Vaikasi Visakam 2023 Date

Vaikasi Visakam 2023 Date

Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan during Visakam Nakshatra in Tamil month Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second Solar month in Tamil Calendar and Visakam is the sixteenth star out of twenty-seven stars which prevails once in a month. Vaikasi month is known as Vrishabha month and Visakam Nakshatra is known as Vishakha Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars. Vaikasi Visakam usually falls in the month of May or June.


Tamilians not only in India but all over the globe like Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa etc. celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Muruga, who is also known as God of Courage, Wealth and Wisdom. Lord Muruga, who is also known as Kartikeya, is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and brother of Lord Ganesha. Lord Muruga, who was the General of the army of Devas, is also known by the names of Karthikeya, Skanda, Kanda, Senthil, Subramanyam, Kumaran, Saravana, Dandayudhapani, Shiva Kumara, Kartik, Shanmukha, Palaniandavar and Swaminatha. Lord Murugan has six faces and that's why he is also known as Lord Arumugam. Because of six faces, Lord Murugan can see in East, West, North, South, Heaven and Patala (netherworld) all at once. The six heads represent his 6 attributes that are- Jnana (wisdom), Vairagya (detachment), Bala (strength), Keerti (fame), Shree (wealth) and Aishwarya (divine powers). Lord Murugan was created from Lord Shiva’s power to save the world from the powerful demon Soorapadam.


He is known to have six abodes and these are :-
1. Thiruparakundram Murugan Temple
2. Tiruchendur Murugan Temple
3. Palani Murugan Temple
4. Swamimalai Murugan Temple
5. Tiruthani Murugan Temple
6. Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple

When is Vaikasi Visakam 2023? Vaikhasi Vishakam Muhurtam

Vaikasi Visakam 2023 Date - Saturday, June 03, 2023

Visakam Nakshathram Begins - 06:53 AM on Jun 02, 2023
Visakam Nakshathram Ends - 06:16 AM on Jun 03, 2023

Significance of Vaikasi Visakam:


On Vaikasi Visakam, the day when the Nakshatram Visakam coincides with the full moon or Pournami, devotees take out a procession and carry milk to Subramania temples to perform milk Abhishekam or with panchamrit to the deity. Some carry milk pots called ‘Pal Kudam’ to perform Abishekam at the temples. Many devotees also take kavadi on the day. Thousands of devotees visit Lord Muruga shrine on Vaikasi Visakam, especially at Lord Subramaniaswamy Temple at Tiruchendur and Muruga Temple at Tirupparankundram.

Muruga was born from Shiva's third eye in the form of six fire sparks. The fire sparks were immersed in a river called Saravana Poigai. Each of the six sparks became an infant. Goddess Parvati merged all the infants into one single child, and he came to be known as Muruga. For this reason, Muruga has six faces and twelve hands. 

Muruga was born to destroy three demons - Soorapadman, Singamuhan, and Tarakan. The demons had great powers. Only Shiva had the power to defeat them through his third eye, from which Muruga was born.

Lord Murugan has the capability of destroying the evil forces. Lord Murugan establish dharma, provide supreme protection and wisdom to the entire world. He rides on a peacock.

The sacred day of Vaikasi Visakam is mostly celebrated with great enthusiasm at Arupadai veedu Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu. Lord Murugan holds a special significance among South Indians in India and in other parts of the world. People celebrate the day indoors, observe fast, and distribute milk and fruits. The devotees offer prayers, chant mantras. Many people even practise meditation on the day and distribute prasadam as a part of the Vaikasi Visakam's rituals.

It is believed that those, who worship Lord Murugan with full dedication and devotion, Lord Murugan provides protection to the devotees against sorrows, enemy, evil eye and black magic.

Vaikasi Visakam festival signifies that Lord Murugan will destroy the dark forces present in a person’s life in the same way he destroyed the demon Soorapadam.

Vaikasi Visakam also spelled as Vaikasi Vishaka or Vaikhasi Vishakam.

Celebration of Vaikasi Visakam at Subramanya Swami Temple in Thiruparankundram near Madurai

Thiruparankundram Temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya Swami and major celebrations take place on Vaikasi Visakam festival in this temple in Tamil Nadu. Around 50,000 - 1,00,000 people participate in this annual event.

Devotees carry pots of milk and perform abhishekam on the murti of Shanmuganathan, Goddess Valli and Goddess Devayani at the Visaka Mandapam in the temple complex.

Special abhishekams are performed on Subramanya Swamy inside the temple too.

The ten day festival which begins nine days before the Vaikasi Visakam date attracts more than 100,000 devotees.

Happy Vaikasi Visakam 2023!

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date

Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan during Visakam Nakshatra in Tamil month Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second Solar month in Tamil Calendar and Visakam is the sixteenth star out of twenty-seven stars which prevails once in a month. Vaikasi month is known as Vrishabha month and Visakam Nakshatra is known as Vishakha Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars. Vaikasi Visakam usually falls in the month of May or June.

When is Vaikasi Visakam 2024? Vaikhasi Vishakam Muhurtam

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date - Thursday, May 23, 2024

Visakam Nakshathram Begins - 07:47 AM on May 22, 2024
Visakam Nakshathram Ends - 09:15 AM on May 23, 2024

Lord Murugan has the capability of destroying the evil forces. Lord Murugan establish dharma, provide supreme protection and wisdom to the entire world. He rides on a peacock.

The sacred day of Vaikasi Visakam is mostly celebrated with great enthusiasm at Arupadai veedu Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu. Lord Murugan holds a special significance among South Indians in India and in other parts of the world. People celebrate the day indoors, observe fast, and distribute milk and fruits. The devotees offer prayers, chant mantras. Many people even practise meditation on the day and distribute prasadam as a part of the Vaikasi Visakam's rituals.

Happy Vaikasi Visakam 2024!

Vaikasi Visakam 2025 Date

Vaikasi Visakam 2025 Date

Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan during Visakam Nakshatra in Tamil month Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second Solar month in Tamil Calendar and Visakam is the sixteenth star out of twenty-seven stars which prevails once in a month. Vaikasi month is known as Vrishabha month and Visakam Nakshatra is known as Vishakha Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars. Vaikasi Visakam usually falls in the month of May or June.

When is Vaikasi Visakam 2025? Vaikhasi Vishakam Muhurtam

Vaikasi Visakam 2025 Date - Monday, June 09, 2025

Visakam Nakshathram Begins - 12:42 PM on Jun 08, 2025
Visakam Nakshathram Ends - 03:31 PM on Jun 09, 2025

Lord Murugan has the capability of destroying the evil forces. Lord Murugan establish dharma, provide supreme protection and wisdom to the entire world. He rides on a peacock.

