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Poems Of Doctor Day2012

Respect the white coat that all doctors wear;
Respect the stethoscope with which they hear;
Respect the prescriptions they write and tear;
Respect all doctors for they truly care!

To treat diseases, some doctors do dare;
They try their best for all patients to fare;
Some of them are doyens, pioneers rare;
Some do miraculous feats, at which all stare!

Wish doctors all, ‘A Happy Doctors Day! '
Thank them for their hard work and pray today;
Remember, they keep diseases at bay;
Most doctors do their jobs in noble way!
'Happy Doctor's Day,2012 in india
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Doctor's Day Today 1 July2012

National Doctors’ Day today on July 1, 2012. In India, National Doctors’ Day is annually celebrated on July 1, to commemorate the famous medical personality Dr. B. C. Roy (Bidhan Chandra Roy). He was born and died on July 1 of 1882 and 1962 respectively. Check here for Doctors Day Quotes or Doctors Day Sms Messages or Doctors Day 2012 Wishes and greeting cards. But in United States (US) National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th. Doctors Day is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. It is indeed important that both doctors and patients be made aware of the existence of this day and at the same time, of its relevance and significance in the larger context of healthcare in this country.
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Today Doctor's Day Wishes-Greetings

Today is a Doctor's day.All of Hospitals and doctors celebrate this day.To them this day is very Important.This Festival is National Festival.

"It is Your deed

That makes us feel proud

It’s great to have a doctor in the family

Wish you a veryHappy Doctor’s Day"

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Today Gaurivrat Begin

Today Gaurivrat Is Begin.Today first Day of Gaurivrat.Today early morning unmerried girls goes to doing a pooja to mahadev's temple,and doing a Upvas.In evening thhey go to walking to wear a new clothes.s a same prosiger to five day and at the fifth Day's night is we call " jagran" and enjoy at night.

 Ma Gauri Apki Manokamna purna kare, and wish all of a Happy Gauri Vrat2012.
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Celebrating National Doctors' Day

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Coming Date National Doctor's Day2013

Doctor's day is Coming on 1st July 2013 and every year.

National Doctor's Day Sms2013 


Doctor’s prescription 4u.

A cute little smile 4breakfast.

More laughs 4lunch.

Lots of happiness 4dinner.

Doctor’s fee ? An sms when ur free


It is Your deed

That makes us feel proud

It’s great to have a doctor in the family.

Wish you a very

Happy Doctor’s Day

National Doctor's Day Greetings2013 

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Gauri Vrat2012-Sms2012-Greeting

Maa Gauri aap ki

Manokamna Purna Kare,

Aap ko buddhi,shakti,

dhan,Dhanya De.

Happy Gauri Vrat.

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Gauri Pooja Method

Generally, the day of the Teej festival is celebrated (Generally this fast is observed on the day of Teej festival). The vow to this day, morning to get up before sunrise. After Nitykriyaon Nivrit the day, clean - be beautiful robes. The pure water Chidkr all over the house, the house should be clean. House solitary place in a pure and holy soil that is longer than 24 Angul Angul wide and 24 square altar, saffron, sandalwood and camphor on the plaza is completed. And between gold and silver statue of the founding of the flowers, fruits, and Rowley, etc. The worship is grass. Ten forms of worship of the Goddess Gauri is worshiped.
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Names of Gauri Ma-Image

1) Gauri

2) Uma



5) Bhagmalini




9) Bhog Vardivini

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Kumbha Mela2013 Dates-Alhabad-Prayag Sangam-Bathing Dates Calander

Kumbha Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbha Mela 2013 Dates are from January 14, 2013 to March 10, 2013. Kumbh Mela 2013 will be taking place at Allahabad – Prayag – Sangam in Uttar Pradesh in India. Detail dates and calendar 2013 is given below.

Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years at four holy locations in India – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar.

As per Hindu religious tradition, Kumbh Mela takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi) and the Sun enters Aries (Mesha Rashi).

The popular belief is that bathing during Kumbh Mela helps in attaining Moksha.

