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Amavasya September 2017 Date and Time – No Moon Day in September 2017 in Hindu Calendar

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya September 2017 date is September 20, Wednesday.  Time is from 11:15 AM on September 19 to 10:22 AM on September 20, 2017. The Amavasya Vrat is on September 19. Pitru Paksha Shradh ends on the day.

Mahalaya Amavasya is marked on September 19 in all calendars
The Amavasya Vrat, Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on September 19.
This Amavasya is particularly chosen for observing rituals dedicated to departed souls. Anyone can perform Shradh to departed souls on the day. There is no need to look for dates etc and Shradh can be performed to any departed soul.
Traditional Durga Puja rituals commence on September 19.
Navratri festival commence from September 21, 2017.
As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Ashwin month. In other regions it is the Bhadrapad Amavasya.
Bhadrapad month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh an…

Mhalsa Devi – About Goddess Mhalsa Devi

Mhalsa Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She appeared as the consort of Khandoba, a manifestation of Lord Shiva. This form of Goddess Shakti is widely worshipped in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Telengana.

Two demons named Manni and Malla took the form of wolves and harassed shepherds and farmers. The shepherds and farmers prayed to Lord Shiva, who took the form of Khandoba. He then appeared along with Mhalsa Devi and vanquished the demons.
Temples dedicated to Mhalsa Devi is along with that of Khandoba. There are also shrines in some regions that is exclusively dedicated to Mhalsa Devi.

Deulajhari Temple at Angul in Odisha

Deulajhari Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is situated amidst thick forest of Jasmine or Kaibana trees. The shrine is at a distance of 6 km from Athamallik and 90 km from Angul in Odisha. Deulajhari Temple is famous for its hot springs.

Legend has it that Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman had worshipped Lord Shiva here during their exile period in the Ramayana.

Shiva is worshipped here as Siddhewara Baba. The other deities worshipped in the shrine are Kedareswar Baba, Enkari Mata, Maa Maheshwari, Sri Maheshwar Baba, Sri Jogeswar Baba and Maa Khambeswari.

Currently there are 24 hot springs near the temple. The temperature of these springs varies from 40 to 60 degree Celsius.

In front of the temple, there are two twin springs, which contain both hot and cold water. The water in the springs is believed to have curative properties – it helps in curing skin and nerve related diseases.

The important dates in the shrine in a month are Amavasya (No moon day) and Sankranti. The impor…

All living beings desire to be happy always without misery – Ramana Maharshi

The disciple’s experience of the Master’s Grace, whereby he gets spiritual awakening, is likened unto that of the elephant waking up from sleep on seeing a lion in his dream. Just as the mere sight of the dream-lion wakes up the elephant from his sleep, even so the mere gracious glance of the Master dispels the disciple’s sleep of ignorance and awakens him to the Real.

All living beings desire to be happy always without misery. To gain that happiness which is our nature and which is experience in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one’s self. For that the path of knowledge, the enquiry of ‘who am I’ is the principal means.

The man who has not experienced his own real Self, thinking ‘I am this body’, sees himself as ‘I’, the first person of grammar. He sees another person whom he calls ‘you’, and refers to third persons as ‘he’.
These three distinct persons are not real. They are seen on account of the false notion ‘I am the body’. When the ego-soul is lost …