमवार) 
Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti (मेष संक्रांति)

14 May (Thursday, वीरवार) 
Vrishabha Sankranti (वृषभ संक्रांति)

14 June (Sunday, रविवार)
Mithuna Sankranti (मिथुन संक्रांति)

16 July (Thursday, वीरवार
Karka Sankranti (कर्क संक्रांति)

16 August (Sunday, रविवार
Simha Sankranti (सिंह संक्रांति)

16 September (Wednesday, बुधवार
Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja (कन्या संक्रांति (विश्वकर्मा पूजा))

17 October (Saturday, शनिवार
Tula Sankranti (तुला संक्रांति)

16 November (Monday, सोमवार
Vrischika Sankranti (वृश्चिक संक्रांति)

15 December (Tuesday, मंगलवार)
Dhanu Sankranti (धनु संक्रांति)

Kartik Purnima 2019

Kartik Purnima Date - 12th November 2019(Tuesday). The time is from 06.02 pm on November 11 to 07:04 pm on November 12. 

About Kartik Purnima


Kartik Purnima, or Karthik Poornima, is the full moon day in the month of Kartik and it often marks the end of the Kartik month in traditional Hindu calendar. Kartik (October – November) is the eighth month in the traditional Hindi calendar and Marathi calendar and comes as the first month in the Gujarati Calendar. Kartik Purnima date is on November 12, 2019. The day of Kartik Purnima is one of the important religious events for Hindus on Kartik Poornima day and you must take a dip or bath in River Ganga or other holy rivers on this day of Kartik Snaan. After dip in the holy ganges, devotees worship Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu.

Killing of Tripurasura and Diwali of Gods


Kartik Purnima is observed as the Diwali of the Gods or the Dev Diwali. Tripurasura created 3 cities in space and called them together Tripura.Lord Shiva killed demon Tripurasura on this day of Kartik Purnima and thus this day is also known as Tripura Purnima and after this, Lord Shiva came to be known as "Tripurari".

Get 100 times more Punya on Kartik Purnima


People often can be seen on the pilgrimage all over the country and it is considered that if you do daan (donation) to poor, do worship gods and goddesses, do everything good, then you will get the 100 times more punya on the day of Kartik Purnima than on normal days equivalent to 10 Yajnas. Special pujas and rituals are performed in temples across the country and people also observe fast on Purnima day. The Kartik month along with four month long Chatur Maas and Akashdeep festival in Kashi concludes on this day of Kartik Purnima. Some communities also perform Tulsi Vivah and Tulsi Puja final day rituals end on the day which starts with Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Kartik Purnima Mela


Kartik Purnima Mela on the banks of Ganga River at Garh Mukteshwar is a great attraction with a million devotees. It is said that a mere darshan of River Ganga at Garh Mukteshwar will get one Moksha (salvation) and this bathing ritual in Garh Mukteshwar Bridge Ghat in Uttar Pradesh is taking place for more than 5000 years.

Bhishma Panchaka fasting started on Ekadashi day ends on the day of Kartik Purnima. Vaikuntha Chaturdashi fasting and Puja is performed on Chaturdashi Tithi i.e. one day before Kartik Purnima. Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva on the day of Kartik Chaturdashi during Shukla Paksha and offered Him one thousand lotus flowers. On Dev Deepawali or the day of Kartik Poornima, devotees light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu awoke on this day of Kartik Poornima after a long sleep and thus celebration of Dev-Deepawali.In Tamil Calendar, it is known as the Aani Purnima.

What To Do/Not to do on Kartik Poornima


You must not do any violence on this day. Hair cutting, shaving, tree cutting, flower and fruit plucking, crop cutting and sexual activities are prohibited on this day. Lamps are lit at temples and at homes for the entire night, as this is the day of illumination. People light 360 or 720 wicks on this day at the place of worship in hope of getting salvation after death. 720 wicks symbolize the 360 days and nights of the years. It's known as Kartika Diparatna People also light diyas near the holy Tulsi plant, Sacred Fig and Amla. It is believed that this light of lamps help other creatures like fishes, birds and insects in attaining salvation by seeing the holy light.

Kartik Poornima is also known as the birthday of Matsya (incarnation of Lord Vishnu as fish) and the birthday of Vrinda (personification of Tulsi plant). Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati was also born on this day of Kartik Pournami. The day is also dedicated to the dead ancestors, known as Pitr.

Wish you all Happy Kartik Purnima 2019!

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2019

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2019




Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the first of the Sikh Gurus and the founder of the Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, is the time for the people to follow his teachings and devote their life in the selfless service of God. The "Gurpurab" word is derived from the joining of two words; Gur -  which means the Guru or  master, and Purab - which comes from the Hindi word parv, which means day. Thus Gurpurab is the day associated with the Guru. Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated worldwide on the day of Kartik Purnima or the full moon day in the month of kartik as per Hindu lunar calendar.

Guru Nanak Jayanti | When is Gurpurab 2019?


Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Vaisakhi Day, April 5, 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. This is the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The date of the festival changes from year to year. Guru Nanak birthday 2019 is on November 12, Tuesday. The purnima tithi starts at 06:02 pm on 11th November, 2019 and ends at 07:04 pm on 12/Nov/2019.



Significance And Celebrations Of Gurpurab | Guru Nanak Jayanti


Guru Nanak Gurpurab is the day to remember the Guru Nanak. The five vices - lust, greed, attachment, anger and pride should be leaved. His teachings became part of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. Two days before the Guru Nank Jayanti festival, Akhand Path - a 48-hour non-stop reading of the holy book of the Sikhs, "Guru Granth Sahib" is held at Gurdwaras. Nagarkirtan, a procession of devotees, is organised a day before Gurpurab. The procession is led with the holy book, "Guru Granth Sahib" and the Nishan Sahib (the Sikh flag) inside a buggy and followed by devotees singing hymns and prayers. People also perform 'Gatka', which is a type of marshal art with the sword.

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations start as early as 3 am, on the day of the festival. The time period between 3 am and 6 am is known as Amrit Vela, which is considered the appropriate time for recitation of hymns and meditation. Katha and Kirtan, a recital of scriptures and hymns in the praise of the Guru is carried out.

Guru Nanak Jayanti Langar | Guru Ka Langar


The Gurpurab celebrations are held with great fervour and joy at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Gurdwaras including Golden Temple organise a special community lunch, called Guru ka langar, which is served to anyone who wishes to come. Guru ka Langar is always a vegetarian and delicious meal. Lots of people can be seen preparing the langar in the kitchen. Kada Prasad is prepared and offered to Guru on this day to celebrate the holy festival of Gurpurab. Kada Prasad is a traditional sweet made using wheat flour, ghee and sugar. The Kada prasad is prepared in large quantities for people. This practise of distributing Langar and Kada prasad is the part of community service (seva) in the Sikh culture.

These are the Guru Nanak Gurpurab dates from 2019-2025:


2019 - 12th November (Tuesday)
2020 - 30th November (Monday)
2021 - 19th November (Friday)
2022 - 8th November (Tuesday)
2023 - 27th November (Monday)
2024 - 15th November (Friday)
2025 - 5th November (Wednesday)


Wish you a very Happy Gurpurab 2019!

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date


Akshaya Navami (अक्षय नवमी) is observed on Shukla Navami day (two days before Dev Uthani Ekadashi) in Hindu Kartik month. Akshaya Navami is regarded as the day when Satya Yuga began. Thus Akshaya Navami day is also known as Satya Yugadi. On this day of Akshaya Navami, it is of great significance to carry all sorts of Daan-Punya deeds. The name "Akshaya" itself means never diminish or would remain forever.Thus doing any charitable or devotional activities on Akshaya Navami day is believed that it would never diminish and benefit the person not only in this life but also in future births.

Akshaya Navami day is as important as Akshaya Tritiya 2019. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Treta Yuga began and Akshaya Navami is the day when Satya Yuga began.

Parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan on the Akshaya Navami day is considered very auspicious. Devotees in large numbers come and do parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan to earn the maximum and never ending Punya on the auspicious day of Satyuga.

Amla tree is worshipped as it regarded as the abode of all Gods and Goddesses. Amla is very dear to Sri Vishnu and on this day of Amla Navami, Lakshmi and Vishnu are worshipped. As Amla tree is worshipped on the auspicious day of Akshaya Navami, the day of Akshaya Navami is also known by the name of Amla Navami (आंवला नवमी). Jagaddhatri Puja is observed on this day in West Bengal.


Do you know how the Amla Tree was born?

When the whole earth was completely in water and there was no life, then Sri Brahma sitting on a lotus flower was deeply immersed in doing austerity for the supreme lord. At this point of time, tears fell from the eyes of Brahma out of the love for the Supreme lord. It is then from these tears Amla tree was born.

What you must do on Amla Navami Day/Akshaya Navami Day?

  • You must, if possible, bath in the river Ganges(Ganga) or use some water from the river Ganga while bathing.
  • You must eat Amla on Amla Navami and also donate some to the needy or in the temple. If you eat Amla on a daily basis, you get a long and healthy life.


Amla Navami Legend


A Chandala came into a forest for hunting birds and deers. While he was searching for them, he felt hungry. He saw an Amla tree and plucked some Amla and ate them. When he climbed down, he fell and died. When Yamraj’s attendants came to take away his soul, they could not do so. Yamraj was astonished by this and asked for help from sages. They enlightened him and said that they could not take Chandala’s soul with them as he had eaten Amla just before he died.

Akshaya Navami is also observed as ‘Kushmanda Navami.’ As per one legend, Lord Vishnu defeated the demon named ‘Kushmanda’ and stopped the spread of Adharma on this day.

Dhanteras 2019 Things to do

When is Dhanteras?

