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DAKSHINAYANA SANKRANTI. This sankranti is also called Karkat Sankranti as on this day the sun moves from the Hindu zodiac sign of Mithuna rashi (gemini) to Karkat rashi (cancer). This sankranti is called Dakshinayana as now the sun begins its journey towards the Southern Hemisphere. It will move northward again on Makar Sakranti in January. On this day devotees worship Varaha, the man-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu and perform religious rituals like pindadaan and shradh for their ancestors.

DAKSHINAYANA SANKRANTI. This sankranti is also called Karkat Sankranti as on this day the sun moves from the Hindu zodiac sign of Mithuna rashi (gemini) to Karkat rashi (cancer). This sankranti is called Dakshinayana as now the sun begins its journey towards the Southern Hemisphere. It will move northward again on Makar Sakranti in January. On this day devotees worship Varaha, the man-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu and perform religious rituals like pindadaan and shradh for their ancestors.

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AMBUBACHI MELA, KAMAKHYA TEMPLE.   The famous Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to the goddess Shakti and it is one of the 51 shakti peethas, or seats of the goddess. According to Hindu traditions the shakti peethas are where parts of the body of the goddess Sati fell. Many aspects of the goddess are worshipped at the peethas and here it is goddess Kamakhya. This temple in the Nilachal Hills near Guwahati, Assam is among the oldest temples in India with religious traditions that

AMBUBACHI MELA, KAMAKHYA TEMPLE. The famous Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to the goddess Shakti and it is one of the 51 shakti peethas, or seats of the goddess. According to Hindu traditions the shakti peethas are where parts of the body of the goddess Sati fell. Many aspects of the goddess are worshipped at the peethas and here it is goddess Kamakhya. This temple in the Nilachal Hills near Guwahati, Assam is among the oldest temples in India with religious traditions that

NIRJALA EKADASHI. 29th MAY 2015  This ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashadh. This is considered as the most sacred among all the ekadashi fasts. It is called ‘nirjala’ or without water as devotees not only fast but also do not drink any water on this day. Lord Vishnu is worshipped with all night prayers and the singing of bhajans. Also during the day devotees set up tents by the road side and offer cooling drinks to people.

NIRJALA EKADASHI. 29th MAY 2015 This ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashadh. This is considered as the most sacred among all the ekadashi fasts. It is called ‘nirjala’ or without water as devotees not only fast but also do not drink any water on this day. Lord Vishnu is worshipped with all night prayers and the singing of bhajans. Also during the day devotees set up tents by the road side and offer cooling drinks to people.

MAHESHWARI JAYANTI. The Maheshwari community belongs to the region of Khandela in Rajasthan and is part of the Marwari and Mewar communities. On the day of Mahesh Navami, on the ninth day of the shukla paksha in the month of Jyeshtha they worship Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati.

MAHESHWARI JAYANTI. The Maheshwari community belongs to the region of Khandela in Rajasthan and is part of the Marwari and Mewar communities. On the day of Mahesh Navami, on the ninth day of the shukla paksha in the month of Jyeshtha they worship Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati.

BRAHMOTSAVAM  AT  TIRUPATI    The annual Brahmotsavam festival is held at the Venkateshwara Temple at Tirupati during the nine days of Navaratri. It is said that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Balaji-Venkateshwara at this time by the banks of the Pushkarini tank to thank him for saving mankind. The programme includes Garudotsavam, the Golden Chariot procession and Chakrasnanam.

BRAHMOTSAVAM AT TIRUPATI The annual Brahmotsavam festival is held at the Venkateshwara Temple at Tirupati during the nine days of Navaratri. It is said that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Balaji-Venkateshwara at this time by the banks of the Pushkarini tank to thank him for saving mankind. The programme includes Garudotsavam, the Golden Chariot procession and Chakrasnanam.

Palkhi Tradition, Pandharpur, India

Palkhi Tradition, Pandharpur, India In pursuit of salvation

TULA SANKRANTI.  A sankranti is considered a very auspicious day as it marks the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to the next. This sankranti the sun moves from Kanya rashi (virgo) to the Tula rashi (Libra). It is also called Vishuva sankranti and on this day farmers worship the goddess Lakshmi praying for rich harvests and prosperity in the future.

TULA SANKRANTI. A sankranti is considered a very auspicious day as it marks the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to the next. This sankranti the sun moves from Kanya rashi (virgo) to the Tula rashi (Libra). It is also called Vishuva sankranti and on this day farmers worship the goddess Lakshmi praying for rich harvests and prosperity in the future.

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