Mauni Amavasya 2022 Date

Mauni Amavasya 2022 Date, Maghi Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya 2022 February

Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya as per North Indian calendar. People all over India take dip in the holy river Ganga on the day of Mauni Amavasya though it is sacred to take bath in Ganga and other holy rivers throughout in the month of Magha. Those who can't take a dip in the Ganga water pour drops of Gangotri water/ Ganga water in their buckets while bathing. The daily bathing ritual begins on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.

Mauni Amavasya Significance

- It is believed that the water of most sacred and holy river in Hinduism, Ganga, turns into nectar on Mauni Amavasya day. This is the belief and that's why Mauni Amavasya day is regarded as the most important day in Hindu calendar to take holy dip in the Ganga waters.
Mauni Amavasya is the most important bathing day at Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela and known as the day of Amrit Yoga and the day of Kumbh Parva.

Mauni Amavasya is also known as Mauni Amavas (मौनी अमावस). The name "Mauni" itself means silence in Hinduism when people take pledge to observe one day fasting by not uttering a word throughout the day.

Mauni Amavasya 2022 Date and Time

Mauni Amavasya 2022 Date - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:18 PM on Jan 31, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 11:15 AM on Feb 01, 2022

Mauni Amavasya 2023 Date

Mauni Amavasya 2023 Date, Maghi Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya 2023 January

Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya as per North Indian calendar. People all over India take dip in the holy river Ganga on the day of Mauni Amavasya though it is sacred to take bath in Ganga and other holy rivers throughout in the month of Magha. Those who can't take a dip in the Ganga water pour drops of Gangotri water/ Ganga water in their buckets while bathing. The daily bathing ritual begins on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.

Mauni Amavasya 2023 Date and Time

Mauni Amavasya 2023 Date - Saturday, January 21, 2023

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 06:17 AM on Jan 21, 2023
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 02:22 AM on Jan 22, 2023

Mauni Amavasya 2024 Date

Mauni Amavasya 2024 Date, Maghi Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya 2024 February

Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya as per North Indian calendar. People all over India take dip in the holy river Ganga on the day of Mauni Amavasya though it is sacred to take bath in Ganga and other holy rivers throughout in the month of Magha. Those who can't take a dip in the Ganga water pour drops of Gangotri water/ Ganga water in their buckets while bathing. The daily bathing ritual begins on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.

Mauni Amavasya 2024 Date and Time

Mauni Amavasya 2024 Date - Friday, February 09, 2024

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 08:02 AM on Feb 09, 2024
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 04:28 AM on Feb 10, 2024

Mauni Amavasya 2025 Date

Mauni Amavasya 2025 Date, Maghi Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya 2025 January

Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya as per North Indian calendar. People all over India take dip in the holy river Ganga on the day of Mauni Amavasya though it is sacred to take bath in Ganga and other holy rivers throughout in the month of Magha. Those who can't take a dip in the Ganga water pour drops of Gangotri water/ Ganga water in their buckets while bathing. The daily bathing ritual begins on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.

Mauni Amavasya 2025 Date and Time

Mauni Amavasya 2025 Date - Wednesday, January 29, 2025

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 07:35 PM on Jan 28, 2025
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 06:05 PM on Jan 29, 2025

Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date

Shattila Ekadashi 2022, Sat Tila Ekadasi


Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is January 28, 2022. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ekadasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi Meaning


 Sat means six and tilla means sesame seeds or til seeds. Using Sesame seeds in the following six different ways on this day is considered highly auspicious and helps one in spiritual purification:





-Bathe in the water mixed with sesame seeds.
-Rub paste of sesame seeds on your body
-Offer into the fire these sesame seeds when performing Yagna
-Eat food that includes sesame seeds
-Offer tarpans to your ancestors with water mixed with Sesame seeds
-Donate the sesame seeds in charity or the poor, you can simply give the seeds - white/brown or can offer a til ladoo to the poor.

Importance/Significance of Shattila Ekadashi


tilasnAyI tilOdvarti tilahOmI tilOdaki |
tiladAta ca bhOktAca shattilAh pApanAshanAh ||

This Ekadashi day is given the name as Sat-Tila or Shattila ekadashi as it is considered that if one donates Til (Sesame) seeds on this ekadashi day, it will help in removing the sins he/she has committed. This Shattila Ekadashi helps in controlling one's senses, get rid of negativity like anger, ego, negative thoughts, any gossips and help in attaining salvation or moksha. The importance or significance of this ekadashi also holds true when one takes bath in water that has been mixed with til (sesame seeds) and also offer water mixed with sesame seeds to dead ancestors on this day of Shattila Ekadashi. These seasame seeds must be given in charity or feed the hungry with food made with til. Sat-tila Ekadasi occurs in winter season or Magh month in North Indian states and Paush in other regions. The food made with til or Sesame seeds is highly beneficial to the body when eaten. Rice or any food that has rice grains as ingredients must be avoided. Some people eat some sesame seeds on this day.

Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date & Time

Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date - 28th January 2022

Ekadashi Tithi starts - 02:16 AM on 28th January 2022
Ekadashi Tithi ends - 11:35 PM  on 28th January 2022

On 29th January, 2022, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:11 AM to 09:20 AM.

Mantra for Arghya to Lord Vishnu

The following is the mantra to be chanted while offering Arghya to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi:

कृष्ण कृष्ण कृपालुस्त्वमगतीनां गतिर्भव ।
संसारार्णवमग्नानां प्रसीद पुरुषोत्तम ॥
नमस्ते पुण्डरीकाक्ष नमस्ते विश्वभावन ।
सुब्रह्मण्य नमस्तेSस्तु महापुरुष पूर्वज ॥
गृहाणार्ध्यं मया दत्तं लक्ष्म्या सह जगत्पते ।

Shattila Ekadashi 2023 Date

Shattila Ekadashi 2023, Sat Tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is January 18, 2023. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ek    adasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi 2023 Date & Time

Shattila Ekadashi 2023 Date - 18th January 2023

Ekadashi Tithi starts - 06:05 PM on 17th January 2023
Ekadashi Tithi ends - 04:03 PM  on 18th January 2023

On 19th January, 2023, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:14 AM to 09:21 AM.

Shattila Ekadashi 2025 Date

Shattila Ekadashi 2025, Sat Tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is January 25, 2025. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ekadasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi 2025 Date & Time

Shattila Ekadashi 2025 Date - 25th January 2025

Ekadashi Tithi starts - 07:25 PM on 24th January 2025
Ekadashi Tithi ends - 08:31 PM  on 25th January 2025

On 26th January, 2025, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:12 AM to 09:21 AM.

Shattila Ekadashi 2024 Date

Shattila Ekadashi 2024, Sat Tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is February 06, 2024. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ekadasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi 2024 Date & Time

Shattila Ekadashi 2024 Date - 06th February 2024

Ekadashi Tithi starts - 05:24 PM on 05th February 2024
Ekadashi Tithi ends - 04:07 PM on 06th February 2024

On 7th February, 2024, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:06 AM to 09:18 AM.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2022 Date

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2022, Putrada Ekadasi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2022 Date is January 13 (Thursday). Paush Ekadashi also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, is one of the important fast that is observed by devotee Hindus. Putrada Ekadashi is being observed so that they are blessed with a child. A child could be a male child or girl child. As all other ekadashi's, this pausha putra ekadashi is also dedicated to his highness Vishnu God. People who observe fast visit Vishnu temples in large numbers.

Putrada Ekadashi Meaning


Putrada in Sanskrit means “giver of son” means the couple or men/women who fast on this auspicious day of Lord Vishnu are blessed with a child or son. Childless couples fast on this special day so that they are blessed with a son and become proud parents or get the santaan sukh. The Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of January usually comes in the month of Pausha and thus called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. There is also a Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of Shravana during July/August and thus known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Both of these ekadashi's come in the Shukla paksh of Hindu calendar.

Putrada Ekadashi Fasting


Newly married couples are advised to fast on this day of Putrada Ekadasi and dedicate the whole day worshipping Vishnu God. As traditionally if blessed with a son is considered the blessing of the God as the son can perform various rites and is understood to take forward the name of his father and ancestors. This vrat is being observed by people who want to have a son since ages. But now the times have changed and childless couples want to have a son as well as a daughter or any of them.

Bhavishya Purana also mention about Putrada Ekadashi. Lord Krishna narrated King Yudhishthira about the ekadashi that all Hindus must observe the Ekadashi fast with deep respect and devotion to Vishnu God and surrender themselves to him, this will help in achieving salvation or moksha.

