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Santaji Maharaj Jagnade Punyatithi

Santaji Maharaj Jagnade (1624 - 1688) was a follower of Sant Tukaram and he recorded numerous Abhangs or poems of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Punyatithi is the death anniversary of the pious soul and is annually observed in Margashirsh month. Santaji Maharaj Jagnade Punyatithi 2018 - 2019 date is January 3.

Santaji Jagnade Maharaj showed keen interest in bhajans and kirtans. He showed little interest in materialistic life. Soon he became a follower of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. He followed him like a shadow and it is through him that we got to learn much about the Abhangs of Sant Tukaram.
Santaji was the original write of Tukaram Gatha. He carefully noted down all the wise sayings of the great saint.
Santaji Maharaj Jagnade Punyatithi is observed annually on the Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Toe Rings in Hindu Religion – Why Hindu Women Wear Toe Ring?

Toe rings are worn by many Hindu women. It is an essential ornament for many communities in Hindu Religion. But why is toe ring worn by Hindu women? Because it is associated with conceiving and menstrual cycle.
Toe rings are worn on the second toe or the second finger of the leg. The finger after the big toe or leg thumb. It is worn on both legs by some communities. Some communities wear it only on one leg preferably on the left leg.
Some communities wear it on the second and third toe of both the legs.
It is believed in Hindu tradition, especially in Ayurveda, that the nerve on the second toe is connected to the uterus, heart and brain. It helps in keeping the menstrual cycle in control. It is also associated with conception. Some texts also suggest that it helps in keeping the blood pressure level intact.

Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf - 108 names of Chandra – The Hindu Moon God – for Praying

Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali is the 108 names of Chandra Bhagavan. You can download the prayer in pdf format for free from the below link. Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali is chanted for propitiating Navgraha Chandra. Chanting the 108 names while praying to Chandra, or the moon god, is considered highly meritorious. Those suffering from mental disorders and having trouble with health will get relief after chanting the 108 names.
The prayer should be chanted in the evening after moonrise.
Blessings of Chandra will help a person in overcome various ailments. Chandra is considered as a physician.
Link Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf