Ram Navami 2020, Rama Navami 2020 Date

When is Ram Navami 2020? Rama Navami 2020 Date राम  नवमी 

Ram Navami 2020 is on 2nd April 2020, Thursday.


Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2020 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:10 AM to 01:39 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 28 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 03:40 AM on Apr 02, 2020
Navami Tithi Ends - 02:43 AM on Apr 03, 2020

Rama Navami celebrations in Ayodhya are a sight to watch for.Devotees come from all over India and outside to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. In Rama's birthday celebrations, they not only keep on chanting the name of Rama but also take a dip into the holy river Sarayu and keep a fast for Rama Navami. Devotees who do not fast completely don't eat onions and garlic. Satunch devotees read the epic popular scripture, Ramayana. Although Hindu's celebrate the birthday all over India and World, big celebrations for Rama's birth are seen in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and at Ramanathaswamy temple in Ramesvaram in Tamil Nadu.

Thousands of devotees visit Ayodhya, where a big fair is held which continues for two days, and rathyatras, carrying the Dieties of Ram, his brother Laxman, His wife Sita, and His greatest devotee Mahavir Hanuman, are taken in the procession.

Ram Navmi is celebrated for 10 days in Andhra Pradesh from the Chaitra Saptami to the Bahula Padyami in the month of March/April. Many people don't know but this is the same day when Lord Rama was married to Sita and the same is re-enacted.

What does  Rama means?

The word “Rama” literally means one who is divinely blissful and who gives joy to others, and one in whom the sages rejoice.

What is Navami?

Navami is the ninth day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in the Hindu lunar calendar.

What is Rama Navami?

Ram Navami festival marks the birthday celebrations of Lord Rama, who is believed as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It comes at ninth day of Shukla Paksh (bright half) in the Chaitra month.

What Lord Rama teaches as a Son, Brother, Husband and a King?

As a son
    Obey your father’s orders respectfully and lovingly. You must not forget to sacrifice your own comfort for your father’s dignity.
As a step-son
    Do not fight your mother, step mother or mother-in-law even if She is not kind to you, even when she chooses and favours her own child against you. You must respect her and her wishes.
As a brother
    Care for your brother and be loyal to him.
As a husband
    Protect your wife and fight for her protection, purity and dignity. Take prefrence of divine path over a householder path. Householder's role is not ultimate.
As a King
    Sacrifice everything for your own Countrymen or people. Your own comfort, convenience and pleasure is always the last. Be always willing to put the State, Country or Kingdom ahead.

Lord Rama's Popular Bhajans

Hare Krishna mahamantra


हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

The Rama Stotra in the Vishnu Sahasranama

You must recite this shloka 3 times as mentioned in the Vishnu sahasranama.

श्री राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥

Sri Rama Rama Rameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam Rama Nama Varanane
Sri Rama Nama Varanane Iti

Ram Navami 2025, Rama Navami 2025 Date

Ram Navami 2025? Rama Navami 2025 Date राम  नवमी 

Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ram Navami 2025 Date - 6th April, Sunday

2025 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:09 AM to 01:39 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 30 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 07:26 PM on Apr 05, 2025
Navami Tithi Ends - 07:22 PM on Apr 06, 2025

Ram Navami 2020 Date is on 2nd April 2020.

Ram Navami 2024, Rama Navami 2024 Date

Ram Navami 2024? Rama Navami 2024 Date राम  नवमी 

Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ram Navami 2024 Date- 17th April,Wednesday

2024 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:04 AM to 01:37 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 33 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 01:23 PM on Apr 16, 2024
Navami Tithi Ends - 03:14 PM on Apr 17, 2024

Ram Navami 2020 Date is on 2nd April 2020.

Ram Navami 2023, Rama Navami 2023 Date

Ram Navami 2023? Rama Navami 2023 Date राम  नवमी 

Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ram Navami 2023 Date - 30th March,Thursday

2023 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:12 AM to 01:39 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 27 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 09:07 PM on Mar 29, 2023
Navami Tithi Ends - 11:30 PM on Mar 30, 2023

Ram Navami 2020 Date is on 2nd April 2020.

