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Santoshi Maa Katha – The Story of Santoshi Matha

Santoshi Maa is believed to help in fulfilling the desires of her devotees. She is the daughter of Lord Ganesha. She is also a unique incarnation of the Mother Goddess. There is an interesting story that narrates the birth of Santoshi Mata.  Legend has it that once on Raksha Bandhan day, Jyoti, sister of Lord Ganesha, came to visit him. A special function was organized on the joyous occasion. Kshema and Labha, the two sons of Lord Ganesh, wanted to know what function was being held. Their mothers Riddhi and Siddhi explained the significance of Raksha Bandhan. Later the two young kids witnessed Jyoti tying a thread on the hand of Ganesha and in return, Ganesh blessed her with peace, prosperity and pleasures. Kshema and Labha now wanted to know why their father gave such important blessings for a mere thread. Ganesha then explained about the significance of the Raksha Bandha Rakhi that it is not a mere thread but is a symbol of unparalleled love and bond

Pandeweshar Mahadev Temple at Panrra near Dhanbad in Jharkhand

Pandeweshar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Panrra village near Dhanbad in Jharkhand. This ancient shrine was built by the Pandavas. Pandeshwar Mahadev Temple is located around 130 km from Dhanbad in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block. Legend has it that during their exile period in the Mahabharat, Pandavas visited the village and stayed here. The Shivling was established by the Pandavas. The village, Panrra, derives its name from the Pandavas. The small but beautiful shrine is located amidst scenic surroundings. The most important festival observed here is the Shivratri. The shrine also attracts scores of devotees during the Shravan month. Did you know? Shiva as the beggar-god wanders around the world with dogs and ghosts. In this form, he is known as Bhikshatana. Symbolically, it shows that on earth nothing is permanent. Everything is transitory. Who is king today can be pauper the next moment. Even gods in the skies are not above this law.