Magh Gupt Navratri 2023 Dates

Magh Navratri, also known as Gupt Navaratri (गुप्त नवरात्रि), comes in the Shukla Paksha of Magha month i.e January – February. Magh Navratri starts on January 22 and ends on January 30 in the year 2023. Magh Navratri is dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti Goddess. Many people observe fast on the days of Magh Navratri and only vegetarian food is eaten during this period.

Gupt Navratri is also observed during the month of Ashada (June – July). The most popular Navratri comes twice a year - Chaitra Navratri (March-April) and Sharad Navratri (September – October). Check Dates of Navratri and Navratri Calendar 2023 along with Navratri 2023 Colours.

Magha Gupt Navratri 2023 Dates

Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - January 22, 2023 (Sunday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Navratri Day 2 (Dwitiya) - January 23, 2023 (Monday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 2 (Tritiya) - January 24, 2023 (Tuesday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 3 (Chaturthi) - January 25, 2023 (Wednesday) - Kushmanda Puja

Day 4 (Panchami) - January 26, 2023 (Thursday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 5 (Shashthi) - January 27, 2023 (Friday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 6 (Saptami) - January 28, 2023 (Saturday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 7 (Ashtami) - January 29, 2023 (Sunday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - January 30, 2023 (Monday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Check details of Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2023 Dates.

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date

Makar Sankranti 2023

Makar Sankranti is a very auspicious day in Hindu mythology. Also known by the names Makara Sankranti, Makarasankranti and Makar Sankrant, the festival is of high imortance because of the shifting of the Sun (Surya) into ‘Makara rashi’ – the zodiac sign which relates to Capricorn. When sun goes from one sun sign and enters another, it is known by the name of ‘Sankranti.’ The word "Sankranti" in Sanskrit means ‘to cross into’. Thus, Makar Sankranti is the day when sun enters into the Makar rashi or the Capricorn sign. On this day of Makara Sankrantisun enters into the Northern Hemisphere, it is called as Uttarayana. This Uttarayan festival of Gujarat starts on the Makar Sankranti day and continues for six-month long.


Makara Sankranti is observed in the Hindu month of Paush in North India, Magh in Bengal, Dhanu in Kerala and Margazhi in Tamil Nadu.

Makar Sankranti falls on the January 14th or January 15th every year but slowly this day of Sankrant is moving and Makar Sankranti will occur on 23rd March in 7015, around 5000 years from now. Hindu calendar follows lunar calendar, meaning it is based on the moon.

Significance/Importance of Makar Sankranti


Of the 12 Sankranti's in the Hindu Calendar year, Makar Sankranti is the most important Sankrant among all and holds a lot of spiritual significance and importance for Hindus. Surya or Sun God is worshiped on this day of Makar Sankranti. People chant the Gayatri Mantra, Surya Mantra and other mantra's while offering water to Surya god.

The coming of Makar Sankranti indicates the coming up of spring season in the northern hemisphere and the end of winter season. This time is highly auspicious and is known as Uttarayan Punyakalam. The six months after Makar Sankranti, are longer and warmer.

Makara Sankranti has also a different meaning. ‘Makar’ refers to crocodile and Sankranti means ‘to change.’ The crocodile is the materialistic world and ‘Sankranti’ is when there the time comes to get away from the materialistic world.

Uttarayana is the six month long festival that starts on the Makar Sankranti day. Uttarayana is referred to as the daytime of the Devas and that is why auspicious activities starts during this time.

The importance of Makar Sankranti also lies in the fact that Bhishma Pitamaha of Mahabharata died on this day of Uttarayan as Bhisma Pitamah had a boon that he will die only when he wishes. So, he choose this day of Uttarayana. It is of the belief that people who die during Uttarayana merges with the God, thus ending the cycle of rebirth.

It is also understood that Lord Vishnu buried Asuras under the Mandara Mountain on this Uttaryana day signifying the end of evil. On the next day of Makar Sankrant, Krishna is worshipped in South India as there is a belief that Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on the day after the Makar Sankrant.

King Bhageeratha brought down river Ganga into Patala on Makara Sankranti day to get moksha or salvation for his ancestors. Makara Sankranti is also one of the important bathing dates during Kumbh Mela and Magh Mela and lakhs of people take bath in the Ganges river.

According to Puranas, on this Makar Sankranti date, God Surya visits Shani, who is the son of Surya.

Things to do on Makar Sankranthi Day


As Makara Sankranti is the festival associated with Surya, people must offer water to Surya and recite the Gayatri Mantra and/or Surya Mantra's. As Surya visits his son Shani on Makar Sankranti day, people must visit their sons and give them gifts, if possible. Pople must make a fresh begining on this day and forget any misunderstandings if any. People make ‘khichadi’ on this day. Some make Til sweets and dishes and Rice meal.

Makar Sankrati is a festival associated with harvest in the whole of India. So people pray for a good harvest. Cows are worshipped and people do charity work like offering food, Moong Dal, rice, ghee, Til etc.to poor persons and needy. One of the most important event is the kite flying in Jaipur, and the whole of Rajasthan, Gujarat.

