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 2017 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 2017 is observed this year in Puratassi month.
Navratri festival begins on September 21.
Ekadasi dates in Puratassi Masam are on September 16 and October 1.
Shiva Pradosham dates are on September 17 and October 3.
Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 8 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)
Purattasi Ammavasai is on September 19
Muruga Sashti Fasting is on September 26
Puratassi Pournami is on October 5.
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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