Pilgrims and saints from around the world arrive for Kumbh Mela making it one of the largest conglomerations of human beings on the earth. Hindus taking holy dip on the day in sacred rivers.
Sangam at Allahabad is the confluence of three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. The Kumbha Mela takes place here. This is the biggest Kumbh Fair and is known as Mahakumbh Mela.

The most important bathing dates 2013 

Makar Sankranti – January 14, 2013
Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi – January 22, 2013
Paush Purnima – January 27, 2013
Paush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi – February 6, 2013
Mauni Amavasya – February 10, 2013
Vasant Panchami – February 14, 2013
Jaya Ekadasi – February 21, 2013
Magh Purnima – February 25, 2013 – Monday highly auspicious
Mahashivratri – March 10, 2013
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Origin of Swarna Gowri Vratam in Karnataka

The important legend associated with Gowri Habba is that of the birth of Ganesha. It is believed that Ganesha was created by Goddess Parvati from her own body. She asked her son to guard the doors of the house and went to take bath. Shiva appeared there and was stopped by the boy. Shiva did not recognize the boy and after few heated arugements and Shiva in a fit of anger chopped off the head of the boy. Soon Goddess Parvati arrived at the scene and demanded that her son be brought back to life. Shiva brought Ganesha back to life by placing the head of an elephant instead of the human head. Gowri Habba celeberates the power of Goddess Gouri.

In another legend, importance of Swarna Gowri Vratam was narrated to Lord Muruga by Lord Shiva. Parvati wanted to marry Lord Shiva but Shiva was in no mood to reciprocate her love as he was mourning the death of Sati. Parvati was determined to win the love of Lord Shiva. So, she started intense austerities in a forest, surviving on grass and fruits. Parvati continued this intense ‘tapas’ for long sixteen years. Finally, Lord Shiva was moved by Parvati’s intense devotion and love and married her.

According to Puranas, Gowri Vratam will bestow wealth and worldly well being to the people who observe it. Legend has it that the ‘Vrata’ is so powerful that even a dry tree will turn green after its observance.

It is believed that unmarried women performing Swarna Gauri Vratam will get good husbands and married women will have a peaceful and happy married life.
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Rituls-Legends of Gauri Vrat-Image

Gauri Vrat is an important ritual performed by unmarried women and young girls in the month of Ashadha (July – August). In 2012, the dates of Gauri Vrata is from June 30 to July 3. The Vrata is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. (Gauri is another name of Goddess Parvathi). It is mainly observed by unmarried women in Gujarat.

Gauri Vrata is observed for five days and begins on the eleventh day in the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Ashada and ends on the Purnima day. A unique ritual of growing corn shoots is observed during the five days.

Legend has it that Goddess Parvati had performed this Vrat to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore there is a widespread belief that those who observe Gauri Vrata will get an ideal husband.

During Gauri Vrata, unmarried girls observe a partial fast and perform pujas dedicated to Goddess Parvati. During the five days salt is strictly avoided. Food eaten is mainly made of wheat flour, ghee and milk. Different types of fruits are also consumed.

Those observing Gauri Vrata grow corn in a small pot. Sun and the tender corn shoots are worshipped on all day along with Goddess Parvati.
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Sunday Vrat

There was a god fearing old lady who was very poor and could not afford to buy a cow.She collected cowdung from neighbourhoods,for performing puja,every mornings.She had her meals,only after the pooja.

One day,the neighbour decided to lock the cow inside the house,so that she would not get the cowdung.The lady, unable to get the cowdung, could not perform the puja and fasted for the whole day.

God,who witnessed the happenings, came in the old lady's dreams and told her that he was pleased with her devotion and was presenting her with a Cow.The lady woke up to find a cow standing in her courtyard.

Before the lady woke up, her neighbour had seen the cow and was surprised to see that instead of cowdung, the cow was excreting gold. Out of jealousy, she picked up the gold and substituted it with cowdung.

One evening the God created a storm.Seeing this the old lady locked her cow inside her house. When she woke up, she was surprised to see the gold and realised what her neighbour was upto. Thereafter she made it a practice to lock the cow inside and collect the gold.With the time she began to prosper.

