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Sadananda Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi at Chandurbazar near Amravati in Maharashtra

Sadanand Brahmachari Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition of Maharashtra . His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Kartik month. Sadananda Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi 2024 date is November 17. The day is of great significance at Chandurbazar near Amravati in Maharashtra . Satsangs and special prayers and meetings are organized on the day. Sadananda Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on the Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Pandurang Ratha Yatra at Dhapewada near Nagpur in Maharashtra

Pandurang Ratha Yatra at Dhapewada near Nagpur in Maharashtra is observed annually on Guru Purnima day and in Kartik Month. The Ratha Yatra on Guru Purnima is on July 21, 2024. Kartik month Pandurang Ratha Yatra 2024 date is November 17. The yatra is organized to the Dhapewada   Temple , which is dedicated to Lord Vithoba and Rukmini. Dhapewada   Town  is known as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha region. The main ritual involves the carrying of the palkhi. The annual fair is a great period when people from nearby village visit the place. The first yatra is organized on the Guru Purnima day. Pandurang Ratha Yatra is observed on the Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Jamadagni Rishi – Story of Sage Jamadagni

Jamadagni Rishi is considered to be one of the Sapta Rishis and father of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Bhagvan Vishnu. He was a great sage in the lineage of Rishi Bhrigu. He was the son of Sage Richika and Satyavati. He married Renuka and had five sons, Rumanvat, Sushena, Vasu, Vishavasu and Parashurama. The most popular story associated with Jamadagni Rishi is of him being killed by the sons of king Kartavirya. In response to this cruel murder, Parashurama annihilated the Kshatriyas 21 times. Another story associated with Jamadagni Rishi is that of him ordering his sons to kill his wife who he believed had become unchaste. Four of his sons disagreed but Parashuram killed his mother but later got her back to life by the boon he received from Jamadagni Rishi. As per some accounts, Jamdagni who was killed by the sons of king Kartavirya was restored to life after a couple of days. There is a popular shrine dedicated to Jamadagni Rishi is located at Malana in Hima

Tulshiche Lagn Festival in Goa and Maharashtra

Tulsi Che Lagna is observed in the Kartik Month in Goa and Maharashtra . It is the marriage ceremony of the Tulsi Plant and Bal Krishna – Little Sri Krishna (Bhagvan Vishnu). Tulsi Che Lagna Festival 2024 date is November 13 (for those observing it on Kartik Shukla Dwadashi). November 14 (for those observing it on Ekadasi). The festival is also observed on Kartik Purnima (November 15, 2024). The festival is popularly referred as Tulsi Puja or Tulsi Vivah. The murti Krishna or Bhagvan Vishnu is lavishly decorated and then carried to the place where the Tulsi plant is grown, and there the marriage is ritually solemnized. The marriage takes place with the chanting of holy hymns known as mangalashtakam. Vishnu is also represented by a ‘jino badi’. Sugarcane represents the best man (dhedo) and tamarind stalk the bride’s maid (dhedhi). The puja is performed by husband or wife. After the puja and ritual ‘hari jagar’ – a mixture of puffed rice (chirmulyo), sugarcane piece

On Vedic Maths – Is Vedic Mathematics Real or Not? - Is it Part of Vedas?

Two articles published in The Hindu Newspaper one for and one against Vedic Mathematics gives new insight into the Vedic Maths techniques. The first article titled “Nothing Vedic in Vedic Maths” by C K Raju states that Vedic mathematics has no relation whatsoever to the Vedas. The second article is titled “Everything Vedic in Vedic Maths” by James Glover states that Vedic Maths is concerned with a universal structure of Maths revealed through a personal approach to problem-solving and other fields of human activity. Vedic Maths does not advocate the sole use of blanket methods through which students can reduce problems to merely mechanical responses to given stimuli. Instead, it encourages an intelligent and holistic approach — one that engenders reason and develops strategic thinking. Both the authors do agree that Vedic Maths helps mathematics students. The debate is about whether it is part of Vedas or not. You can red the articles here in The Hindu “Nothing Vedic in

Thiruttani Murugan Temple – One of the Six Shrines of Muruga in the Arupadaiveedu Temples in Tamil Nadu – Tiruttani Temple

Thiruttani Murugan Temple , is located 84 km north of Chennai, and is one of the six Arupadaiveedu Temples in Tamil Nadu. It is believed that after the ferocious battle against Demon Soorapadman, Muruga rested and cooled down at Tiruttani Temple . The divine love story of Muruga and Valli also happened here. As the anger of Muruga subsided here, the hill is known as Thanigai Malai – the hill where his anger was subsided. The divine marriage of Valli and Muruga is also believed to have happened here. The popular belief is that praying to Muruga here brings good luck. 365 steps lead to the Tiruttani Murugan Temple . The temple pond is located at the foot of the hill. The murti of Murugan worshipped in the temple is tall. One hand holds spear and the other rests on the thigh. A unique aspect of the murti is a small hole on the center of the chest. It is the impression made by the Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu. The hole is filled with sandalwood paste during

Malayalam Budhan Mantra – Prayer Dedicated to Budhan Planet or Nava Graham in Malayalam

Budhan is one of the Navgrahas as per Hindu astrology and Malayalam jyothisham and prayers are offered to it to avoid troubles in horoscope. Budhan Navgraha Mantra in Malayalam is given below in picture format. Budhan Planet or Nava Graham is one of the nine navgrahas and prayers are daily offered to Budhan by those having trouble due to the bad positioning of it in the Jatakam. Budhan is generally considered as a safe planet and it helps in education and is associated with intelligence.