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Kedareshwar Mahadev at Ujjain – Kedareshwar Shiva Worshipped at Ujjain

Kedareshwar Mahadev is a form of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. He is one of the 84 Mahadev in Ujjain. As per belief, Kedareshwar Mahadev is the lord of the mountains and hills. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Skanda Purana. The popular belief is that those offering prayers here will get sin redemption.
KedareshwarMahadevTemple is located in front of  Sunherighat and is close to the banks of ShipraRiver in Ujjain. The temple is part of the Parikrama of Shiva Temples in the holy city.


The deity is a favorite form associated with those wishing to attain moksha.
Kedareshwar Mahadev is the 67th form of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain and it is also the 67th Shiva temple visited during the parikarama of Mahadev temples in Ujjain.

Story of Kedareshwar Mahadev


The story of Kedareshwar Mahadev is associated with the Kedarnath Temple in the Himalayas. Legend has it that once Devas suffered due to the intense cold in the Himalayas. They complained to Shiva. He settled in the Himalayas…

Mayashiva, the story

The story of Mayashiva is found in the Padma Purana and narrates how a demon named Jalandhara approached Goddess Parvati as Shiva. Mayashiva tried to make love with Goddess Parvati to insult and reduce the powers of Shiva.

Legend has it that the demon army led by Jalandhara and Devas (demigods) were engaged in a fierce battle. The demon army had the upper hand and Devas were about to be defeated when Shiva entered the battlefield. With the entry of the army led by Shiva, the tables were turned and the demons found it hard to defend the attacks of Shiva and His ganas.
Jalandhara knew that defeat was imminent so he decided to cheat Shiva and avenge for the defeat. He asked Asura Sumbha to take his place in the battlefield. Sumbha changed into Mayajalandhara and went into the battlefield.
Jalandhara and another demon named Durvarana went into a cave. Jalandhara took the form of Mayashiva and Durvarna took the form of Nandi.
Mayashiva approached Goddess Parvati in Kailash atop Maya Nandi…

Sadashiva - Comprehensive form of Shiva

Sadashiva is the most comprehensive form of Shiva ever imagined by the human mind. In this form Shiva has five faces. Four faces are in four directions. The fifth face is shown facing the sky and in some image it faces the southeast direction. The five faces are known as Ishana, Tatpurusha, Aghora, Vamadeva and Sadyojatha.
Ishana faces south east or faces sky or zenith. It is the highest aspect and represents Shiva as Ishwara. Symbolically, it represents Shiva ruling over the sky. Spiritually, this aspect of Shiva grants liberation or Moksha.
Tatpurusha faces the east. This form of Shiva controls the air. On the spiritual sphere this aspect of Shiva helps in removing ego, darkness and obscurity.
Aghora faces the south and represents the destructive and regenerative aspect of Shiva which first absorbs all life and then renovates the universe by creating things afresh.
Vamadeva faces north. Shiva is healer and represents water. In this form he is the preserver.
Sadyojata faces west and …

Navratri at Karanjeshwari Devi Temple at Gowalkot near Chiplun

Navratri at Karanjeshwari Devi Temple, at Gowalkot near Chiplun in Ratnagiri Distirct in Maharashtra, is observed in Ashwin month. It is one of the most popular Shakti temples in Ratnagiri Distirct. The 2017 Navratri festival at Karanjeshwari Devi Temple is from September 21 to September 30, 2017. The 9-day annual Navratri festival attracts thousands of people to this popular Shakti Shrine in coastal Maharashtra.

Karanjeshwari Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti and She is the family deity or Kuladaiwat of numerous Konkanastha Brahmins.

Rituals associated with Mother Goddess worship are performed during the nine-day period at the temple. Ashtami and Navami during Navratra are the most important dates here.
Navratri at Karanjeshwari Devi Temple is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Navratri at Durga Devi Temple at Guhagar - Durga Devi Mandir Navratri Festival at Guhagar

Navratri at Durga Devi Temple, at Guhagar in Ratnagiri Distirct in Maharashtra, is observed in Ashwin month. It is one of the most popular Shakti temples in Ratnagiri Distirct. The 2017 Navratri festival at Guhagar Durga Devi Temple is from September 21 to September 30, 2017. The 9-day annual Navratri festival attracts thousands of people to this popular Shakti Shrine in coastal Maharashtra. The temple is around 44 km from Chiplun.

Guhagar Durga Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is the family deity or Kuldaivata of Chitpavan families

Rituals associated with Goddess Durga are performed during the nine-day period at the temple.

