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Bhavani Utpatti or Jayanti – Birth of Goddess Bhavani

Goddess Bhavani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. A ritual known as Bhavani Utpatti is observed during the Chaitra Navratri. Bhavani Utpatti 2023 date is March 29. Goddess Bhavani, popularly referred as Maa Bhavani, is a powerful form of Goddess Durga. She is also the patron deity of many families. The popular belief associated with Goddess Bhavani indicates that she made her appearance on the Ashtami (eighth day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Chaitra month. This coincides with the Chaitra Navratri and the Basanti Puja. Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in sacred spots associated with Maa Bhavani. Some people also observe a fast on the day. Goddess Bhavani is one of the most fiercest form of Goddess Durga. She appeared in this form in the battle against Mahishasura. It is also believed that Mother Goddess appeared in the form of Bhavani and blessed Sri Ram and Hanuman before the epic battle in the Ramayana to rescue Mata Sita. Two

Badami Rulers

Badami is today famous for its cave temples and Hindu sculptures. Badami was the capital of western Chalukyans. It is a prehistoric site and was also known as Badavi and Vatapi. Here is a brief look at the Hindu and Mulsim rulers of Badami. Ptolemy had referred to Badami as Badiamaioi. Badami was an important center for Chalukyas starting from 5 th century. The fort of Badami was built by Chalukya Pulakeshi I in 543 CE. The Badami caves were excavated between the 6 th and 8 th century CE. The Jambulinga Temple was built in 699 CE. After the Chalukyas, Badami was  ruled by Pallavas (8 th century) Rashtrakutas Later Chalukyas and Vijayanagara Kings This marks the end of the Hindu rulers for a long period. Badami was then ruled by Adil Shahis Svanaur Nawabs They were overpowered by Hindu Marathas. Then under the British Rule it was included in the Bombay Presidency. After the reorganization of states in India, it became a part of Karna