Out of jealousy, the neighbour informed this to the king when the king ordered to get the cow in his custody.The old lady protested but the king's men brought the cow to the palace.But in the morning, instead of gold, the entire palace was full of cowdung.

The God came in the King's dreams and asked him to return the cow to it's rightful owner. The King realised his mistake and promptly sent the cow back to the lady and punished the neighbour.

There after the King ordered that on Sundays, all should observe a Vrat for a peaceful and happy life.
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Saturday Vrat

Once there was an argument between all the nine planets about who was the supreme among all of them. Lord Indra advised them to approach King Vikramaditya on Earth for an appropriate answer.

The planet-Gods approached the king with their question which led him in a big dilenma.However,he came up with a solution.The king ordered to make thrones of gold, silver,bronze, copper, glass, iron etc. and arranged them in the proper order,like gold in front and iron be the last.

Then he requested the Planet-Gods to occupy them. He said that the throne that is in front would occupy the highest place among them. Since iron was at the end, the Lord Shani understood that the King had chosen him to be the weakest.

Lord Shani was very much angry and he warned the King of dire consequences.

After a lapse of time, came the period of 'Saade Saati' ( a period of 7 ½ years) of King Vikramaditya.Lord Shani in disguise of a horse seller approached the King who chose a beautiful horse.As he sat on the horse,he ran far away into the jungle and disappeared.

The King got lost in the forests and finally reached a town,where he took a rest outside a shop.Surprisingly on that day,the shopkeeper got a roaring business and thought that this man brought him luck.The shopkeeper took him to his house and fed him.

But,while he was in their house, an expensive ornament got lost and he was arrested and brought to the royal court, who ordered that all his four limbs be executed from the body.

Later on,the King earned his living by pulling a bullock cart with his teeth. After the 'Saade Sati',the Shani period of the King got over, he went on singing loudly. On hearing this,the royal princess was so impressed that she vowed that she would marry this singer and no one else.

On her insistance,her parents got her married to the King.On the same night,Lord Shani came in King's dreams and told him that his present state was because he had announced Lord Shani to be the weakest among the planets.

King Vikramaditya apologised and the God excused him, and made him normal with his limbs restored.The King told Lord Shani about his sufferings and requested him that he should not give so much misery to anyone. Lord Shani agreed and proclaimed that whosoever listens and narrates his stories will be relieved from all evils and miseries.

The trader whose necklace was lost came to know the facts and rushed to the King Vikramaditya and apologised him and took him for meals at his place.As the King was having meals at his house ,miraculously the lost necklace reappeared.

The trader was so much pleased that he got the king married to his daughter.The King Vikramaditya returned to his native town,with his wives and lot of wealth.
Next day the King announced that Lord Shani was the Supreme among the planets and no one will ever undervalue the strength of Lord Shani.

The King observed the Vrat of Lord Shani,on Saturdays.
Those who worship Lord Shani on Saturdays and observe Vrat will have no worries and will lead a happy life.
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Friday Vrat

There lived three friends belonging to different castes - Kayastha, Brahmin and Vaishya. They were married,but the Vaishya did not bring her wife home after the marriage.

On request from his friends,the Vaishya decided to bring his wife home.The Brahmin friend cautioned him that, it was setting Friday and was not an auspicious time. However the Vaishya was very firm and did as per his wish.

The girl's parents were surprised to see him and tried to convince him that it was inauspicious to travel during that period.However,the Vaishya took his wife and continued his journey back home.

On the way,the wheel of his chariot broke down,injuring his wife and the nearby dacoits looted him of all the valuables and cash he had.Further, near to his house, a poisonous snake bit him and he became unconscious.

The wife was depressed to know that her husband would live only for three days.The Brahmin friend came to know about how it happened. He sent the couple back to the in-laws house.

As the couple reached the house,the boy came back to his senses. Having realised their mistake, when the period was the rise of Friday, the couple were sent back home.Thereafter their life was very happy and joyful.
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Thursday Vrat

A very generous,god fearing King used to worship and perform Vrat on every Thursday.His wife resented his giving donations and performing pujas and observeing Vrats.

