Pausha is the name of a lunar month parallel to December in Hindu calendar. Pausha is the 10th month of the year, beginning on 22nd December and ending on 20th January. In Hindu calendar, there are two ways to score the lunar month. The lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima in one and in other; the lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya. Pausha is a winter month. The Hindu lunar month Pausha go beyond with its astrophysical month Dhanu in the Hindu calendar.
Festivals in Pausha Month
In solar religious calendars, the month Pausha begins with the Sun's entry into Sagittarius, and is generally the ninth month of the year. There are some significant festivals celebrated in this month and these are as follows:
Theppotsavam: Pausa Bahula Amavasya day is famous as Theppotsavam at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamyvari Temple in Simhachalam.
Saphala Ekadashi: Saphala Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vratas which are celebrated to seek out the blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Banada Ashtami: Banada Ashtami starts on Paush Shukla Ashtami and ends on Paush Purnima. Paush Shukla Ashtami is well-known as Banada Ashtami.
Shakambhari Purnima: Shakambhari Purnima which is also recognized as Shakambari Jayanti is the last day of Shakambari Navratri.
Paush Purnima: Paush Purnima is an important day in Hindu calendar. It marks the commencement of one month long severity period which is celebrated in Magha month.
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