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Ambika Devi Yatra at Wangi in Kadegaon Taluka in Sangli District

Ambika Devi Yatra is held in Magh month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Ambika Devi Mandir at Wangi Kadegaon Taluka in Sangli District, Maharashtra. The temple attracts devotees from nearby villages and towns for the occasion. Wangi Ambika Devi Yatra 2023 date is February 5. The shrine is decorated beautifully with flowers, lamps, lights and leaves for the occasion. Mata Ambika Devi is the Grama Devata of Wangi. Various pujas and rituals are held on the day. It is considered highly meritorious to take the blessing of the deity on the day. Ambika Devi Yatra at Wangi is held on Magh Purnima or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vadakkumnathan Temple Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple in Thrissur

Vadakkumnathan Temple is located in Thrissur town in Kerala. Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple Timings is given in detail below. Please note that there will be change in opening and closing and puja time during festivals and other important rituals. There will be change in darshan time during grahanam or eclipse. Vadakkumnathan Temple Timings Morning Opening and Closing Time 3:00 AM to 10:30 AM Evening Opening and Closing Time 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Important Morning Pooja Timings 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Pantheeradi Pooja Important Evening Pooja Timings 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Deeparadhana Please note that the there will be change in certain puja timings depending on sunrise time in the region.

Thirunakkara Temple Festival 2023 At Kottayam - Shiva Kshetram - Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Pooram 2023

Thirunakkara Temple is located in Kottayam Town in Kerala. Thirunakkara temple festival 2023 date is March 15 to March 24. Thirunakkara Pooram 2023 date is March 23. Three festivals are held in the temple the most important is the festival in Meena masam from Meenam 1 to Meenam 10. The festival is also known as Arattu utsavam and Pooram. The festival draws to a close with the the ritualistic arattu that includes a procession of caparisoned elephants. Various temple arts and cultural programmes are part of festival. A major attraction is the all-night Kathakali performances on the third and fourth days of the festival. Nine majestic caparisoned elephants participate in the Arattu procession that marks the conclusion of the annual 10-day festival at the Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.  തിരുനക്കര മഹാദേവ ക്ഷേത്രത്തിലെ പകൽപൂരത്തോട് അനുബന്ധിച്ച് സമീപത്തെ 10 ക്ഷേത്രങ്ങളിൽനിന്ന് ചെറുപൂരങ്ങൾ എത്തും. അമ്പലക്കടവ് ഭഗവതിക്ഷേത്രം, തിരുനക്കര ശ്രീകൃഷ്ണ ക്ഷേത്രം, പുതിയതൃക്കോവിൽ മഹാവിഷ്ണു ക്ഷേത്രം

Santan Dwadasi

Santan Dwadasi is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadashi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month. It is performed for having good and healthy children. Santan Dwadasi 2023 date is February 2. The devotee performing the fast should keep the house neat and clean. He/She should take early bath. First prayer is offered to Lord Ganesha and then prayers to Krishna and Lakshmi. A fast is observed from sunrise to sunset. It is considered highly meritorious to perform Annadanam – food donation to children on the day. Distributing clothes to children is also good.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915) worked tirelessly for the freedom of India from the British Empire. He also worked for social and institutional reform. The punyatithi of the death anniversary of Gopal Krishna Gokhale is observed on February 19. In 2023, it is the 108th death anniversary. He was a moderate and led the nationalists in the early years of the Indian independence movement. He was in support of constitutional methods of agitation and gradual reform. He formed the Servants of India Society in 1905 to help the underprivileged and the poor.

Muruga Vana near Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Brihan Mutt in Chitradurga in Karnataka

Popularly known as Murugi Math, Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Brihan Mutt at Chitradurga is dedicated to Lingayatism. Near the famous math, is Muruga Vana, a 25-acre garden with trees, natural rocks and man-made attractions like statues and tableaus.  Deccan Herald reports  For those with a philosophical bent of mind, there are tabloids that depict the preachings of few sharanas (seeker). These statues also showcase the lifestyle of the sharanas, reflecting their principle of ‘simple living and high thinking’ perfectly. A tableau in the garden depicts a sharana giving discourse to disciples who are listening in rapt attention.  You can also get a first-hand experience of villagers and their daily life through statues depicting them. Every aspect of their lifestyle – from their attire to hunting expeditions to their daily life is represented in great detail here. The tableau of tribals with their dwelling and distinct dress and activities is imaginative and catches your eye. 

Thirunakkara Shiva Temple Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

Thirunakkara Shiva Temple is located in Kottayam town in Kerala. Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Timings is given in detail below. Please note that there will be change in opening and closing and puja time during festivals and other important rituals. There will be change in darshan time during grahanam or eclipse. Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Timings  Morning Opening and Closing Time 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM Evening Opening and Closing Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Important Morning Pooja Timings 4:00 AM to 4:30 AM – Nirmalyam 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Pantheeradi Pooja 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Uccha Puja Important Evening Pooja Timings 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Deeparadhana Please note that the there will be change in certain puja timings depending on sunrise time in the region.