The sacred day of Vaikasi Visakam is mostly celebrated with great enthusiasm at Arupadai veedu Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu. Lord Murugan holds a special significance among South Indians in India and in other parts of the world. People celebrate the day indoors, observe fast, and distribute milk and fruits. The devotees offer prayers, chant mantras. Many people even practise meditation on the day and distribute prasadam as a part of the Vaikasi Visakam's rituals.

Happy Vaikasi Visakam 2025!

Vaikasi Visakam 2026 Date

Vaikasi Visakam 2026 Date

Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan during Visakam Nakshatra in Tamil month Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second Solar month in Tamil Calendar and Visakam is the sixteenth star out of twenty-seven stars which prevails once in a month. Vaikasi month is known as Vrishabha month and Visakam Nakshatra is known as Vishakha Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars. Vaikasi Visakam usually falls in the month of May or June.

When is Vaikasi Visakam 2026? Vaikhasi Vishakam Muhurtam

Vaikasi Visakam 2026 Date - Saturday, May 30, 2026

Visakam Nakshathram Begins - 10:38 AM on May 29, 2026
Visakam Nakshathram Ends - 01:20 PM on May 30, 2026

Lord Murugan has the capability of destroying the evil forces. Lord Murugan establish dharma, provide supreme protection and wisdom to the entire world. He rides on a peacock.

The sacred day of Vaikasi Visakam is mostly celebrated with great enthusiasm at Arupadai veedu Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu. Lord Murugan holds a special significance among South Indians in India and in other parts of the world. People celebrate the day indoors, observe fast, and distribute milk and fruits. The devotees offer prayers, chant mantras. Many people even practise meditation on the day and distribute prasadam as a part of the Vaikasi Visakam's rituals.

Happy Vaikasi Visakam 2026!

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date, Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022, Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Nirjala Ekadashi Date in 2022 - 10th/11th (Fri/Sat) June 2022

Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and sacred Ekadashi among all the twenty four Ekadashis that comes in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without any food or water. As this fasting is Nirjala Ekadashi Vratam, it is the toughest among all Ekadashi's of the year due to a strict fasting rules. Nirjala Ekadashi and also all the Ekadashi's are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. While observing Nirjala Ekadashi fast, Vishnu devotees do not take food as well as water the whole day and the fast is only over the next day after ekadashi.

Nirjala Ekadashi Fast 2022

As this Nirjala Ekadashi fast is highly sacred, it is recommended to all the devotees that those who are not able to observe fast on all twenty four Ekadashi's of the year should definitely observe this single day of Nirjala Ekadashi fasting. It is a strong belief and is said that fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi gives all the benefits of twenty four Ekadashi fasting of the year.

Nirjala Ekadashi/Bhima/Pandava Ekadashi


Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Pandava Ekadashi or Bhimseni or Bhima Ekadashi because of the legend associated with Pandavas and particularly Bhim. Bhimsen, the second brother among Pandava's could not control having food and thus was not able observe the strict Ekadashi fasting. All Pandava's Yudhishthir, Arjuna, Nakul and Shahdeva, along with their wife Draupadi and mother Kunti except Bhim observed all Ekadashi fasting of the year. Due to this, Bhima, got upset and thought that he was disrespecting Lord Vishnu. Bhima then went to met Sage Maharishi Vyasa for his advises and getting answers to his problem. Then Vyasa rishi suggested Bhima to observe the single Nirjala Ekadasi fasting and thus it acted as the compensation for not observing all Ekadashi's of the year. Thus, Nirjala Ekadashi also came to known as Bhimseni Ekadashi or Pandava Ekadashi.

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha in Hindi


Nirjala Ekadashi Importance/Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

It is a strong belief that those who fast on this day of Nirjala Ekadashi are received by messengers from Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu, after death, and not by Yama, the god of death. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu transformed himself into Ekadashi to make all the humanity get rid of their sins.Observing this fast is equal to going to pilgrimage. The sins of this life and the previous one are considered burned by observing this fast. Nirjala Ekadasi fast helps in getting longevity, happiness, salvation, wealth, and prosperity with the blessings of Lord Vishnu. It is recommended not to fast on this day of Nirjala Ekadashi for those who are undergoing treatments or medications, if one can observe they can have fruits and milk, tea but not any form of atta or wheat and salt. It is a known fact that one should not eat rice on any ekadashi day including Nirjala Ekadasi.

Nirjala Ekadashi fasting falls on Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month particularly in month of May or June. Nirjala Ekadashi falls just after the Ganga Dussehra (which is the appearance or coming up of Maa Ganga on earth on this day). It is also possible that Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi might occur on the same day.

Rules of Ekadashi/Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting

Ekadashi fasting is over on next day of Ekadashi fast after sunrise. It is necessary to observe breaking of Ekadashi fast often known as Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not observing Parana within Dwadashi is not seen good. Parana or breaking the ekadashi fast should not be done during Hari Vasara. If Hari Vasara period gets over, then only one should break the Nirjala Ekadashi fast. Hari Vasara is the period of first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. Pratahkal is regarded as the most preferred time to break the fast.One should also avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna and if it's not possible to break ekadashi fasting during Pratahkal then it should be done after Madhyahna.

Things you can Do on Nirjala Ekadasi

  • Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu early in the morning and also the whole day.
  • Listen to Bhagavad Purana or chanting bhajans dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • Light a diya in front of Lord Vishnu and offer Tulsi leaves and flowers.
  • Observe a waterless fast for the whole day. If not able to fast the whole day without water, then one can take fruits and tea, milk, water but should not eat salt and "atta" or wheat.
  • Prepare Panchamrita, a mixture of five foods: milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar and offer to Lord Vishnu.
  • Donate food grains, clothes, fruits, milk, umbrellas, hand-fans, matakas filled with water, to Brahmins.
  • Next morning, after bath, donate food, fruits, sherbet, water, milk, clothes etc. and then break fast by drinking water.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date and Parana

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date - Friday, June 10, 2022
On 11th Jun, Parana Time - 01:44 PM to 04:29 PM
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment - 11:09 AM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 05:45 AM on Jun 11, 2022

Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date - Saturday, June 11, 2022
On 12th Jun, Parana Time for Gauna Ekadashi - 05:27 AM to 08:13 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 05:45 AM on Jun 11, 2022

Ganga Dussehra 2022, Ganga Dussehra 2022 Date

Ganga Dussehra 2022

The role of Ganga River in the life of Indians

River Ganga plays an extremely important role in the life of the Indians. It can easily be called the river of life and hold a very sacred position in the lives of Indians. Indians pray to Goddess Ganga to continue to bless them with the ever-flowing holy waters. Millions of people depend on Ganga for their livelihood and as a mark of respect they offer prayers to Ganga in the form of Ganga Puja also called Ganga Dussehra.