Ashtami and Navami during Navratra are the most important dates here.
Navratri at Guhagar Durga Devi Mandir is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha pratipada tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Nana Maharaj Sakhare Punyatithi at Pune

Nana Maharaj Sakhare is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Nana Maharaj Sakhare. He was a great scholar who did extensive study on Dnyaneshwari and saints of Maharashtra. Nana Maharaj Sakhare Punyatithi 2017 date is September 15.
Dnyaneshwari dictated by Nana Maharaj Sakhare and taken down by K.M. Bhide is considered to be one of the authentic versions.
He is remembered on the day of the great work he did in upholding the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra.
Nana Maharaj Sakhare Punyatithi is annually held on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ambabai Sangeet Mahotsav at Miraj During Navratri – Ambabai Navratri Musical Festival

Ambabai Sangeet Mahotsav at Miraj During Navratri is associated with the famous Ambabai Temple located here. It is observed in Ashwin month. The nine-day musical festival attracts thousands of people. Ambabai Sangeet Mahotsav 2017 date is from September 21 to September 30, 2017.

Ambabai Temple in Miraj attracts hundreds of devotees from nearby towns and villages.

Various folk artists, musicians, singers and other artists perform during the nine day festival.
Ambabai Sangeet Mahotsav at Miraj is observed from Ashwin Shukla Paksha pratipada tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Navratri at Ambika Mata Mandir at Shirwal in Satara - Ambika Mata Temple at Shirwal

Navratri at Ambika Mata Mandir at Shirwal near Khandala in Satara District is observed in Ashwin month. It is one of the most popular Shakti temples in Satara District. The 2017 Navratri festival at Shirwal Ambika Mata Temple is from September 21 to September 30, 2017. The 9-day annual Navratri festival attracts thousands of people to this popular Shakti Shrine in eastern Maharashtra.

Goddess Ambika is one of the popular names of Goddess Durga and the name is widely used in western parts of India.

Rural rituals associated with Goddess Shakti and Durga are performed during the nine-day period at the temple. Ashtami and Navami during Navratra are the most important dates here.
Navratri at Ambika Mata Mandir is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha pratipada tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sayaji Maharaj Navratri Utsav at Rohana in Buldhana

Sayaji Maharaj Navratri Utsav is observed in Ashwin month. It is the nine-day festival dedicated to Saint Sayaji Maharaj. Hundreds of people participate in this nine-day event at Rohana in Buldhana. Sayaji Maharaj Navratri Utsav in 2017 is from September 21 to September 30

Sayaji Maharaj was a popular saint who spread the teachings of Dharma among his followers.

The main programs during the festival are conducted by Sayaji Maharaj Sansthan.
Sayaji Maharaj Navratri Utsav is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha pratipada tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bahinabai Pathak Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Bahinabai Pathak

Bahinabai Pathak Punyatithi is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Bahinabai Pathak, a great Bhakti Saint during the 17th century in Maharashtra. Bahina or Bahini is a Varkari female-saint. Bahinabai Pathak Punyatithi 2017 date is September 21. The day is of great significance to Warkaris in Maharashtra and at Shiur near Aurangabad.

She was an ardent follower of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Her devotional verses in Marathi are famous and are translated into English.

Her poems describe her disillusionment with life, difficulties in the path of devotion and her attainment of inner joy with the help of Sant Tukaram Maharaj.
Bahinabai Pathak Punyatithi is annually observed on Aswhin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Muktabai Jayanti at Muktainagar in Maharashtra – Muktai Birth Anniversary

Sant Muktabai Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the birth anniversary of Muktai or Muktabai - younger sister of Sant Dnyaneshwar. The day is of great importance at Muktainagar and for Warkaris in general in Maharashtra. Sant Muktabai Jayanti 2017 date is September 21.

The main pujas and other rituals are observed at the Muktai Temple located at Muktainagar. Prayer meetings and satsangs are held in many place in Maharashtra on the day.
Sant Muktabai Jayanti is observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Brahmanand Swami Punyatithi at Kagwad in Belgaum

Brahmanand Swami Punyatithi is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Brahmanand Swami Maharaj a great saint spread the teachings of dharma, self realization, and truth. The day is of great importance at Kagwad in Belgaum. Brahmanand Swami Punyatithi 2017 date is September 20.

