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Swami Swarupanand Punyatithi at Pawas near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra – Death Anniversary of Swami Swaroopanand at Pavas

Swami Swarupanand punyatithi is observed in Shravan month. It is the death anniversary of Shiv  Swaroopanand Swami and is of great importance at Pawas near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Swami Swarupanand punyatithi 2023 date is September 11. Swami Swarupanand samadhi mandir is located at Pavas. Annually thousands of devotees visit the place. Swami Swaroopanand was a follower of Warkari tradition. He has written numerous books on the important religious traditions associated with warkari. His teachings are based on Jnaneshwari. Thousands of devotees visit the Swami Swarupanand samadhi mandir and offer prayers and participate in the satsangs and other spiritual programs organized on the Punyatithi. Swami Swarupanand Punyatithi is annually observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhavani Yatra at Vahnali Village near Kagal in Kolhapur District

Bhavani Yatra at Vahnali Village is observed in Shravan month. The yatra is the most important fair and festival at the Goddess Bhavani temple at Vahnali near Kagal in Kolhapur District. Vahnali Bhavani Yatra 2023 date is September 10. Hundreds of people participate in the festival. People make various kinds of offerings during the period. Bhavani Yatra is annually observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kanwariya Trek from Haridwar to Pura Mahadev Temple in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh in Shravan Month

Kanwariya Trek in the Shravan Month (July 4 to August 31, 2023) from Haridwar and Rishikesh to Pura Mahadev Temple at Baloni in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Shiva devotees undertake the trip. The pilgrims known as Kavadias or Kanwarias carry holy Ganga water from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Gomukh to bath the Shivling in the Pura Mahadev Temple . Pura Mahadev Temple is located on the banks of Hindan River at Baloni in Baghpat. Also known as Shiv Puri, the temple was founded by Parashuram. Here Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Shivling. The temple is close to the Baghpat – Meerut Highway – around 30 km from Baghpat and 36 km from Meerut . The temple is 4.5 km from Baloni. Shravan month is an auspicious month dedicated to Shiva. It is believed that offering Ganga water to cool Shiva in this month is highly auspicious. The pilgrims travel on foot and in vehicles. They are known to play loud music and chant Bol Bom. The name

Aandi Vesham of Muruga in Palani Murugan Temple

Aandi Vesham of Muruga is the form in which Muruga appears before devotees at 6:00 AM in the famous Muruga Temple in Palani. In the Aandi Vesha, Muruga is clad in a simple loincloth as a monk. The word aandi means monk or beggar or mendicant. Aandi Vesham is the most popular form of Muruga in Palani. Muruga took the form when he left the abode of his father in Mount Kailash. He gave all the riches and comfort of his father’s home. It is believed that he appeared in this form in South India. In this avatar, Muruga’s big ears are visible. Devotees believe that in this form with his wide-open ears Muruga will heed their prayers. Aandi Vesham ends at 8:00 AM.

Name of the hill on which Palani Murugan Temple is located

Palani Murugan Temple, dedicated to Lord Muruga, is located atop a hill —150m above sea level. Have you ever wondered what is the name of the hill on which Palani Murugan Temple is located? To reach the temple, we have to climb 693 stone steps or take the winding ‘elephant footpath’ through sacred groves. The temple stands atop a hill called Siva-giri, meaning ‘Shiva’s hill’. The one beside it is called Shakti-giri, or Shakti’s hill.

How Garuda Became the Vehicle or Vahana of Vishnu?

Ever wondered how Garuda became the vehicle or vahana of Lord Vishnu? Garuda became the vehicle of Lord Vishnu because of his integrity. To save his mother and him from slavery of Kadru and her naga sons, Garuda went to heaven fought with the Devas and got Amrita or elixir of life to earth. When Garuda was flying through the sky with Amrita Lord Vishnu saw him. Vishnu noticed that Garuda had not swallowed even a drop of Amrita which could have made him immortal. Pleased with his integrity, Vishnu asked Garuda to become his Vehicle or Vahana. He also asked him to remain stationed on this chariot’s flag. The Amrita, which was carried by Garuda, got the release of his mother and him. But Kadru and her naga sons could not taste the Amrita as it was carried away by Indra, the king of Devas.

Dewri Mandir at Tamar near Ranchi in Jharkhand

At Dewri Mandir at Tamar, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Solahbhuji – Mother Durga with sixteen arms. Dewri Mandir is located on Ranchi – Jamshedpur National Highway 33 in Jharkhand and is around 70 km from Ranchi. Another unique aspect of the shrine is that Mother Goddess is seen sitting on a lotus and not on a lion. In the temple, tribal priests offer prayers along with Brahmin priests. The two communities conduct the rituals together. According to a legend, an erstwhile king of Tamar saw a dream. The goddess told him that there was a temple in Dewri, where she must be worshipped. Villagers, as directed by the king, cleared a forested patch to find a small temple with a stone murti of Mother Goddess. Ever since, the deity is worshipped here.  Belief is that Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect, constructed the original temple. The present structure was built around 8th century AD. A narrow entrance lead to the sanctum sanctorum, in which Mother Durga is seen sitti

Hanuman Kavacham Lyrics in Tamil– Hanuman Kavacham in Tamil in pdf

Chanting Hanuman Kavacham or Anjaneya Kavach is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Hanuman Kavacham lyrics in Tamil in pdf. It can be can be chanted on all days. The text is in Tamil language. Chanting the mantra on Hanuman Jayanti is highly meritorious. It is chanted by Hanuman devotees Moolam nakshatram day and during Anjaneya Jayanti in Margazhi month. It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday. It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity. Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by chanting the Hanuman Kavach on Saturday. Link – Hanuman Kavacham Lyrics in Tamil

Hanuman Kavach Mantra in Hindi– Hanuman Kavach in Hindi in pdf

Chanting Hanuman Kavach Mantra is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Hanuman Kavach in Hindi in pdf. It can be can be chanted on all days. The text is in Hindu language text. Chanting the mantra on Hanuman Jayanti is highly meritorious. It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday. It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity. Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by chanting the Hanuman Kavach on Saturday. Link – Hanuman Kavach Mantra in Hindi

Hanuman 108 names in Malayalam– Hanuman 108 Namavali in Malayalam in pdf

Chanting 108 names of Hanuman is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Hanuman 108 Namavali in Malayalam in pdf. The names can be chanted on all days. You can also select one particular name from the list and chant daily. The text is in Malayalam. Chanting the mantra on Hanuman Jayanti is highly meritorious. It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday. It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity. Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by remembering the names of Hanuman on Saturday. Link – Hanuman 108 names in Malayalam