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The 14 worlds as per Hindu Scriptures

The 14 worlds of the universe are mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. The fourteen worlds are: Satyaloka Tapoloka Janaloka Maharloka Bhuvarloka Bhumandala Atala Vitala Sutala Talatala Mahatala Rastala Patala. Sometimes the 14 worlds of the universe are imagined to be the body of the Supreme Truth. Satyaloka is the head; Tapoloka is the neck Janaloka is the breast Maharloka is the right chest Svarloka is the left chest Bhuvarloka is the navel Bhu-Mandala is the hips Atala is the waist Vitala is the thighs Sutala is the knees Talatala is the shanks Mahatala is the ankles Rastala is the upper portion of the feet Patala is the soles of the feet. The first seven worlds are above earth and the last seven are below earth. Maharloka, Janaloka and Tapoloka are places where great sages reside. Satyaloka is the abode of Brahma. Dhruvaloka is the polestar. Bhu-Mandala is the circle of earth. The

Sati Baijabai Yatra at Mundgaon near Akola in Maharashtra

Sati Baijabai Yatra is annually held on Paush Amavasya day at Mundgaon near Akola in Maharashtra . Sati Baijabai Yatra 2024 date is February 9. Sati Baijabai was a follower of the great saint Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon. The annual yatra attracts thousands of people. It held to the Sati Baijabai Temple at Mundgaon. Sati Baijabai Yatra is annually held on Paush Amavasya day or no moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

New Accommodation at Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Yatri Nivas to Accommodate 1000 Devotees

New modern accommodation at Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located west of Srirangam Temple on the banks of Kollidam River . The Yatri Nivas can accommodate more than 1000 devotees. Apart from direct booking, Devotees could also book accommodation through the temple website - Srirangam. Deccan Chronicle reports About 98 double bedrooms and 24 cottages with twin bedrooms each apart this yatri nivas has dormitories. It has a herbal garden to highlight the significance of medicinal plants.  The tariffs for the rooms have been kept at a nominal price to ensure the devotees benefited and also had hassle-free stay in the temple town during their sojourn. The tariff for cottage is Rs 1,750, a/c double room: Rs 750 and for non-a/c it is Rs 500. The dormitory accommodation is available on payment of Rs 100.  The Tamil Nadu state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) department has established Yatri Nivas.