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Sita Navami – Get The Blessings To Be An Ideal Wife!

Sita Navami is the day that celebrates the birth of this extraordinary personality Mata Sita. It is also known as Janki Jayanti or Janki Navami. This festival is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Navami of Vaishakha month. Even Lord Ram was born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Hence according to the Hindu calendar, Sita Jayanti falls after one month of Ram Navami.

Sita Navami
Also CalledJanki Jayanti
TithiVaishakha Shukla Navami
2022 DateTuesday, 10 May
2023 DateFriday, 29 April
2024 DateMonday, 16 May
FrequencyAnnual
SignificanceBirthday Of Goddess Sita
DeityMata Sita & Lord Ram
ObservancesPuja, Vrat, Havan, Dana & Ramayana Katha
Sita Navami

Goddess Sita – is the most adorable, influential, and powerful female character of the entire Indian Mythology. Her tales and stories of being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and daughter are awe-inspiring. She can be said as the perfect idol for all women.

Sita Navami 2022 Date and Muhurat

2022 Sita Navami Date: Tuesday, 10 May
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Navami of Vaishakha Month

Sita Navami Madhyahna Muhurat – 10:57 AM to 01:39 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 42 Mins
Sita Navami Madhyahna Moment – 12:18 PM

Navami Tithi Begins – 06:32 PM on May 09, 2022
Navami Tithi Ends – 07:24 PM on May 10, 2022

A walk through the Life of Goddess Sita

Sita Navami

The king of Mithila –‘ Janaka’ was once plowing the land to conduct a Yajna and he found a baby girl in the Golden casket. This girl was none other than Goddess Sita who is also known as Janaki. She soon became famous as a very beautiful and lovely princess. Many strong warriors came to attempt to bend Shiva’s bow – the condition of Sita’s Swayambar. No one succeeded of course! Rama easily took the bow and did not only bend it but snapped it into many pieces! Rama wed Sita and she became the wife of the great Lord Shri Ram.

They faced many challenges after marriage. Due to in-home politics and the selfishness of other family members; Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana had to leave for many years of exile. They lived a life of nomads and also created history. Many obstacles came their way among which the abduction of Goddess Sita by Ravana was the worst. Lord Ram, Laxman, Hanuman, and their troop fought with the Asura King Ravana and brought back the Goddess.

After returning the people of Ayodhya raised questions about the purity of the Goddess as she had spent many nights in the kingdom of Lanka. This made Rama also answer the queries of his kingdom. Goddess Sita first stayed away from her husband and raised her kids Luv and Kush in an ashram and then sacrificed herself to mother earth by sinking into the deeps of the earth.

Mata Sita is said to be the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. Sita is known for her self-sacrifice, dedication, purity, and courage. She is also known as a mortal or mother of gods and all living beings. The worshippers are blessed with growth, intelligence, and prosperity. Goddess Sita symbolizes purity and fertility. The married women keep fast on this day for the long life of their husband

Puja Vidhi & Rituals

Sita Navami
Sita Navami 2021
  • Arrangements are made for a puja mandap with four pillars.
  • Idols of King Janak, Mata Sunayana God Ram and Mata Sita are placed.
  • Ingredients like Til, rice, and barley are used.
  • Vrat Katha and the life story of Goddess Sita are read during the puja.
  • Women keep fast are to ensure the long, happy, and prosperous life of their husbands.
  • People do pooja of Lord Rama and Mata Sita together to get a married life like them. Those who perform this vrat are said to get qualities like modesty, sacrifice, dedication, and motherhood.
  • At places like Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh, Sita Samahit Sthal in Bihar, and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, this festival is given lots of importance.
  • In temples, Darshan, Arati, and Maha-Abhishek are performed. Yatra is done by making idols of Maa Sita, Lord Rama Hanuman, and Lakshmana.
  • Ramayana is read by sitting in groups in the nearby temple. Bhajan Kirtan and aartis are done on this occasion as well.

Mantra To Chant On Sita Navami

Sita Navami

ताटम मण्डलविभूषितगण्डभागां,
चूडामणिप्रभृतिमण्डनमण्डिताम्।

कौशेयवस्त्रमणिमौक्तिकहारयुक्तां,
ध्यायेद् विदेहतनयां शशिगौरवर्णाम्।।

Amazing facts about Goddess Sita

The Puranas say that Devi Sita was, in reality, the daughter of Ravana and Mandodari. According to predictions, the firstborn of Mandodari was said to be the cause of the destruction of his entire existence. Hence, Ravana had abandoned her and ordered the child to be buried away in a distant land, which was then discovered by King Janak and his wife to be raised as the princess of Mithila.

Sita Navami

Another story goes that she was probably an incarnation of Vedvati, whom Ravan had tried to molest while she was under penance. Vedvati was a beautiful lady and wanted to become the consort of Lord Vishnu. She then cursed Ravana to become the cause of his destruction in her next birth.