Ram Navami 2022, Rama Navami 2022 Date

Ram Navami 2022? Rama Navami 2022 Date राम  नवमी 

Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ram Navami 2022 Date - 10th April, Sunday

2022 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:07 AM to 01:38 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 31 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 01:23 AM on Apr 10, 2022
Navami Tithi Ends - 03:15 AM on Apr 11, 2022

Ram Navami 2020 Date is on 2nd April 2020.

Ram Navami 2021, Rama Navami 2021 Date

Ram Navami 2021? Rama Navami 2021 Date राम  नवमी 

Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The birthday of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day with much fanfare and geity. Born at Madhyahna period (middle of Hindu day), Sri Ram's correct time of birth comes between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for every Indian city. Madhyahna period exists for six Ghatis (around 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. Madhyahna's mid-point marks the time when Shri Rama was born and devotees can be seen thronging temples and chanting the name of Rama symbolizing the very moment of Lord Rama's birth. Rama Navami is also spelled as Ram Navami.

People mistakenly think 12 p.m. as the correct time of birth for Lord Rama but as sunrise and sunset timings are different for every city, therefore exact time to celebrate birthday of Lord Rama falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ram Navami 2021 Date - 21st April,Wednesday

2021 Ram Navmi Muhurat

Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 11:03 AM to 01:37 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 35 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins - 12:43 AM on Apr 21, 2021
Navami Tithi Ends - 12:35 AM on Apr 22, 2021

Ram Navami 2020 Date is on 2nd April 2020.

Lakshmi Panchami 2025 Date

Lakshmi Panchami 2025 Date, लक्ष्मी पंचमी

Sri Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in month of Chaitra. This is the first week of Hindu New Year. Lakshmi Panchami which is also known by the name of Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata is the day which is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this auspicious day and worshipping Mata Lakshmi at the start of Hindu New Year is considered very auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is also known by the name of "Shri" or "Sri".

As per Vedas, Chaitra Shukla Panchami is related to Kalpadi Tithi, i.e. starrting of a Kalpa. There are 7 kalpadi days in a year which also includes Gudi Padwa/Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya. Check Out the Lakshmi Panchami date for the current year.

Lakshmi Panchami 2025 Date - 2nd April, Wednesday

Panchami Tithi Begins - 02:32 AM on Apr 02, 2025
Panchami Tithi Ends - 11:49 PM on Apr 02, 2025

Lakshmi Panchami 2024 Date

Lakshmi Panchami 2024 Date, लक्ष्मी पंचमी

Sri Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in month of Chaitra. This is the first week of Hindu New Year. Lakshmi Panchami which is also known by the name of Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata is the day which is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this auspicious day and worshipping Mata Lakshmi at the start of Hindu New Year is considered very auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is also known by the name of "Shri" or "Sri".

As per Vedas, Chaitra Shukla Panchami is related to Kalpadi Tithi, i.e. starrting of a Kalpa. There are 7 kalpadi days in a year which also includes Gudi Padwa/Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya. Check Out the Lakshmi Panchami date for the current year.

Lakshmi Panchami 2024 Date - 12th April, Friday

Panchami Tithi Begins - 01:11 PM on Apr 12, 2024
Panchami Tithi Ends - 12:04 PM on Apr 13, 2024

Lakshmi Panchami 2023 Date

Lakshmi Panchami 2023 Date, लक्ष्मी पंचमी

Sri Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in month of Chaitra. This is the first week of Hindu New Year. Lakshmi Panchami which is also known by the name of Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata is the day which is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this auspicious day and worshipping Mata Lakshmi at the start of Hindu New Year is considered very auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is also known by the name of "Shri" or "Sri".

As per Vedas, Chaitra Shukla Panchami is related to Kalpadi Tithi, i.e. starrting of a Kalpa. There are 7 kalpadi days in a year which also includes Gudi Padwa/Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya. Check Out the Lakshmi Panchami date for the current year.

