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Thrissur Pooram April 21, 2013 - Poorangalude Pooram Thrissur Pooram

The world famous Thrissur Pooram will be celebrated on April 21, 2013 with all its traditional gusto. This annual festival is held at Thrissur town in Kerala. Poorams are festivals held in Hindu temples in Kerala and the highlights being caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam – a classical performance of five musical instruments. Thrissur Pooram is referred as Poorangalude Pooram Thrissur Pooram – it means festival of all festivals.


Mother of all Poorams The Thrissur Pooram festival consists of the arrival of caparisoned elephants from the surrounding temples to the sprawling ground of VadakumnathanTemple. The most important processions are that of the ThiruvambadiKrishnaTemple and the ParamekkavuDeviTemple. Apart from the two major temples, eight minor temples participate in the pooram - their arrival is referred as Cheru Poorams.
It must be noted that VadukumnathanTemple, dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, remains a spectator during the festival. Vadakumnathan (Shiva) receives the r…

Hindu Women cannot worship Hanuman – Yet another Superstition

Women cannot worship Hanuman is another superstition spread by ignorant people who have no real knowledge of Hindu scriptures. Hanuman can be worshipped by anyone. Women can worship Hanuman. He is the epitome of Bhakti and Devotion. The best example of a devotee.
The concept of women cannot worship Hanuman comes from the fact that He is a Brahmachari (he was never married). So women worshipping him is not permitted as He will not like it.
This is a silly reason. As Hanuman himself as on numerous occasion stated that he is not at all moved by the presence of women – one such occasion was when Hanuman in search of Mata Sita enters the palace of Ravana and finds many women sleeping there. Hanuman then states his mind has not been least stirred by it. It is the mind that induces the sense either to virtue or to vice. He is thus pure – who considers all living beings alike.
To any women who have doubt regarding worshipping Hanuman; go and worship Hanuman. Because he will protect you like a…

Good Time on Wednesday in Hindu Religion

There are certain general time on Wednesday that is considered good as per astrology in Hindu religion. This time is taken into account after looking into all the inauspicious time on Wednesday.

Good Time on Wednesday are: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please note that fixed good time on Wednesday is not based on sunrise. It is the most auspicious period when there is no Rahukalam, Yamakandam and Gulikai. It must also be noted that Bhadra or Vishti is not considered in calculating the good time.
Lot of other factors like Chogadia, Dhurmuhurtham, Yoga and Varjyam are generally not considered when looking for general good time.

Truth is the foundation of real spirituality – Sri Aurobindo

Fear is always a feeling to be rejected, because, what you fear is just the thing that is likely to come to you.
Truth is the foundation of real spirituality and courage is its soul.
Reason and intellectuality cannot make you see the Divine, it is the soul that sees.
The past is our foundation, the present our material and the future our aim and summit.
Faith does not depend upon experience; it is something that is there before experience. 
Sri Aurobindo

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 20, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 20, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi orthe tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the light phase of the moon till 4:19 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the light phase of the moon. All Time Based on India Standard Time.

Note - It is marked Navami Tithi or the ninth day in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:01 PM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 4:01 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ch…

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