Major Hindu Vrat and Upavas



There are two Chaturthi Tithi which falls in each lunar month. The Chaturthi Tithi belongs to Lord Ganesha son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The two tithis are named as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Sankashti Chaturthi. Sankashti Chaturthi falls after Purnima or after the full moon day during the Krishna Paksha. Both the Chaturthi tithis are celebrated in the honour of Lord Ganesha. For further information on both the tithis, check out mPanchang.


Another Chaturthi is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi falls during the month of Bhadrapada month and is considered to the most auspicious one. Foreign countries like Thailand, Mauritius, Nepal, China, US and UK also celebrates Ganesha Chaturthi. It is known that Lord Ganpati is very much fond of Modak, so Modak is served in front of Lord Ganesha while worshiping.


Now, another auspicious day which falls every month isPurnima orPoornima. It falls every month on the full moon day in the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It is known that it marks the end of Hindu month as per the Purnimanta Calendar. Purnima is the symbol of abundance, prosperity, and fullness. Purnima is also known by the names of Pournima, Puranmasi and Pournami depending upon the moon phases and the place. For all the information regarding Purnima Vrat, ‘next full moon’, ‘moon cycle’ and ‘full moon night’, you can visit mPanchang.   


While talking about Purnima, another important day, which falls every month in the Hindu Calendar is known to be Amavasya. It falls on the no moon day or the new moon day. Amavasya is also known as Amavasi which occurs in the first quarter of the lunar month. On the day of Amavasya, people pay offerings to their dead ancestors. At times, it becomes a debate to consider Amavasya auspicious or not. All the information regarding Amavasya like Amavasya dates and other relevant information can be seen on mPanchang.


One of the most signifciant day which also falls twice a month is known as Ekadashi. On this day, a strict Ekadashi Vrat is observed by the devotess on a large scale in the Hindu community. The word Ekadashi has been taken from the Sanskrit language which means ‘Eleven’. In the Hindu Lunar Calendar, Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of every fortnight. The two most popular Ekadashi are known as ‘Shukla Paksha’ and ‘Krishna Paksha’. For further information regarding ‘Ekadashi Vrat’, Ekadashi Vrat Dates, ‘Shukla Paksha’ and ‘Krishna Paksha’, check out mPanchang.  


One more major Vrat which is observed in the Hindu Lunar Calendar isPradosh Vrat. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in the Hindu Lunar Month. All the relevant information regarding Pradosh Vrat Dates, Pradosh Vrat Katha, Pradosh Vrat Puja and Prodosh Vrat Vidhi & timings can be found on mPanchang.

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