Makar Sankranti in Different States of India


Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the whole of India with different names. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Sankranthi - Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as a harvest festival. Makara Sankranti itself in Karnataka, Uttarayan in Gujarat. Til Gud is exchanged in Maharashtra. Pilgrimage to the famous Sabarimala Temple also ends on this day in Kerala. It is known as Pithey parban in West Bengal, along with the famous Ganga Sagar mela. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu in Assam, Maghi in Punjab, Jammu and parts of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Khicadi Parv and Sankranti in Uttar Pradesh Makar Mela in Orissa.


Makar Sakranti SMS Quotes-Messages 2023


Wishing you a very Happy lohri & Makar sakranti as well.
May this harvest season bring you prosperity
n help you to fly high like a kite,
let's celebrate together .

Bajare ki roti
Nimbu ka achar
Suraj ki kirne
Chand ki chandani aur apno ka pyaar.
Har jeevan ho khushal
Mubarak ho aapko "makar sankranti ka tyohar.

Makar Sannkrati ke din aapke jeevan ka andhera chhat jaye
aevam gyan aur prakash se aapka jeevan ujjwal ho jaye!

With Great Devotion,
Fervor and Gaiety,
With Rays of Joy and Hope,
Wish You and Your Family,
Happy Makar Sankranti!

S: Sucess
A: Achievement
N: Naturalness
K: Kite
R: Realization
A: Attainment
N: Naturalness
T: Triumph
I: Intelligent…..Happy makar Sankranti

Tan mein masti
Mann mein umang.
Dekar sabko apnapan
Gud mein jaise meethapan.
Hokar saath hum Udayen PATANG
Aur bhar len aakash mein apne rang.
Aapko aur aapke parivar ko Makar Sankranti ki Haardik Shubhkaamnaye!

Meethe gur mein mil gaye til,
Udi patang aur khil gaye dil,
Har pal sukh aur har din shaanti,
Aap sab ke liye laaye Makar Sankranti.

When is Makar Sankranti 2023? Makar Sankranti Dates

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date and Timings

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date - Sunday, 15th January, 2023
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta - 07:15 AM to 5:46 PM
Makar Sankranti Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta - 07:15 AM to 09:00 AM

Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal and Mahapunya Kaal Time are highly auspicious timings to perform good deeds like offering water and food to sun god, taking bath in the holy river Ganga, feeding and offering food to the needy etc. Mahapunya Kaal time is preferred more than Punya Kaal time.

Happy Makar Sankranti!

Mattu Pongal 2023 Date

Mattu Pongal 2023, Mattu Pongal 2023 Date

Makara Sankranthi is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu. While celebrating Pongal for four continuous days, the people of Tamil Nadu celebrates Mattu Pongal as the 3rd day of the Pongal celebrations and is observed on the second day of the Thai month in the Tamil calendar. Often it comes on either 15th or 16th January. The word ‘mattu’ in Tamil signifies ‘the bull’ and thus the day of Mattu Pongal is dedicated as celebrations of the cattle, especially the bulls as they help the farmers a lot in growing crops. Mattu Pongal is the day when people come together irrespective of caste and creed to celebrate and welcome the new harvest. Mattu Pongal is celebrated with great enthusiasm not only in Tamil Nadu but also in states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Rituals during Mattu Pongal

People clean and decorate their homes with attractive kolams put in the front side during Pongal. Pictures of rice are drawn on the first day, on second day the image of Sun God is drawn and on the day of Mattu Pongal the third day, images depicting bull or other livestock are drawn. People bath their cattle and their horns are painted and decorated with various color metal caps on the day of Mattu Pongal. Flower garlands, bells along with beads of different colors are tied on to their necks. Cattle owners sprinkle Saffron water with mango leaves on the cows and offer prayers to protect them from all evils. Also, Lord Krishna and Lord Indra are worshipped for the growth and prosperity of their cattle population. Cows are worshipped by touching their forehead and feet. An ‘aarti’ for the Cows are performed. A special dish known as ‘Sakkar Pongal’ is prepared from moong dal, cooked rice, dry fruits and jaggery and first offered to the cows and later distributed among all as ‘cattle prasad’ on this beautiful day of Mattu Pongal. Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha are worshipped during the Pongal celebrations and different kinds of rice are made and offered to them and then to the cattle.

Jallikattu 2022 Festival

‘Manji Virattu’ or ‘Jallikattu’ which is an important village sport is observed with full enthusiasm in the villages of Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Tiruchirapalli and Tanjavur. In Jallikattu, young men in the village chase fierce bulls to grab the money tied in their horns. Observed during the evening of Mattu Pongal day,  it is regarded as an integral part of Mattu Pongal celebrations. It is also held on Kaanum Pongal, a day after Mattu Pongal in some villages.

Some of the famous Pongal Recipes include Rava Pongal/Sooji Pongal, Sweet Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal, Pongal Sambar/Pasi Paruppu Sambar and Venn Pongal/Khara Pongal.