Various spiritual programs are conducted in memory of the Swamiji on the day. His followers offer prayers at his Samadhi.
Brahmanand Swami Punyatithi is observed on Bhadrapad Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Murga Mahadev Mandir at Noamundi near Chaibasa in Jharkhand – Murga Mahadev Temple

Murga Mahadev Mandir is a famous temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva at Noamundi near Chaibasa in Jharkhand. The temple is around 50 km south west of Chaibasa near the Orissa border. MurgaMahadevTemple is famous for waterfall of three streams from a height of 80 feet from Thakurani Hill.



The Shivling is worshipped in an oblong shape temple premise which is located near the waterfalls.
Legend has it that Shiva had appeared in the dream of a person who was sleeping here. He asked the person to dig up the area. The Shivling was found during this digging.
The name of the temple is a distorted version of murg (deer). The area of the temple was full of deer in ancient times.
Apart from the Shivling, the temple also has murtis of Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvati, Ganesha, Hanuman, Kartik and sandals of a Naga Baba.
Prayers are offered here to Ma Parvati for fulfillment of wishes.
There is also a shrine dedicated to Ma Gramdevi in the corner of the waterfall.
The most important fair and fe…

Kannada Mantra to Remove Sins – Sin Redemption – Mantra in Kannada Language To Remove Past Sins

Below is a prayer in Kannada language to remove past sins. It can be chanted for redemption and to remove sins. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra to Remove Sins – Sin Redemption – Mantra in Tamil Language To Remove Past Sins

Below is a prayer in Tamil language to remove past sins. It can be chanted for redemption and to remove sins. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Uthram Nakshatra predictions 2016 – Uthiram Nakshatram Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2016

In 2016, Uthram Nakshatram born people will have fairly good year. Improvement in career and health. Children might cause trouble. Happy occasions. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Uthiram Nakshatram for 2016 is given below: February, March, May, August and October 2016 are good period for the Nakshatram. January, April, July and September are neither good nor bad. June, November and December 2016 are tough periods. Uthram Nakshatra, or Uttram or Uthiram Nakshatram, is the 12th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. First quarter or 15 nazhika of Uthram Nakshatra is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) and the next three quarter or 45 nazhika is in Kanya Rashi or Kannikurru (Virgo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar.
Career - You will be honored for your dedication and hard work. Promotion and transfer to a desired location. Success in interviews and job related exams. You will be given important positions. Those …

Pooram Nakshatram 2016 predictions – Pooram Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or phalam in 2016

In 2016, Pooram Nakshatram people will have a good year. You will see improvement in career and financial matter. Theft or hospitalization of family members. Astrology predictions or phalam for Pooram Nakshatram for 2016 is given below: February, July and September 2016 are bad period for the Nakshatra. January, March, April, July, August and December are good. May, June, October and November  2016 are neither good nor bad. Pooram Nakshatram, or Puram Nakshatra, is the 11th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. Pooram Nakshatra is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and panchang and calendar.

Career - Improvement in career. New jobs. Help from various quarters for those looking for a job. Success in interviews and tests. Those looking for government job will get one this year. Opportunity to travel abroad. Success in journeys. A legal matter that was long pending will be settled in your favor.

Finance - You will take up ren…

Good Date for Travel in October 2016 – Good and Auspicious Dates for Journey in October 2016

Some Hindus look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Here are the good and auspicious dates for journey in October 2016 for travels.

October 2 is good only till 3:00 PM October 4 October 5 good only after 3:20 PM October 6 October 7 October 8 October 9 good only after 10:15 AM October 10 October 11 October 13 October 14 October 16 October 17 October 18 good only till 12:10 PM October 20 October 21 is good till 2:20 PM October 22 October 23 October 24 October 25 good only after 1:30 PM October 26 October 27 is good only till 7:00 PM October 28 October 30 October 31 is good only after 12:30 PM

Learn to adore spiritual comfort in the temple of indestructibility – Paramahansa Yogananda

Earth-bound possessions and glory all fade away, but God-bound possessions hold through eternity, serving with supreme usefulness.
Why worship material comfort on the altar of change? Learn to adore spiritual comfort in the temple of indestructibility.
The best way to convert earthly accumulations into imperishable heavenly treasure is to use them for spiritual service.
The cozy crib of your heart has for a very long time been small, holding self-love alone; now you must make it enormous, so that social, national, international, creatural, and Cosmic love may be born there and become One Love.
Related A wish is a desire without energy – Paramahansa Yogananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 7, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, September 7, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of the moon till 6:29 AM on September 7, 2015. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of the moon till 5:57 AM on September 8. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 7, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 12:00 PM.
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatra till 5:07 AM on September 7. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 5:13 AM on September 8.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Goga Navami. Shravan Somvar Vrat in Western parts of India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the wan…