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Significance of Puratasi

The Tamil month of Puratasi is closely associated with Lord Venkateswara (Lord Vishnu). It is also believed that Lord Venkateswara came to the earth in the month of Puratasi (Puratassi) as Balaji. In 2014, Puratasi month begins on September 17 and ends on October 16.

The Saturdays of the month are auspicious and are dedicated to pleasing Shani (Saturn). It is believed that Shani loses its powers on Saturday.
Several devotees of Balaji only take a meal during the Saturdays of this month. They also spend the Saturdays praying to Lord Vishnu.
Special pujas are offered in Vishnu temples in South India during the month.

Hindu links for 10/10/2006

Kanshi’s ashes to be kept at Dalit temple"His mortal remains would not be immersed in Ganga or Yamuna as per Hindu traditions but would be placed at two places in Delhi and Lucknow to motivate the Bahujan Samaj."Changing face of HinduismAn article on Hindu youths. Bolton Hindu templeThe temple celebrates 40 years in BoltonReport on Edinburgh Dusshera festival“It was the first time many of the actors had taken part in the festival, including Cleona Mathar, who played Sita, Vamsi Bodabati, playing Rama, and Andrew Cross, who was Hanuman.”