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Maharishi Naval Swami Jayanti – Satguru Naval Maharaj Jayanti

Maharishi Naval Swami Ji worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden and for the unification of low caste Hindus. Satguru Naval Maharaj Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the pious soul and is held in the Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Maharishi Naval Swami Jayanti 2023 date is September 6. From a very young age Satguru Naval Maharaj showed inclination towards spirituality. He was born when the whole world was celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Throughout his life he fought against various inequalities in the society. Sat Guru Naval foundation and various other organizations conduct numerous programs and philanthropic activities on the day.

Kalaratri Saptami

Kalaratri Saptami is observed on the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month. Kalaratri Saptami 2023 date is October 21. It is observed on the seventh day of Navratri. Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on the day. Goddess Kalratri is the one of the fiercest forms of Durga and her appearance itself evokes fear. Kalaratri is depicted as having four hands and her vehicle, or mount, is a donkey. She can curse and bless and is known to create havoc. This form primarily depicts that life also has a negative side – Tamas. Tantric followers perform special puja on Kalaratri Saptami. Pujas are held during the night. Kalaratri Saptami puja is held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu lunar calendar.

Yajnavaraha Form of Vishnu – Yajna Varaha Murti

Yajnavaraha is an important murti form of the Varaha or Boar Avatar of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. The Yajnavaraha form is white in complexion with four arms. The unique aspect of this murti form is that both Bhudevi and Lakshmi Devi are found on the left and right side of Varaha murti. Yajnavaraha is always depicted as sitting on a simhasana - throne. The murti has four hands and holds Sankha and Chakra. The right leg of the murti hangs down and the left leg rests on the throne. The murti is always adorned with yellow garments and various ornaments. Goddess Lakshmi sits on the right side and she has golden yellow color. Her right leg hangs down and the left leg rests on the throne. Her one hand rests on the throne and the other carries a lotus. Goddess Bhudevi sits on the left side and she has a dark complexion. Her right leg rests on the throne and the left leg hands down. Her right hand holds a nilotpala flower (blue lotus). The right hand rests on the throne.

Mana Chaturthi

Mana Chaturthi is observed in Ashwin month mainly in Bengal , Orissa and other Eastern states of India . Mana Chaturthi 2023 date is October 18. This is observed during the Navratri and Durga Puja period. This ritual is observed during the Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month.

Receive Prasad from Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Mahakaleshwar Mandir Via India Post in Shravan Month

Indian postal department has tied up with the management of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Mahakaleshwar Mandir to send Prasad from the temples to the homes of devotees via the speed post service of India Post in Shravan month. Special pujas are conducted in both the temples during the Shravan month. Times of India reports  Director, postal services, Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav that as per an agreement between Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust and department of posts, it has been decided to make available prasad from the temple to devotees. The devotees need to send a money order of Rs 60 addressed to senior superintendent of post office, Varanasi (East). In return, they will get 'bhabhuti' (ash), rudraksh, laminated photograph of Lord Shiva and Shiv Chalisa. The prasad will be send by Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust.  Prasad from Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling Mandir in Ujjain can also be ordered by post. To avail this facility, a devotee will have to send a m

Anandeshwar Mandir – Shiva Temple at Parmat in Civil Lins in Kanpur

Anandeshwar Mandir located at Parmat in Civil Lines in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh is a famous Shiva Temple in the region. The Shivling worshipped in the temple appeared on its own. Hundreds of bells and the rare 12 window main gate make the temple unique. The present structure of the temple was built during 18 th century. Legend has it that a cow named Anandi used to shed its milk at a particular place. The owner of the cow one day discovered this activity and soon found that the cow was shedding milk on a Shivling. People tried to move the Shivling to a better place but they could not find the end of the Shivling after several hours of digging. Then they built a small temple and started worshipping the Shivling. There are murtis of several Hindu gods in the temple including Ganesha, Annapurna , Kartik, Kaal Bhairav, Kali and Goddess Parvati. The main Shivling in the temple is north facing. Gangajal constantly falls on the Shivling from a silver pitcher tied on the c

Dakor Mela – Temple Festival and Fair at Dakor Temple in Gujarat

Dakor Mela, also known as Dakorji Mela, is observed on the Ashwin Purnima day. Dakor Mela 2023 date is October 28. Dakor Festival after Holi will be observed from March 11. The mela which includes a fair and festival attracts thousands of devotees. Dakor Temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna. The Purnima or full moon day is considered highly auspicious day in the temple. It is believed that on the Ashwin Purnima day arrived at Dakor as Ranchodrai. Another important mela in the temple is observed during the Phalgun month after Holi.