Dhanteras Date - 25th October 2019 (Friday)


Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations in North India. It is observed two days before Diwali and is also observed as Dhanvantari Puja or Dhantrayodashi. Yamadeepdan is also observed in many regions today. Some communities perform Lakshmi Puja on the day. A new utensil or gold or silver is bought for the house on the Dhanteras day. Some people make an investment on the day

The day is of great importance to business community and homes. Houses are decorated and special rangolis are drawn on the floor. Small foot prints, symbolizing Goddess Lakshmi, are made on the floor of homes. The day is also dedicated to Dhanavantri God, the divine physician, and therefore special Dhanvantari Puja is held on the day. People also worship Kuber God.

Yamadeepdan is also observed on the day. Diyas (lamps) are lit all night and these lamps are dedicated to Yam or Yamraj, the god of death. In some regions, lamps are lit for the ancestors and floated down a river or pond on the day.

Things you must do on Dhanteras:


1. You must donate (daan) to the needy.
2. You must buy anything silver, a silver coin etc.
3. You must buy a steel glass in which water can be dranked.
4. For good growth in Business, buy a metal diya.
5. For security of your health and life - buy a metal small bell.
6. For happiness and peace in family - buy a steel bartan for in which food can be made like a cooker or fry pan etc.
7. If you are facing problems in having kids or for any children related problems - buy a steel plate and a katori on this day of dhanteras. Prepare kheer on the day of Diwali and offer to Goddess Lakshmi in this Katori and plate.

Best time for worshipping Lord Dhanvantari and Lord Kuber today on Dhanteras is from 7:08 PM to 8:22 PM. This is also the same time for Shopping on Dhanteras as well.

Karwa Chauth 2019, Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha in Hindi

Karwa Chauth 2019, Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha in Hindi


When is Karwa Chauth 2019?

so, you may ask when is karwa chauth 2019 or karwa chauth kab hai - the answer is Karwa Chauth is on 17th October, 2019, Thursday.




Karva Chauth Meaning



The meaning of Chauth is fourth day and Karwa means earthen pot with a spout. This vessel symbolises peace and prosperity. Meaning of Karwa Chauth is significant as the pooja is not complete without the earthen pot. News about the timings of moon appearance is circulated via varied media agencies. Women wait patiently for the Karwa Chauth moon to appear to offer water and prayers. The immense popularity of the festival through commercialization has also made Karwa Chauth English story and Karwa Chauth Hindi stories very popular.

The auspicious Karwa Chauth festival falls on the fourth day of the waning moon or the dark fortnight. It is usually nine days before Diwali on the Chaturthi tithi or Kartik Ki Chauth. To find out when is Karwa Chauth this year, the Hindu calendar is consulted. Keeping the Karwa Chauth date in mind, shopping is in full swing, gifts are being purchased and women are planning how well to adorn themselves for this special occasion. Karwachauth 2019 is in October but some years, Karwa Chauth also comes in the month of November too. Preparations for Karwachauth 2019 are on and the excitement is felt in the air. Karwa Chauth calendar has been consulted well and bayas and sargis are being prepared with love and devotion.


Eating of Sargi on Karwa Chauth


The Hindu married women keep a day long rigorous fast on the day of Karwa Chauth to seek long life, well being, safety and prosperity of the husband. This fast is seen as the toughest of all fasts as the women do not even drink water the whole day. The Karva chauth fast is broken only after sighting the moon in the night. To prepare for this day long fast, there is ritual of preparing a pre-dawn meal called Karwa Chouth sargi, which the women eat before sun rise. The sargi is usually gifted to the daughter-in-law by the mother-in-law and also contains saree, sindoor or vermillion, glass or designer bangles, designer bindi, mehendi or henna, red ribbon, coconut, a gift that is usually a piece of jewellery or a beautiful saree and seviyan, which is to be eaten in the morning of Karva Chauth.

Karwa Chauth History


On the occasion of Karwa Chauth, the women keep a rigorous fast without food or water the whole day only to break it after the sighting of the moon at night. According to Hindu tradition, there is a graveness associated with the Karwa Chauth history about moon. The women are advised not to look at the moon directly on this day. They are supposed to view it only as a reflection on water or through a sieve. Some of the popular Karva Chauth legends and stories have been described as follows:

Legends associated with Karwa Chauth


Queen Veeravati who had kept a fast on Karwa Chauth was tricked into breaking her fast by her overly affectionate brothers before the moon rose and her husband had died. Later on a Goddess revived her husband taking a pity on her.

There is also a Karwa Chouth legend associated with Mahabharata where Draupadi was advised by lord Krishna to observe fast while the Pandavas were in extreme difficulty during observing penance.

The legendary story of Satyavan and Savitri is known to all Hindus right from their childhood. They symbolize the power and bond of a marital relationship. Similar to the ordeals faced by the devoted wife Savitri while she defied death and brought back his husband Stayavan to life, the modern women still willingly undergo this rigorous Karva Chauth fast to protect their husbands from the clutches of Yama.

There is also the legend of the devout wife Karwa who saved her husband from sure death through her intense devotion.

