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Sansar Padwa 2018 date in Goa

Sansar Padwa is the Hindu New Year observed in Goa. It is observed on the first day of the Chaitra Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Goa. Sansar Padwa 2018 date is March 18. The day is also popularly known as Gudi Padwa.

The day is considered to be one of the most auspicious days to start new ventures and perform auspicious ceremonies like house warming.

Shigmo festival observed in some parts of Goa concludes on the day.

Another ritual on the day is the Dinya Jatra. In this ritual unmarried youth from the Velip community carry a stick of dino decorated with flowers around the village.

Gudi flags are also raised on the day in many houses.

Gudi Padwa 2018 in Maharashtra

Ashwaruda Devi – About Hindu Goddess Aswaruda Devi

Ashwaruda Devi is one among the numerous incarnations of Goddess Shakthi. She made her appearance when Goddess Lalita Devi was fighting Demon Bhandasura. The greatness about Aswaruda Devi is found mainly in Brahmanda Purana. It is believed that Aswaruda Devi appeared from the Pasham, or rope, of Goddess Lalitha Devi. She sat on a horse named Aparajitham and led a horse troupe in the battle against Bhandasura. The Devi is depicted as having four hands. She holds in her hands pasham (noose or rope), ankusham (goad), small whip and reins of horses. Symbolically, this goddess represents the one who controls the mind that moves fast like a horse in all directions. She is propitiated for gaining control of mind.

Online Donations Now Accepted by Mansa Devi Temple at Panchkula in Haryana

MataMansaDeviTemple at Panchkula in Haryana is a very popular temple dedicated to Goddess Shakti in North India. The 200-year-old shrine receives millions of devotees in a year. Now a devotee can offer online donation to temple using debit or credit card. You can also donate through the HDFC bank. To make the payment, a devotee needs to create a login ID at the official website of the temple. The temple receives nearly 70 million rupees in donation through deposit in bhanhar and direct donations. You can find more about online donation facility by visiting the official website of MataMansaDeviTemple.

Gautam Rishi Jayanti

Gautam Rishi Jayanti is believed to be the birth anniversary of Saint Gautama. It is observed on the first day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Gautam Rishi Jayanti 2018 date is March 18.

Gautama Rishi is one of the saptarishis or seven sages as per Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata.

One of the most popular incidents mentioned in the Puranas associated with Gautama Rishi is of Indra, the king of Devas, trying to rob the chastity of Gautama Rishi’s wife Anasuya and the subsequent curse that the saint gave to Indra.

The Rishi is credited with Gautama Dharma Sutra, a law book.