Vaishakha Masam Festivals in Telugu Calendar (April/May)
Vaishakha is the 2nd lunar month in Hindu calendar:
Vaishakha masam or Vaishakh month is the second month in traditional Hindu Telugu calendar. The similar calender’s is followed in Maharastra,Karnataka and Gujarat.This Vaishakha masam is dedicated to lord Vishnu and i also known as madhava masam in Vaishnava calendar.
In Hindu Calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month. In one, lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and in other lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar).
Vaishakha purnima is considered as extremely scared and fruitful.Vaishakha purnima,it is believed that the devotees get full enlightenment from all the sins by fasting and worshiping on Vaishakha purnima day. We also called this punima as buddha purnima because of the birth anniversary of buddha falls on this day.
akshya tritiya,Narasimha Jayanti and buddha purnima(Maha Vaishakhi) are the major festivals in Vaishakha masam.
Telugu Festivals May, 2022
Government holidays, Telugu festivals, vratam etc… as per 2022 Telugu calendar, May.
May 2022 Festivals
3 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya
12 Thursday Mohini Ekadashi
13 Friday Pradosh Vrat (S)
15 Sunday Vrishabha Sankranti
16 Monday Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
19 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
26 Thursday Apara Ekadashi
27 Friday Pradosh Vrat (K)
28 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
30 Monday Jyeshtha Amavasya
Vaishakha Purnima Monday 16th May
Vaishakha Purnima’s Time:
Purnima Tithi Strats- 12:40 to 15 May 2022
Purnima Tithi Ends- 09:45 to 16th May 2022
What is Vaishakha Purnima | When will come| How will Celebrate?
All Purnima Tithis are considered auspicious among Hindus. Vaishakha Purnima is the second Purnima in the year according to Hindu lunar calendar and it comes just after Narasimha Jayanti
All Purnima days have something special to celebrate for. Buddha Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Purnima day and this day is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.
People worship Lord Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord Vishnu, and observe Satyanarayana fasting on Purnima day.
Many communities observe one day fast on Purnima Tithi according to their Kul Parampara. Kul Paramparas are family traditions passed from generation to generation.
Akshaya Tritiya 3rd May Tuesday
Akshaya Tritiya Pooja Timings:
Beginning of the Muhurat (Tithi) 05: 18 AM 3rd May 2022
End of the Muhurat (Tithi) 07: 32 AM 4th May 2022
Auspicious Timings to Buy Gold on Akshaya Tritiya:
Akshaya Tritiya Gold Purchase on Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Akshaya Tritiya Gold Purchase Timings – 05:49 to 05:49, May 04
Duration – 23 Hours 59 Mins
Auspicious Choghadiya timings overlapping Akshaya Tritiya
Morning Muhurat (Chara, Labha, Amrita) – 09:01 to 13:49
Afternoon Muhurat (Shubha) – 15:25 to 17:01
Evening Muhurat (Labha) – 20:01 to 21:25
Night Muhurat (Shubha, Amrita, Chara) – 22:49 to 03:01, May 04
What is Akshaya Tritiya:
Akshaya Tritiya which is also known as Akha Teej is highly auspicious and holy day for Hindu communities. It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha. Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Rohini Nakshatra day with Wednesday is considered very auspicious. The word Akshaya (अक्षय) means never diminishing. Hence the benefits of doing any Japa, Yajna, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever.
Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. Most people purchase Gold on this day as it is believed that buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth in coming future. Being Akshaya day it is believed that Gold, bought on this day, will never diminish and would continue to grow or appreciate.
Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu who is the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity. According to Hindu mythology Treta Yuga began on Akshaya Tritiya day. Usually Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, birthday anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, falls on the same day but depending on staring time of Tritiya Tithi Parashurama Jayanti might fall one day before Akshaya Tritiya day.
Vedic astrologers also consider Askshay Tritiya an auspicious day free from all malefic effects. As per Hindu Electional Astrology three lunar days, Yugadi, Akshaya Tritiya and Vijay Dashami don’t need any Muhurta to start or perform any auspicious work as these three days are free from all malefic effects.
Mohini Ekadashi Vrat 12th May 2022 Thursday / गुरूवार
Mohini Ekadashi Parana Vrat Timings and Dwadashi End Moment :
On 13th May, Parana Time – 05:45 AM to 08:20 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment – 05:27 PM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 07:31 PM on May 11, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 06:51 PM on May 12, 2022
Mohini Ekadashi date as per ISKCON
What is Mohini Ekadashi:
It is believed that the importance and significance of Mohini Ekadashi have been first explained by Lord Krishna to King Yudhishthira and by Saint Vasishtha to Lord Rama.
If a person observes a Mohini Ekadashi Vrat with utmost dedication and devotion then he receives many ‘punya’ or ‘good karmas” as its fruitful result.
The Punya received are equivalent to the one attained by donating a thousand cows, visiting pilgrimages, and performing yajnas.
It is also believed that devotees get free from the cycle of birth and rebirth and attain salvation by observing the fast of Mohini Ekadashi.