Lakshmi Panchami 2023 Date - 25th March, Saturday

Panchami Tithi Begins - 04:23 PM on Mar 25, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends - 04:32 PM on Mar 26, 2023

Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date

Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date, लक्ष्मी पंचमी

Sri Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in month of Chaitra. This is the first week of Hindu New Year. Lakshmi Panchami which is also known by the name of Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata is the day which is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this auspicious day and worshipping Mata Lakshmi at the start of Hindu New Year is considered very auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is also known by the name of "Shri" or "Sri".


As per Vedas, Chaitra Shukla Panchami is related to Kalpadi Tithi, i.e. starrting of a Kalpa. There are 7 kalpadi days in a year which also includes Gudi Padwa/Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya. Below we have given the Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date.

Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date - 17th April, Saturday

Panchami Tithi Begins - 06:05 PM on Apr 16, 2021
Panchami Tithi Ends - 08:32 PM on Apr 17, 2021

How Goddess Lakshmi helps her devotee?

As per Shastras, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi removes poverty from a person’s life. As Goddess of wealth and money, Goddess Laxmi blesses all her devotees with wealth and prosperity. People who faces problems in jobs, service or business can pray to Maa Lakshmi for elimination of these problems. Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on this day eliminates poverty and helps in gaining wealth and prosperity. Kanakdhara Stotra, Laxmi Stotram, Laxmi Suktam and Lakshmi Mantra's can be recited on this day. You must also pray to Sri Vishnu Bhagwan along with Maa Lakshmi for your prayers to get answer sooner.

How to worship Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchmi day / How to do Fast on Lakshmi Panchami

You must clean your home and throw away the things you do not need prior to Lakshmi Panchami fast. Then on the day of Lakshmi Panchami wake up early in the morning and after taking a bath, either go in a nearby temple or worship and pray Goddess Lakshmi in your home temple. You must also worship Mata Lakshmi in your office/Shop/Showroom/Factory.

Lord Ganesha must be worshipped before worshipping Maa Lakshmi. Give offerings to Lord Ganesha before offering to Goddess Lakshmi, as Ganesha is regarded as the Devta who is worshipped first or known by the name of "pratham pujya. for any auspicious works. It is to be noted that Lord Ganesha and Mata Lakshmi must be worshipped with complete faith and devotion.

First chant Ganesh Mantra and then Goddess Laxmi’s mantras. If you have an idol of Maa Lakshmi, you can pour Panchamrit over it. Apply Sandalwood, offer flowers, rice, durva, red thread, supari, coconut and any other fruits. Please remember that if you do not have any of the offerings, it does not matter only what matters is you must have that "bhav" for praying Mata Lakshmi. Offer food and dakshina to a nearby Brahman and Brahmani.

If you are fasting on Sri Lakshmi Panchami day, prefer to eat only fruits, tea, milk etc. and not any "roti-subzi" till your fast is over. If you are married, prefer to do perform puja with your better half.

Types of Wealth a person gets after Worshipping Maa Lakshmi

Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchami bestows sixteen types of wealth on the worshipper which includes fame, knowledge, courage, victory, child boon, valour, gold, grains, happiness, well being and satisfaction, bliss, intelligence, beauty, higher goals, morality and health. To attain prosperity, Lakshmi Panchami day is observed as Shri Panchami in South India, people in Western India, especially in Maharashtra and Goa also worship Maa Lakshmi on this pious day.

Note:There is totally another day of Shri Panchami or Vasant Panchami that is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and fine arts.

Char Dham Yatra 2020

Char Dham Yatra 2020


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What things to watch for while doing Char Dham Yatra?
When does the Char Dham Yatra Start?
When does the Char Dham Yatra Ends?
Why you need to go for Char Dham Yatra?
How to register for Char Dham Yatra?
What is Biometric Registration and how it can be done?
Can Biometric Registration for Chard Dham Yatra be done online?
How to reach Char Dham Yatra from haridwar
How to travel Char Dham Yatra? How to perform Char Dham Yatra?
How many days required for Char Dham Yatra?
How to do Char Dham Yatra by bus?
Which Package is the best for Char Dham Yatra?
What is the package cost for Char Dham Yatra?

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Full Char Dham Yatra
In the full Char Dham Yatra in India, these are the 4 temples that are covered:
Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, Jagannath Temple in Puri and Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram.