Importance of Putrada Ekadashi


Shri Krishna tells of Ekadashi Vratam in Narada Purana like this :

अश्वमेधसहस्राणिराजसूयशतानिच।  एकादश्युपवासस्यकलांनार्हन्तिशोडशीम्।। 

It means that not even thousand Ashvamedha Yagas or hundred Raja Suya Yagas could match the Ekadashi fast.

Legend of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

There is a story available of Suketuman and his queen Shaibya. Both of them left for the forest extremely saddened by the lack of progeny. They come at Lake Manasarovar and visit one of seer's ashram on the day of Putrada Ekadashi. After getting the divine blessings of seers, the couple came back to Bhadravati. Fasting on the day of Putrada Ekadshi as advised by sages, the couple soon are blessed with a baby boy. So, the importance of Putrada Ekadashi is clearly visible. Therefore every childless couple or newly married couples must observe this putrada ekadashi vrat or fast.

Shravan Putrada Ekadashi date is August 08, 2022. In North India, Shravan month Putrada Ekadasi is also known as Pavitra Ekadasi or Pavitropana Ekadashi.

How to do Putrada Ekadashi Fasting

Couples who want to fast on this day of Putrada Ekadashi must follow some simple rules. They are as follows:
-Apply Yellow haldi or turmeric on the forehead of Sri Krishna and to yourself also.
-Offer Yellow flowers to Sri Krishna.
-Offer panchamrit made of milk, curd, honey, ganga jal, Desi ghee and 2 leaves of Tulsi to Sri Krishna on the day of ekadashi. You must offer tulsi leaves to Sri Krishna. Couples must take the panchamrit themselves only as a form of prasad.
-One must not eat eggs, non-veg, onion or garlic on the day before Ekadashi that is dashami tithi.
-One must abstain from getting mutually cosy or any type of indulgence and sensual satisfaction or intimacy.
-One must have a bath in the morning of Ekadashi day before keeping the fast.
-Vishnu god and especially the child Krishna or the Baal Gopal must be worshipped on this day of Ekadashi.
-The ekadashi fast is over only after offering 'arghya' to Vishnu god on the dwadashi day or the next day after Ekadashi.
-On the 12th day, the day after Ekadashi, one must feed the poor or brahmin and get his blessings and then break the fast and eat something.
-People who fast on the Putrada Ekadashi or any other Ekadashi must not eat food made of rice.
-You should not sleep for the whole night of ekadashi tithi and spend time in praying to Vishnu/Krishna god.

Putrada Ekadashi 2022 Date & Parana Time

Ekadashi Tithi starts at 04:49 PM on 12th Jan 2022 and ends at 07:32 PM on 13th Jan 2022. On 14th January, 2022, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:15 AM to 09:21 AM.

Mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Krishna

-"Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murari, He Nath Narayan Vasudeva"
-"Om Kleem Krishnaya Namah"

-Recite the "Vishnu Sahastranamam"
-"Om Namo Narayanaye"
-Extremely useful Santaan Gopal Mantra to be recited in front of Child Krishna

- "Om Kleem Devaki Sut Govind Vasudev Jagatpate, Dehi me Tanayam Krishna Twamaham Sharanam Gatah"

Note: One must not touch or drink water for atleast 10-15 minutes after reciting any mantra of any god or goddess.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2023 Date

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2023, Putrada Ekadasi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2023 Date is January 02 (Monday). Paush Ekadashi also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, is one of the important fast that is observed by devotee Hindus. Putrada Ekadashi is being observed so that they are blessed with a child. A child could be a male child or girl child. As all other ekadashi's, this pausha putra ekadashi is also dedicated to his highness Vishnu God. People who observe fast visit Vishnu temples in large numbers.

Putrada Ekadashi Meaning

Putrada in Sanskrit means “giver of son” means the couple or men/women who fast on this auspicious day of Lord Vishnu are blessed with a child or son. Childless couples fast on this special day so that they are blessed with a son and become proud parents or get the santaan sukh. The Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of January usually comes in the month of Pausha and thus called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. There is also a Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of Shravana during July/August and thus known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Both of these ekadashi's come in the Shukla paksh of Hindu calendar.

Putrada Ekadashi 2023 Date & Parana Time

Ekadashi Tithi starts at 07:11 PM on 1st Jan 2023 and ends at 08:23 PM on 2nd Jan 2023. On 3rd January, 2023, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:14 AM to 09:19 AM.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2024 Date

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2024, Putrada Ekadasi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2024 Date is January 21 (Sunday). Paush Ekadashi also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, is one of the important fast that is observed by devotee Hindus. Putrada Ekadashi is being observed so that they are blessed with a child. A child could be a male child or girl child. As all other ekadashi's, this pausha putra ekadashi is also dedicated to his highness Vishnu God. People who observe fast visit Vishnu temples in large numbers.

Putrada Ekadashi Meaning

Putrada in Sanskrit means “giver of son” means the couple or men/women who fast on this auspicious day of Lord Vishnu are blessed with a child or son. Childless couples fast on this special day so that they are blessed with a son and become proud parents or get the santaan sukh. The Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of January usually comes in the month of Pausha and thus called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. There is also a Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of Shravana during July/August and thus known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Both of these ekadashi's come in the Shukla paksh of Hindu calendar.

Putrada Ekadashi 2024 Date & Parana Time

Ekadashi Tithi starts at 07:26 PM on 20th Jan 2024 and ends at 07:26 PM on 21st Jan 2024. On 22nd January, 2024, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:14 AM to 09:21 AM.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2025 Date

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2025, Putrada Ekadasi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2025 Date January is January 10 (Friday) and Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2025 Date December is December 30th/31st(Tuesday/Wednesday) . Paush Ekadashi also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, is one of the important fast that is observed by devotee Hindus. Putrada Ekadashi is being observed so that they are blessed with a child. A child could be a male child or girl child. As all other ekadashi's, this pausha putra ekadashi is also dedicated to his highness Vishnu God. People who observe fast visit Vishnu temples in large numbers.

Putrada Ekadashi Meaning

Putrada in Sanskrit means “giver of son” means the couple or men/women who fast on this auspicious day of Lord Vishnu are blessed with a child or son. Childless couples fast on this special day so that they are blessed with a son and become proud parents or get the santaan sukh. The Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of January usually comes in the month of Pausha and thus called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. There is also a Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of Shravana during July/August and thus known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Both of these ekadashi's come in the Shukla paksh of Hindu calendar.

Putrada Ekadashi 2025 Date & Parana Time

Pausha Putra Ekadashi Tithi in January starts at 12:22 PM on 9th Jan 2025 and ends at 10:19 AM on 10th Jan 2025. On 11th January, 2025, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:15 AM to 08:21 AM.

Pausha Putra Ekadashi Tithi in December starts at 07:50 AM on 30th Dec 2025 and ends at 05:00 AM on 31st Dec 2025. On 31st December, 2025, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 01:26 PM to 03:31 PM. On 1st January, 2026, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) for Gauna Ekadashi is from 07:14 AM to 09:18 AM. 

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022 Date

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk, a great patriot saint of India. Swami Vivekananda Ji was born on 12th January 1863 into a Bengali family of Calcutta as Narendranath Datta. Swami Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima which is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. As Jayanti day is based on tithi according to Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar like Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti which are celebrated on fixed day on Gregorian calendar.

Swami Vivekananda's Gregorian date of birth on 12th January is celebrated in India as National Youth Day. National Youth Day of India is celebrated on 12th January every year since 1985 in honour of the great philosopher.
A disciple of Ramakrishna and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism, he founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Having full faith in the youth of India, he had a very strong belief that youth can transform the fate of India through their hard work, dedication and spiritual power. Swami Vivekananda was a true Karma Yogi.

Swami Ji's message to the youth was, “What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.” With this, he wished to inculcate basic values into the youth.

He always inspired the youth to have a confident attitude as people are always fearful of the challenges presented by life when they don’t have confidence in themselves.

