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Vaishakha Month Festivals for Hindu Calendar

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Vaishakha - Vaishakha is the 2nd 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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List of Vaishakha Festivals
  1. Varuthini Ekadashi - Varuthini Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.

  2. Parashurama Jayanti - Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on this day. The birth of Lord Parashurama is celebrated as Parashurama Jayanti.

  3. Akshaya Tritiya - Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is one of the most auspicious days. This day is ruled by god Vishnu, the preserver-god in the Hindu Trinity.

  4. Ganga Saptami - Ganga Saptami day is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This day is also known as Ganga Pujan, Jahnu Saptami and Ganga Jayanti.

  5. Sita Navami - Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti.

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

  7. Narasimha Jayanti - On Narasimha Jayanti day Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, a half lion and half man, to kill Demon Hiranyakashipu.

  8. Buddha Purnima - Gautama Buddha, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded, was born on Buddha Purnima day.

  9. Kurma Jayanti - Kurma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Vishnu. Kurma was the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Satya Yuga. Special Puja is organized in Lord Vishnu temples.

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