Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Katha in English

Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Katha in English


Arjuna said- "O Kamalnayan! As I am hearing the stories of the fasts of Ekadashis, my curiosity to hear the stories of the fasts of other Ekadashis is increasing. O Madhusudan! Now please you for the month of Chaitra . Tell me about the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha. What is the name of this Ekadashi?

Lord Shri Krishna said - "O Arjuna! Once this question was asked by Prithvipati Mandhata to Lomash Rishi , whatever Lomash Rishi had told to King Mandhata, that is what I am telling you. Asked Lomasha- 'O sage, how is it possible to get rid of the sins of a human being? Please suggest such a simple remedy, by which one can easily get rid of sins.'

Maharishi Lomash said- 'O Nripati! The name of Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is Papmochini Ekadashi . Many sins of human beings are destroyed by the effect of his fast. Let me tell you the story of this fast, listen carefully - in ancient times there was a forest called Chaitraratha . Apsaras used to live there with eunuchs. There was always the season of spring, that is, various types of flowers were always in bloom at that place. Sometimes Gandharva girls used to live in Vihara, sometimes Devendra used to play with other gods.

In the same forest a sage also used to be absorbed in penance. He was a devotee of Shiva. One day an Apsara named Manjughosha tried to take advantage of their proximity by fascinated him, so she started singing in a melodious voice by playing the veena at a distance. At the same time, Shiva devotee Maharishi Medhavi also tried to win Kamdev. Cupid made the bow of that beautiful Apsara's eyebrow. He made sarcasm as his head and made his eyes the commander of Manjughosha Apsara. In this way Kamadeva agreed to conquer his enemy devotee. At that time Maharishi Medhavi was also in his youth and was very strong. He was wearing Yagyopaveet and punishment. He looked like another cupid. Seeing that sage, Manjughosha, who was under the control of Kamadeva, slowly started singing on the veena with melodious voice, then Maharishi Medhavi was also fascinated by Manjughosha's melodious song and its beauty. Knowing that Apsara Meritorious Muni was suffering from Kamadeva, she started hugging him.

Maharishi Medhavi, fascinated by her beauty, forgot the secret of Shiva and, being enamored of her work, started enjoying with her.

The sage had no knowledge of day and night at that time because of his passion and he continued to enjoy for a long time. Thereafter Manjughosha said to that sage- 'O sage! It's been a long time now, so allow me to go to heaven.'

After listening to the Apsara, the sage said- 'O Mohini! You have come in the evening, leave when it is morning.'

Hearing such words of the sage, the Apsara started rapturing with him. Similarly, the two spent a lot of time together.

Manjughosha said to the sage one day- 'O Vipra! Now you allow me to go to heaven.'

This time also the sage said the same thing - 'O Rupasi! Not much time has passed yet, stay some more time.'
 
After listening to the sage, the Apsara said- 'O sage! Your night is too long. Think for yourself how long it has been since I came to you. Is it worth staying longer?'

Listening to Apsara, the sage realized the time and started thinking seriously. When he came to know about the time that fifty-seven (57) years had elapsed while he was enjoying himself, he began to understand that Apsara as the form of Kaal. He got very angry when so much time wasted in enjoyment and luxury. Now burning in fierce anger, he started looking at the Apsara who destroys the austerity. His limbs trembled with anger and his senses became uncontrollable. In a trembling voice with anger, the sage said to that Apsara- 'The evil one who destroys my austerity! You are a great sinner and a very mischievous woman, shame on you. Now you become a vampire from my curse.'

Due to the wrathful curse of the sage, she became Apsara Pishachini. Seeing this, she got upset and said - 'O sage! Now give up your anger on me and be happy and kindly tell me how this curse (curse) will be remedied? Scholars have said, the company of sadhus gives good results and I have spent many years with you, so now you should be happy on me, otherwise people will say that Manjughosha had to become a vampire after living with a virtuous soul. .' Hearing Manjughosha's words, the sage was very angry at his anger as well as feared his own reputation, so the sage said to Manjughosha, who became a vampire, - 'You have done me a great bad, but still I want to free you from this curse. I will tell you the solution. The name of the Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is Papmochini. By fasting on that Ekadashi, you will be freed from the body of your demon.

Saying this the sage explained to him all the rules of fasting. Then he went to his father Chyawan Rishi to atone for his sins .

