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Ashadi Beej – Ashadhi Bij

Ashadi Beej or Ashadhi Bij is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada month – It is the Kutchi New Year. This Hindu New Year is observed in the Kutch region in  Gujarat . In 2023, Ashadi Beej is on June 20. Vikram Samvat 2080 begins from June 20, 2023, in Kutch region. Ashadi Beej is mostly a traditional affair and is observed in homes. Relatives, friends, and neighbors join in the festival. Today, many organizations are also giving importance to the day and organize satsangs, musical competitions, and other cultural programs. Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and other regional deities are worshiped on the day. Note  – In other parts of  Gujarat , Hindu New Year is on the day after Diwali – Kartik Shukla Paksha 1.

Sharika Jayanti in Ashada Month - Mela Dedicated to Sharika Bhavani

Sharika Jayanti is believed to be the day Goddess Sharika appeared on the earth to annihilate Adharma and restore Dharma. Sharika Jayanti 2023 date is June 26. It is observed on the ninth day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashad month (July – August). The day is also known as Har Navami. The ritual is also referred to as Sharika Bhavani Mela. Goddess Sharika is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is widely worshipped in Jammu and Kashmir . Her abode is the Hari Parbat on the outskirts of Srinagar . She is also the patron deity of many Kashmiri Pandits. The day is of great importance in temples dedicated to Goddess Sharika. Especially, the temple at Hari Parvat where the Goddess is worshiped in the form of a Sri Chakra.

Asha Dasami 2023 Date – Asha Dashami Vrat

Asha Dasami Vrat is observed during the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in the month of Ashada as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in North India . Asha Dasami 2023 date is June 28. The rituals on the day are dedicated to Goddess Parvati and it is observed on the 10 th day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashad month. Please note that in some regions it is also observed on the 10 th  day of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. The ritual is also observed as Girija Puja in some regions. Pujas and rituals on the day are dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The vrat is performed for attaining peace, health and prosperity. The vrat is only observed by certain communities in North India .

Surat Jagannath Rath Yatra in Gujarat – Five Important Jagannath Rath Yatra In Surat

The annual Jagannath Rath Yatra observed on Ashada Shukla Paksha Dwitiya (second day of waxing phase of moon in Ashad Month) is held in five places in Surat in Gujarat. Surat Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 date is June 20. More than 200,000 devotees participate in the various Jagannath Ratha Yatra organized in Surat city. The five temples that participate in the annual Surat Jagannath Rath Yatra are: Jahangirpura ISKCON Temple Mahidharpura Ghodiya Bawa Temple Amroli Vijay Lanka Hanuman Temple Pandesara Jagannath MahaPrabhu Temple Sachin Rath Yatra Some of these Rath Yatra have a history of more than 30 years. Surat Jagannath Rath Yatra Route Surat city ISKCON Rath Yatra: Surat Railway Station via ring road Darwaja, Ring Road, Majura Gate, Athwagate, Sardar Bridge, Adajan Patia, Tadwadi, Palanpur Patia, Mora Bhagal, Jahangir Pura Temple. Mahidharpura Rath Yatra: Ghodia Bawa Temple and nearby places Amroli Rath Yatra: Lanka Vijay Hanuman Temple, Gajera C

Reason For Drawing Rangoli? - History - Importance Of Rangoli In Hinduism - Religious Significance

Rangoli is an important part of Hindu festivals and celebrations. But ever wondered why do we draw Rangoli?. The reason for drawing rangoli is that it symbolizes happiness and prosperity. It is a welcome sign for Goddess Lakshmi. The origin and history of Rangoli is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. It is believed that Draupadi drew three lines before cooking showing her gratitude to Surya, the sun god. Rangoli are basically a sign of welcome – part of Atithi Devo Bhava – guests are equal to god. The popular belief across India is that Rangoli invites Goddess Lakshmi into the home. It also stands for cleanliness. Importance Of Rangoli In Hinduism Rangoli is the auspicious drawings of intricate decorative patterns, created  using colors, flowers and rice flour. It is customarily placed on the ground before the deity in the puja griha (the place of worship in homes), in front of the house and also in other places. The custom is still practiced throughout I

