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Pradosh Days, Pradosham.

Pradosham Puja Today August 18th 2017.

Pradosh Vrat: Which is also known as Pradosham in South India, is observed to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

                        Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, 
                        i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, 
                        in lunar month. 
                        Some people distinguish between Shukla and 
                        Krishna Paksha Pradosham. 

                        When Pradosham day falls on Monday it is called Soma Pradosham
                        On Tuesday it is called Bhauma Pradosham and on Saturday it is called                         as Shani Pradosham.



Partial Solar Eclipse.

21st  August 2017 (Monday)

Eclipse Start Time - 09:01:42
Maximum Eclipse Time - 10:15:34
Eclipse End Time - 11:37:35
Partial Eclipse Duration - 02 Hours 35 Mins 52 Secs
Maximum Magnitude - 0.79
Sutak Begins - 19:54:32 on 20th, August
Sutak Ends - 11:37:35
Sutak for Kids, Old and Sick Begins - 03:50:46
Sutak for Kids, Old and Sick Ends - 11:37:35


Samaveda Upakarma

24th August 2017 (Thursday)

Upakarma Ceremony
          Samaveda Upakarma Timings

      On Samaveda Upakarma day, Brahmins ritually change their Upanayana thread along with Shrauta rituals. Upakarma which is a Vedic ritual is still practiced by Hindus of Brahmin caste.

Upakarma is known as Avani Avittam in Tamil Nadu. The next day of Avani Avittam is known as Gayatri Japam.                             

 Hartalika Teej Puja
Pratahkal Hartalika Puja Muhurat = 06:37 to 07:57
Duration = 1 Hour 20 Mins
Tritiya Tithi Begins = 08:32 on 23/Aug/2017
Tritiya Tithi Ends = 07:57 on 24/Aug/2017



Hartalika Teej Vrat is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. On this day, makeshift statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with the sand and worshipped for marital bliss and progeny.

Hartalika Teej is known by this name due to the legend associated with it. Hartalika word is combination of "Harat" and "Aalika" which means "abduction" and "female friend" respectively. According to the legend of Hartalika Teej, the friend of Goddess Parvati took her to the thick forest so that her father can't marry her to Lord Vishnu against her wish.

The morning time is considered good to perform Hartalika Puja. If morning Puja is not possible due to some reason then Pradosh time is also considered good to perform Shiva-Parvati Puja. Teej Puja should be done after taking early bath and getting dressed up with fine clothes. Sand made Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati should be worshipped and legend of Hartalika should be narrated during the Puja.

Hartalika Vrat is known as  Gowri Habba in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and it is a significant festival to get blessing of Goddess Gowri. On the day of Gowri Habba women observe Swarna Gowri Vratha to seek blessings of Goddess Gowri for happy married life.

Teej festivity is observed with much fanfare by women in North Indian states, especially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Three famous Teej(s) which are celebrated by women during Sawan and Bhadrapada months are -

1. Hariyali Teej
2. Kajari Teej
3. Hartalika Teej

Other Teej festivals like Akha Teej which is also known as Akshaya Tritiya and  Gangaur Tritiya are not part of above three Teej(s).

Haritalika Teej is celebrated during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. Haritalika Teej comes one month after Hariyali Teej  and most of the time celebrated one day before Ganesh Chaturthi. During Haritalika Teej women worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati which are made of clay. 
About Hartalika Vrat
Hartalika Teej is known by this name due to the legend associated with it. Hartalika word is combination of "Harat" and "Aalika" which means "abduction" and "female friend" respectively. According to the legend of Hartalika Teej, the friend of Goddess Parvati took her to the thick forest so that her father can't marry her to Lord Vishnu against her wish.

On the sudden disappearance of Goddess Parvati, her father thought that someone has kidnaped his daughter. Hence this day is known as Hartalika or Haritalika.

As legend goes, Goddess Parvati did severe penance in the forest to please Lord Shiva. Due to great determination of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva blessed her that her wish to marry Him would be fulfilled. As friend of Goddess Parvati helped her to get Lord Shiva as her husband, this day is also marked as the solidarity of friendship among female friends.
Goddess Parvati worshipping Lord Shiva in forest
Hartalika Teej Vrat is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. On this day, makeshift statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with the sand and worshipped for marital bliss and progeny.
Puja Vidhi
The morning time is considered good to perform Hartalika Puja. If morning Puja is not possible due to some reason then Pradosh time is also considered good to perform Shiva-Parvati Puja. Teej Puja should be done after taking early bath and getting dressed up with fine clothes. Sand made Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati should be worshipped.

