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Vaman Puja – Vaman Dwadasi Puja in Ashada Month in Maharashtra



Vaman Puja, or Vamana Dwadasi, is observed on the 12th day (Dvadasi day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Ashada Month (June – July). The day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2018, the date of Vaman Puja is July 24 in some regions especially in Maharashtra.

It is popularly believed by some Hindu communities Lord Vamana Deva appeared on the earth as the son of Sage Kasyapa and Aditi on the 12th day during the Shukla Paksha in the Ashara Month (Ashad).

The main observance on the day is the reading of the story of Lord Vamana from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana.

It must be noted that the Jayanti or incarnation day of Vaman Avatar is observed on different dates in different regions. The most popular is the one observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwadasi tithi. It is known as Vaman Jayanti.