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Kanipakam Temple Timings – Seva and Opening and Closing Time at Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha and the timings of the temple are quite similar to other temples in Andhra Pradesh. The opening and closing time might be shortened during eclipse or grahan. The important Seva held in the temple include Nijaroopa Darshan. Kanipakam Temple Timings The shrine is open from 4:00 AM in the morning to 9:30 PM in the evening. The important seva include: Suprabhatam and the bathing of the deity with water from the Bindu River (Bindu teertha abhishekam) – from 4:00 AM to 5:00 AN Milk abhishekam is from 5:45 AM to 6:15 AM Special abhishekams are held at 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Nijaroopa darshan is held from 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM, 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ganapati Homam is held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Special Modak Puja is held before 12:00 PM Ganapati Sahasranama Archana is held

Gangamma – About Goddess Gangamma Devi

Goddess Gangamma is worshipped mainly in villages in South India . Some people consider her as an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There are many villages that believe Gangamma Devi is the goddess of disguise and she is a manifestation of Yogamaya – sister of Sri Krishna who disappeared into the sky. In many villages in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, Goddess Gangamma is the sister of Lord Balaji or Venkateswara. Legend has it that Goddess Gangamma appeared on earth to put an end to rule of a demon king. She was famous for her beauty and was considered as the most beautiful woman on earth. The demonic king of the region tried capture Gangamma and make his wife. The Gooddess used her yogic powers and assumed various forms. Thus she came to be known as the goddess of disguise. Another legend has it that Gangamma took seven different forms including that of a small girl, virgin, eunuch and a man. But on the eighth day, the goddess got fed up with the activities of the

Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Jayanti - Narsingh Saraswati Swami Maharaj Birth Anniversary – Guru Maharaj

Shri Nrusimha Saraswati, or Narsingh Saraswati Swami Maharaj or Guru Maharaj, who is believed to be the second manifestation of Guru Dattatreya. His Jayanti or birth anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Jayanti 2024 date is  January 13. The day is of great importance at Karanja near Washim in Maharashtra . Shri Nrusimha Saraswati traveled across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh spreading spiritual knowledge and performing miracles. Scores of devotees became his disciples and some of them became saints in future. The Janmasthan or the birthplace of the saint is located at Karanja near Washim in Maharashtra . Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Jayanti is observed annually on the Paush Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day of the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi

Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sant Gadge Baba. It is observed in Margashirsh month. Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi 2024 date is January 9. Also known as Sant Gadge Maharaj, the pious soul was a Marathi saint and great social reformer who worked for the upliftment of villages in  Maharashtra . Sant Gadge Baba traveled to villages in  Maharashtra  and started cleaning the gutters and roads. Through this he spread the message of cleanliness and values like service to humanity and compassion. Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi is observed annually on the Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra . Related Sant Gadge Baba Jayanti or Birth Anniversary in Phalgun Month