Significance of Mattu Pongal

Mattu Pongal is dedicated to the worship of cattle. The word ‘mattu’ means ‘bull’ and ‘pongal’ signifies ‘prosperity’. The festival marks the beginning of the harvest of the paddy (rice) fields. The story of Mattu Pongal is linked with the story of Lord Shiva and Nandi, his bull. Celebration of Mattu Pongal is a form of thanksgiving to the cows and bulls. Cows offer nourishment as the provide milk and the bulls help the farmers in ploughing the land for cultivation.

Legend of Mattu Pongal

Lord Ganesh, Goddess Parvati along with Ganesha are worshiped and Pongal is offered to them. As per a legend, once Shiva asked his bull, Basava, to go to the earth and ask the people to have an oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month. Basava instead said that everyone should eat daily and have an oil bath once a month. This angried Shiva who then cursed Basava to live on the earth forever. He would have to plough the fields and help people produce more food. Thus this day is associated with cattle.

Mattu Pongal 2023 Date & Time

Mattu Pongal 2023 Date - Monday, January 16, 2023

Mattu Pongal Sankranti Moment - 08:57 PM, Jan 14

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Pongal Date 2023

Pongal Date 2023, Thai Pongal 2023

Pongal is a Hindu festival celebrated prominently in the Southern states of India especially by the people of Tamil Nadu. Pongal is a four days festival and Thai Pongal is regarded as the most important day of Pongal. Thai Pongal which is the second day of the four days Pongal festival is also celebrated as Sankranti. Sankranti is celebrated in the whole of India with different names. It is the same day as Makar Sankranti which is celebrated prominently in North Indian states when people take holy dip in river Ganges. Pongal is like thanksgiving to the Sun God for harvest and appreciating and showing gratitude to nature.

The day before Thai Pongal is known as Bogi Pandigai. People clean and decorate their homes and light bonfire to ward of unused wooden items. The same day is celebrated as Lohri by Sikh and Punjabi community in Punjab and Northern States of India.

On the day of Thai Pongal, freshly harvested rice is boiled with fresh milk and jaggery in a new clay pot. People let the milk spill over the pot while boiling intentionally as an auspicious sign of material abundance and prosperity. Later rice, milk and jaggery, known as Pongal, is topped with brown sugar, Ghee, cashew nuts and raisins. Freshly cooked Pongal is first offered to the Sun God as a gratitude for good harvesting and later served on banana leaves to the people in the home. Pongal is cooked at sunrise at an open place traditionally.

Thai Pongal is the first day of Thai month as per Tamil Calendar. Thai is the tenth month in Tamil Calendar. Thai Masam is known as Makar in other Hindu calendars. The third day of Thai Pongal is known as Mattu Pongal when Cows are decorated and worshipped on Mattu Pongal day. The last and final day i.e the 4th day of Pongal is known as Kaanum Pongal. It is the time when family is reunited in Tamil Nadu.

Pongal is celebrated by the name of:

Makar Sankranti in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha , Kerala
Uttarayana in Rajasthan and Gujarat
Maghi in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Magh Bihu in Assam
Maghe Sankranti in Nepal

Thai Pongal 2023 Muhurat

Thai Pongal 2023 Date - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Thai Pongal Sankranti Moment - 08:57 PM, Jan 14

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Name of the festival

Date

Day

Bhogi Festival

14 January 2023

Saturday

Surya Pongal/Thai Pongal

15 January 2023

Sunday

Mattu Pongal

16 January 2023

Monday

Kaanum Pongal

17 January 2023

Tuesday


Lohri 2023 Date

Lohri 2023, When is Lohri in 2023, Lohri 2023 Date

The festival of Lohri is an extremely popular festival of the Punjabis celebrated in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. Lohri is usually celebrated on the last day of the month of Paush, the month in which the winter solstice takes place. According to the ancient Punjabi folk lore, Lohri Date should be on the eve of Winter Solstice Day. Lohri festival is connected to the Winter solstice and celebrates the harvest of rabi crops. Through this Punjabi festival of Lohri, people pay respects to the natural element of fire and is dedicated to the end of winter season. Lohri songs are sung by children and elders composed in praise of the age-old Lohri traditions or in praise of Dulla Bhatti. As usual, the date of Lohri festival, 2022 is on January 13 marking the sun’s entry to the Makar Rashi from the Tropic of Cancer. It is believed that this day is extremely auspicious and marks the end of the coldest month of the year, Paush. The next is the beginning of the period of Uttarayan considered sacred by all Hindus.

Significance of Lohri festival


Lohri celebration is traditionally associated with the harvest of rabi crops. People are seen to gather round the fire and offer peanuts, rewri, butter and various other food items to thank God for the good harvest. Lohdi is an extremely festival for the newly wedded women of Pujabi families and for every new born child. Though Lohri is predominantly celebrated in the State of Punjab, yet the flavors of this festival is also enjoyed in other states such as Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu.