Religious text Vratraj gives detailed Vidhi to perform Hartalika Puja. Generally, Hartalika Teej is considered to be females only festival. However, nowhere in Vratraj it is mentioned that it is female only Puja. The main Puja steps given in Vratraj are as following.
  1. Early morning bath with Sesame and Amalak (आमलक) powder
  2. Dressing up with fine clothes
  3. Sankalp to perform Hartalika Vrat to please Uma-Maheshwar
  4. Worship  Lord Ganesh before worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
  5. Shodashopachara Pooja of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
  6. Anga Puja for Goddess Parvati

Swarna Gowri Vratha
Pratahkal Gowri Puja Muhurat = 06:37 to 07:57
Duration = 1 Hour 20 Mins
Tritiya Tithi Begins = 08:32 on 23/Aug/2017
Tritiya Tithi Ends = 07:57 on 24/Aug/2017

 Gowri Habba

Gowri Habba is a Hindu festivals dedicated to Goddess Gowri an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is a significant festival in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and it is observed a day before Ganesh Chaturthi.

Goddess Gowri, a very fair complexion incarnation of Goddess Parvati, is worshipped on the day of Gowri Habba and women observe Swarna Gowri Vratha to seek blessings of Goddess Gowri for happy married life.

It is believed that on this day, Goddess Gowri comes to home like any other married woman comes to her parents' house. The next day Lord Ganesha, her son, comes as if to take her back to Mount Kailasha. The same festival is known as  Hartalika Teej in Maharashtra and the other North Indian states.


Ganesh Chaturthi

24th  August 2017 (Thursday)


Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Time
Madhyahna Ganesha Puja Time = 11:51 to 14:29
Duration = 2 Hours 37 Mins
On 24th, Time to Avoid Moon Sighting = 09:32 to 21:49
Duration = 12 Hours 16 Mins
Chaturthi Tithi Begins = 07:57 on 24/Aug/2017
Chaturthi Tithi Ends = 08:01 on 25/Aug/2017

 Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Currently Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or September in English calendar.

The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on  Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as  Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.

Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja Muhurat
Ganesh Puja is preferred during Madhyahna as it is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Madhyahna Kala. Madhyahna Kala is equivalent to midday according to Hindu division of the day.

As per Hindu time-keeping, the time duration between sunrise to sunset is divided into five equal parts. 
These five parts are known as Pratahkala, Sangava, Madhyahna, Aparahna and Sayankal. Ganapati Sthapana and Ganapati Puja on Ganesha Chaturthi are done during Madhyahna part of the day and as per Vedic astrology it is considered the most appropriate time for Ganesha Puja.

During midday, Ganesha devotees perform detailed ritualistic Ganesha Puja which is known as Shodashopachara 
Ganpati Puja.

Prohibited Moon Sighting on Ganesha Chaturthi

It is believed that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. 
Sighting moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank (कलंक)
 which means false accusation of stealing something.

As per Puranic legends, Lord Krishna was falsely accused of stealing precious jewel named Syamantaka.
 After seeing plights of Lord Krishna, Sage Narada informed that Lord Krishna sighted moon on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi and because of that he has been cursed with Mithya Dosha.
Sage Narada further informed Lord Krishna that God Chandra has been cursed by Lord Ganesha that anyone who sighted moon on Shukla Chaturthi during Bhadrapada month would be cursed with Mithya Dosha and would be tainted and dishonoured in the society. On the advice of sage Narada Lord Krishna observed Ganesha Chaturthi fasting to get rid of Mithya Dosha.

Mithya Dosha Prevention Mantra

Depending on start and end time of Chaturthi Tithi, sighting of moon might be prohibited for two consecutive days. According to DrikPanchang.com rules, Moon should not be sighted while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Further, Moon risen during Chaturthi should not be sighted even if Chaturthi Tithi gets over before moonset.

If anyone has mistakenly sighted moon on Ganesha Chaturthi then he should chant following Mantra to get rid of the curse –

सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत्सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः। 
सुकुमारक मारोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः॥

Simhah Prasenamavadhitsimho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumaraka Marodistava Hyesha Syamantakah॥


Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganesh Chauthi.



