Nakshatra Names In Vedic Astrology

Nakshatra Names In Vedic Astrology

Nakshatra names. There are a total 27 Nakshatra's with unique names. In Devanagari Nakshatra is written as नक्षत्र.

Here we have given Nakshatra Names in Hindi, Nakshatra Names in English, Nakshatra Names in Tamil and Nakshatra Names in Malayalam.

No Nakshatra English Name Devanagari Name Tamil Name Malayalam Name
1 Ashvini/Aswini अश्विनी Aswini Aswathi
2 Bharani भरणी Bharani Bharani
3 Krittika/Krithika कृत्तिका Karthigai Kaarthika
4 Rohini रोहिणी Rohini Rohini
5 Mrigashirsha मृगशीर्ष Mrigasheersham Makeeryam
6 Ardra आर्द्रा Thiruvaathirai Thiruvaathira
7 Punarvasu पुनर्वसु Punarpoosam Punartham
8 Pushya पुष्य Poosam Pooyyam
9 Ashlesha आश्ळेषा/आश्लेषा Aayilyam Aayilyam
10 Magha मघा Makam Makham
11 Purva Phalguni पूर्व फाल्गुनी Pooram Pooram
12 Uttara Phalguni उत्तर फाल्गुनी Uthiram Uthram
13 Hasta हस्त Hastham Atham
14 Chitra चित्रा Chithirai Chitra
15 Swati स्वाति Swaathi Chothi
16 Vishakha विशाखा Visaakam Visaakam
17 Anuradha अनुराधा Anusham Anizham
18 Jyeshtha ज्येष्ठा Kettai Thrikketta
19 Mula मूल Moolam Moolam
20 Purva Ashadha पूर्वाषाढा Pooraadam Pooraadam
21 Uttara Ashadha उत्तराषाढा Uthiraadam Uthraadam
22 Shravana श्रवण Thiruvonam Thiruvonam
23 Dhanishtha श्रविष्ठा/धनिष्ठा Avittam Avittam
24 Shatabhisha शतभिषक्/शततारका Chathayam/Sadayam Chathayam
25 Purva Bhadrapada पूर्वभाद्रपदा/पूर्वप्रोष्ठपदा Poorattathi Poorattadhi
26 Uttara Bhadrapada उत्तरभाद्रपदा/उत्तरप्रोष्ठपदा Uthirattathi Uthrattathi
27 Revati रेवती Revathi Revathi

Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 Dates

Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 Dates


Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi is the day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Sankashti Chaturthi falls on every 4th day after Pournami full moon (Krishna Paksha) of Hindu lunar calendar month. There are two Chaturthi Tithis in Hindu calendar's each month. Sankashti Chaturthi is the one which comes after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha and the second is Vinayaka Chaturthi which comes after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha. “Sankashti” word is originated from Sanskrit language which means “liberation during the difficult times”.

Lord Ganesha as the Remover of Obstacles is known as Vighnaharta (विघ्नहर्ता), Vighnavinashaka (विघ्नविनाशक) and Vigneshwara (विघ्नेश्वर). The significance of Sankashti Chaturthi vrat is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishaya Purana’ and ‘Narasimha Purana’ and was also explained by Lord Krishna himself, to Yudhishtira, who is the eldest of all Pandavas.

People fast on Sankashti Chaturthi day. The most important Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha as per Purnimant School of thoughts and in month of Paush as per Amavasyant School of thoughts.

If Sankashti Chaturthi occurs on Tuesday it is called Angarki Chaturthi and it is considered highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is observed mostly in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

The Sankasta Ganapathi Pooja - 13 Names and Peeths

Ganesha is worshiped with a different name and peetha (seat) each month. The 'Sankashta Ganapathi Pooja' prayer is performed on the Sakashta Chaturthi day of each month. This prayer has 13 Vratha Kathas, one for each month and the 13th vrat katha is for adhika maas (one extra month occurs every 4 years in Hindu calendar).