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time


According to the age old tradition of Karva Chauth, the married women fast throughout the day without taking food or water praying for the safety, prosperity and well being of their husbands. They break their fast after viewing the moon in the evening. Karva Chauth moon rising every year is declared as per Indian Standard Time. But the moon is not supposed to be viewed directly. Either it is viewed through a sieve or in the reflection in water. Karva Chauth moon time for this year, for the various major cities of India is declared through various sources. It is also to be noted that Karva Chauth moon rise time varies from city to city.

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Lucknow – 8:04 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Kanpur – 8:07 PM 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Chandigarh – 8:14 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Delhi - 8:16 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Ghaziabad - 8:15 PM 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Greater Noida - 8:15 PM 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Noida - 8:16 PM 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Jammu - 8:18 PM  

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Jaipur – 8:25 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Bhopal – 8:25 PM 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Bengaluru – 8:40 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Ahmedabad – 8:45 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Mumbai – 8:50 PM

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Hyderabad – 8:30 PM 

Karwa Chauth Puja


Karwa Chauth fast is the toughest of all fasts. The women wake up before sunrise and prepare sargi or pre-dawn meal and have it. For the rest of the day they do not taste food or water till the sighting of the moon.

You can now listen to the audio of full Karwa Chauth story in Hindi online. Women decked in fine clothes and jewellery gather with their Karwa Chauth pooja thali to perform the puja vidhi. The rituals and the puja process starts with accompanying Karva Chauth katha. Karwa Chauth puja preparations are elaborate and start at least a day in advance. Puja thali decoration with roli, vermilion, dry fruits, earthen pots, lamps or diyas, sweets and fresh flowers is an important ritual. As per Hindu calendar, Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the new moon after Dasara, which is nine days before Diwali. Karva Chauth pooja thali items comprise sindoor, karwa, matthi, henna and shringar items. Thali decoration for puja is also an art. Beads, laces, sindoor, colours, etc. are used for Karwa Chauth pooja thali decoration.

Karwa Chauth Importance


It is believed that marriages are made in heaven. Karwa Chauth holds great significance in the lives of married Hindu women because it celebrates the beauty and piousness of the eternal bond of marriage. The significance of Karwa Chauth is established by the karwa Chauth fast, the most difficult one in which women do not even taste a drop of water the whole long day. Applying mehendi on hands and sometimes on feet forms an important part of Karwa Chauth ritual. It is said the darker the colour of Karwa Chauth mehendi sets in the hands, the more love she will get from her husband. You can choose karva chauth mehendi designs from various Internet sources. For video and images of ladies getting colourful mehendi applied on their hands, log on to youtube. Hindu belief is that any deceit or lack of seriousness in performing the rituals of Karwa Chauth or fast can even endanger the life of the husband. The most important and attractive aspects of Karwa Chauth are as follows:

Red, pink, maroon, lehenga cholis or sarees

Karwa Chauth mehendi

Karwa Chauth katha

Sighting of the moon

Sargi and baya along with gifts from mother-in-law

Lavish gifts from husband


Karva Chauth Vrat Katha in Hindi

बहुत समय पहले इन्द्रप्रस्थपुर के एक शहर में वेदशर्मा नाम का एक ब्राह्मण रहता था। वेदशर्मा का विवाह लीलावती से हुआ था जिससे उसके सात महान पुत्र और वीरावती नाम की एक गुणवान पुत्री थी। क्योंकि सात भाईयों की वह केवल एक अकेली बहन थी जिसके कारण वह अपने माता-पिता के साथ-साथ अपने भाईयों की भी लाड़ली थी।

जब वह विवाह के लायक हो गयी तब उसकी शादी एक उचित ब्राह्मण युवक से हुई। शादी के बाद वीरावती जब अपने माता-पिता के यहाँ थी तब उसने अपनी भाभियों के साथ पति की लम्बी आयु के लिए करवा चौथ का व्रत रखा। करवा चौथ के व्रत के दौरान वीरावती को भूख सहन नहीं हुई और कमजोरी के कारण वह मूर्छित होकर जमीन पर गिर गई।

सभी भाईयों से उनकी प्यारी बहन की दयनीय स्थिति सहन नहीं हो पा रही थी। वे जानते थे वीरावती जो कि एक पतिव्रता नारी है चन्द्रमा के दर्शन किये बिना भोजन ग्रहण नहीं करेगी चाहे उसके प्राण ही क्यों ना निकल जायें। सभी भाईयों ने मिलकर एक योजना बनाई जिससे उनकी बहन भोजन ग्रहण कर ले। उनमें से एक भाई कुछ दूर वट के वृक्ष पर हाथ में छलनी और दीपक लेकर चढ़ गया। जब वीरावती मूर्छित अवस्था से जागी तो उसके बाकी सभी भाईयों ने उससे कहा कि चन्द्रोदय हो गया है और उसे छत पर चन्द्रमा के दर्शन कराने ले आये। वीरावती ने कुछ दूर वट के वृक्ष पर छलनी के पीछे दीपक को देख विश्वास कर लिया कि चन्द्रमा वृक्ष के पीछे निकल आया है। अपनी भूख से व्याकुल वीरावती ने शीघ्र ही दीपक को चन्द्रमा समझ अर्घ अर्पण कर अपने व्रत को तोड़ा। वीरावती ने जब भोजन करना प्रारम्भ किया तो उसे अशुभ संकेत मिलने लगे। पहले कौर में उसे बाल मिला, दुसरें में उसे छींक आई और तीसरे कौर में उसे अपने ससुराल वालों से निमंत्रण मिला। पहली बार अपने ससुराल पहुँचने के बाद उसने अपने पति के मृत शरीर को पाया।