Swami Vivekananda had believed that anything which makes us weak spiritually, physically or mentally should be rejected like poison. Weak thoughts should be replaced with optimism with the help of yoga and meditation.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022 Timings

159th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2022 Date - Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (as per English Calendar)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022 Date - Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (as per Hindu Samvat Calendar)

Saptami Tithi Begins - 08:43 AM on Jan 24, 2022
Saptami Tithi Ends - 07:48 AM on Jan 25, 2022

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Quotes in Hindi

स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती और युवा दिवस के मौके पर अपने करीबियों, दोस्तों को विवेकानंद जी के ही अनमोल विचारों के जरिए शुभकामना संदेश भेजें। 

– जब तक जीना, तब तक सीखना। अनुभव ही जगत में सर्वश्रेष्ठ शिक्षक है।- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– किसी दिन जब आपके सामने कोई समस्या न आए, तो आप सुनिश्चित हो सकते हैं कि आप गलत मार्ग पर चल रहे हैं। - स्वामी विवेकानंद

– यह कभी मत कहो कि 'मैं नहीं कर सकता', क्योंकि आप अनंत हैं।- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– आप जोखिम लेने से भयभीत न हों, अगर आप जीतते हैं तो नेतृत्व करते हैं और यदि हारते हैं तो आप दूसरों को मार्गदर्शन कर सकते हैं।- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– जो कुछ भी तुम्हें कमजोर बनाता है- शारीरिक, बौद्धिक या मानसिक, उसे जहर की तरह त्याग दो।- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– जैसा तुम सोचते हो, वैसे ही बन जाओगे। खुद को निर्बल मानोगे तो निर्बल और सबल मानोगे तो सबल ही बन जाओगे। - स्वामी विवेकानंद

– जितना बड़ा संघर्ष होगा, जीत उतनी ही शानदार होगी- स्वामी विवेकानंद 

– उस व्यक्ति ने अमरत्व प्राप्त कर लिया है, जो किसी सांसारिक वस्तु से व्याकुल नहीं होता- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– भय ही पतन और पाप का मुख्य कारण है- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– एक समय में एक काम करो और ऐसा करते समय अपनी पूरा आत्म उसमें डाल दो और बाकी सबकुछ भूल जाओ.- स्वामी विवेकानंद

– जिस दिन आपके सामने समस्या न आए आप यकीन कर सकते हैं कि आप गलत रास्ते पर चल रहे हैं. - स्वामी विवेकानंद

– उठो, जागो और तब तक मत रुको जब तक अपने लक्ष्य को न पा लो. - स्वामी विवेकानंद

– जब तक जीना, तब तक सीखना – अनुभव ही जगत में सर्वश्रेष्ठ शिक्षक हैं. - स्वामी विवेकानंद

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2023 Date

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2023

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk, a great patriot saint of India. Swami Vivekananda Ji was born on 12th January 1863 into a Bengali family of Calcutta as Narendranath Datta. Swami Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima which is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. As Jayanti day is based on tithi according to Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar like Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti which are celebrated on fixed day on Gregorian calendar.

Swami Vivekananda's Gregorian date of birth on 12th January is celebrated in India as National Youth Day. National Youth Day of India is celebrated on 12th January every year since 1985 in honour of the great philosopher.
A disciple of Ramakrishna and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism, he founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Having full faith in the youth of India, he had a very strong belief that youth can transform the fate of India through their hard work, dedication and spiritual power. Swami Vivekananda was a true Karma Yogi.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2023 Timings

160th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2023 Date - Thursday, January 12, 2023 (as per English Calendar)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2023 Date - Saturday, January 14, 2023 (as per Hindu Samvat Calendar)

Saptami Tithi Begins - 06:17 PM on Jan 13, 2023
Saptami Tithi Ends - 07:22 PM on Jan 14, 2023

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2024 Date

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2024

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk, a great patriot saint of India. Swami Vivekananda Ji was born on 12th January 1863 into a Bengali family of Calcutta as Narendranath Datta. Swami Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima which is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. As Jayanti day is based on tithi according to Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar like Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti which are celebrated on fixed day on Gregorian calendar.

Swami Vivekananda's Gregorian date of birth on 12th January is celebrated in India as National Youth Day. National Youth Day of India is celebrated on 12th January every year since 1985 in honour of the great philosopher.
A disciple of Ramakrishna and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism, he founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Having full faith in the youth of India, he had a very strong belief that youth can transform the fate of India through their hard work, dedication and spiritual power. Swami Vivekananda was a true Karma Yogi.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2024 Timings

161st Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2024 Date - Friday, January 12, 2024 (as per English Calendar)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2024 Date - Friday, February 02, 2024 (as per Hindu Samvat Calendar)

Saptami Tithi Begins - 02:03 PM on Feb 01, 2024
Saptami Tithi Ends - 04:02 PM on Feb 02, 2024

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2025 Date

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2025

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk, a great patriot saint of India. Swami Vivekananda Ji was born on 12th January 1863 into a Bengali family of Calcutta as Narendranath Datta. Swami Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima which is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. As Jayanti day is based on tithi according to Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar like Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti which are celebrated on fixed day on Gregorian calendar.

Swami Vivekananda's Gregorian date of birth on 12th January is celebrated in India as National Youth Day. National Youth Day of India is celebrated on 12th January every year since 1985 in honour of the great philosopher.
A disciple of Ramakrishna and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism, he founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Having full faith in the youth of India, he had a very strong belief that youth can transform the fate of India through their hard work, dedication and spiritual power. Swami Vivekananda was a true Karma Yogi.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2025 Timings

162nd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2025 Date - Friday, January 12, 2025 (as per English Calendar)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2025 Date - Friday, February 02, 2025 (as per Hindu Samvat Calendar)

Saptami Tithi Begins - 02:03 PM on Jan 20, 2025
Saptami Tithi Ends - 04:02 PM on Jan 21, 2025

Thai Amavasai 2022 Date

Thai Amavasai 2022 Date

Thai Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Thai (January – February) and it is regarded as highly auspicious day in Tamil culture. Thai Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives though it is believed that your ancestors come upon earth on the day of Amavasya but this one is powerful and magical. 

When is Thai Amavasai in 2022?

Thai Amavasai 2022 Date- Monday, January 31, 2022

Amavasai Tithi Begins - 02:18 PM on Jan 31, 2022
Amavasai Tithi Ends - 11:15 AM on Feb 01, 2022

Thai Amavasai 2023 Date

Thai Amavasai 2023 Date

Thai Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Thai (January – February) and it is regarded as highly auspicious day in Tamil culture. Thai Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives though it is believed that your ancestors come upon earth on the day of Amavasya but this one is powerful and magical. 

People offer 'tarpanam' or respects for departed souls. 'Tarpanam' or 'Tharpanam' Offering of sesame seeds and water on Thai Amavasya make our ancestors happy and descendants are blessed with a happy and prosperous life. This helps in overcoming all obstacles from a person's life. It is believed that doing Tarpanam can remove sins of 7 generation of our ancestors helping us to get forgiveness from them. It not only helps one getting liberation from past curses and sins but also neutralize the unsuitable desires of ancestors.

When is Thai Amavasai or Thai Amavasya in 2023?

Thai Amavasai 2023 Date - Saturday, January 21, 2023

Amavasai Tithi Begins - 06:17 AM on Jan 21, 2023
Amavasai Tithi Ends - 02:22 AM on Jan 22, 2023

Thai Amavasai 2025 Date

Thai Amavasai 2025 Date

Thai Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Thai (January – February) and it is regarded as highly auspicious day in Tamil culture. Thai Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives though it is believed that your ancestors come upon earth on the day of Amavasya but this one is powerful and magical. 

People offer 'tarpanam' or respects for departed souls. 'Tarpanam' or 'Tharpanam' Offering of sesame seeds and water on Thai Amavasya make our ancestors happy and descendants are blessed with a happy and prosperous life. This helps in overcoming all obstacles from a person's life. It is believed that doing Tarpanam can remove sins of 7 generation of our ancestors helping us to get forgiveness from them. It not only helps one getting liberation from past curses and sins but also neutralize the unsuitable desires of ancestors.

When is Thai Amavasai in 2025?

Thai Amavasai 2025 Date - Wednesday, January 29, 2025

Amavasai Tithi Begins - 07:35 PM on Jan 28, 2025
Amavasai Tithi Ends - 06:05 PM on Jan 29, 2025

Sakat Chauth 2022 Date

Sakat Chauth 2022

Chaturthi tithi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees observe Sankashti Chaturthi fasting on each Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksh Chaturthi. Sakat Chauth which is observed mainly in North Indian states is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Magh. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Goddess Sakat and women observe fasting on the this day of Sakat Chauth for well-being of their sons. 

There are two Chaturthi dates every month. Chaturthi tithi that comes during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaki Chaturthi, and the other Chaturthi tithi that comes during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means one who removes problems and obstacles in life and Lord Ganesha is regarded as the one who removes all obstacles from one's life. Thus women observe this fast for the prosperity, longevity, well being and happy life of their sons and husband's problems also goes away. Women who keep the Sakat Chauth fast throughout the day perform Lord Ganesha Puja with Vidhi Vidhan and offer Sesame ladoos to Lord Ganesha as it is believed that Ganesha loves laddoos. Sakat Chauth is popularly celebrated as VakraTunda Chaturthi or TilKut Chauth in some areas of the country.

Sakat Chauth 2022 Puja Date & Time

Sakat Chauth 2022 Date - Friday, January 21, 2022

Moonrise on Sakat Chauth Day - 09:00 PM (New Delhi)
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 08:51 AM on Jan 21, 2022
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 09:14 AM on Jan 22, 2022

Sakat Chauth Fasting Significance & Importance

As Chaturthi tithi is very dear to Sri Ganesha, Sakat Chauth is celebrated on the same very day of Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha was made from clay and given life by Mata Parvati on the day of Chaturthi. Thus Sakat Chauth Vrat is observed by mothers for the long life and well being of their children. Prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha by the women and her family on the day and Ganesha showers his blessings on the children as well as whole family of women observing this fast. Padma Purana mentions the benefits of observing Sakat Chauth Vrata that has been told by Lord Shiva to Mata Parvati.

Women as well as men can observe the Sakat Chauth fast. It is believed that the Pandav king Yudhishthira was the first person who observed this fast on the advice of Lord Krishna. A temple dedicated to Goddess Sakat can be seen in Sakat village in Rajasthan located at about 60 K.M. from Alwar and 150 K.M. from Jaipur which is popularly known as 'Sakat Chauth Mata' or 'Chauth Mata'. It is believed that visiting Chauth Mata temple on the day of Sakat Chauth is very beneficial for one’s children.

Sakat Chauth fast helps in the prosperity, well being, success, longevity in life for the person who observe the fast as well as the husband of the women along with the children. Moreover, it removes the obstacles in one’s life and also help in countering malefic effects of planet mercury.

Along with Sakat Mata, Lord Ganesha is also worshipped on this day of Sakat Chauth. As Chaturthi is dedicated Sri Ganesha, worshipping Lord Ganesha on this day brings happiness and prosperity.

Sakat Chauth is also known as Sankat Chauth, Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi and Maghi Chauth.

How Sakat Chauth fast is performed or Sakat Chauth Vrat Kaise Kare?

Women observing Sakat Chauth vrat must get up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes. Lord Ganesha idol should be bathed or picture should be cleaned in the temple. The Sakat Chauth vrat is observed without taking any food or water throughout the day and the fast is completed in the evening or night after sighting and offering Puja to the Moon. 

Flowers, fruits and sweets are offered to Lord Ganesha and then Ganesh mantras, chalisa, Sakat Chauth vrat katha and Aarti Sri Ganesh Ji Ki is recited in honour of Ganesha. Til, ladoos, gud and modak are some favorite food of Lord Ganesha that is then offered to him.

In the evening if possible, women should again take a bath and offer prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Sakat and Sakat Chauth vrat katha should be recited again. Prayers, Arghya should be offered once the moon is sighted, and the fast is completed after that. Prasad and sweets prepared should then be distributed among the children and other family members.

Sakat Chauth 2023 Date

Sakat Chauth 2023

Chaturthi tithi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees observe Sankashti Chaturthi fasting on each Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksh Chaturthi. Sakat Chauth which is observed mainly in North Indian states is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Magh. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Goddess Sakat and women observe fasting on the this day of Sakat Chauth for well-being of their sons. 

There are two Chaturthi dates every month. Chaturthi tithi that comes during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaki Chaturthi, and the other Chaturthi tithi that comes during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means one who removes problems and obstacles in life and Lord Ganesha is regarded as the one who removes all obstacles from one's life. Thus women observe this fast for the prosperity, longevity, well being and happy life of their sons and husband's problems also goes away. Women who keep the Sakat Chauth fast throughout the day perform Lord Ganesha Puja with Vidhi Vidhan and offer Sesame ladoos to Lord Ganesha as it is believed that Ganesha loves laddoos. Sakat Chauth is popularly celebrated as VakraTunda Chaturthi or TilKut Chauth in some areas of the country.

Sakat Chauth 2023 Puja Date & Time

Sakat Chauth 2023 Date - Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Moonrise on Sakat Chauth Day - 08:41 PM (New Delhi)
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 12:09 PM on Jan 10, 2023
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 02:31 PM on Jan 11, 2023

Sakat Chauth 2024 Date

Sakat Chauth 2024

Chaturthi tithi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees observe Sankashti Chaturthi fasting on each Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksh Chaturthi. Sakat Chauth which is observed mainly in North Indian states is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Magh. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Goddess Sakat and women observe fasting on the this day of Sakat Chauth for well-being of their sons. 

There are two Chaturthi dates every month. Chaturthi tithi that comes during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaki Chaturthi, and the other Chaturthi tithi that comes during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means one who removes problems and obstacles in life and Lord Ganesha is regarded as the one who removes all obstacles from one's life. Thus women observe this fast for the prosperity, longevity, well being and happy life of their sons and husband's problems also goes away. Women who keep the Sakat Chauth fast throughout the day perform Lord Ganesha Puja with Vidhi Vidhan and offer Sesame ladoos to Lord Ganesha as it is believed that Ganesha loves laddoos. Sakat Chauth is popularly celebrated as VakraTunda Chaturthi or TilKut Chauth in some areas of the country.

Sakat Chauth 2024 Puja Date & Time

Sakat Chauth 2024 Date - Monday, January 29, 2024

Moonrise on Sakat Chauth Day - 09:10 PM (New Delhi)
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 06:10 AM on Jan 29, 2024
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 08:54 AM on Jan 30, 2024

Sakat Chauth 2025 Date

Sakat Chauth 2025

Chaturthi tithi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees observe Sankashti Chaturthi fasting on each Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksh Chaturthi. Sakat Chauth which is observed mainly in North Indian states is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Magh. Sakat Chauth is dedicated to Goddess Sakat and women observe fasting on the this day of Sakat Chauth for well-being of their sons. 

There are two Chaturthi dates every month. Chaturthi tithi that comes during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaki Chaturthi, and the other Chaturthi tithi that comes during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti means one who removes problems and obstacles in life and Lord Ganesha is regarded as the one who removes all obstacles from one's life. Thus women observe this fast for the prosperity, longevity, well being and happy life of their sons and husband's problems also goes away. Women who keep the Sakat Chauth fast throughout the day perform Lord Ganesha Puja with Vidhi Vidhan and offer Sesame ladoos to Lord Ganesha as it is believed that Ganesha loves laddoos. Sakat Chauth is popularly celebrated as VakraTunda Chaturthi or TilKut Chauth in some areas of the country.

Sakat Chauth 2025 Puja Date & Time

Sakat Chauth 2025 Date - Friday, January 17, 2025

Moonrise on Sakat Chauth Day - 09:09 PM (New Delhi)
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 04:06 AM on Jan 17, 2025
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 05:30 AM on Jan 18, 2025

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2022

Shri Tailang Swami Jayanti 2022, Trailanga Swami Jayanti 2022    

Shri Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E.) was a great Hindu Yogi, believed to have divine powers. Tailang Swami stayed in Varanasi, India for most of his lifetime. It is believed that Tailang Swami was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and thus few disciples referred him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. Tailang Swami lived a very long life of around 280 years and lived in Varanasi for 150 years. Tailang Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Trailanga Swami.

Tailang Swami was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh to parents Vidyavati Devi and Narashingha Rao who were devotees of Lord Shiva. They named him Shivarama. After death of his parents while he was 40 years old, Shivarama renounced the society and did spiritual practice for twenty years. Then he went on a pilgrimage. He reached Prayag in 1733 and got settled down in Varanasi in the year 1737. His monastic name was Swami Ganapati Saraswati and his followers are mainly from Bengal.

Bhagirath Ananda Saraswati, his Guru initiated him into sannyasa.He became a member of Dashanami order and got the name Trailanga Swami at Kashi. He lived in Varanasi at places such as Assi Ghat, Vedavyas Asharama at Hanuman Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat till his death in 1887. 

This content is the copyright of www.durganavratri.in. The birth anniversary of Shri Tailang Swami is celebrated on the Shukla Paksh Ekadashi Tithi in the month of Pausha commonly known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2022 Date

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2022 Date - Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 04:49 PM on Jan 12, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 07:32 PM on Jan 13, 2022

History and Importance of Trailanga Swami Jayanti

He did Kali Sadhana after his mother advised him to do so. His mother initiated him to the Kali mantra and performed deep meditation on a Kali temple. After his mother's death in 1669, Sivarama kept her ashes for meditation. He did meditation near a crematorium. He met Bhagirathananda Saraswati after a severe and deep penance for 20 years. Sivarama then moved to Varanasi and led the life of a monk and came to  known as Tailang Swami. He lay down in the waters of the Ganges without drowning, then went under the water for a long time and left without breath. His philosophy and teachings can be found in the writings of his disciple Umacharan Mukhopadhyay. Tailang Swami said, reaching the state without reserve is the nirvana that helps achieve salvation. He died on 26th December 1887.