Another very interesting fact mentioned in some versions of Ramayana is of Maya Sita (Devi Sita’s illusionary version). According to these, it was Maya Sita who was actually abducted by Ravana, whereas the real Sita took refuge with the fire god Agni. She was living in the abode of Goddess Parvati and then returned to Lord Ram after the war got over. Maya Sita is then said to have been reborn as Draupadi in her next life.

Sita Navami

Sita had certain miraculous powers. While playing with her sisters she had unknowingly moved the table over which the “Shiva Dhanush” had been placed; which was something no one in the palace could do. This incident made King Janaka decide that the ‘Shiva Dhanush’ would be the challenge for her Swayambar.

There is also a narration about Sita’s brother Bhamandala. He did not know that Sita was his sister to marry her. He even wanted to abduct her. This story ends when Bhamandala, after learning that Sita is his sister, becomes a Jain ascetic.

Rishi Panchami 2022: Date, Puja Vidhi, Story, and Significance

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Rishi Panchami is an auspicious Hindu fasting day, especially for women. It observes on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month, according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. This comes just after the day of Ganesh Chaturthi and showcases the religious observance of Sapta-Rishi. The seven sages ate Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni, and Vashishta.

2022 Date and Vrat Muhurat

Rishi Panchami 2022 Date: Thursday, 1 September

Bhadrapada Shukla Panchami is known as Rishi Panchami. It is usually observed two days after Hartalika Teej and one day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Currently, Rishi Panchami day falls in August or September on the English calendar. Rishi Panchami is not a festival, but a fasting day observed by women to pay obeisance to the Sapta Rishis.

Rishi Panchami Puja Muhurat – 11:05 AM to 01:37 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 33 Mins

Panchami Tithi Begins – 03:22 PM on Aug 31, 2022
Panchami Tithi Ends – 02:49 PM on Sep 01, 2022

Story (Rishi Panchami Vrat Katha)

Once upon a time in the ‘Vidarbha ’state, the Brahmin named Uttak used to live with his wife. They had a son and a daughter in their family. Brahmin married his daughter in a good and reputed Brahmin family. But as time passed, the husband of the girl gets premature death; and she becomes a widow and on this account, she came back to her father’s house. In the middle of a fine day, the girl got worms/insects over her entire body. After noticing her infected body; they got distressed by the grief and took her daughter to Uttak Rishi to know what had happened to their daughter.

Tuktas Rishi conveyed the whole story; how did she reincarnate into a Brahmin again (purvajanam). He told everything about his past life. Rishi communicated to her parents about the description of the girl’s earlier birth. And says that the girl was a Brahmin in the previous birth. He added: She had touched the house utensils etc., even after having a rajasla- mahavari (menstruation period) and she started. Because of this unintentionally done sin, she got the worms on its full body.

According to the ancient scriptures; A girl or a lady who is on her menstrual periods (rajswala/mahavari) should not be part of the Puja. But she did not pay attention to this and anyhow it has to be punished.

Rishi concluded at the end that; if this girl prays for Rishi Panchami, worship with all her heart for puja and ask for forgiveness with reverence. She will get rid of her sins sooner. Thus, by keeping fast and revering, their daughter got free from her past sin.

Puja Vidhi and Rituals of Rishi Panchami

rishi panchami puja

After taking a bath put on clean clothes on Rishi Panchami day. Make a square-shaped diagram (Mandal) using Haldi, kumkum, and roli at a clean place in your home. Place the image of Sapta Rishi (the seven sages) on the Mandal. Pour pure water and Panchamrut over the image. Do their tika using sandalwood (Chandan). Put on a garland of flowers and offer flowers to the Sapta Rishi. Make them wear the sacred thread (Yagyopavit). Offer then white clothes. Also offer them fruits, sweets, etc. Put incense etc at the place. In several regions, this puja process observes on the river bank or near a pond. Women don’t consume cereals after this puja. Rather they consume a special type of rice on Rishi Panchami. So, make the best use of the Rishi Panchami festival, do away with all your wrongs, and get what you want.

Puja Procedure

  • On this divine day, taking a holy bathe is very important in a nearby sacred river.
  • It is essential to offer panchamrit to Sapta-Rishi statues after bathing in River.
  • After this, the sandalwood and vermillion tilak apply to them,
  • Flowers, sweetmeats, foods, scented incense; lamps, etc. offer to Sapt-Rishis.
  • Worship them while wearing white clothes yagyopaviton and naivedya along with chanting of mantras.
  • It is very important to listen to the folklore stories during Rishi Panchami fast by worshiping these sapta-rishis with complete pious practices.

Significance

In this vrat, the people express respect, gratitude, and remembrance of the great deeds of those ancient Rishis, who devoted their lives to the welfare of society. This fast is the destroyer of sins and is worth rewarding; if it was done by a proper set of traditional rituals. Rishi Panchami festival forms an important basis for fasting and pays reverence gratitude, dedication, and respect towards the rishis; which means seven sages and to get purified from Rajaswala Dosha. This fast is more famous among Nepali Hindus. In some regions, three days of Hartalika Teej fasting ends on Rishi Panchami.

Amavasya Dates 2022 | Amavasya Calendar

Amavasya is very unauspicious in Hinduism. Amavasya tithi is considered good to perform Shraddha rituals for ancestors; and is not suitable for any auspicious work. Amavasya falling on Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya. And Amavasya falling on Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya. Here are all Amavasya dates with important festivals associated with these dates.

All Amavasya Dates in the year 2022 are as follows:

Amavasya2022 Dates
Paush AmavasyaSunday, 2 January
Magha AmavasyaTuesday, 1 February
Phalguna AmavasyaWednesday, 2 March
Chaitra AmavasyaFriday, 1 April
Vaishakh AmavasyaSaturday, 30 April
Jyeshtha AmavasyaMonday, 30 May
Asadha AmavasyaWednesday, 29 June
Shravan AmavasyaThursday, 28 July
Bhadrapada AmavasyaSaturday, 27 August
Ashwin AmavasyaSunday, 25 September
Kartika AmavasyaTuesday, 25 October
Margashirsha AmavasyaWednesday, 23 November
Paush AmavasyaFriday, 23 December

Note: Amavasya tithi is very unauspicious. So do not collect panchang for Amavasya dates from unknown sources.

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Amavasya Names & Their Importance

1. Vaishakh Amavasya

Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022

According to religious beliefs, the Treta Yuga started this month. Due to this, the religious importance of Vaishakh Amavasya increases even more. In South India, Shani Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakh Amavasya.

2. Jyeshtha Amavasya

Date: Monday, 30 May 2022

Shani Jayanti is observed on Jyeshtha Amavasya. On Shani Jayanti devotees keep fast to please Lord Shani and visit Shani temples to seek the blessing of Lord Shani. Vat Savitri vrat is also observed on this Amavasya; by married women for the long life of their husbands.

Read Also: How to please Lord Shani?

3. Asadha Amavasya

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Ashadh Amavasya is considered very important from a religious point of view. Because this day is very good for charity and Shradha for the peace of ancestors. Bathing on holy rivers has special significance on this day.

4. Shravan Amavasya

Date: Thursday, 28 July 2022

Shravan Amavasya (Sunday, August 8): Shravani Amavasya and Hariyali Amavasya celebrate on this day. Hariyali Amavasya dedicates to Lord Shiva. Devotees worship Him with full devotion and seek His blessings for good rains and bountiful harvest.

Read Also: Shravan Maas Fasting Rules

5. Bhadrapada Amavasya

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022

Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. It is also called Pithora Amavasya. Hindus worship Goddess Durga on this day. There is a mythological belief that on this day, Mother Parvati told Indrani the significance of this Amavasya vrat.

6. Ashwin Amavasya

Date: Sunday, 25 September 2022

Ashwin Amavasya is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya and Sarva Pitru Amavasya. This is the most important day of Pitur Paksha. You can perform Shraddha anytime in the day. It is more famously known as Sarva Pitru Shraddh. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is important for shraddha or tarpan of those who died on Purnima, Amavasya, or Chaturdashi.

Read Also: Pitru Paksha Dates & Days Information

7. Kartik Amavasya

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

The Amavasya of Kartik month is very important for the Hindu religion. The festival of lights – Diwali falls on this Amavasya Tithi. On this day, Devotees worship Lakshmi Mata and Lord Shree Ganesha of Riddhi-Siddhi.

8. Margashirsha Amavasya

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Margashirsha Amavasya is also called Aghaan Amavasya. On this day, people do daan and purnya for the peace of their ancestors. Also, some worship Goddess Lakshmi on this day.

9. Paush Amavasya

Date: Sunday, 2 January & Friday, 23 December 2022

When the no moon day or the Amavasya is observed in the specific month of Pausha according to the Hindu calendar, then that particular Amavasya is called Pausha Amavasya. It is considered an inauspicious day when the negative energies and evil powers are stronger in comparison with other days.

10. Magha Amavasya

Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Magha Amavasya is also observed as Mauni Amavasya. One should keep Maun vrat on this day to remove obstacles in his/her life. If it is not possible to remain silent then do not speak harsh words with your face.

11. Phalguna Amavasya

Date: Wednesday, 2 March 2022

People observe Phalgun Amavasya vrat for happiness and peace in life. Along with this, tarpan and Shradh perform on this day for the peace of the ancestors. If it falls on the day of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday; then it is more auspicious and fruitful.