Ganga Dussehra is observed during Dashami Tithi of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha, usually in the month of May or June. Ganga Dussehra is also known as Gangavataran meaning the descent of the holy river Ganga on earth. Usually Ganga Dusshra is celebrated one day before Nirjala Ekadashi but Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi might be observed on the same day in some years.
Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and this day is celebrated as the day when Ganga was descended to the Earth so that the cursed souls of Bhagiratha's ancestors gets moksha. Goddess Ganga was residing in Kamandal of Lord Brahma before coming down to the Earth.

Ganga Dussehra Festival celebrations

The Ganges River flows through the Northern Indian plains after coming down from the Great Himalayas. Hrishikesh, Hardwar, Varanasi are some of the religious cities of pilgrimage through which River Ganga flows. Ganga Dashahara is celebrated for 10 days and people take bath in the holy water of Ganga to purify themselves of all sins.Taking bath in Maa Ganga's water and doing Dan-Punya on Ganga Dussehra day is highly beneficial for the soul. A holy dip in Goddess Ganga's water on Ganga Dussehra day removes all type of sins.

The legend of the descent of Ganga

Gangapujan Dashara is celebrated as the birthday of mother Ganges, also known as Ganga Ma. In the Puranas,  Ganga flowed in the heavens. Sage Bhagiratha brought about the descent of Ganga through severe penance and hence the river is also known as Bhagirathi. It is said that in the olden days, some demons disturbed the performance of religious rituals of hermits. The hermits approached Rishi Agastya in desperation. Agastya drank all the water of the ocean where the demons were hiding. But this caused a severe drought all over the world. It was then sage Bhagiratha came to the rescue by bringing down Ganga from the heavens.


People often visit Prayagraj, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi to take a holy dip in Ganges. Ganga Dussehra celebrations are traditional and famous in Varanasi. Lakhs of people participate in Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi or Har ki Paudi in Haridwar after Ganga Snan. A person must not confuse Ganga Dussehra with Ganga Jayanti when the Goddess Ganga was reborn.

Ganga Dussehra 2022 Date

Ganga Dussehra 2022 Date - Thursday, June 9, 2022
Dashami Tithi Begins - 08:21 AM on Jun 09, 2022
Dashami Tithi Ends - 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Hasta Nakshatra Begins - 04:31 AM on Jun 09, 2022
Hasta Nakshatra Ends - 04:26 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Vyatipata Yoga Begins - 03:27 AM on Jun 09, 2022
Vyatipata Yoga Ends - 01:50 AM on Jun 10, 2022

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022 Date

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022 Date


Maharana Pratap (1568-1597 C.E.) was the 13th Hindu Rajput King of Mewar in Rajasthan, India. Belonging to the Sisodiya clan of Rajputs, Maharana Pratap is revered and worshipped by many royal families in Rajasthan for his bravery and courage.

Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th, 1540 as per Julian calendar. As Julian calendar is obsolete and it has been replaced by Gregorian calendar and as per Gregorian calendar Maharana Pratap was born on May 19th 1540.

Maharana Pratap regarded as the bravest Indian ruler, fought several fights against the Mughals. But the most difficult of them was the Battle of Haldighati which took place on June 18, 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom. Born to parents Maharana Udai Singh II and Rani Jeevant Kanwa, Maharana Pratap followed the strict codes of Kshatriya to fight with Akbar, defeated the Mughal emperor, Akbar three times in 1577, 1578 and 1579 from invading his estate. 

Maharana Pratap is regarded as a synonym for bravery and Pratap’s jayanti (birthday) is marked as a day to celebrate his valour and courage that defied any odds coming his way. Maharana Pratap Jayanti stands as a symbol of heroism, the spirit of freedom, pride, and valour exhibited by the Mewar king in his life against all odds. Pratap fought for his people and their pride against the Mughal empire. 

The birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap is celebrated as per Hindu calendar. The Hindu date of birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap falls on the same day either one follows Julian calendar or Gregorian calendar. Maharana Pratap was born on Tritiya tithi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month, 1597 Vikram Samvat as per Hindu calendar.

Interestingly, Maharana Pratap’s Jayanti is celebrated twice a year by his followers. While most people celebrate his Jayanti on May 9 of every year, some people celebrate it as per Hindu calendar.

As per English calendar, Maharana Pratap Jayanti falls on May 9 but many people, especially in Rajasthan, celebrate it on the third day of the Jyeshtha Shukla of the Vikram Samvat calendar. Thus, like any other Hindu festival such as Ramnavmi, Janmashtami or Diwali, this date of Pratap Jayanti changes every year. His birth anniversary is a public holiday in the state of Rajasthan.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022 Date & Time

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022 Date - Thursday, June 2, 2022

This is 482nd Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2022
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 09:46 PM on Jun 01, 2022
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 12:17 AM on Jun 03, 2022

Maharana Pratap Jayanti Wishes 2022:

Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti. May the tales of Maharana Pratap Singh’s undefeated courage and spirit continue to inspire you.

Take inspiration from the heroic story of Maharana Pratap who never surrendered to the Mughals and fought for what belonged to him and his people. Warm wishes on Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

Heartiest greetings on the day Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022

Remembering the courageous son of Mewar who fought till his last breathe for the pride of her motherland. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

Take inspiration from the heroic story of Maharana Pratap who never surrendered to the Mughals and fought for what belonged to him and his people. Warm wishes on Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

If there is anything that you should learn from the legends of Maharana Pratap is self-respect and virtuous behaviour. Heartiest greetings on Maharana Pratap Jayanti

On the occasion of Maharana Pratap Jayanti, remembering the valiant king of Mewar who sacrificed his everything to bring glory to his motherland.

Today, let us take some time out and take inspiration from the tales of Maharana’s patriotism and dedication towards his motherland.

On the occasion of Maharana Pratap Jayanti, may his tales bravery and strength inspire you. 

The brave soul who fought the battle against Mughal will always be remembered. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022

Let us take inspiration from the strength and courage of Maharana Pratap Singh and fight for the honour of your country at all times. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

Remembering the great warrior who sacrificed his life for his Motherland, Maharana Pratap Singh. The legendary tales of Maharana’s sacrifice, valour and patriotism can never be forgotten.

On the occasion of Maharana Pratap Jayanti, may his tales of bravery and strength inspire you.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti ki aapke parviar ko hardik shubhkamnayein.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated every year to recall the brave heart.

Sending you wishes on the occasion of Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022.

Maharana Pratap is an immortal warrior who fought for the nation.

