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Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi

Narak Nivaran Chaturdasi is observed on the fourteenth day of the waning phase of moon, or Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Magh month as per calendars followed in North India. Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi 2018 date is January 15. The day is of great importance at the Baba Baidyanath Temple at Deoghar in Jharkhand.

Special pujas and rituals are observed on Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi. The prayers are dedicated to Shiva and are offered for attaining moksha and to avoid rebirth. It is believed that prayers offered on the day are highly meritorious and will help in redemption of sins. Thus, it will save devotees from hell or Narak.

Symbolically, the day helps a devotee to think about life and to change its course if it is heading in the wrong direction.

Importance of Pradosham Dedicated to Shiva - Significance of Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh Vrat, or Pradhosham, is an important fasting day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pradosha occurs twice in a month – on the 13th day (Trayodashi) – during the waxing moon fortnight and the other during the waning moon fortnight. The puja and worship is done in the evening. The Pradosha period can be loosely indicated as 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset.

The Shiva Purana states that one undertakes fasting on Pradhosha will be blessed with wealth, children, happiness and honor. The fasting and worship is specially undertaken by women who long to have children. It is said that those praying to Shiva during the auspicious time of Pradhosha will be freed from sins.
There are numerous legends associated with the Pradhosha Vratam. It is believed that Lord Shiva drank the Halahala poison that was churned up from the Ocean of Milk (Samudra Manthan) during Pradosham.
Another myth indicates that Lord Shiva and Parvati, the divine couple, are in a propitious mood during the ev…

Teachings of Shri Guru Govind Maharaj of Anandvan Sansthan

Be humble and have love and compassion for your fellow human beings.
By living a simple life and remembering God’s name at all times, you will achieve ultimate salvation
Remain always calm and composed, through happy and sad moments in life.
Remain in a state of bliss by continuously chanting the name of God.
Siddh Paramhans Shri Guru Govind Maharaj - a Digamber saint, who lived during the 19th century