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Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata – Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat

Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata is observed in the month of Margashirsha as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata 2023 date is December 23. It is observed on the 12 th 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 - Story Of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Ghrishneshwar Temple 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

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

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 2023 date is January 12. 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.