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Goddess Abhijit

Goddess Abhijit is mentioned in the puranas and is associated with fortune. Abhijit or Abhijita is also an important muhurta in day based on astrological calculations followed in South India. It is a generous and kind Nakshatra. Puranas states that Abhijit is the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. She is also the consort of Chandra – the moon god. Another legend has it that Abhijit resides on the peacock feather that adorns the hair of Sri Krishna. Abhijit is considered as the 28 th Nakshatra and is very rarely found in a lunar month. 

Manju Ghosh Yatra and Fair at Kanda Village in Pauri Garhwal

Manju Ghosh Yatra and Fair is annually held on the Bhaiya Dooj day after Diwali at Kanda Village in Pauri Garhwal District in Uttarakhand. Manju Ghosh Yatra and Fair 2023 date is November 15. Kanda Village is famous for temples and is located on the Srinagar-Delchauri Road and is around 44 km from Pauri Town. Manju Ghosh Yatra and Fair is dedicated to Manju Ghosh a local deity. The fair attracts thousands of people. The village has numerous temples built during the 11 th and 12 century – dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan, Uma Mahesh, Surya and Vishnu. It is observed two days after Diwali.