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Works of Shrimad Vallabharya

Shri Vitthalanathaji composed independent works like for the better understanding of the doctrines of the Path of Pusti. As Shri Vallabhacharya's commentary on the Brahmasutra was not available completely, Shri Vitthalanathaji wrote the commentary on the remaining Sutras. The style of Shri Vallabhacharya's writing is compact, it says much more in a few words. For this reason Shri Vitthalanathaji wrote commentaries on various principal works of Shri Vallabhacharya so that nobody can misinterpret the doctrines of Shri Vallabhacharya.

Bhasya on Brahmasutras, which Shri Vallabhacharya could not complete.
Commentary on Gayatri Mantra Bhasya
Commentary on Yamunastakam of Shri Vallabhacharya
Commentary on Siddhantamuktavali of Shri Vallabhacharya
Commentary on Navaratnam of Shri Vallabhacharya
Vidvan-mandanam
Bhaktihetunirnaya
Bhaktihamsa
Gitatatparyam
Letters to his elder brother
Letters to his sons
Various Vijnapti'
Vrajacaryastapadi
Svapnadarsanam
Guptarasa
Raksasmaranam • Chatuhsloki
2nd Catuhsloki
Utsava-nirnaya etc.
Srngara-rasa-mandanam
STOTRAs:
Shri Sarvottamastotram
Shri Vallabhastakam
Shri Sfurat-krsn&Uapremamrtam
Four Arya
Two Paryamka
Shri Yamunastapadi
Bhujangaprayatastakam
Shri Radha-prarthana-catuhsloki
Shri Gokulastakam
Shri Lalita-tribhangi-stotram
Shri Svaminiprarthana
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Vallabhacharya Jayanti | About Vallabhacharya Jayanti | History | Vallabhacharya Life Style

About Vallabhacharya Jayanti

Shripad Vallabhacharya is particularly known as the founder of the Pushti Marg, a sect of the Hindu Religion, and is one of the five main acharyas who made a significant contribution to the bhakti movement.Vallabhacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of the Pushti sect in India. 

 

It is observed on Varudhini Ekadasi. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Vaishakh month in North Indian Hindi calendars and Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars.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. The other three saints were – Ramanujacharya, Madhvacharya, and Nimbakacharya.

History of Vallabhacharya Jayanti 

Vallabhacharya taught monism or theShuddhadvaita School of philosophy and it stresses that Shri Krishna is responsible for all animate and inanimate and only through His blessings can a human being attain Moksha. Worshipping Lord Krishna in the form of Shrinathji was introduced by Saint Vallabha.Legend has it that Vallabhacharya during one of his journeys to North West of India noticed a strange phenomenon near Mount Govardhan. 

There he saw a cow daily going to a particular spot in the mountain and shedding milk. Vallabhacharya asked people to dig the place and there they found the idol of Shree Nathji.It is said that Lord Krishna had given darshan to Vallabhacharya in the form of Shree Nathji and hugged him.Some people consider Vallabhacharya as an incarnation of Lord Agni, the fire god. Vallabha laid great stress on Pushti (grace) and Bhakti (devotion). The followers of Vallabhaacharya worship Bala Krishna, youngKrishna.The important literary works of Vallabhacharya based on the principles of Pushtimarg include Vyasa Sutra Bhashya, Jaimini Sutra Bhasya, Bhagavata Tika Subodhini, Pushti Pravala Maryada and Siddhanta Rahasya. Vallabhachraya wrote in both Sanskrit and Brij language.

Vallabhacharya Life Style

Shri Vallabhacharya was a great saint of Indian history. He was the founder of Pushti sect or Pushtimarg. Shri Vallabhacharya is one of the most famous saint belongs to the Vaishnava sect. Shri Vallabhacharya Jayanti is the celebration of the birth day of Shri Vallabhacharya.He was the great saint and believed to worship lord Krishna. The birth day of Shri Vallabhacharya is as on 10th of April month according to his teaching school. This date varies each of the years according to Hindu calendar.He was prayed a famous form of lord Krishna as Shrinathji. According to his ritual thoughts just worshiping of lord Krishna is the way to get Moksha. There is a famous belief that the saint Shri Vallabhacharya got a Darshan of lord Krishna.


Shri Vallabhacharya thought about monism and about a school of philosophy named Shuddhadvaita. Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India are the major places of Vaishnavas. There are some places of Shrinathji following the sect of Pushti.In Nathdwara there is a popular temple of Shrinathji which is a part of Pushtimarg or Pushti sect. this is the place which is famous among Vaishnavas.Some of the other temples of Lord Krishna in Gujarat are also famous for this sect of Pushti. People from Vaishnava religion celebrate Shri Vallabhacharya Jayanti with a great pleasure each year.
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Shani Jayanti | Shani Jayanti Birth Story | Shani Jayanti Puja | Shani Dev Images

Shani Jayanti is marked as birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani is son of Lord Suryadev and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday. Shani Jayanti is observed on Amavasya Tithi during Jyaishta month according to North Indian Purnimant calendar. According to South Indian Amavasyant calendar Shani Jayanti falls on Amavasya Tithi during Vaishakha month. It is name of Lunar month which differs and in both type of calendars Shani Jayanti falls on the same day. 


