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Soma Pradosham 2016 dates – Soma Pradosham Vratam 2016 Dates on Monday

Pradosham is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and it falls on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight. Soma Pradosham is observed when Pradosham fasting day falls on a Monday. Soma Pradosham 2016 dates are given in detail below.
Soma Pradosham Vratam 2016 Dates August 15 August 29 December 26 Monday is dedicated to Shiva.  So when Pradosham falls on Monday it is considered highly auspicious day to offer pujas and prayers to Shiva.
Pradosham as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. Roughly, the Pradosha period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosha period and they shower blessings on devotees.
Shiva devotees fast on the Pradosham day and the fast is broken after evening pujas.

Kripacharya in Mahabharat

Kripacharya is the first teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharata. In the Kurukshetra war, he fought on the side of the Kauravas. He was one of the few warriors who returned alive from the war. He is also one of the Chiranjeevi – one of the seven long living people in Hindu Scriptures. He was an honorable member of the royal court of Hastinapura.
Kripa and Kripi, the brother-sister twins of Brahmin parentage had been left in the forest. They were later looked after by Shantanu, king of Hastinapura.
Kripacharya was loyal to Duryodhana and functioned as one of the eleven commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army.
He entered the war on all days and confronted all great warriors.
At the end of the war, on the night of the 18th day, Kripacharya stood as guard as Ashwattama slaughtered sleeping warriors on the side of Pandavas. He killed all those who tried to escape. This is the darkest deed of his life.
Young Prince Parikshit was left to the care of Kripacharya when Pandavas left…

Pooyam Festival Kadakkarappally Rajarajeshwari Temple – Rajarajeshwari Temple Thaipooyam Festival near Cherthala

Kadakkarappally Rajarajeshwari Temple is located in Alappuzha District. The temple is around 6 km from Cherthala and is near the sea coast. The annual Pooyam festival held in Makaram month attracts hundreds of devotees. Kuzhur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple.

Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.

Some people enter into trance and dance wildly during the procession.

On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.

Valanjambalam Temple Festival near Ernakulam – Valanjambalam Devi Temple Festival

Valanjambalam Devi Temple festival is observed in Makaram month. The shrine is located at Valanjambalam in Ernakulam town. The temple is around one kilometer from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station. Valanjambalam Temple festival 2017 date is from February 9.

During the festival days, the temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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 begins on Punirtham Nakshatram in Makaram Month.

Elangulam Sree Dharmasastha Temple Festival

Elangulam Sree Dharmasastha Temple is located in Kottayam District and is around 17 km from Pala town. The annual temple festival is here observed in Makaram month. The festivities attracts hundreds of devotees. Elangulam Sree Dharmasastha Temple festival 2016 date is January 23 to January 29.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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

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

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.

Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple in Makaram Month

Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple is located 3 km south of Ponkunnam in Kerala. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. It attracts scores of devotees to the shrine. Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple festival 2016 begins on January 23 and ends on February 1 with Arattu.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

Kulakkad Mariamman Kovil Puja in Makaram Month - Kulakkad Mariamman Temple Puja Festival

Kulakkad Mariamman Kovil is located in Palakkad District and is around 37 km from Palakkad Town and 20 km from Otappalam. The annual puja in the temple is observed in Makaram month. Kulakkad Mariamman Temple Puja festival 2016 date is January 22.

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

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

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is located at Chengannur in Kerala. The place is an important transit point to Sabarimala Temple. The annual temple festival is observed for 28 days starting from Thiruvathira Nakshatram in Dhanu Masam to Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Makaram month. Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival 2017 date is from January 11, 2017 to February 7, 2017.

Special pujas are held on all the days.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

How to observe Margashirsha Laxmi Puja? – How to do Fasting on Margashirsh Lakshmi Puja

Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja is observed on Thursdays in the month of Margashirsh (November – December). This puja is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, the Hindu Goddess of fortune and prosperity. Fasting from sunrise to sunset Thursday in the month is considered highly meritorious. Here is a simple explanation on how to observe Margashirsha Laxmi Puja.

The Lakshmi puja and fasting (Vrat) is performed by both men and women. Married couples perform it together.

The most important aspect on the day is cleanliness. Home and premises should be kept neat and clean.

The fast begins after morning bath. Prayers are offered to Ganesha and Lakshmi in the morning hours after bath.

Fasting is from Sunrise to sunset.

People eat fruits, banana and milk while observing the fast on the day.

Those observing the Margashirsh Lakshmi puja invite seven married and seven young girls on the first day of the puja offer them fruits, haldi kumkum and a book containing the Mahalakshmi Vrat Katha.