12. Chaitra Amavasya

Date: Friday, 1 April 2022

Chaitra Amavasya falls on the Krishna paksha of Chaitra month. The person fasts on Amavasya for his/her ancestors to attain salvation and peace.

Read Also: Chaitra Navratri Dates and Significance

What not to do during Amavasya?

Amavasya days are very unauspicious; so we should be very careful about our daily activities on these dates. Otherwise, it brings lots of negative impacts on our life. Here are some important things; we should not do on Amavasya tithi.

  • Avoid non-vegetarian foods.
  • Don’t take frozen or cooked food from the previous day.
  • Stay away from alcohol.
  • Shraddha rituals should be performed in a proper way. Any irregularity brings the wrath of our ancestors.
  • No physical relationship with your partner.
  • Don’t purchase gold or any jewelry on Amavasya dates.
  • Don’t start any new activity or business in these days.

Significance

Amavasya tithi dedicates to the worship of our ancestors. It is the best day to get blessings from our ancestors. These days are very good to perform the tantric poojas and Kaal sharp Dosha-related puja. If any person keeps fast on Somvati Amavasya; his/her all wishes will be fulfilled.

Nirjala Ekadashi: One Ekadashi Vrat equal to 24 Vrats

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In Sanatana Dharma, there are numerous kinds of fast people follow. The intensity of dedication, respect, and devotion makes the person achieve his aims accordingly. Out of all the 24 kinds of Ekadashi vrats; Nirjala Ekadashi is one of the most difficult but significant. Nirjala means ‘without water’ and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water or any type of food. This is the toughest to follow vrat in Hinduism.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date And Muhurat

Nirjala Ekadashi vrat falls during Shukla Paksha Ekadashi of Jyeshta month. It falls just after Ganga Dussehra but in some years Ganga Dussehra and might fall on the same day.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022 Date: Friday, 10 June
Parana Time On 11th Jun – 01:44 PM to 04:32 PM

Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 05:45 AM on Jun 11, 2022

Read Also: Ekadashi Dates 2022

Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala-Ekadashi

It is believed that those devotees who are unable to observe all twenty fours Ekadashi fasting in a year should observe a single Nirjala Ekadashi. This brings all benefits of twenty-four Ekadashi fasting in a year.

Vrat Katha

Nirjala-Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi according to its mythological story associated is also known as Pandava Ekadashi and Bhimseni or Bhima Ekadashi. Legend says that Bhima, the second Pandava brother who was known for his strength and eating capacities had started this vrat. It was said that Bhima was a voracious eater and was not able to control his desire of having food and hence was not able to observe Ekadashi fasting throughout the year. Except for Bhima, all Pandava brothers and Draupadi used to observe all Ekadashi fasting. Bhima was very guilty about not being able to show his devotion to Lord Vishnu and hence he went to Maharishi Vyasa to find some solution. Sage Vyasa advised Bhima to observe single Nirjala Ekadasi fasting to compensate for not observing all Ekadashi fastings of the year. Due to this legend, Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhimseni Ekadashi or Pandava Ekadashi.

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi

Nirjala-Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi means fasting without even consuming water. The water-less fast is considered extremely difficult to follow as the day falls in the hot Indian summer and thus, it is deemed as very pious austerity. The fast is observed 24 hours from sunrise on Nirjala Ekadashi to sunrise the next day.
Evening prayer is observed on the day before Nirjala Ekadashi which is known as Sandhyavandanam. After this starts the ritual of fasting. The devotee is however permitted to have a single tiny drop of water as part of the Achamana purification ritual. Water more than that equals breaking the vow.
This form of puja worships Lord Vishnu. An image of Vishnu or a Saligrama stone is bathed with Panchamrita. It is then washed with water and then dressed in royal finery. Flowers, incense, water, and arati are also offered. Devotees meditate on the image of the god. In the evening, they worship Vishnu with durva grass in their hands. Devotees remain awake the whole night and sing praises of Vishnu or meditate on his image. It is also believed that if we perform charity to the Brahmins then good luck is obtained.

Then come’s the rituals of breaking the fast. Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on the next day of the Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offense.
At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on the 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 Lord Vishnu.

4 Common Myths About Christianity Debunked

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Christianity is an ancient religion that dates back to over 2000 years. Followed by over 2 billion people, it is the second oldest Abrahamic religion. The sacred scripture of the religion, the Holy Bible, has been read and interpreted by various scholars, priests, and religious preachers, as well as academics, in their own unique ways. While this has been instrumental in the spread of the religion across geographical and cultural boundaries, it has also led to many misleading versions and interpretations of the religion, over the years. Here are a number of popular myths about Christianity and how they are absolutely wrong!