Month Name of Ganesha of which the pooja is performed Name of the peetha
Chaitra Masa Vikata Maha Ganapati Vinayaka Peeta
Vaishakha Masa Chanakra Raja Ekadanta Ganapathi Srichakra Peeta
Jeshtha Masa Krishna Pingala Maha Ganapati Sri Shakthi Ganapathi Peeta
Ashadha Masa Gajaanana Ganapati Vishnu Peeta
Shravana Masa Heramba Maha Ganapati Ganapathi Peeta
Bhadrapada Masa Vignaraja Maha Ganapati Vigneshwara Peeta
Ashweeja Masa Vakrathunda Maha Ganapati Bhuvaneshwari Peeta
Karthika Masa Ganadipa Maha Ganapati Shiva Peeta
Margashira Masa Akuratha Maha Ganapati Durga Peeta
Pushya Masa Lambodara Maha Ganapati Soura Peeta
Magha Masa Dwijapriya Maha Ganapati Samanya deva Peeta
Phalguna Masa Balachandra Maha Ganapati Agama Peeta
Adhika Masa Vibhuvana Palaka Maha Ganapati Doorva Bilva Patra Peeta


Ganesha showers blessings for all devotees on this day. It is the same day when God Shiva declared his son Ganesha as "pratham pujya" meaning "first god to be worshipped" and superior to all the gods including Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and devotees seek his blessings at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.

Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting


Lord Ganesha, the deity of this fast is the supreme lord of intelligence, the remover of all obstacles. People fast from sunrise to moonrise on Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means rescue during troubled times. It is believed that people who fast on this day of Sankashti Chaturthi can get rid of all obstacles because of the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Only fruits, roots (the part of a plant which is below ground) and vegetable products can be consumed on this day while fasting. Sankashti Chaturthi diet can also include Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. Ganapati Atharvasheersha along with various mantras and hymns are recited to get the blessings of Ganesha. After viewing the moon at night or at the time of Chandrodaya, only then can one break the fast.

Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth in North India. Ganesha Chaturthi that occurs in Bhadrapada month is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Sankashti Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi among Tamil Hindus.

Please note that Sankashti Chaturthi fasting day might be different for two cities within India. Sankashti Chaturthi fasting depends on moonrise and it is observed when there is moonrise while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Thus Sankashti Chaturthi fasting could be done on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. As moonrise time always differ for all cities, a person observing Sankashti Chaturthi fast must be sure of Sankashti Chaturthi day.

Sankashti Chaturthi 2018 Dates


Sankashti Chaturthi
                    Date Moonrise Timings Delhi
Sankashti Chaturthi 5 January (Friday) 21:25
Sakat Chauth
Sankashti Chaturthi 3 February (Saturday) 21:01
Sankashti Chaturthi 5 March (Monday) 21:26
Angarki Chaturthi 3 April (Tuesday) 20:57
Sankashti Chaturthi 3 May (Thursday) 21:20
Sankashti Chaturthi 2 June (Saturday) 21:39
Sankashti Chaturthi 1 July (Sunday) 21:06
Angarki Chaturthi 31 July (Tuesday) 21:08
Sankashti Chaturthi 30 August (Thursday) 21:08
Bahula Chaturthi
Sankashti Chaturthi 28 September (Friday) 20:33
Sankashti Chaturthi 27 October (Saturday) 20:07
Karwa Chauth
Sankashti Chaturthi 26 November (Monday) 20:50
Angarki Chaturthi 25 December (Tuesday) 20:41

Guru Gobind Singh ji Quotes | Guru Gobind Quotes in Hindi & Punjabi

Guru Gobind Singh ji Quotes | Guru Gobind Quotes in Hindi & Punjabi


Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 founded the khalsa which he defined as the way of life based on 5 K’s. i.e. kesh, kangha, kara, kaccheera, and kirpan. Guru Gobind Singh Ji quotes must be followed and abide by. By following the righteous path through Guru Gobind Singh quotes, we can make our lives simpler and happier. Here we have given some Guru Gobind Singh ji quotes in Punjabi,  Guru Gobind Singh ji quotes in Hindi.

