Paramparaa – The Tradition Continues…

August 25 – Sri Maha Sankatahara Chathurthi

This is the 4th day after the new moon of each month. The day is significant for the worship of Lord Ganapathi. On this day Ganapathi Pooja and Abhishekam will be performed. Devotees also observe fast and offer donations. People consider the day is auspicious to begin a new venture or assignment.

August 22 – Rakhi Pournami

The full moon day is known as Pournami or Purnima. This is considered an auspicious day and people perform Pournami Vratam and Sri Satyanarayana Pooja. People also observe fast on this day. Pournami is significant because Guru Poornima (Vyasa’s birthday), the birthday of Buddha, the birthday of Lord Anjaneya occur in this tidhi. Lord Narayana is worshipped […]

August 18 – Shravana Putrada Ekadasi

In Sanskrit, Ekadasi means 11, So Ekadasi is the 11th day of the Paksha of the month. The day is significant  for devotees of Lord Narayana, who observe fast and recite slokas and perform bhajans. The day is considered auspicious as the devotees believe the Lord will bless them and fulfill all wishes if they pray on the […]

August 17 – Simha Sankramanam

Simha Sankramana is the transition of Sun God from Kataka (Cancer) raasi to Simha (Leo) raasi. Both men and women from the whole of southern India celebrate Simha Sankramana with a lot of zeal. Sankramana punya snanam is a significant custom of this day that is done only in holy water. On Simha Sankramana , devotees […]

August 14 – Shashti

Shashti is the sixth day of a Paksha in a month. The day is significant for Sun worship, the worship of Lord Subramanya and Goddess Durga. Devotees observe fast on this day and perform special poojas.

August 13 – Garuda Panchami

Garuda Panchami is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Garuda, an ardent devotee and the Vaahana of Lord Vishnu. The fifth day of the Shukla paksha in the month of Shravana is celebrated as Garuda Panchami. Garuda is the son of Vinata and Kashyapa Muni and lives on the planet known as Salmalidvipa where he is constantly […]

August 12 – Naga Chathurthi

The 4th day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravana is celebrated as Naga Chathurthi (Nagula Chavithi). ‘Naga’ means snake and ‘Chathurthi’ means 4th day of a lunar month. Naga Chathurthi is observed by women for the well-being and longevity of their spouse and children. Worshipping the snake Gods on this auspicious day […]

August 8 – Amavasya

Amavasya is referred to as the new moon day, The day is significant as people perform rituals to appease ancestors or Pitru Devathas. Tarpanam is performed on this day. People take food only once and observe Upavasam. In many parts of India, many rituals are performed on this day. Many festivals and vratas are associated with the […]

August 7 – Maasa Shivaratri

Shivaratri is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shiva. Each month, Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha is known as Masa Shivaratri. On this day devotees observe fast, worship Shiva Linga and recite slokas. They will be awake during the night, hearing discourses and meditating on Lord Shiva. Unmarried women observe fast to get married.

August 6 – Pradosham

Pradosham comes twice a month and is observed on the 13th day of every fortnight. The day is famous for the worship of Lord Shiva. On this day devotees observe Pradosha Vratam by fasting and performing Poojas. On Pradosham day, Srivaishnavites worship Lord Narasimha, by performing Abhishekam, offering pujas and offering Panakam as Naivedyam.