Celebrations and Rituals of Trailanga Swami Jayanti

Tailing Swami birthday is observed on the Shukla Paksh Ekadashi tithi of the Pausha month when devotees and disciples of Tailang Swami gather and read their teachings and literary work on life. Tailang Swami's idol is worshipped and devotees offer various food items. Charity is also done on this day meaning people share their wealth among the poor and the needy, as Tailang Swami had renounced his wealth for achieving moksha or salvation.

He was always cheerful and happy-go-lucky person like a child and can be seen roaming naked on the streets or the Gange ghats. He talked very less. Many people often came to visit him in order to get rid of their problems. Ramakrishna once said the Trailanga Swami, was an incarnation of the Lord Shiva and a real paramahansa. It is believed that Trailanga Swami has no body perception in him and he can lay very easily on the burning sand which is quite impossible for a normal man. 

His fame spread worldwide. He took up a form of ajagaravritti and sat motionless on the day before his death. Devotees could be seen offering water to him as an abhisheka from early morning till noon as a living form of the Lord Shiva. He left for the heavenly abode on the evening of December 26, 1887, Monday. Salilasamadhi was given to his body in the Ganges River in the Varanasi as per the customs of the Dashanami sect.

Legends, Stories and Miracles of Tailang Swami

There are many stories that revolve around the spiritual powers of Telang Swami. As per Robert Arnett writings, Telang Swami’s miracles are well documented and stored. He lived a great life for around 300 years and displayed his awesome powers. He ate less and still was weighing over 140 kg. He could read the people’s mind like a book.

He could be seen drinking poison with no ill effect. There was a time when one of the person who did not believe him wanted to declare him as a scammer. He brought a bucket full with the calcium lime mixture. Telang Swami drank the full bucket without any negative effects on the body. Then he broke his natural silence in order to clarify the law of karma, its reason and effect. This content is the copyright of www.durganavratri.in.

Devotees at Varanasi saw him many times in a sitting position on the water surface of the river Ganges for many days. He disappeared for long periods under the water and then reappeared.

A person gave him white paint instead of milk to break his fast. Trailanga Swami drank the white paint nothing happened to him. But the person who gave him paint had severe stomach pain immediately and could not walk.
Trailanga Swami used to roam around naked and authorities found this disturbing. He was jailed many times but they soon see him sitting on roof of the police station. His non-believers accept that Tailang Swami lived for more than 250 years.

Philosophies of Tailang Swami

His philosophy is available by one of his disciples, the Umacharan Mukhopadhyay. Telang Swami had described the attachment of human to the world, the liberation and the assimilation in God. As per Telang Swami, if someone attained the desirelessness state this world is then altered into the heaven. And he can be liberated from the cycle of birth and death. Like this world is a chronic disease and the medicine is the way to detachment from disease.

He said that all the desire senses of the human body are his enemy and the senses which help in controlling are his friend. He described a poor person as the one who is very greedy. He described the Sadhu as one who has no attachment and desire.

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2023

Shri Tailang Swami Jayanti 2023, Trailanga Swami Jayanti 2023 

Shri Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E.) was a great Hindu Yogi, believed to have divine powers. Tailang Swami stayed in  Varanasi, India for most of his lifetime. It is believed that Tailang Swami was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and thus few disciples referred him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. Tailang Swami lived a very long life of around 280 years and lived in Varanasi for 150 years. Tailang Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Trailanga Swami.

Tailang Swami was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh to parents Vidyavati Devi and Narashingha Rao who were devotees of Lord Shiva. They named him Shivarama. After death of his parents while he was 40 years old, Shivarama renounced the society and did spiritual practice for twenty years. Then he went on a pilgrimage. He reached Prayag in 1733 and got settled down in Varanasi in the year 1737. His monastic name was Swami Ganapati Saraswati and his followers are mainly from Bengal.

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2023 Date

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2023 Date - Monday, January 02, 2023

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 07:11 PM on Jan 01, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 08:23 PM on Jan 02, 2023

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2024

Shri Tailang Swami Jayanti 2024, Trailanga Swami Jayanti 2024

Shri Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E.) was a great Hindu Yogi, believed to have divine powers. Tailang Swami stayed in  Varanasi, India for most of his lifetime. It is believed that Tailang Swami was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and thus few disciples referred him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. Tailang Swami lived a very long life of around 280 years and lived in Varanasi for 150 years. Tailang Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Trailanga Swami.

Tailang Swami was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh to parents Vidyavati Devi and Narashingha Rao who were devotees of Lord Shiva. They named him Shivarama. After death of his parents while he was 40 years old, Shivarama renounced the society and did spiritual practice for twenty years. Then he went on a pilgrimage. He reached Prayag in 1733 and got settled down in Varanasi in the year 1737. His monastic name was Swami Ganapati Saraswati and his followers are mainly from Bengal.

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2024 Date

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2024 Date - Sunday, January 21, 2024

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 07:26 PM on Jan 20, 2024
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 07:26 PM on Jan 21, 2024

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025

Shri Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025, Trailanga Swami Jayanti 2025

Shri Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E.) was a great Hindu Yogi, believed to have divine powers. Tailang Swami stayed in  Varanasi, India for most of his lifetime. It is believed that Tailang Swami was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and thus few disciples referred him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. Tailang Swami lived a very long life of around 280 years and lived in Varanasi for 150 years. Tailang Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Trailanga Swami.

Tailang Swami was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh to parents Vidyavati Devi and Narashingha Rao who were devotees of Lord Shiva. They named him Shivarama. After death of his parents while he was 40 years old, Shivarama renounced the society and did spiritual practice for twenty years. Then he went on a pilgrimage. He reached Prayag in 1733 and got settled down in Varanasi in the year 1737. His monastic name was Swami Ganapati Saraswati and his followers are mainly from Bengal.

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025 Date

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025 Date (January) - Friday, January 10, 2025

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 12:22 PM on Jan 09, 2025
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 10:19 AM on Jan 10, 2025

Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025 Date (December) - Tuesday, December 30, 2025

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 07:50 AM on Dec 30, 2025
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 05:00 AM on Dec 31, 2025

Shakambhari Mata Ki Katha

Shakambhari Mata Ki Katha, शाकम्भरी माता की कथा


माँ देवी शाकम्भरी दुर्गा माँ के अवतारों में से एक है। धार्मिक मान्यताओ के अनुसार माँ शाकम्भरी मानव जगत के कल्याण हेतु पृथ्वी लोक पर आई थी। 

माता शाकम्भरी को शाक भवानी भी कहा जाता है, मां शाक एवं वनस्पति की देवी मानी जाती हैं जो कि माता पार्वती का स्वरूप हैं और इसी अवतार में माता ने दुर्गम नामक महादैत्य का वध किया जिसके कारण मां की दुर्गादेवी के रूप में ख्याति हुई।
शाकम्भरी नवरात्रि को गुप्त नवरात्रि के रूप में भी जाना जाता है। यह पर्व नौ दिनों तक मनाया जाता है जो कि पौष माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की अष्टमी तिथी से शुरू हो कर माता के प्राक्टय दिवस पौष पूर्णिमा के दिन शाकम्भरी जयंती उत्सव के साथ पूर्ण होता है।