Jesus Is God

Contrary to the popular belief, Jesus is not God and neither did he, himself claim to be so. He has been mentioned in the Bible as the son of god. He was the messiah who was sent by God to pay for the sins of mankind with His own blood. As per the Gospels, Jesus was born to a human mother, he experienced hunger, thirst, and pain, which made him just as human as the rest of us. However, as the son of God, he took it upon himself to sacrifice to get the sins of human beings forgiven and to return them to the divine path of the lord.

Christianity Is Hateful

Christianity, as a religion is far from being hateful. Jesus only told people to love others, to hate the sins and not the sinner, and to be kind, patient, and forgiving. While it is true that some hateful people do try to use religion to justify their hate, but they are the ones Christ warns us to steer clear of Christianity does not teach discrimination, it is the “darkness” in the hearts of mankind, that harbor hate, which one needs to lose, to be a devout Christian. Thus, Jesus always preached to let go of hatred and be kind, even to one’s enemies.

Too Ancient For Today

The religion was founded over two thousand years ago, which definitely means that there are some things that might not work out as well in today’s context, but overall Christianity is far from being irrelevant. The basic teachings of Christ included love, kindness, compassion, none of these can ever go out of style. All of these virtues are still very essential for us, and hence, the words of Christ are never too old to be true. Christianity is an inclusive religion, that opens everyone with open arms, as long as they are willing to follow the path of the right.

The Bible Is Unrealistic

There are several arguments about the Holy Bible being unrealistic, starting with the talking serpent, but what people fail to understand is that it is a metaphor for the temptations of evil. There are many things in the Bible, that are metaphors, and when we take them too literally, we lose the essence of this book. Instead, read between the lines and you will understand how it is still not just about the meanings of the words, but the deep philosophy of it, that will guide you in every aspect of your life. Christianity is more than just a religion. It is a path of kindness, love, and forgiveness that leads its followers to heaven.

So don’t believe these kinds of myths about Christianity or any other religion.

Surprising Benefits of Attending The Church

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A church often forms the focal point of every Christian society, that brings the entire community together to celebrate the Lord. It is true that God is everywhere and church attendance is neither mandatory nor the only way to be a good Christian. However, it can offer you the added help and direction in your life. If you still need more motivation to turn up to the next Sunday mass, here are some amazing benefits of attending church.

Better Understanding Of Christianity

Sometimes the Bible can be difficult to comprehend and apply in our modern times. Going to the church and listening to the sermons will help you understand the Bible better. With every reading, the preacher explains the meaning of each verse and above all, how to apply it best in today’s scenario and lifestyle. If there is any question you have on the Bible or Christianity or the ways of the religion, in general, you will find your answers here.

Additional Guidance On The Path

There are times often when a person finds it hard to walk the true path of righteousness. Sometimes you might find your faith faltering, or you have done something wrong that is eating you up inside but you have not to talk about it. At times you simply might just be confused regarding life and big decisions. You can turn to your church for help and guidance. Ask to talk to your priest in private and seek counsel on your path.

Vibrant Community To Connect With

When you start going to the church you have the opportunity to connect with a vibrant local community of Christians. You can find like-minded people to connect with and you might even make friends for life. The church is practically like an extended family for the parish. If you are new around, or lonely, you will invariably end up getting adopted into the fold with open arms. If you have children, the church offers a great chance for them to meet other godly kids their age.

Love And Support In Times Of Need

If you are going through a tough time, the church and the community will always be there to support you through your lowest moments. If you are in an economic crunch you can find everything from food to clothes through your church outreach programs. Whether you need marriage therapy or counseling for your rebellious teen or advice raising your newborn, the church is always there to offer you immense love and support whenever you need it.

Chance To Contribute To The Community

Helping others is something every Christian wants to do, and the church will provide you with the right way to get about contributing to society. There are several church outreach programs to help those in need. You can get involved in cultural events, donation drives, food trains for the needy, sick or bereaved, and more. If there is a new family in the community, you can help them adjust smoothly, guide them around. The church can also connect you to those who need mentoring if you are so inclined.

The church is more than just a place of worship. It is where the social, cultural, and religious lives of the entire Christian community converge, forming deep and meaningful bonds.

As your view is important to us. Share your valuable thoughts via comments: The benefits or good things you experienced attending the church?

Panchami Dates 2022 | Panchami Calendar

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Panchami is the fifth lunar day of each of the two lunar phases – Krishna Paksha and Sukla Paksha. The Panchami which comes after the full moon(Purnima) is called Krishna Paksha Panchami. And the Ashtami after Amavasya is called Shukla Paksha Panchami. Panchami tithi comes 25 times this year. The list of 2022 Panchami dates, you will find in this Panchami calendar.