Seeing his son Medhavi, the sage Chyawan said- 'O son! What have you done so that all your tenacity is destroyed? By which all your brilliance has become tainted?'

The meritorious sage bowed his head in shame and said- 'Father! I have committed a great sin by     having pleasure with an Apsara. Because of this sin, probably all my brilliance and my tenacity have been destroyed. Please tell me the way to get rid of this sin.

The sage said- 'O son! You observe the method of Papmochini Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month and fast with devotion, by this all your sins will be destroyed.'

Hearing the words of his father Chyawan Rishi, the meritorious sage observed a fast on Papmochini Ekadashi. All his sins were destroyed by his influence. Manjughosha Apsara also got released from the body of Pishachini by fasting on Papmochini Ekadashi and again assumed her beautiful form and went to heaven. Lomash Muni said - O king! With the effect of this Papamochini Ekadashi, all sins are destroyed. Listening and reading the story of this Ekadashi gives the result of donating one thousand cows. By observing this fast, the terrible sins of those who kill Brahma, steal gold, drink alcohol, go to agamya, etc.

Final Comments - Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Katha in English

It is clear from this story that physical attraction does not last long. Falling in the greed of physical beauty, the meritorious sage forgot his tenacity. This is considered a terrible sin, but the sinful power of Lord Shri Hari is able to easily get rid of this terrible sinful act. Those who, after making a resolution for good deeds, forget their resolve, being under the influence of greed-greed and indulgence-luxury, they become the partakers of a dire hell.

Navratri Calendar 2022 Dates

Dates of Navratri, Navratri Calendar 2022


Chaitra Navratri 2022 Dates

Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - April 2, 2022 (Saturday) - Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 (Dwitiya) - April 3, 2022 (Sunday) - Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3 (Tritiya) - April 4, 2022 (Monday) - Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja
Day 4 (Chaturthi) - April 5, 2022 (Tuesday) - Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami
Day 5 (Panchami) - April 6, 2022 (Wednesday) - Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti
Day 6 (Shashthi) - April 7, 2022 (Thursday) - Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja
Day 7 (Saptami) - April 8, 2022 (Friday) - Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja
Day 8 (Ashtami) - April 9, 2022 (Saturday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) - April 10, 2022 (Sunday) - Ram Navami, Siddhidatri Puja
Day 10 (Dashami) - April 11, 2022 (Monday) - Dashami, Navratri Parana

Chaitra Navratri 2022 ends

Ashwin Sharad Navratri 2022 Dates

Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- September 26, 2022 (Monday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 (Dwitiya) - September 27, 2022 (Tuesday) - Chandra Darshan, Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3 (Tritiya) - September 28, 2022 (Wednesday) - Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja,
Day 5 (Chaturthi) - September 29, 2022 (Thursday) - Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Day 6 (Panchami) - September 30, 2022 (Friday) - Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja
Day 7 (Shashthi) - October 1, 2022 (Saturday) - Katyayani Puja
Day 8 (Saptami) - October 2, 2022 (Sunday) - Saraswati Avahan, Kalaratri Puja
Day 9 (Ashtami) - October 3, 2022 (Monday) - Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) - October 4, 2022 (Tuesday) - Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Siddhidatri Puja, Navami Homa, Navratri Parana
Day 10 (Dashami) - October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) - Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami

Sharad Navratri 2022 ends

Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2022 Dates

Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- June 30, 2022 (Thursday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 (Dwitiya) - July 1, 2022 (Friday) - Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3 (Tritiya) - July 2, 2022 (Saturday) - Chandraghanta Puja
Day 4 (Chaturthi) - July 3, 2022 (Sunday) - Kushmanda Puja
Day 5 (Panchami) - July 4, 2022 (Monday) - Skandamata Puja
Day 6 (Shashthi) - July 5, 2022 (Tuesday) - Katyayani Puja
Day 7 (Saptami) - July 6, 2022 (Wednesday) - Kalaratri Puja
Day 8 (Ashtami) - July 7, 2022 (Thursday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) - July 8, 2022 (Friday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2022 ends

Magha Gupt Navratri 2022 Dates

Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - February 2, 2022 (Wednesday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja, Brahmacharini Puja
Day 2 (Tritiya) - February 3, 2022 (Thursday) - Chandraghanta Puja
Day 3 (Chaturthi) - February 4, 2022 (Friday) - Kushmanda Puja
Day 4 (Panchami) - February 5, 2022 (Saturday) - Skandamata Puja
Day 5 (Shashthi) - February 6, 2022 (Sunday) - Katyayani Puja
Day 6 (Saptami) - February 7, 2022 (Monday) - Kalaratri Puja
Day 7 (Ashtami) - February 8, 2022 (Tuesday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja
Day 8 (Ashtami) - February 9, 2022 (Wednesday) - Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) - February 10, 2022 (Thursday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Magha Gupt Navratri 2022 ends

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Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Date

Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Date

Out of the 24 Ekadashis take place in a year, the Ekadashi that comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. Papmochani Ekadashi which is the last Ekadashi of the year, comes before Yugadi and on this day, devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.