Chota Char Dham Yatra
In the Chota Char Dham Yatra in India, these 4 temples need to be visited:
Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath, Gangotri Temple and Yamunotri Temple.

Char Dham Yatra starts on the day of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha-Teej that comes usually in the month of May and Char Dham Yatra comes to an end usually 2 days after Diwali, on the day of Bhai-Dooj.

Char Dham is a Hindu's holy and spiritual pilgrimage or Yatra. Char Dham yatra starts from Gangotri in Uttrakhand and then moves to Yamunotri and then subsequently to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Each destination is dedicated to a particular god. Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This journey, which is at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level, is not only religious-spiritual, but also a mystery-adventure journey. The sacred char dham yatra provides peace, comfort and coolness to the mind.

The Char Dham of the Himalaya starts from holy religious place of Haridwar and Rishikesh, but in our scriptures, the yatra starts from Yamunotri Dham. Goddess Yamuna is regarded as devotion. 'Kedarkhanda' of 'Skanda Purana' states that attainment of knowledge is not possible without devotion. Therefore, it is necessary to visit Gangotri Dham only after the Yamunotri, because the Goddess Ganga is the dynasty of knowledge. Knowledge takes the person to the shelter of Baba Kedar. This is the situation when there is no desire left to get anything in life. It has been said in the scriptures that this thing takes the person to the refuge of God Badri Vishal or Badrinath. Here only happiness exists.That is why Badrinath Dham is regarded as the Vaikuntha on Earth.



Traditionally, this pilgrimage tour must begin from the West and end in the East. That is why the Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then move to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

First place to visit is Yamunotri 


The most holy area of Yamunotri is a dark rock from where the hot springs comes, it is known as the Divya Shila. It is believed that a bath in the waters of the Yamuna River protects the devotee from untimely death.Yamunotri is known as the first stop of Chardham Yatra. Here is a beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and near the temple is the source of boiling water, which is the center of attraction for pilgrims.

The height of this glacier from the sea level is 4421 meters. It is mentioned in the scriptures that this sacred place was the place of worship of a sage "Asit Muni". He worshiped the Goddess Yamuna here, after which Yamunaji appeared in front of him. To reach Yamunotri Dham, six km from Janki Chatti vertical journey has to be done on foot. The Yamuna Temple situated here was built in the 19th century by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur.

Second Place to visit is Gangotri


Gangotri is the second stop in the Chardham yatra. After visiting Yamunotri, pilgrims travel to Gangotri for worship of Ganga Mata. The natural source of the Ganga is 18 km from the Gomukh Glacier Gangotri. Distance from Yamunotri to Gangotri road is 219 kilometers whereas Gangotri distance from Rishikesh is 265 km. It is believed that King Bhagirath meditated here in Gangotri on a rock called Bhagirath Shila, near the temple.


Third Place to visit is Kedarnath


The third stop for the Chardham Yatra is Kedarnath Dham which comes in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Lord Shiva's 12 Jyotirlings include the Kedarnath Dham. Gaurikund distance from Rishikesh is 76 kms and one can reach Kedarnath by completing a distance of 18 kms from here. A 4-meter wide cemented road has been made between Kedarnath and Lanchalei, so that devotees can easily reach Kedarnath.

Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. It is the northern-most Jyotirlinga and is close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. Adi Shankaracharya is said to have attained ‘samadhi’ at a very young age near to the Kedarnath Temple.

Fourth Place to visit is Badrinath


Buses and Cars go to Badrinath Dham, so one does not have to walk too much to reach Badrinath even after the weather is not good. Badrinath is also called Baikunth Dham. In this temple you can see the idols of Goddess Lakshmi, Kuber ji, Uddhav Ji, Garud ji, Narada ji etc. along with Lord Vishnu. To reach Badrinath, you can go from Rishikesh and then via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Chamoli and Govindghat.

Located between the Nar and Narayan mountains, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (badri) tree to offer him shade.


There are many more temples that you can visit in your journey to Char Dham Yatra.


BhimPul near Badrinath - It is not a man-made but a natural bridge made of a giant rock. It is coming out over the Saraswati river. Ganesh Cave, Vyas cave etc. can also be seen here.