Mahalakshmi Vrat , 28th August 2017 (Monday)

Mahalakshmi Vrat Timing Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins on August 28, 2017 (Monday)
&
Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends on September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)
Total Mahalakshmi fasting days = 16


 Mahalakshmi Vrat

Mahalakshmi Vrat begins on Shukla Ashtami during Bhadrapada month which comes after four days of Ganesh Chaturthi. 
Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen consecutive days which ends on Krishna Ashtami during Ashwin month. Depending on leaped and skipped Tithi during fasting period, total fasting days might reduce to fifteen days or might increase to seventeen days. The fasting is done to appease and seek blessing of Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami is also observed as birth anniversary of Goddess Radha which is popularly known as Radha Ashtami. The day, when Mahalakshmi Vrat begins, is significant as this day coincides with Durva Ashtami  Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. The same day is also observed as Jyeshta Devi Puja which is performed for three consecutive days.

Shri Maha Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, prosperity and fortune. She is the embodiment of love and beauty. 
She is the consort of Lord Vishnu. She came out of the ocean during the great churning of Milky-Ocean, known as Kshir-Sagara. Shri Lakshmi, herself only, chose Lord Vishnu as Her husband. 
Maha Lakshmi is also known as Shri.

Lakshmi Family
According to some religious texts, Maha Lakshmi was the daughter of Bhrigu Maharishi, one of the Saptarshis. She was reborn during the churning of the ocean. Mahalakshmi chose Lord Vishnu as Her husband and resides with Him in Vaikuntha. Shri Lakshmi incarnated as Goddess Sitaand Goddess Radha along with Lord Rama and Lord Krishna incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

It is believed that Goddess Laxmi  has 18 sons named Devasakha, Chiklita, Ananda, Kardam, Shriprada, Jataveda, Anuraga, Samvada, Vijaya, Vallabha, Mada, Harsha, Bala, Teja, Damaka, Salila, Guggula, Kuruntaka.

Lakshmi Festivals and Vrats
Diwali Lakshmi Puja.
  • Kojagara Puja
  • 16 days of mahalakshmi vrat
  • Varalakshmi Vrat
  • Lakshmi Jayanti
  • Lakshmi Panchmi
Lakshmi Mantra

Lakshmi Incarnations and Swaroop
  • Adi Lakshmi - the primal mother goddess
  • Dhana Lakshmi - the one who showers wealth
  • Dhanya Lakshmi - the one who gives abundance of food/cereals
  • Gaja Lakshmi - the one who gives power and strength
  • Santana Lakshmi - the one who blesses with off-springs and progeny
  • Veera Lakshmi - the one who gives valor and courage
  • Vijaya Lakshmi - the one gives victory over all sort of enemies
  • Aishwarya Lakshmi - the one gives all sort of comforts and luxuries
  • The above, 8 forms of Maha Lakshmi are collectively known as  Ashtalakshmi.
 Apart from these 8 forms, Goddess Lakshmi is also worshipped in following Swaroops.
  • Vidya Lakshmi - the one who gives wisdom and knowledge
  • Saubhagya Lakshmi - the one who blesses with good luck
  • Rajya Lakshmi - the one who gives kingdom and property
  • Vara Lakshmi - the one who bestows boons
  • Dhairya Lakshmi - the one who gives patience




Radha Ashtami

29th August 2017 (Tuesday)

Radha Ashtami Vrat
Ashtami Tithi Begins = 12:06 on 28/Aug/2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 14:22 on 29/Aug/2017



Rasha Ashtami is commemorated as birth anniversary of Goddess Radha, the consort of  Lord Krishna. It falls on Ashtami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

Devotees keep fast on Radha Asthami day. Goddess Radha is worshipped during Madhyahna Kala which is noon time according to Hindu division of the day. Currently Radha Ashtami falls in the month of August or September in English calendar.

Radha Ashtami is also known as Radhashtami and Radha Jayanti.

Durva Ashtami Puja 

28th, August 2017 (Monday)

Durva Ashtami Puja

Durva Ashtami Puja Timings
Durva Ashtami Puja Muhurat = 12:06 to 19:38
Duration = 7 Hours 32 Mins
Nakshatra Jyeshtha Begins = 29/Aug/2017 10:27:30
Nakshatra Mula Ends = 31/Aug/2017 16:17:38
Ashtami Tithi Begins = 12:06 on 28/Aug/2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 14:22 on 29/Aug/2017



Durvashtami Vrat is observed during Shukla Paksha Ashtami in the month of Bhadrapada. Durva Ashtami Vrat is mainly observed by women.


