Category: Jyotish

Indian New Year 2018 Celebrate with Govardhan Puja

Following the festival of Diwali 2018 comes Indian New Year 2018 in Vedic astrology or Jyotish.  This is Vikram Samvat 2075.  According to mypanchang.com, Indian new year 2018 falls on  November 8 worldwide, with the exception of Hawaii, where it is the previous day.  This is the Gujarati and Marwadi New Year, as different regions of […]

Kali Chaudas 2018 Celebrate Naraka Chaturdashi

Diwali is a multi-day festival in India. The first day is Govatsa Dwadashi, and then Dhanteras, followed by Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi. Kali is the powerful dark goddess (one meaning of “kala” is black) who is an avatar of Goddess Durga.  In Indian mythology, Kali was a slayer of demons, including Narakasura.  As a lunar […]

Dhanvantari is honored on Dhanteras

Dhanteras 2018 Celebrate Dhanvantari's birthday

The festival of Diwali is actually comprised of five days of rituals in India.  We begin the celebration of Diwali 2018 with Govatsa Dwadashi and then the festival of Dhanteras.  According to mypanchang.com, Dhanteras 2018 is on November 4 for North America, the West Indies, and South America.  For India, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, […]

Celebrate Diwali 2018 The festival of lights

Diwali is a five day festival in India. It begins with Govatsa Dwadashi, then Dhanteras, followed by Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi, and then the night of Diwali itself. Diwali or Deepavali / Deepawali is the Indian festival of lights. “Deepa” means light and “avali” means a continuous line. Diwali occurs just before the Indian […]

Ninth night of Navratri: Maha Navami Worship Siddhidatri

Wednesday, October 17, is the ninth night of Navratri 2018 in North America and Europe.  Navratri is the nine night festival honoring the many forms which the goddess Durga has taken.  Thus, the goddesses are known as NavaDurga (nine Durgas).  Each goddess represents particular virtues and attributes which we can embrace.  The women in the states […]

Mahagauri

Eighth night of Navratri: Durgashtami Worship Mahagauri

Tuesday, October 16th is the eighth night of Navratri 2018 in North America and Europe.  Navratri is the nine night Indian festival honoring the many forms which the goddess Durga has taken.  Thus, the goddesses are known as NavaDurga (nine Durgas).  Each goddess represents particular virtues and attributes which we can embrace.  The women in […]

Seventh night of Navratri Worship Kalaratri

Monday, October 15th is the seventh night of Navratri 2018 in North America and Europe.  Navratri is the nine night Indian festival honoring the many forms which the goddess Durga has taken.  Thus, the goddesses are known as NavaDurga (nine Durgas).  Each goddess represents particular virtues and attributes which we can embrace. Kalaratri is the NavaDurga […]

Katyayini

Sixth night of Navratri Worship Katyayani

Sunday, October 14 is the sixth night of Navratri 2018 in North America and Europe.  Navratri is the nine night festival honoring the many forms which the goddess Durga has taken.  Thus, the goddesses are known as NavaDurga (nine Durgas).  Each goddess represents particular virtues and attributes which we can embrace. Katyayani is the NavDurga worshiped […]

Skandamata

Fifth night of Navratri Worship Skandamata

Saturday, October 13th is the fifth night of Navratri 2018 for residents of North America and Europe.  Navratri is nine nights celebrating the many forms of the goddess which Durga has taken. Thus, the goddesses are known as NavaDurga (nine Durgas).  Each goddess has particular aspects or qualities which we can embrace.  The women in Maharashtra […]