Papmochani Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar and it is observed on eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar though, both North and South Indians observe it on the same day.

It usually falls in the month of March or April as per the English calendar. As its name itself says, "Papmochani" means "remover of sins" and it is believed that anyone who observes a fast on Papmochani Ekadashi gets free from their sins and live a peaceful and happy life ahead. When Papamochani Ekadashi comes on a Thursday, it has a special significance and is known as ‘Guruvar Ekadashi’.

When is Papmochani Ekadashi in 2022?

Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Date & Timings for Vrat & Parana

Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Date - Monday, March 28, 2022.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Ekadashi Tithi Time

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 06:04 PM on Mar 27, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 04:15 PM on Mar 28, 2022

Papmochani Ekadashi 2022 Parana Time

Parana means breaking the fast and Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on the next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is regarded as a type of crime.

Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

The Parana time for Papmochani Ekadashi is as follows:

On 29th Mar, Parana Time - 06:15 AM to 08:43 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 02:38 PM

Papamochani Meaning

The word Papamochani is combination of two words, Paap and Mochani. Paap means sin or misdeed and Mochani means removal. Together it signifies that any person who observes Papmochani Ekadashi fast is relieved from all the past and present sins.

When Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days, it is advised that Smartha with their family should observe fasting on the first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which falls on the second day, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha.

When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day. Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

Rituals and Puja Vidhi during Papamochani Ekadashi:

  • The Ekadashi fasting begins on the evening of Dashami Tithi and ends on the morning of Dwadashi Tithi.
  • Devotees wake up early at sunrise on ekadashi and take a bath. If you can take a bath in one of the holy rivers of Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery etc., it is good otherwise you can also pour some drops of Ganga water in the bucket for bathing. Just do remember that while using Ganga water to bath, do not use soap at that time. Either use soap before using Ganga water or do not use soap at all. Followers of Sri Hari Vishnu keep a fast on this day. 
  • Fasting on Papamochani Ekadashi is believed to be very auspicious. Some people observe Papmochani Ekadashi fast without eating anything or just drinking water, but the fasting can also be observed by eating non-grain foods, milk, nuts and fruits. Keep Chanting 'OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya' as you offer Sri Vishnu. The fast is broken the next day after offering prayers to Sri Hari Vishnu.
  • Consumption of alcohol and tobacco is strictly prohibited.
  • Those who are not fasting, eating pulses, rice and non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibhited on Ekadashi. 
  • Sri Vishnu is worshipped by devotees wholehearteadly and Tulsi leaves (plucked a day before), flowers, fruits, lamp and incense sticks are offered to Sri Hari Vishnu. 
  • The observer of this vrat must visit any temple of Sri Vishnu in the morning or evening. 
  • One must read the Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Katha, ‘Sri Vishnu Sahasranama’ or Bhagavad Gita on the day of Ekadashi.
  • Conclude the Papamochani Ekadashi puja by performing Sri Hari Vishnu Aarti.

Significance of Papamochani Ekadashi

The importance of Papamochani Ekadashi is provided in the ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’ and ‘Harivasara’. Narrated first to King Mandhata by Sage Lomasa and then by Sri Krishna to King Yudhisthira, the eldest of Pandavas, it is believed that observing the fast of Papamochani Ekadashi destroys all the sins and also frees the observer from any guilt. A person observing the Papmochani Ekadashi with true devotion will never be influenced by demons or ghosts. It is said that observing vrat for Papamochani Ekadashi is more worthy than visiting Hindu pilgrimage places or even donating one thousand cows. All the worldly pleasures are enjoyed by the devotee who observe this vrat and finally gets a place in the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu, the ‘Vaikunth’. Devotees must chant, listen and recite Vedic mantras dedicated to Sri Vishnu.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Date

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Date

Out of the 24 Ekadashis take place in a year, the Ekadashi that comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. Papmochani Ekadashi which is the last Ekadashi of the year, comes before Yugadi and on this day, devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.

