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16 days of Mahalaxmi Vrata in North India in Bhadrapad Month – Lakshmi Puja for 16 days

A 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrata, or Solah Din Mahalaxmi Vrat, is observed in North India in the Bhadrapad Month (August – September). It begins on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadra Mahina and ends on the Ashtami day of waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) in Ashwin month.

The popular belief is that one will get back all the lost material wealth by observing Mahalakshmi Vrata. People also observe it for attaining peace and prosperity.

An important ritual during the period is the tying of a sacred thread having sixteen knots. People avoid non-vegetarian food during the period.

A Kalash or Purna Kumbha symbolizing Mahalakshmi is worshipped on the last day of the Vrata.

Gaja Lakshmi form of Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on the all sixteen days.
Special bhog or naivedya is prepared during the period using wheat.

Gauri Ganpati Pujan during Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra - Jyeshta Gauri Puja

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan is a three-day Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and Ganpati during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad Month (August – September) in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi. In 2017, the date of Gauri Ganpati Pujan is August 30. Jyeshta Gauri puja is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi in some regions and in others to Goddess Parvati. Idols of Goddess Gauri are brought to homes and after puja it is immersed in a water body.


Gauri Ganpati Pujan in 2017 Jyeshta Gauri Avahan is on August 29
Gauri Ganpati Puja is on August 30 and
Jyeshta Gauri Visarjan is on August 31.

The popular belief is that Goddess Gauri visit and resides in homes during the period. Therefore the houses are kept clean and new decorations are added to welcome the Goddess. Special food is also prepared during the period.

The idols of Goddess Gauri which are brought in pairs – two different forms of Gauri – are decorated and special pujas are offered. Women also perform the community puja along with Haldi Kum …

Meena Rashi September Predictions – Pisces Zodiac in September

Meena Rashi or Pisces Zodiac born people will see change in financial fortune in September 2016. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Meena Rashi are September 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and September 30. The prediction is based on Moon sign. You will be recognized and awarded for your talent. Opportunity to travel to distant places.
In spite of hard work, you will not achieve the desired career progress.It is a tough period, if you are looking for a new job.Success in job related interviews and exams.Financially it is a good period with gains from vehicle deals.Increase in income source.Delay in loans.Business people need to be cautious with new deals.It is a good month to make new beginnings.There will be peace in the family.Children will be helpful.Students will have a good period.You can expect success in romantic matters.Marriage as per desire will be fixed for some.Travels will be hectic and successful.Health will be fine.

Kumbh Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Aquarius Zodiac in September 2017

Kumbh Rashi, or Aquarius Zodiac, born people will face unexpected difficulties in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Kumbh Rashi are September 1, 2, 6 and September 7. Predictions based on Moon sign. There will be religious and spiritual functions in the family. Some of you will get costly gifts.
To see career progress you will need to put in lot of efforts.Bad luck and jealous colleagues will hamper your progress in career.Those looking for a job might face some tough situations.There will be some financial trouble due to unexpected expenditure.Need to be careful in financial dealings.There is high chance of theft or loss of valuables.Progress in legal and government related matters.Business people will see positive changes.You can expect difference of opinion in the family.Health related troubles would keep you occupied.Delay in finalizing marriage matters.Travels will be successful.Students will see progress through hard work.Trouble in romance related …

Makar Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Capricorn Zodiac in September 2017

Makar Rashi, or Capricorn Zodiac, born people will face testing times due to opposite sex in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Makar Rashi are September 1, 2, 4, 6 and September 7. The predictions are based on moon sign. You need to be careful while handling vehicles and iron materials. There will be loss or damage to valuables.
Good month if you are looking for a new job.Avoid making harsh career decisions.You will have to take up extra responsibilities.There will be gains through property dealings.You can expect a proper decision regarding ancestral wealth.There will be unexpected expenses.Business people will face legal and government related problems.Laziness and lack of confidence will cause trouble.Sudden demise of a near one will come as a shock.Some of you will face health issues.You will find lack of support from family members.Romance related matters willProgress in marriage related matters.Travels will be hectic.Students need to be careful.

Dhanu Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Sagittarius Zodiac in September 2017

Dhanu Rashi, or Sagittarius Zodiac, born people will have a busy month with not much gain for all pains in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Dhanu Rashi are September 1, 2, 5, 6, and September 7. The predictions are based on moon sign. There will be renewed interest in an old project. If you are doing freelancing or are self-employed then this is a good period for all types of experiments. There will be a lot of hard work and unexpected workload and pressure.You will not be happy with remuneration after all the hard work that you put in.If you are looking for a new job then this is a good month.Lack of progress in financial situation will keep you worried.You will see gains from an earlier investment.Additional income in the family will come as a relief.Business people will see progress with new beginnings or partnerships.There will be damage to house, vehicle, or property.Some of you will get awards for your talent.Progress for self employed.There will b…

Vrischika Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Scorpio Zodiac in September 2017

Vrischika Rashi, or Scorpio Zodiac, born people will have luck on their side in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Vrischika Rashi are September 3, 4, 10 and September 30. Predictions based on moon sign. You will be in some difficulties due to the activities of the opposite sex. Laziness and lack of interest will cause trouble.
Good month in matters related to career.Those looking for new job will be happy with the progress.You will be victorious over your enemies.There will be profit and positive financial gains.Luck in games and lottery.Loans will be approved. Pending money will be released.Business people will see progress and profit.Progress in romance related matters.Students will have a favorable month.You will show interest in spiritual matters.Health issues will keep troubling you.Marriage plans will not see much progress.Travels will be successful.There will be happy occasions in the family.

