Marathi Culture and Festivals

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Tue. 8/11 All day Shrikrishna Jayanti
All day Mangla Gauri Pujan 4

Details are same as Mangala Gauri pujan 1

Tue. 8/18 All day Mangala Gauri Pujan 5

Details are same as Mangala Gauri pujan 1

Wed. 8/19 All day Shravan Amavsya
Fri. 8/21 All day Hartalika Tritiya  [IMAGE] Image Source : Image Courtsey : By Yosarian (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http/ or GFDL (http/], via Wikimedia Commons Hartalika Teej Vrat is an important ritual per... more
Sat. 8/22 All day Shri Ganesh Chaturthi [IMAGE] Ganesh Chaturthi is said to have been celebrated since the days of Maratha rulers: Satavahana, Chalukya and Rashtrakuta. Mainly celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh with a lot of zeal and splendour,... more
Sun. 8/23 All day Rishi Panchami [IMAGE] By Srikar Kashyap (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https)/], via Wikimedia Commons The rishi panchami is the day to respect, gratitude and remembrance of the deeds of those ancient Rishis who devoted their l... more
Tue. 9/1 All day Anant Chaturdashi [IMAGE] By Chris (Flickr: Ganesh) [CC BY 2.0 (http)/], via Wikimedia Commons Anant Chaturdashi is the last day of Ganeshotsav when Idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in water. Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated w... more
Wed. 9/2
Thu. 9/17
All day Pitru Paksha
Wed. 9/2 All day Bhadrapad Purnima
Sat. 9/5 All day Sankashti
Thu. 9/17 All day Sarvpitri Amavsya [IMAGE] By ABHIJEET (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http)/], 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
Fri. 9/18 All day Adhik Mas Prarambh
Thu. 10/1 All day Adhik Ashwin Pournima
Mon. 10/5 All day Sankashti Chaturthi
Fri. 10/16 All day Adhik Ashwin Amavsya
Sat. 10/17 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
Sun. 10/25 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
Fri. 10/30 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
Wed. 11/4 All day Sankashti Chaturthi
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