Once the King went to jungles for hunting and the queen was back home.Lord Vishnu,appeared there,in disguise of a Monk (Sadhu) and asked for alms.The Queen said that she was fed up of all their wealth,which was not giving any happiness, and wished that all the wealth be taken away.

The surprised Lord advised her that if she possessed surplus wealth,she would do charity.However the Queen was firm that her wish be fulfilled.The Monk finally blessed her to be it so.He told her that to make her wish come true, she should cover the house with cowdung, wash her hair, ask the King to shave, eat and drink etc. for seven Thursdays.

The Queen observed the Vrat and her life became full of poverty,hunger and misery.The King got a job of a woodcutter and lived from hand to mouth.The maids advised the Queen to approach her wealthy sister for help.

A maid approached the sister but the sister was busy listening to the story of Thursday Vrat and did not acknowledge her presence.Later when she visited the Queen and saw her condition,she advised her to perform the Thursday Vrat.

The Queen observed the Vrat and prayed to Lord Vishnu for some weeks and finally the God blessed her and reinstated all her wealth.As her desires for wealth got fulfilled,the Queen discontinued the Vrat.But the maids cautioned her that what she was doing was very ungrateful which may lead to severe problems.

The Queen realised her mistake and continued her uniterupted Thursday Vrat.
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Wednesday Vrat

There was a couple who led a happy life.Once the wife was in her parents place and after some days her husband reached there to take her back.However,the in-laws requested him not to travel, being Wednesday and it was inauspicious to do so.

The firm husband did not listen and proceeded back home with his wife.While travelling the wife was thirsty and requested him to get some water.On return the husband was stunned to see a man seated beside his wife,who was his look-alike.

The man said that he was the lady's husband and there were heated arguments.Soon the royal police force came to arrest the real husband,who soon started praying to the God for solution.

An Akashwani(voice from the skies) was heard ,that on wednesday, he travelled by taking his wife back from her native house,which was inauspicious.He realised his mistake and requested the Lord for apology.

The Lord appeared before him and finished the other man in disguise.The couple returned home safely.

Further the couple observed the Wednesday Vrat regularly without fail.
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Tuesday Vrat

A Brahmin couple had no children.They aspired for a child and therefore worshipped Lord Hanuman and his wife kept a Vrat on Tuesdays.

Once the Brahmin went to the jungle to pray to the Lord Hanuman,by leaving his wife behind.But for some reason she could not worship Lord Hanuman and decided to fast. She fasted for 6 days following which she collapsed.

The Lord was pleased with her devotion and blessed her with a son.On return,the Brahmin saw a sweet boy playing in the courtyard and the wife explained the entire story.But the suspecious Brahmin thought otherwise on her character and did not believe her story.

The Brahmin who was restless, went to the well to get water with the boy and pushed him into the well and returned home.When his wife inquired about the boy he kept mum but suddenly the boy appeared at the door and the Brahmin was stunned to see him.

Soon,Lord Hanuman appeared in his dreams and settled all his doubts when the Brahmin felt very guilty and apologised.The parents continued their fast on Tuesday.

It is believed that those who worship Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays and narrate this story to others,will be relieved from all the evils and will lead a happy life.
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Monday Vrat

There lived a rich trader who had no issue.Inspite of all the luxuries,he always remained depressed.He observed the Vrat of Lord Shiva and Parvati on every Monday and fasted with the hope that his desire would be fulfilled one day.

Mata Parvati asked Shiva why his disciple was not blessed with an issue.Shiva told her that the trader would get what he deserved as per his Karmas(deeds) Later on,Shiva blessed the trader with a son,who had a short life of 12 years only.The trader heard all Shivas words and was happy as well as sad.

Later,his wife delivered a baby boy.The child grew up and when he was 11 years old, his mother wanted him to get married, but the trader refused and sent the boy to Kashi with his maternal uncle to regularly perform yagya and worships of Shiva.

While on the way, a King's daughter was getting married, but the bridegroom had only one eye,which was hidden from the King.When the bridegrooms's father saw the traders son,who was good looking, the bridegrooms father thought of getting the marriage ceremonies conducted by him, instead of his own son.

