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Ashwin Month Festivals for Hindu Calendar

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Ashwin - Ashwin is seventh lunar month in Hindu calendar. In Hindu Calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month. In one, lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and in other lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar).

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Pitrupaksha Starts

Mahalaya Prarambha First day of Pitru Paksha marks the beginning of the period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings.

Indira Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi Indira Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.

Sarvapitru Amavasya

Sarvapitru Amavasya This is the most significant and last day of Pitru Paksha. This day is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya.

Shardiya Navratri

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.

Saraswati Avahan

Saraswati Avahan The first day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja is known as Saraswati Avahan. Avahan means invocation of Goddess Saraswati.

Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja The second day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja is known as Saraswati Pradhan Puja day.

Durga Ashtami

Durga Ashtami Durga Ashtami, also known as Maha Ashtami, is one of the most auspicious days of the Durga Puja festival.

Maha Navami

Maha Navami Maha Navami is the concluding day of nine days Durga Puja festivity. The main Navami Puja begins after the end of Sandhi Puja.

Dussehra

Dussehra Vijayadashami or Dussehra is celebrated as victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and also triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura.

Papankusha Ekadashi

Papankusha Ekadashi Papankusha Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
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