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Nimishamba Devi Prakat Din – Appearance day of Mata Nimishamba Devi

Nimishamba Devi Prakat Din is observed in Magh month. It is the appearance day of Mata Nimishamba Devi. The day is of great significance for certain communities in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Nimishamba Devi Prakat Din 2018 date is January 27.
Nimishamba Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She appeared to annihilate the demons Janumandala and Sumandala. She did not even take a fraction of a second to kill the demons. As Mother Goddess only appeared for a fraction of a second, she was called Nimishamba Devi.
Nimishamba Devi Prakat Din is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Dasami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Dharmanath Beej 2018 – Dharmanath Beej Utsav at Damori near Kopargaon in Maharashtra

Dharmanath Beej is annually observed in Magh month. The ritual is dedicated Dharmanath, son of Sri Machindranath. The festival is of great importance to the Navnath community and for the different followers of Shri Gorakshanath. Dharmanath Beej 2018 date is January 19. The day is of great significance at Damori near Kopargaon in Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra. 
Dharmanath Beej is observed annually to commemorate the initiation of Shri Dharmanath into the teaching of Shri Gorakshanath. Special pujas and rituals are observed on the day. The day is observed throughout the world especially by the devotees of Navnath community.
Dharmanath Beej is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

The day is of significance at Yetgaon in Kadegaon Taluka in Sangli District and Kavathe Mahankal in Maharashtra.

Marleshwar Yatra at Maral near Ratnagiri – Marleshwar Temple Festival at Maral

Marleshwar Yatra is annually held on Makar Sankranti day. This is one of the important festivals at MarleshwarTemple at Maral near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Marleshwar Yatra 2018 date is January 14. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva.
Believed to have been established by Parasuhram, Marleshwar is a cave temple and is surrounded by huge trees and herbs. The cave shrine is famous for snakes which are seen always in the premises.
The annual festival celebrates the marriage of Marleshwar and Goddess Girija Devi. The yatra attracts thousands of devotees. 
Marleshwar Yatra at Maral is annually held on Makar Sankranti day as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sabarimala Makaravilakku and Makarajyothi Festival

Makaravilaku – Makara Jyothi is an important festival at the famous SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala. Legend has it that after defeating demon Mahishasura, Lord Ayyappa merged with the Dharma Shastha idol on the Makarajyothi day. It is also the most important and the last festival in the two-month Mandala Pooja – Makaravilakku Kalam at the temple. In 2018, the date of Sabarimala Makaravilakku and Makarajyothi Festival is January 14.

Sabarimala Makaravilakku and Makarajyothi Festival is witnessed by thousands of Ayyappa devotees. The evening deeparadhana is the most important event on the day. On the day for deeparadhana, Lord Ayyappa appears before the devotees fully attired in the Thrivaabharanam – gold ornaments – which is specially brought from the PandalamPalace.

Before the evening deeparadhana, an eagle hovers over the SabarimalaTemple. Next the Makara Star appears on the sky – Makarajyothi is the star that appears on the sky on the day in the evening. Next is the appearance of …

Goddess Manonmani

Manonmani is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati and in this form she is the consort of Sadashiva. As per some scholars, she is a manifestation of Goddess Durga.
Sadashiva is the most comprehensive form of Shiva ever imagined by the human mind. In this form Shiva has five faces. Four faces are in four directions. The fifth face is shown facing the sky and in some image it faces the southeast direction. Manonmani is the consort of this form of Shiva and thus makes her a powerful manifestation.
Goddess Manonmani appears in blue or black complexion and she is two armed. She carries a Kapala (skull) and sword. She is feared by her enemies as she can wreck havoc.
It is believed that offer prayers to her will help in overcoming enemies. She also bestows devotees with wealth.