अपने पति के मृत शरीर को देखकर वीरावती रोने लगी और करवा चौथ के व्रत के दौरान अपनी किसी भूल के लिए खुद को दोषी ठहराने लगी। वह विलाप करने लगी। उसका विलाप सुनकर देवी इन्द्राणी जो कि इन्द्र देवता की पत्नी है, वीरावती को सान्त्वना देने के लिए पहुँची।

वीरावती ने देवी इन्द्राणी से पूछा कि करवा चौथ के दिन ही उसके पति की मृत्यु क्यों हुई और अपने पति को जीवित करने की वह देवी इन्द्राणी से विनती करने लगी। वीरावती का दुःख देखकर देवी इन्द्राणी ने उससे कहा कि उसने चन्द्रमा को अर्घ अर्पण किये बिना ही व्रत को तोड़ा था जिसके कारण उसके पति की असामयिक मृत्यु हो गई। देवी इन्द्राणी ने वीरावती को करवा चौथ के व्रत के साथ-साथ पूरे साल में हर माह की चौथ को व्रत करने की सलाह दी और उसे आश्वासित किया कि ऐसा करने से उसका पति जीवित लौट आएगा।

इसके बाद वीरावती सभी धार्मिक कृत्यों और मासिक उपवास को पूरे विश्वास के साथ करती। अन्त में उन सभी व्रतों से मिले पुण्य के कारण वीरावती को उसका पति पुनः प्राप्त हो गया।





Karwa Chauth festival is specially meant for married Hindu women who pray for their husbands to get blessed with a long life, and a healthy and prosperous life. This tradition is most popularly observed in the northern Indian states.

Karva Chauth Fast

Married Huindu women observe fast and stay without eating or drinking even a drop of water all through the day. In the evening they gather to listen to fast katha/vidhi or fast story. Although, Karwa Chauth fast is not meant for unmarried women, yet some girls before marriage also do this fast.

Karva Chauth Rituals

The women decked in finery and carrying karva chauth puja thali gather to listen to Karwa Chauth story or Karwachauth katha. In the rural parts of the country, idol of Gaur Mata is created and ladies sit around the idol to listen to Karwa Chauth vrat katha. Karwa Chauth eating happens only after the moon appears. Karwa Chauth vrat starts after sargi, the meal before sunrise.

Karwa Chauth ki Katha


Karwa Chauth katha is usually narrated in Hindi. Nowadays free download of Karwa Chauth katha mp3 version is also possible.  Karwa Chauth Katha can now be downloaded to be listened to especially on this auspicious day. You can also listen to Karwa Chauth katha audio online. Karva Chauth live katha are performed in the various community gatherings. Karwa Chauth vrat katha in Hindi and Punjabi Katha are equally popular.

Karwa Chauth Aarti


The women perform Karva Chauth pooja in community gatherings. They decorate the puja thalis with colours, diyas, and flowers and carry incense sticks, vermillion, some rice, a small container filled with water and diyas or lamps. As a preparation for the Karva Chauth puja, idol of Goddess Gauri Mata, a karwa or pitcher filled with water, an earthen lamp, fresh flowers, fruits and food grains are arranged. After listening to the legends associated with the Karva Chauth they also rotate the puja thali while singing the Karwa Chauth song and then turn by turn each of them performs the Karwa Chauth aarti. Karwa Chauth aarti Hindi songs can now be downloaded or even listened to online.

Karwa chauth whatsapp Messages


Karwa chauth parv jivan me prem sukh shanti evm samrdhdi bhar de.
Aap pe bhagwan ki Asim krapa ho.karwa chauth parv ki hardik badhai .
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Hope this day makes the bond of our marriage stronger.
Happy Karwa Chauth to My Sweet Loving Wife.
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Pray, the Sindoor adorns the forehead of every woman.
Let God Bless you for a long and a Happy married Life. Happy Karwa Chauth!!!
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Dhanya woh devi jo pati sukh hetu vrat paave,
Dhanya woh pati jo devi roop patni paave, Happy Karwa Chauth.
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Muhabbat aik aisi bhi, Khuda ki banai moti si,
Bhook pyaas se aur chamke.. Aise fitrat karva chauth ki jyoti si..
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Aaj mujhe aapka khaas intezaar hai., Ye din hai karvachauth ka..
Apki lambi umar ki mujhe darkaar hai.. Jaldi. Happy Karwa Chauth.
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

