Sabarimala Mandala Pooja begins on first day of Vrischikam masam (16th November) and ends on eleventh day of Dhanu masam (27th December) in Malayalam calendar of Kerala. For Mandala Puja 2010 Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opens at 5.30 pm on 16 November and closes at 10 pm on 27 December 2010. Continue reading Sabarimala Ayyappa Mandala Pooja Astrology
Rann of Kutch Mahotsav 2010 will begin on 19 December, and continue till 18 January 2011. The main programme will be held between 19-21 December as Rann Utsav. In an attempt to draw more tourists for the Sharad Utsav at Dhordo in the Rann of Kutch, the state government is planning to introduce concessional tariffs for the tourists. Dhordo is a small village in Kutch district, 70 km from Bhuj, where the main celebrations will be held from December 19 to 22. This time, the government has extended the celebration period to January 18.
Chhath Puja ( Chhath Pooja ) Holiday should be declared. It is the festival of sun god, observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. Chhath Puja in 2010 is on Kartik Sashti or Surya Shashti, 11 November 2010. Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, The four days of Chhath Pooja are Chhath Nahai Khai (10th November 2010), Chhat Kharna (10th November 2010), Sanjha Urga and Subah Urga (11th November 2010),and Chhath Paran (12th November 2010). Continue reading Chhath Puja, Chhat Pooja Holiday
Chhath Puja (Dala Chhath Pooja) is observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. Chhath Puja in 2010 is on Kartik Sashti or Surya Shashti, 11 November 2010. Chhath puja is performed on Kartik Shukala Shashti, which is the sixth day of the month of Kartik in the Vedic Calendar, exactly 6 days after Deepawali. Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days. Chhat Greeting is sent days ahead of chhat puja. Continue reading Chhath Puja, Chhath Greeting, Surya Shashti, Bihar Chhath Nahai Khai 2010
Bhai Dooj (Bhai Phota, Bhai Bij, Bhai Duj, Bhaubeej) 2010 falls on November 7th. It is one of the major festival of India, also spelt as Bhaidooj, Bhaiduj or Bhai Duj. Bhai Dooj is popularly known as Bhai Bij, Bhaubeej amongst the Marathi and Konkani speaking communities in the states of Maharashtra,Goa and Karnataka. It is also known as Bhai fota in Bengali and Bhai Tika in Nepal. Continue reading Bhai Dooj, Bhai Phota, Bhai Bij, Bhai Duj 2010