Angalamman – Story Of Angalamman Parameswari

Angalamman is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. This manifestation of Mother Goddess is more popular in South India . This is a fierce form of Goddess Shakti and she is also a guardian deity in many villages. It is stated that Goddess Parvati took the form of Angala Amman to help Shiva rid of the Kapala that was following Him after He cut off the fifth head of Brahma. Story Of Angalamman Parameswari Legend has it that Shiva took the form of Bhairava and cut off the fifth head of Brahma for being arrogant about His creation. Brahma had no remorse about the suffering that living beings had on earth. But soon Shiva felt remorse and for redemption of the sin, Brahma asked Shiva to become a wandering ascetic (Bhikshatana) and beg for food in a skull. As per the story of Angalamman, the fifth head started following Shiva. The head made his home in the arm of Shiva and started eating whatever Shiva received from begging. Goddess Parvati decided to put an end to the K

Rath Yatra at Baripada – Unique Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha - Only Women Pull Chariot Of Subhadra

Jagannath Rath Yatra at Baripada in Mayurbhanj District in Odisha is unique for number of reasons. First on the actual Rath Yatra day only the chariot of Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled. Lord Jagannath sits on the chariot for two days. Here are some interesting facts: The three chariots are pulled from Hari Baladev Jew Temple in Baripada. The chariot of Devi Subhadra is only pulled by women devotees. The chariot of Jagannath sits in front of the temple on the first day. It is usually pulled on the next day. All three chariots are pulled to the Mausima Temple (Gundicha) through the Bada Danda ( Grand Road ) Rath Yatra at Baripada is the second largest in Orissa. It is observed for nearly 13 days at Baripada – in Puri it is only for 8 days. There are two Jagannath temples in the town. While the bigger one organizes the Ratha Yatra festival with three chariots, the other temple is referred to as Banthia Jagannath (dwarf god) where the deities are smaller and only

Kharchi Puja 2023 Date – Kharchi Pooja at Chaturdas Devata Temple in Tripura in 2023

Kharchi Puja is observed at the Chaturdas Devata Temple at Old Agartala or Purana Haveli in Tripura. Kharchi Puja 2023 date is June 26. The highlight of the festival is the bathing ritual of 14 deities worshiped at the temple. The deities are originally tribal and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kok-barok, the tribal language. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day in Ashad Month. The fourteen deities worshipped at the temple are Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Kartikeya, Ganesha, Earth, Ganga, Agni, Kama, Himavan (lord of mountains) and Varuna (god of ocean). The popular and local names of the Fourteen Gods are Hara, Uma, Hari, Ma, Vani, Kumara, Ganapa, Bidhi, Kha, Abdi, Ganga, Sikhi, Kama and Himadri. Numerous stories about the worship of the fourteen deities can be found in the Rajmala - the archives of the kings of Tripura. A Story about Kharchi Puja Legend has it that King Dakshin sensing

Valsad Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 in Gujarat

Jagannath Rath Yatra held in Ashada month at Valsad in Gujarat attracts thousands of devotees and is similar to the famous Rath Yatra held on the same day in Puri (Odisha) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat). Jagannath Rath Yatra 2023 at Valsad is on June 20. In 2023, it is the 29th year of the famous Valsad Jagannath Rath Yatra. Valsad Jagannath temple has the deities similar to those worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple. It is located in the Chhipwad area of the town. The temple was established long back and the small but highly enthusiastic Rath Yatra was started in 1994. The temple is maintained and the yatra is conducted by Shree Jagannath Seva Samiti. The shrine is open daily from morning 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM Evening darshan timing is from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Valsad Jagannath Rath Yatra Route The rath yatra begins from Valsad Jagannath Rath at C hhipwad at 12:00 PM. The yatra goes through Power house – Kalyan Bagh, Avabai School, Gaurav path. Puja and rituals a