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Bol Choth or Bahula Chauth Vrat in Gujarat

Bol Choth is a Hindu observance in the Shravan month in Gujarat. Bol Choth Vrat is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Shravan month. It is observed by both men and women and is performed for the welfare of cows and calves. In 2016, the date of Bol Choth is August 11.

Bol Choth is observed by all members in the family and is of great importance to farming community. People pray for the welfare of cattle and other domesticated animals. The animals are thoroughly cleaned and special food is provided to them.

People only eat food made from millet on the day. Family members make temporary cooking arrangement outside the house and food is prepared on the day under the open sky.

After rituals and prayers, people listen to Bol Choth Vrat Katha which narrates how a cow was spared by lion and worshipped it for its divine qualities.

Bol Choth is observed during Shravan month, which is the period of peak monsoon season. The ritual is meant for the protec…

Krishna Pushkaram

Krishna Pushkaram is held once in 12 years and is conducted in Srisailam, Guntur and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh through which Krishna River flows. Krishna Pushkaram 2016 dates are from August 12. This pushkaram is held when Jupiter enters Kanya Rasi (Virgo). The main ritual includes taking holy dip in the Krishna River.

A Pushakaram takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brishaspati) enters a particular zodiac.

There are total of 12 rivers where Pushkaram takes place. The most famous is the Godavari Pushkaram.
The ritual of pushkaram is more popular in Andhra Pradesh.

Kajari Teej 2017 date

Kajari Teej, or Kajri Teez, is observed by women on the third day after Shravan Poornima and it is second among the three Teej festivals – the other two being Hariyali and Hartalika Teej. Kajari Teej 2017 date is August 10. It is mainly observed by married women and young girls and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Kajri Teez is mainly celebrated in Bundi in Rajasthan and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Kajari Teej is dedicated to Lord Krishna and special pujas and prayers are also offered to the neem tree. On the day, women and girls wear colorful new clothes and dance and make merry. A community puja is performed around a neem tree. Specific rituals are performed by elderly women and young women learn the tradition and perform it.

Special swings are prepared for the day and women take turns in swinging while other women sing and dance. Songs sung on the day welcomes the monsoon rains and praise the love of Krishna and Radha.

Kajri Te…

Nothing can break us when we are strong from within

It is important to focus on what gives us satisfaction and to work towards it with utmost dedication.

Allow children to develop into confident individuals capable of taking decisions independently.

To face the world we need huge wealth of self-assurance and belief within. Nothing can break us when we are strong from within.

Forget the result; be determined to do our duty in the best possible manner.

For success in any job, make ourselves indispensable.
Never let our work affect our family and friends.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 20, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 20, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:56 AM on August 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 20, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 10:50 PM on August 20. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 8:29 PM on August 20. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 5:09 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and s…

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