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Naimisharanya – Importance of Naimisharanya Tirth in Uttar Pradesh

Naimisharanya is a sacred place that finds mention in various Hindu scriptures. Puranas states that Saunaka Rishi and 80, 000 other stages performed a yajna here dedicated to Shiva and thus making it a sacred Tirth. The place of yajna was decided by Brahma. A chakra or disc that was thrown by Brahma landed at Naimisharanya. This holy spot is located in Uttar Pradesh.

The reasons why Naimisharanya is Holy When the Kali Yuga was about to begin, holy men and sages approached Brahma to suggest a place to stay during Kali Age – so that they won’t have to face the bad things of the era. The place that Brahma suggested was Naimisharanya. The area then was a forest named Naimisha.It is also believed that the Satyanarayana Katha was first recited here.Ved Vyasa composed some of the important Puranas here.It is believed that Vishnu appeared as Varaha Avatar (Boar) here.Suta, the student of Vyasa, first narrated the Mahabharata here.The place is mentioned in many Puranas especially Matsya and Vara…

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Sri Jayatirtha Teekacharya Aradhana

Sri Jayatirtha Teekacharya Aradhana honors Sri Jayatirtha the sixth pontiff of the Sri Madhvacharya Peetha. Sri Jayatirtha (1365 AD to 1388 AD) was a great teacher of the Dvaita Philosophy. Sri Jayatirtha Teekacharya Aradhana 2017 date is August 1. The teachings and philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya was translated into simple language by Sri Jayatirtha Teekacharya and this helped common man in understanding the DwaitaSchool of thought.
Sri Jayatirtha got the title Teekacharya due to his great commentaries on the works of Madhavacharya. His most famous work is Nyayasudha.
Legend has it that Sri Jayatirtha was a bull in his previous birth and used to always roam with Sri Madhvacharya.
Pujas, satsangs and lectures on the literary works of Sri Jayatirtha are held on the day.

It is annually observed on Ashada Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi.

Kokila Vrat 2018 date

Kokila Vrat 2018 date based on Hindu North India Thakur Prasad Panchang. Kokila Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Sati and Shiva. It is annually observed on the Ashada Purnima day. Kokila Vrat 2018 date is July 27. There is a popular belief that women who observe Kokila Vrat will never lose their husband to death. Another belief says worshiping an idol of cuckoo made from clay on Kokila Vrat will help in getting loving and handsome husband.
The main observance include waking up early and taking bath in a water body like pond, river or sea and making an idol of cuckoo from clay and worshiping it.
Kokila (or cuckoo) is associated with Goddess Sati. There is a legend that Goddess Sati spent 1000 celestial years as a cuckoo before she got back her shape and merged with Shiva. This happened after the incident mentioned in the Puranas in which Sati immolated herself.