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Shiroda Kamakshi Devi Festival and Jatra – Shiroda Kamakshi Temple Annual Festival

Shiroda Kamakshi Devi Festival and Jatra is observed from Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi to Phalgun Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is the annual festival at the Kamakshi Temple at Shiroda in Goa. The most important rituals are observed on Magh Amavasya day. In 2023, Shiroda Kamakshi Devi Festival and Jatra begins on February 19 and ends on February 25, 2023. Thousands of devotees participate in the weeklong festivities. The temple is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers and leaves for the occasion. Laxminarayan Shibikotsava and Kamakshi Shibikotsava are important events during the period. Rayeshwar Rathotsava and Shri Kamakshi Lalkhi utsava too are observed during the period.

Ingaleshwar Yatra at Ingali in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra

Ingaleshwar Yatra in Ingali village is observed in Chaitra month. It is annual fair and festival at the Ingaleshwar Temple at Ingali Village in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra.  Ingaleshwar Yatra 2023 date is March 22. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Shiva Temple. Processions, pujas, rituals, fireworks etc are part of the festivities. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. Ingaleshwar Yatra in Ingali is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shravan Nakshatra – Information – Importance of Sravana Birth Star

Shravan Nakshatra is the 22nd birth star in Hindu astrology. The importance of birth star stems from the fact that Vedas, Ganga River and Lord Venkateswara appeared on earth in Sravana Nakshatra. The birth of numerous other deities and important events took place in this nakshatra. The star gets its name from its shape of the ear (sravana). The nakshatra is in Makar Rashi. The presiding deity of Shravan Nakshatra is Lord Vishnu. The ruling planet of the star is moon – this means that a person born in Sravana star will begin life with moon’s period. Shravana Nakshatra is an upward looking star and is considered auspicious for performing naming ceremony, first haircut, initiation into the world of letters and learning, thread ceremony, consecration of murtis in temples, to start pilgrimage, journey, medical treatment and other such functions. Marriages are not performed on Shravan Nakshatra as it is believed that the husband or wife might soon give up desires and turn to

Shivratri Festival at Ramnathi Temple at Ponda in Goa

Shivratri Festival at Ramnathi Temple at Ponda in Goa attracts scores of devotees. The festivities and pujas begin on the Dwadashi day and conclude on Phalgun Dwitiya Tithi. In 2023, Shivratri Festival at Ramnathi Temple begins on February 17 and ends on February 21. Shivratri pujas is on February 18. Devotees throng the temple to witness the rituals, pujas, and festivities. Long queue of devotees can be seen from early morning on the day. The temple is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers and leaves for the occasion. Bel leaves and fruit are offered to Shiva on the day. A fair is also organized on the occasion. Deities worshipped in temple are taken around on various different types of Vahanas or vehicles during the period. Murti of Ramanth is taken in a palkhi near Talli and here is placed on a special chariot. Priests then dance with it and bring it to the temple. The ritual is repeated in the morning and evening. Various unique rituals are performed on the occa

Shivratri Festival at Shiroda in Goa

Shivratri Festival at Shiroda in Goa is observed at the Ravalnath Temple and other Shiva temples here. Thousands of people participate in the annual rituals and pujas. Shiroda Shivratri 2023 date is February 18. Devotees throng the temple to witness the rituals, pujas, and festivities. Long queue of devotees can be seen from early morning on the day. The temple is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers and leaves for the occasion. Bel leaves and fruit are offered to Shiva on the day. A fair is also organized on the occasion.

Shivratri Festival at Mahadeva Shiva Temple at Tambdi Surla in Goa - Tambdi Surla Jatra on Shivratri

Tambdi Surla Jatra is annually observed on Shivratri day. It is the annual fair and festival at Mahadeva Shiva Temple at Tambdi Surla in Goa. The shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is around 65 km from Panaji and around 22 km from Valpoi. Tambdi Surla Temple Jatra 2023 date is February 18. Mahadeva Shiva Temple at Tambdi Surla is located inside a forest at the foot of the Anmod Ghat, which connects Goa to the state of Karnataka. The temple is noted for its intricate carvings and architecture. The utsava murti of Lord Shiva is taken out on the day. Devotees throng the temple to witness the rituals, pujas, and festivities. The temple is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers and leaves for the occasion. Bel leaves and fruit are offered to Shiva on the day. A fair is also organized on the occasion.

Rahu Shambhu Mahadev Yatra in Daund Taluka of Pune District in Maharashtra

Shambhu Mahadev Yatra in Rahu village is observed in Chaitra month. It is annual fair and festival at the Shambhu Mahadev Temple at Rahu Village in Daund Taluka of Pune District in Maharashtra.  Rahu Shambhu Mahadev Yatra 2023 date is March 22. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Shiva Temple. Processions, pujas, rituals, fireworks etc are part of the festivities. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. Shambhu Mahadev Yatra in Rahu is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ninaidevi Yatra at Shere Village in Karad Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra

Ninaidevi Yatra at Shere village is observed in Chaitra month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Ninaidevi temple at Shere Village in Karad Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held on the occasion. Nagaon Bagad Yatra 2023 date is March 22. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Ninaidevi. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the shrine. Various unique rituals and pujas are held on the occasion, which include palki and processions. Ninaidevi Yatra at Shere is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

What is Vaidhriti Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Vaidhriti Yog Meaning

Vaidhriti Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Vaidhriti is a bad yog. The lord of this Yoga is Diti – mother of Asuras or Demons. Vaidhriti Yoga is the 27th among the 27 yogas. This yoga is avoided for new beginnings and all auspicious events. People face difficulties during the period. For remedy, one can do donation of food grains and clothes. 

Siddheshwar Yatra at Jaysingpur in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra

Siddheshwar Yatra at Jaysingpur is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is undertaken to the Siddheshwar Temple located at Jaysingpur in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. Jaysingpur Siddheshwar Yatra 2023 date is March 21. Siddheshwar Yatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period. The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. Siddheshwar Yatra is observed on Phalgun Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

What is Shiva Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Shiv Yog Meaning

Shiva Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Shiva, or Shiv, is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Mitra – beneficial. Shiva is the twentieth among the 27 yogas. The yoga is good for all auspicious events. Activities done during the Shiva Yoga period will bring peace and prosperity. Food donation and helping people during the period will help in redemption.