The Mangal Sutra Reminds You Of, The Promises That Binds You.
And The Color Of Mehndi, Prove The Depth Of Your Love..
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

Aaj mujhe aapka khaas intezaar hai,Ye din hai karvachauth ka..
Apki lambi umra ki mujhe darkaar hai..
Jaldi aana, yakin karna apke liye sab chorr baitha apka pyar hai !
*****Karwa Chauth SMS*****

With the advancement in technology and the increased penetration of mobiles among Indians sending Karwa Chauth jokes has become quite popular. Karwa Chauth jokes are usually sent in Hindi or English. Fresh and never-heard-of-before Karwa Chauth jokes for SMS can be downloaded online. Also when the women folk gather together and after the rituals and puja performances are over, usually they spent time together laughing and chatting among themselves as they wait for the moonrise. That is the time when they share jokes and have a good time bonding together. Karwa Chauth jokes in various Indian languages can be downloaded.

Karwa Chauth Messages


Karwa Chauth celebrates the beauty and bond of marital life. On this occasion, women wish each other heartily through Karwa Chauth SMS messages. Karwa Chauth SMS greetings add colour to the celebration. Husbands send loving messages and spread love and warmth in their wives’ lives. Good wishes along with wishes of Happy Karwa Chauth from their beloved ones brighten the days of the ladies. Even Karwa Chauth cards are sold with nice sweet messages written on them wishing each other Happy Karwa Chauth. Posting Karwa Chauth messages through the social networking sites is a common practice nowadays. Karwa Chauth messages in Hindi are exchanged through mobile.
Karwa Chauth Messages

Its day of fast my wife
I know you care for my life
Though I can eat
but believe I did not take any wheat
I as Husband cares of your
Every moment I love you More .. More More..
Happy Karwa Chauth to my darling wife….
*****Karwa Chauth Messages*****

Fast taken by wives…
For well being, longevity
and prosperity of husbands.
Seeking his blessings.
May this blissful day fills your life…
With love and happiness.
Happy Karwa Chauth………
*****Karwa Chauth Messages*****

I told my heart not to beat since u were filled in it,
It kept my word and stop the beat.
Since the blood was passing through the heart,
The passes of each drop said ur name my love!
Thanks for praying for me.Happy Karva Chauth!!
*****Karwa Chauth Messages*****

When I say I love you, It doesn’t mean just 3 words of love,
It means I care for you, I trust u,I believe you,
I miss you, Love sometimes changes some moment
And sometimes Whole Life! Happy Karwa Chauth...!!
*****Karwa Chauth Messages*****

If I were a tear in ur eye I wood roll down onto ur lips.
But if you were a tear in my eye,
I wood never cry as I wood be afraid to lose you!
Thanks for being mine forever. Happy Karva Chauth!
*****Karwa Chauth Messages*****

Mahalaya 2019 Date, Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2019 Date

Mahalaya 2019 Date, Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2019 Date


Amavasya Tithi Shraddha or Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradha also known as Sarva Pitru Moksha Amavasya is done for those family members who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi
Tithi. If someone is not able to perform Shraddha on all Tithis for any of the family member died then single Shraddha for all died family members can be done on this day. Doing Sankalp and offering Shraadh food to Brahmin for the Pitr's or ancestors that have passed is sufficient to please all died members in the family. Also, Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya day can also be used to do Shraddha for any of the died family member whose death anniversary or the tithi of death is not known or forgotten and this is the reason Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya. Shraddha of family members who died on Purnima Tithi is also done on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi or Mahalaya and not on Bhadrapada Purnima. Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day before Pitru Paksha but it is not part of Pitru Paksha. Pitru Paksha starts on the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha.

Amavasya Shraddha is also called by the name Amavas Shraddha. Mahalaya Amavasya begins the Navratri festival in West Bengal. It is believed that Goddess Durga came on the Earth on this very day.
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas must be done on the tithi as told by a Brahmin or on the last day i.e Amavasya day. The auspicious time to perform Shraadh is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina muhurat. till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan is performed at the end of the Shraddha.

What is Sarva Pitru Amavasya?



The term ‘Sarva Pitru’ means ‘all forefathers or ancestors’ and the tithi of Sarva Pitru Amavasya is dedicated to all ancestors whose death tithi may have been forgotten or unknown. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is observed in Bhadrapada month as per South Indian Hindu calendar and during Ashwin month in North Indian Hindu calendar.

The Pitru Paksha period that extends over sixteen days from the Purnima to Amavasya after the month of Bhadrapada (August – September) dedicated for performing the shradh ceremonies of the died ancestors. The shradh of the ancestors died is being performed on the tithis they died irrespective of whether the death occurred in the Krishna Paksha or Shukla Paksha. The Pitru Paksha shradh special significance is highlighted in various shastras in Hinduism. If you do the Shraadh ceremony of the your deceased ancestors with utter devotion, love and respect for the died member, you not only get blessings of the ancestors but also get immense benefits as the ancestors visit their descendants on the earth during this period to receive the offerings given to them through shradh and tarpan. It is our number one duty for performing the Pitru Paksha shradh of the deceased members of the family and it must be performed.

