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Devutthana Agiyaras

Devutthana Agyaras marks the end of the Chatur Maas in Gujarat . Devutthi Agiyaras is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Kartik Month. Devutthana Agiyaras 2023 date is on November 23. The popular belief is that the period of four month in which Vishnu was asleep ends on Devutthana Agyaras. Certain Vishnu temples especially those dedicated to Vitthal – Rukmini organize processions to mark the Devutthana Agyaras. Marriages and most auspicious ceremonies which were not held for four months starting from Dev Podhi Agiyaras day (Ashada Shukla Ekadasi) begins from Devutthana Agyaras. Numerous rituals, fasting and abstention followed by many Hindu communities come to an end on Devutthana Agiyaras. The day of great significance to staunch worshippers of Lord Vishnu. 

Girnar Parikrama 2023 Date - Importance - Gujarat Girnar Parikrama

Girnar Parikrama is a unique annual religious walk to the temples located in Junagadh forest in western Gujarat in India . Girnar Parikrama 2023 is from November 23 to November 27. More than 100,000 pilgrims participate in this 36-km religious walk through tough mountainous terrain and forest. Girnar Parikrama begins on the Ekadasi day during the waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha of Kartik month and five days later on Kartik Purnima day. People from different caste and community walk in unison in this unique Parikrama, which begins from Dudheshwar Temple at Bhavnath in Junagadh. The first part of the trek includes passing through dense forest and climbing a hill and coming down it. The first spiritual spot is the Zina Bava Ni Madhi and Chandra-Mauleshwar Temple , which is about 12 km from Bhavnath. The next temples in the Parikrama include a Hanuman Temple and Suraj Kund (pond) at Malvela which is 8 km from Zina Bava Ni Madhi. The next trek from

How to do or perform Tulsi Vivah Ritual? - A Complete Guide to Tulsi Puja Procedure and Tulsi Kalyanam?

Tulsi Vivah , or Tulsi Shaligram Wedding, is a popular Hindu ritual observed in the month of Kartik (October – November). Tulasi, or Tulsi, is holy basil and is an important religious symbol in Hinduism. Tulsi Vivah Puja is observed on different dates in Kartik month in different parts of India . The method of performing Tulsi Vivah Pooja also varies from community to community and depends mainly how the usual marriage ceremony is performed. Here is a step by step guide on How Tulsi Vivah is performed. Please note that this is just to give a rough idea and the methods vary from region to region. Tulsi Vivah Dates Tulsi Vivah is observed on the Ekadasi that falls after Diwali. Some communities perform it on the day after Ekadasi – that is the Dwadashi day. In some regions it is performed on the Kartik Purnima day or full moon day after Ekadasi. For some communities, the Tulsi Vivah rituals begin on the Ekadasi day and end on Poornima day. Or it is observed on any one of th

Teachings and Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on Strength

Some of the popular teachings, sayings and quotes of Swami Vivekananda on strength Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be. Strength, strength it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause, and that is our weakness. With weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave. None but the brave deserves the fair. None but the bravest deserves salvation. The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. There are hundreds of thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we becom