Lohri Celebration


Lohri is celebrated on January 13 in the month of Paush or Magh, which is a day before Makar Sankranti. Lohri festival in India is seen by the Punjabi farmers as the beginning of the financial year. The festival of Lohdi is very ancient and historically owes its origin to ages of the Indus Valley civilization. The state of Punjab is known as the breadbasket of India and crop harvest is extremely important. The festival of Lohri is associated with the traditional harvest of rabi crops. The worshippers offer food items such as peanuts, rewri, flour, and butter to the Lohri bonfire to thank God for a good harvest. Thus Lohri celebrates the glory of farming. Wheat is the main crop of Punjab and is sown in October and harvested in the month of March or April. In January, the farmers are eager to reap the rich harvests and as they prepare themselves for cutting and gathering of the crops in the months that follow they enjoy the festivities of Lohri 

When is Lohri in 2023

Lohri 2023 Date and Timings

Lohri 2023 Date - Saturday, January 14, 2023
Lohri Sankranti Moment - 08:57 PM
Makar Sankranti 2023 Date - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Bhogi 2023 Date

Bhogi 2023 Date, Bhogi 2023, Bhogi Pandigai 2023

The Bhogi Pandigai (Tamil:போகி பண்டிக)festival is celebrated in the southern states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in honour of Lord Indra who is regarded as the god of rain. Farmers all over India worship Indra God as it is believed it will bring good harvest and prosperity and happiness to the land. 

Bhogi or Bogi is the first day of the four days Sankranti festival when people discard old and worn out items they are not using currently. People get up early before dawn, clean and decorate their homes with marigold garlands and mango leaves and light bonfire, known as Bhogi Mantalu, with wood and other solid fuels and lit fire crackers early morning. The discarded wooden items are offered to the fire as a Bhogi Pandaga ritual. Bhogi Pandaga is observed one day before main Makara Sankranthi day. Sankranti is celebrated for four days in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Some rituals are followed during each of the four days which are as follows:
  • Day 1 is known as Bhogi or Bogi Pandigai.
  • Day 2 is known as Makara Sankranti, which is known as Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
  • Day 3 is known as Kanuma Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
  • Day 4 is known as Mukkanuma in Andhra Pradesh and Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

Bhogi Pallu

Kids of three to six age are given with Indian jujube fruit known as Regi Pallu in many Telugu families in Andhra. The children are dressed up in colorful clothes including traditional Langa-Voni for the girls. A potpourri of Regi Pallu, Senagalu (soaked and drained black grams), flower petals, pieces of sugarcane, jaggery and coins are showered on them. It is believed that this Bhogi Pallu ritual protects children from evil eye, bless the children with material abundance and long life.

Ariselu Adugulu

Ariselu Adugulu is also organized for kids along with the ritual of Regi Pallu. Ariselu(s), a sweet dish made of rice, is put on the floor and small kids are asked to walk on them. Ariselu Adugulu is celebrated to mark the occasion when the kid learns to take its first step.

Bhogi Muggulu

Bhogi Muggulu is drawn (Rangoli) and many rangoli competitions are organized and colourful and beautiful kolam (rangoli) are drawn outside home and buildings to mark the occasion of Bhogi. Many people display Bommala-Koluvu at home. Sweets such as 'Bholi' are prepared, offered to god as naivedhyam and distributed among families and friends on the Bhogi day.

Bhogi Pandigai is also celebrated on a large scale in Andhra Pradesh and the same festival is known as Lohri in Punjab and Magh Bihu/Bhogali Bihu in Assam.Tasty meal like Pachadi, Parupu, Kootu, Poriyal, Varuval, Apalam, Vadai, Payasam, Bholi, Rice, Sambar, Rasam, Thayir is prepared and served on plantain leaf on this day.

Goda Devi Ranganatha Swamy Wedding at Tirupati Temple

Goda Devi's (Andal) marriage is celebrated in Tirupati Venkateswara Temple and other Vishnu Temples. It is believed that people who witness this holy marriage would get married soon. Goda Devi marriage with Sri Ranganatha helps in getting peace and happy married life. Thus many couples participate in the marriage of Goda Devi on the day of Bhogi which is the last day in Dhanurmasam.

When is Bhogi celebrated?

Bhogi is the first day of the Pongal celebration on the last day of the Tamil month of Margazhi. Bhogi is celebrated during Makar Sankranti when the sun changes goes from the southern to the Northern hemisphere. As per English calendar, Bhogi always falls between January 13-16. Bhogi is celebrated on the same day in both Telugu and Tamil cultures.

Bhogi Pandigai 2023 Date and Timings

Bhogi 2023 Date - Saturday, January 14, 2023

Bhogi Sankranti Moment - 08:57 PM

Makar Sankranti 2023 Date - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Gopashtami 2022 Date

Gopashtami 2022 Date - Sri Krishna and Cow Worship Day

gopashtami krishna cows worship

Gopashtami falls on Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi in the holy month of Kartik. Gopashtami is believed to be the day when Nanda Maharaja sent his children Krishna and Balarama to herd the cows for the first time. Gopashtami festival is celebrated mainly in North India and more famous in Mathura, Barsana, Vrindavan and other Braj areas in various Gau Shalas and other holy places like Shri Krishna Temple - Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara, ISKCON temples all over India.

