Vaishno Devi 2018

Mata Vaishno Devi (2018)


Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is located on the Trikuta Parvat - a three-peaked mountain in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where more than 5 million devotees come annually. Goddess Vaishnodevi can be

seen in the form of three natural rock formations or simply called as the 'Pindiyas'- one of Maa Saraswati, one of Maa Lakshmi and the third one of Maa Kali.

Vaishno Devi Story – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Story


Vaishno Devi story starts when Mother Goddess Shakti appeared to kill the asuras or the demons on earth who were in the process of killing innocent people. These demons were spreading Adharma (the
wrong path) everywhere. Maa Vaishno Devi came into light when Mother Goddess Kali, Maa Saraswati and Maa Lakshmi appeared together and 3 of these Devis or Goddesses formed one Goddess which came to be known as Maa Vaishno Devi. So Mata Vaishno Devi is in the form of three pindies (Sacred stones) as physical true forms of three Goddesses and it is beleived that the 3 pindies will be present till the end of Kaliyuga.

She was later born as the daughter of Lord Ratnakar. The parents named her Vaishnavi. Since childhood, Vaishnavi was extremely spiritual and as her soul was of Lakshmi so she wanted to have Sri Hari Vishnu as her consort. Because of her divine presence on earth, every living being became happy. Where Vaishnavi resided, that place became heaven.

During the vanvaas or exile period of Sri Ram, Vaishnavi met Sri Ram. As Sri Ram was the avataar of Sri Hari Vishnu, she decided to go with her. But Sri Ram told her that he was Maryadapurushottam and his wife is Sita. Sri Ram promised Vaishnavi that he will come in the form of Lord Kalki in the age of Kalyug and at that time, she would be merged with him. Sri Ram then asked the divine Goddess Vaishno to stay and setup her abode in Trikuta Hills and spread Dharma. Goddess Vaishno Devi is the Mother Goddess on Earth during this present age of Kali Yuga. Millions of devotees from all over the globe travel to this highly spiritual destination of Hindus - Vaishno Devi.

Devotees after halting at (present day) Banganga, Charan Paduka, and Adhkwari, finally are able to reache the holy cave Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. It is believed that Mata Rani stayed in the holy cave of Adhkawari for 9 complete months and this 9 months also signifies the 9 months of preganancy. Lord Hanuman waited for the mother goddess and guarded her outside the cave.  Mata Vaishno then wanted to wash herself but as no water could be found there, so she took an arrow and striked it towards the land and water came out from that place. It is same place of present day Ban-Ganga. The river was named Ban-ganga after this. After that, she came to the present day Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi and took rest and started meditation. Bhaironnath when came to know about the presence of Mata Vaishno went there but was stopped by Hanuman. After a fierce battle with Goddess Vaishno, Bhairon Nath was killed and beheaded just outside the mouth of the cave. The severed head of Bhairon Nath fell with force on a distant hilltop. Bhairon Nath soon realised and prayed to the Goddess to forgive him. Mata Vaishno Devi then gave mercy to Bhairon and even gave him a boon that every devotee coming to visit the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine would have to visit and have the Darshan of Bhaironath after having the Darshan of the Goddess and only then his/her Vaishno Devi Yatra would be completed. After this, Maa Vaishnavi decided to shed off her human form and took the face of a 3 rock formations and she immersed her self into meditation forever. This is the original Mata Vaishno Devi pindies. Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is the official body taking care of the whole of the yatra and maintaining the Shrine.

How to reach Vaishno Devi


Neareat rail link for Vaishno Devi is from Udhampur to Katra and nearest airport to Vaishno Devi is Jammu Airport.

Mata Vaishno Devi aarti "Jai Ambey Gauri"



Live Aarti at Bhawan Vaishno Devi Darshan



Vaishno Devi Aarti Timings


Vaishno Devi Aarti is held twice a day. The first Maa Vaishno devi aarti is held in the morning and the second Maa Vaishno devi aarti is held in the evening after sunset. The time of the Maa Vaisno Devi aarti changes depending upon the sunrise and sunset time. The aarti of Maa Vaishno Devi takes nearly two hours to complete and the darshan is stopped during that time.

Vaishno Devi Weather



Masi Magam 2018 Date

Masi Magam 2018 Date


Celebrated in Tamil month Masi during Makam Nakshatra, Masi Magam, also known as Maasi Makam, is a very auspicious Tamil Hindu festival celebrated by Tamil speaking people. Here we have told importance of masi magam and what to do on masi magam.

