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Unique Temple-Mosque at Girimath at Kamathagi Village in Bagalkot in Karnataka

This inspiring report in the Deccan Herald talks about a temple-mosque – for six days in a week the holy spot is a temple and on Friday it is a mosque. The holy structure is in the form of a mosque and has murtis of Hindu Gods Shiva, Nandi and Ganesha and paintings of saints like Marula Shankara Devaru. Girimath is managed by Hucheshwar Mutt. The most popular festival is a car festival dedicated to Ganesha. This unique holy structure is located inside Girimath at Kamathagi Village in Bagalkot in Karnataka. Deccan Herald reports The five-century old mosque functions as a temple for six days in a week, transforming itself into a mosque on the seventh day. Barring Fridays when Muslims pray in it, Hindus have a free run of the mosque as a temple. The structure was constructed by Ibrahim Adil Shah II, the Bahmani Sultan known for his efforts to foster communal harmony among people of all religion. “Ibrahim Adil Shah II, who ruled between 1556 and 1627, formed certain rules for worship over her…

Kannada Ashwin Masa 2017 – Ashvina Month in 2017 in Karnataka

Ashwin Masa is the seventh month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Kannada Ashvina Masa 2017 is from September 21 to October 19, 2017. Popular festivals in a Hindu calendar year like Navratri, Vijaya Dasami, Dasara, Kojagari Vrata, Naraka Chaturadasi and Diwali are observed in this month. Other auspicious days include Govatsa Dwadasi, Yama Tarpanam and Kedara Gauri Vrata

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Ashwin Masa are:  
Pradosh – October 3
Pradosh – October 17
Ekadasi Fasting dates in Ashvina Masam are: Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 1 Rama Ekadasi – October 15
Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha is on October 8, Sunday – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:33 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Kannada Ashiwn Month 2017 Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Kannada Ashwin 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 21 to October 5. Kannada Ashvina Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from October 6 to October 19.

Purnima in Kannada Ashvi…

Shirdi Saibaba Mahasamadhi Day in 2011

Shirdi Saibaba Mahasamadhi is observed on the Vijayadasami, or Dasara day. The Punyathithi is observed on the 10th day or dasami day during the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. Shirdi Sai Baba Mahasamadhi 2011 date is October 6. The samadhi pujas and prayers are of great importance at ShirdiTemple and are spread over three days.

The popular belief is that Shirdi Sai Baba took His Mahasamadhi on October 15, 1918 on a Vijaya Dasami day. Only his physical body has vanished. His presence is felt by thousands of devotees. His teachings continue to guide and inspire millions of people.

The important rituals during the Mahasamadhi period include - Kakad Arti of Shri Sai Baba, Procession of Portrait of Shri Saibaba and Pothi, Akhand Parayan of Shri Sai Satcharitra in Dwarkamai, Chariot Procession etc.

Samadhi Mandir will remain open for Parayan throughout the night on the Mahasamadhi day.

You may also like to read Online Live Darshan from ShirdiSaiBabaTemple

Swami Sukhabodhananda Motivational Quotes

If one interprets difficulties as pain one experiences them as pain. If one interprets difficulties as opportunities to grow, one will experience a great power within. When God gives us problems, it is to humble us and not to tumble us. Fear of loss exists in one who has not seen the joy of what one has. Contentment in life does not depend on great wealth but in living wisely. The future is an illusion and the past a history. To be alive and grateful to the present is wise contentment. Swami Sukhabodhananda

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