शाकम्भरी देवी की कथा

प्राचीन काल मे दुर्गम नाम का एक महान्‌ दैत्य था। उस दुष्टात्मा दानव के पिता महादैत्य रूरू थे। दैत्य के मन मे विचार आया कि ‘देवताओं का बल वेदों मे है और उसी से उन की सत्ता है। वेदों के लुप्त हो जाने पर देवता भी नहीं रहेंगे, इसमें कोई संशय नहीं है। अतः पहले वेदों को ही नष्ट कद देना चाहिये’। यह सोचकर वह दैत्य तपस्या करने के विचार से महान हिमालय पर्वत पर गया। ब्रह्मा जी का ध्यान करके उसने आसन जमा लिया। वह केवल वायुरस पीकर रहता था। उसने एक हजार वर्षों तक बड़ी कठिन तपस्या की। उसके तेज से देवताओं और दानवों सहित सम्पूर्ण प्राणी आश्चर्यचकित हो उठे। तब कमलमुख सी शोभा वाले चतुर्मुख भगवान ब्रह्मा प्रसन्नतापूर्वक हंस पर सवार होकर वर देने के लिये दुर्गम के सम्मुख प्रकट हो गये और बोले – ‘तुम्हारा कल्याण हो ! तुम्हारे मन में जो वर पाने की इच्छा हो, मांग लो। आज तुम्हारी तपस्या से प्रसन्न होकर यहाँ आया हूँ।’ ब्रह्माजी के मुख से यह वाणी सुनकर दुर्गम ने कहा – देव, मुझे सम्पूर्ण वेद प्रदान करने की कृपा कीजिये। साथ ही मुझे वह बल दीजिये, जिससे मैं देवताओं को परास्त कर सकूँ। दुर्गम की यह बात सुनकर चारों वेदों के परम अधिष्ठाता ब्रह्माजी ‘तथास्तु’ कहते हुए ब्रह्मलोक की ओर चले गये। ब्राह्मण सभी वेदों का अध्ययन भूल गये।वेदों के अभाव मे समस्त क्रियाएँ जाती रही ब्राह्मण धर्म त्याग कर तामसिक आचरण करने लगे इस प्रकार सारे संसार में घोर अनर्थ उत्पन्न करने वाली अत्यन्त भयंकर स्थिति हो गयी और महान अकाल पड़ गया। इस प्रकार का भीषण अनिष्टप्रद समय उपस्थित होने पर कल्याणस्वरूपिणी भगवती जगदम्बा की उपासना करने के विचार से ब्राह्मण और देव हिमालय की शिवालिक पर्वत श्रृंखला पर चले गये। समाधि, ध्यान और पूजन के द्वारा उन्होंने देवी भुवनेश्वरी की स्तुति की। वे सत्य व्रत धारण कर रहते थे। उनका मन एकमात्र भगवती जगदम्बा में लगा था। वे बोले – ‘सबके भीतर निवास करने वाली देवेश्वरी महाशक्ति ! तुम्हारी प्रेरणा के अनुसार ही यह दुष्ट दैत्यराज कुछ करता है अन्यथा यह कुछ भी करने मे असमर्थ है। तुम अपनी इच्छा से जैसा चाहो वैसा ही करने में पूर्ण समर्थ हो। कल्याणी! जगदम्बिका प्रसन्न हो जाओ, प्रसन्न हो जाओ, हे भवानी प्रसन्न हो जाओ! महाशक्ति हम तुम्हें प्रणाम करते हैं।‘इस प्रकार ब्राह्मणों के प्रार्थना करने पर भगवती जगदम्बा, जो ‘भुवनेश्वरी’ एवं माहेश्वरी’ के नाम से विख्यात हैं। साक्षात्‌ प्रकट हो गई। उनका यह विग्रह कज्जलगिरी की तुलना कर रहा था। नैत्र ऐसे थे, मानों नीलकमल हो। कमल के पुष्प पल्लव और मूल हाथों मे सुशोभित थे। सम्पूर्ण सुन्दरता का आदि स्रोत भगवती आयोनिजा का यह स्वरूप बड़ा ही कमनीय था। करोडो सूर्यों के समान चमकने वाला यह विग्रह करूण रस का अपार सागर था। ऐसा दिव्य रूप सामने उपस्थित करने के पश्चात्‌ जगत्‌ की रक्षा में तत्पर रहने वाली करूण हृदया भवानी अपनी अनन्त आँखों से सहस्रों जलधारायें पृथ्वी पर गिराने लगी। उनके नेत्रों से निकले हुए जल के द्वारा नौ रात तक संसार मे महान्‌ वृष्टि होती रही। वे देवता व ब्राह्मण सब एक साथ मिलकर भगवती की स्तुति करने लगे।

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महादेवी ! तुम्हें नमस्कार है। महाशक्ति ! तुमने हमारा संकट दूर करने के लिये सहस्रों नेत्रों से सम्पन्न अनुपम रूप धारण किया है। हे मात ! भूख से अत्यन्त पीडित होने के कारण तुम्हारी विशेष स्तुति करने में हम असमर्थ हैं। अम्बे ! महेशानी, शत नैत्रो वाली देवी शताक्षी! तुम दुर्गमासुर नामक दैत्य से वेदों को लाने की कृपा करो। व्यास जी कहते हैं – राजन ! ब्राह्मणों और देवताओं की यह करूण पुकार सुनकर भगवती शिवा ने अनेक प्रकार के शाक तथा स्वादिष्ट फल अपने हाथ से उन्हें खाने के लिये दिये और भांति- भांति के शाक फल अपने शरीर से उत्पन्न कर पृथ्वी पर वितरित कर दिये भाँति-भाँति के अन्न फल सामने उपस्थित कर दिये। पशुओं के खाने योग्य अनेक रस से सम्पन्न घास भी उन्हें देने की कृपा की। राजन ! उसी दिन से भगवती का नाम ”शाकुम्भरी” पड गया।सभी देवतागण शाकम्भरी देवी के जयकारे लगाने लगे शिवालिक पहाडियों मे कोलाहल मच जाने पर असुरों को देवताओं की स्थिति का आभास हो गया। उन्होंने अपनी सेना सजायी और अस्त्र शस्त्र से संपन्न होकर वह युद्ध के लिये चल पड़ा। उसके पास एक अक्षोहिणी सेना थी। तदनन्तर भगवती शाकम्भरी ने संसार की रक्षा के लिये चारों ओर तेजोमय चक्रखड़ा कर दिया। तदनन्तर देवी और दैत्य-दोनों की लड़ाई ठन गयी। धनुष की प्रचण्ड टंकार से चारों दिशाएँ गूँज उठी। भगवती की माया से अनेकों उग्र शक्तियां प्रकटी और देवी से प्रेरित शक्तियों ने दानवों की बहुत सी सेना नष्ट कर दी। तब दुर्गम स्वयं शक्तियों के सामने उपस्थित होकर उनसे युद्ध करने लगा। दस दिनों में राक्षस की सम्पूर्ण अक्षोहिणी सेनाएँ देवी शाकम्भरी की माया से वध करदी गयी। अब भगवती जगदम्बा शाकम्भरी और दुर्गमासुर दैत्य इन दोनों में भीषण युद्ध होने लगा।इक्कीस दिवस तक लडाई चली इक्कीसवें दिन जगदम्बा शाकम्भरी के पाँच बाण दुर्गम की छाती में जाकर घुस गये। फिर तो रूधिर से सना वह दैत्य भगवती परमेश्वरी के सामने प्राणहीन होकर गिर पड़ा। तब देवता नीति की अधिष्ठात्री शाकम्भरी देवी की स्तुति करने लगे- परिवर्तन शील संसार की एकमात्र कारण भगवती परमेश्वरी! शाकम्भरी!शताक्षी शतलोचने! तुम्हे कोटिशः नमस्कार है। सम्पूर्ण उपनिषदों से प्रशंसित तथा दुर्गमासुर नामक दैत्य का संहार करने वाली एवं पंचकोसी सिद्धपीठ में रहने वाली कल्याण-स्वरूपिणी भगवती शाकेश्वरी! तुम्हें नमस्कार है। व्यासजी कहते हैं – राजन! ब्रह्मा, विष्णु आदि देवताओं के इस प्रकार स्तवन एवं विविध द्रव्यों के पूजन करने पर भगवती शाकम्भरी तुरन्त संतुष्ट हो गयीं। कोकिल के समान मधुर भाषिणी शताक्षी देवी ने प्रसन्नतापूर्वक उस राक्षस से वेदों को त्राण दिलाकर देवताओं को सौंप दिया। वे बोलीं कि मेरे इस उत्तम महामहात्म्य का निरन्तर पाठ करना चाहिए। मैं उससे प्रसन्न होकर सदैव समस्त संकट दूर करती रहूँगी। व्यासजी कहते हैं – राजन ! जो भक्ति परायण बडभागी स्त्री पुरूष निरन्तर इस अध्याय का श्रवण करते हैं, उनकी सम्पूर्ण कामनाएँ सिद्ध हो जाती हैं और अन्त में वे देवी के परमधाम को प्राप्त हो जाते हैं।बोलिये शाकम्भरी मैय्या की जय

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शाकुंभरी देवी ने 100 वर्षों तक तप करा और महीने के अंत में एक बार शाकाहारी भोजन कर तप किया था. ऐसी निर्जीव जगह पर जहां सौ वर्ष तक पानी भी नहीं था.इन्ही देवी ने कृपा करके अपने अंगों से कई प्रकार की शाक, फल एवं वनस्पतियों को प्रकट किया. इसलिए उनका नाम शाकंभरी प्रसिद्ध हुआ. साधु संत माता का यह चमत्कार देखने के लिए वहां पर आए उन्हें शाकाहारी भोजन दिया गया. इसका यह तात्पर्य था कि माता केवल शाकाहारी भोजन ही ग्रहण करती है इस घटना के बाद माता का नाम शाकंभरी देवी पड़ा. पौष मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की अष्टमी तिथि से शाकंभरी नवरात्रि का आरंभ होता है, जो पौष पूर्णिमा पर समाप्त होता है.इस दिन शाकंभरी जयंती का पर्व मनाया जाता है.