Lord Shiva, Shakti, and Lord Vishnu idols in a procession are taken to sea shores of 'Theerthavari' or Bay of Bengal, pond or lake for bathing on Masi Magam day Nadhaswaram, a South Indian instrument is also used in the procession. Devotees who comes in the procession take dips in the water for removal of their sins. Masi Magam is observed in India and also in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

Tamilians in the whole world celebrate this auspicious festival. Magam, is one of the twenty seven stars (Nakshatras) in the Hindu astrological system and it is considered as one of the most favorable times for spiritual purification.Masi Magam day is one of the most powerful full moon of the year,as the moon aligns with Magha Nakshatra which is regarded as the birth Star of the Kings and Ancestors. It has been seen that Makam Nakshatra prevails during Pournami or full moon day though it is not always the case. Masi Makam observation is linked with Magha Nakshatra and not full moon day. Makam Nakshatra is also known as Magam and Magha.

The day of Masi Magam not only provides prosperity associated with the Full Moon but also the great quality of the Magha star,giving a unique opportunity to gain power and energy. Masi Magam is a significant day to leave our ego and surrender at the divine's feet.

Thousands of people participate in the auspicious Poojas and rituals on the Masi Magam day. Gaja-pooja(elephant worship) and Ahwa pooja(horse worship) are performed by some temples to bring happiness and fortune to the devotees. The festival is of immense importance in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry or Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Srirangam and in various other temples associated with Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Shakti in South India. A dip in the seas or rivers on the Masi Magam day is considered to attain Salvation or Moksha. Masi Magam has a special significance after twelve years, and then it is known as Maha Maham. Maha Maham is of great importance at the Adi Kumbeswaran temple in Kumbakonam which has a sacred tank called Maha Maham.

Masi Magam Legend


King Vallala of Tiruvannamalai,was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva once came as a child in front of him. As the King had no child, Lord Shiva promised to perform the King's last rituals. On Masi Magam day, the king died and as promised by Shiva, he came to perform his last rites.

Lord Shiva also blessed the king by saying that whoever takes a bath in the sea during Masi Magam will definitely get "Moksha.". It is believed that every year Lord Shiva visits the sea to perform the last rites of king Vallala.

When is Masi Magam - Masi Magam Dates


1st March 2018 (Thursday)
19th Feburary 2019 (Tuesday)
8th March 2020 (Sunday)
27th Feburary 2021 (Saturday)
16th Feburary 2022 (Wednesday)
6th March 2023 (Monday)
24th Feburary 2024 (Saturday)
12th March 2025 (Wednesday)

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti 2018

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti 2018


Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486 - 1534 C.E.) was a great spiritual teacher and the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu followers are known as Gaudiya Vaishnava(s) and believe him as the incarnation of Lord Krishna.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born on Phalguna Purnima in the year 1542 of Vikram Samvat as per Hindu lunar calendar. Phalguna Purnima is observed as Gaura Purnima and celebrated as the birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu by his followers.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born on February 18, 1486 C.E as per Julian calendar. It comes out to Saturday, February 27, 1486 C.E. as per Gregorian calendar, though it was not invented at that time.

Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, also called as Gauranga, appeared in Nadia, Bengal, had immense love for God, Krishna. As he was born under a Neem tree, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was also known as Nimai. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the one who spread the message of Lord Krishna - he told the easiest way to connect with Krishna - just chant Hare Krishna. He made popular the chanting of "Hare Krishna" mahamantra. Chaitanya Jayanti is celebrated the world over and mainly in Bihar, Orissa, Bengal and Jharkhand in India.

Lord Chaitanya taught that by chanting the holy name of Krishna one can attain Salvation or Moksha. He told that the holy name of Krishna is the sound incarnation of the Lord and there is no difference between His holy name and Krishna himself. Thus by chanting the Krishna's name, one can become attached with the Lord by sound vibration.

Chaitanya Jayanti or Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is of great spiritual importance for Krishna devotees the world over and ISKCON temples organize festivals and various programs on this day.

When is Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti - Chaitanya Jayanti Dates


1st March 2018 (Thursday)
21st March 2019 (Thursday)
9th March 2020 (Monday)
28th March 2021 (Sunday)
18th March 2022 (Friday)
7th March 2023 (Tuesday)
25th March 2024 (Monday)
14th March 2025 (Friday)

Lakshmi Jayanthi : Goddess Lakshmi Birthday 2018

Lakshmi Jayanthi : Goddess Lakshmi Birthday 2018


Lakshmi Jayanthi is the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on the day of Phalguna Purnima or Phalguna full moon day during "samudra manthan" or great churning of milky ocean. Phalguna Purnima is also known as Vasant Purnima or Dol Purnima or Holi poornima.

When is Lakshmi Jayanthi : Lakshmi Jayanti Dates


1st March 2018 (Thursday)
21st March 2019 (Thursday)
9th March 2020 (Monday)
28th March 2021 (Sunday)
18th March 2022 (Friday)
7th March 2023 (Tuesday)
25th March 2024 (Monday)
14th March 2025 (Friday)

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