The trader's son and his uncle agreed to this proposal . and after the marriage was over, the bride came to know about the reality. She refused to go to the palace.
When the boy grew up to 12 years old and was in the middle of a Yagya,he died.

His maternal uncle started crying loudly when Lord Shiva and Parvati were passing by there and recognised the trader's son.Parvati pleaded with Shiva to bring him back to life.Shiva agreed and did so.

When the boy was returning back to his native place , he passed the place, where he had got married to the King's daughter. He was brought to the palace by the king's people,who recognised him.The King united his daughter and the trader's son and gifted them with valuables.

At this time,the trader and his wife were praying to Lord Shiva to protect their son.He vowed that if the boy did not return, they would commit suicide.But on seeing their son healthy and happy,the trader was very happy.

It is therefore believed that those who worship Lord Shiva and Parvati, keep fast on Mondays and recite this story to others, will be relieved from all their worries.
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Ashadhi Ekadashi Today Names

Today is Ashadhi Ekadashi. This Day also popular as known

Devsayani Ekadashi

Sayana Ekadashi

Harisayan Ekadashi

Hari Vasra Ekadashi

 Pandharpur Yatra

Palkhi Yatra

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Legend or Story of Deva Shayana Ekadashi

Mandhata was the King of Surya Vamsha. He was very honest and always spoke truth and performed many good deeds. But in his kingdom once occurred a severe drought. There was the great lack of food to feed people and animals. Many people were died. Mandhata observed many vratas, homas, pujas and yagnas to get rid of this drought but all his attempts were went on vain.

Sage Angira suggested him to observe Ekadasi fasting on Ashada Shukla Ekadashi, which is also called as Padma Ekadasi, Devasayani Ekadasi. As told by Angira rushi, King Mandhata observed the Devasayani Ekadasi fasting, worshipped Lord Vishnu and freed his people from drought.
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Significance and greatness of DevaShayana Ekadasi Vrat

The importance and greatness of Devasayani Ekadasi is explained in Bhavishya-uttara Purana. When Yudhistira asked about the Shayana Ekadasi fasting and observance, Lord Sri Krishna explained the glory of Shayana Ekadashi vrata which was told earlier by Lord Brahma to Sage Narada. The most auspicious Chaturmasa Vrata starts on this Ekadasi day. In Maharashtra, Ashadi Ekadashi is also observed as closing ceremony day of Pandharpur Yatra.
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How To Observe Ashadi Ekadashi Vrat?

According to legends, there was a noble king named Mandata in Surya Vamsha who ruled a highly prosperous kingdom. He as immensely truthful and was engaged with numerous auspicious deeds. Nonetheless, the prosperity was highly affected as the kingdom received no rains for over three years. Eventually, no farming activities could take place and hence, numerous people and animals died while others were severely affected. Though the king performed several vrats, pujas, homas, but to no avail.

Thus, he set out on a journey and met many holy men with whom he discussed his problem. But, none of them could come out with a solution. At last, he met Sage Angira who instructed him to observe the Devshayani Ekadashi falling during the Shukla Paksha of the Ashada month. As advised, the king went back to his palace and observed the vrat along with family members and courtiers. As expected, the kingdom received rains thereby ending the three years of severe drought. Thus, the lost glory and merit of the kingdom was regained.

Devshayani Ekadashi is popularly known as Deva Sayani Ekadashi, Shayana Ekadashi, Tholi Ekadashi, Pedda Ekadashi, Vishnu Sayan Ekadashi, Harivasara Ekadashi, Maha Ekadashi, Ashada Devasayani Ekadashi and Padma Ekadashi in different parts of India. Thousands of devotees gather on the banks of River Godavari at Kala Ram Temple and take a holy dip in the waters while paying obeisance to Lord Rama. Devotees observing the Devshayani Ekadashi vrat follow the same rules associated with other Ekadashi fasts.
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About Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat

The waxing phase of the moon (Shukla Paksha) of Ashada month is celebrated as Devshayani Ekadashi or Ashadi Ekadashi. The date of this ritual corresponds to the month of June or July in the Gregorian calendar. In Maharashtra, the famous Pandarpur Yatra concludes on this day. The major celebrations take place in Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur. A popular deity in Marathi culture, Lord Vithal is an incarnation of Lord Krishna. For some Hindu communities, the Chatur Maas vrat begins from this day, as it is believed that Lord Vishnu went into a deep sleep for the next four months beginning from this day. Scroll through the lines below to know the story behind Devshayani Ekadashi fasting and the method for observing it.
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Today Ashadhi Ekadashi Wishes-Greeting

Today is Ashadhi Ekadashi.Today All people celebrated this day.This day is very holy day.ppeople do upvas this day. I pray to god vitthla all of give santi and samruddhi.  Wish  all of Happy Ashadhi Ekadashi. 
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Ashadhi Ekadashi Recipe Apple Sweet Potato Bake Recipe


3 cups sliced peeled cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 2 large)
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon butter
Dash pepper


In a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the sweet potatoes and apples. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper; sprinkle half over apples. Dot with half of the butter. Repeat layers.
Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Baste with pan juices. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
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Ashadhi Ekadashi Recipe Sabudana Vada


1/2 cup sago (sabudana)
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
¼ cup rajgira flour
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste


Wash the sabudana. Drain and keep aside for about 2 hours. If necessary, sprinkle a little water to moisten the sabudana.
Mix the sabudana along with all the other ingredients and knead lightly to form a soft dough.
Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a round and flatten slightly.
Deep-fry the vadas in hot oil until they are golden brown in colour and drain on absorbent paper.
Serve hot with green chutney.
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Devsayani Ekadashi tomorrow About

Devasayani Ekadasi, also known as Sayana Ekadashi, occurs during the shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Ashada month (June - July). Devashayani Ekadasi is also known as Hari Sayan Ekadasi as it is believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep after this Ekadasi as it is the night of devas with the beginning of Dakshinayana. Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and falls on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu Calendar.

Devasayani Ekadashi is popularly known as Ashadi Ekadasi in Maharashtra and it marks the end of the Pandarpur Yatra. The Chaturmas (four Hindu holy months) and the Chaturmasa Vrata also begins in some regions on Sayana Ekadasi.

Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple.

The importance of Sayana Ekadasi was explained to Sage Narada by Lord Brahma. Lord Krishna narrated about the greatness of it to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas. The glory of Devasayani is mentioned in the Bhavisyottara Purana.

It is believed that those who observe this Ekadashi is blessed with peace and happiness. Even hearing about it is considered highly auspicious. Interestingly, Devasayani Ekadashi is observed as a mark of pure devotion and there is not desire or fulfillment of material gains.

According to the Purans, from this day onwards Lord Vishnu takes rest in Ksheer Sagar (ocean). So, naturally all the oceans, rivers and ponds are believed to attain divinity due to the presence of Lord Vishnu in Ksheer Sagar during this period. This is one of the main reasons why great importance is given to taking holy bath during this period. A devotee who observes severe austerities and penance related with God during these four months becomes absolved of all sins and bestows indescribable virtues.

One should observe asceticism, self-discipline and avoid indulging in any sensual pleasures during this period of four months and firmly observe the vratt of Ekadashi. Ekadashi is the day of cleaning the sense organs and purifying oneself. Nothing else pleases God more than penance. Hence Ekadashi is the day of penance. Starting from this day, a devotee should take a vow from God for extra devotional practice, observe extra penance and engage oneself in continuous devotion.

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Celebration and Rituls of Pandharpur Yatra

Pandharpyr Yatra is begin on Ashadhi Ekadashi. From Dehu, the procession starts with the sacred carriage of Saint Tukaram known as the ‘Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi'. Countless other palkhis too join the yatra during this course of 21 days from other townships and villages. Every year the number of devotees participating in Pandharpur Yatra increases. Currently more than 1 million people join this religious trek which marks it as the largest religious procession of the world. This unrivaled march of spiritually instigated hoi polloi severs the barrier between rich and poor, castes and creeds. Devotees chant prayers, dance and walk barefoot throughout Pune and Alandi before they reach Pandharpur. Villagers serve the marchers with food and water and provide them royal welcome.
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Legends of Pandharpur Yatra