Joshimath - It is believed that here Adiguru Shankaracharya received knowledge. He established the first monastery in the Badrinath temple and three other monasteries in different corners of the country. In the winter season, Lord Buddinath's throne stays here.

Nrisingha temple - Nrisingha Temple is the most popular temple of Joshimath. This temple is dedicated to Lord Nrisingha or Lord Narsimha which was the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Narasingh Badri or Narasimha Badri.






Bhavishya Badri Temple - This temple is situated in the middle of thick forests around Tapovan on Joshimath-Lata-Malari road in the east of Joshimath. This temple is situated in the thick forests at 2744 meters above sea level. The future Badri Temple was founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD.

Temples near Kedarnath Temple - Vishwanath temple, Guptakashi, Madhameshwar temple, Mahakali temple, Kalimatha, Narayan temple, Tungnath temple on Kedarnath road. Apart from this, Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Kedar Marg and Karnprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnupyag get on the route of Badrinath from among 5 Prayags. Pilgrims who visit Chardham also visit these temples.

When is the best time to go for Char Dham Yatra?

The Chardham yatra starts every year in the month of April-May and ends in October-November, but the month of September is the peak season of this journey because of the heavy rains in the area between June's last week to July and August  due to which the pilgrims have to face huge troubles. September is the best time to visit Char Dham, because after the rain the entire valley is washed and fresh, greenery starts appearing all around and the natural beauty is at its full glory.

Take Care of these things while going for Char Dham Yatra

  • Not just the Chardham yatra but you should always keep your medicines with you during any trip. 
  • Apart from this, you must keep these medicines for minor troubles like stomachache, vomiting, headache, fever etc.
  • Keep warm and woolen cloths together while traveling, because the area is always cold and the cold increases at the height. 
  • Keep a good flashlight or torch as well.
  • If possible, do visit Chardham with family, friends and relatives instead of having to face difficulties because the Char Dham route is challenging.
Why you must visit or go for Char Dham Yatra?

It is believed that visiting these holy places helps achieve "Moksha" (salvation). Every Hindu must visit the Char Dhams during one's lifetime.

Biometric Registration for Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra Registration or Biometric Registration has been made compulsory for devotees by the Uttarakhand Govt. 

After the Chardham biometric registration is complete, devotees are issued biometric cards. Devotees need to register themselves at one of the many spots coming enroute the Char Dham Yatra. With the help of Biometric registration, a devotee can be tracked with a GPS based monitoring system which is good and act as a security and safety cover. 

Where You can Register for Char Dham Yatra?

The registration for CharDham Yatra 2020 can be done offline or online. There are many counters set up for pilgrims enroute to Chardham Yatra. Biometric Registration Counters are available at these places:

Char Dham Yatra Registration 2020 (Offline)

Haridwar Railway Station, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Parking
Rishikesh Roadways Bus Stand, Hemkund Gurudwara
Janki Chatti
Gangotri
Guptkashi
Phata
Sonprayag
Kedarnath
Pandukeshwar
Govindghat
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Sheetala Ashtami 2020 Date

Sheetala Ashtami 2020 Date


Sheetla Ashtami comes 6 days after the Holi festival but many people observe the Sheetla Ashtami on the first Monday or Thursday after Holi. Sheetala ashtami is on Monday, March 16 in the year 2020.

Sheetla Mata - Introduction


Sitala devi is considered as one of the avataars of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Sheetala is seated on a donkey and holds neem leaves, broom, soup and a pot. Skanda Purana explains the worshipping of Sheetala Mata. Skanda Purana also mentions about Sheetala Mata Stotra which was written by Lord Shiva and that is also known as ‘Sheetalashtak’.
Some Mothers obey Shitala fast or Vrat for the good health and prosperity of their children.Sheetala Mata wears a red-colored dress, rides a donkey. She has 4 hands which hols a silver broom, small bowl, winnow fan, and river Ganga's jal or water.Famous shrines - Sheetla Mata Mandir in Delhi and Gurgaon, Sheetala Mata temple at Dhanop in Rajasthan are some of the shrines dedicated to Sheetla Mata, to name a few.