Lord Krishna lifted Gowardhan Parbat on His Knishtha finger (smaller finger) to save Braj people from fury of Indra God on Gowardhan Puja day. After seven days of continous flooding of Braj region God Indra accepted his defeat on Gopashtami. 

Sri Krishna advised Braj people to stop yearly offering made to Indra God. This made God Indra angry and he decided to flood Braj region. God Indra was failed as Braj people and their livestock were protected under the big and vast cover of Gowardhan Parvat.

Cows and their calf are decorated and worshipped on the day of Gopashtami which is similar to Govatsa Dwadashi in Maharashtra.

गोपाष्टमी कब मनाई जाती है

गोपाष्टमी का महत्व/Importance of Gopashtami

Gowshalas on this day are decorated with beautiful colours of rangoli and flowers. Gopalaks or people who look after Cows clean them or make them bath. People visit the gosala, bathe and clean the cows and decorated with cloth and jewellery. On the Gopashtami day, Sri Krishna puja and cow puja is performed along with pradakshina to get blessing for a happy and prosperous life.

Cows along with calves are worshipped with first smearing their forehead with roli tilak and then jaggery, sweets, panchamrit, rice and water offered to cows. Fresh green grass is also given to the cows and Gau mata aarti parikrama is then done. We at www.durganavratri.in wishes everyone Happy Gopashtami 2022. गोपाष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं |

Gopashtami Puja Timings

Gopashtami 2022 Date - Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Ashtami Tithi Begins - 01:11 AM on Nov 01, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 11:04 PM on Nov 01, 2022

Chhath Puja 2022 Date

Chhath Puja 2022 Date


Chhath Puja is dedicated to Sun God or Lord Surya and his wife known as "Chhathi Maiya" or Goddess Usha. Lord Surya is the deity worshipped during four days of Chhath Puja and the Sun God and his wife Usha are thanked for providing life on earth. Chhath Puja occurs the sixth day after Diwali and the fasting is mainly observed in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and also Nepal by women folks for the well-being of sons and the happiness of the family. The main day to perform Chhath Puja is Kartika Shukla Shashthi, which is the sixth day of the Kartik month.

Chhath Puja Nahay Khay

First day of Chhath Puja is known as Nahay Khay in which only a single meal is taken by women observers. A dip in the holy waters especially in river Ganga takes place on this day. Women folks who observe Chhath take only single meal on this day.

Chhath Puja Kharna

Second day of Chhath is known as Kharna. Women fast on this day from sunrise to sunset without water. After offering food to the Sun God at sunset, the fast is broken.

Chhath Puja Evening Arghya

Third day fasting in chatth puja starts after having Prasad on the second day. The prasad offerings include kheer, thekua, rice laddu and other things. On the third main day of Chhath Puja, a full day fast without water is observed. Arghya is offered to Sun in the evening. This is the main ritual and the only day of the year when Arghya is offered to the Sun in the evening. The third day Chatth Puja fasting continues for the whole night. Parana is done on the next day after sunrise.

Chhath Puja Usha Arghya 

Arghya is offered to the rising Sun and it is known as Usha Arghya on the fourth and final day of Chhath. The 36 hours long fast is thus completed. Chhath Puja is also known by the names of Pratihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi and Surya Shashthi.

Jai Chhat Maiya!

Why it is called Chhath?

The word Chhath means "six" as this festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Kartik.

Chhath Puja History

It is believed that Chhath Puja was celebrated by Draupadi and the Pandavas of Hastinapur during ancient times to solve their problems and regain their lost kingdom.

Rig Veda mantras are chanted while worshipping the sun. It is believed that Chhath Puja was first started during Mahabharata times by Surya Putra Karna who ruled over the Anga Desh (which is now Bhagalpur in Bihar). 

Chhath Puja Muhurat/ Chhath Puja 2022 Date is given below: 

Chhath Puja Calendar 2022, Surya Shashthi Calendar

Chhath Puja Day 1 (28th October 2022, Friday) - Chaturthi, Nahay Khay
Chhath Puja Day 2 (29th October 2022, Saturday) - Panchami, Lohanda and Kharna
Chhath Puja Day 3 (30th October 2022, Sunday) - Shashthi, Chhath Puja, Sandhya Arghya
Chhath Puja Day 4 (31st October 2022, Monday) - Saptami, Usha Arghya, Parana Day

Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day - 05:56 AM (Patna, Bihar Time)
Sunset on Chhath Puja Day - 05:10 PM (Patna, Bihar Time)

Shashthi Tithi Begins - 05:49 AM on Oct 30, 2022
Shashthi Tithi Ends - 03:27 AM on Oct 31, 2022


Jay Chhath Maiya! We at www.durganavratri.in wishes Happy Chhath Puja to all! 

Karwa Chauth Date 2022

Karwa Chauth 2022, Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha in Hindi

When is Karwa Chauth 2022?

