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Ravalnath Yatra at Chandgad – Jagrut Devastan Sri Ravalnath temple Festival

Ravalnath Yatra at Chandgad is annually observed in the Magh Month. The Jagrut Devasthan Sri Ravalnath temple festival is popularly known as Ravalnath Yatra. Thousands of people participate in this unique event at Chandgad. Ravalnath Yatra 2023 date is February 6. Sri Ravalnath Temple is dedicated to Ravalnath a form of Shiva – closely associated with Shiva. The main ritual during the festival includes pulling of the chariot of the deity. Ravalnath Yatra is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Bhargava Rama

Bhargava Rama is a name of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. Bhargava Rama is the name widely used in Mahabharata. His father was Sage Jamadagni and one his ancestors was Bhrigu Rishi. So he was known as Bhargava. When he was born his was named Rama. Thus he came to be known as Bhargava Rama. It must be noted here that the name Parashuram is not used in Mahabharata. The sixth incarnation of Vishnu is referred as Bhargava Rama or Jamadagnya. Bhargava Rama appeared to annihilate those Kshatriyas (the warrior class) that had strayed from the path of Dharma and oppressed people and destroyed Mother Nature. Exploits of Bhargava Rama are mentioned in Mahabharat, Ramayana and the Puranas. It is said that this avatar of Vishnu killed 21 generations of Kshatriyas.

Khandoba Yatra at Jejuri Temple in Magh Month – Khandoba Shikar Khati Yatra

Khandoba Shikar Khati Yatra is dedicated to Lord Khandoba and is organized in Magh month. This is one of the important Yatras held to the Jejuri Temple . Khandoba Yatra in Magh Month to Jejuri Temple in 2023 is on February 5. Lord Shiva is known as Martand or Malhari or Khandoba or Khanderao. It is believed that he took the form of Martand and Malhari to kill demons Mani and Malla. After defeating the demons, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Swayambhu lingam at  Khandoba   Temple . The festival in Magh month is held from Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi to Purnima. The important date is the Purnima tithi. Khandoba Shikar Khati Yatra is annually held on Magh Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra . It must be noted here that Yatra in Jejuri temple is held annually in Margashirsh, Paush, Magh and Chaitra month.

Sant Narhari Sonar Punyatithi - Death Anniversary

Sant Narhari Sonar death anniversary is annually observed in Magh Month. He was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra . Sant Narhari Sonar Punyatithi 2023 date is February 8. Sant Narhari Sonar was an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba and Lord Shiva and is believed to have had the darshan of Lord Vithoba (Srihari Vishnu). It is annually observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra . You can read more about Sant Narhari Sonar here.

Tulsamata Punyatithi at Ghatladki near Achalapur

Tulsamata Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh Month. It is the death anniversary of Tulsamata. The day is of importance at Ghatladki near Achalpur. Tulsamata Punyatithi 2023 date is February 7. Hundreds of people participate in prayers and other activities organized in the memory of Tulsamata at Ghatladki. Tulsamata Punyatithi is annually observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Vishnubuva Jog Maharaj Punyatithi

Vishnubuva Jog Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh Month. It is the death anniversary of Vishnubuva Jog Maharaj. The day is of importance at Alandi Devachi near Pune. Vishnubuva Jog Maharaj Punyatithi 2023 date is February 6. Vishnubuva Jog’s edition of Tukaram Gatha in Marathi is widely followed today by the Varakaris who undertake journey from Dehu and Alandi to Lord Vitthal Temple at Pandharpur. Vishnubuva Jog is also a famous Varkari who spread the Bhakti tradition started by Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Dnyaneshwar Maharaj. Vishnubuva Jog Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Auliya Maharaj Yatra at Kalamatha near Malegaon in Maharashtra

Auliya Maharaj Yatra is annually held in Magh month. It is the festival and yatra in honor of Auliya Maharaj. The day is of importance at Kalamatha near Malegaon in Maharashtra . Auliya Maharaj Yatra 2023 date is February 5. Hundreds of people participate in prayers and various other functions organized on the day. Special programs are held at Auliya Maharaj Sansthan at Kalamatha. Auliya Maharaj Yatra is observed on Magh Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra . 

Kedarnath Temple Reconstruction Work in Full Swing

Kedarnath Temple was badly damaged during the flash flood in June 2013. The temple reconstruction work is in full swing and will be ready before the annual pilgrimage which begins by the end of April 2015. Business Standard reports  Now, reconstruction work is in full swing as the workers, well-protected with enough layers in sub-zero temperatures, continue to work undeterred.  State authorities have approved a reconstruction and rehabilitation plan for Kedarnath, one of the holiest shrines of the Hindus. It is banking on the recommendations of the Geological Survey of India for planning reconstruction and rehabilitation work at Kedarnath. The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) is one such organisation which has been entrusted with the task of reconstruction of the town. A team of 290 people from NIM is deployed at the site besides the police and army personnel. Principal of NIM, Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, said on Saturday (January 17) they were racing against time to

Sant Rohidas Jayanti 2023 Date – Birth Anniversary of Saint Rohidas In Maharashtra

Sant Rohidas was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal and his Jayanti or birth anniversary is annually observed in Magh month. Sant Rohidas Jayanti 2023 date is February 5. Sant Rohidas was a cobbler (charmakar) by profession. He used to constantly meditate on Lord Vitthal, a manifestation of Bhagwan Sri Krishna. He used to chant bhajans dedicated to the deity. Legend has it that once Bhagwan Vitthal appeared before Sant Rohidas to help in making 1000 shoes. He had to prepare 1000 shoes on a short notice from the king of the region. He had looked all around for help but got none. It is said that Vitthal then appeared as a young boy and asked Sant Rohidas to keep singing bhajans while he made the shoes. Sant Rohidas was surprised to see the speed of the young boy. He continued singing bhajans and all shoes were prepared in one night. Next morning the young boy told that he will return after taking bath. Sant Rohidas took the shoes to the king who was pleased with