 



Sheetla Ashtami - Famous Festival of Hindus


Shitla Ashtmi is one of the famous festivals of Hindus, also known by the name of Basoda. The food is prepared the previous evening and not taken hot or with any hot items as it had to be 'Sheetal' or 'thanda khana', (the food that is not hot). Sheetla mata's name itself means 'nirmal', or 'cool'. After offering Sheetla Mata, the food or roti that has been made a day before is eaten with cold items like Dahi or curd as a prasad. Hot items are not eaten on this day and water is poured on the idol of Sheetla Mata. People also give food to the hungry and needy persons.House is cleaned on this day.

Shitla Ashtami Celebrations


Celebrated mostly in North India in states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttaranchal, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and in some parts of Bihar. Shitla Ashtmi is also celebrated in Nepal.A Sheetla mela or fair is organised every year in the months of march-April (month of Chaitra, Krishna Paksh according to Hindu calendar) for Shitla Ashtami in the village of Seel-Ki-Doongri in Chaksu at Jaipur. The shrine of Sheetla Mata is on the top of this hill Doongri. A fair is also held in Kaga in Jodhpur.Religious music is played and Food, utensils, shoes, clothes and agricultural items are put up on sale in this fair. Also organised is the cattle fair.

The Legend - Sheetla Mata Story


Sheetla Mata - Goddess who cures chicken pox


Significance/Importance of Sheetala Ashtami: Sheetla Mata is well known as the goddess who cures chicken pox. It is believed that Shitala Mata will save from the epidemics. People worship her and make offerings.As per Puranas,Hindu's religious scriptures Sheetla Mata was created by Brahma who promised her that she should carry the seeds of lentils along and will be worshiped on earth. Jvara Asura or the fever demon born from the sweat of Lord Shiva, was made as her companion.

They came to Earth in the rule of King Birat. The king agreed to worship her but said that she will not be treated as the same as Lord Shiva. Upon listening, she got angry the result was small pox in the kingdom. After this, the king promised her that people of earth will worship her on this day of Sheetla Ashtami. People who worship her do not catch epidemic diseases and live a long and healthy life.

Dedicated to the worship of Goddess Sheetala, it is believed that Sheetala Mata controls chickenpox, measles, small pox and related diseases. If you worship the Sheetala Goddess on the day of Sheetla Ashtami, this will prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases in the family, particularly among children. Sheetla Mata Katha in Hindi is also available.

Sheetala Ashtami Puja Timings


Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat = 06:33 AM to 6:26 PM
Duration = 11 Hours 53 Mins

Ashtami Tithi Begins from 03:19 AM on 16 Mar 2020 and ends on 02:59 AM on 17 Mar 2020

When is Sheetla Ashtami? Sheetla Ashtami Dates

If you are looking for Sheetla Ashtami dates, look below for various years.


2020Monday, 16th of March
2021Sunday, 4th of April
2022Friday, 25th of March
2023Wednesday, 15th of March



Sheetla Mata Katha in Hindi, Sheetla Mata Katha Video

Sheetla Mata Katha in Hindi, Sheetla Mata Katha Video

Sheetala Mata is a famous Hindu goddess. Since ancient times, Sheetala Mata is highly regarded. Skanda Purana mentions the vehicle of Sheetla Devi as a donkey. Shitala devi holds a kalash, soup, a broom and neem leaves in her hands. Goddess Shitala is believed to be the goddess who cures many diseases like the chicken pox.. These things carried by Mata Sheetla have a symbolic significance.
The patient of the smallpox removes clothing in anxiety. Soup is aired to the patient, the boils burst from the broom. Neem leaves do not allow the blisters to rot. The patient feels the need for the cold water, and that is why a vase is important, held by mata Shitala. Chicken pox stains are eradicated from the donkey's lid. Sheetla Mata has been shown to be seated on a donkey in any of idols in temples.

Shitala Mata is accompanied by Jwarasur, the fever demon, goddess of cholera, gods of skin and blood related diseases and other gods and goddesses of 64 diseases. Sheetla Mata's vase has soft, healthy and germicidal water.