What is to be done on Sarva Pitru Amavasya?   

  • Brahmins are invited in the household and offered food as well as donations.
  • Shraddh ceremony is performed by the senior most male member of the family.
  • People offer prayers to their ancestors with flowers, diya, and dhoop on Sarva Pitru Amavasya.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya Importance

  • The Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shraadh is observed to attain prosperity, welfare, and blessings.
  • It is believed that if all the shraddha rituals are not performed, ancestors return unhappily from their descendants place.
  • Lord Yama showers blessings on the person performing Shraadh as well as his family members and they all are saved from any kind of evils or obstacles.
  • Observing and performing shraddha rituals of the deceased family member, Pitru Dosha can also be removed.
  • The Shraadh rituals help the souls of forefathers attain moksha or salvation and that is why the name Sarva Pitru Moksha Amavasya.


Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2019 Date or Mahalaya 2019 Date

The Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2019 date is Monday, 28th September. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is the last day of the Pitru Paksha.

Amavasya Shraddha 2019 Date
2019 - 28th September, Saturday
2020 - 17th September, Thursday
2021 - 6th October, Wednesday
2022 - 25th September, Sunday
2023 - 14th October, Saturday
2024 - 2nd October, Wednesday 
2025 - 21st September, Sunday


Sarva Pitru Amavasya Facts

  • On Sarva Pitru Amavasya tithi or the day of Mahalaya, shradh is performed for all ancestors in the family tree irrespective of when and how they died.
  • If a person is not able to perform the shradh on a particular tithi of the deceased member or just forgot to do so during the Pitru Paksha period, he must do it on Sarva Pitru Amavasya.
  • Amavasya tithi's of a year are usually dedicated to Pitr's or your dead ancestors. And the Ashwina Krishna Paksha Amvasya or Sarva Pitri Amavasya is the most dedicated amavasya for the deceased members of a family, thus there are immense benefits for the ancestors souls and that is why it is also known as Sarva Pitru Moksha Amavasya.
  • If the date of death of a person is unknown, the shradh ceremony of those people can be performed on Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya date.
  • This is the day when shradh ceremonies of all ancestors in their tree linage is performed together.
  • As Pitru Paksha period starts on the Pratipada day, the next day of Bahdrapad Purnima, thus shradh ceremonies of people died on Purnima tithi is done on the Sarva Pitru Amavasya day only. 

Onam 2019 Date, Onam 2019 Calendar, Thiruvonam Date

Onam 2019 Date, Thiruvonam Date


Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly by the people of Kerala. Malayali festival Onam is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam. Onam is celebrated in Chingam month on Malayalam Solar Calendar. Chingam month is known as Simha month in other solar calendars and in Tamil Calendar it is known as Avani month. In the month of Chingam when Nakshatra Thiruvonam prevails, that day is considered for Onam celebrations. Thiruvonam Nakshatra is known as Shravana in other Hindu Calendars.

The festival honours the appearance of Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the home coming of the legendary King Mahabali. Onam celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala Lok, the lok that is considered to be under Earth. It is believed that Asura King Mahabali visits every Malayali home to meet people on Thiruvonam day. Onam celebrations start on Atham day (the day when Atham Nakshatra prevails) and continue for 10 days till Thiruvonam day. Atham Nakshatra is known as Hasta Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars.

Onam Word Meaning


The word ‘Onam’ or ‘Thiruvonam’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Shravanam.’ Thiruvonam is one among the 27 nakshatras or constellations. The passage of time made the word Shravanam becoming Onam in today's time. The word ‘Thiru’ means the places and activities associated with Lord Vishnu in South India. Thiruvonam is the Nakshatra of Lord Vishnu, who appeared as Vamana to push Mahabali into Pathalam.

Onam Festival Origin 



The Onam's Origin is popularly associated with the legend of the great King of Kerala Mahabali or Maveli coming annually to visit his land. Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avataar to help Devas to get rid of Demon King Mahabali. Vamana wanted to have 3 steps of land and thus was offered three steps of land during a yagna by King Bali. Bali thought that little Vamana could not take much land using his foot. But soon Vamana transformed himself to Narayana or Vishnu. In one step, he took earth and in another step heaven and there was no space left to keep the third step. But as Vamana was promised by Bali to give 3 foot of land, Bali offered his head to Lord Vamana. After this, Vamana god put the 3rd step on his head and was pushed to go into Patala Lok.

The Great HomeComing of MahaBali


Mahabali did not took much time to know that Vamana is none other than Narayana. He bowed in front of Narayana and asked him to place the third step on his head. Sri Vishnu was impressed by the great humbleness of Bali. He asked Bali of a boon. Thus Maveli said – that he be allowed to visit his beloved people on earth every year. And this annual visit by MahaBali is Onam, when MahaBali the great king of Kerala comes to visit his land.

