Marathi Culture and Festivals

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Sun. 9/15
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Sat. 9/28
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Pitru Paksha
Tue. 9/17 4:00 PM Angarika Sankashti
Sat. 9/28 4:00 PM Sarvpitri Amavsya [IMAGE] By ABHIJEET (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http)/creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Pitru means ancestors. Paksha is the fortnight time. Pitru Paksha is the 15 day lunar period dedicated to the ancestors. During thi... more
Sun. 9/29 All day Ghatasthapana / Navratri starts [IMAGE] Image: Gaikwad Family Ghatasthapana Valencia CA USA Ghatasthapana, also known as Kalashsthapana Puja, is performed on the first day of Navaratri. Ghatsthapana involves invoking Goddess Shakti in Kalash or Pot and symbolically on the growin... more
All day Ashwin month starts
Tue. 10/8 All day Dasara / Vijayadashmi [IMAGE] Dasara: Dassehra Symbolize the victory of good over evil. There is a tradition to Worship all your machineries vehicles pen etc. Families get together and exchange Shammi leaves. Dasara is also one of the Good muhurt where you can perform an... more
Sun. 10/13 All day Kojagiri Pournima [IMAGE] Kojagiri Pournima: The Sharad Purnima or Kojaagari Purnima or Kumar Purnima is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of Ashvin (September–October). The rainy season is over, and the brightness of the full moon brings spec... more
Thu. 10/17 All day Sankashti Chaturthi
Fri. 10/25 All day Dhanteras / Dhanatrayodashi [IMAGE] Image :By The original uploader was F16 at Hebrew Wikipedia (Transferred from he.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http/www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http/creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons Dh... more
All day Vasubaras [IMAGE] mage Source: https/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/CowHA.jpg Vasubaras is the first day of Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra. It is observed on the 12th day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Ashwin month as per t... more
Sun. 10/27 All day Laxmi pujan / Ashwin Amavsya [IMAGE] Lakshmi-pujan is celebrated on the Diwali evening. Believing that Goddess Lakshmi visits every house in the evening, people perform ‘Lakshmi Puja’. This is essentially a worship of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh, money, jewelry... more
All day Narak Chaturdashi [IMAGE] Image Source : By Mughal [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Narak Chaturdashi = Narak + Chaturdashi (Fourteenth) = The day when Demon Narakasura was slayed by Lord Krishna, falls on the 14th day of the month of Kartik (Oct – No... more
Mon. 10/28 All day Balipratipada / Diwali padwa [IMAGE] Image: Rangoli by Prasad Karshetty, India The fourth day of Diwali is also celebrated as 'Diwalicha Padva' by many. This is a celebration of togetherness of husband and wife and love shared by them. To mark the occasion wife does 'aukshan'... more
All day Kartik month starts
Tue. 10/29 All day Bhaubij  [IMAGE] On this day, brothers and sisters meet to express love and affection for each other. It is based on a story when Yama , lord of Death, visited his sister Yami (the river Yamuna). Yami welcomed Yama with an Aarti and they had a f... more
Tue. 11/12 All day Kartik Pournima
Fri. 11/15 All day Sankashti Chaturthi
Tue. 11/26 All day Kartik Amavsya
Wed. 11/27 All day Margshirsh month starts
Wed. 12/11 All day Datta jayanti/ Marthshirsh pournima [IMAGE] Image Source; Raja Ravi Varma [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Datta Jayanti, or Dattatreya Jayanthi, celebrates the birth of Adi Guru Dattatreya, the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishn Mahesh... more
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