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Kanifnath Palkhi Prasthan at Moshi near Pimpri Chinchwad

Moshi Kanifnath Palkhi Prasthan is observed in Shravan month and is dedicated to Kanifnath, one of the nine Maha Yogis of Navnath Sampradaya. Moshi located near Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra houses a sacred place dedicated to the great saint. Kanifnath Palkhi Prasthan 2023 date is August 28. Kanifnath is believed to be an incarnation of Prabuddha Narayan and is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. Kanifnath Palkhi Prasthan is annually held on Shravan Shukla Paksha Dwadasi tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. The Kanifnath Palkhi or carrying of the palanquin attracts hundreds of followers of the Navnath Sampradaya.

Rani Durgavati Jayanti

Rani Durgavati Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the birth anniversary of Rani Durgavati (October 5, 1524 – June 24, 1564). She was born in the Chandel Dynasty. She is associated with the sculptures in Khajuraho and Kalinjar Fort. Rani Durgavati Jayanti 2023 date is October 5. After the death of her husband, Rani Durgavati took over the reins of Gond kingdom as her son was just five years old. She fought Mughal invaders successfully several times. She finally lost her life in 1564 defending her kingdom. The brave queen is remembered for her strong administrative powers and the bravery she displayed in the battlefield. When many kings of her era surrendered before the Mughal Empire, she bravely and successfully defended her kingdom. In the final battle, she was serious injured and she committed suicide before she was captured. Rani Durgavati was keenly interested in art and architecture and this is evident from sculptors that were created during her