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Hudh Mata Trisandhaya Yatra - Sarthal Devi Yatra

Hudh Mata Trisandhaya Yatra is held annually HudhMataTemple atop BrahmaPeak in Kishtwar District in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2018, the yatra organized by Hudh Mata Trisandhya Yatra (Dachan) is from July 15 to July 20. The most important date is July 20 - Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami. The shrine is also  known as Sarthal Devi  Temple
Yatris have darshan at HudhMataTemple and Braham Sarovar and the holy waters of Trisindhaya Nadi. The TrisindhayaRiver flows from the top of a hill near famous Brahma peak thrice a day. The unique aspect of the River is that it starts drying from down level towards upper level.
The shrine here has murtis of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.
Hudh Mata Trisandhaya Yatra begins on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashada month as per traditional North Indian calendar. The Chhari Mubarak starts on the Panchami tithi. The main prayers are on the Saptami and Ashtami Tithi.

Balaram Temple at Baldeo near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh

BalaramTemple is dedicated to Balarama, the elder brother of Sri Krishna. It is located at Baldeo which is around 20 km from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The main murti in this temple is that of Balrama. Another important deity worshipped at the temple is Revati, wife of Balram. The murti of Balaram here is black in color and is one the biggest murtis in Mathura and Vrindavan.

The temple has a huge courtyard and the walls have inscriptions in Sanskrit and Hindi.

Balram is also known as Baldeo or Dauji.

Kshir Sagara Kund, also known as Balbhadra Kund, is a holy pond next to the temple.

The temple is around 7 km from Mahavan another holy place near Mathura.

Vehicles are not allowed in the vicinity of the temple.

Mahanarayana Upanishad Teachings

Neither by action nor by progeny nor by wealth but by renunciation alone one attains immortality (or Self-knowledge).

That in which all this universe exists together and into which it dissolves. That in which all the gods remain enjoying their respective powers – That certainly is whatever that has been in the past and whatever indeed is to come in the future. This cause of the universe, Prajapati, is supported by His own imperishable nature described as absolute ether.

Right is austerity. Truth is austerity. Understanding of the scriptures is austerity. Subduing of one’s senses is austerity. Restraint of the body through such means like fast is austerity. Cultivation of a peaceable disposition is austerity. Giving gifts without selfish motives is austerity. Worship is austerity.
Mahanarayana Upanishad