The legends and tales of Maharana Pratap define the richness and royalty of the Rajput tradition in India. Warm wishes on Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

Maharana Pratap will always be remembered for his courage, enthusiasm, and love for the nation. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022

Our motherland is blessed because warriors like Maharana Pratap have been born here. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2022

Let us take inspiration from the strength and courage of Maharana Pratap Singh and fight for the honour of your country at all times. Happy Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 Date

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 Date

Maharana Pratap regarded as the bravest Indian ruler, fought several fights against the Mughals. But the most difficult of them was the Battle of Haldighati which took place on June 18, 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom. Born to parents Maharana Udai Singh II and Rani Jeevant Kanwa, Maharana Pratap followed the strict codes of Kshatriya to fight with Akbar, defeated the Mughal emperor, Akbar three times in 1577, 1578 and 1579 from invading his estate. 

Maharana Pratap is regarded as a synonym for bravery and Pratap’s jayanti (birthday) is marked as a day to celebrate his valour and courage that defied any odds coming his way. Maharana Pratap Jayanti stands as a symbol of heroism, the spirit of freedom, pride, and valour exhibited by the Mewar king in his life against all odds. Pratap fought for his people and their pride against the Mughal empire. 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 Date & Time

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 Date - Monday, May 22, 2023

This is 483rd Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2023
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 10:09 PM on May 21, 2023
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 11:18 PM on May 22, 2023

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 Date

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 Date

Maharana Pratap regarded as the bravest Indian ruler, fought several fights against the Mughals. But the most difficult of them was the Battle of Haldighati which took place on June 18, 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom. Born to parents Maharana Udai Singh II and Rani Jeevant Kanwa, Maharana Pratap followed the strict codes of Kshatriya to fight with Akbar, defeated the Mughal emperor, Akbar three times in 1577, 1578 and 1579 from invading his estate. 

Maharana Pratap is regarded as a synonym for bravery and Pratap’s jayanti (birthday) is marked as a day to celebrate his valour and courage that defied any odds coming his way. Maharana Pratap Jayanti stands as a symbol of heroism, the spirit of freedom, pride, and valour exhibited by the Mewar king in his life against all odds. Pratap fought for his people and their pride against the Mughal empire. 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 Date & Time

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 Date - Sunday, June 09, 2024

This is 484th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2024
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 03:55 PM on Jun 08, 2024
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 03:44 PM on Jun 09, 2024

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2025 Date

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2025 Date

Maharana Pratap regarded as the bravest Indian ruler, fought several fights against the Mughals. But the most difficult of them was the Battle of Haldighati which took place on June 18, 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom. Born to parents Maharana Udai Singh II and Rani Jeevant Kanwa, Maharana Pratap followed the strict codes of Kshatriya to fight with Akbar, defeated the Mughal emperor, Akbar three times in 1577, 1578 and 1579 from invading his estate. 

Maharana Pratap is regarded as a synonym for bravery and Pratap’s jayanti (birthday) is marked as a day to celebrate his valour and courage that defied any odds coming his way. Maharana Pratap Jayanti stands as a symbol of heroism, the spirit of freedom, pride, and valour exhibited by the Mewar king in his life against all odds. Pratap fought for his people and their pride against the Mughal empire. 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2025 Date & Time

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2025 Date - Thursday, May 29, 2025

This is 485th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2025
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 01:54 AM on May 29, 2025
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 11:18 PM on May 29, 2025

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2026 Date

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2026 Date

Maharana Pratap regarded as the bravest Indian ruler, fought several fights against the Mughals. But the most difficult of them was the Battle of Haldighati which took place on June 18, 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom. Born to parents Maharana Udai Singh II and Rani Jeevant Kanwa, Maharana Pratap followed the strict codes of Kshatriya to fight with Akbar, defeated the Mughal emperor, Akbar three times in 1577, 1578 and 1579 from invading his estate. 

Maharana Pratap is regarded as a synonym for bravery and Pratap’s jayanti (birthday) is marked as a day to celebrate his valour and courage that defied any odds coming his way. Maharana Pratap Jayanti stands as a symbol of heroism, the spirit of freedom, pride, and valour exhibited by the Mewar king in his life against all odds. Pratap fought for his people and their pride against the Mughal empire. 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2026 Date & Time

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2026 Date - Wednesday, June 17, 2026

This is 486th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2026
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 12:52 AM on Jun 17, 2026
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 09:38 PM on Jun 17, 2026

Dhumavati Jayanti 2025 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2025 Date

Who is Maa Dhumavati?

Dhumavati Jayanti or ‘Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti’ as it is popularly known falls on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Jyestha’ month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as the day when Goddess Dhumavati, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, incarnated on Earth. As per English calendar, it often comes in the months of May-June. Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. 

Goddess Dhumavati Sadhana is done to get rid of extreme poverty. She is also worshipped to make body free from all sorts of diseases.

Dhumavati Mool Mantra

ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:॥
Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Devayai Swaha

Dhumavati Jayanti 2025 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2025 Date - Tuesday, June 03, 2025

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024 Date

Who is Maa Dhumavati?

Dhumavati Jayanti or ‘Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti’ as it is popularly known falls on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Jyestha’ month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as the day when Goddess Dhumavati, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, incarnated on Earth. As per English calendar, it often comes in the months of May-June. Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. 

Goddess Dhumavati Sadhana is done to get rid of extreme poverty. She is also worshipped to make body free from all sorts of diseases.

Dhumavati Mool Mantra

ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:॥
Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Devayai Swaha

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024 Date - Friday, June 14, 2024

Dhumavati Jayanti 2023 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2023 Date

Who is Maa Dhumavati?

Dhumavati Jayanti or ‘Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti’ as it is popularly known falls on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Jyestha’ month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as the day when Goddess Dhumavati, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, incarnated on Earth. As per English calendar, it often comes in the months of May-June. Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. 

Goddess Dhumavati Sadhana is done to get rid of extreme poverty. She is also worshipped to make body free from all sorts of diseases.

Dhumavati Mool Mantra

ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:॥
Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Devayai Swaha

Dhumavati Jayanti 2023 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2023 Date - Sunday, May 28, 2023

Dhumavati Jayanti 2022 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2022 Date

Who is Maa Dhumavati?


The word Dhumavati is made of two words, 'Dhuma' which means smoke and 'vati' which means 'being that', the smoky one.

Dhumavati Jayanti or ‘Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti’ as it is popularly known falls on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Jyestha’ month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as the day when Goddess Dhumavati, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, incarnated on Earth. As per English calendar, it often comes in the months of May-June. Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. 

Dhumavati Iconography

Goddess Dhumavati is depicted as an old and ugly widow. She is thin, unhealthy with pale complexion. She is not adorned with jewelry unlike other Mahavidya(s). She wears old, dirty clothes and has disheveled hair.

She is portrayed with two hands. In one of her trembling hands, She holds a winnowing basket and makes either boon conferring gesture known as Varada Mudra or knowledge giving gesture known as Chin Mudra with the other hand.

Rituals during Dhumavati Jayanti

The day is dedicated to worshipping Mata Dhumavati. Dhumavati Mata is worshipped with dhoop, incense sticks and flowers. It is believed that by offering black sesame seeds tied in black cloth to Mata on this day, can grant fulfilment of one’s wishes.
Maa Dhumavati mantras are recited to please Goddess Dhumavati and seek Her blessing for ending all the sufferings in life. After mantra is read, ‘aarti’ is performed.
Tantriks worship Goddess Dhumavati with full devotion to get materialistic things of life.
As per traditions, married women are barred from worshipping Mata Dhumavati for the safety of their husband and sons. They are only allowed a glimpse from far. 

Significance of Dhumavati Jayanti

As per Hindu legends, Goddess Dhumavati is associated with all inauspicious things. It is believed that She appeared during the time of Cosmic dissolution. Some Hindu scholars strongly consider that Goddess Dhumavati is the void just prior to creation and post destruction. Goddess Dhumavati is depicted a widow in the form of an ugly old lady seated on a horseless chariot in a cremation ground. Sometimes, she is also portrayed riding a crow. Symbolically, Goddess Dhumavati urges the devotees to look beyond the superficial things and have faith in the Supreme God, from which both the beauty and ugliness arises.

Even though Mata Dhumavati’s appearance is dangerous and scary, She always blesses her children and she came to free Earth from all sinners and demons. It is believed that Saint Parshuram, Rishi Bhrigu and Rishi Durvasa worshipped Goddess Dhumavati for attainment of special powers.  Thus, the original power of angry rishi’s (sages) like Angira, Durvasa, Parashuram, Bhrigu etc. has been given by Dhumavati Mata. Widow, bhikshatan(alms), poverty, earthquake, drought, flood, thirst, crying, widowhood, putrasantap (son's anguish), discord are their real images. The ability to cause damage and destruction by the curse are due to the Dhumavati form of Mata Sati. She is worshipped as a protective deity in some regions of India. Tantrics worship Goddess Dhumavati to overcome all the obstacles in life and also for fulfilment of their desires. Not only on the Dhumavati Jayanti, Maa Dhumavati is worshipped during Gupt Navratri also. She is also referred as ‘Kalahpriya’ for offering the solutions for this world’s Kalah (problems). It is also believed that even a glimpse of Goddess Dhumavati on the day of Dhumavati Jayanti, showers divine blessings on the devotee.

Dhumavati is the elder sister of Alakshmi, the Goddess of misfortune and unluck as per Padma Purana. In characteristics and nature She is compared with Goddess Alakshmi, Goddess Jyeshta and Goddess Nirriti. All these three Goddesses are manifestation of negative qualities but worshipped at special timings of the year.

It is believed that she appeared during the Samudra Manthan or churning of ocean but her behavior is opposite of Lakshmi Maa who also appeared during the churning of ocean.

She resides on the Peepal tree. It is believed that Worshipping Maa Dhumavati helps to stay away from poverty and bad luck. She keeps away all kinds of bad luck and evil forces. It is considered good to worship Mata Dhumavati for those students who are lazy and are not interested in studies.

Dhumavati Origin

As per Pranatoshini Tantra, once Devi Sati due to satiate her extreme hunger swallowed Lord Shiva. Later on the request of Lord Shiva itself, She disgorged Him. After this incident, Lord Shiva rejected Her and cursed Her to assume the form of a widow.

Dhumavati Sadhana

Goddess Dhumavati Sadhana is done to get rid of extreme poverty. She is also worshipped to make body free from all sorts of diseases.

Dhumavati Mool Mantra

ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:॥
Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Devayai Swaha

Dhumavati Jayanti 2022 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2022 Date - Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dhumavati Jayanti 2026 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2026 Date

Who is Maa Dhumavati?

Dhumavati Jayanti or ‘Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti’ as it is popularly known falls on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the bright fortnight of moon) in the ‘Jyestha’ month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated as the day when Goddess Dhumavati, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, incarnated on Earth. As per English calendar, it often comes in the months of May-June. Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. 

Goddess Dhumavati Sadhana is done to get rid of extreme poverty. She is also worshipped to make body free from all sorts of diseases.

Dhumavati Mool Mantra

ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:॥
Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Devayai Swaha

Dhumavati Jayanti 2026 Date

Dhumavati Jayanti 2026 Date - Monday, June 22, 2026

Vat Savitri Vrat 2022 Date, Vat Purnima Vrat 2022 , वट सावित्री व्रत

Vat Savitri Vrat 2022 Date, Vat Purnima Vrat


Most of the festivals in Amanta and Purnimanta lunar calendar come on the same day. Purnimanta calendar is followed in North Indian states, mainly in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Haryana. Amanta lunar calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and southern Indian states. But Vat Savitri Vrat usually is an exception. Vat Savitri Vrat is observed during Jyeshtha Amavasya in Purnimanta calendar which also celebrates Shani Jayanti. Vat Savitri Vrat, which is also called as Vat Purnima Vrat in Amanta calendar is observed during Jyeshtha Purnima. North Indian married women observe Vat Savitri Vrat 15 days earlier than women in Maharashtra, Gujarat and southern Indian states . However the legend behind observing the Vat savitri fast is same in both Purnimanta and Amanta calendars. As per the great legend, Savitri tricked Lord Yama, the lord of death, and forced him to return the life of her husband Satyawan. That is why married women observe Vat Savitri Vrat for well-being and long life of their husband.

Significance and Importance of Vat Savitri Puja

The significance of the Vat Savitri Vrat is mentioned in great scriptures and Puranas like Skanda Purana, Bhavishyottara Purana, Mahabharata, etc. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married Hindu women for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. Vat Savitri vrat reminds us of the deep devotion and fierce determination shown by Savitri to win back her husband Satyavan from God of Death - Yama. Banyan tree's root represents Lord Brahma, the trunk represents Lord Vishnu and branches and leaves are Lord Shiva. The Vat tree stands for Trimurtis and those who worship banyan tree are blessed with good fortune. Thus it is believed that the worshipper gets the blessings of all the three gods and grant the wishes for a happy and long life with their husbands. Vat Savitri Vrat fasting starts on the trayodashi day of Jyeshtha month and ends on the Purnima. The fast is then broken on the fourth day. However, many women now observe the vat savitri fasting only on the purnima day.

