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Story of Trita and Saraswati River

Story of Trita and Saraswati River is found in the Shalya Parva of the Mahabharata. Tirta lived during the Vedic era and he was the youngest son of a Sage. The young boy was wise and learned. He earned the respect of all and adulation of his parents. His elder brothers were jealous of his name and fame. After the death of their father, Trita and his elder brothers decided to perform a yajna or sacrifice. They went to the forest to gather the materials required for the yajna. The jealous and cunning brothers took this opportunity to get rid of Trita. They threw him into a deep well, which had no water in it. As the forest was uninhabited by human beings, his cry for help went unanswered. But the young boy did not lose hope. Trita was learned and deeply religious and spiritual. He sat in meditation in the deep well and performed manasa yajna, or mental sacrifice,. The gods were pleased by his yajna. Saraswati River flowed into the well and filled it water so that y

Mukkoti Dwadashi 2023 date – Mukkoti Dwadashi

Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed in the Dhanurmasa and is an auspicious day at the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple . Mukkoti Dwadashi 2023 date is January 3. It is observed on the 12th or Dwadasi day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon (December/January) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Legend has it that on the Mukkoti Dwadashi day the 30 million teerthas, or sacred rivers and other holy water bodies, merge with Swami Pushkarini pond at Tirumala Tirupati. It is believed that bathing on the Mukkoti Dwadashi day at Swami Pushkarini is equivalent to bathing in all the sacred tirthas in the world like Ganga , Yamuna, Mansarovar, Kaveri etc. Mukkoti means 3 crore (30 million) and it refers to the number of sacred water bodies around the world. Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed the day after the famous Vaikunta Ekadasi. 

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur at Mangalwedha in Solapur

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddapur Ganesh Temple at Mangalwedha in Solapur. Hundreds of people arrive from nearby towns and villages to participate in the yatra. Ganesh Yatra Siddapur 2023 date is December 29. The festival is noted for a fair. Agricultural products, utensils and toys are sold during the fair. Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh to Have Holy Trees Planted

Holy Trees mentioned in various Hindu scriptures will be planted in Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh. The government is planning to plant trees like Ashok, Parijat, Kadamb that are mentioned in Mahabharata, Ramayan and Puranas.  Times of India reports     The Uttar Pradesh government has embarked on a tree plantation drive in the state's religious sites, keeping mythology and folklore as the motif.   In districts with established religious "parikramas" like the 'Govardhan Parikrama' in Mathura, 'panch-kosi' and 'chaudah (14) kosi' parikrama in Ayodhya in Faizabad district, Naimisharanya along the banks of Gomti in Sitapur and 'parikrama-marg' between 'Vindhyavasini', 'Kali Khoh' and 'Ashtabhuja' temple in Mirzapur, trees with religious and mythological connect are being planted.   The government will seek help of local saints and seers in getting the vacant land where the `revered' and