Papmochani Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar and it is observed on eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar though, both North and South Indians observe it on the same day.

When is Papmochani Ekadashi in 2023?

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Date & Timings for Vrat & Parana

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Date - Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Ekadashi Tithi Time

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 02:06 PM on Mar 17, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 11:13 AM on Mar 18, 2023

Papmochani Ekadashi 2023 Parana Time

The Parana time for Papmochani Ekadashi is as follows:

On 19th Mar, Parana Time - 06:27 AM to 08:07 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 08:07 AM

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Date

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Date

Out of the 24 Ekadashis take place in a year, the Ekadashi that comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. Papmochani Ekadashi which is the last Ekadashi of the year, comes before Yugadi and on this day, devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.

Papmochani Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar and it is observed on eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar though, both North and South Indians observe it on the same day.

When is Papmochani Ekadashi in 2025?

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Date & Timings for Vrat & Parana

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Date - Tuesday, March 25, 2025.

Vaishnava Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Date - Wednesday, March 26, 2025.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Ekadashi Tithi Time

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 05:05 AM on Mar 25, 2025
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 03:45 AM on Mar 26, 2025

Papmochani Ekadashi 2025 Parana Time

The Parana time for Papmochani Ekadashi is as follows:

On 26th Mar, Parana Time - 01:41 PM to 04:08 PM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 09:14 AM

The Parana time for Vaishnava Papmochani Ekadashi is as follows:

On 27th Mar, Parana Time - 06:17 AM to 08:45 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Date

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Date

Out of the 24 Ekadashis take place in a year, the Ekadashi that comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. Papmochani Ekadashi which is the last Ekadashi of the year, comes before Yugadi and on this day, devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.

Papmochani Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month as per North Indian Purnimant calendar and it is observed on eleventh day of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month as per South Indian Amavasyant calendar though, both North and South Indians observe it on the same day.

When is Papmochani Ekadashi in 2024?

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Date & Timings for Vrat & Parana

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Date - Friday, April 05, 2024.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Ekadashi Tithi Time

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 04:14 PM on Apr 04, 2024
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 01:28 PM on Apr 05, 2024

Papmochani Ekadashi 2024 Parana Time

The Parana time for Papmochani Ekadashi is as follows:

On 6th Apr, Parana Time - 06:05 AM to 08:37 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 10:19 AM

Navratri 2022 Dates

Navratri 2022 Dates In India, Navratri Calendar 2022


When is Navratri in 2022

Chaitra Vasant Navratri in April 2022 are from 2nd April to 11th April (Saturday to Next Monday).Sharad Navratri in September-October 2022 are from 26th September to 5th October (Monday to Next Wednesday)

Navratras usually falls during the autumn season and Navratri dates can be consulted from the Hindu calendar. Navratri date varies from year to year. Navratri schedule 2022 ends on October 5 with Dusshera being celebrated on the same day. Navratri 2022 during April is the Chaitra Navratri in the Chaitra Shukla Paksha and is also known as Vasant Navratri. Navratri dates in 2022 also coincide with Durga Puja, the festival of the Bengalis.

Check full Navratri Calendar 2022 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2022 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2022 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2022 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2022 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar which mentions the dates of 4 Navratri's that come in the year.   

Navratri Calendar 2025 Dates

Dates of Navratri, Navratri Calendar 2025

The dates of Navratri follows. Chaitra Vasant Navratri in March-April 2025 are from 30th March to 7th April (Sunday to Next Monday). Sharad Navratri in September-October 2025 are from 22nd September to 2nd October (Monday to Next Thursday).

Here we have given Chaitra Navratri 2025 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2025 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar. Navratri Calendar 2025 is given.    

