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Trikkur Mahadeva Temple Festival in Thrissur

Trikkur Mahadeva Temple is located at Trikkur Village in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and it is an ancient rock cut temple. Trikkur Mahadeva Temple is located around 14 km from Thrissur. Trikkur Mahadeva Temple Festival 2017 date is from February 1. Arattu is on February 8.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

The festival is observed in such a way that it ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatram day in Makaram Month.

Ambalakulangara Kariyathan Temple Thira at Vilayattoor near Vadakara

Vilayattoor Ambalakulangara Kariyathan Temple is located at Vilayattoor Village near Vadakara in Kozhikode District of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hundreds of people participate in the annual Thira festival. Ambalakulangara Kariyathan Temple Thira festival 2017 date is January 15.

Thira, or Thirayattam, is a ritual dance performed in the sacred groves and temples of Malabar area in Kerala. Goddess Bhadrakali and Shiva are worshipped through the forms. The ritual is quite similar to Theyyam performance except that in Theyyam the performer is considered as the god he is representing, while in Thira the performer is considered as to be possessed by god.
Ambalakulangara Kariyathan Temple it is usually Kariyathan Thira that is performed.

It is annually observed on Makaram 2 as per Malayalam calendar.

Vayalar Thiru Nagamkulangara Nagaraja Temple Festival in Alappuzha

Thiru Nagamkulangara Nagaraja Temple is located at Vayalar in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The temple is located around 4 km from Cherthala. The annual temple festival observed in Makaram month attracts hundreds of devotees. Vayalar Thiru Nagamkulangara Nagaraja Temple festival 2016 date is from January 15 to January 22.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing, or arattu, on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Kala or Time as God in the Vedas

Kala (Kaal or Kaala) is the Sanskrit word used to describe ‘time’. Kala is a deity in Vedas especially in the Atharva Veda and He is the creator. During the later period, Kala was associated with Lord Shiva and Yama, the Hindu god of death.
As per Atharva Veda, Kala is the first god and he created the heaven and earth.
Kala is also the time, which puts an end to a cycle of creation.
Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya and Vedanta schools of philosophy deal at length on the concept of time.
Due to ignorance many people have come to associate Kala as the destroyer of all things. There is nothing called destruction in Sanatana Dharma. There is only transformation.

Santana Lakshmi - Information about Goddess Santan Lakshmi

Santana Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi and is counted among the Ashta Lakshmis or eight forms of the Goddess. As Santana Lakshmi, Goddess Lakshmi grants healthy and intelligent children. She also protects infants from all dangers and diseases. She is the goddess of fertility.



Symbolically she is associated with cat and sometimes with tigress. The caring and nurturing attitude of these animals are equated with that of Santana Lakshmi.
In Bengal, Santana Lakshmi is worshipped in the form of Goddess Sashti. Numerous folk stories of Santan Lakshmi narrate how she helped barren women to bear children and also how she protected infants.

Nemmara Navaneetha Krishna Temple Ratholsavam and Festival

Nemmara Navaneetha Krishna Temple is located at Nemmara village in Palakkad District of Kerala. The annual temple festival and Ratholsavam or chariot festival attracts thousands of devotees. Nemmara Navaneetha Krishna Temple is located around 10 km from Alathur. Nemmara Navaneetha Krishna Temple Ratholsavam and Festival 2017 date is from January 3 to January 10.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

The main attraction is the chariot festival when the chariot carrying the utsava murti is pulled through the streets.
The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephant…

How Hanuman became a Chiranjeevi? – One without death

In Hindu tradition, there is the concept of Chiranjeevi – living beings without death. Hanuman is one among the seven Chiranjeevis mentioned in Hindu scriptures. Hanuman became a Chiranjeevi after he got a boon from Brahma, the creator, and Indra, the king of Devas.

Legend has it that Hanuman in his childhood reached for the sun thinking it to be a fruit. Indra, fearing Hanuman might swallow the sun, used his thunderbolt to stop Hanuman. The thunderbolt struk Hanuman on his cheek and child Hanuman fells on to earth unconscious. Vayu, the Hindu wind god and father of Hanuman, picked him up midair and went into a cave.
An angry Vayu avenges this attack on his son by removing air from earth. Soon all beings suffocate. Terrified, Devas approach Brahma.
Soon Devas and Brahma reach the cave. Brahma revives Hanuman. All the gods present their give Hanuman a boon each.
Brahma gave Hanuman the boon that he will never be killed by a weapon. Indra’s anger also changed to affection and granted th…

Alakode Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple Festival in Kannur District

Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple is located at Alakode in Kannur District in Kerala. The temple is located around 24 km from Thaliparamba. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram Month. Alakode Arangam Sree Mahadeva temple festival begins on January 15 and ends with Arattu on January 22.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Pune Command Hospital Ayyappa Temple Pratishta and Makaravilakku festival

Pune Command Hospital Ayyappa Temple is located in the premises of Command Hospital in Pune. The small shrine is around 4 km from Pune Railway Station. The annual Makaravilakku festival attracts thousands of devotees to the shrine. The festival coincides with the important festival day at Sabarimala Temple. Pune Command Hospital Ayyappa Temple Pratishta and Makaravilakku festival 2017 date is January 14.