Vat Savitri Puja

Married women get up early in the morning of Trayodashi day, wears new clothes, new bangles and apply bindi and vermilion (sindoor) on forehead and offer prayers to Banyan Tree or Vat Vriksha. Women eat fruits on the day of the fast. Women offer water, Akshat, Abil, Dhoop, Deep, Kumkum, flowers, fruits, Ganga jal to the Banyan Tree, after that a red or yellow coloured cotton thread is tied around the tree. After that they perform 108 parikrama around the tree. They wish for a happy long life with their husbands and offer prayers to Savitri as well as Vat tree. The story of Savitri and Satyavan is read which is also called Vat Savitri Vrat Katha. Savitri is worshipped as the Goddess of the day and Vat vriksha puja is performed. The fast is completed after offering water to the moon as well as prayers to the great Savitri. The women toucn the feet of their husbands and elder people in the home. Food, clothes and money are distributed to the needy and the poor.

Vat Savitri Vrat Katha (Story)

Click here to read the Vat Savitri Vrat katha in HindiBelow we have given Vat Savitri Vrat Katha in English:

Vat Savitri vrat is being observed by married Hindu women to honour Savitri, the great wife of Satyavan who rescued his soul from Yama, god of death. This is how it goes the story of Savitri and Satyavan. Follow below is the Vat Savitri Vrat Katha:King Ashvapati who was the ruler of Madra Kingdom, and his queen, were childless, once organised a puja in honour of Sun God Savitr on a sage’s advice. After the Sun god was pleased with their devotion, he blessed them with a girl child, who was named Savitri in respect of the Sun god. Savitri led an ascetic life inspite of tha fact that her father was a king. The king asked Savitri to search for a husband for herself as he was not able to find the perfect match for her daughter. Savitri met the son of the exiled blind King Dyumatsena, Satyavan and decided to marry him. As Sabitri informed of her decision to marry Satyawan to her father, Narad Muni came upon and said that Satyavan would die within a year and thus would not be granted with life on earth after that period.

Savitri was persuaded by her father but to no avail. King Asvapati finally agreed to his daughter’s wish. Satyavan and Savitri got married and moved to the forest with her husband where Satyawan lived with his parents. She gave up her richness and royalty to match with her husband’s life and chose to live like a ascetic.

Three days before the completion of an year, Savitri started fasting and then followed her husband to the forest. On the day when Satyawan was bout to die, Satyavan, fell off a banyan tree while he was chopping wood. Yama, the lord of death, came to take Satyavan’s soul. Sabitri kept following Lord Yama and refused to go. She followed Yama for three day and nights, after which Yama relented and asked Savitri for wishes except Satyavan’s life. Savitri asked to restore her father-in-laws’ kingdom and his eyesight as the two wishes and that was granted by Yama. Since Savitri kept following Yama, he asked for a boon again. The last wish Savitri asked for was children with Satyavan, he again granted it. But since Satyavan had died, how it could be possible which puzzled Yama. He saw Savitri's sincere devotion and utmost dedication for her husband. Thus, Yama god was impressed and bestowed her husband Satyavan’s life. Satyavan gave up his life under the Banyan tree and again was granted his life under the same banyan tree. Since that was the day, Vat Savitri Vrat is being celebrated and observed by thousands of married Hindu women for the long life of their husbands. Savitri came to be known as "Sati Savitri".

Vat Savitri Puja Amavasya/Purnima Muhurat 2022

Vat Savitri Vrat 2022 Date Amavasya - Monday, May 30, 2022 (North Indian states such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Haryana)

Vat Purnima Vrat 2022 Date - Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Maharashtra, Gujarat and southern Indian states)
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:54 PM on May 29, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 04:59 PM on May 30, 2022

Shani Jayanti 2022, Shani Amavasya 2022

Shani Jayanti 2022, Shani Amavasya 2022


Shani Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Shanidev. Shani Jayanti is also known by the name of Shani Amavasya. Shani Jayanti is observed on Amavasya Tithi during Jyeshtha month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar. Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya Tithi during Vaishakha month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar. Actually Shani Jayanti falls on the same day in both type of calendars, only the month name is different. Shani Jayanti coincides with Vat Savitri Vrat observed during Jyeshtha Amavasya in North Indian states.

On Shani Jayanti day, one can perform Hawan, Homam and Yagya to get the blessings of Shanidev. Shani Tailabhishekam and Shani Shanti Puja are performed during Shani Jayanti. To remove the negative effects of Shani Dosha also known as Sade Sati in one's kundali, these Shani puja's are performed. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shanishchara Jayanti, Sani Jayanthi, Shani Amavasya, Shanishchari Amavasya .

About Shanidev

Lord Shani is known as "Suryaputra" or the son of Lord Sun and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday. Strong Shani bhakts observe fast to appease Lord Shani and a lot of people can be seen visiting  Shani temples to seek blessings of Shanidev bhagwan. Lord Shani believes in fair justice and if he is impressed by the devotee blesses him/her with good luck and fortune. People, who do not get blessings of Lord Shani, can be seen working hard for years without getting any reward for a long time.

Lord Shanidev carries a sword and sits on a crow is often regarded as the God of Justice. Shani or planet Saturn (a slow moving planet) is a part of "Navagrahas" or "9 planets"  which has a strong influence upon everbody's life, as it's one of the most influential planets and the planet which monitors karma, the giver of good and bad luck. Often people born on a Saturday can be seen getting things done slowly in their life. Shani represents spirituality, discipline, honesty, justice and hard work. If Shani makes a person struggle for something, the results are always positive and the person never is disappointed.

Is Shani a Negative Planet?

Shani is regarded as a negative planet – many people become scared of the planet and its effects. However, this is not an entirely correct as Shanidev is not a negative planet  but a slow one that gives success only through continuous effort, consistent discipline, regular hard work and after so many struggles. Shani blesses or curses a person depending upon that person's deeds in the present and even the past life. On the occasion of Shani Amavasya, people pray to Shani Dev for his mercy and protection and removal of bad omen.

Rags to Riches because of Shanidev

Shanidev delivers happiness and sorrows on the basis of one's Karma. Those who are evil and are involved in bad activities get misfortune and losses. Whereas people who are honest, disciplined and are involved in good activities get big fortunes and blessings of the deity. People who become rags to riches or riches to rags is because of god Shanidev maharaj.

Shani Jayanti is celebrated with much fanfare and devotion for Shani dev. Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra is one of the main temples associated with Shani Dev and that is why one can see a lot of people visiting Shani Shingnapur in large numbers on this day.

Shani Amavasya 2022 Date

Shani Jayanti 2022 Date - Monday, May 30, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:54 PM on May 29, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 04:59 PM on May 30, 2022

Hanuman Jayanthi 2022

Hanuman Jayanthi 2022

In Tamil Nadu Hanumath Jayanthi is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya  in Margazhi Month. Margashirsha Amavasya or Margazhi Amavasai as per Tamil calendar coincides with Moolam Nakshatram many a time. God Hanumath was born on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya while Moolam Nakshatram was there. Some time, Moolam Nakshatra doesn't coincide with Amavasya day, and then Hanumath Jayanthi day is preferred on the Amavasya day. Tamil Hanumath Jayanthi comes in January or December, though it is different from the Hanumath Jayanti celebrations in North India where Hanumath Jayanthi is called as Hanuman Jayanti and it falls in the Chaitra month full moon day. God Hanuman, also known as Vanara God or the Monkey God, was born on this day and thus people celebrate Hanumath Jayanthi as the birth of Hanuman.

