Tailang Swami Jayanti Sunday 8th January 2017 And Friday 29th December 2017
First Tailang Swami Jayanti in January
410th Birth Anniversary of Tailang Swami
Ekadashi Tithi Starts:- 7:52 AM on 8-January-2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends:- 5:03 AM on 9-January-2017
Second Tailang Swami Jayanti in December
411st Birth Anniversary of Tailang Swami
Ekadashi Tithi Starts:- 12:16 AM on 29/Dec/2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends:- 9:54 PM on 29/Dec/2017
About Shri Tailang Swami:
Tailang Swami (1607-1887 C.E) was a great Hindu Yogi with amazing divine powers who lived most of his life in Varanasi. It is believed that he was an incarnation of Lord Shiva and hence few disciples mentioned him as ‘The Walking Shiva of Varanasi’. It is believed that Tailang Swami lived a very long life of about 280 years. He was also known by the names Telang Swami and Trailanga Swami.
Tailang Swami was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in the state of Andhra Pradesh. His parents were devotees of Lord Shiva and named him Shivarama. When he was 40, his parents died and he renounced the society and observed spiritual practice for twenty years. Later he went on a pilgrimage and it is believed that he was at Prayag in 1733 and settled down at Varanasi in 1737.
His birth anniversary is celebrated on Ekadashi Tithi during Shukla Paksha in the month of Pausha, as per Hindu Lunar calendar. His birth anniversary day coincides with Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.