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Tukadoji Maharaj Jayanti - Birth Anniversary of Tukadoji Maharaj

Tukadoji Maharaj (1909 – 1968) was a great social reformer in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, who lived for the betterment of millions of Indians. Tukadoji Maharaj Jayanti is observed on April 30, 2018. His literary work, Gramageeta, gives ideas about the developments needed in villages and how to implement them for a better future of the country. The Jayanti, or birth anniversary, is annually held on April 30.

Tukdoji Maharaj worked tirelessly to bring about social and economic development in rural Maharashtra and this earned him the title Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj. He actively participated in the independence movement and was also jailed by the British. He initiated man social reform movements and struggled hard against blind faith, untouchability and superstition.

Apart from the Gramageeta, Tukadoji Maharaj also wrote thousands of devotional poems in Marathi. He continues to inspire millions of men and women in rural India.

Man Reaps What He Has Sown – Wise words from Srimad Bhagavatam

Do not entertain uncharitable thoughts towards others; for man reaps what he has sown; the pain he has inflicted on others returns to him in due course. Retaliation perpetuates the vicious circle of cause and effect – wholehearted worship of the Lord wipes out sorrow from your heart in an instant. (Suniti’s advice to Dhruva) Noble souls in this world bear no ill will at all towards their fellows. Ill will is an indication that one recognizes diversity, and diversity is born from wrong identification of the body with the self. (Vishnu advices King Pritu) God is realized by him whose mind is purified by duties performed unselfishly. (Vishnu to King Pritu) Of the four goals of life only liberation is of permanent value; righteousness, enjoyment of pleasure and acquisition of wealth are subject to termination. (Sanatkumara to Pritu)

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 26, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 26, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Saptami – seventh day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi till 10:47 AM on March 26. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Falgun Krishna Paksha Saptami or seventh day of waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Chaitra Krishna Paksha Saptami or seventh day of waning phase of moon in Chait month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Ketta or Kettai till 1:39 AM on March 26, 2011. Afterwards it is Mool or Moola or Moolam Nakshatram. 12th day of Painguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 12th day of Meena Masam in Malayala…