In Skanda Purana, Sheetla Mata's worship is beautifully mentioned in the Sheetla Ashtakam. It is believed that this Sheetla Ashtakam stotra was composed by Lord Shankar for the benefit of people. Sheetla Ashtakam praises Mata Shitala and also inspires devotees to worship her.

शीतला माता एक प्रसिद्ध हिन्दू देवी हैं। इनका प्राचीनकाल से ही बहुत अधिक माहात्म्य रहा है। स्कंद पुराण में शीतला देवी का वाहन गर्दभ बताया गया है। ये हाथों में कलश, सूप, मार्जन (झाडू) तथा नीम के पत्ते धारण करती हैं। इन्हें चेचक आदि कई रोगों की देवी बताया गया है। इन बातों का प्रतीकात्मक महत्व होता है। चेचक का रोगी व्यग्रता में वस्त्र उतार देता है। सूप से रोगी को हवा की जाती है, झाडू से चेचक के फोड़े फट जाते हैं। नीम के पत्ते फोडों को सड़ने नहीं देते। रोगी को ठंडा जल प्रिय होता है अत: कलश का महत्व है। गर्दभ की लीद के लेपन से चेचक के दाग मिट जाते हैं। शीतला-मंदिरों में प्राय: माता शीतला को गर्दभ पर ही आसीन दिखाया गया है। शीतला माता के संग ज्वरासुर- ज्वर का दैत्य, ओलै चंडी बीबी - हैजे की देवी, चौंसठ रोग, घेंटुकर्ण- त्वचा-रोग के देवता एवं रक्तवती - रक्त संक्रमण की देवी होते हैं। इनके कलश में दाल के दानों के रूप में विषाणु या शीतल स्वास्थ्यवर्धक एवं रोगाणु नाशक जल होता है।स्कन्द पुराण में इनकी अर्चना का स्तोत्र शीतलाष्टक के रूप में प्राप्त होता है। ऐसा माना जाता है कि इस स्तोत्र की रचना भगवान शंकर ने लोकहित में की थी। शीतलाष्टक शीतला देवी की महिमा गान करता है, साथ ही उनकी उपासना के लिए भक्तों को प्रेरित भी करता है।

Sheetla Mata Mantra 

शास्त्रों में भगवती शीतला की वंदना के लिए यह मंत्र बताया गया है:

वन्देऽहंशीतलांदेवीं रासभस्थांदिगम्बराम्।।
मार्जनीकलशोपेतां सूर्पालंकृतमस्तकाम्।।

अर्थ है दिगम्बरा, गर्दभ वाहन पर विराजित, शूप, झाड़ू और नीम के पत्तों से सजी-संवरी और हाथों में जल कलश धारण करने वाली माता को प्रणाम हैं।

Sheetla Shasti Vrat katha (शीतला षष्ठी व्रत कथा)

शीतला माता महात्मय (Sheetla Mata Mahatmya)


चैत्र कृष्ण षष्ठी तिथि का व्रत शीतला माता के नाम से किया जाता है। इस व्रत का पालन आमतर पर महिलाएं करती हैं। शीतला माता के व्रत का महात्मय है कि जो भी व्रत रखकर इनकी पूजा करता है वह दैहिक और दैविक ताप से मुक्त हो जाता है। यह व्रत पुत्र प्रदान करने वाला एवं सभाग्य देने वाला है। पुत्री की इच्छा रखने वाली महिलाओं के लिए यह व्रत उत्तम कहा गया है।

शीतला माता व्रत कथा (Sheetla Mata Vrat Katha)


Here, we have mentioned Sheetla Mata Katha in Hindi. You can also watch Sheetla Mata Katha Video below. This Sheetla Mata story is a must listen. Sheetla Ashtami occurs after 6 days of Holi festival.