Panchami Tithi2022 Dates
Pausha Shukla PanchamiFriday, 7 January
Magha Krishna PanchamiSunday, 23 January
Magha Shukla PanchamiSaturday, 5 February
Phalguna Krishna PanchamiMonday, 21 February
Phalguna Shukla PanchamiMonday, 7 March
Chaitra Krishna PanchamiTuesday, 22 March
Chaitra Shukla PanchamiWednesday, 6 April
Vaishakha Krishna PanchamiThursday, 21 April
Vaishakha Shukla PanchamiFriday, 6 May
Jyeshtha Krishna PanchamiFriday, 20 May
Jyeshtha Shukla PanchamiSaturday, 4 June
Ashadha Krishna PanchamiSaturday, 18 June
Ashadha Shukla PanchamiMonday, 4 July
Shravan Krishna PanchamiMonday, 18 July
Shravan Shukla PanchamiTuesday, 2 August
Bhadrapada Krishna PanchamiTuesday, 16 August
Bhadrapada Shukla PanchamiThursday, 1 September
Ashwin Krishna PanchamiThursday, 15 September
Ashwin Shukla PanchamiFriday, 30 September
Kartik Krishna PanchamiFriday, 14 October
Kartik Shukla PanchamiSaturday, 29 October
Margashirsha Krishna PanchamiSunday, 13 November
Margashirsha Shukla PanchamiMonday, 28 November
Paush Krishna PanchamiTuesday, 13 December
Paush Shukla PanchamiTuesday, 27 December

Important Festivals Celebrated on Panchami Tithi

Vasant Panchami

Tithi: Magha Shukla Paksha Panchami
2022 Date: Saturday, 5 February

The Goddess of Knowledge and Art Saraswati’s Birthday is known as Vasant Panchami (Basant Panchami) better known to be Saraswati Puja in a few states of India. This festival marks the beginning of spring. Vasant means ‘Spring’ and Panchami means the ‘5th day. Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the deity of knowledge, music, arts, science, and technology.

Rang Panchami

Tithi: Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami
2022 Date: Tuesday, 22 March

Rang Panchami is commemorated after 5 days of Holi celebration which is a Hindu festivity of fun and colors. It is considered as one of the important festivals in Indian states- Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar-Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and other parts of Northern India.

Hera Panchami

Tithi: Ashadha Shukla Paksha Panchami
2022 Date: Tuesday, 05 July

Hera Panchami is an important and unique ritual of Rath yatra. ‘Hera’ means to ‘see’ and ‘Panchami’ means the fifth day. It is celebrated at the Gundicha temple on the fifth day from the start date of the Jagannath Rath Yatra. This ritual dedicates to Goddess Mahalakshmi. This ritual highlights the separation of Mahalaxmi from Lord Jagannath.

Nag Panchami

Tithi: Tuesday, 2 August
2022 Date: Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchami

Nag Panchami is an auspicious day to revere Snake God in the month of Shravan Maas or Saawan Month. Women worship Nag Devta and offer milk to snakes on this day. Women also pray for the wellness of their brothers and family.

Rishi Panchami

Tithi: Thursday, 1 September
2022 Date: Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Panchami

Rishi Panchami is an auspicious Hindu fasting day, especially for women. This festival forms an important basis for fasting and pays reverence gratitude, dedication, and respect towards the rishis; which means seven sages and to get purified from Rajaswala Dosha.

Vivah Panchami

Tithi: Monday, 28 November
2022 Date: Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Panchami

Vivah Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating the wedding anniversary of Lord Ram and Sita. Devotees of Lord Ram and Sita perform puja and observe a day-long fast. The marriage ceremonies of Lord Ram and Sita are organized in the Ram temples.

Other Important Dates: Chaturthi Dates and Sashti Dates

Valmiki Jayanti 2022: Date, Story and Significance

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Valmiki Jayanti is dedicated to the birth anniversary of the Maharishi Valmiki. According to Hindu Lunar Calendar; Valmiki Jayanti observes on Sharad Purnima (Purnima of Ashwin month).  In 2022, the birth anniversary of Maharshi Valmiki is celebrated on Sunday, 9 October. Valmiki Jayanti is also referred to as Pargat Diwas and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Hindu devotees. Maharshi Valmiki authored the epic Ramayana which contains 24,000 shlokas and 7 cantos including the Uttara Kanda. He is considered as the Adi Kavi, the first poet of the Sanskrit language.

Story: How Dasyu Ratnakar turned into Great sage Valmiki?

dasyu ratnakar and narada

Valmiki lived during the Treta Yuga. In his early life, Valmiki’s name was Ratnakar. He would rob the people for a living. He is famous as ‘Dasyu Ratnakar’. Once, he met Narada and tried to attack him. Narada chanted Lord Ram’s name and convinced Ratnakara to give up his life of thievery. Following Narada’s advice, he sat in meditation for many many years, during which time his body became covered in ants. Narada returned and uncovered the sage from the anthill and bestowed on him the name Valmiki since he was born from an anthill. He learned the story of Lord Ram from sage Narada and was instructed to write it in poetry form by Lord Brahma. Valmiki was present during Lord Ram’s time on earth.

According to Ramayana, Lord Rama met Maharishi Valmiki during his exile and Rishi Valmiki also gave shelter to Lord Rama’s wife Sita. When Sita was banished by Lord Rama, Rishi Valmiki came to her rescue and she gave birth to Lord Rama’s twin sons, Lava, and Kusha.

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Valmiki Jayanti Celebration

Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated as Pargat Diwas. On Pargat Diwas; portraits of Valmiki typically depicted as a monk wearing saffron-colored robes and holding a quill and paper are paraded in processions called Shobha Yatra; through the main streets of the Valmiki sect’s locality, accompanied by street devotional singing. Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated at temples of Valmiki and also some Ram mandirs. On this auspicious day, devotees worship him along with Lord Rama. The recitation of Ramayana (Rama Leela) is held in temples of Valmiki. On the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti, the temples are magnificently decorated with flowers. Kirtans and bhajan are organized in the temples. Devotees also visit Lord Ram temples and recite a few verses of Ramayana in reminiscence of Maharishi Valmiki.

Significance

Valmiki Jayanti has special significance to the students, teachers, and learners. Valmiki is seen as a literary genius and a Hindu ascetic, whose worship brings wisdom and knowledge. His life incidents are an inspiration for the people and teach them to dismiss unrighteousness and devote their lives to meditation and learning.

Bonalu Festival (Ashada Jatra Utsavalu): A pious glimpse to the Extremely Elegant Festival of Goddess Mahakali

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Bonalu Festival (Ashada Jatra Utsavalu) - Goddess Mahakali

Bonalu Festival 2022 in Telangana will begin on Sunday, 3 July and ends on Sunday, 24 July.

Ashada Jatara is a state festival way popular as ‘Bonalu’ in Telangana. Traditionally, it is celebrated during Ashadh month for past so many years. Bonalu festival reflects Telangana’s rich heritage and culture with a pinch of vibrant- euphoria. Observed in almost 110 religious places and pilgrimages, this illustrious festival of South is solemnized to worship Goddess Kali or Mahakali in her most vigorous incarnation Shakti.

Amazing Rituals & Grand Celebrations

The glimpse of the grand celebration in Ujjaini Mahankali Temple

Ujjaini Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad is one of the renowned temples in Telangana and was established years back. The temple showcases the affluent tradition and unique mores (culture) of Telangana. With a throng of umpteen worshippers, the religious abode of Mahakali-Ujjaini Mahakali temple solemnizes this big festival with thousands of devotees.

limpse of the grand celebration

Early morning, women gather in a flock to offer prayers to Goddess Mahakali. They follow traditional rituals by performing Aarti and singing songs (hymns) in the name of Goddesses.

Rangam, Ghatam: The Mandatory Rituals at Akkanna Madanna Temple

Rangam implies- A united carcade on a chariot is taken on an elephant that is decked out in rich decorative covering and hence carried out till ‘Ghatam’ of the Divinity- Mother-Kali. This magnificent gaiety is ended up with a ritual- ‘Rangam’, which is defined as the oracle prediction at Akkanna Madonna Temple followed by a striking- procession, the next day. Worshippers especially Women perform this tradition by invoking Goddess- Kali in herself and helping devotees know their futures apparently.

The ‘glittering chariot’ loaded over an elephant is carried out through the main old city streets and is fetched from the street of famous- Charminar and Delhi Darwaza Matha Temple to Musi River where the ‘Ghatam’ will be submerged. Ghatam is basically- a priest who wears a customized Dhoti and turmeric all over the body. He carries a beautiful copper pot decked in the form of a Mahakali

One of the oldest and the holiest ceremonies is Bonalu Festival

Legend has it- This sacred three-day festivity was first admired and celebrated 150 years back by one of the distinguished sages, following a salient cholera epidemic. At that time, folks presumed that this Cholera breakout was due to the anger of Goddess Kali and immediately they started offering ‘Bonalu’ to lessen her uncontrollable wrath.

limpse of the grand celebration

Pothuraju: A special appearance of Mother-Goddess-Brother

During the whole festival, Pothuraju is famed as the brother of Goddess-Kali. It is rendered as a hefty and strong man, yet bare-bodied who is embellished in a pure red-colored Dhoti and small cute- bells in legs. He has been enriched turmeric on his body and orange- vermilion on his forehead. His adorable dance is very famous among the devotees as he beats the dance floor on the sound of the drums in the carcade throughout the festivity.

Exalted as the sacred observance to triumph good over evil, this prominent festival is marked to ward off evil and to bring peace, harmony, and wealth among the local Telangana peeps. Throughout the festival, a solitary set of puja and rituals are also performed specially for Goddess Yellamma. It is a religious festivity to express gratitude to the Goddess after the fulfillment of solemn promises and desires.

appearance of Mother-Goddess-Brother

South India is undeniably an entrancing State to visit whilst it’s one of the delightful and lively festivals- Bonalu (Ashada- Jatra Utsavalu) takes place in the month of July-August. One should plan his/her summer- holidays in this gladdening region for some elating change and amusement.