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Mattu Pongal 2022 Date

Mattu Pongal 2022, Mattu Pongal 2022 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.

Mattu Pongal 2022 Date & Time

Mattu Pongal 2022 Date - Saturday, January 15, 2022

Mattu Pongal Sankranti Moment - 02:43 PM, Jan 14

Makar Sankranti 2022 Date - Friday, January 14, 2022

Thaipusam 2022 Date

Thaipusam 2022, Thaipusam 2021 Tamil Calendar

Hindu festival Thaipusam (Tamil:தைப்பூசம்) or Thai Poosam dedicated to Lord Murugan (Kartikeya) is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) in the Tamil Solar month Thai which is Solar month Makara in other Hindu calendars and is celebrated mostly by the Tamilian community all over the world.

Thaipusam festival is celebrated not only in India but in the whole world where the Tamil community is present such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa, USA, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean. Thaipusam festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam and Thaippooyam. Thaipusam celebrates the victory of Lord Murugan, the event when Mata Parvati gave Murugan a Vel or spear so he could conquer the evil demon Soorapadam.

What is Thaipusam Festival?

The two words of Thaipusam means - Thai - the name of Tamil month and Pusam - Pusam stands for Nakshatram Pusam in Tamil(also known as Pushya) and Pooyam in Malayalam. Thus this star is at its highest point during the month of Thai at this time. 

Rituals of Thaipusam

As per Hindu scriptures, Goddess Parvati gave Lord Murugan a Vel (a divine javelin) to defeat the demon, Soorapadman. Therefore on the day of Thaipusam, Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva, is worshipped to obtain his strength to destroy all the evil in one’s life.

The devotees start the preparation 48 hours in advance by fasting and prayers. The kavadi bearers lay down their burden in front of the deity on reaching their pilgrimage. Honey or milk is then poured on the idol of the deity along with the offering of yellow fruits in the form of pure devotion and respect.

Kavadi Attam

Kavadi Attam is one of the most significant inclusion in Thaipusam celebrations. A kavadi is a semi-circular wooden carrier used by the devotees to carry offerings for Lord Murugan. Many devotees tonsure their head and walk barefoot as they carry the Kavadi on their shoulder. This ritual of dancing while carrying the Kavadi with deep faith and devotion is known as Kavadi Attam. Some people even carry a pot consisting of milk on their head. Devotees carrying the Kavadi, observe a vratham and consume only vegetarian foods. Many of the devotees pierce their skin, tongue and body with Vel (spear), a weapon carried by Lord Murugan thus showing their sincere and unshakable faith in Lord Murugan.

A similar practice is performed by the Nagarathar community in Pazhani, India which is known as the Nagarathar Kavadi.

Thaipusam Legend

Thaipusam is the day when Goddess Parvati gifted her warrior son, Murugan (who is also known as Subramanian/Shanmugham) with a Vel (a divine spear) as he headed to the battlefield to kill a demon named Soorapadman

Significance of Thaipusam

Soorapadman, the demon had grown so powerful that the Devas were unable to defeat him. The Devas asked help from Lord Shiva, who, gave birth to Murugan with his divine powers. Thus Murugan killed Soorapadman and the Devas got freedom from their miseries after which peace and dharma were restored. Thus this was the day of Thaipusam when devotees worship Lord Murugan to seek his blessings and get free from their troubles.

Thaipusam Celebration Outside India 

10 day Festival (Brahmotsavam) is held during Thaipusam in Palani Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani temple. Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding) will be held on the day before Thaipusam. On Thaipusam, Therottam will be held. Lord Muthukumaraswamy will bless devotees in Thanga Guthirai Vahanam (Golden Horse), Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam (Golden Peacock), Theppotsavam (Float Festival) during the 10 day festival.

In Chidamabaram (Thillai) Panchamurthi Veedhi Ula, Thirthavari, Thaandava Darsanam Aarthi will be held on Thaipusam. In Madurai Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Theppotsavam (Float Festival) will be held at Mariammam Theppa Kulam. Three day Theppotsavam will be held during Thaipusam Pournami in Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple.

It is a public holiday in several states in Malaysia. In Malaysia, the temple at Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur & Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang near George Town, Penang & Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple, Penang and Kallumalai Murugan Temple, Ipoh, Perak, often attracts over one million devotees and tens of thousands of tourists.

In Singapore, Hindu devotees start their procession at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in the early morning, carrying milk pots as offerings or attaching "kavadis" and spikes pierced on their body. The procession travels for 4 kilometres before finishing at Tank Road, Sri Thendayuthapani Temple.

Thaipusam in Mauritius is celebrated with thousands of attendees taking Cavadee. The biggest event is always at Kovil Montagne (Sri Siva Subramanya Thirukovil). Nestled in Corps de Garde Mountain in Quatre Bornes, it was founded in 1890 by a humble and pious Tamil Indian immigrant, Velamurugan. It's also celebrated at nearby islands of Seychelles and Reunion. Thaipusam Kavady ceremony is celebrated in cities of Durban (Clairwood Shree Siva Soobramonior Temple) and Cape Town of South Africa.

The Thaipusam Festival is celebrated at Sri Siva Subrahmanya Swami Temple, Nadi Town in Fiji.

On the eve of Thaipusam, the procession is mainly held in the capital of North Sumatra province, Medan in Indonesia where Hindus gather together at Sree Soepramaniem Nagarattar Temple at Kejaksaan Road to accompanying a 125 years old chariot or locally known as Radhoo from the temple to the main temple nearby (about 2–3 kilometres or 1–2 miles) at Sri Mariamman Temple at Kampung Madras which opens 24-hours for the festival. 

The Shiva Murugan Temple in Concord, California in United States of America, celebrates the Thaipoosam preceded by a walk where some people walk more than 74 km (46 mi) from the city of Fremont, some walk 34 km (21 mi) from the city of San Ramon to Concord, and most walk 11 km (7 mi) from Walden Park in Walnut Creek to Concord. For the last several years, over 2000 people participated in the walk.

Thaipusam is a national holiday in countries such as Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Its a holiday in the state of Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Mauritius and in certain states of Malaysia, it is also a government and a bank holiday.

Thaipusam Shubh Muhurtham 2022

Thaipusam 2022 Date - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Poosam Nakshathram Begins - 04:37 AM on Jan 18, 2022
Poosam Nakshathram Ends - 06:42 AM on Jan 19, 2022

Happy Thaipusam!

Magh Bihu 2022 Date

Magh Bihu 2022 Date, Bhogali Bihu 2022, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) observed on the first day of Magh month as per Bengali Panjika is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. Week-long celebration of Sankranti in Assam is known by the name of Magh Bihu and it marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh. Here in Assam, Magh Bihu festival is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of Fire and people pray to Sri Agni Devta for their well being and thanking God for a good harvest. All over India the festival of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya, the Sun Lord and known by the names of Makar Sankranti, Pongal etc.

The festival of Magh Bihu starts one day before the actual day of is synonym of feasts and bonfires which begin one day before of Magh Bihu. 

The first day of Magh Bihu or the day before Magh Bihu is known as Uruka or Bihu Eve which is the last day of Poush month as per Assamese calendar. People erect makeshift huts, known as Meji, from bamboo, leaves and thatch on Uruka day. The food is prepared inside Meji and a community feast is held on the Uruka night when people gather around a bonfire, cook dinner, and make merry. Food for the feast is eaten inside Bhelaghar, a type of makeshift hut. The Meji is burned the next morning and the ashes are scattered on the farmlands to increase fertility.

Rice cakes are made with various names such as Sunga Pitha, Til Pitha etc. and some other sweets of coconut called Laru.

Magh Bihu is also known as Bhogali Bihu (ভোগালী বিহু) , Maghar Domahi (মাঘৰ দোমাহী) and Rongali Bihu.

Magh Bihu 2022 Date & Time

Magh Bihu 2022 - Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sankranti Moment on Magha Bihu - 02:43 PM, Jan 14

Thaipusam 2023 Date

Thaipusam 2023, Thaipusam 2023 Tamil Calendar

Hindu festival Thaipusam or Thai Poosam dedicated to Lord Murugan (Kartikeya) is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) in the Tamil Solar month Thai which is Solar month Makara in other Hindu calendars and is celebrated mostly by the Tamilian community all over the world.

Thaipusam festival is celebrated not only in India but in the whole world where the Tamil community is present such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa, USA, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean. Thaipusam festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam and Thaippooyam. Thaipusam celebrates the victory of Lord Murugan, the event when Mata Parvati gave Murugan a Vel or spear so he could conquer the evil demon Soorapadam.

