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Brihaspati Puja in Shravan Month

Brihaspati Puja is a special puja and ritual performed by some Hindu communities on Thursdays in the month of Shravan in Maharashtra . In 2023, Shravan month in Marathi calendar begins on July 18 and ends on September 15. Brihaspati, known as Jupiter, is the Guru of the Devas and is also the presiding deity of Thursday. Brihaspati Puja is performed for wisdom and knowledge. Some people observe fast on all the Thursday's in a month or year to appease Brihaspati. This is usually based on horoscope – to avoid the bad effects of Brihaspati Graha. Please note that the Shravan month in North India begins on July 4 and ends on August 31. You may also like to read Brihaspativar Vrat – Thursday Fasting

Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir at Gupteshwar in Jabalpur

Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir is an ancient Shiva temple on the banks of Narmada River at Gupteshwar in Jabalpur. The Shivling worshipped in the temple finds mention in Puranas.  The Shivling worshipped here is also known as the Upling, or the second Shivling, worshipped by Lord Ram at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. The temple attracts maximum crowd during Shivratri and Shravan month. Mondays in a week is the most auspicious day here.