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Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj Jayanti

Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj Jayanti is observed in Magh month. It is the birth anniversary of pious soul Sant Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj. The day is of great significance at Gangapur near Gulbarga . Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj Jayanti 2023 date is February 7. Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj was an Avadhoot and he spread the teachings of Dharma in Kali yuga. Hundreds of people attend the prayer meetings and other philanthropic activities organized on the day. Gurunath Baba Dandawate Maharaj 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 .

Kalbhairav Yatra at Gadhinglaj near Kolhapur – Gadhinglaj Kalbhairav Temple Festival

Kalbhairav Yatra at Gadhinglaj is annually observed in Magh month. The yatra is the most important festival at Gadhinglaj Kalbhairav Temple near Kolhapur . Gadhinglaj Kalbhairav Yatra 2023 date is February 7. This annual festival attracts hundreds of devotees to the temple dedicated to the Kal Bhairav form of Shiva. The fair and festival brings people from nearby town and villages. Gadhinglaj Kalbhairav Yatra 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.

Jambudvipa in Hindu Religion

Jambudvipa is the name of one of the seven islands on earth mentioned in Hindu scriptures. It is named after Jambun or rose apple tree. Jambudvipa is interpreted either roughly as the northern hemisphere or the region in Asia with India and adjacent regions and islands. Some scholars are of the view that Jambudvipa is a heavenly place and not on earth. As per Bhagavad Purana, Jambudvipa is divided into nine regions. Of these only Bharata Varsha is inhabited by human beings. The rest of the eight regions are occupied by celestial beings or by saints and pious persons. One of the eight regions is known as Illavrat Varsha and it is occupied by Siddhas, Charanas, Gandharvas. The celestial beings that live here have the power to become smaller than the smallest and bigger than the biggest. The gardens and lakes in the region are the play ground of the celestial beings and their wives. The region is also frequented by Shiva and Parvati. The people who take birth on Bharatavars

Bhaveshwari Yatra at Modage Village – Daddi – Mohanage – near Belgaum – Bhaveshwari Devi Temple Festival

Bhaveshwari Yatra at Modage Village is annually observed in Magh month. The fair and festival at Modage – Daddi – Mohanage attracts thousands of devotees. The 3-day yatra is the most important festival at the Bhaveshwari Devi Temple near Belgaum . Bhaveshwari Yatra 2023 date is February 5 to February 7. The main rituals during the festival include Ghatasthapana, Shastraingalya, Dandavat, and Palki Procession. Devotees queue up from early morning hours to have darshan of the Mother Goddess. Bhaveshwari Yatra iss annually observed from Magh Purnima Tithi to Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or full moon day to the second day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Channabasaveshwara Rath at Ulavi – Channabasaveshwara Temple Festival at Ulavai

Channabasaveshwara Rath Yatra at Ulavi in Karnataka is observed in Magh month. The temple festival is referred as Channabasaveshwara Rath Yatra. Channabasaveshwara Rath Yatra 2023 date is February 7. Channabasaveshwara at Ulavi is a very popular religious center for Shaivites. The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Shiva. The annual chariot festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to this unique shrine which is located in the middle of forest in Western Ghats . Channabasaveshwara Rath Yatra Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka .

Jyotirling Yatra at Jalwa in Patan in Maharashtra

Jyotirling Yatra is annually observed at Jalwa in Patan in Maharashtra in Magh month. The festival and fair attracts scores of devotees to the Jalwa Jyotirlinga temple. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. Jyotirling Yatra Jalwa 2023 date is February 7. The annual festival is an important event at the Jalwa Jyotirlinga Shrine Mandir. A fair and festival is held during the period and it attracts scores of devotees from nearby villages and town. The main rituals associated with rural festivals are followed here too. Jalwa Jyotirling Yatra is annually observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Narsingh Saraswati Shailya Gaman Yatra – Nrusimha Saraswati Yatra

Narsingh Saraswati Shailya Gaman Yatra is annually observed in Magh Month. It is associated with the Samadhi Day of Shri Nrusimha Saraswati, or Narsingh Saraswati Swami Maharaj or Guru Maharaj, who is believed to be the second manifestation of Guru Dattatreya. Narsingh Saraswati Shailya Gaman Yatra 2023 date is February 6. A Palki is carried by devotees on the day through the streets. The main events are organized at the Gurumandir at Karanja in Washim District in Maharashtra . Narsingh Saraswati Shaila Gaman Yatra is annually 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 . 

Indian Navy to maintain Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple at Pudur Village near Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy District in Telangana

The 400-year-old Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Pudur Village near Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy District in Telangana. The temple land was recently acquired by Indian Navy for building Very Low Frequency (VLF) communication station. The Navy first decided to relocate the temple but has decided against it after respecting the religious sentiments of the people of the area.  Deccan Chronicle reports  Pudur villagers objected to it since it was an ancient temple and sentiment attached to it. Hundreds of devotees from neighbouring villages and including towns like Vikarabad and from the city visit the temple during major festivities including Shivaratri. Following objections by locals, the government and naval authorities came to an agreement not to disturb the temple and the Navy to provide access to the temple through the defe-nce establishment for daily rituals and also for devotees.  The Indian Navy will maintain and take ca