Manik Prabhu Utsav or Shri Prabhu Punyatithi is celebrated amidst Vedic mantras and prayers in Humnabad Maniknagar Temple in Bidar district of Karnataka.
Well-known as the Manikprabhu Sansthan Temple, Maniknagar attracts several lakhs of devotees throughout the year. Manik Prabhu Utsav is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Margasheersha Month as per Kannada & Marathi calendars.
In 2014, Manik Prabhu Utsav dates – 30 November to 7 December. The utsav ends with Datta Jayanti (Shri Dattatreya Jayanthi) on 6th December. Prabhu darbar date in 2014 is December 7.
Margashirsha Shudda Ekadasi is also celebrated as Gita Jayanti. On this day Lord Krishna preached life-transforming message of Gita to his confused but proficient disciple Arjuna.