• Wednesday 16th Nov 2016
Vrischika Sankranti Mandalakala Begins Rohini Vrat
Vrischika Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta<br> 2016 Vrischika Sankranti Phalam Punya Kaal Muhurta = 06:45 to 12:11 Duration = 5 Hours 26 Mins Sankranti Moment = 06:29 Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 06:45 to 08:34 Duration = 1 Hour 48 MinsVrischika Sankranti or Sankranthi 2016 Vrischika Sankranti Mandalakala Begin timings Mandala Pooja on December 26, 2016 (Monday) 2016 Mandalakala Begins Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is observed on 11th or 12th day during Dhanu Masam. It is the last day of a 41-days long austerity observed by devotees of Lord Ayyappa. The fasting begins 41 days before Mandala Puja i.e. on the first day of Vrishchikam Masam according to Malayalam Calendar.   Mandala Puja and Makar Vilakku are the two most famous events at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple when the temple is kept open for devotees for most of the days.   2016 Rohini Vrat Mahavir Swami Rohini Vrat is significant fasting day in Jain community. Rohini Vrat is mainly observed by women for the long life of their husbands. Rohini is one of the Nakshatra out of twenty-seven Nakshatra in Jain and Hindu calendar.   Rohini fasting is observed on the day when Rohini Nakshatra prevails after sunrise. It is believed that those who observe Rohini fasting can get rid of all types of sorrows and poverty. The Parana of Rohini Nakshatra is done during Margashirsha Nakshatra when Rohini Nakshatra ends.   There are twelve Rohini fasting days in a year. Usually Rohini Vrat is observed for three, five or seven years continuously. The advisable duration of Rohini fasting is five years and five months. Rohini fasting should be finished with Udyapana.  

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