Thaipusam Shubh Muhurtham 2023

Thaipusam 2023 Date - Sunday, February 05, 2023

Poosam Nakshathram Begins - 09:16 AM on Feb 04, 2023
Poosam Nakshathram Ends - 12:13 PM on Feb 05, 2023

Happy Thaipusam!

Thaipusam 2024 Date

Thaipusam 2024, Thaipusam 2024 Tamil Calendar

Hindu festival Thaipusam or Thai Poosam dedicated to Lord Murugan (Kartikeya) is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) in the Tamil Solar month Thai which is Solar month Makara in other Hindu calendars and is celebrated mostly by the Tamilian community all over the world.

Thaipusam festival is celebrated not only in India but in the whole world where the Tamil community is present such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa, USA, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean. Thaipusam festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam and Thaippooyam. Thaipusam celebrates the victory of Lord Murugan, the event when Mata Parvati gave Murugan a Vel or spear so he could conquer the evil demon Soorapadam.

Thaipusam Shubh Muhurtham 2024

Thaipusam 2024 Date - Thursday, January 25, 2024

Poosam Nakshathram Begins - 08:16 AM on Jan 25, 2024
Poosam Nakshathram Ends - 10:28 AM on Jan 26, 2024

Happy Thaipusam!

Thaipusam 2025 Date

Thaipusam 2025, Thaipusam 2025 Tamil Calendar

Hindu festival Thaipusam or Thai Poosam dedicated to Lord Murugan (Kartikeya) is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) in the Tamil Solar month Thai which is Solar month Makara in other Hindu calendars and is celebrated mostly by the Tamilian community all over the world.

Thaipusam festival is celebrated not only in India but in the whole world where the Tamil community is present such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa, USA, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean. Thaipusam festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam and Thaippooyam. Thaipusam celebrates the victory of Lord Murugan, the event when Mata Parvati gave Murugan a Vel or spear so he could conquer the evil demon Soorapadam.

Thaipusam Shubh Muhurtham 2025

Thaipusam 2025 Date - Tuesday, February 11, 2025

Poosam Nakshathram Begins - 06:01 PM on Feb 10, 2025
Poosam Nakshathram Ends - 06:34 PM on Feb 11, 2025

Happy Thaipusam!

Mattu Pongal 2024 Date

Mattu Pongal 2024, Mattu Pongal 2024 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.

Mattu Pongal 2024 Date & Time

Mattu Pongal 2024 Date - Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Mattu Pongal Sankranti Moment - 02:54 AM, Jan 15

Makar Sankranti 2024 Date - Monday, January 15, 2024

Mattu Pongal 2025 Date

Mattu Pongal 2025, Mattu Pongal 2025 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.

Mattu Pongal 2025 Date & Time

Mattu Pongal 2025 Date - Wednesday, January 15, 2025

Mattu Pongal Sankranti Moment - 09:03 AM, Jan 14

Makar Sankranti 2025 Date - Tuesday, January 14, 2025        

Magh Bihu 2023 Date

Magh Bihu 2023 Date, Bhogali Bihu 2023, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) observed on the first day of Magh month as per Bengali Panjika is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. Week-long celebration of Sankranti in Assam is known by the name of Magh Bihu and it marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh. Here in Assam, Magh Bihu festival is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of Fire and people pray to Sri Agni Devta for their well being and thanking God for a good harvest. All over India the festival of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya, the Sun Lord and known by the names of Makar Sankranti, Pongal etc.

Magh Bihu 2023 Date & Time

Magh Bihu 2023 - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Sankranti Moment on Magha Bihu - 08:57 PM, Jan 14

Magh Bihu 2024 Date

Magh Bihu 2024 Date, Bhogali Bihu 2024, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) observed on the first day of Magh month as per Bengali Panjika is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. Week-long celebration of Sankranti in Assam is known by the name of Magh Bihu and it marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh. Here in Assam, Magh Bihu festival is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of Fire and people pray to Sri Agni Devta for their well being and thanking God for a good harvest. All over India the festival of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya, the Sun Lord and known by the names of Makar Sankranti, Pongal etc.

Magh Bihu 2024 Date & Time

Magh Bihu 2024 - Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Sankranti Moment on Magha Bihu - 02:54 AM, Jan 15

Magh Bihu 2025 Date

Magh Bihu 2025 Date, Bhogali Bihu 2025, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) observed on the first day of Magh month as per Bengali Panjika is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. Week-long celebration of Sankranti in Assam is known by the name of Magh Bihu and it marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh. Here in Assam, Magh Bihu festival is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of Fire and people pray to Sri Agni Devta for their         well being and thanking God for a good harvest. All over India the festival of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya, the Sun Lord and known by the names of Makar Sankranti, Pongal etc.

Magh Bihu 2025 Date & Time

Magh Bihu 2025 - Wednesday, January 15, 2025

Sankranti Moment on Magha Bihu - 09:03 AM, Jan 14

Makaravilakku 2022 Date

Makaravilakku 2022, Makaravilakku 2022 Date

Makaravilakku is an annual festival held on Makara Sankranti day in Kerala at Sabarimala Temple. The festival includes the Thiruvabharanam (sacred ornaments of Lord Ayyappan) in a procession and a large gathering at the hill shrine of Sabarimala. Around half a million devotees visit the Sabarimala Shrine every year to have a darshan of Sabarimala Makaravilakku Mahotsavam. Thousands of devotees of Lord Ayyappa gather at temple to see Makarvilakku (light or flame) which appears thrice on the Ponnambalamedu hill, 4 km away from the temple.

Makara Jyothi    

Makara jyothi is a star that appears in the sky on Makara Samkramam, when the Sun moves from dhanu rasi (Sagittarius) to Makaram rasi (Capricorn) on the first day of the Malayalam month of Makaram, which comes out on January 14 (Makara Sankranti).

The sacred ornaments of Lord Ayyappa, who is believed to have lived at Pandalam palace (around 80 km away), would be brought to Sabarimala shrine from the palace in a procession in the evening. The erstwhile royal family of Pandalam are now the custodian of the ornaments.

Makara vilakku is a light lit at Ponnambalamedu, a plateau near the Sabarimala shrine. The light, believed to have celestial origins, is shown three times by the chief priest of Pamba temple. Pamba is the base station of Sabarimala. The light is called as Makara vilakku. The Makara vilakku ritual is done when the Sirius star appears in the sky. The ritual of Makara vilakku had been done by Malaya araya tribals earlier but when the Travancore Devaswom Board took over the administration of the temple in the early 1950s, the tribal community lost that right. Every year lakhs of devotees visit this place to witness the event. This year also TDB expects two to three lakh pilgrims at the hill shrine to witness the most auspicious event.

Makaravilakku Legend

As per a legend, Lord Sri Rama and his brother Lakshmana met Sabari, a tribal devotee of Sri Ram, at Sabarimala. Sabari offered fruits to Sri Ram and Lakshmana after tasting them. Sri Ram accepted them gladly and whole-heartedly. Sri Ram saw a divine person doing tapasaya. He asked Sabari about him and Sabari said it was Sasta. Rama walked towards Sasta and the latter stood up to welcome Rama. The anniversary of this incident is celebrated on Makara Vilakku day.

Makaravilakku, is a part of a religious ritual practiced earlier by the Malayaraya tribe who are believed to be the descendants of Malayaman Kaari in the forest of Ponnambalameu (the place where Makaravilakku appears) and then later secretly continued by The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB). It has been a practiced for more than hundreds of years by the tribes.There is a temple in the Ponnambalamedu, which is not open to the general public and it's under the control of Forest department of Kerala. When the Sirius star appears in the sky on Makaram 1st, these tribes too perform their rituals in that temple. As in the temple of Sabarimala they also perform Arathi encircling the fire around the Idol. It is performed by lighting camphor and ghee in a vessel and is circled around the idol 3 times. This lamp or fire is what we see from the Sabarimalai temple and call it Makara Jyothi but the fire in the Ponnabalamedu is the actual Makaravilakku. The holy Light... "The Jyothi is a star that can be found in the sky on the Makarasamkrama day above the Ponnambalamedu towards the eastern direction of Sabarimala. The lamp lighted during the time of Deeparadhana (arati) in the temple is known as Makara Vilakku".

The Makaravillakku can be seen from Sannidhanam, Pandithavalam, Pulmedu, Hilltop, Chalakayam, Attathodu, Saramkuthi, Neelimala, Marakootam, Panjipara.

Makaravilakku 2022 Date and & Time

Makaravilakku 2022 Date - Friday, January 14, 2022

Makara Vilakku Sankranti Moment - 02:43 PM

Makar Sankranti 2022 Date - Friday, January 14, 2022

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