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Mauli Devi – Information About Hindu Goddess Mauli Devi

Goddess Mauli Devi, also referred as Ma Mauli, is a manifestation of Mother Goddess and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra. She is a village deity. The main temples dedicated to the Goddess are located in Satara and Sangli District in Maharashtra. Goddess Mauli Devi is a kind form of Goddess Shakti. She showers motherly love on her children. The murti or idol of Mauli Devi symbolizes kinds and motherly affection. She is depicted as having four hands. One hand is in blessing posture. In some regions, she has a fierce form and face. She is worshipped for peace, prosperity, protection, good agriculture, healthy children, early cure of diseases and for victory over enemies. The murti of the Goddess  is dressed like a Marathi woman. Her hands are in blessing posture. Mauli Devi removes darkness caused by Adharma. She upholds righteousness by protecting those who practice Dharma. She removes the sins standing as obstacles for attaining God. One could say that the go

Jijamata Jayanti – Mata Jijabai Jayanthi

Jijamata Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Jijabai, mother of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj . In 2024, Jijamata Jayanti date is January 25. As per Gregorian or English calendar her birthday is on January 12. Her Jayanti is observed on the Paush Purnima day, or full moon day in Poush month, as per traditional Marathi calendar. It was Jijamata's courage, strong sense of duty, self respect and resilience that inspired Shivaji Maharaj to become the greatest Maratha ruler and warrior. Jijabai was the daughter of Lakhuji Jadhavrao of Ahmednagar. She was married to Shahji of Pune. She had to undergo numerous hardships even when she was pregnant with Shivaji Maharaj. It was such hardships that strengthened her resolve that a protector of the Hindus was must and the result of it was Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the greatest Maratha warrior. Chronology of events in the life of Jijabai Jijabai is born – 1596 AD Shahaji and Jijabai are married – 1603 AD         Shahaji i

Tridev Mandir in Varanasi

Tridev Mandir is located on Sankat Mochan Road near Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to Maa Sati and Khatu Shyam. The Goddess worshipped here is a reincarnation of Uttara of Mahabharata. The temple is associated with deities worshipped in Rajasthan. Legend has it that Uttara was reborn in a Vaishya family in Rajasthan during Kali Yuga. She avenged the death of her husband and then attained Sati. The main murtis worshiped in the temple are that of Maa Sati and Khatu Shyam. Only the head of Khatu Shyam is worshipped in the shrine. Other murtis worshipped in the temple are that of Ganesh, Ram, Sita Lakshman, Radha Krishna, Ma Anjani, Bhagavan Balasar, Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The temple has three domes with Kalash. The annual pran prathishta anniversary is held on February 14. Other important dates in the shrine are last Sunday of Shravan month, Hanuman Jayanti, Aghan Navami, Bhado Amavas and Annakut. Hanuman worshipped here is known as Salas