March 2017 Hindu Festival Dates Calendar

Dates of important Hindu Festivals in March 2017.  Chottanikkara Makam, Mannarkkad Pooram, Attukal Pongala, Holi, Chettikkulangara Bharani, Nenmara Vallanghy Vela are some of the main festivals in the month of March 2017. This calendar is prepared by referring important regional calendars. All dates and times are based on IST.

Hindu Festivals in March 2017

March 3, 2017

Skanda Sashti
Chettikkulangara Bharani

4 March 2017

Ezhamkulam Devi Temple-Thookkam
Erumeli Kodiyettu

March 5, 2017

Ettumanoor Mahadevan Temple Ezharaponnana Darshan
Bhanu Saptami
Monthly Durga Ashtami

March 7, 2017

Ettumanoor Mahadevan Temple – Aarattu
Phagu Dasami

8 March 2017

Guruvayoor Kodiyettu
Ekadasi Fasting

March 9, 2017

Narasimha Dwadashi

10 March 2017

Sri Puthiyakavu Bhagavathi Temple, Kollam- Pongala
Pradosh Vrat

March 11, 2017

Chottanikkara Makam Festival, Ernakulam
Attukal Temple, Trivandrum - Pongala
Mannarkkad Pooram

March 2017 Hindu Festival Dates Calendar

12 March 2017

Dol Purnima

13 March 2017

Holi Festival
Chottanikkara Aarattu
Erumeli Aarattu

March 14, 2017

Ambalapppuzha Sree Krishna Temple Kodiyettu
Chitragupta Puja

16 March 2017

Guruvayoor Pallivetta
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple Aarattu
Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat

March 17, 2017

Guruvayoor Aarattu
Rang Panchami

19 March 2017

Sheetala Saptami

March 20, 2017

Kalashtami

23 March 2017

Ambalapppuzha Aarattu
Nenmara Vallanghy Vela Kodiyettu

25 March 2017

Shani Pradosh

March 29, 2017

Kodungalloor Aswathy Kavu Theendal

31 March 2017

Sabarimala Kodiyettu

Calendar February 2017 Hindu Festival Dates

Dates of important Hindu Festivals in February 2017.  Maha Shivarathri, Thai Pooyam and Pariyanampetta Pooram are some of the main festivals in the month of February 2017. This calendar is prepared by referring important regional calendars. All dates and times are based on IST.

Hindu Festivals in February 2017

1 February 2017

Vasant Panchami

February 2,  2017

Skanda Sashti

3 February 2017

Ratha Saptami

February 4, 2017

Bhishma Ashtami
Masik Durgashtami

7 February 2017

Jaya Ekadashi

10 February 2017

Thai Pooyam
Magha Purnima
Chandra Grahan

12 February 2017

Kumbha Sankranti

14 February 2017

Sankashti Chaturthi

16 February 2017

Thalassery Andalur Kavu Ulsavam (4 days)

Calendar February 2017 Hindu Festival Dates

February 17, 2017

Trissur Machattu Mamangam Festival (6 days)
Sapthaham at Mahadeva Temple Pandalam (7 days)

February 19, 2017

Pariyanampetta Pooram
Janaki Jayanti

February 22, 2017

Vijaya Ekadashi

23 February 2017
Theyyamkettu Maholsavam at Sri Thamburatti Bhagavathi Kshethram Kuttikol (4 days)

February 24, 2017
Maha Shivarathri
Pradosh Vrat

28 February 2017

Phulera Dooj
Sree Ramakrishna Jayanti

Baitala Deula Temple of Goddess Chamunda in Bhubaneswar

Baitala Deuḷa Temple, also known as Tini Mundia Mandira or Vaitaḷa Deuḷa Temple, is a 8th century Hindu temple located at Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The temple is a perfect example of Khakara temple or Kalinga architectural style. The temple enshrines Goddess Chamunda Devi or Goddess Charchika. Goddess Chamunda is depicted sitting on a corpse holding various weapons in her hands. She is adorned with a garland of skulls and is flanked by an owl and a jackal on either sides. Goddess Chamunda holds a trident, sword, bow, an arrow, thunderbolt, shield, and a snake on her hands.

Baitala Deula Temple Architecture 


The striking feature of this temple is the shape of its sanctuary tower. The semicylindrical shape of its roof is a leading example of Khakhara order of temples. The Deuḷa is oblong in shape and the Jagmohana is rectangular in structure. The outer walls of this temple are encrusted with panels of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in her Shakti form, hunting processions, capturing of wild elephants and the occasional erotic couples. Another striking feature of this temple is marked by strange and frightening carvings in the sanctum and the image enshrined in the central niche, eight-armed Chamunda, the terrifying form of Durga Maa. The tantric character of the temple is also marked by the stone post, to which sacrificial offerings were tethered, just in front of the Jagmohana. The entrance of Vaital Deul temple is decorated with a four-faced Linga with significant carvings. A beautiful image of Lord Surya, flanked by twin sisters of dawn named Usha and Pratyusha, adorn the eastern face of the tower. Image of Arjuna driving his chariot is also located at the temple.


