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Mahesh Navami 2017 Date – Mahesh Jayanti



Mahesh Navami is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is mainly observed by the Maheshwari Community. Mahesh Navami 2017 date is June 3. The day is also observed as Mahesha Jayanti. The popular belief is that the ancestors of the Maheshwari community were saved by Lord Shiva.

The Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Jyeshta as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Mahesh is another name of Hindu God Shiva. Maheshwaris are a business community.

Legend has it that from a village near Jaipur in Rajasthan more than 50 men had gone on hunting along with the Royal party. The hunters accidentally ventured into an ashram and disturbed the tranquility and peace there. The sages there cursed the hunters and turned them into stone.

The wives of the unfortunate hunters prayed to Lord Shiva for the removal of the curse. Lord Shiva agreed to rescue them provided they stopped hunting and involved in some other vocation like business. The women agreed and all the men were rescued.

The rescued hunters and their family gave up hunting and concentrated on business and they named their community as the Maheshwari community. Mahesh is another name of Lord Shiva.

Maheshwaris are worshippers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and Mahesh Jayanti is believed to be the day Maheshwari Community was formed.

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