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Puratasi Month 2019 – Importance of Purattasi Masam in Tamil Calendar in 2019

Purattasi Month is the sixth month in a traditional Tamil calendar and is of great importance. It is a highly auspicious month and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara (Lord Vishnu). The Navaratri festival is also held in this month. Puratasi Month 2019 is from September 17 to October 17. Special pujas and prayers are observed on Saturdays in Puratasi month to please Shani Bhagavan. Navratri festival in 2019 is observed this year in Puratasi month.

Special Rituals in The Month

Special prayers are offered at the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple in Purattasi Month.

Another legend suggests that Lord Saneeswara (Shani) loses his powers in Puratasi month and so it is easy to escape his malefic influences.

Devotees of Lord Venkateswara take only a meal on Purattasi Saturdays. Some devotees only eat vegetarian food during the month.

Importance of Purattasi Masam in Tamil Calendar

Importance of Purattasi Month

Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara appeared on earth in Purattasi Masam. Lord Vishnu devotees consider Puratasi as the ideal month for thanking Lord Vishnu for preserving the Universe. Lord Vishnu is believed to do the job of preservation in Hinduism.

On Saturdays, Naamum, the two feet symbol of Lord Vishnu’s feet, is drawn on the forehead by males and women opt for a red dot. Hymns dedicated to Lord Vishnu are chanted on Saturdays.

Devotees in large number visit Lord Vishnu temples and special flags with Garuda emblem are hoisted in Vishnu temples.

Important Festivals - Rituals - Fasting Dates in Puratasi 2019

Navratri festival begins on September 29.

Ekadasi dates in Puratassi Masam are on September 25 and October 9

Shiva Pradosham dates are on September 26 and October 11.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 17 and October 17 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)

Purattasi Amavasya is on September 28

Muruga Sashti Fasting is on October 4

Purattasi Pournami is on October 13

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