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Gatari Amavasya 2023 - Importance Of Ashada Amavasya in Maharashtra

Gatari Amavasya is observed on the Amavasya, or no moon day, in the month of Ashada as per Marathi calendar in Maharashtra . The next month is the Shravan month and many people give up drinking liquor and non-vegetarian food for the next 40 days. Amavas is the last day in a traditional Marathi month. In 2023, the date of Gatari Amavasya is July 17. Since most people will not eat non-vegetarian food and do not indulge in drinking Shravan month, many people make full use of the last day in Ashada month, which is the Gatari Amavasya. Some people drink through the night of Gatari with friends and relatives. The reason Maharashtrians abstain from different types of food in Shravan month is that, monsoon is at its peak and it is considered the period at which the stomach is most susceptible to different ailments. So because people have to control indulgences in Shravan month, they indulge the day before Shravan month in excessive drinking and eating. In the Sawan, or Shra

Maharasa In Hinduism – The Most Intense State Of Being

Maharasa in Hinduism stands for the aesthetic configuration of spiritual love for and absolute devotion to God, which is termed bhakti. Bharata (5 th century BC), the primary redactor of rasa, identifies in his Natyashastra, eight worldly artistic emotions, namely Sringara (erotic), hasya (humor), karuna (pathos), rudra (wrath), vira (heroism), bhayanaka (terror), jugupsa (disgust) and adbhuta (wonder). Bharata has also specified the conditions that produce the rasas. Its vibhavas are noted as the bodily expressions by which emotions are exhibited, the anubhavas are the different factors by which the rasa is expressed, and the vyabhicharibhavas are the series of different expressions that feed the dominant feeling. The dominant psychological substrata which lie deep in the sthayi bhavas (subconscious or unconscious mind) of these rasas have been distinguished as the subconscious or unconscious mind – rati (love), hasya (laughter), karuna (pathos), krodha (anger), vira (heroi

Tuljapur Temple Rare Facts – Architecture – Maths – History – Festival

Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani, lovingly referred as Bhavani Aai, is a powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and consort of Lord Shiva. Tuljapur is located in Osmanabad District. It is about 25 km from Osmanabad town and 50 km from Solapur city. She is the kuldaivat (family deity) of many families in Maharashtra and numerous other regions in India. Tulja Bhavani is one among the 51 shakti Peethas of India. Tuljapur Temple History Bhavani Aai is considered the Mother Goddess of Maharashtra and is held in high esteem. The main murti or vigraha worshipped in the temple was installed by Adi Shankaracharya. The region was an important center of Shakti worship from time immemorial. It is also an important Tantric center mentioned in numerous Tantric texts. The shrine is also mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The current temple was constructed during the 12th century AD. Shivaji Maharaj was a great devotee of Bhavani and visited the temple many times for inspiration. H

Amavasya Lakshmi Mantra For Solving Money Matters

Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Amavasya or no moon day by Hindus in many regions. Here is a simple Goddess Lakshmi Mantra to solve all kinds of problems associated with money. Amavasya Lakshmi Mantra ॐ श्रीं हीं क्लीं महालक्षम्यौ नम :   Om Shreem Heem Kleem Mahalakshmayo Namah The mantra is to be chanted during the night when Amavasya tithi is present. Wear yellow color dress while chanting the mantra. Light a lamp using cow with one wick in the northeast corner side of the house. Chant the mantra 108 times. Next day morning plant a banana tree or feed a cow.

To Look Within Is Simple So We Ignore It And Search Outside

Our scriptures constantly prod us to look within. This is simple. Therefore, we constantly forget it. We learn complicated mantras and rituals for desire fulfillment. However, the door to bliss, which can be easily opened, is always forgotten. People take simple things for granted and ignore them. If to look within were to be a complicated process; then there would have been the satisfaction of achieving something. This is because we are all bothered about end results. We have been taught that God is complicated and the way to reach God is complicated. We cannot digest the fact it is so simple to reach God – just look within. Where is the God located in a temple? In the innermost chamber called sanctum sanctorum. Temple is the human body and God who resides in us is constantly trying to talk to us. But we have put God up in heaven and we keep calling him. We want to reach heaven. We pray for the best place in heaven. This is nothing but waste of time and energy. This is n

Divaso 2023 Date in Gujarat - Ashada Amavasya Ritual by Married Women Dedicated to Maa Parvati

Divaso is a unique ritual performed on the Amavasya or no moon day in the month of Ashada in Gujarat . Divaso 2023 date is July 17. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is performed as a sort of invitation to the Shravan month which begins from the next day. The holy month of Shravan is dedicated to God Shiva. On the previous evening of Divaso married women light a lamp and keep it for next 36 hours - till the Shravan month begins. In some regions, seeds are sown in a small container and the lamp is placed before it. The vrat takes its name Divaso from this ritual. Divaso – ‘Deep Vaso’ means residence of the lamp. Friends, relatives and neighbors are served Kheer, Kansar or other sweets. In some regions, the vrat heralds the arrival of the Shravan month. It is also observed for a happy and prosperous family life. The ritual is also associated with Evrat and Jivrat Vrat observed on the same day.