Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple in Shirdi

The name itself saying that the lord vishnu is in the form of Ganapathi or Vinayaka with panch mukha(five heads). The temple is located in Kankuri village, 2.5 kilometers from Shirdi, Maharashtra. Mr. Bejan Daruwalla, a famous astrologer and staunch devotee and believer of Lord ganesha installed a 7.5 feet height Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganesh idol in new temple on June 13th, 2002 at 12 PM with step by step holy chants by pundits. An idol of mouse(the vehicle or vahan of lord Ganesha) is placed in front of the Ganesh idol in the temple. It is believed that the devotees needs to whisper his/her wish in the ear of the mouse but not disclose it to anybody and the wish would be fulfilled by the lord ganesha. Men used to whisper in the right ear and women in the left ear of the mouse. A temple dedicated to lord Hanuman ji is also present behind the Panchamukhi Vishnu. Sai & Annapoorneswari temple at Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple Ganapathi temple and a temple dedica…
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Importance & Significance of Pradosh Vrat and Pradosh Fast

Pradosham Pradosham is thirteenth day of every fortnight, i.e, Trayodashi tithi in Hindu Calendar. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The word Pradosh or Pradosham means eliminating sins.  Pradosh Vrat or Pradosha Vratam or Pradosham is a Vrat or puja for the worship of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. Pradosh Fast Generally, people observe fast (Pradosh vrata) on every Thrayodashi Tithi  i.e., Krishna Paksha Thrayodasi and Shukla Paksha Thrayodasi  (13th Lunar Day falling in Krishna Paksha and Shukla Pakshas) in lunar Month. Pradosh Kaal is the time when the day and the night meets (evening), it’s known as an auspicious time for worshipping Lord Shiva. Pradosh fast is considered to be very important, as this fast gives the best results. Read Pradosh Vrat Katha. Types of Pradosh Vrat Nithya Pradosh – The evening time on all days. Paksha Pradosh – Evening time of Shukla Paksha Chathurthi Maasa Pradosh – Evening time of Krishna Paksha Thrayodashi in every Month …
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Importance & Significance of Mauni Amavasya

The fifteenth day of the dark fortnight (The Amavasya) of Magha Maas (As per Purnimanth Calendar) is called as Mauni Amavasya. Mauni Amavasya is the last Amavasya before Maha Shivarathri. It is also called as Maghi Amavasya. Mauni or Maun means silence, on this Amavasya day Maun Vrat should be observed. Maun (Silence) Vrat is to control all our senses. On this day taking bath in holy rivers, along with fasting is considered very auspicious. Five Important Thing about Mauni Amavasya As per Hindu scriptures The universe was created on this day. It is believed that, Manu Rishi born on earth on this day. The Sun and Moon enters into the Capricorn sign on this day. It is believed that practicing austerities helps to purify one’s existence and the easiest way to do so is through a vow of silence. This day holds extreme importance in the Hindu religion and taking a bath on this day in holy waters gives freedom from the clutches of materialistic comfort. Duri…
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Ratha Sapthami or Surya Jayanti Importance & Significance

Ratha Sapthami is a Hindu Festival which is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi (7th day from Amavasya) in the Maagha month(Jan-Feb). It is believed that Lord Surya started enlightening the world on this day and considered as the birthday of GodSurya born to sage Kashyapa and his wife Aditi.  Ratha Sapthami is also called as Magha Sapthami, Surya Jayanthi, Maha Sapthami. Ratha Sapthami falls on the next day after Vasanth Panchami. The tithi Sapthami is dedicated to God Surya. Lord Surya Bhagavan placed in the centre of nine planets (Navagrahas), because Surya is considered as an important god because he is the source of life. God Surya is worshipped early in the morning when fresh sunrays emerge. Exposure to fresh sunrays rejuvenates energy and purifies the mind & body, it believed from the ages and proven scientifically. Significance & Importance of Ratha Sapthami Ratha Sapthami is the highly auspicious day as Surya Grahan for donations to charities and…
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Vaikunta Ekadashi

Ekadashi is an Eleventh Lunar day or Eleventh Tithi of the fortnight of the waxing or waning moon. Ekadashi occurs twice in a month i.e., once in Krishna Paksha and once in Shukla Paksha. Vaikunta Ekadashi Celebrations takes place in all the temples that dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations. 

Ekadashi that occurs in the Hindu month of Marghashira, Shukla Paksha (fortnight of waxing the moon) is known as Vaikunta Ekadashi.

Vaikunta Ekadashi – A Main Festival in South India

 

This is one of the main festivals for Vaishnavas and celebrated across all temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations in South India.

The day is also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi or Sw…

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