Hanumath Jayanthi is often observed at different times of the year as per the calendar being followed. Hanuman Jayanti that falls on Chaitra Purnima is the most popular and widely celebrated in North Indian states. People send Hanuman Jayanthi wishes in Tamil.

Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated for 41-days starting as deeksha on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month(April – May) in Andhra Pradesh.

In Tamil Nadu, Hanumath Jayanthi is celebrated in all the Anjaneyar temples in the state. Special poojas are organised and often free laddus are prepared in the temple and distributed to devotees. Special Vadamala programme is held in Pallipalayam Tajnagar ‘Trinetra Dasabuja Anjaneyar’ temple where hundreds of devotees came and worshipped Anjaneyar. Same was the case of Dharapuram's ‘Kadu Anjaneyar’ temple, where grand celebration takes place.

Places where Hanumath Jayanthi is celebrated with utmost zeal and excitement in Suchindram Anjaneyar Kovil (Suvarchala Sahitha Hanuman Temple) near Kanyakumari, three famous Anjaneyar Temples at Mylapore in Chennai and Prasanna Yoga Anjaneyar Temple located near Madras Institute of Technology in Chromepet in Chennai.Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month which is popularly known as Hanuman Vratam in Karnataka.


Happy Hanuman Jayanthi !

Hanuman Jayanthi Calendar

Hanuman Jayanthi Telugu - Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Hanuman Jayanti  2022 Date (North India) Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hanumath Jayanthi 2022 Tamil - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Hanumath Jayanthi Tamil - Friday, December 23, 2022
Hanuman Jayanthi Kannada - Monday, December 5, 2022

Onam 2022 Date, Onam 2022 Calendar, Thiruvonam Date

Onam 2022 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 during Madhyahna part of the day, 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. The first day of Onam is popularly known as Atthachamayam day. Post Thiruvonam day, Onam celebrations continue for another two days which means Onam is a twelve days long festival.Onam state holidays start one day before and end after two days of main Thiruvonam day. The holidays are named first Onam, second Onam, third Onam and fourth Onam where the second Onam is the most important day of four days holidays.

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

Onam 2022 Date - 8th September, Thursday

Onam 2022 Calendar

Here you can find Onam 2022 Calendar:

Onam Day 1 30th August 2022Atthachamayam, Athapoo Pookalam
Onam Day 231st August 2022Chithira Day
Onam Day 31st September 2022Chodhi Day
Onam Day 42nd September 2022Vishakham Day
Onam Day 53rd September 2022Anizham Day, Vallam Kali
Onam Day 64th September 2022Thriketa Day
Onam Day 75th September 2022Moolam Day, Onam Sadya Puli Kali, Kaikotti Kali
Onam Day 86th September 2022Pooradam Day, Onathappan
Onam Day 97th September 2022Uthradom Day, First Onam Uthradappachil
Onam Day 108th September 2022Thiruvonam Day, Second Onam Thiru-Onam, Onam
Onam Day 119th September 2022Avvittom Day, Third Onam Thrissur Pulikali, 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 2022

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

Hariyali Teej 2022

Hariyali Teej 2022

Teej is the festival which is observed by Hindu women in North Indian states like Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. In Sawan and Bhadrapada months comes the celebration of three famous Teej festivals. These are as follows:
  • Hariyali Teej
  • Kajari Teej
  • Hartalika Teej

Which are the other Teej festivals?

Some other Teej days are Akha Teej commonly known as Akshaya Tritiya and Gangaur Tritiya. The months of Shravana and Bhadrapada are highly important as Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej the 3 Teej festivities are celebrated by women and the time is also important as it matches with the monsoon period in India when everywhere greenery can be seen and thus the name Hariyali Teej(hari teej or green teej).

To which God or Goddess the Hariyali Teej is celebrated?

Hariyali Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

When is Hariyali Teej Celebrated?

Hariyali Teej is observed on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of sawan and coming two days before Nag Panchami.

Significance of Hariyali Teej

Hariyali Teej comes in the month of sawan when devotees throng temples worshipping Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Sawan Somwar's have a special significance in Shravana month and so is the Mangala Gauri Vrat. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are regarded as the epitome of ultimate authority, their immortal love as husband wife is what every women and husband wants. That is why women pray and worship Goddess Parvati for blessings for a happy and prosperous married life fasting on Hariyali Teej day for the long life and well being of their husbands. Shiva accepted Parvati as his wife on this day and that is why Goddess Parvati is regarded as 'Teej Mata'. Hariyali Teej fast is as important as the fasting on karwa Chauth day.

How Hariyali Teej fast is carried out?

Married women fast for the whole day, not even drink a single drop of water and the Hariyali Teej fast is completed after moon worshipping. They visit their parents' home, wear new clothes like green lehengas or green Saree and bangles, sing songs dedicated to Teej. Wearing green color is highly auspicious on this day. The Vat Vriksha tree is also worshipped on the ‘Shravani teej’. A 'dhaaga' or cotton thread is tied on the sacred Banyan tree or Vat Vriksha. Though the festival of Teej is celebrated by married women, many unmarried women also fast along with the married ones to get a husband like God Shiva. Women visit the nearest temple and listen or recite the Teej Vrat Katha.

Women applies henna on their hands and feet during Hariyali Teej. Mehendi color on the hands tells about the love of their husbands. It is believed that if the color of the henna on the hand is dark, the more she will be loved by her husband. Women also happen to write their husband name with henna on their hands.

Why Hariyali Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej?

Sindhara, a gift bucket that is given to the daughter and her in-laws by the parents of married girl, particularly newlyweds. It contains homemade sweets, Ghewar and Shringara items like Henna, bangles, sindoor (vermilion), traditional dresses etc. As Sindhara is gifted to the daughter and her in-laws on this Teej, Hariyali Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej. Hariyali Teej is also called as Chhoti Teej or Madhusrava Teej.

When is Kajari Teej and Hartalika teej celebrated?

Badi Teej which comes fifteen days after Hariyali Teej is known as Kajari Teej. As this teej festivals falls in the Shravana month, Hariyali Teej is also called as Sawan Teej or Sawan ki teej. Hartalika teej is celebrated on shukla paksha tritiya of bhadrapad month.

The Hariyali Teej celebrations are bigger in all the temples dedicated to Sri Krishna in Vridavan. Swings are laid for Krishna and this is known as ‘Jhullan Leela’. The idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are beautifully decorated with colorful clothes and devotees worship them and at last water is sprayed over the devotees to mark the onset of monsoon.