Mahalakshmi puja is obs…

Pezhum Thuruthu Devi Temple Festival – Pezhum Thuruthu Bhadra Bhagavathy Temple Festival

Pezhum Thuruthu Devi Temple festiva is observed annually in Makaram month. Pezhum Thuruthu Bhadra Bhagavathy Temple is located near Kollam in Kerala. Pezhum Thuruthu Devi Temple Festival 2016 date is January 22.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

Palathu Pallikal Sree Maha Vishnu Temple Prathishta festival near Kozhikode

Palathu Pallikal Sree Maha Vishnu Temple Prathishta Festival is observed annually in Makaram month. Pallikal Sree Maha Vishnu Temple is located at Palathu in Kozhikode. Palathu Pallikal Sree Maha Vishnu Temple Prathishta festival 2017 date is February 8.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

It is annually observed on Thiruvathira Nakshatram day in Makaram month

Eswaramangalam Bhadrakulangara Temple Nattu Thalappoli near Ponnani

Eswaramangalam Bhadrakulangara Temple is located near Ponnani in Kerala. The annual Thalappoli festival is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds devotees assemble on the day to witness the event. Eswaramangalam Bhadrakulangara Temple Nattu Thalappoli 2016 date is January 22.

Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.
There is not much information regarding the temple.

Vaniyambadi Temple – Athitheeswarar Temple at Vaniyambadi

Athitheeswarar Temple at Vaniyambadi is dedicated to Shiva. The shrine is located on the Vellore – Ambur – Krishnagiri road and is around 62 km east of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The shrine is believed to be more than 1000 years old.

Shiva is worshipped here as Athitheeswarar. Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Perianayaki. Vilwa or Bilwa is the tree associated with the shrine. The sacred pond in the shrine is Shiva Tirtha. The murti worshipped in the shrine sits atop Nandi Bull. One of the hands of the murti is in Chinmudra.

The most important festivals in the temple are Shivratri and Thiruvathirai Nakshatra in Margazhi month. The annual temple festival, or Brahmotsavam, is held in Chithirai month.

The temple is also associated with Punarpoosam Nakshatra born people. Those born in the birth star will get wishes fulfilled after offering prayers here.  Those people born in Punarpoosam star having trouble in horoscope will get relief after doing pujas here. Athitheeswarar Temple Pooja T…

Chandi Sthan at Munger in Bihar – Munger Chandi Temple Famous for Eye Cure

Chandi Sthan at Munger in Bihar is believed to be one of the 52 Shaktipeethas in India. It is believed that when the body of Goddess Sati got decimated, the left eye of her fell at Munger and the place is since then a place of worship of Chandi. The temple is famous for eye cure.
The main temple is located inside a small cave, it is said that the cave was built after inverting a big vessel or karahi.
Legend also suggests that Ma Chandi Sthan is also known as Vikrama Chandi. It is said King Vikrama, an ardent devotee of Ma Chandi, got his wish of being associated with Her fulfilled and thus the deity came to be known as Vikrama Chandi.
The most famous festival observed here is the Navratri (September / October) festival.
Puja and rituals are offered to the eye of Goddess Sati. There are also murtis of various forms of Goddess Shakti here.
Devotees who have various eye ailments find relief after visiting the Munger Chandi Sthan.

Anuradha Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Astrology Predictions for Anuradha Birth Star or Nakshatra in 2016

In 2016, Anuradha Nakshatra will have a mixed year. Success in job search. Damage due to theft. Loss of valuables. Luck is in your favor. Astrology Predictions for Anuradha Nakshatra for 2016 is given below. March, April, June, August and December 2016 are good months. January, February, September and November are tough periods. May, July and October will see both good and bad.  Anuradha Nakshatra is the 17th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Anuradha is in Vrishicka Rashi (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career - Promotion and increase in salary. You will be able to successfully convey your thoughts or prove your ideas. New position and extra responsibility. Several good opportunity for those looking for a new job after studies. Gains in career through dedication and by gathering new knowledge. You will have to learn new methods for career progress. Name and fame for artists and freelancers. Success in exa…

Shirdi Sai Baba on Purva Karma

If you care for child or (some other desire) and come to me for that, you are mistaken. You need not come to me for these. These are not in my power. These (that is, birth of child and death of relatives) are dependent on Purva Karma. Even the great god, who has created the world, cannot alter these. Do you think He can tell the sun or the moon: rise some 2 yards farther away from your usual or appointed place? No, He cannot and will not do that. That would produce disorder, chaos.
What you can account for, as the result of your present effort, is the result of present Karma. What you cannot trace, is due to your past Karma. Results accrue differently to two person doing the same acts; that difference may be put down to the difference in their Purva Karma.
Inexplicability of unforeseen and unforeseeable results may disappear in view of purva karma. So do not go on exulting or being dejected; nor should you blame others. Recognize the existence of the Moral Law as governing results. T…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 17, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, December 17, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:37 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 17, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 12:40 AM on December 17. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 11:22 PM. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Champa Sashti. Dhanur Masa begins. Margazhi month begins. Subrahmanya Sashti. Monthly Muruga Sashti Fasting. Margashirsh Lakshmi Puja in western parts of India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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