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Senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha will be the new Deputy Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

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Senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

His appointment came a day after the sudden resignation of GC Murmu.

Murmu resigned from his post just 9 months after the completion of one year of repeal of Article 370 in the erstwhile state and took over the reins of this new Union Territory.

Murmu sent his resignation to the President on Wednesday.

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Murmu and appointed Sinha to the post.

In a statement issued from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, “The President has appointed Manoj Sinha as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Sinha has represented Ghazipur parliamentary constituency of eastern Uttar Pradesh thrice in the Lok Sabha.

Sinha has also served as Minister of State for Railways and Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge).

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Magha Purnima: know the religious significance & worship time

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The Magh Purnima date is on 27 February Saturday. Magh Purnima Tithi has special significance in Hinduism. On this day, bathing in the holy river and performing charity will attain salvation. According to Hindu belief, those who bathe on Magh Purnima get happiness and good fortune and child happiness. On Magh Purnima, donations, havans, fasts, and chanting are done. Let’s know about Magh Purnima Tithi Muhurta and its importance.

Magh Purnima originates from the name of Magha Nakshatra. It is believed that during the month of Magha, the gods come to earth and take human form, bathe, donate and chant in Prayag. Therefore, it is said that taking a Ganges bath in Prayag on this day fulfills all desires and attains salvation. According to the statements written in the scriptures, if there is Pushya Nakshatra on the day of Magha Purnima, then the importance of this date increases further.

Magh Purnima 2021

Magha Purnima starts – 26 February, Friday evening from 03:49 minutes.

Magh Purnima ends – 27 February, Saturday afternoon till 01:46 minutes.

 

  • On the day of Magha Purnima, one should bath in any holy river, reservoir before sunrise in the morning.
  • After bathing, chanting Surya Mantra should be offered to the Sun God.
  • After bathing, one should worship Lord Madhusudan by taking a vow.
  • During the mid-day, poor people and Brahmins should be given food and give alms.
  • Sesame seeds and black sesame seeds should be given exclusively to charity.
  • Havan with black sesame seeds and Pitras with black sesame should be offered in the month of Magha.
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