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Gajanan Maharaj Yatra at Kodoli near Akola in Maharashtra

Gajanan Maharaj Yatra is observed in Magh month. It is held to the GajananMaharajTemple at Kodoli near Akola in Maharashtra. Kodoli Gajanan Maharaj Yatra 2018 date is February 13.
Hundreds of people participate in this annual yatra. The mandir of Gajanan Maharaj at Kodoli is wonderfully decorated during the period. People from nearby towns and villages participate in the yatra.
Gajanan Maharaj Yatra is annually held on Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mangeshi Temple Festival in Goa – Mangeshi Ratha Yatra

Mangeshi Temple Festival is annually organized on the Purnima or full day in Magh month. Dedicated to Shiva, MangeshiTemple is located in Goa and the festival is known as Rath Yatra. Mangeshi Temple Festival 2018 date is January 31
MangeshiTemple is a popular shrine in Goa and is known for its unique architecture and paintings.
The main event during the annual festival is the Ratha Yatra or the pulling of the chariots.  This annual fair and festival attracts thousands of people to the temple. The deity is given a special deck up and is taken around the streets on a chariot pulled by devotees.
Mangeshi Temple Festival is annually observed on Magh Purnima or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa.

Ghatjai Devi Yatra at Panchgani – Ghatjai Temple Festival at Panchgani in Maharashtra

Ghatjai Devi Yatra is annually observed in Magh month. This yatra or jatra is the annual temple festival at GhatjaiDeviTemple at Panchgani in Maharashtra. Ghatjai Devi Yatra 2018 date is February 9.
Goddess Ghatjai Devi is the patron goddess of the hilly region of Panchgani. She is worshipped for safety during traveling through the area.
Important rituals followed in Mother Goddess Temples in Maharashtra are followed here.
Ghatjai Devi Yatra is annually observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

How to do or observe Pradosham or Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Shiva?

Pradosh Vrat is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight and there are two Pradosham in a Hindu month. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped in the evening during twilight on this day. In some regions, the day is dedicated to Nataraja form of Shiva. The fasting on this day is observed for success, peace and fulfillment of desires. It is said that mere darshan of any of the one form of Shiva removes ignorance.
Pradosham is observed when the Trayodashi Tithi is there during the twilight period. This is important.
The importance of Pradosha Vrata and how to observe it is narrated in the Skanda Purana.
There are two methods of fasting on the day. Some people observe a 24-hour fast which includes not sleeping during night. Another method is fasting from sunrise till sunset and after Shiva puja in the evening the fast is broken.
Pradosham is the twilight period just before sunset and after sunset. Pujas and prayers are performed during this period. Many people during this period…

Hindu Festivals in February 2015 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in February 2015

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in February 2015 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
February 1 – Pradosham February 1 – Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti February 1 – Vishwakarma Jayanti in Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh February 3 – Thaipusam February 3 – Magh Purnima – Poornima Full Moon day February 4 – Falgun Month begins in Traditional Hindu Calendar followed in North India February 7 – Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata – moonrise time is at 9:15 PM February 12 – Sita Ashtami – Janaki Jayanti February 13 – Guru Ramdas Jayanti February 13 – Maasi month begins in Tamil calendar February 13– Kumbha month begins in Malayalam Kerala calendar February 14 – Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 14 – Phalgun month begins in Bengali calendar February 15 – Ekadasi Fasting February 16 – Pradosh Vrat – Som Pradosh as it is Monday February 17 – Mahashivratri Febr…

One reaps only pain through identification with worldly possessions – Yoga Vasishta

Let this be mine, let that be mine, this is mine…such notion arising out ignorance and the sense of difference prevents manifestation of the Self.
The wise soul considers the three worlds as mere bit of grass and all fluctuations in fortune avoid him as deer avoid the dry grass.
One reaps only pain through identification with worldly possessions.
Even a good action having wrong or hidden motive has adverse and harmful effects like Rahu who had to suffer in spite of drinking Amrita or elixir of immortality.
One who gave away fame for virtue will never face any danger and his prosperity never declines.
Impatience should be avoided by one who is looking to gain true knowledge. When the efforts take a long time to mature, the fruits attained are ripe.
The accumulated wealth brings in disasters; the sense pleasures are harbingers of diseases; all riches lead to dangers. By remaining unattached one attains bliss.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 1, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, February 1, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the light phase of moon till 12:27 AM on February 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 4:49 PM on February 1. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Vishwakarma Jayanti in western parts of India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chh…