Oct 28, 2012

The Main Balaji Chariot Festival

Finally, on the Ekadashi - the Elevanth Day of Ashwin Shukla Paksha according to the Lunar Calender, the main chariot festival of Bhagwan Balaji arrived. 

All the pics by my brother Dnyanesh. 

Horse Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

Second Vahan on Dussehra was Horse, this was the last Vahan and on the Ekadashi after the day next to Vijayadashmi there was a Main Chariot Festival of Balaji Bhagwan- known as Rathotsav.

Oct 26, 2012

Eagle (Garud) Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

Chaturthi was the Kshaya tithi, which means after Tritiya - the third Tithi, there should be Chaturthi but it was  Panchami. This happens due to adjustments in Lunar Calender System. So there was two Vahans on Dussehara. 

On Dussehra - Vijayadashmi, the Vahan was an Eagle and Horse. In this post I am sharing the photos of the Eagle Vahan.
All photos during Navartri was from my brother Dnyanesh. :) 

Lord Hanumanji Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

The Vahan on Navami tithi means, the day before Dussehra was Lord Hanumanji and photos of Vahan Hanumanji

Oct 23, 2012

Santoshi Mata Temple and Mahakali Temples of Dhule

Photographs from the decoration of Santoshi Mata Temple of Dhule during Navaratri

Moon Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

Yesterday was Ashtami tithi in Navaratri and the Vahan was Moon in the Balaji Chariot Festival at Dhule.

Yesterday's photo collection,

Oct 22, 2012

The Sun Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

Yesterday was Saptami and Vahan was the Sun - Soorya. Now, the preparations for main Chariot festival on Ekadashi are almost done, only three days remaining. 

Oct 21, 2012

Ancient Aeroplane Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival

We know Aeroplanes are invented in Bharat. We have many descriptions of Pushpak Viman and others in Ramayana and Mahabharata. 

Yesterday's Vahan in Balaji Chariot Festival was Aeroplane.
The decoration was very very beautiful.

Oct 20, 2012

Elephant Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival at Dhule

Yesterday's Vahan was the Elephant in the Balaji Chariot Festival. Yesterday was the Panchami tithi though the day was the fourth day in Navaratri, it was counted as the Fifth. 

The Holy Instruments played during the festival

Oct 19, 2012

Lion Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival in Dhule

Yesterday was the third day of the Navaratri and in Balaji Chariot Festival the Vahan was Lion. The pics are as usual by my brother Dnyanesh.

 Yesterday was full of devotee's crowd.

Oct 18, 2012

Peacock Vahan of Balaji Chariot Festival - Dhule

Yesterday was the second day of The Navaratri Festival and the Vahan was Peacock in chariot festival yesterday.

Oct 16, 2012

Ancient Balaji Temple Chariot Festival in Dhule

The Chariot festival in Dhule - my city has just begun from today. During Navaratri daily one chariot of one Vahan of Bhagwan comes to meet us. We can't translate the meaning of Vahan in exact English. But you must have heard about the Garuda who is Bhagwan Vishnu's Vahan, the rat Bhagwan Ganesha's Vahan. We can't exactly convert Vahan as Vehicle, but you must have got the concept. 

Oct 3, 2012

Power Point Slides on Pic collection of Dhule

Some PowerPoint slides on Flyovers at small town Dhule.