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How to observe Ekadasi – Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method

Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. This is one of the most popular Vrat observed in Hinduism. How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana. When to start Ekadasi Fasting? Lord Krishna advices Arjuna to begin the Ekadasi fasting in the autumn season with Utpanna or Uttpatti Ekadasi occurring during the waning phase of the moon in November – December. Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method Ekadasi is the name of the Goddess that arose from Lord Vishnu to defeat Demon Mura. Happy with her divine act, Lord Vishnu blessed her that anyone who observes Ekadasi fast will be freed of their sins and will attain Moksha. Some people only take a single meal on the Dasami day, the day before Ekadasi. Things needed for Ekadasi Puja and Prayer A picture or photo or idol of Lord Vishnu Fruits Tulsi leaves

Jiva Mahale Punyadin – Vir Jiva Mahale

Jiva Mahale was the bodyguard of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj . His Punyadin or Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Jiva Mahale Punyadin 2023 date is January 16. A great soldier and unsung hero, Jiva Mahale saved Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by killing Bijapur's general Afzal Khan. Jiva Mahale Punyadin is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi - Death Anniversary of Gulavani Maharaj

Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month in Maharashtra . He was an ardent devotee of Lord Dattatreya. Gulavani Maharaj Punyatithi 2023 date is January 15. The day is of great importance at Pune and Kolhapur . Gulwani Maharaj spread the teaching of Lord Dattatreya. The day is of great significance at the ashram in Pune. Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Korthan Khandoba Yatra at Pimpalgaon Rotha near Parner in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra

Korthan Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Pimpalgaon Rotha near Parner in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Thousands of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival. Korthan Khandoba Yatra 2023 date is January 9. The annual festival coincides with the Paush Purnima festival. Khandoba is Swayambhu in the temple. Mhalsa and Banai are also visible in the main murti worshipped in temple. Korthan Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Kelang Naga Worshipped near Kugti in the Bharmour Region of Himachal Pradesh

Kelang Naga is a snake deity and is worshipped in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh especially in Bharmour, Bhattiyat, Churah regions. The most important temple dedicated to Kelang Naga is located near Kugti. The deity protects the people and other living beings of the region from epidemics and natural disasters. He is the guardian deity of the Kugti Valley . Legend has it that once there was a huge epidemic in the Kugti Valley and people prayed to Kelang Naga who was then residing in the Lahaul region of the Himachal Pradesh. To help the people the region, the deity left Lahaul and came riding on a horse towards Kugti Valley . Kelang Naga stopped at Dughi, around 3 km from Kugti, and then moved towards Darun and disappeared. People then excavated the place where the deity disappeared and found a three-headed murti in padmasana posture. A temple was built in honor of the deity near Kugti. The king of Chamba contributed towards the development of the temple. He

Bhagavad Gita Translation in Simple English – Bhagavad Gita English pdf complete book

This Bhagavad Gita book translation in English along with Sanskrit text is provided by Gita Press. The complete Bhagavad Gita English pdf can be downloaded for free. There are no interpretation or detail meaning. It is just a simple translation of the Sanskrit text. Very helpful for beginners and daily readers of Gita. Link – Bhagavad Gita English pdf