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Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama – Braj Brindavan Mathura Parikram in Kartik Month

Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is the walking of on bare foot around Vrindavan and Mathura, the places associated with Lord Krishna. In 2017, the date of Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshay Navami is October 29. Parikramas are done out of intense devotion (Bhakti) and also as penance for sins committed. Braj Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is major spiritual journey undertaken during the Kartik Month (October – November) by Lord Krishna devotees. Brindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshay Naumi is considered highly auspicious and attracts thousands of devotees.

Another auspicious day to undertake Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama in Kartik month is during Utthana or Devotan Ekadasi day. In 2017, the date of Utthana Ekadasi is October 31.

Braj Brindavan Mathura Parikrama is performed in clockwise walking to all the temples, forests and sacred places associated with Lord Krishna.

Mathura Parikrama performed on Akshay Navami day is of three km or nine km and devotees concentrate in walking around the M…

Dev Diwali

Dev Diwali, or Dev Deepavali, as the name indicates is the Diwali celebration of the Devas (Demi Gods). In 2017, the date of Dev Diwali is November 4. It is believed that Lord Vishnu returned to Vaikunta, his abode on this day after the Vamana incarnation and visiting King Bali. Another legend has it that Lord Shiva killed the three demons, who were killing the Devas and humans, and destroyed the three cities built by them on this day. The day is also known as Kartik poonam or Karthik Purnima and Tripurari Poornima.
Dev Diwali is observed on the full moon day in the month of Kartik in traditional Hindu calendar and is a major event in Gujarat and other parts of North India. Tulsi Puja or Tulsi Vivah is a major event on Dev Diwali day for some communities. The famous Akashadeep festival in Varanasi Ghats also comes to an end on the day. The day also marks the end of the Chatur Maas period.
Dev Diwali marks the end of the fortnight of Diwali celebrations and a major event on the day is…

Importance of Jagadhatri Puja – Spiritual Significance of Jagadhatri Puja Observed in Eastern Parts of India

Jagadhatri Puja, also known as Dhatri Pooja and Jagadamba Puja, is an important Hindu festival that traces it roots to the Chandannagar in West Bengal. Jagadhatri Puja 2017 date is October 29. Jagdhatri Pooja is observed on the ninth day (navami) during waxing phase of moon in the Bengali Kartik month. Jagadhatri Puja is essentially the worship of Shakti. Goddess Jagadhatri is believed to be a form of Durga.

Goddess Jagadhatri is depicted as riding a lion and she has four hands. She holds conch, discus, shaft, and bow in her four hands. An elephant is depicted as lying down near the idol. It is believed that Jagadhatri Puja had its origin in Chandannagar in West Bengal before 1750 AD the region was under the French rule.

Idols or Goddess Jagadhatri are specially made for the occasion just as in Durga Puja and they are finally immersed in a nearby river or pond. The epicenter of Jagadhatri Puja is Chandannagar in Bengal. Numerous Jagadhatri Puja committees put up Jagadatri idols dur…

Thoughts of Osho on Joy

Joy is forever; happiness is momentary. Happiness is caused by the outside, hence can be taken away from the outside – you have to depend on others. And any dependence is ugly, any dependence is bondage. Joy arises within; it has nothing to do with the outside. It is not caused by others; it is not caused at all. It is the spontaneous flow of your own energy. If your energy is stagnant there is no joy. If your energy becomes a flow; a movement, a river, there is great joy – for no other reason, just because you become more fluid, more flowing and more alive.Joy has to be shared by sharing it you are unburdened, by sharing it you find new sources opening up within you, new streams and new springs. That sharing of your joy is love.Osho(Source: Joy – The Happiness That Comes from Within published by Osho International Foundation Switzerland)