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Ishaneshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Ishaneshwar Form of Shiva – 16th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Ishaneshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Ishaneshwar Mahadev will be blessed with fame, wealth and siddhi.

The temple dedicated to Ishaneshwar Mahadev is located at the bade darwaza at Modi ki gali in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Devas, or demigods, getting back heaven from Demon Tuhund. Ishaneshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 16th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Ishaneshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain Legend has it that once demon Tuhund defeated the Devas and threw them out of heaven. He captured Airavat, the white elephant of Indra, and tied him in front of his palace.

The Devas could not enter heaven and therefore they roamed on earth.

On earth, they met Sage Narada who advised them to offer prayers to a Shivling located north of Indradhumneshwar in Mahakaal Vana, present day Ujjain.

Pradosh Vrat in December 2017 – Shiva Pradosha Dates in December 2017

Pradosh Vrat is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and is observed on the 13th day of each lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar. Pradosh Vrat dates in December 2017 are December 1, 2017 (Friday), December 15, 2017 (Friday) and December 30, 2017 (Saturday).

December 30, 2017 Pradosh falls on a Saturday, therefore it is known as Shani Pradosh.

The fasting on Pradosh begins at sunrise and ends during the twilight period. The fasting is very popular with Shiva devotees in South India.
It is believed that during the Pradosha period, Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood and will fulfill the wishes of the devotees.

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Pradosh Vrat 2017 dates

Itu Puja Worship of Sun God in Bengal

Itu Puja is the worship of Surya, or Sun God, in Agrahan month in Bengal. The word ‘Itu’ has evolved from Mitu, which is a shortened form of Mitra. Itu Puja starts on the last day of Kartik month and is observed on all Sundays of the following month Agrahan. Sunday is considered auspicious for propitiating Surya.
The puja was originally meant or the preservation of seeds of the winter crops.
The puja is performed by both married and unmarried women. Once undertaken, a woman continues with its performance until her death or until she passes it on to her daughter or daughter in law. A bowl filled with earth and a pot filled with water are kept along with other household deities during the puja.
The practitioner of the vrat eats vegetarian food on the day with no oil or turmeric.
On the day of the morning of puja, she eats only fruits and sweets offered for the puja. For lunch, she has boiled rice and vegetables and, for dinner, fried bread and a vegetable dish, along with sweets made o…

When you have God, you don’t have any more desires – Neem Karoli Baba

When you have union with God, you don’t need anything.

When you have God, you don’t have any more desires.

Meditation is not something we do willfully; it is a state we enter into naturally over time through devotion and repetition of the Name.
Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart…You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.
– Neem Karoli Baba

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, November 28, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:22 PM on November 28. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 28, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 8:56 PM on November 28. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 9:04 PM on November 28. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 2:17 PM. Then onward it is Vrishchika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi till 2:20 PM. Then onward it is Vr…

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