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Shri Sant Dasganu Maharaj Punyatithi

Dasganu Maharaj of Ahmednagar was a great saint in the 18th century in Maharashtra. His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Kartik month. Shri Sant Dasganu Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is November 16.
Shri Sant Dasganu Maharaj was an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba. He composed numerous kirtans and poems. He also wrote the biography of numerous saints under the guidance of Shirdi Sai Baba.
Satsangs and special prayers and meetings are organized on the day.
Sant Dasganu Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on the Kartik Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra.

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 2017 date is October 31. 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 Bha…

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 2017 date is November 18. 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.

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Math to Ascend Paryaya Peetha for Fifth Time in January 2016

Paryaya is the process indicating the change of authority from one math to another among the eight mutts to manage the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and also exclusive rights to worship Bhagvan Sri Krishna in the world famous Udupi SriKrishnaTemple. No seer of the Ashta Maths of Udupi has ascended the peetha more than four times. A new record will be set when Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Math to ascends Paryaya Peetha for fifth time in January 2016. The Hindu reports  History will be made in Udupi when Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Math ascends the Paryaya Peetha for the fifth time on January 18, 2016. No seer of the Ashta Maths of Udupi has ascended the Paryaya Peetha, also known as Sarvajna Peetha, more than four times since the biennial Paryaya system began in 1522. The 84-year-old Vishwesha Tirtha Swami ascended the peetha in 1952, 1968, 1984 and 2000. He had earlier said that he would not ascend the peetha for the fifth time and instead allow his disciple Vishwaprasanna Tir…

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

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 31, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, October 31, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waxing phase of moon till 5:43 PM on October 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 1:51 AM on October 31. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Gopashtami
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Kartik Shukla Pa…