Karwa Chauth 2022 Date in India Calendar - If you ask when is karwa chauth 2022 or karwa chauth kab hai - the answer is here

Karwa Chauth 2022 Date is on 13th October, 2022, Thursday.

Chaturthi tithi starts - 1:59 AM on Oct 13, 2022

Chaturthi tithi ends - 03:08 AM on Oct 14, 2022



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.

Karwa Chauth fast is observed during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi in the Hindu month of Kartik and in the Ashwin month as per Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern India. It is to be noted that though karwa chauth is observed in different months in different states, it is actually the name of the month only that is different and Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day in all states.

Karwa Chauth comes with Sankashti Chaturthi which is a fasting day for Lord Ganesha. Karwa Chauth fasting is observed by married Hindu women for the long life of their husband. The women worship Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya and Nandi and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The Karwa Chauth fast is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night.

This day is also known as Karak Chaturthi. Karwa or Karak means the earthen pot by which water offering, known as Argha, is given to the moon. 

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 2021 is in October but some years, Karwa Chauth also comes in the month of November too. Preparations for Karwachauth 2021 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.

Karwa Chauth is more popular in North Indian states as compared to South Indian states. Ahoi Ashtami Vrat which is observed for the wellbeing and long life of children is then observed after four days of Karwa Chauth.

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 Date 2022 - 13th October 2022

 

Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Lucknow – 7:58 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Kanpur – 8:01 PM 


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Chandigarh – 8:06 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Delhi - 8:09 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Ghaziabad - 8:08 PM 


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Greater Noida - 8:08 PM 


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Noida - 8:09 PM 


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Jammu - 8:09 PM  


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Jaipur – 8:19 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Bhopal – 8:21 PM 


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


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Ahmedabad – 8:41 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Mumbai – 8:48 PM


Karva Chauth Moon Rise Time in Hyderabad – 8:28 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*****

Ahoi Ashtami 2022 Date

Ahoi Ashtami 2022 Date, Ahoi Mata Vrat 2022

ahoi ashtami

Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी) falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi of Kartik month as per Purnimant calendar and in the month of Ashwin as per Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and other southern states though it occurs on the same day as its only month name that is different. Ahoi Ashtami festival occurs eight days before Diwali Puja and four days after Karwa Chauth. Similar to Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami vrat is more popular in Northern India and is a strict fast when most women do not drink even water for the whole day till sighting of the stars. 

Ahoi Ashtami fasting and Puja is dedicated to Ahoi Mata or Goddess Ahoi. Ahoi Mata is worshipped by women for the well-being and long life of their children. Ahoi ashtami is also known as Ahoi Aathe as fasting for Ahoi Ashtami is done during Ashtami Tithi which is the eighth day of the month.

Earlier mothers used to fast from morning to evening for the wellbeing of their sons on Ahoi Ashtami day. But nowadays the Ahoi Ashtami fast is observed for the wellbeing of all children i.e. for sons as well as for daughters. Fast is broken during evening-night time when stars are visible in the sky. So the Ahoi Ashtami fast is completed after sighting stars in the sky. Some women break the fast after sighting moon but its difficult to follow as the moon rises late in the night on Ahoi Ashtami.

Ahoi Ashtami Puja Preparation

Before sunset time on Ahoi Ashtami day, Puja preparations must be made. Women draw the image of Goddess Ahoi on the wall though nowadays Ahoi Ashtami calendar is available in the market easily. Ahoi Mata image or wall post paper picture used for the Puja should have Ashtha Koshthak (अष्ठ कोष्ठक) i.e. eight corners as the festival being celebrated on Ashtami Tithi. The images of Sei (सेई) (i.e. hedgehog and its children) must also be drawn near along with Goddess Ahoi. The Ahoi Ashtami calendar contains all the images. Ahoi Ashtami Puja calendars shows seven sons and daughter-in-laws from the legend of Ahoi Ashtami.

The food items which are prepared in Ahoi Mata Puja includes 8 Puri, 8 Pua and Halwa, some women make small-small Gud Roti and suji ka halwa and after smearing vermillion to Ahoi Mata and reading Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha along with Ahoi Mata Aarti, the gud roti and halwa along with sugarcane (गन्ना) and reddish(मूली) is offered to Ahoi Mata. These food items are also given to a Brahmin with some money and rest all Ahoi Mata Prasad is eaten by family members.

Ahoi Mata Puja

The best time to perform Ahoi Mata Puja is during Sandhya time just after sunset. 
ahoi ashtami calendar

Usually women perform Ahoi Ashtami Puja along with the other female and male members of the family. Women narrate the story of Ahoi Mata or the Ahoi Mata Vrat Katha which is also given on the Ahoi Mata calendar. There are many versions of Ahoi Ashtami Katha but most of them describe how female devotee of Ahoi Mata got blessed by seven sons even after getting cursed for accidently killing the offsprings of Sei. Sei is also worshipped along with Ahoi Mata and seven grass shoots along with Halwa is offered to Sei.

