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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 2018 date at Ambe is March 31.

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 attained 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 no knowledge …

Shivalayaottam – Running to Shiva Temples on Shivratri

Shivalayaottam is a unique ritual held to 12 Shiva Temples located in Kannyakumari District in Tamil Nadu on Shivratri day. The unique aspect of the Shivalayaottam is that those participating in the running chant Govinda Govinda – Vishnu Nama. Performing Shivalayaottam is considered highly meritorious. The visit to the twelve temples should be completed on the Shivratri day.

Take Decision at the Right Time Do Not Postpone

We all face this dilemma – of postponing a decision and the inability to decide. Net result is that we end up suffering all our life.

Quite often, we come across situations and people we are not happy with. But we tolerate such situation and people. We know we need to confront but we postpone. We keep postponing and end up suffering.

Instead of being exploited physically, financially, mentally and emotionally we need to face the situation and take appropriate decision and put them into action.

It is fear of losing something that is stopping us from taking a firm decision. This something can be love, finance, security…

Actually, it is this fear that is our vulnerable point and many are taking advantage of it.

As we progress in age, we lose our strength and ability.
So take the decision when we have the strength and ability. Decide and act when you have the energy to overcome the loss due to the decision.
- Abhilash
www.hindu-blog.com

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 6, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, March 6, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:49 PM on March 6. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 6, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 3:30 PM.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:06 AM on March 6. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 4:58 AM on March 6. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi.
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