Fabric Hindu calendar/almanac for the Hindu year Rajasthan India. Left avatars of Vishnu,. center-right column: 12 signs of the Hindu zodiac. Top middle panel: Ganesha with 2 consorts. The panel shows Krishna with 2 consorts.
The holy month of Magha starts tomorrow, 3rd January 2018, according to the North Indian Hindu calendar. The month is marked by various sacred observances and festivals like Makar Sankranti and Mauni Amavasya. It is one of the most auspicious months to perform religious ceremonies like marriage, Upanayana (sacred thread ceremony), housewarming, etc.
Tripurari Purnima is the full moon day in the Kartik month in a traditional Hindu calendar. Tripuri Purnima 2016 date is Monday, November 14. The popular belief is that to restore Dharma, Lord Shiva killed demon Tripurasura and destroyed the Tripuri or three cities built by him on the day. The day is also popularly known as Kartik Poornima. Tripurari Purnima also marks the end of the month long Kartik Snan and vrat in North India. The day also marks the end of the Kartik Brata in Orissa.