Ahoi of silver is also made in some communities for Ahoi Ashtami. Silver Ahoi is known as Syau (स्याउ) and worshipped with Akshat, Roli and the milk during the Puja which is then worn in the neck as a pendant with the help of a thread along with two silver pearls.

Ahoi Ashtami Aarti or Ahoi Mata Aarti is performed at the end of the Puja.

Stars or Moon worship on Ahoi Aathe

As per family tradition that is going on since long, women either give Argha to the stars or the moon before breaking the fast. Ahoi Ashtami Puja Timings along with time for sighting stars and moon rise time can be checked.

Ahoi Ashtami and Krishnashtami

Women who have difficulties in conceiving, or have miscarriage or don't have a boy child also perform Ahoi Ashtami Puja and observe the fast on the day of Ahoi Ashtami and get blessed with a baby boy. Thus, the day of Ahoi Ashtami is known as Krishnashtami. Ahoi Ashtami day is very important for those couples who don't have any children. Thus childless couples must think about performing Ahoi Ashtami puja and/or observing fast. On the same day as Hoi Ashtami couples take dip in the Radha Kunda at Mathura, perform Puja and make offering of the Kushmanda. Devotees from nearby as well as faraway places visit Radha Kunda to take a holy dip in the sacred pond during Arunodaya i.e. the time just before the sunrise.

Ahoi Ashtami 2022 Puja Timings

Ahoi Ashtami 2022 Date - Monday, October 17, 2022

Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 05:50 PM to 07:05 PM (New Delhi Time, other cities may differ a little)
Duration - 01 Hour 15 Mins

Radha Kund Snan 2022 Date (Govardhan) - Monday, October 17, 2022

Sanjh (evening) time for sighting Stars - 06:13 PM (New Delhi Time, other cities may differ a little)
Moonrise on Ahoi Ashtami - 11:24 PM (New Delhi Time, other cities may differ a little)

Ashtami Tithi Begins - 9:29 AM on Oct 17, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 11:57 AM on Oct 18, 2022

Radha Kund Snan 2022

Radha Kund Snan 2022

radha kund ahoi ashtami


Radha Kunda Snan is a holy dip at Radha Kund near the Govardhan Parvat (the hill that was lifted by Sri Krishna on his little finger) that falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Kartik month as per Purnimant calendar followed in North Indian. On Ahoi Ashami, thousands of Radha Krishna devotees who don't have a child visit Radha Kund to seek blessings of Radha Rani and Sri Krishna. This day of Ahoi Ashtami is considered very significant for childless couples as it is believed that bathing in Radha Kund on this day of Ahoi Ashtami will give blessings of Radha Rani to the couples and they will be able to conceive a child. That is why every year thousands of couples visit Govardhan and take a holy dip together in Radha Kund.

The time that is considered significant for the holy dip at Radha Kunda is the midnight time also known as Nishita time. Thus bathing starts during midnight and continues throughout the night until morning. The couples perform Puja after standing in the water tank and offer Kushmanda decorated with red cloth, white raw pumpkin also called as Petha to Radha Rani to seek her blessings for conceiving.

Shyama Kund and Radha Kund both are situated adjacent to each other and they resemble the eyes of the peacock.

Radha Kund Snan Importance

Devotees who take bath in the holy waters of Radha Kund on the very day of Ahoi Ashtami is considered highly auspicious. Married childless couples seek the divine blessings of Radharani. It is believed that by taking a bath or dip in the Radha Kund on the special day of Ahoi Ashtami, the couples get blessed with a child. That is why hundreds of couples visit Radha Kund every year and take a holy dip in it, which is famously known as Radha Kund Snan.

Couples who have been blessed with a child also revisit the RadhaKund at Govardhan, Mathura, to pay respect and offer thanks to Goddess Radha Rani.

Radha Kund Snan Legend - The Story of Creation of Radha Kund

Radha Kund was created after Lord Krishna killed Aristasura - a demon in the form of a bull. As the bull belongs to the cow family, thus as per Radharani and the Gopis, Lord Krishna had committed a religious offense by killing the bull. Radha ji asked Krishna to take holy baths of all the sacred rivers so that he is purified. After this, Lord Krishna brought waters from all the sacred places to a single place to make Radharani happy.

Krishna hit the ground with his lotus feet and thus the waters from all the sacred and holy rivers appeared at that spot and since that time, the place is known as Shyama Kunda. After Radharani saw this, she also created another Kund adjacent to the Shyama Kunda by digging the ground with her bangles. All the sacred water bodies requested Radha ji to allow them to enter the Kund created by her. Thus, in this way Radha Kund was created. Eight kunjas are also situated on the banks of Radha Kunda which refers to the names of the eight principal Sakhis of Radha Rani.

Radha Kund and Shyama Kund Ritual

Radha Kund Snan ritual is highly beneficial when it is performed on Ahoi Ashtami. Couples who take bath in the Radha Kund offer pumpkins, garlands, and Prasadam to sacred Radha Kund. After bathing in the Radha Kund, couples then take a bath in Shyama Kund.

