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Lakshman Puri Maharaj Punyatithi at Gomeshwar near Buldhana in Maharashtra

Lakshman Puri Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in  Maharashtra . His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Magh Month. Lakshman Puri Maharaj Punyatithi 2023 date is February 18. The day is of great significance at Gomeshwar near Buldhana in  Maharashtra . The day is of importance at the Lakshman Puri Maharaj Ashram or temple at Belapur. Special prayer meeting and philanthropic activities are organized on the day. Lakshman Puri Maharaj Punyatithi is annually held on Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Venkatnath Maharaj Punyatithi in Maharashtra

Venkatnath Maharaj Punyatithi was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in  Maharashtra . His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Magh Month. Venkatnath Maharaj Punyatithi 2023 date is February 18. Special prayer meeting and philanthropic activities are organized on the day. Venkatnath Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Lahuji Salve Punyatithi – Krantiveer Lahuji Raghoji Salve Death Anniversary

Lahuji Salve Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of great freedom fighter, revolutionary and social reformer Krantiveer Lahuji Raghoji Salve. He was also the mentor of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, who led armed rebellion against the British. Lahuji Salve Punyatithi 2023 date is February 17. Krantiveer Lahuji Raghoji Salve witnessed the death of his father at the hands of the British and took vow to not to rest till the foreigners were thrown out of the country. He then gave armed training to youngsters. The most prominent of his disciples were Vasudev Balwant Phadke and Lokmanya Tilak. Lahuji Salve died on 17 February 1881 aged 86. In 2023, it is the 142nd death anniversary of Lahuji Salve.

Vasudev Balwant Phadke Punyatithi - Death Anniversary of Vasudev Balwant Phadke

Vasudev Balwant Phadke Punyatithi is observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of the great freedom fighter Vasudev Balwant Phadke. He fought against the injustice meted out by the British to farmers in India . Vasudev Balwant Phadke Punyatithi 2023 date is February 17. In 2023, it is the 140th death anniversary of the great freedom fighter. Vasudev Balwant Phadke formed a revolutionary group called Ramoshi to fight the British in India . In a surprise attack he took control of Pune city for few days. Vasudev Balwant Phadke fought against the British from 1875 to 1883. He died on February 17, 1883 as a result of protest hunger strike.

Ramanand Jalnekar Maharaj Jayanti at Sakharkherda in Maharashtra

Ramanand Jalnekar Maharaj Jayanti is annually observed in Magh month. It is the birth anniversary of Ramanand Jalnekar Maharaj, a great saint who spread truth and wisdom. The day is importance at Sakharkherda near Buldhana in Maharashtra . Ramanand Jalnekar Maharaj Jayanti 2023 date is February 17. The day is marked by prayer meetings and satsangs. Philanthropic activities too are organized on the day. Ramanand Jalnekar Maharaj Jayanti is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .

Unmatta Ganapati

Unmatta Ganapati is a very rare form of Ganesha and is quite similar to the Uchishta Ganapati form. In this form Ganesh is in a playful mood. The Unmatta Ganapati murti holds ankusha in the back right hand, the pasha in the back left hand; the modak is in the front left hand and danta is held in the front right hand. There is a flower garland on the neck of Unmatta Ganapati. The trunk of Unmatta Ganapati is shown to be playing with the flower garland hanging from the neck. This particular feature is what makes the form be termed as Unmatta. Unmatta Ganapati is mainly associated with Tantric worship.

Muktabai Yatra at Kothali in Maharashtra

Muktabai Yatra is annually observed in Magh month. The yatra is dedicated to Muktabai, younger sister of Sant Dnyaneshwar, and main festival takes place at  Muktabai Temple  at Kothali in Maharashtra . Muktabai Yatra 2023 date is February 15. The main rituals during the yatra include arrival of palkhis to the  Muktabai   Temple . Kothali  Muktabai Yatra is observed from Magh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in  Maharashtra .

Vakoba Yatra at Vaknathnagar

Vakoba Yatra is observed in Magh month. The shrine is located at Vak village or Vaknathnagar and this is the most important festival at the Vakoba Temple located here. Vakoba Yatra 2023 date is February 15. Vakoba is Hindu God Shiva and the Vakoba form of Shiva is the family deity of many families in Maharashtra . Vakoba Yatra is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra .