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Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anantotsav

Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anant Utsav is annually observed in Chaitra month. It is dedicated to Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj, a great saint and philosopher who lived in present day Madhya Pradesh. Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anant Utsav 2023 date is March 22. It is the most important annual festival for the devotees of Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj. Numerous spiritual functions are observed during the period. Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anant Utsav is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Budhwa Mangal dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman

Budhwa Mangal is dedicated to Hanuman and is observed on Tuesday or Mangalwar in certain months as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Budhwa Mangal is observed on the last Tuesday in the Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . The day is also known as Bada Mangal. Generally, in North India  Mangalvar or Tuesday in a week is dedicated to the worship of Hanuman. Special pujas and rituals are observed on the Budhwa Mangal day with thousands of people visiting Hanuman Temples. People also chant the Hanuman Chalisa on the day. It must be noted that one of the popular Budhwa Mangal is observed on the Tuesday falling after Holi festival. Please note that Bada Mangal is also referred to Tuesdays dedicated to Hanuman  in Jyeshta month (June - July) in Lucknow and other nearby regions in Uttar Pradesh.

Attahasa Form of Shiva

Attahasa is one among the numerous forms of Shiva. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Vayu Purana and Linga Purana. The apocalyptic laughter of Shiva is also referred as Attahasa. Some scholars are of the view that this a future manifestation of Shiva. As per Vayu Purana, Shiva took the form of Attahasa in a mountain in the Himalayan Range . It is stated that the sons of Shiva will also reside in the Attahasa mountain range in the 20th yuga. As per Linga Purana, When the twentieth cycle of a yuga occurs, then I shall be known by the name Attahasa, the loudly launghing one – a form that people will adore. – (Linga Purana 1.24.94 – 95)