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Mokshapuri in Hinduism

Mokshapuri in Hinduism is a sacred place that secures moksha or liberation to a devotee. Mokshapuri cities are Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya (Haridwar), Varanasi, Kanchi, Avantika and Dwaraka. It is believed that visit to each of the holy city will help a devotee to escape from the cycle of births and deaths.

Ayodhya is holy because it is the birthplace of Bhagavan Sri Ram.

Mathura is the birthplace of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

Haridwar is the sacred place, which is associated with Ganga entering the plain. It is also the gateway to holy places in the Himalayas.

Varanasi is associated with Lord Shiva.

Kanchi or Kanchipuram is associated with both Shiva and Vishnu.

Avantika or Ujjain houses the famous Mahakala Temple.
Dwaraka is the place associated with Lord Krishna.

Sri Dnyaneshwar Palkhi Prasthan from Alandi to Pandharpur - Alandi Sant Jnaneshwar Palkhi Prasthan Today

The annual Pandarpur Yatra carrying Jnaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi, near Pune, to PandharpurVithobaTemple is attended by millions of devotees. In 2017, the date of Sri Dnyaneshwar Palki Prasthan from Alandi is on June 17. Ashadi Ekadasi is on July 4, 2017. Considered to be one of the world’s largest pilgrimages, the waarkaris (Pilgrims) from Alandi follow the palanquin carrying the silver images of the Padukas (Sandals) of Saint Dnyaneshwar. The pilgrimage known as Waari in Marathi ends on the Ashadi Ekadasi.

Sant Dnyaneshwar, also known as Jnanadev or Jnaneshwar revolutionized Marathi bhakti literature and at the age of fifteen wrote Jnaneswari – a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita which has been a household text in Maharashtrian homes for centuries.

Lord Vithoba is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra and in some parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The most important shrine of Lord Vithoba is located in Pandarpur near Solapur in Southern Maharasht…

Nava Tirupathi Temples in Tamil Nadu

Nava Tirupathi is the combined name for nine temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located on the banks of Thamiraparani River in Thoothukudi District. The nine temples lie on the main Tiruchendur – Tirunelveli roadand are within a radius of 12 kilometers. All the Nava Tirupati temples are Divya Desams (part the 108 temples of Vishnu). The nine temples are also associated with the nine planets or Navagrahas.



Nava Tirupathi Temples are: Kallappiran Temple at Srivaikuntam (40 KM from Thoothukudi) (Navagraha Surya or Sun)Vijayssana Perumal Temple at Natham (1km Srivaikundam) (Navgraha Chandra or Moon)Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple at Thirukolur (8 KM Srivaikundam) (Navagraha Mars or Chevvai)Bhoomipalar Perumal Temple at Thirupulingudi (2 KM Srivaikundam) (Navagraha Mercury or Budha)Athinatha Alwar Temple, Thiruchendur (5 KM Srivaikundam) (Navagraha Guru or Jupiter)Makara Nedunkuzhai Kadhar Perumal Temple at Thenthirupperai (12 KM Srivaikundam) (Navagraha Shukra or Venus)Sri Mayakoothan Permual …

Neither happiness nor unhappiness can last forever – Vanamali

Boundless joy can never be got from a changing world.

All material pleasures have to end at some time or other because duality is the nature of the world. Neither happiness nor unhappiness can last forever.

We are always hankering for joy which lasts forever, not realizing that by the very nature of the world this is totally impossible.

The stage on which we are playing the drama of our life is the atman which is pure existence, pure consciousness and bliss. The only way to recapture the original state of bliss is to renew our relationship with that universal consciousness or Brahman which exists in us as the atman. This is Self Realizaiton – when we recognize the real ‘I.’ This realization alone can give us boundless joy. – Mataji Vanamali

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 28, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:14 AM on June 28. 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.
How is June 28, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 5:26 AM on June 28. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 7:04 AM on June 28. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5118
Vikram Samvant …

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