“Chirian te mein baaz tudaun,
Gidran to mein sher banaun,
Sawa lakh se ek ladaun,
Tabe Gobind singh Naam kahaun.”

Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Hindi

    सवा लाख से एक लड़ाऊं,
    चिड़ियन ते मैं बाज तुड़ाऊं,
    तबै गुरु गोबिंद सिंह नाम कहाऊं ||
-गुरु गोबिंद सिंह

"Deh Shiva var mohe ihe, Shubh karman se kabhun na tarun, Na darun arseun jab chahe larun, Nischaye kar apni jit karun."

Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Punjabi
"ਸਾਚੁ ਕਹੋਂ ਸੁਨ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਭੈ ਜਿਨ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਕੀਓ ਤਿਨ ਹੀ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪਾਇਓ ॥੯॥
Sach kahon sun leho sabai jin prem kio tin hee prabh paio."

Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Punjabi
“ਜੋ ਹਮ ਕੋ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਉਚਰਿ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਤੇ ਸਭ ਨਰਕਿ ਕੁੰਡ ਮਹਿ ਪਰਿਹੈਂ ॥
Whosoever shall call me the Lord, shall fall into hell.”

Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Hindi

सच्चे गुरु की सेवा करते हए स्थायी शांति प्राप्त होगी, जन्म और मृत्यु के कष्ट मिट जायेंगे.

अज्ञानी व्यक्ति पूरी तरह से अंधा है, वह मूल्यवान चीजों की कद्र नहीं करता है.

ईश्वर स्वयं क्षमाकर्ता है.

बिना गुरु के किसी को भगवान का नाम नहीं मिला है.

जो लोग भगवान के नाम पर ध्यान करते हैं, वे सभी शांति और सुख प्राप्त करते हैं.

अगर आप केवल भविष्य के बारे में सोचते रहेंगे तो वर्तमान भी खो देंगे.

जब आप अपने अन्दर से अहंकार मिटा देंगे तभी आपको वास्तविक शांति प्राप्त होगी.

मैं उन लोगों को पसंद करता हूँ जो सच्चाई के मार्ग पर चलते हैं.

ईश्वर ने हमें जन्म दिया है ताकि हम संसार में अच्छे काम करें और बुराई को दूर करें.

इंसान से प्रेम ही ईश्वर की सच्ची भक्ति है.

Read here to know when is Guru Gobind Singh Birthday

अच्छे कर्मों से ही आप ईश्वर को पा सकते हैं. अच्छे कर्म करने वालों की ही ईश्वर मदद करता है.

जो कोई भी मुझे भगवान कहे, वो नरक में चला जाए.

मुझे उसका सेवक मानो. और इसमें कोई संदेह मत रखो.

जब बाकी सभी तरीके विफल हो जाएं, तो हाथ में तलवार उठाना सही है.

असहायों पर अपनी तलवार चलाने के लिए उतावले मत हो, अन्यथा विधाता तुम्हारा खून बहायेगा.

उसने हेमशा अपने अनुयायियों को आराम दिया है और हर समय उनकी मदद की है.गुरु गोबिंद सिंह

हे ईश्वर मुझे आशीर्वाद दें कि मैं कभी अच्छे कर्म करने में संकोच ना करूँ.गुरु गोबिंद सिंह

आपने ब्रह्माण्ड की रचना की, आप ही सुख-दुःख के दाता हैं.

आप स्वयं ही स्वयं हैं, अपने स्वयं ही सृष्टि का सृजन किया है.गुरु गोबिंद सिंह

सत्कर्म कर्म के द्वारा, तुम्हे सच्चा गुरु मिलेगा, और उसके बाद प्रिय भगवान मिलेंगे, उनकी मधुर इच्छा से, तुम्हे उनकी दया का आशीर्वाद प्राप्त होगा.