Navratri Begins On

20th, September 2017 (Wednesday)
Dandiya during Sharad Navratri

Sharad Navratri Puja Timings
Detailed Navratri Puja with 9 colors
check 9 Navratri colors
Pratipada Tithi Begins = 22:29 on 19/Sep/2017
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 22:04 on 20/Sep/2017


2017 Shardiya Navratri

Navratri is a nine days festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Navratri is a Sanskrit word which literally means nine nights. During these nine nights and ten days, Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms, known as Navdurga The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashmi. 
When idols of Goddess Durga are immersed into the water body.

Navratri is celebrated in most Indian states. However Navratri is very popular festival in the western states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and the southern state of Karnataka. On the very first day of Navratri, Goddess Durga is invoked into a Kalash with full Vedic rituals along with chanting of Mantras. The invocation and dwelling of Goddess Durga into the Kalash is known as Ghatasthapana  or  Kalashsthapana  and is done at an appropriate time of the day.

In West Bengal Navratri is celebrated as Durga Puja. In West Bengal, Goddess Durga is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri and these three days are famously known as Durga Saptami , Durga Asthami andDurga Navami. It would be correct to say that Durga Puja in West Bengal is a smaller version of 9 days Navratri. Kalparambha  and  Bilva Nimantran during Durga Puja, which is done on the sixth day of Navratri, is symbolically same as Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana in other states.

Hindu religious books suggest 7 days Navratri, 5 days Navratri, 3 days Navratri, 2 days Navratri or even 1 day Navratri as an alternative to 9 days Navratri.
Jyoti Kalash, Kumari puja, Sandhi Puja, Navami Homa, Lalitha Vrat and Chandi Path.

20th September 2017 (Wednesday)
Navratri Day 1, Pratipada
Ghatasthapana
Shailputri Puja
Navratri Color of the day- ROYAL BLUE.

Navratri Day 2, Dwitiya
Chandra Darshan
Brahmacharini Puja
Color Of the day-Yellow

21st, September 2017 (Thursday)
Navratri Day 3, Tritiya
Sindoor Tritiya
Chandraghantra Puja
Navratri Color of the day- Green

22nd, September 2017 (Friday)
Navratri Day 4, Chaturthi
Kushmanda Puja
Varad Vinayak Chauth
Navratri Color of the day - Grey

23rd, September 2017 (Saturday)
Navratri Day 5, Panchami
Upang Lalita Vrat
Skandamata Puja
Navratri Color of the day- Orange

24th,September 2017 (Sunday)
Navratri Day 6, Shashthi
Katyayani Puja
Navratri Color Of the day- White.


25th, September 2017 (Monday)
Navratri Day 7, Saptami
Kalaratri Puja
Navratri Color of the day- Red

26th, September 2017(Tuesday)
Navratri Day 8, Ashtami
Saraswati Awahan
Durga Ashtami
Mahagauri Puja
Navratri olor of the day- Sky Blue.

27th,September 2017 (Wednesday)
Navratri Day 9,Ashtami
Saraswati Puja
Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami
Navratri Color of the  day- Pink

28th, September 2017(Thursday)
Navratri Day 10, Navami
Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
Navratri Parana


29th, September 2017 (Friday)
Navratri Day 11, Dashami
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami


30th, September 2017(Saturday)
2017 Shardiya Navratri

Shardiya Navratri is the most popular and significant  Navratri of all Navratris. That’s why Shardiya Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri.

It falls in lunar month Ashwin during Sharad Ritu. The name Shardiya Navratri has been taken from Sharad Ritu. All nine days during Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Shardiya Navratri falls in the month of September or October. The nine days festivity culminates on tenth day with Dussehra or  Vijaya Dashami.

Women, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat, adorn themselves with 9 different colors which are allocated to each day of Navratri. The color of the day is decided on the weekday. Each weekday is ruled by one the planets or Navgrahas and accordingly colors are assigned to each day.



 Karwa Chauth
8th, October 2017(Sunday)
Sighting husband through sieve during Karwa Chauth

Puja Muhurat and Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat = 18:36 to 19:52
Duration = 1 Hour 15 Mins
 Moonrise on Karwa Chauth Day = 21:14

Chaturthi Tithi Begins = 04:28 on 8/Oct/2017

Chaturthi Tithi Ends = 01:46 on 9/Oct/2017


2017 Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth fasting is done during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik and according to Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern India it is Ashwin month which is current during Karwa Chauth. However, it is just the name of the month which differs and in all states Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day.

Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi a fasting day observed for Lord Ganesha. The fasting of Karwa Chauth and its rituals are observed by married women for the long life of their husband. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night.

Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi (करक चतुर्थी). Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha (अर्घ), is made to the moon. Karwa is very significant during Puja and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman.

Compare to South Indian states, Karwa Chauth is more popular in North Indian states. After four days of Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is observed for the wellbeing of sons.

Dhanteras Puja
16th October 2017(Monday)
Mahalakshmi Kuber Puja on Dhanteras

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 19:53 to 21:00

Duration = 1 Hour 7 Mins

Pradosh Kaal = 18:25 to 21:00

Vrishabha Kaal = 19:53 to 21:43

Trayodashi Tithi Starts = 11:56 on 16/Oct/2017

Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 11:38 on 17/Oct/2017


2017 Dhanteras Puja, Dhantrayodashi Puja

Dhantrayodashi which is also known as Dhanteras is the first day of five days long Diwali  festivities. On the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi, along with  Lord Kubera who is the God of wealth, is worshipped on the auspicious day of Trayodashi. However, Lakshmi Puja on Amavasya after two days of Dhantrayodashi is considered more significant.

Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes.

We don’t advise to choose Choghadiya Muhurat to perform Dhanteras Puja as those Muhurtas are good only for travelling. The best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir means fixed i.e. not moveable. If Dhanteras Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home; hence this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir and mostly overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali festivity.

We provide exact window for Dhanteras Puja. Our Muhurat times contain Pradosh Kaal and Sthir Lagna while Trayodashi is prevailing. We provide Muhurat based on location, hence you should select your city first before noting down Shubh Dhanteras Puja timings.

Dhanteras Puja is also known as Dhantrayodashi. The day of Dhanteras is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi , the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda.  Yamadeep is another ritual on the same Trayodashi Tithi when the lamp for the God of death is lit outside home to ward off any untimely death of any family members.

 Dhantrayodashi.
Kali Chaudas
17th, October 2017 (Tuesday)
Kali Chaudas during Diwali

Kali Chaudas Puja Muhurat
Kali Chaudas Nishita Puja Time = 24:28+ to 25:20+
Duration = 0 Hours 52 Mins
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 11:38 on 17/Oct/2017
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 11:43 on 18/Oct/2017

2017 Kali Chaudas Puja

Kali Chaudas is also known as Bhut Chaturdashi. Kali Chaudas is mainly observed in Western states especially in Gujarat.

Kali Chaudas is observed during Chaturdashi Tithi during Diwali festivity. However Kali Chaudas day should not be mixed with Roop Chaudas and Narak Chaturdashi as it might fall one day before of  Narak Chaturdashi. The day of Kali Chaudas is decided when Chaturdashi prevails during midnight which as per Panchang is known as Maha Nishita time.

As rituals of Kali Chaudas involve visiting crematorium during midnight for offering Puja to the Goddess of darkness and to Veer Vetal, the day of Kali Chaudas is decided when Chaturdashi prevails during midnight.

It seems that most Panchang don't make such distinction and list Kali Chaudas with Roop Chaudas and Narak Chaturdashi. Hence one has to be cautious while looking for Kali Chaudas date.

Further Kali Chaudas should not be confused with Bengal  Kali Puja which is observed one day after Kali Chaudas when Amavasya Tithi prevails during midnight.


DIWALI POOJA

Fixed Lagna Lakshmi Puja Timings

Vrishchika Lagna Muhurat = 11:43 to 12:11
(morning)
Duration = 0 Hours 28 Mins

Kumbha Lagna Muhurat = 15:47 to 17:04
(afternoon)

Laxmi pooja time

Duration = 1 Hour 17 Mins

Vrishabha Lagna Muhurat = 19:45 to 21:35
(evening)

Duration = 1 Hour 50 Mins

Simha Lagna Muhurat = 26.21+ to 28.48+
(midnight)

Duration = 2 Hours 27 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 11:43 on 18/Oct/2017
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 12:11 on 19/Oct/2017


Abhyang Snan

18th, October 2017 (Wednesday)
Morning bath on Narak Chaturdashi

Abhyang Snan Muhurta
Abhyang Snan Muhurta = 06:06 to 07:24
Duration = 1 Hour 17 Mins
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 11:38 on 17/Oct/2017
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 11:43 on 18/Oct/2017



2017 Abhyang Snan on Narak Chaturdashi

Five days Diwali festivity starts on  Dhantrayodashi and lasts on  Bhaiya Dooj day. Abhyang Snan has been suggested on three days i.e. on Chaturdashi, Amavasya and Pratipada days during Diwali.

