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Pilgrimages of Maharashtra - Ahmednagar district

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka of Siddhatek:

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka of Siddhatek Sri Siddhi Vinayaka temple of Siddhatek Puranic Event:
Sri Ganesha blessed Lord Vishnu to be successful in the battle against demons Madhu and Kaitabha; when Lord Vishnu worshipped Sri Ganesha before slaying the demons. Sri Ganesha permanently stayed there (where Lord Vishnu worshipped Him) as Siddhi Vinayaka.
(from Ganesha Purana & Mudgala Purana)


Pilgrimage:
The Siddhi Vinayaka temple is located in Siddhatek in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The temple is situated on the bank of river Bhima.

Sri Rama & Agastya Ashrama:

Sri Rama Rishi Agastya Puranic Event:
1. Sri Rama visits the hermitage of sage Agastya during forest exile, near Panchavati. (Valmiki Ramayana 3.12)
2. Sri Rama receives various divine weapons from sage Agastya. (Valmiki Ramayana 3.12)
3. Sri Rama hears about Panchavati forest from sage Agastya which was two yojanas from there on the bank of river Godavari. (Valmiki Ramayana 3.13)


Pilgrimage:
Agastya Ashrama is situated in Bhandardara, a beautiful hill-station on the Sahyadri Hills in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is around 185 km from Mumbai and 80 km from Nashik.



Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Puranic Events

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
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