It is believed that this has happened during the Thiruvonam nakshatram day in Malayalam month Chingam and thus it is celebrated as Onam. Some people also believe that Thiruvonam is the birth star or janma nakshatram of Vishnu and King Bali was therefore permitted to visit on this day.

One belief also states that even before Onam became a festival, the day was celebrated in the Vamana Temple in Thrikkakara. Vamana murti was installed here on this day.

Traditional Athapookalam


Athapookalam or Onam Pookalam is the flower arrangements prepared during 10 day Onam festival in Kerala. It is similar to Rangoli in North India and Kolam in Tamil Nadu. The making of the Pookalam starts on the Atham day, ten days before Thiruvonam. Pookalam consists of ten small round steps which symbolises ten different Hindu deities. Floral carpet symbolically represents the fight between Asuras and Devas.

There is only a single ring on the Atham day, the next day of Chithira there will be two rings and so on. On the Thiruvonam day there will be 10 rings. Only a single color flower is used on the first day, two colors on second day and 10 different colors on the last day.

First step is Ganesha, second is Shiva and Shakti, third is Shiva, fourth is Brahma, fifth is Pancha Boothangal, sixth is for Shanmughan or Muruga, seventh step is for Guru, eighth step is for ashta digpalakar, ninth is for Indra and tenth is for Lord Vishnu.

Onam Festival Dates

Here you can see the Onam 2019 Date as well as the date for upcoming years.

Onam 2019 Date 11th September, Wednesday
Onam 2020 Date 31st August, Monday
Onam 2021 Date 21st August, Saturday
Onam 2022 Date 8th September, Thursday
Onam 2023 Date 29th August, Tuesday
Onam 2024 Date 15th September, Sunday
Onam 2025 Date 5th September, Friday

Onam 2019 Calendar

Here you can find Onam 2019 Calendar:

Onam Day 1  1st September 2019  Atthachamaym, Athapoo Pookalam
Onam Day 2 2nd September 2019  Chithira Day
Onam Day 3 3rd September 2019  Chodhi Day
Onam Day 4 4th September 2019  Vishakham Day
Onam Day 5 5th September 2019  Anizham Day, Vallam Kali
Onam Day 6 6th September 2019  Thriketa Day
Onam Day 7 7th September 2019  Moolam Day, Onam Sadya Puli Kali, Kaikotti Kali
Onam Day 8 8th September 2019  Pooradam Day, Onathappan
Onam Day 9 9th September 2019  Pooradam
Onam Day 10  10th September 2019  Uthradom Day, First Onam Uthradappachil
Onam Day 11 11th September 2019  Thiruvonam Day, Second Onam Thiru-Onam, Onam
Onam Day 12 12th September 2019  Avvittom Day, Third Onam Thrissur Pulikali
Onam Day 13 13th September 2019  Chatayam Day, Fourth Onam

Onam Wishes in English and Malayalam


1. May God bless you, and the color & lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. HAVE A HAPPY ONAM 2019

2. The Onam Celebration is an occasion for people to remind themselves of the all-pervasive nature of the divine. I wish all your family members and especially you, A Happy Onam & Tiruonam!

3. Onam is the time for pookkalam on the floor; children on swings; tiger clad men with hunters behind them; people enjoying sadyas with family. Let this Onam bring Joy and Prosperity to all. Happy Onam!

4. Let this Onam bring Joy and prosperity to you and your loved ones. I wish a Happy Onam to you and your family.

5. As Kerala welcomes our dear King, I wish you an Onam, filled with Happiness and Joy My heartfelt Onashamsakal.

6. Hope This ONAM Brings In Good Fortune & Abounding Happiness To You! Wish You And Your Family A Frivolous ONAM! Happy ONAM!

7. Nilavilakkum Niraparayum..Pinne orupidi thumba poovum. Manasil orupaadu snehavumayi veendum oru PON-ONAM varavaye. Oraayiram Onaasamsakal!

8. Ella Malayalikalkum nhangalude Onashamsakal.

9. Shehathindeyum Aishwaryathindeyum Sambalsamrudhiyodeyum Orayiram “Ponnonashamsakal.”

10. Nilavilakinte Parishudhiyum, Tumbapoovinte Nairmalyavumai, Varunna Ponnin Chinga Masathile Ponnonatte Varavelkan Niranja Snehathode Ende ONAM Ashamsagal.

11. May the colour and lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. My heartfelt wishes on Onam Happy!

12. Onam brings with it the promise of abundance, happiness and prosperity, so may your life be filled with goodness and may all cares and worries fade away!

13. Onam is the time for poookalam on floor, children on swings, tiger clad men with hunters behind them. People enjoying sadhyas with family. May this Onam bring joy and prosperity to all.

14. May this festival of Onam be a harbinger of cheer, Good luck, peace and prosperity, that lasts a whole year. Wish you a Happy Onam!

15. This Onam may you be showered with Good luck, prosperity and happiness, have a wonderful Onam