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Kartik Brata in Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa

Kartik Brata is observed in Orissa in the Kartik month and the main observance in the month includes praying early morning at the LordJagannathTemple during the morning Mangal Arati. Kartik Brata 2018 is from October 25 to November 23, 2018. Other important rituals in the month-long Kartik Brata include partial fasting, reading the Kartik Mahatmya from Padma Purana.

Most the devotees undertaking Kartik Brata stay in Puri and make it a point to visit LordJagannathTemple daily. Most devotees only consume the Mahaprasad from the Jagannath temple kitchen. Another important ritual in the month is the worship the holy Tulsi or Basil tree as the image of Lord Jagannath.

The last five days of Kartik month is considered highly auspicious and the JagannathTemple performs Panchuka. During the period, Lord Jagannath is depicted in five different new Veshas (attires) on each day.

360 degree view of Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple with high quality pictures – Online Virtual Tour

RamanathaswamyTemple located at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is one of the most visited Hindu temples in the world and is noted for its architectural splendor. To attract more visitors and to give an idea of the architecture of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and Department of Tourism is providing an online virtual tour of the temple at the official website of Tamil Nadu Tourism. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple from several locations inside and outside the temple. The images used are of high quality.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple here -

Click on the red arrow within the image to take the tour of the temple.If you are using a slow internet connection then it might take time to load the image. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 browser then you might not be able to view the image. If the above link is not working then you can have a look at this virtual tour provided by …

Aippasi Masam 2018 – Tamil Month Aipasi in 2018 in Tamil Calendar

Aippasi Masam is the seventh month in a traditional Tamil calendar. Skanda Shasti Vrat dedicated to Lord Muruga begins in Aippasi month. Deepavali (November 6) is also observed in this month. Aippasi Masam 2018 begins on October 18 and ends on November 16.

In 2018, Skanda Shasti fast starts on November 8 and ends on November 14. Soorasamharam is on November 13.

Pournami or full moon day in Aippasi month is on October 24.

Amavasi in Aippasi Masam is on November 7.

Important festivals
Diwali -  November 6
Lakshmi Puja -   November 7
Skanda Sashti Fasting - November 8 and ends on November 13 with Soorasamharam. Tirukalyanam is on November 14.

Ekadasi Fasting dates are October 20 and November 3
Pradosham Fasting dates are on October 22 and November 5

The next Tamil month is the highly auspicious Kaarthigai Masam.