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Kurma Dwadashi 2020 Date & Shubh Muhurat: History, Legends, Dwadashi Auspicious Timings and Significance of Shri Koorma Jayanti


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The holy day of Kurma Dwadashi is quite significant for the people of the Hindu community. Kurma Dwadashi, also known as Kurma Jayanti or Shri Koorma Jayanti, is observed to commemorate the birth of Lord Vishnu in his ‘tortoise form’. There are historical legends that define the importance of Kurma Dwadashi. If you are searching for Kurma Dwadashi 2020 date, shubh muhurat, auspicious dwadashi pooja timings, significance and other information, then you have landed at the right article. You will be able to find all the information about Kurma Dwadashi 2020, here. History, Significance and Auspicious Time to Worship Lord Vishnu on Mukkoti Ekadashi. 

What Is the Date of Kurma Dwadashi 2020?

This year, the occasion of Kurma Dwadashi will be observed on January 7. As per the Hindu Samwat calendar, the holy day of Kurma Dwadashi occurs on the full moon day (Purnima) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing of the moon) in the month of Pausha.

What Is the Shubh Muhurat, i.e. Pooja Timings, of Kurma Dwadashi 2020?

Kurma Dwadashi Dwadashi Tithi Begins – January 07, i.e. Tuesday, from 4:02 AM

Kurma Dwadashi Dwadashi Tithi Ends – January 08, i.e. Wednesday, till 4:14 AM

What is the Story of Kurma Dwadashi?

There are several legends associated with the observance of Kurma Dwadashi. A legend says, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Kurma (tortoise) to help complete the process of “Ksheersagar” (the churning of the Ocean of the Milk). It is said that the form of Kurma is the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Another legend says, had not Lord Vishnu appeared in his Kurma avatar to lift the mountain on his back, during the ‘Samudra Manthan” saga, it would not have been completed.

What is the Significance of Kurma Dwadashi?

The day of Kurma Dwadashi holds a great religious significance for the people of the Hindu community. It is believed that the day of Kurma Dwadashi is considered very auspicious for starting new construction work.

Devotees take a holy bath before the sunrise on the occasion of Kurma Dwadashi. People who observe fast and indulge in charity on this day, they are rewarded highly. It is believed that offering food, clothes, and money brings a lot of good luck to those who do it. The recital of “Vishnu Sahasranama” is considered to be auspicious too. People who observe the Kurma Dwadashi vrat, they are said to be relieved of all their sins.

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