If you are verily looking for a short escape towards the Telangana vicinity, try this fascinating festive getaway for a holiday destination and feel the devotion with enthusiasm.

Chaturthi Dates 2022 | Chaturthi Calendar

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The fourth lunar day each of the two lunar phases (Krishna Paksha and Sukla Paksha) is called Chaturthi. It comes twice a month. The Chaturthi which comes after the full moon(Purnima) is called Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. And the Chaturthi after Amavasya is called Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. Chaturthi comes 25 times this year; whose list of Chaturthi dates in 2022, you will find in this Chaturthi calendar.

Tithi2022 Dates
Paush Shukla ChaturthiThursday, 6 January
Magha Krishna ChaturthiSaturday, 22 January
Magha Shukla ChaturthiFriday, 4 February
Phalguna Krishna ChaturthiSunday, 20 February
Phalguna Shukla ChaturthiSunday, 6 March
Chaitra Krishna ChaturthiTuesday, 22 March
Chaitra Shukla ChaturthiTuesday, 5 April
Vaishakha Krishna ChaturthiWednesday, 20 April
Vaishakha Shukla ChaturthiThursday, 5 May
Jyeshtha Krishna ChaturthiThursday, 19 May
Jyeshtha Shukla ChaturthiFriday, 3 June
Ashadha Krishna ChaturthiFriday, 17 June
Ashadha Shukla ChaturthiSunday, 3 July
Shravan Krishna ChaturthiSunday, 17 July
Shravan Shukla ChaturthiMonday, 1 August
Bhadrapada Krishna ChaturthiMonday, 15 August
Bhadrapada Shukla ChaturthiWednesday, 31 August
Ashwin Krishna ChaturthiWednesday, 14 September
Ashwin Shukla ChaturthiThursday, 29 September
Kartik Krishna ChaturthiThursday, 13 October
Kartik Shukla ChaturthiSaturday, 29 October
Margashirsha Krishna ChaturthiSaturday, 12 November
Margashirsha Shukla ChaturthiSunday, 27 November
Paush Krishna ChaturthiMonday, 12 December
Paush Shukla ChaturthiMonday, 26 December

Popular Festivals Observed on Chaturthi Tithi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Tithi: Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Chaturthi
2022 Date: Wednesday, 31 August

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is an important Hindu festival; dedicated to the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune – Lord Ganesh. According to Hindu Lunar Calendar; it falls on Chaturthi tithi of Shukla paksha in the month of Bhadrapada.

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the arrival of Ganesha on earth. Parvati or Gauri, was the daughter of the mountain king, Himavaan and Earth, was her homeland. Therefore, she came to the earth alone to visit her parents, leaving her husband and son behind. Shiva couldn’t bear to live without his wife, and so he sent his son Ganesha right behind her to bring her back. Ganesha thus came down to earth; where he welcomed with open arms, and his stay extended to 11 days.

On Ganesh Chaturthi, an idol of Ganesha is made by taking a bath, etc. This statue is made from gold, copper, clay, or cow dung according to its strength. After this, take a clean urn fill it with water, and tie it with a clean cloth. After that, the idol of Ganesha is installed on it. It is said that after this, by offering vermilion to the idol, he is worshiped by performing sodomy.

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Ganesh Ji is offered south and offered to him 21 laddus. Five laddus are kept near the idol of Ganesh and the rest are distributed among Brahmins. It is considered very good that Ganesha should be worshiped in the evening. After the Puja is over, Arghya is offered to the Moon keeping his eyes low. It is said that the moon should not be seen on this day. Also, let us tell you that after feeding food to Brahmins, they also have to give Dakshina.

Karwa Chauth

Tithi: Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturthi
2022 Date: Thursday, 13 October

Karwa Chauth

The Vrat is observed on the Chaturthi day of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month has a lot of importance to married women. Let us tell you that on this day the Karwa Chauth vrat is kept. It is said that if Suhagin women keep a fast on this day, then their husband’s life is long as well as their household life begins to be very happy. Let us tell you that the fast of Karwa Chauth starts before 4 in the morning before the sun rises and the fast is opened only after the sighting of the moon at night. It is believed that Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Shri Ganesh are worshiped on this day, along with the story of Karwa Chauth Vrat is also heard.

Other festivals in Chaturthi 2022 Dates

There are many other festivals in Chaturthi which are known by different names and the names of these festivals are as follows – Sankashti Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Chaturthi Shradh. Let us tell you that all Chaturthi vrats should be done with full rules and with a sincere mind.

Other Important Dates: Panchami Dates and Sashti Dates

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