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Sri Ram Rathotsava at Jalgaon in Maharashtra– Shrirama Rathotsava

Sri Ram Rathotsava at Jalgaon in Maharashtra is observed in the Kartik Month. The most famous temple festival in the region takes place at the ancient Shri Ram Mandir in the town. Shrirama Rathotsava 2018 date is November 19. The Rathotsav begins on the Kartik Shukla Paksha Pratipda and the most important date is the Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day.

On the main Sri Ram Rathotsava day, the murtis worshipped in the temple are taken around the streets of Jalgaon in a lavishly decorated Rath or Chariot.
The Rathotsav was started by Sadguru Shri Appa Maharaj in 1872.
During the first ten days of the festival one can witness Bhagvan Sri Ram on various chariots drawn by
Horse Elephant Tiger Lion Saraswati Sheshnag Chandra Suryanarayan Garuda Hanuman (Maruti)
The Sri Ram Rath on the main day of the festival is pulled by more than 500 devotees.
The chariot is decorated with various flowers (mainly marigold), mango leaves, lighting, and flags of Bhagava color. Ram Sevak, Bhajani Mandal, Varkari sing Bh…

Story – Vedic Chants While Sri Krishna was carried by Vasudeva to Gokul at Midnight from Prison

Krishna was born at midnight in the prison of Kamsa to Vasudeva and Devaki. There is a lesser known story which suggests that Vedic Chants were heard while little Sri Krishna was carried by Vasudeva from prison to Gokul. This story is also associated with Garuda, the vehicle of Vishnu.
When Krishna was born at midnight, not a soul in the entire prison and palace of Kamsa was awake. The divine event was only witnessed by Vasudeva and Devaki. As per the divine plan, Vasudeva was to carry baby Krishna to the house of Nandagopa and Yashoda in Gokul. He had to return back with the baby that was born to Nandagopa and Yashoda.
The prison doors opened by itself. It was raining heavily, Adi Sesha provided canopy and the path was lit by the light from the gems on the head of the divine serpent. Yamuna parted to give way to Vasudeva.
It is said that the moment Sri Krishna was born Vedic chants was heard and it continued till Vasudeva reached the house of Mata Yashoda in Gokul. The chants becaus…

Janardan Swami Jayanti in Nagpur Maharashtra – Janardanswami Jayanti

Janardan Swami is popularly known as Yogmurti – he dedicated his life to the spread of Yoga. Janardanswami Jayanti is annually observed in Kartik month. Janardan Swami Jayanti 2018 date is December 6. The day is of great importance in Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Janardan Swami suggested yogabhyas for contentment, happiness and good health.
‘Samadhanay Soukhay Nirogtvay Jeevane, Yogmevabhyaset Pradnyah Yathashakti Nirantarm’, is encrypted on samadhi of Yogmurti Janardhan Swami.
Janardan Swami Yogabhyasi Mandal in Nagpur is based on the teachings of this pious soul.
Janardan Swami Jayanti is annually observed on Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during waning phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI Teachings - Verse 1 to 3

He who does the work which it is his duty to do, but seeks no gain from work, no reward, that man is a sanyasi and a yogi; not he who lights no sacrificial fire and performs no ceremonies. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI - 1)

True renunciation is Yoga. And he is not a true yogi who hath not renounced his sankalpa.

For the sage who wishes to attain to Yoga, action is said to be the means: for the same sage, when he has attained to Yoga, serenity is said to be the means.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI 1 to 3