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Kedarnath Mandir Annakut Festival

A day before Raksha Bandhan festival, Annakut mela is organized at the famous Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is part of the Char Dham yatra undertake to the Himalayas. Kedarnath Mandir Annakut festival 2023 date is August 29. During the Annakut festival, food is prepared from newly harvested paddy and is offered to Shiva. Special puja and archana are offered to the Shivling on the day. Annakut Mela has been taking place for thousands of years. The swayambhu Shivling in Kedarnath mandir will be adorned with paste of wheat, rice, corn, and other grains and pulses on the day.  The paste is made using newly harvested products. The shringar on the day is made using the paste.

Tatkaleshwar Shiv Mandir at Faridabad

Located at Town number 5, Tatkaleshwar Shiv Mandir at Faridabad NIIT attracts scores of devotees even though it is a new shrine. Tatkaleshwar Shiva Temple attracts thousands of devotees during Shivratri and Sri Krishna Janmashtami. During every important festival, the temple creates a replica of a famous Hindu temple. Tatkaleshwar Shiv Mandir was established in 1964-65 period. In the beginning only Shivling was worshiped here. Slowly devotees started increasing now there murtis of Ram Darbar, Bajrang Bali, Vishnu, Lakshmi and Goddess Durga. It is widely believed by devotees that visiting the shrine and offer prayers for 40 continuously will help in wish fulfillment.

Sri Krishna Temple Attached to Ambala Central Jail

The Sri Krishna Temple attached to Ambala Central Jail is an historic place. The temple attracts scores of devotees daily. However, many might not be aware that the Hindu Mahasabha kept the body of Naduram Godse who was hanged in the Ambala Central Jail here for five minutes. It was the last wish of Godse that his body be taken to the Sri Krishna Mandir. The body was then cremated at Rambhag in Ambala. The temple is a small one. One wall of the shrine is attached to the Ambala Central Jail. During Sri Krishna Janmashtami, thousands of people visit the shrine. A major fair is held here during the period.

Chhinnamastika Devi Temple at Kachhawa Village in Bihar

Chhinnamastika Devi Temple is an ancient shrine located Kachhawa Village, which lies on the border of Rohtak and Aurangabad District in Bihar. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chhinnamastike Devi. There is no murti worshipped in the temple. Instead, devotees worship formless Goddess on a five feet length and six feet breadth platform. There is a flag post in the middle of the platform. The most important ritual in the temple is observed on the last Friday of Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Bihar. Villagers sacrifice goats on the day. It is an important center of Shakti Worship in the region and attract visitors from nearby villages and towns.

Vindhyavasini Jayanti in Bhadrapad month at Maa Vindyavasini Temple in Mirzapur

Vindhyavasini Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapad month at the famous temple dedicated to her at Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that Goddess Maa Vindhyavasini appeared on this day on earth. Vindhyavasini Jayanti 2023 date is September 1. Special pujas and rituals dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini are held on the day. Numerous other spiritual and religions events are held in regions that have temples of Vindhyavasini. The most important ceremony is held at the Vindhyavasini Temple in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. Special musical programs are held here on the day. Artists from various part of the country come to perform before Maa Vindhyavasini on the day. An all night jagran (no sleeping) is also observed during the period. Goddess Vindhyavasini is believed to be Durga that settled in the Vindhyachal hills after annihilating Demon Mahishasura. Vindhyavasini Jayanti is observed on Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of

Jangli Shiv Mandir Annual Festival at Anumandal in Buxar – Varshikotsav at Jangli Shiva Temple in Anumandal

Annual festival, or Varshikotsav at Jangli Shiv Mandir is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is one of the important festivals at the Jangli Shiva Temple at Anumandal in Buxar, Bihar. This is ancient shrine dedicated Hindu God Shiva in the region. Jangli Shiv Mandir Annual Festival 2023 date is September 4. Thousands of people visit the shrine on the day to perform various pujas and rituals. Rudrabhishek , Shringar and Aarti are performed on the day. The temple is decorated beautifully during the period. Jangli Shiv Mandir annual festival is observed on the first Monday of Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Bihar.

Chaumukhi Mahadev Temple at Vaishali in Bihar – Four-Face Shivling at Choumukhi Mahadev Mandir in Vaishali

Chaumukhi Mahadev Temple at Vaishali in Bihar is a very ancient temple with a huge Shivling which has four face carved on it. The shrine is also known as Vikramaditya Choumukhi Mahadev Mandir and is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Legend has it that temple existed during the Ramayana period. Bhagavan Sri Ram, Lakshman and Sage Vishwamitra visited the temple while on their way to kingdom of Janaka. The murti worshipped in the Chaumukhi Mahadev Temple is a very rare one. It faces south – the third eye of one of the faces is open and it faces south. The temple is a midpoint between Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar. It is believed that Bhagavan Buddha and Bhagavan Mahavir stayed in the shrine. The temple lost its prominence during the 5th century AD as a result of the attack of foreign invaders. The Shivling was rediscovered around 150 year ago while digging a well in the region. People have now built a temple around the S

Shringar at Chaumukhi Mahadev Mandir at Vaishali in Bihar

Shringar at Chaumukhi Mahadev Mandir at Vaishali in Bihar is annually observed in Shravan month. The temple is decorated during the special occasion with flowers and lights. In 2023, Shringar at Chaumukhi Mahadev Mandir in Vaishali will be observed on August 30. On the day, Rudrabhishek, Shringar and special aarti are performed. Thousands of people participate in the annual event. Shringar at Chaumukhi Mahadev Mandir at Vaishali is observed on Shravan Purnima or the full moon day in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Bihar.

Architecturally Beautiful 12th century Shiva Temple at Malawi Village in Madhya Pradesh in Neglect

120-feet Shikar and exquisite stone carvings make the 12th century Shiva Temple at Malawi Village in Madhya Pradesh one of the most important temples built during the period of Parmar rule in central India. Malawi village is located around 215 km from Indore. Sadly, this beautiful temple is in neglect like thousands of  other temples across India. Hindustan Times reports  The temple was built by the Parmar rulers who ruled Malwa from 10th to 13th century. The archaeology department's technical assistant DP Pande, who has done a research on Parmar temples, said the Parmars were Shaivaites by faith and loved to build intricate carved-stone temples across western Malwa.  The artisans were trained in Hinglajgarh, which is located in Mandsaur district, bordering Rajasthan.  The Malwai temple is made of yellow sand stone. It's located on the ancient trade route which was used by the caravans and the tourists from north India to reach Gujarat.  At present the temple remai

Gyaneshwari in Marathi in pdf – Dynaneshwari Text in Marathi

Dynaneshwari is the first and the most popular Marathi commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Below is the link to Gyaneshwari in Marathi in pdf format. Gyaneshwari continues to be read and discussed in Maharashtrian homes and its translation into various languages continues to inspire millions of people around the world. The text is provided by Gita Press of Gorakhpur. Link – Gyaneshwari in Marathi in pdf

Haripath in Marathi in pdf

Haripath is a popular prayer dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and his manifestations. Below is the Haripath in Marathi language in pdf. Please note that this is text version and not audio. The text is provided by Gita Press of Gorakhpur. Link – Haripath in Marathi It is a collection of 28 Abhanga's dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. It was composed by Jnaneshwar, the great Marathi Sain-Poet of 13th Century.