Kalash Dasami



Kalash Dasami is a ritual observed in Shravan month in western parts of India, especially by some communities in Maharashtra. Kalash Dasami 2014 date is August 6. It is observed on the Sravan Shukla Paksha Dashami or the 10th day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month.

The rituals are associated with offering prayers to the Kalash – a pot atop with a coconut.

Kalasha symbolically represents creation. The vacant pot, symbolizes earth, and the water filled symbolizes the primordial water from which life began on earth. Life began in water and nothing can exist in this world without water.