Bhishma Ekadashi at Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Bhishma Ekadashi, also spelt as Bheeshma Ekadasi, is observed on Magha Shukla Ekadashi, the eleventh day in Magha masam. In 2015, Bhishma Ekadashi date is January 30.

This festival is a grand event at Antarvedi Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, East Godavari district, in Andhra Pradesh. During the celebrations, Narasimha Swamy Kalyanotsavam (divine marriage celebrations of Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi) is celebrated on Dashami day and Ratha Yatra is celebrated on Bhishma Ekadasi day.

At the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha swamy, these celebrations start on Dashami and continue till Magha Pournami (Maha Maghi).

In 2015, Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Kalyanotsavam starts on January 29 and ends on January 31. The actual temple festival of Antarvedi begins on 28 January and concludes on February 3.

Here is the list of important celebrations among this Temple Festivals

  • 28 January 2015 – Antarvedi Temple festival starts
  • 29 January 2015 – Kalyanam of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
  • 30 Janaury 2015 – Rathotsavam at Antarvedi Temple
  • 31 Janaury 2015 – Chakra Snanam

Antarvedi Laxmi Narasimha Temple, one of the Nava Narasimha Kshetrams (Nine prominent temples of Lord Narasimha), constructed in 15th Century. Near this temple, there is an old temple of Lord Shiva (Shivalayam). It is believed that the Shivalingam in the temple was installed by Lord Sri Ram.

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  1. Vijay says:

    i would like to know in 1988 when antherwedi bheeshma ekadasi came, i know it was in february..but i dodn’t know the date…plz tel me…

  2. Subala das says:

    OBS!!! Hindu is actually a word that has absolutely NO MEANING AT ALL.

    One could as well say;what all different Indian believes; because there is NO SCRIPTURE for Hinduism.

    How can there be?Its words is aroused from Muslims when they where in rule over India and since they cannot says the syllable S when they wanted to say the people on the others side of the river SINDHU they called them the people of the other side of the river Hindu.So what they actually wanted to call them was Sindus but it appeared due to pronunciation difficulties to become the word= Hindus.

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    Bhagavad-Gita is a chapter of, maybe the more popular, Scripture Mahabharat where the main personalities are the Five brother of the Pandavas Yudhistira, Bhima,Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva.

    So INDIANS TRUE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS are to Find in the VEDIC scriptures , originally written down by Veda Vyasa ,such AS MENTIONED above.Anything that deviate from them is just for some greedy souls own self enhancements for the sake of fame,profit and distinction due to envie Krishna’s as the natural center within ALL TRUE VEDIC SCRIPTURES

    Why does so many people take interest in reading deviating philosophy? Because they are ego lusty which means good philosophy disturbed them from just using the reptile brain and be controlled by the materiel senses and their attractions to their senses object in which nowadays means basically the four pillars of sinful activity which will cause the degradation of the soul which thus gonna be forced by there own created bad karmic reactions to reincarnate in lower standard of karmic level of life.

    Many times that means to be forced to take an animal bodies especially if oneself is eating meat and especially eating GOD FORGIVE THE HOLY COW MOTHERS MEAT whom we all are drinking her breast milk. So if you are actually serious on this website to present culture change the bewildering them Hindu to Bhakti Culture which is the true culture of the soul since everybody searching ultimately for THE true and eternal LOVE, Premarasa.

    So please chant Krishas name as much as You can and you will be tremendous benefited.OF ALL THE MANTRAS THE MAHA MANTRA IS OF COURSE THE MOST POWERFUL.SO WICH IS THE MAHA MANTRA=THE GREATEST MANTRA?
    ITS ;
    HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
    KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
    HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
    RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

    This is established by Krishna Himself in His appearance as Lord Krishna Chaitanya Maha Prabhu in which form Krisha took the form of a devotee since everybody follow what a great man do He took that form as to show us how to worship Him In KaliYuga=This Age

    He explained that In Kaliyuga all people are lazy and hard to read scriptures and to much absorbed in mayas business and there for He kindly revealed the most sublime method of worshiping Himself by Chanting His Name,and dancing while chanting and after that Taking a great feast of Prasadam which has been offered just before as Bhoga to the Lord.

    May GOD Bless You a little so You can easily surrender to this sublime method of Worship and thus chant and be Happier as also George Harrison experienced.

    Dandavats S.D