Abhyang Snan on Chaturdashi day, which is popularly known as Narak Chaturdashi, is the most significant one. It is believed that people, who do Abhyang Snan on this day, can avoid going to Narak. Til (i.e. sesame) oil should be used for Ubtan during Abhyang Snan.

Abhyang Snan on Narak Chaturdashi might be one day before or on same day of Laxmi Puja day on English Calendar. When Chaturdashi Tithi prevails before sunrise and Amavasya Tithi prevails after sunset then Narak Chaturdashi and Lakshmi Puja fall on the same day. Abhyang Snan is always done during moonrise but before sunrise while Chaturdashi Tithi is prevailing.

Our Muhurta window for Abhyang Snan is between moonrise and sunrise while Chaturdashi Tithi prevails. We provide Abhyang Snan Muhurta exactly as it has been prescribed in religious Hindu texts. We consider all exceptions and list the best date and time for Abhyang Snan.

Narak Chaturdashi day is also known as Choti Diwali, Roop Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas.

Often Narak Chaturdashi is considered same as  Kali Chaudas. However both are two different festivals observed on the same Tithi and depending on the start and end timing of Chaturdashi Tithi might fall on two different consecutive days.



2017 Amavasya Days, New Moon Days 

Amavasya is new moon day in Hindu calendar.
 It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi. Amavasya falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and Amavasya falling on weekday Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya.

All Amavasya days are appropriate to perform Shraddha rituals to appease ancestors. Amavasya day is also appropriate day to perform Kalasarpa Dosha puja.


Govardhan Puja
19th, October 2017(Thursday)

Govardhan Puja Muhurat
Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat = 16:10 to 18:21
Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Begins = 12:11 on 19/Oct/2017
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 13:07 on 20/Oct/2017


Note - 24-hour clock with local time of Palo Alto & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2017 Govardhan Puja, Annakut Puja

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day falls next day after Diwali Puja and it is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated God Indra. Sometimes there might be one day gap between Diwali and Govardhan Puja.

In religious texts, Govardhan Puja celebrations are suggested during Pratipada Tithi of Kartik month. Depending on starting time of Pratipada, Govardhan Puja day might fall one day before on Amavasya day on Hindu calendar.

Gowardhan Puja is also known as Annakut Puja. On this day food made of cereals like wheat, rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables is cooked and offered to Lord Krishna.

In Maharashtra the same day is celebrated as Bali Pratipada. The day commemorates victory of Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, over King Bali and subsequent pushing of Bali to Patal Lok (the underworld). It is believed that due to boon given by Lord Vamana, Asura King Bali visits the Prithvi Lok from the Patala Lok on this day.

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day coincides with  Gujarati New Year day, which is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Kartik month. Depending on starting time of Pratipada Tithi, Govardhan Puja celebrations could be done one day before Gujarati New Year day

Bhai Dooj
20th, October 2017(Friday)
Tilak Ceremony on Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj Tika Time
Bhai Dooj Tika Muhurat = 13:58 to 16:09
Duration = 2 Hours 10 Mins
Dwitiya Tithi Begins = 13:07 on 20/Oct/2017
Dwitiya Tithi Ends = 14:30 on 21/Oct/2017


2017 Bhai Dooj
On Bhaiya Dooj, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters. Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya.

Labh Panchami

24th, October 2017 (Tuesday)
Shubh Labh on ledgers during Labh Pancham Puja

Labh Panchami Puja Muhurat
Labh Panchami Puja Muhurat = 07:30 to 11:04
Duration = 3 Hours 34 Mins
Panchami Tithi Begins = 18:36 on 23/Oct/2017
Panchami Tithi Ends = 21:07 on 24/Oct/2017


2017 Labh Panchami

Labh Panchami is known as Saubhagya Panchami and Labh Pancham in Gujarat. In some regions it is also known as Saubhagya-Labh Panchami. Saubhagya and Labh means good luck and benefit respectively. Hence this day is associated with benefit and good luck.

In Gujarat Diwali, festivities culminate of the day of Labh Panchami and this day is considered highly auspicious. It is believed that Puja performed on the day of Labh Panchami brings benefit, comfort and good luck in the life, business and family of the worshipper.

In Gujarat most shop owners and businessmen restart their business activities on Labh Pancham after Diwali festivities. Hence in Gujarat, Labh Pancham is the first working day of Gujarati New Year. On this day businessmen inaugurate new account ledgers, known as Khatu in Gujarati, by writing Shubh on left, Labh on right and drawing a Sathiya in the center of the first page.