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Saptami is the seventh day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in Hindu lunar calendar.

Tithi lunar day in Vedic timekeeping

In Vedic timekeeping, a tithi is a lunar day, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the Moon and the Sun to increase by 12°. In other words, a tithi is a time-duration between the consecutive epochs that correspond to when the longitudinal-angle between sun and moon is an integer multiple of 12°. Tithis begin at varying times of day and vary in duration from approximately 19 to approximately 26 hours.


Ratha Saptami

Ratha Saptami or Rathasapthami is a Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day (Saptami) in the bright half of the Hindu month Maagha. It is symbolically represented in the form of the Sun God Surya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses towards the northern hemisphere, in a north-easterly direction. It also marks the birth of Surya and hence celebrated as Surya Jayanti.

Jalaram Bapa Hindu saint and guru

Jalaram Bapa popularly known as Bapa was a Hindu saint from Gujarat, India. He was born on 4 November 1856, one week after the Hindu festival of Diwali, which is associated with his Iṣṭa-devatā Lord Rama.

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Hanuman Jayanti Birthday of lord Hanuman

Hanuman Janmam-Utsav or Hanuman Janam-Utsav is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman, who is immensely venerated throughout India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India. In most states of India, the festival is observed either in Chaitra or in Vaishakha, while in a few states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated in Dhanu.

Ekādaśī, also spelled as Ekādaśi, is the eleventh lunar day (tithi) of each of the two lunar phases which occur in a Hindu calendar month - the Sukla Paksha and the Krishna Paksha.

Draksharama Town in Andhra Pradesh, India

Draksharama is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Bhimeswara Swamy temple in this town is one of the five temples of Shiva known as Pancharama Kshetras. The Manikyamba temple in this town is one of the eighteen temples of Maha Shakti Pithas in India.

Madhya Kailash

Madhya Kailash, also known as Nadukkayilai in Tamil, is a Hindu temple in South Chennai, located at the junction between Sardar Patel Road, Adyar and Rajiv Gandhi Salai. It is located opposite the Central Leather Research Institute and is close to the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.


Upākarma "Beginning", also called Āvaṇi Aviṭṭam and Janivārada Huṇṇime ,Gamha Purnima, is a Vedic ritual practiced by Hindus of the Vishwakarma Brahmin caste. This ritual is also practiced by the Kshatriya and Vaishya community, who are dvijas and therefore have the rights to do Sandhyavandanam, the daily ablution ritual.

Virpur (Rajkot) Town in Gujarat, India

Virpur is a town in Rajkot district of Gujarat, India. Virpur is the birthplace of saint Jalaram and had a temple dedicated to him here which is popular among pilgrims. It was named after a Koli king Viro Bariyo.

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Dev Dham Jodhpuriya village in India

Dev Dham Jodhpuriya is a temple dedicated to Devnarayan.It is situated in Newai municipality of Tonk district, Rajasthan. It is 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Kota national highway (NH-12), near to Mashi dam, Manoharpura in Newai municipality of Tonk district.

Pitru Paksha, also spelt as Pitri paksha, Pitr Paksha is a 16–lunar day period in Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestor (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitru Pakshya, Pitri Pokkho, Sola Shraddha/ Sorha Shraddha in Nepali, Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.

Parshuram Mahadev Temple human settlement in India

Parshuram Mahadev Temple is a Shiva temple located at border of Pali and Rajsamand district of Rajasthan state in India. It is said that Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, made the cave with his axe and used to worship the lord Shiva at this serene place in the foothills of the Aravalis mountain range. The cave, 3,995 feet above sea-level, has naturally made figures of Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva and also has nine Kunds which never go dry. The place is 14 km from Sadri town.

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Nilamadhav Temple

Sri Nilamadhava Temple(Odia: ନୀଳମାଧବଜିଉ ମନ୍ଦିର, କଣ୍ଟିଲୋ) is very old and famous Vishnu temple which is near to the bank of Mahanadi, in Kantilo. which is present near to the twin hills with a surrounding forest. A permanent flow of holy water from the feet of Lord Nilamadhava is another attraction of the spot. Lord Siddheswar is also present which is another highlight of the place.

Biranchinarayan Temple, Buguda

The Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple, also known as the Abode of Viranchinarayana or the Wooden Konark, is a Hindu Temple located in the town of Buguda in Ganjam, Odisha. It is the second Surya temple constructed in Odisha, after the famous Konark Sun Temple.

Vedanarayana Temple, Nagalapuram

Sri Vedanarayana Temple or Matsya Narayana Temple is a Hindu-Vaishnavite temple situated at Nagalapuram town in Chittoor District, of Andhra Pradesh state, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Matsya(fish) avatar and is referred to as Matsya Narayana or Veda Narayana. This is one of the fewer temples in India where Vishnu is depicted in Matsya avatar, the first incarnation of Dashavatara.