कथा के अनुसार एक साहूकार था जिसके सात पुत्र थे। साहूकार ने समय के अनुसार सातों पुत्रों की शादी कर दी परंतु कई वर्ष बीत जाने के बाद भी सातो पुत्रों में से किसी के घर संतान का जन्म नहीं हुआ। पुत्र वधूओं की सूनी गोद को देखकर साहूकार की पत्नी बहुत दु:खी रहती थी। एक दिन एक वृद्ध स्त्री साहूकार के घर से गुजर रही थी और साहूकार की पत्नी को दु:खी देखकर उसने दु:ख का कारण पूछा। साहूकार की पत्नी ने उस वृद्ध स्त्री को अपने मन की बात बताई। इस पर उस वृद्ध स्त्री ने कहा कि आप अपने सातों पुत्र वधूओं के साथ मिलकर शीतला माता का व्रत और पूजन कीजिए, इससे माता शीतला प्रसन्न हो जाएंगी और आपकी सातों पुत्र वधूओं की गोद हरी हो जाएगी।

साहूकार की पत्नी तब चैत्र मास की कृष्ण पक्ष की षष्ठी तिथि (Chaitra Krishna Shasti tithi) को अपनी सातों बहूओं के साथ मिलकर उस वृद्धा के बताये विधान के अनुसार माता शीतला का व्रत किया। माता शीतला की कृपा से सातों बहूएं गर्भवती हुई और समय आने पर सभी के सुन्दर पुत्र हुए। समय का चक्र चलता रहा और चैत्र कृष्ण षष्ठी तिथि आई लेकिन किसी को माता शीतला के व्रत का ध्यान नहीं आया। इस दिन सास और बहूओं ने गर्म पानी से स्नान किया और गरमा गरम भोजन किया। माता शीतला इससे कुपित हो गईं और साहूकार की पत्नी के स्वप्न में आकर बोलीं कि तुमने मेरे व्रत का पालन नहीं किया है इसलिए तुम्हारे पति का स्वर्गवास हो गया है। स्वप्न देखकर साहूकार की पत्नी पागल हो गयी और भटकते भटकते घने वन में चली गईं।

वन में साहूकार की पत्नी ने देखा कि जिस वृद्धा ने उसे शीतला माता का व्रत करने के लिए कहा था वह अग्नि में जल रही है। उसे देखकर साहूकार की पत्नी चौंक पड़ी और उसे एहसास हो गया कि यह शीतला माता है। अपनी भूल के लिए वह माता से विनती करने लगी, माता ने तब उसे कहा कि तुम मेरे शरीर पर दही का लेपन करो इससे तुम्हारे Šৠपर जो दैविक ताप है वह समाप्त हो जाएगा। साहूकार की पत्नी ने तब शीतला माता के शरीर पर दही का लेपन किया इससे उसका पागलपन ठीक हो गया व साहूकार के प्राण भी लट आये।

शीतला माता व्रत विधि (Sheetla Mata Vrat Vidhi)

कथा में माता शीतला के व्रत की विधि का जैसा उल्लेख आया है उसके अनुसार अनुसार शीतला षष्ठी के दिन स्नान ध्यान करके शीतला माता की पूजा करनी चाहिए (Sheetla Shasti)। इस दिन कोई भी गरम चीज़ सेवन नहीं करना चाहिए। शीतला माता के व्रत के दिन ठंढ़े पानी से स्नान करना चाहिए। ठंढ़ा ठंढ़ा भोजन करना चाहिए। उत्तर भारत के कई हिस्सों में इसे बसयरा (Basyorra) भी कहते हैं। इसे बसयरा इसलिए कहा जाता है क्योंकि इस दिन लोग रात में बना बासी खाना पूरे दिन खाते हैं। शीतला षष्ठी के दिन लोग चुल्हा नहीं जलाते हैं बल्कि चुल्हे की पूजा करते हैं। इस दिन भगवान को भी रात में बना बासी खाना प्रसाद रूप में अर्पण किया जाता है। इस तिथि को घर के दरबाजे, खिड़कियों एवं चुल्हे को दही, चावल और बेसन से बनी हुई बड़ी मिलाकर भेंट किया जाता है।

इस तिथि को व्रत करने से जहां तन मन शीतल रहता है वहीं चेचक से आप मुक्त रहते हैं। शीतला षष्ठी (Sheetla Sasti) के दिन देश के कई भागो में मिट्टी पानी का खेल उसी प्रकार खेला जाता है जैसे होली में रंगों से।

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