Radha Kunda Snan Timings and Muhurat

Radha Kunda Snan 2022 - Monday, October 17, 2022

Radha Kunda Ardha Ratri Snan Muhurat - 11:40 PM to 12:30 AM, Oct 18
Duration - 00 Hours 50 Mins

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat 2022  - Monday, October 17, 2022

Ashtami Tithi Begins - 09:29 AM on Oct 17, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 11:57 AM on Oct 18, 2022

Ayudha Pooja 2022 Date

Ayudha Pooja 2022 Date, Shastra Puja 2022 Date


ayudha pooja tamil calendar

Ayudha Puja comes up during Maha Navratri and it is popular in South India only mainly in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Ayudha Puja is done on Navami Tithi during Navratri festival. Many times Ayudha Puja comes up on Maha Navami during Navratri. Ayudha Pooja is also commonly known as Shastra Puja and Astra Puja. 

In the earlier days, weapons were worshipped on the day of Ayudha Puja as they were the means of defeating enemies but now all sort of instruments are worshipped on the Ayudha Puja day. Similar to Vishwakarma Puja which is observed in other parts of India, Ayudha Puja in South India is a day when craftsmen worship their tools and instruments. In a way that we express gratitude and honor instruments that add meaning to our life like pins, knives, scissors, computers, machinery, cars, and buses.

Now evolving again in its present form, Ayudha Puja has also become Vahana Puja when people clean and worship their vehicles including cars, scooters, and motor bikes. During Vahana Puja all vehicles are worshipped which are in use, and are decorated with vermilion, garlands, mango leaves and banana sapling. Also, a white pumpkin is decorated with vermilion and turmeric and smashed in front of the vehicle as a custom to get rid of all sorts of evils during Vahana Puja.

As per Sadhguru, "Whatever tool it may be, if you want to use your plough, first bow down to it and then use it. If you want to use a book, first bow down to it and then use it. Ayudha Pooja means, every implement that you use, whether it is in industry, agriculture or anything else, you approach it respectfully. Unless you approach something with a certain sense of reverence and a deep sense of involvement, it will not yield. The same musical instruments become different things in different people’s hands. In one person’s hands it becomes noise, in another person’s hands it becomes absolutely enthralling music because of the way you approach it."

The festival is celebrated as Ayudha Pooja in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as Ayudha Pujai in Tamil Nadu, and as Ayudha Puja in Kerala. It is known as Maha navami in the North East. It is celebrated as Astra Puja in Odisha.

Most calendars mark Saraswati Puja along with Ayudha Pooja in South India. People also worship Maa Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth; and Mata Parvati, who is also known as the divine mother. However as per most Dharma Shastras Saraswati Puja during Navratri is suggested during Purva Ashadha Nakshatra.

Ayudha Puja Muhurat 2022

Ayudha Puja 2022 Date - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Ayudha Puja Vijaya Muhurat - 02:08 PM to 02:56 PM (Bengaluru time)
Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins

Mysore Dasara 2022 Date - Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Navami Tithi Begins - 04:37 PM on Oct 3, 2022
Navami Tithi Ends - 02:20 PM on Oct 4, 2022

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023 Date, Mahalaya 2023 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. 

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.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023 Date or Mahalaya 2023 Date

Amavasya Shradh 2023 Date and Time

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023 DateAmavasya Shradh 2023 Date - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat - 11:44 AM to 12:30 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 46 Mins

Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat - 12:30 PM to 01:16 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 46 Mins

Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal - 01:16 PM to 03:35 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 18 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 09:50 PM on Oct 13, 2023
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 11:24 PM on Oct 14, 2023

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2027

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2027 Date, Mahalaya 2027 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. 

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.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2027 Date or Mahalaya 2027 Date

Amavasya Shradh 2027 Date and Time

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2027 DateAmavasya Shradh 2027 Date - Wednesday, September 29, 2027

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat - 11:47 AM to 12:35 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins

Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat - 12:35 PM to 01:23 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins

Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal - 01:23 PM to 03:46 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 23 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 10:54 AM on Sep 29, 2027
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 08:05 AM on Sep 30, 2027

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2026

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2026 Date, Mahalaya 2026 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. 

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.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2026 Date or Mahalaya 2026 Date

Amavasya Shradh 2026 Date and Time

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2026 DateAmavasya Shradh 2026 Date - Saturday, October 10, 2026

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat - 11:45 AM to 12:31 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 47 Mins

Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat - 12:31 PM to 01:18 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 47 Mins

Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal - 01:18 PM to 03:37 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 20 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 09:35 PM on Oct 09, 2026
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 09:19 PM on Oct 10, 2026

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2025

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2025 Date, Mahalaya 2025 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. 

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.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2025 Date or Mahalaya 2025 Date

Amavasya Shradh 2025 Date and Time

Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2025 DateAmavasya Shradh 2025 Date - Sunday, September 21, 2025

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat - 11:50 AM to 12:38 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 49 Mins

Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat - 12:38 PM to 01:27 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 49 Mins

Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal - 01:27 PM to 03:53 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 26 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 12:16 AM on Sep 21, 2025
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 01:23 AM on Sep 22, 2025

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