सबसे महान सुख और स्थायी शांति तब प्राप्त होती है जब कोई अपने भीतर से स्वार्थ को समाप्त कर देता है.

दिन-रात, हमेशा ईश्वर का ध्यान करो.

हर कोई उस सच्चे गुरु की जयजयकार और प्रशंसा करे जो हमें भगवान की भक्ति के खजाने तक ले गया है.

भगवान के नाम के अलावा कोई मित्र नहीं है, भगवान के विनम्र सेवक इसी का चिंतन करते और इसी को देखते हैं.

मैं उस गुरु के लिए न्योछावर हूँ, जो भगवान के उपदेशों का पाठ करता है.

सेवक नानक भगवान के दास हैं, अपनी कृपा से, भगवान उनका सम्मान सुरक्षित रखते हैं.

स्वार्थ ही अशुभ संकल्पों को जन्म देता है.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2018 | Guru Gobind Singh Birthday

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2018 Date in India | Guru Gobind Singh Birthday 2018


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (also spelled Govind Singh) is a Sikh festival that celebrates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. On Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, people sing devotional songs in large processions, share sweets and tea/coffee. Queues can be seen in Gurudwaras on this special day. The paath of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is recited praising Guru Gobind Singh.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the 10th Sikh Guru out of the total ten Sikh Gurus. Guru Gobind Singh was born at Patna, Bihar, India, on December 22, 1666 as per Julian Calendar. As Julian Calendar is out of use and is replaced by Gregorian calendar. Guru Gobind Singh was born on 1st January 1667 as per Gregorian calendar. The Hindu date of birth for Guru Gobind Singh is same when any of the Julian or Georgian calendar is followed.  As per Hindu calendar, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born on Saptami, Paush, Shukla Paksha, 1723 Vikram Samvat. Thus Guru Gobind Singh birthday either falls in December or January or even both months in the Gregorian calendar. Though, the Guru's birthday celebration is based on the Nanakshahi calendar.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur, who sacrificed his life for protecting religious freedom of Hindus who were either forced to convert or given death threats by Muslim rulers. Guru Govind became a Guru at nine years of age, thus succeeding his father. His mother's name was Mata Gujri. The teachings of Guru Gobind Singh are of great importance for Sikhs. He was the one who stood against the Mughal Rulers as well as injustice. Guru Gobind Singh Ji took five men from society's lower caste and made them as His Five Beloveds, provided them with extreme courage and devotion to God. Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa, a military force of saint-soldiers after his utter dedication to God, fearlessness and his desire to stand against injustice.

Before his death on 7 October 1708, Guru Gobind Singh made "Guru Granth Sahib" (the Holy book of Sikhs) as the permanent and last Sikh Guru. The Granth Sahib thus became the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru and the teachings as an instruction bu the Guru, the God.

The tradition of covering one's hair with a turban was started by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Khalsa can be seen as the highest order for Sikhs to achieve. Four restrictions are to be followed for Khalsa - Not to disturb the natural growth of the hairs, not to eating meat slaughtered in halal manner, not cohabiting with a person other than one's spouse and not using tobacco or a hookah.

Many powerful spiritual compositions had been made by Guru Govind that inspired spirit in the people. One of his works included the Jaap Sahib, all works can be seen in the holy book "the Dasam Granth". He instructed the Sikhs to regard the Guru Granth Sahib as their teacher. The Guru Granth Sahib is the perpetual guru of the Sikhs today.

India celebrated 350th birth anniversary, or ‘Prakash Parv’ or more commonly called as “Gurupurb” of Shri Guru Gobind Singh on 5th January 2017.

When is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti?