Shani Jayanti Birth Story

As per legends, Saturn is the son of Surya Deva and his wife Chaya. Surya deva was married to Sandhya with whom he had three children, Manu, Yam and Yamuna. Sandhya could not bear the radiance of Sun for long and decided to go, leaving her shadow (chaya) behind in service of Lord Sun. After some time Chaya gave birth to Saturn.

Shani Jayanti Puja

On the occasion of Shani Jayanti, devotees worship Lord Shani and observe fasts with proper rituals. It is believed that donation, charity, puja, path etc made on Shani Jayanti gives relief from all sufferings caused by malefic Saturn. The observer should wake up early in the morning, take bath, greet all the nine planets and establish an idol of Lord Shani made of iron. Bathe the idol with mustard oil, sesame seeds and chant below given shani mantra:

Om Shanishcharya Namah||

After doing puja as per the rituals donate saturn related articles such as black cloth, black urad, black shoes. sesame, iron, mustard oil etc. along with things used in puja. 
The person observing fast should not eat food and chant shani mantra throughout the day.
Sesame, black pepper, peanut oil, pickle, clove, basil leaf and black salt must be used in the puja. Worshipping Lord Hanuman also pleases Lord Shani.
Significance of Shani Jayanti

Huge crowd of devotees can be seen in major Shani temple during Shani Jayanti. They worship Lord Shani with faith and devotion to get relief from the sufferings caused by malefic Saturn. It is believed that Shani is black which is why he is fond of black colour. He is adorned with black clothes. According to hindu scriptures, Lord Shani was born on the amavasya of Jyeshtha month. Since birth he was black in complexion, had long physique, big eyes and long years. He is known as the lord of justice as he is always ready to help people. He gives results as per the karma of a individual.

Shani Dev Images



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Significance ,Legend and History of Sheetala Ashtami Vrat

Significance of Sheetala Ashtami

 
Sheetala Mata is known to cure ailments such as chicken-pox and small pox and measles. The Goddess seated on a donkey is seen holding neem leaves, broom, soup and a pot. Her magnificence has been mentioned in several religious scriptures. In the Skanda Purana, the benefit of worshipping Goddess Sheetala has been explained in details including Sheetala Mata Stotra or Sheetalashtak which was written by Lord Shiva. The day is dedicated to worshipping Goddess Sheetala. By worshipping the Goddess, devotees can prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases, especially among children. 

Legend of Sheetala Ashtami


 

A king named Indralumna was ruling Hasthinapur. His daughter Shubhakari was married to prince Gunvan. Once, the king invited them to observe Sheetal Ashtami. The couple left for a lake and performed the vrat with devotion. Pleased with their dedication, Goddess Sheetala appeared before them and granted a boon to Shuhbakari. On their way back, Shubhakari saw a family of priest grieving over the death of the priest due to snakebite. Shubhakari used the boon to revive the priest from death. Locals realised the power of the Sheetal Ashtami vrat, and they too observe the vrat with great faith.

History of Sheetala Ashtami 


One story says Goddess Durga has incarnated as little Katyayani, the daughter of sage Katyayan to destroy all arrogant evil demonic forces of the world, in her real form as Durga, she killed many demons that were sent by Kaalkeya.

A demon named Jwarasur, the demon of fever, started spreading incurable diseases to Katyayani's childhood friends, such as cholera, dysentery, measles, smallpox etc. Katyayani cured the diseases of some of her friends. To relieve the world from all fevers and diseases, Katyayani assumed the form of Shitala Devi. Each of her four hands held a short broom, winnowing fan, jar of cooling water and a drinking cup. With her power, she cured all the children's diseases. Katyayani then requests her friend, Batuk to go out and confront the demon Jwarasur. A battle ensued between the young Batuk and demon Jwarasur. Jwarasur succeeds in defeating Batuk. Then, Batuk, lying dead, magically faded into dust. Jwarasur was shocked that Batuk disappeared and wondered where he went. Then, what he doesn't know that Batuk has assumed the form of an awful male figure. This person was three-eyed and had four arms. He held a battle-axe, sword, trident and demon head. He was pitch-black in color. His hair was flowing. Eyes blazed with fury. This figure wore a tiger-skin and a garland of skulls. Batuk assumed the form of Lord Shiva's ferocious form, the terrible Bhairav. Bhairav reprimands Jwarasur and tells him that he is the servant of Goddess Durga (Katyayani). A long discussion ensued but then converted into battle. Jwarasur created many demons from his powers but Bhairav managed to destroy all of them. Finally, Bhairav wrestled with Jwarasur and killed him with his trident.
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Sheetla Asthami Festival | About Sheetla Asthami | Puja | Celebration in Rajasthan | Pictures



 

 About Sheetla Asthami Festival

Falguna or Phalguna Bahula Ashtami or Phalguna Krishna Paksha Ashtami is celebrated as Sheetala Ashtami. Sheetala Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala in the month of Chaitra (March – April) as per the traditional calendar followed in North India. Sheetalashtami Vrat is observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Chaitra month.At Jaipur, Seel-Ki-Doongri, a small village, is a hillock on top which stands the shrine of Sheetla Mata.