Baitala Deuḷa Temple of Goddess Chamunda in Bhubaneswar

Vaitaḷa Deula Temple Location and Time to Visit 



The best time to visit this temple is October and March. A large number of devotees visit Vaital Deul temple to offer their prayers.

Contact Address: Barhadanda Road, Khurda, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751002, India

Kilimarthukava Temple Kadakkal Kerala

Kilimarthukava Temple or Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple in Kadakkal is a popular Hindu temple in Kollam District of Kerala, India. The temple is one of the ancient shrines in South India.

Specialities of Kilimarathukavu Temple


 One of the main speciality of Kilimarathukavu temple is that it has two Lord Shiva deities; one is the main Shiva and the other is Mahanadan. Sree Parvathy Devi is on the same Sreekovil near to Lord Shiva. Kunkumam pooja is special for Parvathy Devi. It is said that the Shiva here is Ardhanarishvara. This temple is also well known for the biggest cult image of Lord Dharma Sastha. Lord Hanuman temple is located at the centre of temple pond.

The temple pujas are strictly followed. This is one of the ancient temples in South Kerala which is thousands of years old one. It was believed that the old temple was destroyed in the past and only the idols were left behind. In the 21st century, the people surrounded by the temple thought of renovating it to give the temple a new face. As a result, the new temple construction was completed and the daily poojas restarted.

Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple Kadakkal Kollam Kerala


Important Festivals at Kilimarthukava Temple


The important festivals celebrated here are Maha Shivarathri, Skantha Shashti and Navarathri. On the same day of Shivarathri, after Athazha Pooja Lord Shiva is received outside the main Sreekovil and is placed in a specially designed Mandapam outside the Sreekovil. On the same day devotees donate “Para” for Lord Shiva which is a ritual the temple. Navarathri is the main festival for Sree Parvathy Devi. As a part of Navarathri, Devi will be dressed up on different forms of Devi on each day and on Vijayadhasami it is Goddess Saraswathi Devi. On Skandha Shashti on Thulam Malayalam month, devotees will get prasadam from 07:00 am onwards.

The uniqueness of the temple is that every quantity prepared as prasadam will be taken for pooja. Kumarasukthapushpaneali is the main pooja done for Lord Murugan here. Another pooja for Lord Murugan is Vettila donation. Devotees can donate one Betel leaf, one arecanut, one lemon and one coin on every Tuesdays. This can be donated one to one hundred and eight weeks continuously.

Veda and Yoga Classes


In temple Veda and yoga classes are being held. Veda class is schedulded on all Sundays from morning 06:30 to 08:00 am which is taken free of cost by Sri Sathyasai Veda Vahihi with the help of temple advisory committee. Yoga class is being held daily from Morning 05:30 am to 06:30 am.

Location of Kilimarathukavu Shiva Parvathy Temple


The Temple is located about 44 km from Kollam and 46 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. The nearest railway station is Varkala Railway Station. Public and private transports are available to reach this temple.



Shiva Temple Kera Kutch District Gujarat

The Shiva Temple in Kera, Kutch District is an ancient Hindu shrine located in Gujarat, India. The temple is built during the reign of the Solanki Dynasty during the later part of the 10th Century. During the earthquakes of 1819 and 2001, this holy temple has been subjected to severe damages, but the temple's spire, inner sanctum and the sculptures are still in an attractive condition.

Architecture beauty of Shiva Temple Kera, Kutch


The interior part of the temple is square in shape. The shrine has a circumlocutory passageway or pradakshina which is of about 2 to 3 foot width. This passage gets natural lighting from two open cut-stone perforated windows. Of the original hall or mandapa of the temple, only the northern wall has survived. There are a few well-carved sculptures on the wall. The spire of the temple is well-executed with ornamentation of eight triangle shaped sculptures in the form of chaitya windows on each face of the spire. Hemmed between the windows are well-crafted sculptures of human figures. At the corners of the shrine, there are miniature spires. There are many stone sculptures of Yakshas around the temple premises. An annual fair is held here which is attended by a large number of devotees from many countries.

Shiva Temple Kera Kutch District Gujarat


How to Reach Shiva Temple Kutch


The nearest railhead is Bhuj with two express trains, named Bhuj Express and the Kutch Express operating between Bhuj, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The nearest airport is Bhuj, which connects to Mumbai. The temple is well connected by road through various cities in the state and is at a distance of about 22 kilometres to the south of Bhuj.

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