Purattasi Month is the sixth month in a traditional Tamil calendar. It is a highly auspicious month and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara (Lord Vishnu). The Navaratri festival is also held in this month. Puratassi Month 2016 is from September 17 to October 16. Special pujas and prayers are observed on Saturdays in Puratassi month to please Shani Bhagavan. Navartri festival in 2016 is observed this year in Puratassi month.
Navratri festival begins on October 1.
Ekadasi dates in Puratassi Masam are on September 26 and October 12.
Shiva Pradosham dates are on September 28 and October 13.
Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 19 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)
Purattasi Ammavasai is on September 30
Muruga Sashti Fasting is on October 7
Puratassi Pournami is on October 16.
Special prayers are offered at the
in Purattasi Month. Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple
Another legend suggests that Lord Saneswara (Shani) loses his powers in Puratasi month and so it is easy to escape his malefic influences.
Devotees of Lord Venkateswara take only a meal on Puratasi Saturdays. Some devotees only eat vegetarian food during the month.
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