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Madhwa Festivals and Months

This is my 200th post 🙂 As a special milestone, I am blogging a handy calendar or checklist for the important festivals in every month paksha wise and some important concepts in Madhwa calendar including chaathur Maasa and Adhika Maasa

Pitru paksha begins

Month/Maasa Maasa niyamaka Paksha Thithi Festival/event
Chaitra Padmini – Vishnu Shukla Pratipat Ugadi
Tritiya Shri matsya jayanthi
Navami Rama Navami
Purnima Hanuman Jayanti
Vaishaka snana begins
Krishna Chathurdashi Shri varaha jayanthi
Vaishaka Kamalalaya – Madhusudhana Shukla Tritiya Akshaya Trutiya
Shri parasurama jayanthi
Chaturdashi Narasimha Jayanti
Dasami Srinivasa kalyana
Trayodashi Veda Vyasa Jayanti
Pournima Shri kurma Jayanthi
Vaishaka snana ends
Jyeshta Ramaa – Trivikrama Shukla Dashami Bhageerathi Jayathi
Pournami Vata savithri vrata
Ashaada Vrushakapi – vamana Shukla Ekadashi Chathur masa beginning
Amavasya Deepa sthamba pooja
Shravana* Dhanya  – Sridhara Shukla Chaturthi Naga Chathurthi
Panchami Naga Panchami
Sukravara(Friday) Varalakshmi vrata
Shravana Nakshathra Rig veda upakarma
Pournami Yajur veda upakarma
Hayagreeve jayanthi
Krishna Ashtami Krishna Jayanthi
Bhadrapada Vruddhi – Hrishiskesha Shukla Dhvithiya Shri varaha and Dhanvanthri jayanthi
Tritiya Swarna gowri vrata
Chathurthi Ganesha chathurthi
Panchami Rishi Panchami
Dwadasi Vamana jayanthi
Chathurdashi Ananta chathurdashi
Krishna Prathima
Amavasya Mahalaya Amavasya
Ashwija Yagna – Padmanabha Shukla Prathama Navrathri begins
Saptami Saraswathy Pooja begins
Ashtami Durgashtami
Navami Ayudha Pooja
Dashami Madhva jayanthi/Vijaya dasami
Pournima Karthika snana begins
Krishna Chathurdashi Naraka chathurdashi
Amavasya Deepavali/Laxmi Pooja
Karthika Indira – Damodhara Shukla Pratipat Bali padyami
Dvadashi Tulasi vivaha
Pournima Karthiga snana ends
Dhathri Havana
Margashira Shri – Kesahva Shukla Shasti Subramanya Shashti
Ekadashi Geetha Jayanthi
Ashtami Bhima jayanthi
Dhanur Sankarshana     Laxmi Narayana Pooja
Pousha Laxmi Narayana Shukla Pournami Magha snana begins
Maagha Kamala – Madhava Shukla Sapthami Ratha sapthami
Ashtami Bheesmastami
Navami Madhva Navami
Pournima Magha snana ends
Phalguna Padma – Govinda Shukla Pournami Holi

*On Every Tuesday of Shravana Maasa, Married ladies for the first five years after wedding should do  Mangala Gowri Pooja
Chathur Maasya:

 These four months are said to be pleasing to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu when He enters into Yoga Nidra (Divine slumber) on Aashada Sukla Ekadasi day called Deva Sayani or Hari Sayani Ekadasi.and He gets up from Yoga Nidra on Kartheeka Sukla Dwadasi day called Uttana Dwadasi.

  1. SHAKA VRATHA – Ashada Shudda Ekadashi to Shravana Shudda Dashami
  2. DADHI VRATHA -Shravana Shudda Ekadashi to Bhadrapada Shudda Dashami
  3. KSHEERA VRATHA – Bhadrapada Shudda Ekadashi to Ashwayuja Shudda Dashami
  4. DVIDALA VRATHA – Ashwayuja Shudda Ekadashi to Karthika Shudda Dashami

Dakshinayana and Uttarayana:

  • Uttarayana starts on Makara Sankramana Day, usually January 14 or 15th and Dakshinayana starts usually on July 15th or 16th.
  • Starting from Makara (Capricorn) up to Mithuna (Gemini), the travel of Sun is called as Uttarayana and starting from Karkataka (Cancer) up to Dhanus (Sagittarius) it is known as Dakshinayana.
  • It is believed and said that Uttarayana represents Devathas and Dakshinayana represents Pithrus.
  • It is also said that Uttarayana is the day time and Dakshinayana is the night time for devathas.That is one human year is equal to one day for devathas

Adhika Maasa:

Adhika Masa is the thirteenth month in a Calender year followed by Lunar Calender,i.e., Chandramana reethya.

The concept of adding one extra month after every 33 months is known as Adhika Masa.

Maasa Niyamaka: Purushotthama

Mannenethina Amavasya

 

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