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Koniamman Temple Coimbatore – Information with Contact Address and Puja Timing

KoniammanTemple at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is an avatar of mother goddess Shakti. She is believed to bless devotees with early marriage and children. Information of the deity and temple contact address with puja timing are given below.
Koniamman is worshipped as one of the forms of Parasakthi here. She is a powerful and fierce deity and holds trident, hour glass drum, sword, conch, skull, fire, sudarshan chakra and bell. She is eight-armed and is beautifully decked up.
It is widely believed that prayers at her feet are answered. Numerous couples have had children after offering prayers here. The goddess is also known to cure diseases.
The temple complex also has shrines dedicated to Navgrahas, Vinayaka and Muruga. KoniammanTempleCoimbatore Timing Morning Time – 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Time is from 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM KoniammanTempleCoimbatore Contact Address The Executive Officer, ArulmiguKoniammanTemple, Big Bazaar Street, Coimbatore - 641 001. +91-422- 2396821, 2390150 E-mail : k…

Marudamalai Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at the Marudamalai Murugan Temple

MarudamalaiTemple located near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. The detail temple opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the temple will remain closed for a longer time during eclipse. There will be change in temple timings during festivals and rituals like Sashti.
Marudamalai Morning Time Opening Time is from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening opening time is from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Daily Puja Schedule First darshan of Vishwaroopa Darshan is at 6:00 AM Kalasandhi Puja – 9:00 AM Noon Puja – 12:00 PM Evening first puja – 5:00 PM Night Puja – 8:30 PM

Koothandavar Temple Festival 2018

Koothandavar Temple Festival is dedicated to the worship of Koothandavara. Koothandavar Temple Festival 2017 date is April 24. It is said that Sri Krishna took the form of Mohini – a female form to marry Aravan who was to be sacrificed before the Mahabharata war. The marriage takes place on April 24, 2018. Next day, on April 25, the thali is removed, mourning the death of Aravaan (Koothandavar). The festival is observed for a fortnight – nearly 18 days from April 11, 2018 and ends on April 25.
The festival is observed on the Tuesday before Chithirai Pournami or the full moon day in Chaitra month. 
Thousands of transgender, homosexuals and eunuchs participate in the festival.
The festival includes marriage of Iravan and his sacrifice. On the final day an effigy of Koothandavara (Iravan) is burned – symbolically his sacrifice.
KoovagamVillage is located around 30 KM from Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, in a Hindu lunar calendar. It is dedicated to Ganesha.
Popular belief is that observing Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.
The greatness of Chaturthi Vrat dedicated to Lord Ganesha was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.
When Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat falls on Tuesday, it is doubly auspicious as there is Angarak Yog. The day is then good for people have trouble with Mangal Grah in their horoscope.
Fasting on Varad Vinayak Chaturthi is from sunrise to moonrise. The prayer and fasting ends with the sighting of the moon.
The most popular monthly fast on Chaturthi dedicated to Ganesha is observed during the Chaturthi that falls after Purnima and it is popularly known as Sankashta or Sankatahara Chaturthi.

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Hindi and English Text of Katyayani Gayatri Mantra

Goddess Katyayani is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Below is the famous and powerful Katyayani Gayatri Mantra. You can read the text in both Hindi and English. The mantra is chanted on the 6th day of Navratri and also during the Katyayani Vrata in the Margashirsh month.
Below is the text in Hindi



Om Katyayanayai Vidhmahe Kanya Kumari cha Dheemahee Tanno Durgaya Prachodayat.

Kajri Devi – About Hindu Goddess Kajari Devi

Kajri Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The name Kajri or Kajari is popularly used to refer to Vindhyavasini Devi. According to holy text Durga Saptashati, Vindhyavasini Devi appeared to protect Devas, saints and human beings who were terrorized by demons Shumbh and Nishumbh. She is believed to have emerged from the body of Goddess Parvati.
The name of the Goddess is associated with the semi classical form of singing popular in the Vindhyanchal region.
Kajri Devi is also known as Yoga Maya, Ashtabhuja Devi and Kaushiki Devi.
As Yoga Maya she keeps all the manifestations on the earth in control. She also destroys evil and looks after the welfare of her devotees.
She is known as Kaushiki Devi as she appeared from the cells of Goddess Durga.
As Ashtabhuja Devi, Goddess is the sister of Lord Krishna. She appeared as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva. When Kamsa attempted to kill her, she flew away from his clutches and predicted his death.

September 2014 – Bengali Namkaran Dates in September 2014 – Naming Ceremony

Bengali Namkaran Dates in September 2014 based on Bengali Calendar and Panchika. Namakaran is the naming ceremony of the newly born child. The girl or boy child is given a name on the day.
Here are the Bengali Namkaran Dates in September 2014:
September 11 September 15 September 18, September 19, September 25, September 26 and September 29
A local astrologer might be able to find an auspicious period on other days in September 2014; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

Origin of Pandarpur Yatra - Origin of Pandarpur Waari Tradition in Maharashtra

Waari is the term used to refer holy pilgrimage in Maharashtra and the word is synonymous with Pandharpur Yatra to the famous LordVitthalTemple. Waari is undertaken annually in the Maharashtrian month of Ashadha and it culminates on the Ekadashi during the waxing phase of moon in the month. It is a three week long pilgrimage from Dehu and Alandi near Pune to Pandarpur, which is around 450 km away. But who were the first waarkaris and when did the Pandarpur Waari Tradition begin.

The followers of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) never bothered about dates and why would they bother, when their sole aim is to understand Brahman – the timeless – and merge with it. Same is the case with the Pandarpur Waari tradition and no one knows exactly when the first Pandharpur Yatra took place so many people roughly say it is thousand years old.
Some believe it was the parents of Sant Dnyaneshwar who undertook the first pilgrimage in the 13th century. Sant Dnyaneshwar too did the pilgrimage and it became…

Paoli Puja – Ceremony Worshipping the Foot of Ganesh Chaturthi Murti

Paoli Puja or Paoli Pujan is a ceremony exclusively held in Maharashtra and it kick starts the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival preparation. It is held more than 2.5 half months before the Ganesh Chaturthi puja in the Jyeshta month. The foot of the Ganesha Murti is worshipped on the day.
On a raised platform a Kalash is placed. Nearby it the huge foot of the murti is placed on flowers. Offerings of fruits, coconut, betel leaves and betel nuts are also made. Lamps are lit and prayers are offered. The foot is decorated with garlands.
You can view the pictures of Paoli Puja of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav here at the Indian Express


Meaning of Word Veda – What is the Meaning of the Term Veda in Rig Veda?

The word Veda comes from the Sanskrit root word ‘vid’ meaning ‘to know’ and it implies divine knowledge. Thus the term Veda means divine knowledge. The Vedas were divinely revealed to the ancient Rishis. There are four Vedas – The Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda.
The four Vedas are the most sacred texts in Hinduism. All the other Hindu holy scriptures take inspiration from the teachings found in the Vedas.
Related Read Vedas Online in Hindi with meaning and commentary

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 16, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, June 16, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithior the third day during the waning phase of moon till 3:00 AM on June 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithior the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 9:15 AM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. Moonrise time is at 10:12 PM
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu an…

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