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Darling Yatra at Ambe in Pandharpur Taluka of Solapur District in Maharashtra

Darling Yatra at Ambe is observed in Chaitra Month. It is the annual jatra, fair and festival observed at Dar-Ling Temple at Ambe in Pandharpur Taluka of Solapur District in Maharashtra. Darling Yatra 2023 date at Ambe is April 6. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Darling Mandir. Unique rituals and pujas are organized on the occasion. Food donation and cultural activities too are part of the yatra. Darling Yatra at Ambe is observed on Chaitra Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shiva is Fearlessness and Bliss – Way to Moksha – Shivratri Thoughts from Hindu Blog

The first image that comes to mind when one thinks about Shiva is the Shivling and the Snakes around the neck of Shiva. We tremble with fear on encountering a snake. So imagine using snake as a garland. To attain bliss we have to be fearless. We have to drop the fear of tomorrow, fear of losing social status, fear of losing wealth, fear of losing family members, fear of death, and fear of all that is fleeting… When all fear is dropped, we drop ignorance. This leads to bliss. The snakes on Shiva extols this truth. The snake is the fear of the world and future. He who can make snake (fear) a garland attains bliss. What is bliss? It is the realization of the Supreme Truth in all animate and inanimate. That there is no second. It has to be obtained here not in any other place. When this is realized - one escapes from all fears and pains. What is Shivling? It is a symbol of the fiery seed responsible for all forms of creation in the world – which we know and of which we have n