Tula Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Libra Zodiac in September 2017

Tula Rashi, or Libra Zodiac, born people will get the opportunity to work abroad in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Tula Rashi are September 1, 2, 8, 9 and September 10. The predictions are based on moon sign. You can expect a new friendship with a person in high authority. There is a high chance of accidents.
You will see career progress with new opportunities.It is a favorable period for those looking for a new job.There will be sudden career reversal for some due to change in administration.Financial gains from vehicles.A new financial source in the family will come as a relief.You will invest in property or buy a new house.Decision regarding ancestral wealth will be taken.You will get the opportunity to travel to distant places.Health will be fine.Students will face some troubles.Peace will be return to the family with the help of well-wishers.You will show spiritual inclination.Romance will flourish.Business people will have a good month.Legal matt…

Kanya Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Virgo Zodiac in September 2017

Kanya Rashi, or Virgo Zodiac, born people will be recognized and rewarded in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Tula Rasi are September 5, 6, 7, 8, and Sept 9. The predictions are based on moon sign. Desire of foreign travel will be fulfilled. You will retrieve a lost valuable item. You will see career progress. You can expect new position and added responsibilities.It is a good month for those looking for a new job.Avoid making harsh career decisions in this month, as things will change for good in near future.Financially it is a stagnant period.Money will not be returned on time.Delay regarding loans.Business people will see less profit.You will become religious.Romance will flourish.Your stature will improve in society.Travels will be hectic but successful.Marriage plans will gather pace.You will be disturbed by the behavior of family members.Students will have a good month.Health will be fine. Sudden health issue of a family member will come as a shock…

Karka Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Cancer Zodiac in September 2017

Karka Rashi, or Cancer Zodiac, people will get to hear good news in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Kark Rasi are September 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 and September 30. The predictions are based on moon sign. Avoid night journey and bad friendship. Avoid display of wealth and valuables.
In career, avoid depending on others to bring success.You can expect success in job interviews and exams.Favorable period if you are looking to change job.Patience will solve many problems at the workplace.Financially it is a good period.Luck is not in your favor; avoid taking risk in gambling, stocks etc.There will be unexpected expenditure in the form of accidents or penalty.Business people will show more vigor. It is a very good month for new investments.You will drop laziness and work with more enthusiasm in all matters.There will be family get together and happy occasions.You will participate in religious functions.Health will be fine.Journey will be successful.Marriage relate…

Mithuna Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Gemini Zodiac in September 2017

Mithuna Rashi, or Gemini Zodiac, born people will see increase in expenditure in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Mithuna Rashi are September 1, 2, 9, 10, and September 11. The predictions are based on moon sign. Relatives and friends will be visiting you. There will be spiritual and religious functions. There will be narrow escape from accidents. It is not a great month to take major career decisions.Those looking for a new job will face disappointments.Avoid unwanted talks and fights at workplace.People might attempt to cheat so be careful regarding financial dealings.Investments made in this month will bring good returns.There will be financial damage due to loss of valuables or accident.Serious health troubles for some.Business people will not be happy with the income.You can expect some legal troubles.You will be recognized and awarded for your talent.There will be lack of peace in the family.Travels will be hectic.Unexpected problems will keep you …

Vrishabha Rashi September 2017 Predictions – Taurus Zodiac in September 2017

Vrishabha Rashi, or Taurus Zodiac, born people will find themselves in controversies in September 2017. Good and auspicious dates in September 2017 for Vrishabha Rasi are September 5, 6, 7, 8 and September 9. The predictions are based on moon sign. You will actively participate in religious matters. Death of a known person will come as a shock.
It is a very good month for those looking for a new job.Some of you will see career progress with additional responsibilities.You will be offered better job and higher position.Increase in income but also increase in expenditure.Luck in games and lottery.Loans will be approved.You will undertake renovation.Business people will face some difficulties especially legal and government related. Otherwise, it is a good month with increase in business volume.There will be unwanted quarrels in the family.Friends will be helpful.There will be lot of travels and new experiences.Marriage will be decided as per desire.Tension – fights for those who are rom…

Ekadashi September 2018 dates – Monthly Ekadasi Fasting for Lord Vishnu in September 2018

Monthly Ekadasi Fasting, dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hindu religion, is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi dates in September 2018 are September 6 and September 20. Fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.

September 6 Ekadasi is known as Aja or Annanda or Jaya Ekadashi

The Ekadasi on September 20 is known as Parivartini Ekadasi. In some regions, it is also known as Jaljhulni Ekadasi.
The preparation for Ekadashi fasting begins on the Dasami day – the day before Ekadasi. On the Ekadasi day, devotees observe complete fast. The day is meant for hearing religious discourses and performing pujas.
There are also devotees who do not observe total fast. They avoid grains especially rice and consume fruits, nuts and milk.

The fasting ends on the Dwadashi day with the consuming of food cooked i…