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Puratassi Month 2018 – Importance of Purattasi Masam in Tamil Calendar in 2018

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. Puratassi Month 2018 is from September 17 to October 17. Special pujas and prayers are observed on Saturdays in Puratassi month to please Shani Bhagavan. Navartri festival in 2018 is observed this year in Puratassi month.

Navratri festival begins on October 10.

Ekadasi dates in Puratassi Masam are on September 20 and October 5.

Shiva Pradosham dates are on September 22 and October 6.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 28 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)

Purattasi Ammavasai is on October 9

Muruga Sashti Fasting is on October 15

Puratassi Pournami is on September 25.

Special Rituals in The Month

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

Another legend suggests that Lord Saneswara (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 Puratasi Saturdays. Some devotees only eat vegetarian food during the month.

Importance of Puratassi 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.

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