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Mangaladevi Temple Darshan on Kerala - Tamil Nadu Border on Chithirai Pournami Day

MangaladeviTemple, built more 2000 years ago, is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As the temple is located inside, Periyar Tiger Reserve the temple only opens on the Chithirai Pournami day – the full moon day or Purnima in Chithirai Month. In 2017, the temple was opened on May 10, 2017.
MangaladeviTemple is around 7 km by road from Pazhiyankudi in Tamil Nadu. From Kumily in Kerala one has to trek around 15 km through the forest to reach the temple.
The shrine is believed to have been built by Cheran Chenguttuvan, King of erstwhile Chera dynaty around 2,000 years ago.
The temple is dedicated to Kannagi who burned down the city of Madurai to avenge the death of her husband. She is believed to have attained divinity at the spot where the temple is located.
The temple is now in a dilapidated condition.

Sita Navami

Sita Navami, or Sita Nabami, is the birth anniversary of Mata Sita, an embodiment of purity and wifely devotion and the consort of Lord Ram. In 2017, the date of Sita Navami is May 4. Mata Sita was adopted by King Janaka; after he found her while he was ploughing his field. Sita Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaishaka month (April – May).

It must be noted here that Sita Navami in Vaishaka month is more famous with Hindu communities in western and eastern parts of India.

Mata Sita’s abduction by Ravana and her subsequent rescue by Lord Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman and Vanar Sena is the central theme of the Ramayana. Sita is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and is worshipped in temples dedicated to Lord Ram.

So powerful was Sita’s chastity that even though she was carried away by Ravana and kept imprisoned, Ravana could never reach near her as she kept meditating on Lord Ram; and the energy she created out of meditation was…

Narayaneeyam with Meaning in pdf in Malayalam – Download Narayaneeyam Text in Malayalam

Holy Scripture Narayaneeyam is dedicated to Sri Guruvayurappan (Sri Krishna) and it was composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri. Shryeas foundation is now providing Narayaneeyam text in pdf in Malayalam with meaning and the original text. You download it for free and use it for your personal use.
Narayaneeyam is a condensation of the Bhagavad Purana in 1036 shlokas (stanzas). The unparalleled spiritual work is noted for its literary merit and bhakti (devotion) and is a classic in its own right.
Link - Narayaneeyam Text in Malayalam in pdf with meaning
You may also like to read Read English Translation of Narayaneeyam Online – Blog on Narayaneeyam

Why do Hindus offer grass garlands to Lord Ganesha?

The grass garlands that devotees offer to Ganesha are made of Durva Grass. Durva Grass is also known as Darba, Dhub, Haritali and Arugam Pullu. It is famous for its medicinal properties. Hindus offer the grass garlands as a mark of respect, for desire fulfilment and also for thanking Ganesha for fulfilling their wishes.
The story behind offering grass garlands offered to Ganesha:
Legend says that a demon named Anala had gained several boons through years of penance. He had even got the boon of immortality. Anala was also the son of Yama, the Hindu god of death.
People could no longer tolerate the destructive activities of the demon. Therefore, saints, humans and Devas approached Ganesh for a solution. He promised to help them.
But there was no way to annihilate Anala, so Ganesh simply had to eat him alive. Now this divine act caused numerous problems like heaviness and indigestion. To get relief from this constant problem, Ganesha eats Durva Grass.
Devotees therefore provide Durva gra…

Vaitheeswaran Koil Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple

Vaitheeswaran Koil is an important temple dedicated to Shiva in Tamil Nadu. Vaitheeswaran Koil Timings are given below. Please note that the opening and closing darshan time at the shrine might vary during festivals and rituals. The shrine will also be closed for more than 10 hours when there is a grahan or eclipse which is visible in South India. Vaitheeswaran Koil Timings Morning Darshan Time is from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Darshan Time is from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Abhijit Nakshatra – What is Abhijita Nakshatra in Hindu Astrology?

Abhijit Nakshatra is one among the birth stars (Nakshatram) as per Hindu astrology but is not counted among the 27 regular Nakshatras. This is a special Nakshatra which starts from the last quarter of Uttarashada (Uttradam) Nakshatra and it extends up to 1/15th part of Shravan (Thiruvovam) Nakshatra.
The Nakshatra is named after Abhijita, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati.
The birth star is supposed to be always near the constellation Rohini.
Abhijit Nakshatra is given importance by many Hindu communities. Birth taking place on Abhijit Nakshatra is considered highly auspicious.

Is there a Hindu Mantra to get love back?

So, you are here because you lost your love. So is there a Hindu mantra to get love back? Yes there is. Like all other mantras for desire fulfilment there is also a mantra to get love back? Will it work? Or is it farce?
Will the mantra work? Yes it will if you are honest about your love. Plus you are practical and are able to view the current situation not detached from the big picture. Love is only a part of your life. But if you make it as life then no mantra can save you.
Remember love will not satisfy hunger nor will it satisfy the several other essential things in life.
The Hindu mantra to get love back is:

This mantra should be chanted after chanting the Gayatri Mantra. If you don’t know the Gayatri mantra then it is given below:

The above mantra will help you in focusing your thoughts and it will provide you with better intelligence in dealing with current situation.

Who is the author of Rig Veda?

Rig Veda is one among the four Vedas. It is the first among the Vedas. But who is the author of Rig Veda? Or is it who are the authors of Rig Veda. Rig Veda consists of hymns believed to have been composed by several sages. It is widely believed that Rig Veda was directly revealed by God (Para Brahman) to the sages. So as per Hindu belief God is the author of Rig Veda.
Related Download Rig Veda in Hindi
Shiva in the Rig Veda

Mool Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Mool Nakshatra?

Mool Nakshatra is the 18th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Mool are Yellow and cream. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Mool Nakshatra is housed in Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac.
Wearing yellow or cream color or shades of yellow or cream color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are Silver and Black.

Non Brahmin and Women Priests – Pandharpur Vitthal Rukmini Temple Invite applications for priests from all Practicing Hindus

If you are a practising Hindu and are well versed in rites and rituals then you can become a priest at the famous PandharpurVitthalRukminiTemple. This decision by the temple management means the temple can get a non-Brahmin and women priest.  The Indian Express reports
For the first time in its 900-year history, the Vitthal Rukmini temple in Pandharpur is likely to get non-Brahmin or even women priests. The temple management committee has decided to invite applications for the post of eight priests from all castes, including scheduled caste and tribes. The candidates will be interviewed next week. The decision to make priesthood open to women and members of all castes was taken in a meeting of the temple committee last week. “No caste or group of people can claim monopoly on serving God and hence this decision was taken. We have invited applications from women priests also for the shrine of Rukmini,” said former minister Anna Dange, head of the committee. Being practising Hindus and we…

Fling away your promise if it is found to be wrong – Rabindranath Tagore

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Fling away your promise if it is found to be wrong.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 7, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 7, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithior the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:58 PM on May 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithior the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 10:27 PM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 10:27 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

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