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Baba Baidyanath Temple Darshan Time – Deoghar Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple opening and closing Timings

Baba Baidyanath Temple , dedicated to God Shiva, is one of the Jyotirlinga Temples in India . The daily darshan time at Deoghar Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple is given in detail below. Please note that the opening and closing time of the temple will be extended during Shravan month and also during important rituals and festivals. Baidyanath Temple Timings Morning Darshan Timings is from 4 AM to 3:30 PM Evening Darshan Time is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM In the morning the main priest performs a 16-step puja and later devotees start performing puja and pouring water over the Shivling. In the evening shringar puja is performed by the priest. Devotees then perform the puja.

Lokpal Puja in Bhadrapad Month

Lokpal puja is observed in Bhadrapad month and is dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. It is an important ritual in Varanasi . Lokpal puja 2023 date is September 13. Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu is Lokpal – the sustainer of earth or one who looks after all living beings on earth – protector. Shiva and Goddess Parvati reside at Lokpal as per some scriptures associated with Varanasi . Lokpal puja is observed on the Chaturdashi day in Bhadrapad month – the 14th day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.

Matki Phod Leela in Barsana

Matki Phod Leela in Barsana is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is performed in the Barsana region in Vrindavan – Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Matki Phod Leela 2023 date is September 12. The festival is observed in Barsana on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi – the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. The main festival involves breaking of color pots. The leelas in Vrindavan is associated with Lord Krishna, especially the young age of Bhagavan. There is a popular belief that Bhagavan used to break the colorful pots of Gopis of vrindavan using a handheld catapult. Little Krishna also used to break the pots to steal butter from the pots of Gopis in their house. Due to his naughty behavior, Mother Yashoda had tied him to a mortar. Later, Bhagavan pulled the Mortar into the courtyard and gave moksha to two Devas who had become twin trees due to a curse.

Agnishwara Shiva – Story of Shiva as Agniswara

Shiva appeared as Agnishwara to rescue a young boy. The young boy was an ardent devotee of Shiva but was destined to die at the young age of 12. The story has it that Shiva appeared in the form Agniswara and rescued the boy. Legend has it that Sage Visvanara and Suchismati who lived in the city of Dharmapura , on the banks of Narmada , prayed to Lord Shiva for an intelligent child. Shiva blessed them and a son was born to the couple who was named Grahapati. When the boy was in his 11th year, Sage Narada informed the sage and his wife that some injury will happen to the boy and it would be in the form of fire. The parents were worried but the young boy comforted them and told them that he will offer prayers to Shiva who will rescue him from any doom. The boy then went to Kashi and offered prayers daily after taking bath in the Manikaran Ghat. He worshipped a Shivling on the ghats for a year. When the time foretold by Sage Narada arrived, Indra appeared before the b