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What is the meaning of Alpa Dwadashi?

Alpa Dwadashi is usually used in Hindu Panchangams to refer to a short period of Dwadashi. As per Hindu calendar and Panchang, Dwadasi is the twelfth day during a lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar. Those who had observed fast on the Ekadasi (11th day) break the fast on Dwadashi. When there is an Alpa Dwadashi those who had observed Ekadasi fasting should complete their meal before the short Dwadasi period ends. There is an Alpa Dwadasi on January 12 after the Shat-thila Ekadasi.

Naga Sadhus to Take Up the Cause of Global Warming during Haridwar Mahakumbha Mela 2010

During the procession held before the Shahi Snan (Holy Bath) at GangaRiver in Haridwar during Mahakumbha Mela 2010, Naga Sadhus will hold up banners and placards urging people to plant trees, stop global warming and prevent glacial melt and thus save the holy rivers in India.
Times of India reports
This was announced by Soham Baba, Mahamandalesvara of the Juna Akhara, in Kolkata on Monday. Soham Baba — who hails from Bengal — is considered the chief-in-command of the Naga Sadhus and is the chief organiser of this year’s MahaKumbh Mela.

“Sadhus like us who go up to the higher reaches of the Himalayas to meditate have a clear picture of how bad the situation is. Pristine lakes and waterfalls that existed till a few years ago have dried up. It is a known fact that the Gangotri glacier is receding at an alarming rate. Before long, the BadrinathTemple will become inaccessible. Sadhus are among the worst sufferers. If those in charge fail to take notice, we shall be forced to start an agitatio…

Thai Masam in 2018 – Tamil Thai Month 2018 in Traditional Calendar in Tamil Nadu

Thai month is the 10th month in a traditional calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. Thai Month in 2018 begins on January 14 and ends on February 12. The most auspicious days and festivals in the month include – Thai Pongal, Mattu Pongal, Kaanum, Thai Ammavasi and Thaipusam.

Pournami and Amavasai Thai Amavasai is January 17.
Pournami or full moon in Thai month is on January 31.

Festival dates in Thai month 2016 Pongal – January 14
Mattu Pongal – January 15
Kaanum – January 16
Thai Karthigai  – January 26
Thaipusam – January 31

January 28
February 11

Muruga Sashti Fasting
January 23

January 14
January 29

Pillayar Chaturthi Vrat - Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Vrat is February 3