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Shri Vajreshwari Palki Festival

Shri Vajreshwari Palki is an important festival at the famous VajreshwariYoginiDeviTemple in Thane District in Maharashtra. Shri Vajreshwari Palki Festival 2018 date is April 17 as per prominent Marathi calendars. On the day, a ceremonial procession of Goddess Vajreshwari is taken out on a palki or palanquin and thousands of people gather to visit this unique event.

Goddess Vajreshwari is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. She is believed to have appeared from the weapon Vajra or thunder carried by Indra, the king of Demigods or Devas. She appeared to annihilate a demon named Kalikala.

The temple is an important center of Shakti worship in Maharashtra.

The temple is located at Vajreshwari, which is around 31 km from Vasai in Thane District. The temple is around 75 km from Mumbai.

It is observed on the first day during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Swami Gautamananda Spiritual Thoughts

The name of the Lord has the power to purify us of our sins. Hence the advice to utter the name of the Lord with sincerity and faith.It is easier for a dweller in a rented house to vacate it, since he remains detached to it; but it is not so with an owner of a house who would struggle with the sentimental hold or sense of possessiveness towards it in a similar situation. When all thoughts are with God then there remains only love for God. Raga is attachment to the world. We get rid of this attachment for worldly objects (Vairagya) when the love for God increases. Swami Gautamananda of Ramakrishna Mutt