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Ayudha Puja 2016
 

About 2016 Ayudha Puja 2016

Ayudha Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are dead2016 
10th October 2016 (Monday)
 
Ayudha Puja Time Puja Time
Vijay Muhurat = 14:02 to 14:48
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
 
Navami Tithi Begins = 22:30 on 9/Oct/2016
Navami Tithi Ends = 22:53 on 10/Oct/2016

 

 

Ayudha Puja 2016 date during Durga Pooja and Navratri

 

 
Ayudha Puja falls during Maha Navratri and it is popular only in South India mainly in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala. Ayudha Puja is done on Navami Tithi during Navratri. Most of the time, it falls on Maha Navami during Navratri. Ayudha Puja is also known as Shastra Puja and Astra Puja.
 
In its modern form Ayudha Puja has become Vahana Puja when people worship their vehicles including cars, scooters, and motorbikes. During Vahana Puja, all the vehicles are decorated with vermilion, garlands, mango leaves and banana sapling and worshiped. During Vahana Puja a white pumpkin is decorated with vermilion and turmeric and smashed in front of the vehicle as a custom to get rid of all sorts of evils.
 
Ayudha Puja is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin month. In Tamil Nadu, Ayuda Pooja is in Puratasi month and in Kerala it is in the Kanni month. Ayudha Puja 2016 date is October 10. Ayudha Puja means the worship of weapons. On this day books, tools and objects used for making a living are worshiped and ritual washing is performed.
 
The day is also the last day of SaraswatiSaraswatiSaraswati
The name Saraswati is a combination of two Sanskrit words...
Puja. In South India, therefore the day is also known as Shastra Puja.
 
Legend has it that the weapons used by Goddess Durga were worshiped on the day. The day is known as Astra Puja in Bengal and is observed on Durga Ashtami day.
 
 

 


 



 

 
 
 

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