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Girija Puja in Ashada Month

Girija Puja is a unique ritual dedicated to Goddess Parvati, who is also known as Girija. Girija Puja 2018 date is July 22. The ritual is observed on the 10th day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashada month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in Shiva Parvati Temples.

The Ashada Dasami is considered auspicious worship Goddess Parvati by some communities in North India.

The day is also observed as Ashada Dasami in some regions.

Sharika Jayanti in Ashada Month - Mela Dedicated to Sharika Bhavani

Sharika Jayanti is believed to be the day Goddess Sharika appeared on the earth to annihilate Adharma and restore Dharma. Sharika Jayanti 2018 date is July 21. It is observed on the ninth day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashad month (July – August). The day is also known as Har Navami. The ritual is also referred to as Sharika Bhavani Mela.

Goddess Sharika is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is widely worshipped in Jammu and Kashmir. Her abode is the Hari Parbat on the outskirts of Srinagar. She is also the patron deity of many Kashmiri Pandits.

The day is of great importance in temples dedicated to Goddess Sharika. Especially, the temple at Hari Parvat where the Goddess is worshiped in the form of a Sri Chakra.

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Bhatali Navami 2018 Date – Bhadli Navmi

Bhatali Navami, or Bhadli Navmi, is observed in the Ashad month. Bhatali Navami 2018 date is July 21. It is observed on the ninth day during the Shukla Paksha of Ashada Month. The day is of great significance for certain Hindu communities in North India.

The day is also known as Ashara Shukla Paksha Navami and Kandarp Navami.