Chaitra Navratri 2025 Dates

Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - March 30, 2025 (Sunday) - Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - March 31, 2025 (Monday) - Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja, Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4 (Chaturthi) - April 1, 2025 (Tuesday) - Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi

Day 5 (Panchami) - April 2, 2025 (Wednesday) - Naag Puja, Lakshmi Panchami, Skandamata Puja

Day 6 (Shashthi) - April 3, 2025 (Thursday) - Skanda Sashti, Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja

Day 7 (Saptami) - April 4, 2025 (Friday) - Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja

Day 8 (Ashtami) - April 5, 2025 (Saturday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - April 6, 2025 (Sunday) - Rama Navami, Siddhidatri Puja, 

Day 9 (Dashami) - April 7, 2025 (Monday) - Navratri Parana

Chaitra Navratri 2025 ends


Ashwin Sharad Navratri 2025 Dates


Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- September 22, 2025 (Monday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - September 23, 2025 (Tuesday) - Chandra Darshan, Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3 (Tritiya) - September 24, 2025 (Wednesday) - Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja,

Day 4 (Tritiya) - September 25, 2025 (Thursday) - Vinayaka Chaturthi

Day 5 (Chaturthi) - September 26, 2025 (Friday) - Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat

Day 6 (Panchami) - September 27, 2025 (Saturday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 7 (Shashthi) - September 28, 2025 (Sunday) -  Katyayani Puja

Day 8 (Saptami) - September 29, 2025 (Monday) - Saraswati Avahan, Kalaratri Puja

Day 9 (Ashtami) - September 30, 2025 (Tuesday) – Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - October 1, 2025 (Wednesday) - Maha Navami, Siddhidatri Puja, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa

Day 9 (Dashami) - October 2, 2025 (Thursday) - Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami

Sharad Navratri 2025 ends


Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates


Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- June 26, 2025 (Thursday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - June 27, 2025 (Friday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3 (Tritiya) - June 28, 2025 (Saturday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4 (Chaturthi) - June 29, 2025 (Sunday) - Kushmanda Puja

Day 5 (Panchami) - June 30, 2025 (Monday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 6 (Shashthi) - July 1, 2025 (Tuesday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 7 (Saptami) - July 2, 2025 (Wednesday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 8 (Ashtami) - July 3, 2025 (Thursday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - July 4, 2025 (Friday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2025 ends


Magha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates


Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - January 30, 2025 (Thursday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Navratri Day 2 (Dwitiya) - January 31, 2025 (Friday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 2 (Tritiya) - February 1, 2025 (Saturday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 3 (Chaturthi) - February 2, 2025 (Sunday) - Kushmanda Puja, Skandamata Puja

Day 5 (Shashthi) - February 3, 2025 (Monday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 6 (Saptami) - February 4, 2025 (Tuesday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 7 (Ashtami) - February 5, 2025 (Wednesday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - February 6, 2025 (Thursday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Day 10 (Dashami) - February 7, 2025 (Friday) - Navratri Parana

Magha Gupt Navratri 2025 ends


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Navratri Calendar 2024 Dates

Dates of Navratri, Navratri Calendar 2024

The dates of Navratri follows. Chaitra Vasant Navratri in April 2024 are from 9th April to 17th April (Tuesday to Next Wednesday). Sharad Navratri in October 2024 are from 3rd October to 12th October (Thursday to Next Saturday). You can check the Navratri 2024 colours.

Here we have given Chaitra Navratri 2024 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2024 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar. Navratri Calendar 2024 is given.

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Dates

Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - April 9, 2024 (Tuesday) - Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - April 10, 2024 (Wednesday) - Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3 (Tritiya) - April 11, 2024 (Thursday) - Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4 (Chaturthi) - April 12, 2024 (Friday) - Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami

Day 5 (Panchami) - April 13, 2024 (Saturday) - Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti

Day 6 (Shashthi) - April 14, 2024 (Sunday) - Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja

Day 7 (Saptami) - April 15, 2024 (Monday) - Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja

Day 8 (Ashtami) - April 16, 2024 (Tuesday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - April 17, 2024 (Wednesday) - Rama Navami, Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Chaitra Navratri 2024 ends


Ashwin Sharad Navratri 2024 Dates


Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- October 3, 2024 (Thursday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - October 4, 2024 (Friday) - Chandra Darshan, Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3 (Tritiya) - October 5, 2024 (Saturday) - Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja,

Day 4 (Tritiya) - October 6, 2024 (Sunday) - Vinayaka Chaturthi

Day 5 (Chaturthi) - October 7, 2024 (Monday) - Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat

Day 6 (Panchami) - October 8, 2024 (Tuesday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 7 (Shashthi) - October 9, 2024 (Wednesday) - Saraswati Avahan, Katyayani Puja

Day 8 (Saptami) - October 10, 2024 (Thursday) - Saraswati Puja, Kalaratri Puja

Day 9 (Ashtami) - October 11, 2024 (Friday) - Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami

Day 9 (Navami) - October 12, 2024 (Saturday) - Ayudha Puja, Siddhidatri Puja, Navami Homa, Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami

Sharad Navratri 2024 ends


Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates


Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)- July 6, 2024 (Saturday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 (Dwitiya) - July 7, 2024 (Sunday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3 (Tritiya) - July 8, 2024 (Monday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4 (Tritiya) - July 9, 2024 (Tuesday) - 

Day 4 (Chaturthi) - July 10, 2024 (Wednesday) - Kushmanda Puja

Day 5 (Panchami) - July 11, 2024 (Thursday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 6 (Shashthi) - July 12, 2024 (Friday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 7 (Saptami) - July 13, 2024 (Saturday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 8 (Ashtami) - July 14, 2024 (Sunday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - July 15, 2024 (Monday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 ends


Magha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates


Navratri Day 1(Pratipada) - February 10, 2024 (Saturday) - Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Navratri Day 2 (Dwitiya) - February 11, 2024 (Sunday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 2 (Tritiya) - February 12, 2024 (Monday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 3 (Chaturthi) - February 13, 2024 (Turesday) - Kushmanda Puja

Day 4 (Panchami) - February 14, 2024 (Wednesday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 5 (Shashthi) - February 15, 2024 (Thursday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 6 (Saptami) - February 16, 2024 (Friday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 7 (Ashtami) - February 17, 2024 (Saturday) - Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (Navami) - February 18, 2024 (Sunday) - Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Magha Gupt Navratri 2024 ends


Check Durga Ashtami 2024 Date. Hope you have found this Navratri 2024 Dates useful and will help you prepare for the Navratri festival well in advance. Wish all of you a Happy Navratri! Jai Mata Di!

Navratri 2025 Dates

Navratri 2025 Dates In India, Navratri Calendar 2025


When is Navratri in 2025

Chaitra Vasant Navratri in March-April 2025 are from 30th March to 7th April (Sunday to Next Monday). Sharad Navratri in September-October 2025 are from 22nd September to 2nd October (Monday to Next Thursday)

Navratras usually falls during the autumn season and Navratri dates can be consulted from the Hindu calendar. Navratri date varies from year to year. Navratri schedule 2025 ends on October 2 with Dusshera being celebrated on the same day. Navratri 2025 during April is the Chaitra Navratri in the Chaitra Shukla Paksha and is also known as Vasant Navratri. Navratri dates in 2025 also coincide with Durga Puja, the festival of the Bengalis.

Check full Navratri Calendar 2025 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2025 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2025 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2025 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar which mentions the dates of 4 Navratri's that come in the year.

Navratri 2024 Dates

Navratri 2024 Dates In India, Navratri Calendar 2024

    

When is Navratri in 2024

Chaitra Vasant Navratri in April 2024 are from 9th April to 17th April (Tuesday to Next Wednesday). Sharad Navratri in October 2024 are from 3rd October to 12th October (Thursday to Next Saturday)

Navratras usually falls during the autumn season and Navratri dates can be consulted from the Hindu calendar. Navratri date varies from year to year. Navratri schedule 2024 ends on October 12 with Dusshera being celebrated on the same day. Navratri 2024 during April is the Chaitra Navratri in the Chaitra Shukla Paksha and is also known as Vasant Navratri. Navratri dates in 2024 also coincide with Durga Puja, the festival of the Bengalis.

Check full Navratri Calendar 2024 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2024 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2024 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar which mentions the dates of 4 Navratri's that come in the year.

Navratri 2023 Dates

Navratri 2023 Dates In India, Navratri Calendar 2023


When is Navratri in 2023

Chaitra Vasant Navratri in April 2023 are from 22nd March to 31st March (Wednesday to Next Friday). Sharad Navratri in October 2023 are from 15th October to 24th October (Sunday to Next Tuesday)

Navratras usually falls during the autumn season and Navratri dates can be consulted from the Hindu calendar. Navratri date varies from year to year. Navratri schedule 2023 ends on October 24 with Dusshera being celebrated on the same day. Navratri 2023 during April is the Chaitra Navratri in the Chaitra Shukla Paksha and is also known as Vasant Navratri. Navratri dates in 2023 also coincide with Durga Puja, the festival of the Bengalis.

Check full Navratri Calendar 2023 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2023 Dates, Shardiya Navratri 2023 Dates, Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2023 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2023 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar which mentions the dates of 4 Navratri's that come in the year.