The picturesque small town of Pandharpur is considered the sacred habitat of Lord Vitthala owing to the ancient surmise of Pundalik and Vitthala. According to the legends, once Lord Vitthala came to visit his devotee Pundalik who lived in Pandharpur. But Pundalik was busy handing round his parents; hence Lord Vitthala had to wait outside his doors for some time. Later on Pundalik came to him and sought his pardon. Impressed with Pundalik's dedication towards his parents, Lord Vitthala decided to stay by his devotee forever. Ever since, Pandharpur is considered the pious land of Lord Vitthala's residence. Bevies of shrines invoking ultimate religious fervor, which are also valued for their sculptural splendor, are the primary ensnares of Pandharpur.

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Pandharpur Yatra About

Pandharpur Yatra is celebrate Gujarati month of Ashadh (Jun-july) Day of Eleven in Pandharpur Lord Vitthal temple Maharastra.Time to revive and relive the fervour of devotion to the God Vithoba of Pandharpur. Palkhi (palanquin), a unique feature of Maharashtrian culture, is a 1000-year-old tradition followed by the warkaris - people, who follow the wari (a holy ritual).

They collectively go singing and dancing, chanting Dnyanba-Tukaram, Maharashtra's renowned saint-poets, in what are termed dindis, to the holy town of Pandharpur in Hindu months of Ashadh (June-July) and Karthik (November-December).

The Palkhi starts in the month of Jyeshtha of the Hindu calendar. The procession and the religious celebrations last for almost three weeks. Every year on the 11th day of the first half of the Hindu month of Ashadh, the Palkhi reaches Pandharpur. A bit of history about the prevailing custom of Pandharpur fair goes likes this: In the year 1685, Narayan baba, the youngest son of Tukaram, decided to bring about a change in the mode of celebration. So, he introduced the Palkhi, which is a sign of social respect. There are several other nuances, which only a true warkari can fathom.

With passage of time, the popularity of this ancient tradition has soared immensely. Tens of thousands of devotees proceed from Dehu village to Pandharpur, joined along the way by thousands more. The pilgrimage is mostly on foot from the countryside, carrying flags and festoons and singing devotional songs. The pilgrims come from all classes of society. The rich and the poor, the educated and the unlettered all go there in search of inner peace. Devotion to Vitthal transcends the barriers of caste, creed and religion.

Myth has it that Pundalik, an earnest devotee of Vithoba, placed the service of his parents higher than to that of God. He commanded the violent Bhima River not to disturb his sleeping parents. Pleased by his devotion, Vishnu blessed him with a boon, and the river mellowed and now flows silently as the Chandrabhaga in Pandharpur. On appearing at Pundalik's doorstep, Vithoba found Pundalik with his parents sleeping with their heads on his lap. So as not to insult the Lord, Pundalik slipped a brick forward. Till date one finds Vithoba standing on that brick, waiting to be entertained by his 'host', at Pandharpur.

Warkaris, oblivious of the sultry heat and thundering showers, join in the spiritual rendezvous. Most warkaris trudge their way to Pandharpur, accompanied by chanting, singing and dancing. Pandharpur attracts millions of tourists and pilgrims from all over the country converging at the town, for a holy dip in the Chandrabhaga.

Over the years, Pandharpur has grown considerably. It now has a population of over one lakh. The town is undergoing rapid change with gardens, modern colonies and tourist infrastructure. The sight of thousands of devotees travelling from the nook and corners of the state, the reverberating sounds of the chants and hymns and the ecstatic joy of the ardent pilgrims on reaching the holy destination, makes the Pandharpur yatra a spiritual experience par description. The temple of Vithoba in Dehu is synonymous with turbanned devotees, pursuing their traditional pilgrimage routes across Maharashtra in a spirit of serene devotion.

The principal shrine in Pandharpur is devoted to Vithoba (Vitthal), an incarnation of Vishnu. Although some popular literature states that the Vithoba Temple was built in 83 AD. However, available historical evidences indicate that it was constructed in 1228. Since the early 1980's, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has been doing extensive restoration work, reviving not only its historical and religious values, but also its aesthetic appeal.

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