Special rituals and Makara Sankramana puja are held on the day. The Pratishta maholsavam or the annual inauguration day of the temple is also observed on the day.

The temple is delicately decorated during the period with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival marks the end of the Mandala Makaravailku season in Ayyappa temples.

Delhi Dwarka Sector 1 Ayyappa Temple Festival

Delhi Dwarka Sector 1 Ayyappa Temple is located opposite to MCD School in New Delhi. The annual Makaravilakku festival attracts thousands of devotees to the shrine. The festival coincides with the important festival day at Sabarimala Temple. Delhi Dwarka Sector 1  Ayyappa Temple Makaravilakku festival 2017 date is January 14.

Special rituals and Makara Sankramana puja are held on the day.

The temple is delicately decorated during the period with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival marks the end of the Mandala Makaravailku season in Ayyappa temples

Trissileri Mahadeva Temple Makaravilakku Festival

Trissileri Mahadeva Temple is located around 15 km from Thirunelli in Wayanad District in Kerala. The annual Makaravilakku Festival is observed in Makara masam. Hundreds of people arrive to witness this ritual. Trissileri Mahadeva Temple Makaravilakku Festival 2017 date is January 14.

The temple is beautifully decorated during the period traditionally with plaintain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities. 
Special rituals and Makara Sankramana puja are held on the day.

Mira Road Ayyappa Temple Makaravilakku Festival

Mira Road Ayyappa Temple is located on Mira Road East in Thane, Maharashtra. The annual Makaravilakku festival attracts thousands of devotees to the shrine. The festival coincides with the important festival day at Sabarimala Temple. Mira Road Ayyappa Temple Makaravilakku festival 2017 date is January 14.

Special rituals and Makara Sankramana puja are held on the day.

The temple is delicately decorated during the period with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival marks the end of the Mandala Makaravailku season in Ayyappa temples across India.

Driving Away Evil Spirits at Muneeshwara Temple near Shoolagiri in Hosur

Muneeshwara Temple near Shoolagiri in Hosur is famous for driving away evil spirits. There are no huge colorful long rituals here. The priest of the temple merely keeps a coconut on the head of the person possessed with spirits and chants mantras. The New Indian Express reports Hundreds of devotees who throng the Lord Muneeshwara temple near Shoolagiri here have just one thing to ask of their deity: rip out the evil spirits from their bodies.  At the entrance to the temple are 108 idols of Lord Muneeshwara, who is believed to ward off evil spirits. There is a large-sized idol of the deity with a machete in hand inside the temple premises.  “I came to know of the temple four years ago from my brother, whose daughter was possessed by an evil spirit. She was cured and recently got married,” said Mahendiran (40), a devotee from Hoskote, Bengaluru.  He also said that in Muneeshwara temple, the priest only keeps a coconut on the devotees’ head who stands still and chants some mantras.
If t…

Pushya Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Astrology Predictions for Pushya Nakshatra in 2016

For Pushya Nakshatra people 2016 will see equal share of negative and positive. Improvement in career. Health issues. Unwanted thoughts and worries. Astrology Predictions for Pushya Nakshatra for 2016 is given below: January, April, June, September and December are good. March, May and November 2016 will see both good and bad times. February, July, August and October are bad. Pushya is the eighth birth star among 27 Nakshatrams as per Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. As per Hindu moon astrology Pushya Nakshatra is in Karka Rashi (Cancer Zodiac).
Career - Failure in exams and interviews will be a setback. New job for those looking for one but might not be as per your desire. Success in career through hard work and experience. You will be awarded for your good work. Career improvement or new job with the help of people in power. Transfer to a desired location. Those involved in public related work will have to face lot of stress. You will be successful in completing projects. Actors will h…

Tiruppavai in Tamil in pdf format – Download Thiruppavai Text in Tamil

Tiruppavai is a collection of thirty stanzas (paasuram) in Tamil written by Andal in praise of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. Gita Press of Gorakhpur is providing Thiruppavai Text in Tamil in pdf format free. You can download it and use it for your personal use.

The book contains the pasuram and its meaning in Tamil
Link – Tiruppavai in Tamil

Bhagavad Gita – Pearls of Wisdom in Chapter 8

The Indestructible, the Supreme, is Brahman.
What is the self? – Svabhava (one’s own self, the jivatman, the Atman dwelling in the jiva, the Indwelling One) is the adhyatman.
The creative force that brings beings into existence is called karma.
That which underlies all created things is the perishable nature.
That which underlies the gods is the cosmic spirit.
And, Arjuna, in this body I Myself (as the inner witness) am Adhiyagna.
He who casting off the body, goes forth, meditating upon me along, at the hour of death, he attains to my state. There is no doubt about it.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 8, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the dark phase of moon till 11:34 AM on December 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 8, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 1:00 PM.
Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 8:45 PM on December 8. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Bhouma Prodosh as it is Tuesday
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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