Sheetala Saptami 2022 Date

Sheetala Saptami 2022 Date

Sheetala Saptami fast is dedicated to Mata Sheetala Devi. Devotees worship and offer prayers to Goddess Sheetala and ask for the well-being of their children and family and give relief from all the sufferings. Sheetala Mata rides a donkey and holds a broom.

It is believed that worshipping Goddess Sheetla protects from diseases like chickenpox and smallpox.

When is Sheetala Saptami in 2022? 

Sheetala Saptami 2022 Puja Timings

Sheetala Saptami 2022 Date - Thursday, March 24, 2022

Sheetala Saptami Puja Muhurat - 06:21 AM to 06:34 PM
Duration - 12 Hours 14 Mins

Sheetala Ashtami 2022 Date - Friday, March 25, 2022

Saptami Tithi Begins - 02:16 AM on Mar 24, 2022
Saptami Tithi Ends - 12:09 AM on Mar 25, 2022

Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2022 Date

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2022

Sri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was one of the bravest, most progressive and sensible rulers of India. Founder of the Maratha kingdom, Shivaji Maharaj managed to establish a royal name for himself in history with his administrative skills by uploading the Swarajya value and the Maratha heritage.

Named after a regional Goddess, Shivai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was known for his bravery and tactics with which he won number of wars against the Mughals. His feud with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, killing of Afzal Khan, general of the Bijapur Sultanate and many more are some of the brave stories everyone have heard of. He was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad in 1674.

When is Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2022 ?

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2022 Date

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, in Shivneri Fort of Pune’s Junnar tehsil.  

Shivaji Jayanti 2022 Date and Timings

This is 392nd Birth Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Shivaji Jayanti 2022 Date - Saturday, February 19, 2022 (English Calendar)

Shivaji Jayanti 2022 Date - Monday, March 21, 2022 (Hindu Calendar)

Tritiya Tithi Begins - 10:06 AM on Mar 20, 2022
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 08:20 AM on Mar 21, 2022

Sheetala Saptami 2024 Date

Sheetala Saptami 2024 Date

Sheetala Saptami fast is dedicated to Mata Sheetala Devi. Devotees worship and offer prayers to Goddess Sheetala and ask for the well-being of their children and family and give relief from all the sufferings. Sheetala Mata rides a donkey and holds a broom.

It is believed that worshipping Goddess Sheetla protects from diseases like chickenpox and smallpox.

When is Sheetala Saptami in 2024?

Sheetala Saptami 2024 Puja Timings

Sheetala Saptami 2024 Date - Monday, April 1, 2024

Sheetala Saptami Puja Muhurat - 06:11 AM to 06:39 PM
Duration - 12 Hours 28 Mins

Sheetala Ashtami 2024 Date - Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Saptami Tithi Begins - 09:30 PM on Mar 31, 2024
Saptami Tithi Ends - 09:09 PM on Apr 01, 2024

Sheetala Saptami 2025 Date

Sheetala Saptami 2025 Date

Sheetala Saptami fast is dedicated to Mata Sheetala Devi. Devotees worship and offer prayers to Goddess Sheetala and ask for the well-being of their children and family and give relief from all the sufferings. Sheetala Mata rides a donkey and holds a broom.

It is believed that worshipping Goddess Sheetla protects from diseases like chickenpox and smallpox.

When is Sheetala Saptami in 2025?

Sheetala Saptami 2025 Puja Timings

Sheetala Saptami 2025 Date - Friday, March 21, 2025

Sheetala Saptami Puja Muhurat - 06:24 AM to 06:33 PM
Duration - 12 Hours 09 Mins

Sheetala Ashtami 2025 Date - Saturday, March 22, 2025

Saptami Tithi Begins - 02:45 AM on Mar 21, 2025
Saptami Tithi Ends - 04:23 AM on Mar 22, 2025

Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2025 Date

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2025

Sri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was one of the bravest, most progressive and sensible rulers of India. Founder of the Maratha kingdom, Shivaji Maharaj managed to establish a royal name for himself in history with his administrative skills by uploading the Swarajya value and the Maratha heritage.

Named after a regional Goddess, Shivai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was known for his bravery and tactics with which he won number of wars against the Mughals. His feud with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, killing of Afzal Khan, general of the Bijapur Sultanate and many more are some of the brave stories everyone have heard of. He was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad in 1674.

When is Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2025 ?