Sadguru Shri Madhusudan Maharaj Punyatithi at Songir in Dhule in Maharashtra

Sadguru Shri Madhusudan Maharaj was a great saint in the 20th century and he was third guru of the Anandvan Sansthan. His Punyatithi or death anniversary is observed in Magh month. Sadguru Shri Madhusudan Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 26. This is an important day at Anandvan Ashram at Songir in Dhule in Maharashtra. He undertook Samadhi here.
Sadguru Shri Madhusudan Maharaj was the disciple of Keshavdatta Maharaj Maharaj and he had spiritual leaning from a young age.
He worked tirelessly for making Anandvan Sansthan a great spiritual organization.
Sadguru Madhusudan Maharaj predicted his date of death and made preparations accordingly. He left his body on January 30, 1985 sitting in a yogic position, controlling his breath and meditating on the Supreme Truth.
Shri Madhusudan Maharaj Punyatithi is held on the Magh Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bedojibaba Yatra at Ghuikhed near Amravati

Bedojibaba Yatra is annually observed in Magh month. The fair and festival is dedicated to Bedojibaba. The day is of importance at Ghuikhed near Amravati. Bedojibaba Yatra 2018 date is January 25.
Hundreds of people attend the annual yatra. A fair and festival is organized during the period.
Bedojibaba Yatra is yearly 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.

Nanaji Maharaj Dahi Handi Yatra at Kapashi near Wardha in Maharashtra

Nanaji Maharaj Dahi Handi Yatra is annually observed in Magh month. The festival, fair and jatra are dedicated to Nanaji Maharaj a great saint in the Bhakti tradition of Maharashtra. Nanaji Maharaj Dahi Handi Yatra 2018 date is January 24 to January 31. The main ritual is organized at Kapashi near Wardha in Maharashtra.
The Dahi Handi Yatra is organized to a beautiful temple of Lakshmi Narayan built by Nanaji Maharaj.
The fair is organized from Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami to Purnima or from the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon in Magh month to full moon day in Magh. The most important day is the first day.

Difference between Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

The sighting of Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku on Makar Sankranti day at the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple is considered highly auspicious and is witnessed by thousands of people. Is Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku the same? Or is there a difference between the two?
During a controversy that happened regarding Makaravilakku last year, the traditional supreme priest of the Sabarimala temple, Tantri Kantaru Maheswararu, had stated that Makaravilakku was a fire lit by human hand on the Ponnambala Medu hill neighboring Sabarimala while the Makarajyothi was a star that appeared in the evening sky on the day marking the culmination of the annual festival on Makara Sankranti day. (The Hindu)
Makaravilakku is the lamp that is lit at Ponnambala Medu hill neighboring SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. Makarajyothi is the star that appears in the evening sky on the day of the festival.

Head Post Offices in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh now offers Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Special Darshan Tickets

The bookings for special entry darshan tickets (Rs 300) of TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple can now be done at head post offices in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) TTD has given permission to India Post to sell 5,000 tickets. The Hans India reports
“TTD tickets can also be booked online from over 90 HPOs in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In less than a week, we have been able to sell around 2,000 tickets each day. We feel that the demand for the full quota of tickets will be fulfilled in the next 10 days. We have also proposed to the TTD that India Post can offer room bookings and special seva tickets online. The proposal is under consideration.”

Entire universe is enveloped by divine energy which sustains every object – Shirdi Sai Baba

To all living beings, food, sleep, fear and procreation are common. But human being possess an extra qualification i.e. wisdom. With the help of this wisdom, the human beings have got a great opportunity. Because of this, even those living in Heaven want to come as human being on this earth.
Human beings can easily recognize the transient nature of life by observing his own body. However much he protects his body with food and many other comforts, it deteriorates and finally dies.
Death may devour a person at any moment. So it is necessary to try for one’s own salvation as soon as possible and this should be the main aim of his life.
Birth as a human being must be treated as an opportunity to progress spiritually and not be frittered away in material pursuits.
The entire universe is enveloped by divine energy which sustains every object from atom to the human being. This life force that is in every living creation is God. Not realizing this truth, man is under the mistaken notion th…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 14, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon the entire day on January 14 and till 12:21 AM on January 15. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 2:46 AM on January 14. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhogi Pongal. Uttarayan. Sabarimala Makaravilakku
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth 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, Chhattisgar…

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