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Date

5th January 2017 (Thursday)
25th December 2017 (Monday)
No Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in year 2018
13th January 2019 (Sunday)
2nd January 2020 (Thursday)
20th January 2021 (Wednesday)
9th January 2022 (Sunday)
29th December 2022 (Thursday)
No Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in year 2023
17th January 2024 (Wednesday)
6th January 2025 (Monday)
27th December 2025 (Saturday)


Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Hindi

“Chirian te mein baaz tudaun, Gidran to mein sher banaun, Sawa lakh se ek ladaun, Tabe Gobind singh Naam kahaun.”

Guru Gobind Singh Quotes in Hindi
सवा लाख से एक लड़ाऊं,
चिड़ियन ते मैं बाज तुड़ाऊं,
तबै गुरु गोबिंद सिंह नाम कहाऊं ||

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Karthigai Deepam 2017 Tiruvannamalai

Karthigai Deepam 2017 Tiruvannamalai

When is Karthigai Deepam?

Karthigai Deepam 2017 Date - 2nd December 2017 (Saturday)


Karthigai Deepam, also known as Karthikai Vilakkidu in Tamil Nadu, is a festival of lights celebrated by Tamil Hindus. As per Tamil Solar calendar, it falls in the month of Karthik or Karthikai when Karthigai Nakshatra prevails during Ratrimana. Karthigai Deepam is also the time when Karthigai Nakshatra coincides with Pournami, Karthikai month's full moon day. In Karthigai Deepam, also called as Karthikai Deepam, people light the handmade oil lamps as it is considered auspicious. Karthigai Deepam 2017 Date is 2nd December 2017.

Karthigai Deepam is celebrated for three days in southern India, by the Hindus in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The first day is called Appa Karthigai, the second Vadai Karthigai and the final day is called Thiru Karthigai. The main puja is performed on the last day. A huge cauldron (a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire) is lit on the hill top of Tiruvannmalai (Tamil Nadu) where all the devotees can be seen praying to Lord Shiva for prosperity and well being of their families.

Karthik month is considered an auspicious month for Hindus and it starts from the day of Diwali as per Tamil calendar, though it occurs much before than the Diwali festival of North India calendar.

Celebration of Karthigai Deepam festival at Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara Swamy temple is often the most famous one and it is known as Karthikai Brahmotsavam. Karthigai Deepam festivity goes on for 10 days. The celebration starts with Dwajarohanam when Nakshatra Uthiraadam prevails at sunrise, it prevails mostly 10 days before the main Karthigai Deepam day.

Please do not confuse Karthigai Deepam with Bharani Deepam which is the inauguration ritual of Karthigai Deepam. Bharani Deepam is performed before sunrise at 4 a.m. Bharani Deepam day often falls one day before or on the same day of Karthigai Deepam. Bharani Deepam is performed when Bharani Nakshatra prevails inside the temple premises. Bharani Deepam is lit at 4 a.m. on the same day of Karthigai Deepam in most of the years and Karthigai Deepam is lit after sunset at 6 p.m. with the flame being taken from Bharani Deepam. Flame is carried at the top of the hill to light the Karthigai Maha Deepam in the evening.

Karthigai Deepam festival is known as Trikartika or Kartika Vilaku in Kerala and is held in the month of Vrichikam (November – December). Karthigai Deeepam is celebrated as Tirukarttikai in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and other parts of the world with considerable Tamil population.

Online tickets for Karthigai Deepam darshan is made available on www.arunachaleswarartemple.tnhrce.in and www.tntemple.org. This year around 500 tickets, each costing Rs 500, would be available for 'Bharani Deepam' darshan. 1,000 tickets at a cost of Rs 500 each and 100 tickets at a cost of Rs 100 each would be available online to witness the Mahadeepam festival. Devotees, who book online ticket for Karthigai Deepam darshan must bring a photocopy of the ticket and an identity card while coming for darshan.

Karthigai Deepam Date

2017 - Saturday, 2nd of December
2018 - Friday, 23rd of November
2019 - Tuesday, 10th of December
2020 - Sunday, 29th of November
2021 - Friday, 19th of November
2022 - Tuesday, 6th of December
2023 - Sunday, 26th of November
2024 - Friday, 13th of December

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