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2025 Date

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, in Shivneri Fort of Pune’s Junnar tehsil. 
 

Shivaji Jayanti 2025 Date and Timings

This is 395th Birth Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Shivaji Jayanti 2025 Date - Wednesday, February 19, 2025 (English Calendar)

Shivaji Jayanti 2025 Date - Monday, March 17, 2025 (Hindu Calendar)

Tritiya Tithi Begins - 04:58 PM on Mar 16, 2025
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 07:33 PM on Mar 17, 2025

Amalaki Ekadashi 2022 Date

Amalaki Ekadashi 2022 Date

Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on the ekadashi tithi or the 11th day in the Shukla Paksha of Phalguna month every year. The Vrat spans from the evening of the Dashami Tithi (tenth day) and extends to Dwadashi Tithi (twelfth day) morning. Devotees of Lord Vishnu offer prayers to the Amalaka or Amla tree or the Indian Gooseberry tree on the day of and hence the name Amalaki Ekadashi which usually falls between Maha Shivaratri and Holi. It is believed that the divine powers of the universe comes up in the Amla tree on this day. And by worshipping Amla tree on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi of the Phalguna month, one gets blessed by Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that Devi Lakshmi (Lord Vishnu's consort and the Goddess of wealth) also resides in the Amla tree on this day. Devotees offer their prayers to the Amalaka tree to seek Lord Krishna and Radha's blessings at some places.

Here, you can know about the Amalaki Ekadashi 2022 Vrat date, timings and other details.

Amalaki Ekadashi 2022: Date and Timings for Vrat and Parana

Amalaki Ekadashi 2022 Date - Monday, March 14, 2022

On 15th Mar, Parana Time - 06:31 AM to 08:55 AM (New Delhi Time)
Dwadashi End Moment On Parana Day - 01:12 PM

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 10:21 AM on Mar 13, 2022(New Delhi Time)
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 12:05 PM on Mar 14, 2022(New Delhi Time)

Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi & Rituals 2022

Devotees wake up early morning and after taking bath, perform the various morning rituals on this day. Prayers are offered to Sri Vishnu and the sacred tree of Amalaki by offering incense stick, flowers, rice, roli, sandalwood and water to the tree. Devotees observing Ekadashi fast worship Lord Vishnu and offer him Gangajal, basil, flowers, and Panchamrit. 

Then Amalaki Ekadashi vrat katha is read or listend to. Every Ekadashi has a different Vrat katha specific to that month. In order to please Sri Hari Vishnu, staunch devotees perform bhajan and songs by staying awake all through the night. A day-long fast is kept by the devotees and the fast is completed after Amalaki Ekadashi Parana on the next day of Ekadashi tithi.

Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat 2022: Importance and Significance

A total of twenty-four Ekadashi Tithis are observed every year, which increases to twenty-six during a leap month (Adhik Maas) that takes place once in about 32 months as per the Vedic calendar. Every Ekadashi Tithi has a specific name and significance.

The Amalaki Ekadashi is observed to seek blessings and salvation from Lord Vishnu. Amla tree is very dear to Sri Hari Vishnu and are believed to be the abode of Sri Hari and Goddess Laxmi. The gooseberry is also known for its therapeutic quality worldwide and are widely used in Ayurveda to cure diseases.

Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha 

As per one of the legends associated with Amalaki Ekadashi fast, the Amla tree emerged from Lord Brahma's tears. This is how the story goes. After emerging from Lord Vishnu's navel, Lord Brahma wondered who created him and wanted to know the purpose of his birth. He performed intense penance to know the answer. As he waited earnestly, Sri Vishnu appeared before him. And soon after seeing his creator, Lord Brahma had tears of joy in his eyes. Overwhelmed by Brahma's devotion, Lord Vishnu said that the tears would transform into Amla trees, and the fruits of these trees would be dear to him. He also said that those who would worship the Amla tree on the Phalguna Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi would get blessed by him. Thus, devotees of Sri Vishnu worship the Amla tree on this day with the hope of attaining Moksha. It is also believed that the Gods and the Goddess reside in the different parts of the Amla tree on this day. Thus by offering prayers to the Amla tree, devotees seek Sri Vishnu and other deities' blessings.

Parana must be done within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. It is considered a wrongdoing for not doing Parana within Dwadashi tithi.

Ekadashi Parana must not be done during Hari Vasara. Wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days sometimes. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Sri Hari Vishnu.

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