Eknath Sashti 2019 | Sant Eknath Shashti in Maharashtra

Eknath Sashti, also known as Sant Eknath Shashti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Sant Eknath who was a great saint lived in Maharashtra in 16th century. In 2019, Eknath Sashti date is March 26. It is observed on Falguna Krishna Sashti, sixth day in dark fortnight of Falguna month in Marathi calendar. On Phalguna […]

Harsu Brahma Jayanti 2019 | Harsu Brahma Tithi

Harsu Brahma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Harsu Brahmaji. In 2019, Harsu Brahma Jayanti date is February 14. Harsu Brahma Pandey was a Kanyakubja priest in the kingdom of Raja Saliwahan who had lost his life while in a protest against the Raja for demolition of his house at the instigation of Raja’s queen. […]

Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra

The story of Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra is mentioned in Vishnu Purana. Jamadagni is the father of Parashurama.. Pururava had six sons- Ayu, Amavasu, Vishwavasu, Shrutayu, Shatayu and Ayutayu. Amavasu had a son Bhima and Bhima in turn had a son Kanchan. Jahnu was the son of Kanchan’s son, Suhotra. At the time of […]

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya is mentioned in several Puranas.. The story of Chyavana Muni and Sukanya goes like this.. Vaivaswata Manu’s another son Saryati gave birth to Sukanya. The latter when she came of age visited a forest once along with her companions and playfully prierced into a bush while amused about what she […]

Sage Vriddha Gautama: Son of Gautama Maharshi

The sage Goutama had a son named Vriddhagoutama. Vriddhagoutama was also a sage. But he was very ugly. Besides, he had no nose; had never had one since he had been born. He was so ashamed of this deformity that he could not bear to join the other children of the sages in studying the […]

King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

Trishanku (King Trishanku & Vishwamitra)

King Trishanku is one the famous Kings mentioned in Puranas and other Hindu Scriptures. Most of the times, Trishanku is connected with the story of Trishanku Swarga. From Dridashva was descended a king named Trayaruni. Trayaruni was a righteous king and followed all the religious dictates. But Trayarun’s son Satyavrata was quite the opposite and […]

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi – how King Muchukunda of Ikshwaku dynasty became Muchukunda Maharshi? Here is the story…. Muchukunda who too belonged to the ancestry of King Ikshwaku was the able Commander of the Army of Devas in a series of battles with Daityas for long time completely disregarding his family and personal health. Indra […]

Shripad Shri Vallabha Antardhan Din 2018

sripada vallabha

Shripad Shri Vallabha Antardhan Din is the Disappearance Day of Shripad Shri Vallabha. In 2018, Shripad Shri Vallabha Antardhan Din date is November 4. It is observed on Ashwin Krishna Dwadashi (Guru Dwadashi) as per Amavasyant Panchangam (Telugu Calendar | Marathi Calendar). Shripada Shri Vallabha is an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya who was born and […]

Yagnavalkya Jayanthi 2018 (Yajnavalka jayanti)

Yagnavalkya Jayanti (Yajnavalkya Jayanti) is observed with utmost fervor by some communities in India. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Dasami in Kartik month by some communities. In 2018, Yagnavalkya Jayanti date is November 18. Some other communities observe Yagnavalksya Jayanti on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Falgun Month. Yagnavalkya (Yajnavalkya) was one of the great sages […]

Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi 2018

Valmiki Jayanti (Maharshi Valmeeki Jayanthi) is observed on Ashwin Purnima, Full Moon day in Ashwin month. In 2018, Valmiki Jayanti date is October 24. Valmiki is the ‘Adikavi – which means the first divine poet. Shri Valmiki is the author of the great epic Ramayana. Valmiki is the creator of Sloka (verse from) in which […]

Tulsidas Jayanti 2018 | Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti

Tulsi Jayanti (Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti) is the birth anniversary of Tulsidas, the Hindu poet-saint who was renowned for his devotion for Lord Rama. In 2018, Tulsidas Jayanti date is August 17. Tulsidas was born on Shukla Paksha Saptami in Shravan month. Tulsidas was born to Hulsi and Atmaram Dubey at Rajapur in Chitrakuta, a village […]

Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman | Vallabhacharya Punyatithi

Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman is the death anniversary of Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of the Pushti sect in India. In 2018, Vallabhacharya Vaikuntha Gaman date is July 14. Vallabhacharya has written sixteen stotras and compiled several commentaries on the Bhagavata Purana as Lilas of Lord Krishna. He is the last of the four great Vaishnava spiritual leaders. […]

Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi

Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi is observed in Jyeshta Month of traditional Marathi calendar. In 2018, Sant Nivruttinath Punyatithi date is July 10. Sant Nivruttinath was the elder brother of Sant Gyandev, who is considered as great guru in Marathi devotional and spiritual kingdom. Sant Nivruttinath left his physical abode and entered into Samadhi on this day. […]

Kabir Jayanti 2018

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2018, Kabir Jayanti date is June 28. Kabir Jayanti is observed on Jyeshta Purnima, Full Moon day in Jyeshta Month as per Hindu calendar. The followers of Sant Kabirdas take out big procession on this day […]

Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmibai Punyatithi

Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmibai Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi. In 2018, Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmibai Punyatithi date is June 19. Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858), born as Manikarnika; was the queen of the Maratha-ruled Jhansi State, situated in the north-central part of […]

Mahakavi Kalidas Din (Kalidas Divas)

Mahakavi Kalidas Din (Kalidas Divas) is observed in Ashadh Month. In 2018, Kalidas Din date is July 13. It falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Ashada Month as per Hindu calendar. As per Tamil calendar, it falls in Aani Masam, Midhunam Month of Malayalam calendar and Aashar Month in Bengali Panjika. Mahakavi Kalidas was a […]

Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

Tallapaka Annamacharya Jayanti Utsavams 2018 | Annamayya’s 610th Jayanti

The 610 Jayanthi festival of Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Annamayya Jayanti 2018) will be observed in a big way by TTD at Tallapaka and Tirupati from April 29 to May 5. In Tallapaka, the home turf of the saint poet, special devotional programmes, Sapthagiri Sankeertanalu, Harikatha have been arranged by the Annamacharya Project of […]

Annamacharya Jayanti 2018 | Annamayya Jayanti

Annamacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the saint poet Annamayya who composed and sung tens of thousands of sankeerthanas on Lord Sri Venkateswara. In 2018, Annamacharya Jayanti date is April 29. It is celebrated on Vaishakha Pournami day, full moon day in Vaishakha masam. TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam), and many other musical, cultural and […]