On this occasion, women do not enter their kitchen and consume the goodies prepared the previous evening. The festival is also used for trading and selling in wares such as shoes, clothes, foodstuff, utensils and agricultural implements. A cattle fair is also organized during the fair.

Sheetala Ashtami Puja

Sheetla mata is worshiped on the first Monday and Thursday after Holi. She is worshiped according to the right procedure and purity. Cold and stale food is offered to Sheetla Devi after the puja. This food is known as Basauda. The same food is consumed by the devotees and distributed among everyone.


Devotees fast on this day and Sheetla mata is worshipped. Sheetlashtak is read and Sheetla mata is worshipped after the fast is over. Sheetlashtak describes the magnificence of Sheetla mata and later on her mantra is recited which is very effective.

"Vande Shitla Devi Rasbhasthadigambaram||
Marjnikalshopeta surpalkrutmsakam||"


Basauda is distributed among the devotees after Sheetla mata’s worship. Devotees ask for blessings from Sheetla mata. Sheetla Ashtami is also known as Basauda in northern India. Consuming stale food is stopped after this day. It is believed that worshipping Sheetla mata relieves a person from all his problems and diseases like Dahajwar, Pitajwar, smallpox, smelling boils, eye problems etc.

Sheetala Ashtami Festival celebration in Rajasthan

The Sheetala Ashtami is best celebrated in the Chakshu region of Jaipur. Chakshu is like a small hamlet located near Jaipur. This festival is visited by a large number of people as it boasts a unique charm. It is usually celebrated during the spring season. It usually falls in the month of March and creates great deal of excitement among local people.During the festival the nearby market also boasts a different look altogether. It displays a variety of items like food items, shoes, agricultural implements etc. During the festival, a number of musical events are organized. This acts as a platform to display the talents of the local people.


Tourists visiting the festival of Sheetala Ashtami in Rajasthan have a gala time. The various events and rituals of this festival help them to have a close look of the rich culture and tradition of the Rajasthan. They also get the opportunity to buy a number of exquisite items that are displayed in the nearby market.

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Sheetala Ashtami Festival or Basoda Puja Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2018 to 2022

Sheetala Ashtami Festival is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala.Goddess Sheetala is an ancient folk deity widely worshipped by many faiths in North India, West Bengal, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan as the pox-goddess. She is the Goddess of sores, ghouls, pustules and diseases.Sheetala Ashtami is also known as ‘Basoda Puja.’ It  is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha, the dark fortnight of the moon during the month of ‘Chaitra’ and according to English calendar month of March-April.Here is Information about Sheetala Ashtami Festival or Basoda Puja Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2018 to 2022.



Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2018

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date of Year 2018 : 9th March 2018 Friday
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 06:55 to 18:40
Duration - 11 Hours 44 Mins
Ashtami Tithi Begins - 03:44 on 9th March 2018
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 06:00 on 10th March 2018

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2019

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date of Year 2019 : 28th March 2019 Thursday
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 06:37 to 18:47
Duration - 12 Hours 9 Mins
Ashtami Tithi Begins - 20:55 on 27th March 2019
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 22:34 on 28th March 2019

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2020

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date of Year 2020 : 16th March 2020 Monday
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 06:48 to 18:43
Duration - 11 Hours 54 Mins
Ashtami Tithi Begins - 03:18 on 16th March 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends -  02:59 on 17th March 2020

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2021

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date of Year 2021 : 4th April Sunday
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 06:30 to 18:50
Duration - 12 Hours 19 Mins
Ashtami Tithi Begins -  04:12 on 4th April 2021
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 02:59 on 5th April 2021

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date,Puja timing,Shubh Muhurta of Year 2022

Sheetala Ashtami Festival Date of Year 2022 : 25th March Friday
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat - 06:40 to 18:46
Duration - 12 Hours 6 Mins
Ashtami Tithi Begins -  00:09 on 25th March 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends -  22:03 on 25th March 2022
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Sikh Festival Calendar of Year 2017

India is a land of myriad religions and cultures. Each of the religions finds an expression in the celebrations of its unique festivals. The same holds true for Sikhism as well.Here is Information about Shikh Festivals and Calendar of Year 2017. 


Month
Date/Day
Festival  Name
January                
05, Thursday
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
13, Friday            
Lohri
March  
13, Monday  to  Tuesday, Mar 14 
Holla Mohalla
April                      
05, Wednesday
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)
10, Monday       
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
14, Friday            
Baisakhi
19, Wednesday
                Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
29, Saturday      
Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
29, Saturday      
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi Calendar)
May                      
20, Saturday
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
29, Monday       
Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
July       
28, Friday            
Birthday of Guru Har Krishan (Nanakshahi calendar)
October                
09,Monday
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
19, Thursday     
Diwali
November                
04, Saturday
Guru Nanak Jayanti
24, Friday            
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
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