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Ekvira Devi Palkhi in Chaitra Month

Ekvira Palkhi is annually observed in Chaitra Month. It is held during the Chaitra Navratri period. This unique ritual is referred as Ekvira Devi Palkhi Sohala. It attracts thousands of devotees to the temple located at Karla in Lonavala in Pune District of Maharashtra. Ekvira Devi Palkhi 2023 date is March 28. The utsava murti of Ekvira Devi worshipped in the shrine is take around the temple on a palkhi on the day. The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. Hundreds of people participate in the unique ritual. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place. Ekvira Devi Palkhi is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mhasoba Yatra at Shahapur in Ichalkaranji in Maharashtra

Mhasoba Yatra in Shahapur is observed in Chaitra month. It is annual fair and festival at the Masoba Temple at Shahpur area of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra.  Mhasoba Yatra 2023 date is March 27. The shrine is dedicated to Gram Devata or Spirit who is worshipped near cremation sites. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the mandir. 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. Mhasoba Yatra at Shahapur is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Basaveshwar Yatra at Hitni in Gadhinglaj Taluka of Kolhapur District

Basaveshwar Yatra is annually observed in Chaitra month. It is the important fair and festival at the Basaveshwar Tempe here at Hitni in Gadhinglaj Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. Basaveshwar, also known as Basavanna or Sri Basaveshwara, is the founder of Lingayatism or Lingayat Sect or Veerashaivism. Hitni Basaveshwar Yatra 2023 date is March 27. The annual yatra attracts hundreds of devotees to the village. It is an important event here. Special offerings and prayers are offered during the period. Basaveshwar Yatra at Hitni is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Anant Maharaj Utsav at Nate Village in Mahad in Raigarh District

Anant Maharaj Utsav is annually observed in Chaitra month. It is the death anniversary of Shri Sadguru Anant Maharaj. The day is of great significance at Nate Village in Mahad in Raigarh District, Maharashtra. Anant Maharaj Utsav 2023 date is March 27. Samadhi of Sri Anant Maharaj is located at Nate Village. Anant Maharaj spread the teachings of Sanatana Dharma. He strived for social equality through charity, education and love. Thousands of devotees participate in the various activities organized on the day. Philanthropic activities, food donation and satsang are the major highlights of the day. Anant Maharaj Utsav is annually held on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Khir Bhawani – Hindu Goddess Kheer Bhawani

Hindu Goddess Khir Bhawani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and in this form she is worshipped in an important Shaktipeetah in Jammu and Kashmir . The popular belief is that this form of Goddess Shakti was worshipped by Ravana and the Goddess deserted him and took her home in Kashmir . Here Mother Goddess is worshipped as Tripurasundari and as Rajni Bhagavati. Khir Bhawani is also known as Shri Shyama. Legend has it that when Khir Bhawani decided to leave Lanka for Kashmir Valley , Lord Ram asked Hanuman to accompany her. The Goddess was in an angry form due to the evil acts of Ravana. At the valley she was pacified by devotees by offer Khir – a form of sweet made from milk and sugar. The temple of Khir Bhawani is located at Tulamulla, which about 22 km east of Srinagar .

Sri Ramayana Darshanam by Kuvempu – A Version of Ramayan in Kannada

Sri Ramayana Darshanam is a popular version of Ramayan in Kannada composed by K.V. Puttapa (Kuvempu). This 20th century, hugely popular, story of Rama is based on Valmiki Ramayan. Kuvempu’s treatment is different and unorthodox. The poem is written in free verse. An important aspect of Sri Ramayana Darshanam is that even the evil characters do get an opportunity for liberation or moksha. According to Kuvempu, the demons and other evil characters are pawns in a larger divine plan. As they help in the divine mission, they too get salvation in the end. Manthara, a bad character in the Valmiki Ramayan, gets more space in Sri Ramayana Darshanam and there are scenes where the good qualities and wisdom of the old lady is put to use. Another interesting aspect in this popular Kannda version of Ramayana is the rebirth of Ravana and Kumbhakarna as Mata Sita’s sons, Lava and Kusha. In this birth, they defeat Rama and take revenge. Hanuman is represented as Yogi. The supreme sacrif

What is Nanda Tithi in Hindu Astrology?

There are six different types of Tithi in Hindu astrology. Nanda Tithi is one among them. Pratipada, Sashti and Ekadasi are Nanda tithis. They are considered generally good tithis. The tithis are good for all auspicious events. Activities done during the Nanda Tithi period will bring peace and prosperity. Food donation and helping people during the period will help in redemption.