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Origin Of Trishul – The Trident of Shiva - Story Of The First Trishul

Trishul, the trident, is one among the symbols of Shiva. Shiva in human form carries the Trishula. Origin of Trident as per Vishnu Purana is associated with Surya, the Sun God. It is believed that Trishul was carved out using matter from Sun. Legend has that Surya married Samjna, the daughter of Vishwakarma. But Samjna was unhappy with her married life due to the unbearable heat of Surya. She complained to Vishwakarma, who agreed to solve the problem. It is believed that Surya agreed to reduce his heat to accommodate Samjna and have a happy married life. Another legend has that to reduce the heat of Surya, Vishwakarma removed a part of the burning matter from Surya – it said that Surya was grounded on a grinding machine for the purpose. It is said that 1/8th of the heat of Surya was reduced. The matter that was removed from Surya fell on earth and from it was created the Trishula – the trident of Shiva. Vishwakarma created the Trishula using the matter from sun

Sangameshwar Mahadev – Sangameshwar Shiva

Sangameshwar Mahadev is a popular form of Shiva and temples dedicated to this form is found in Ujjain , Maharashtra , Haridwar and in other regions. Sangameshwar Mahadev is the ultimate destination in which everything merges. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in  Ujjain . Sangameshwar Mahadev is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Sangameshwar Mahadev is located in Ujjain in front of Jayramdas Sanehiram’s garden, behind the famous Virat Hanuman. Sangameshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in  Ujjain  and it is the 69th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here. It is believed that mere darshan of this form of Shiva will wipe out all sins of past life. It is also believed that the Shivling during ancient times was located at the confluence of Shipra River, Patal Ganga and Neel Gang. Story of Sangameshwar Mahadev Once there lived a king name Subahu. He ruled the Kaling region. He h

Satyadev Maharaj Punyatithi at Bharvadi in Amravati

Satyadev Maharaj punyatithi is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Satyadev Maharaj of Bharvadi in Amravati in Maharashtra. He spread the teachings of truth and non-violence. Satyadev Maharaj Punyatithi 2023 date is October 2. The Sansthan associated with Satyadev Maharaj Maharaj organizes various spiritual programs on the day. His followers attend prayer meeting other spiritual activities held on the day. Satyadev Maharaj punyatithi is observed on Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the 3rd day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vishwatmak Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj Prakat Din at Kopargaon

Vishwatmak Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj Prakat Din is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the birth anniversary of Vishwatmak Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj and is of great importance at Kopargaon. Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj has thousands of followers and his teaching is simple – keep the mind concentrated through constant repetition of the mantra given by the Guru and contemplating the nature of the Self. Vishwatmak Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj Prakat Din 2023 date is September 28. Vishwatmak sansthan runs numerous charitable activities. Free food, cloth donation etc are held regularly. The sansthan also maintains schools and colleges. Vishwatmak Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj Prakat Din is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.

Govinda Prabhu Jayanti of Mahanubhava Cult

Govinda Prabhu Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the birth anniversary of Govinda Prabhu. Govinda Prabhu is the founder of Jai Krishni Panth or Mahanubhava Cult as per some scholars. Govinda Prabhu Jayanti 2023 date is September 27. He is one of the five manifestations as per Jai Krishni Panth. The main teaching of Mahanubhava Cult is that the Krishna is the only god. It is both a spiritual and social organization. Govinda Prabhu spread the teachings of Sri Krishna and Sri Dattatreya and he held non-violence, celibacy, asceticism and bhakti as the most important duties. Followers of the Mahanubhava cult organize various programs on the day. Prayer meetings, satsangs and charitable activities are held on the day. Govinda Prabhu Jayanti is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nisargadatta Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Nisargadatta Maharaj. As per Gregorian calendar, he died on September 8, 1981. The corresponding date in Hindu Lunar Calendar is the Shukla Paksha Dasami, or the tenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. This date in 2023 is on September 25. In 2023, it is the 42nd death anniversary of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The day is observed by remembering the philosophy and teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj. Prayer meetings are held by his followers and admires in  various places in India and abroad. Nisargadatta Maharaj thoughts on death Once you know that death happens to the body not to you, you just watch your body falling off like a discarded Garment. The real you is timeless and beyond birth and death.

Onavillu – Unique Offering at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Trivandrum in Kerala

Onavillu is a unique offering at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Trivandrum in Kerala during Onam festival. Onavillu is a bow – tapering on both sides – painted with pictures of Ananthasayanam, Dasavatharam, Srirama Pattaabhishekam, Sri Krishna Lila, Sri Sastha and Mahaganapathi. The bows are consecrated on the Onam day. The bows will be removed on the third day after Onam and distributed to devotees. The bow is considered to be a symbol of prosperity. Devotees wishing to acquire Onavillu have to place a booking at the temple. The cost of an Onavillu is around 2000 rupees.

Sunderkand in English in pdf – Download Sunderkand Text in English in pdf

Sunderkand is the famous chapter in the Ramayana. Below is the link to Sunderkand in English from Ramcharitamanas. You can download the text in English in pdf. You can read translation of the poem and its explanation. It is believed that reading Sunderkand daily helps in attaining peace and prosperity. The text is provided by Gita Press of Gorakhpur. Link – Sunderkand in English in pdf Sunderkand, which deals with the heroic deeds of Hanuman, is the most popular of the Ramayan episodes. It contains Hanuman crossing the ocean, Hanuman preparing himself to take the leap across the ocean, the reaction of the mountain, Hanman’s resolve and his taking the leap – the picture of Hanuman in the sky- Mount Mainaka’s offer of resting place – Surasa’s obstruction, the demoness Simhika’s obstruction and Hanuman reaching Lanka. Then there is Hanuman entry into Lanka at night, Hanuman’s first view of Lanka and his reflections. Hanuman’s decision about his strategm. What Hanuman