Hariyali Teej 2022 Date and Time 

Hariyali Teej 2022 Date - Sunday, 31 July
Tritiya Tithi Starts - 02:59 AM on July 31, 2022
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 04:18 AM on Aug 01, 2022

How is Teej known in Punjab and Rajasthan?

Teej is also called as Tay, Baya and Teeyan. In Punjab it is called by the name of Teeyan and Shingara Teej in Rajasthan.

Now let's talk about Akha Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej:

Akha Teej

Akha Teej is also known as Akshaya Tritiya. Akha Teej or Akshaya Tritiya is highly auspicious day that is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha. ‘Akshaya’ means ‘that never diminishes’ and the word ‘Tritiya’ means ‘the third day’. Parashurama Jayanti is also celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya day. It is believed that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Parashurama on Akshaya Tritiya. Lord Ganesha , Devi Lakshmi and Lord of wealth (Kuber) is worshiped. People buy gold items and new utensils, clothes. This day of Akshaya Tritiya is regarded as the "swayam siddh muhurat" for the whole day and any auspicous work can be performed on this day without consulting any astrologer or Pandit.

Kajari Teej

Kajari Teej is also known as Kajli Teej and falls on the third day of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month. The celebration is done for two days and sometimes continue till the arrival of Janmashtami, Sri Krishna's birthday. Goddess Parvati is worshipped on Kajari Teej. Married females fast on this day for the long life and well being of their husbands and get blessings of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Women are dressed beautifully in their attire and do the 16 Shrinngaar (Bindi, Sindoor, Mehndi, Bangles, etc..are applied).

Hartalika Teej

Hartalika Teej is celebrated on third day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. On this day also, women especially married womens fast for the long life and well being of their husbands. They pray to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva for the blessings. Hartalika Teej is celebrated in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.

The word Teej means Tritiya, the Teej festivals occur on the third day of the month. So that is why, Akha Teej is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month, Hariyali Teej falls on third day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan Maas, Kajari Teej falls on the third day of Krishna Paksha and Hartalika Teej on the third day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Maas.

Teej 2020 : Legend Of Teej Festival

It is believed that Goddess Parvati prayed and worshipped Lord Shiva with full devotion and dedication, for 108 years. After which Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. Since time immortal, the festival of Teej is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, who is also known as ‘Teej Mata’. Thus Teej is celebrated by women folks to get a husband as Goddess Parvati reunited with Lord Shiva for a blissful marriage.

Happy Teej everybody! हरियाली तीज की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं |

Sawan Shivratri 2022 Date

Sawan Shivratri 2022 , Savan Shivratri 2022 Date

When is Shivratri? - Shravan Shivratri 2022 Date - Tuesday, 26th July 2022

Sawan - The Month of Shiva

Shivaratri in the month of Shravana is known as Sawan Shivaratri or Shravana Shivratri. Shivaratri celebrated in the krishna paksha chaturdashi of Savan month or Shravan Masa is considered highly auspicious and if you fast on this day of Shivratri, you get the blessings of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Shivratri in the sawan month comes a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day. Lakhs of Hindu people throng the Shiva temples to worship and perform special pujas such as Gangajal Abhishekam. It is common to see people offering Gangajal, bilva leaves or bel-patra leaves, honey, milk-water, fruits on the Shivalingam or Shivling. It is in this month of Shravana that Kanwarias bring Gangajal from holy river Ganga to Shiva temples near their homes.

In the month of Shravan, not only Sawan Shivratri but all Mondays are highly auspicious. People fast on the day of Sawan Shivaratri and the Mondays coming up in the Savan mass. People from all over the world visit some of the major Shiva temples of India like Kashi Vishwanath, Deoghar, Badrinath Dham, Kedarnath Dham etc. Following Purnimant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri is observed in India's North Indian states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. Following Amavasyant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Hariyali Amavasya, an auspicious day comes one or two days after Sawan Shivaratri day in the month of Sawan.

Sawan Shivaratri 2022 Date and Puja Muhurat

Sawan Shivaratri 2022 DateTuesday, July 26, 2022
Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:07 AM to 12:49 AM, Jul 27
Duration - 00 Hours 42 Mins
Next Day on 27th July, Sawan Shivaratri Parana Time = 05:44 AM to 03:49 PM

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 07:12 PM to 09:50 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:50 PM to 12:28 AM, Jul 27
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:28 AM to 03:06 AM, Jul 27
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:06 AM to 05:44 AM, Jul 27

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 06:46 PM on Jul 26, 2022
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 09:11 PM on Jul 27, 2022

Sawan Shivratri Vrat Vidhi

Before the Shivaratri Vratam, on Trayodashi, it is recommended to eat only once.
On Shivaratri day, devotees should observe full day fast on Shivaratri. You may please go to a Shiva temple and pour the milk and offer bel-patra, dhatura to the Shivalingam. Although food should be taken on next day but nowadays people eat food once in a day and take milk,tea and fruits the whole day. Devotees should seek blessing of Shiva God by praying to him and saying hymns and mantras dedicated to Shiva like "Om Namah Shivay" and "Mahamritunjay Mantra". It is recommeded to keep chanting the mantra "Om Namah Shivay" or "Namah Shivay" the whole day for maximum benefit. It is also recommended to bathe in the evening for doing once again the Shiva puja and break the fast next day after taking bath within Chaturdashi Tithi.On Shivaratri day, devotees must take Sankalp for fasting on Shivaratri and to take food on next day. When you do Sankalp, pray to Shiva for self-determination for the full day fasting and seek his blessings to complete the Shivratri fast without any interruptions.If you can, you can do Shiva Puja during whole night. Shiva devotees must break the fast between sunrise and before the end of Chaturdashi Tithi to get maximum benefit of the Shivratri Vrat. It is believed that both Shiva Puja and Parana which means breaking the fast must be done when Chaturdashi Tithi is prevailing.

Actually, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or Chaturdashi Tithi of each month is observed as Shivaratri of the month or Masik Shivaratri or Masa Shivaratri and usually falls a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day so in a year there are 12 Shivaratri days. The 2 most important Shivaratri's of the year is the Maha Shivaratri during February or March which corresponds to Phalguna month and the Sawan Shivaratri during July-August.

Kashi Vishwanath and Kedarnath Dham along with Shiva temples across India arrange special Pujas and Shiva Darshan during Sawan month. Thousands of people visit Shiva temples during Sawan month and perform Gangajal Abhishekam.

Sawan Shivaratri is more popular in North Indian states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar where Purnimant Calendar is followed. In states such as Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu where Amavasyant Calendar is followed, Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri.

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