Mahesh Navami 2019India is a secular land where various religions, castes, communities and rituals exist. One such community comprises of the Maheshwari group. As each community has its own set of rituals and festivals, Maheshwari community too has them of their own. This community is more prevalent in the northern part of the country and celebrates Maheshwari Jayanti every year with great fervor and enthusiasm. Though the community is small, yet it is spread across the country.

Mahesh Jayanti falls on Navami (ninth day) of the Shukla Paksh in the month of June (Jyestha month according to the Hindu calendar). The festival is predominantly celebrated by the devotees of Lord Shiva. He is popularly known by various other names, one of which is Mahesh. The name is a symbol of extreme devotion towards Lord Shiva as it is believed that on this day he appeared in front of his devotees for the first time.

Mahesh Jayanti Legend

There was a king named Khandelsen, who did not have a child. So, he worshiped Lord Shiva with utmost dedication and devotion, after which the Lord fulfilled his wish by blessing him with a son named Sujansen, who later became the king of his kingdom.

Celebration of Mahesh Navami

It is predominantly a festival of Hindus and is celebrated in many parts of the country especially in Rajasthan. Devotees from all walks of life worship Mahesh and Goddess Parvati on this day. Temples are decorated with flowers and are accompanied by piousness and serenity all over the place. Newly wedded couples are especially asked to worship the Lord and Goddess Parvati on this day in order to start the new phase in their live with happiness and goodwill.

Rituals of Mahesh Jayanti

Various yajnas and chants are performed throughout the night. Special Jhanki of Lord Shiva and his pictures are spread all across the homes of the devotees. Large pictures of Lord Shiva are taken to various homes of his followers. Prayers are chanted in his name and his sayings and praises could be heard across the streets. Abhishekam of the Lord is done and he along with Goddess Parvati is decorated elegantly in temples on this day.

When the pictures are returned from the streets, Bhajan Sandhya occurs in the temple premises and at last Prasad is offered to every devotee. There are as such no typical types of rituals that are being performed on this day.  People celebrate this festival with utmost dedication and faith towards Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There is a special belief that on this day, women who wish for a child, perform special prayers on this day and Lord Shiva blesses them with their wish. Not only in temples, yajnas and prayers are also performed by many people at their residence as well.

This festival marks the the ultimate devotion to Lord Shiva as he as is considered to be the harbinger of happiness and prosperity.

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September (Bhadrapada – Ashvin)

India is predominantly known as the land of festivals. It is a country where you will find many traditional and religious people celebrating the essence and soul of every festival, all throughout the year. May it be our Independence or any other day, Indians showcase the same fervor and bent towards each merrymaking every time.

Likewise, the month September brings in a lot a festivals to be celebrated. Beginning with our favorite Teachers Day, on the 5th; which is a very special day dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. On this day, students from all around the world honor their beloved teachers by organizing activities like skits, mimicry and talent performances for them in schools and other institutions. Cards and gifts are commonly exchanged on this day to showcase respect and love for the Gurus.

On September 02nd this year, people of India, especially Maharashtra will be celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. This will mark the commencement of a 10 day long festival period wherein the idols of Lord Ganesha are installed and worshiped by people all throughout. This month Onam will be celebrated with much fanfare not only in Kerala but by Malayalis across the world. The grand festival will conclude on September 11th.

September will saw the begining of 9 days long Maha Navratri which will begun from 29th of the month. Fasting will be observed on Kanya Sankranti, and Bhadrapada Purnima.

This month Hartalika Teej and Kanya Sankranti will be celebrated with great pomp and show on 01st and 17th respectively. Fasting will be observed on Indira Ekadashi, Bhadrapada Purnima and Rishi Panchmi.

This year Muḥarram falls on 10th September. Other festivals falling in the month of September this year are Anant Chaturthi and Vishwakarma Pooja.

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