Devasthanam South Africa

All regular notices from the Devasthanam of South Africa which is the Council of South Indian Temples and Religious Institutions will be loaded here as and when updates are available. For further information:  031 564 5982,  083 425 4484.

Ganesha Chaturthi News: Temples in South India and throughout the World are observing Vinayagar Sathurthi on Monday 9th September 2013. Besides browsing the website, every  Panchamgams in South India  confirms this date. Please note that a South Indian Day starts as sunrise and ends the next day at sunrise. Sathurthi Thithi starts on Sunday 8th at 01.39pm but all Thithi Fasts are always observed on the day of the Sunrise. Therefore  Vinayagar Sathurthi is without doubt on Monday 9th. We received

Devasthanam of South Africa does not  dictate to Management of Temples but can only advise them when requested.Please check with your relevant temple on arrangements for Chaturthi schedules.

Prayer Calendar For The Month Of Aavani And Purataasi

Month: Aavani : Aug 18 – Sept 16

  • Aug 19 Mon : Nadarajar Abishegam
  • Aug 21 Wed : Gita  Week  Starts
  • Aug 28 Wed : Krishna Jayanthi
  • Sept 09 Mon : Shree  Vinayagar  Sathurthi
    – Sathurthi  Starts  08/09 @ 01.39pm
    – Sarthurthi  Ends  09/09 @ 12.28pm

Month: Purataasi :  Sept 17 – Oct 17

  • Sept 17 Tues : Putataasi Flag Raising
  • Sept 18 Wed : Nadarajar Abishegam
  • Sept 20 Fri : Sarva  Mahalaya  Patcham  Starts
  • Sept 21 Sat : Purataasi  First Saturday
  • Sept 28 Sat : Purataasi Second Saturday
  • Oct 04 Fri : Sarva Mahalaya  Amavasai  Patcham Ends
    – Amavasai Starts 04/10 @ 03.34am
    – Amavasai Ends 05/10 @ 03.22am
  • Oct 05 Sat : Purataasi  Third  Saturday
  • Oct 05 Sat : Navarathree  Starts
  • Oct 12 Sat : Purataasi  Fourth  Saturday
  • Oct 13 Sun  : Sarasvathie  Poojay

Navami Thithi  Starts  Sat 12/10 @12.56pm
Navami Thithi  Ends Sun 13/10 @ 10.37am

  • Oct 14 Mon : Vijaya Thasami
  • Oct 17 Thurs : Purataasi Flag Lowering

Please Note : Devotees To Break Fast On Friday Oct 18 After Sunrise (6am)


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