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Raoji Maharaj Punyatithi at Khanapur near Raver in Maharashtra

Raoji Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Magh Month. It is the death anniversary of Raoji Maharaj. The day is of importance at Khanapur near Raver in Maharashtra. Raoji Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 28.
Raoji Maharaj’s teaching and works are remembered on the day. Hundreds of people participate in the prayer meetings on the day.
Raoji Maharaj Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha ekadasi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Markandeya Jayanthi – Markandeya Rishi Jayanti

Markandeya Rishi Jayanthi is annually observed in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar. The jayanti festival is the birth anniversary of Sage Markandeya. Markandeya Jayanthi 2018 date is January 20.
Sage Markandeya was the son of Sage Bhrigu and Lord Shiva had rescued him from the clutches of death at the age of 16. Shiva also gave Sage Markandeya the boon that he will always remain as a 16 year old.
Devotees and followers of Sage Markandeya organize special pujas on the day.
Markandeya Jayanthi is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar.
Related Shiva and Markandeya – Story of Shiva Story of Sage Markandeya and Yoga Nidra of Vishnu

Story - Snake Adisesha Helping Vasudeva in Carrying Little Krishna from Kamsa’s Prison

The 1000-headed Adisesha form canopy while Vasudeva was carrying little Krishna to Gokul from the prison of Kamsa. This wonderful story is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Mahabharata and Harivamsam. Sri Krishna was born to Devaki at midnight in the prison. All the guards were fast asleep and the prison doors opened on its own.

Vasudeva was to carry the little Krishna to the house of Mata Yashoda in Gokul and carry back the child that was born to Nanda and Yashoda.
When Vasudeva ventured out of the prison, it was raining heavily and suddenly Snake Adisesha appeared and formed a canopy to guard the little Krishna from the heavy downpour. He thus protected the baby from the fury of the rains. It is said that the gems on the hood of Adisesha illuminated the path. Thus Vasudeva was able to safely carry little Krishna to Gokul.

Adisesha, also known as Ananta, is the 1000-headed serpent on whom Bhagvan Vishnu rests is the Milky Ocean.

Kaanum Pongal – the fourth day of Pongal

Kaanum literally means ‘to see’ and is the fourth day of the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. As the name indicates, Kaanum Pongal is essentially a day of relaxation and socializing and people either visit relatives or go out on a picnic. In 2018, Kaanum Pongal date is January 16.

One of the most important events on the day is the visit to the banks of KaveriRiver. Many people pack their lunch and a have a picnic lunch on the riverbank. In many places special prayers are offered to Mother Kaveri.

In certain parts of rural Tamil Nadu, people use the opportunity provided by Kaanum Pongal to perform the ritual ‘Kummippatu’ or ‘kumi patu.’ This is a ritual performed for the speedy marriage of girls whose marriages are unduly delayed. The girl whose marriage is delayed is made to sit in the center of a circle formed by women dancing to the tune of ‘Kummi pattu.’

There is lot of revelry and merry making on the day. People mingle freely and this gives opportunities to initiate new relationshi…

Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj Jayanti at Rajgurunagar near Khed in Pune

Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj Jayanti is annually observed in Magh month. It is the birth anniversary celebrations of Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj. The day is of importance at the ashram at Rajgurunagar near Khed in Pune. In 2018, Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj Jayanti date is January 24.
Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj is associated with Swami Samarth. The ashram organizes numerous activities during the period.
Kashyapacharya Swami Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami Punyatithi at Kopargaon

Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami. The day is of importance at Kopargaon in Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra. Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami Punyatithi 2018 date is January 25.
Hundreds of people attend the prayer and meeting in memory of Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami. His works and teachings are remembered on the day day.
Bhagavati Yeolekar Swami Punyatithi is annually held on Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Marotrao Malegaonkar Punyatithi at Nagapur near Nanded

Marotrao Malegaonkar Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh Month. It is the death anniversary of Marotrao Malegaonkar. The day is of importance at Nagapur near Nanded. Marotrao Malegaonkar Punyatithi 2018 date is January 23.
Special meetings and prayers are organized on the day. Followers of Marotrao Malegaonkar conduct philanthropic activities on the day.
Marotrao Malegaonkar Punyatithi is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Significance of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is of great significance to a devote Hindu and is one of the most important dates in the Hindu Calendar. Lord Surya (Sun God) is worshiped on this day. Every living and non-living being merges with the Brahman and Sun is the Pratyaksha-Brahman or the Brahman that can be seen. Makar Sankranti also heralds the arrival of spring.

The importance of Sun to earth and to the living beings was understood by Hindus from the very beginning. And the importance of it can be found in the Gayatri Mantra chanted to Sun (Surya) daily.
Makar Sankranti signals the end of winter and the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere. The period is referred to as Uttarayan Punyakalam and is considered auspicious. For the next six months, the days are longer and warmer. Legend has it that the Devas wake up after a six-month long slumber during this period.

There is also a symbolic meaning to Makara Sankranti. ‘Makar’ means crocodile. Sankranti means ‘to cross into or change.’ The ‘Makar…

Sakharam Maharaj Punyatithi at Elora near Buldhana in Maharashtra

Sakharam Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of pious saint Sakharam Maharaj. Sakharam Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 22. The day is of importance at Elora or Ilora near Buldhana  in Maharashtra.
SantSakharamMaharajTemple is located at Sakharampur (Elora). Special prayers are held on the day here.
Sakharam Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Limited Edition Diamond-Studded Murti of Panchmukhi Hanuman (idol)

The limited edition murti (idol) of Panchmukhi Hanuman has been made by BR Designs in association with Italian designer D'mart Exclusif and is valued at Rs 250,000.  Diamond World reports  The original piece is known to be worth Rs 1 crore and is made of gold, diamonds, ruby and emeralds. It took six months for the designers to create the 29 centimetre high and 29 centimetre wide idol with faces of Lord Hanuman, Lord Narasimha, Lord Adivaraha, Lord Hayagriva and Lord Garuda.  Further the report adds that the 10 arms of Lord Hanuman hold different weapons and has a base made of solid silver. The body of Lord Hanuman is bejeweled with gilded gold jewellery and semi-precious stones. The five 'mukuts' are made of gilded gold and the radiant chakra at the back and the base with pure silver. Exquisite carving and moulding have been done on the idol, including on the garments. The idol has also been adorned with tiny swarovski crystals and semi-precious jewellery.

Where there is Dharma, victory exists there – Mahabharata

I am (Bhagvan Sri Krishna) is always present wherever the Brahman, truthfulness, self-control, purity, dharma, humility, prosperity, fortitude and forgiveness exist.
In a fight between a boar and a dog, when either one dies, the hunter gains. (The boar and the dog are fighting over some animal).
…always practice non-violence, austerities, generosity, forgiveness, and truth with supreme cheerfulness. Where there is Dharma, victory exists there.
What doe this battle face us? Destiny is difficult to cross. We desire riches. All of us have assembled to fight, because of our greed for wealth. What will we accomplish with that wealth?

If one utters a lie for the sake of saving lives, one is not touched by the stain of falsehood. Mahabharata

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 13, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:24 PM on January 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta Nakshatra till 12:57 AM on January 13. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 2:06 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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