To know the detailed importance of Mohini Ekadashi, devotees can read the Surya Purana.
May 13, 2022, Friday Shukra Pradosh Vrat
Pradosha Puja Muhurat – 06:40 PM to 08:53 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 13 Mins
Day Pradosha Time – 06:40 PM to 08:53 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 05:27 PM on May 13, 2022
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 03:22 PM on May 14, 2022
19 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
Ekadanta Sankashti 19th May 2022 Thursday / गुरूवार
Ekadanta Sankashti Timings:
Ekadanta~Sankashti Chaturthi on Thursday, May 19, 2022
Moonrise on Sankashti Day – 10:23 PM
No moonrise during Chaturthi Tithi
Chaturthi Tithi Begins – 11:36 PM on May 18, 2022
Chaturthi Tithi Ends – 08:23 PM on May 19, 2022
Apara~ Ekadashi Vrat 26th May 2022 Thursday / गुरूवार
Apara Ekadashi Parana Vrat Timings and Dwadashi End Moment :
Apara Ekadashi Parana on Thursday, May 26, 2022
On 27th May, Parana Time – 05:42 AM to 08:18 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment – 11:47 AM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 10:32 AM on May 25, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 10:54 AM on May 26, 2022
Apara Ekadashi date as per ISKCON
What is Apara Ekadashi:
Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.
Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.
At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.
Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.
Shukra Pradosha Vrat 27th May 2022 Friday / शुक्रवार
Pradosha Puja Timings:
Shukra Krishna Pradosha Vrat on Friday, May 27, 2022
Pradosha Puja Muhurat – 18:45 to 20:57
Duration – 02 Hours 11 Mins
Day Pradosha Time – 18:45 to 20:57
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 11:47 on May 27, 2022
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 13:09 on May 28, 2022
What is Shukra Pradosha:
Pradosha Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis,that is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in lunar month. For Pradosham Vrat, day is fixed when Trayodashi Tithi falls during Pradosha Kala which starts after Sunset. The time window after Sunset when Trayodashi Tithi and Pradosha time overlaps is auspicious for Shiva Puja.When Pradosham day falls on Friday, it is known as Shukra Pradosha.
28 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
May 28, 2022, Saturday Masik Shivaratri
23:52 to 00:35, May 29
Masik Shivaratri Hours 44 Mins
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins – 13:09, May 28
Ends – 14:54, May 29
30 Monday Jyeshtha Amavasya
Amavasya Krishna Amavasya
Jyeshtha, Krishna Amavasya
Begins – 14:54, May 29
Ends – 16:59, May 30
Tithi:Amavasya upto 17:01
Nakshatra:Krittika upto 07:11
Yoga: Sukarman upto 23:36
First Karana: Naga upto 17:01
Second Karana: Kinstughna upto 30:08
April 2022 Festivals
01 Fri May Day
02 Sat Somavara Vrutam , Chandrodayam
03 Sun Eid Ul Fitr , Akshaya Tritiya , Parashurama Jayanti , Chandanotsavam , Basava Jayanthi
04 Mon Chaturthi Vrutham
06 Wed Skanda Shashti , Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti , Sri Ramanuja Jayanti
08 Fri Mothers Day
09 Sat Durga Ashtami Vrat
11 Mon Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Jayanth , Kritika Karte , Sri Veera Brahmendra Swamy Aradhana
12 Tue Annavaram Satyanarayana Vari Kalyan , Mohini Ekadashi
13 Wed Pradosha Vratam
14 Thu Narasimha Jayanti
15 Fri Vrishabha Sankranti , Kurma Jayanti , Pournami Vratam , Sri Satyanarayana Pooja
16 Sat Vaishakha Purnima , Annamacharya Jayanti , Pournami , Buddha Purnima
19 Tue Sankashtahara Chaturdhi
25 Mon Rohini Karte
26 Tue Apara Ekadashi
27 Wed Pradosha Vratam
28 Thu Masa Shivaratri
30 Saturday Somavara Vrutam , Vaishakha Amavasya
List of Vaishakha Festivals:
Varuthini Ekadashi – Varuthini Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Parashurama Jayanti – Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on this day. The birth of Lord Parashurama is celebrated as Parashurama Jayanti.
Akshaya Tritiya – Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is one of the most auspicious days. This day is ruled by god Vishnu, the preserver-god in the Hindu Trinity.
Ganga Saptami – Ganga Saptami day is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This day is also known as Ganga Pujan, Jahnu Saptami and Ganga Jayanti.
Sita Navami – Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti.
Mohini Ekadashi – Mohini Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Narasimha Jayanti – On Narasimha Jayanti day Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, a half lion and half man, to kill Demon Hiranyakashipu.
Buddha Purnima – Gautama Buddha, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded, was born on Buddha Purnima day.
Kurma Jayanti – Kurma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Vishnu. Kurma was the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Satya Yuga. Special Puja is organized in Lord Vishnu temples.
Next Month Festivals Check here Jyeshtha Masam Festivals in Telugu Calendar (May/June)