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Vyanjan Dwadashi 2018 date - Dedicated to Sri Krishna

Vyanjan Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month. Vyanjan Dwadasi 2018 Date is December 19. Numerous vegetarian food items including rice, sweets, curry and kheer are offered Sri Krishna and Radha on the Vyanjan Dwadasi day.

As per tradition, Vaishnavites commemorate the episode of the Mahabharata in which mother Yashoda feeds Sri Krishna with a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies on Dwadasi in the month of Margasira. This scene was also re-enacted during the childhood of Sri Chaitanya Maharaj when he was too presented with a large number of delicacies by his mother Sachi Devi.

The followers of Sri Chaitanya Maharaj observe this day every year with great pomp, enthusiasm and religious fervor.

Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata – Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat

Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata is observed in the month of Margashirsh as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata 2018 date is December 19. It is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month. Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu.

It is believed that donating milk products on the day to the needy and poor will help in redemption of sins. Food made from curd is consumed in some regions.

Origin of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

GhrishneshwarTemple near Aurangabad in Maharashtra is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The story of the origin of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga is found in the Shiva Purana. The story symbolically suggests that impossible become possible through unwavering devotion.

There was a poor man named Sudharma. He lived on a mountain named Devagiri along with his wife Sudhesha. He earned his living by teaching Vedas.
The couple was childless. When all possibilities were exhausted, Sudhesha got her sister Ghushma married to Sudharma.
Ghushma was an ardent devotee of Shiva. She used to daily prepare Shivling from mud and offer prayers to Shiva. After prayers she used disperse the Shivling in a nearby lake.
In time Ghushma bore a child. Sudharma was happy with his second wife and son.
Sudhesha, the first wife, now felt jealous and one day killed the step son and threw the body in the lake.
The entire village was unhappy at the events. But Ghushma, a great Shiva bhakt…

Vishveshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – About Vishveshwar Form of Shiva - 53rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Vishveshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Vishveshwar Form of Shiva will help in destroying and cleansing of sins of seven births.
The temple dedicated to Vishveshwar Mahadev is located at Khatikwada near Chote Teliwada. This form of Shiva is associated with King Vishvesh.
Vishveshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 53rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Vishveshwar Mahadev Once there lived a king named Vidhut. He ruled the kingdom of Vidarm. Once while during a hunting expedition, the king killed a pious man who was in the disguise of an animal. Due to this sin, the king had to be reborn 11 times in various forms.
In his 11th birth, he was born as a human but he became a thief. Once he was caught in Avantika (Ujjain), beaten up, and left to die. While he was lying in a pool of blood and waiting for this dea…

Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi at Pandharpur – Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Death Anniversary

Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj, who spread the glory of Lord Vitthal of Pandharpur. Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj  Punyatithi 2019 date is January 26. The day is of great significance at Pandharpur in Maharashtra.

Followers and Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj participate in the various rituals and religious discourses organized on the day.
Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi falls on Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra in India.

Ponnambalamedu Hill – About Ponnambalamedu Temple

Ponnambalamedu Hill is located around four kilometers from the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple at an altitude of 3839 ft. The famous Makaravilakku is lit at Ponnambalamedu on January 14 or 15 and this marks the end of the annual Sabarimala Mandala Makaravilakku pilgrimage. There is a popular belief that Lord Parashuram had built a temple in the hill and this was known as Ponnambalamedu Temple.

Ponnambalamedu means ‘hill of the golden temple.’ The name is derived from the Malayalam words Ponnu (gold), ambalam (temple), medu (hill).

Legend has it that Lord Parashuram had built a temple here dedicated to Ayyappa. It is the Adhi Moolasthanam – or the original abode of Lord Ayyappa. He also made a pond named Seethakulam here.

The shrine was created after Ayyappa annihilated Mahishi and Dharma was restored on earth. As per belief, the murti of Lord installed here was Poorna Pushkala Samedha Maha Sastha. The area was then known as Srimoolam Kavu. It is believed that the original temple wa…

It is better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out – Neem Karoli Baba

Attachment holds you back.
It is not necessary to meet your guru on the physical plane. The guru is not external.
If you have enough faith, you can give up money and possessions.
When asked how the heart could be purified, Neem Karoli Baba said, "always speak the truth."
It is better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.
The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.
Neem Karoli Baba Thoughts