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Ashada Jathara Bonalu Festival at Sri Ujjaini Mahakali Temple at Secunderabad

Ashada Jathara Bonalu Festival is an important annual ritual held at the famous SriUjjainiMahaKaliTemple at Secunderabad in Telangana in the Telugu Month of Ashada. In 2017, Ashada Jathara Bonalu Festival at SriUjjaini MahakaliTemple is on July 9. Rangam festival will be observed on July 10. Bonalu is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess in the Telagana region and is a major event in Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

SriUjjainiMahakaliTemple is an important sacred place dedicated to Shakti worship in Andhra Pradesh. The deity was installed here in the beginning of 19th century by some devotees from Ujjaini. The devotees were part of an army contingent and when they arrived at Secunderabad, the place was hit by a major cholera outbreak in which thousands of people died.
Some of the soldiers in the army contingent returned to Mahakali Devasthanam at Ujjaini and prayed to the Goddess to save Telegana region from the grip of cholera. Miraculously, the cholera disappeared from…

Aadi Karthigai – Festival Dedicated to Muruga

Aadi Krithigai, or Karthigai, is a festival celebrated by Lord Muruga devotees, especially by Tamilians. It is celebrated on the Karthigai star in the Tamil Month Aadi. The festival is also referred as Aadi Krittika and Krithika. In 2016, date of Aadi Karthigai is July 28.
Another popular day associated with Karthigai is the Karthigai Deepam, which falls in the Karthigai month. Legend has it that Lord Muruga or Skanda was born as six different babies and it was Goddess Parvati who joined the Six to create the powerful Muruga or Kartik, who is the commander of the army of the Devas.
But before conjoining the six different babies were looked after six mothers – the six Karthigai stars.
Karthigai Nakshathram day is considered highly auspicious to worship Muruga and especially when the Krithigai star day in the month Aadi. Lord Muruga Temples in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa and Singapore have special rituals and poojas on the day.

Taittiriya Upanishad Quotes

All beings that exist on the earth are born of food. They live by food, then again to the food they go at the end.
Bliss is a hundredfold greater that the satisfaction of a desire.
Brahman is bliss. He who knows the bliss of Brahman fears not at any time.
Becoming one with Brahman, the Supreme Self, is the aim of life. Knowledge of Brahman alone is the means for attaining this end. It cannot be attained by rituals.
Taittiriya Upanishad

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