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Vyanjan Dwadashi 2017 date - Dedicated to Sri Krishna

Vyanjan Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month. Vyanjan Dwadasi 2017 Date is December 1. Numerous vegetarian food items including rice, sweets, curry and kheer are offered Sri Krishna and Radha on the Vyanjan Dwadasi day.

As per tradition, Vaishnavites commemorate the episode of the Mahabharata in which mother Yashoda feeds Sri Krishna with a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies on Dwadasi in the month of Margasira. This scene was also re-enacted during the childhood of Sri Chaitanya Maharaj when he was too presented with a large number of delicacies by his mother Sachi Devi.

The followers of Sri Chaitanya Maharaj observe this day every year with great pomp, enthusiasm and religious fervor.

Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata – Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat

Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata is observed in the month of Margashirsh as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Akhanda Dan Dwadashi Vrata 2017 date is December 1. It is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month. Akhand Dana Dwadasi Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu.

It is believed that donating milk products on the day to the needy and poor will help in redemption of sins. Food made from curd is consumed in some regions.

Mithuna Rashi January 2016 Good Dates– Auspicious Dates and time for Gemini Zodiac Born People as Per Moon Sign in January 2016

There are certain days in a month that is highly auspicious for Mithuna Rashi or Gemini Zodiac. Here are the good dates and time for Mithuna Rashi in January 2016. This is decided by astrologers based on the movement of moon and the position of other grahas.

Good Dates for Mithuna Rashi in January 2016 – January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26 and January 27.
The dates are good for Mithun Rashi people for attending interview or doing other auspicious activities.

Perunad Sri Ayyappa Temple Thiruvabharanam Charthu Festival - Perunad Sree Dharmasastha Temple Festival

Perunad Sri Ayyappa Temple Thiruvabharanam Charthu Festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual Thiruvabharanam Charthu festival is an important event in the shrine located at Perunad near Ranni in Kerala. Perunad Sree Dharmasastha Temple Thiruvabharanam Charthu Festival 2016 date is January 22.

The festival attracts scores of devotees to the shrine.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Perunad Sri Ayyappa Temple is the popular name of Perunad Kakkattu Koickal Sree Dharmasastha Temple.
The temple is an important stop during the annual Thanka Angi (December last week) and Thiruvabharanam procession (January first week) to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple.

Chempanakodu Hanuman Temple Festival

Chempanakodu Hanuman Temple Festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual festival attracts hundreds of devotees to the temple at Chempanakode in Kerala. Chempanakodu Hanuman Temple Festival 2017 date is February 7. The arattu festival is observed on February 12.

For the annual festival, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival is noted for music, dance, traditional performing arts and processions.
There is doubt regarding the exact location of the temple.

The annual festival begins on Makayiram Nakshatram in Makaram month.

Vrishabha Rashi January 2016 Good Dates– Auspicious Dates and time for Taurus Zodiac Born People as Per Moon Sign in January 2016

There are certain days in a month that is highly auspicious for Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac. Here are the good dates and time for Rishabha Rashi in January 2016. This is decided by astrologers based on the movement of moon and the position of other grahas.
Good Dates for Vrishabha Rashi in January 2016 – January 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25 and January 31.
The dates are good for Vrishabha Rashi people for attending interview or doing other auspicious activities.

Pariyaram Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival near Thaliparamba

Pariyaram Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual prathishta festival, or idol consecration, is an important event in the shrine located at Pariyaram in Kerala. Pariyaram Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival 2016 date is January 21. The shrine is located around 11 km from Thaliparamba.

The festival attracts scores of devotees to the shrine.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Origin of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

GhrishneshwarTemple near Aurangabad in Maharashtra is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The story of the origin of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga is found in the Shiva Purana. The story symbolically suggests that impossible become possible through unwavering devotion.

There was a poor man named Sudharma. He lived on a mountain named Devagiri along with his wife Sudhesha. He earned his living by teaching Vedas.
The couple was childless. When all possibilities were exhausted, Sudhesha got her sister Ghushma married to Sudharma.
Ghushma was an ardent devotee of Shiva. She used to daily prepare Shivling from mud and offer prayers to Shiva. After prayers she used disperse the Shivling in a nearby lake.
In time Ghushma bore a child. Sudharma was happy with his second wife and son.
Sudhesha, the first wife, now felt jealous and one day killed the step son and threw the body in the lake.
The entire village was unhappy at the events. But Ghushma, a great Shiva bhakt…

January 2016 Good Dates for Mesha Rashi– Auspicious Dates and time for Aries Zodiac Born People as Per Moon Sign in January 2016

There are certain days in a month that is highly auspicious for Mesha Rashi or Aries Zodiac. Here are the good dates and time for Mesha Rashi in January 2016. This is decided by astrologers based on the movement of moon and the position of other grahas.

Good Dates for Mesha Rashi in January 2016 – January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and January 31.
The dates are good for Mesha Rashi people for attending interview or doing other auspicious activities.

Perayam Neelimala Devi Temple Festival near Nedumangad

Perayam Neelimala Devi Temple is located in Trivandrum District in Kerala. The shrine is located at Perayam and is around 18 km from Nedumangad. The annual festival in the shrine is observed in Makaram month. Perayam Neelimala Devi Temple festival 2017 date is February 7.

Mother Goddess Vaishno Devi is worshipped in the temple.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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 annual festival in the temple begins on the Makayiram Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

Powai Hari Om Nagar Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival

Powai Hari Om Nagar Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual prathishta festival, or idol consecration, is an important event in the shrine located at Powai Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra. Powai Hari Om Nagar Vishnu Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival 2016 date is January 21.

The festival attracts scores of devotees to the shrine.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Dhwaja Prathishta at Guruvayoor Temple

Dhwaja Prathishta is observed annually in Makaram Month in Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple. It is the annual puja and ritual dedicated to Dhwaja or flagstaff in the shrine. Dhwaja Prathishta 2017 date is February 7.

Swarna Dhwajam, or Kodimaram, in the Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayoor is offered pujas.

The main priests of the shrine perform the rituals.
Hundreds of people and officials witness the rituals.

It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Makaram month.

Vishveshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – About Vishveshwar Form of Shiva - 53rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Vishveshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Vishveshwar Form of Shiva will help in destroying and cleansing of sins of seven births.
The temple dedicated to Vishveshwar Mahadev is located at Khatikwada near Chote Teliwada. This form of Shiva is associated with King Vishvesh.
Vishveshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 53rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.



Story of Vishveshwar Mahadev Once there lived a king named Vidhut. He ruled the kingdom of Vidarm. Once while during a hunting expedition, the king killed a pious man who was in the disguise of an animal. Due to this sin, the king had to be reborn 11 times in various forms.
In his 11th birth, he was born as a human but he became a thief. Once he was caught in Avantika (Ujjain), beaten up, and left to die. While he was lying in a pool of blood and waiting for this dea…

Thirunakkara Sri Krishna Temple Festival at Kottayam

Thirunakkara Sri Krishna Swamy Temple is located at Thirunakkara, Kottyam, in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The temple is located within Kottayam town. The annual festival is observed in Makaram month. Eruva Sri Krishna Swamy Temple Festival 2016 date is from January 20 to January 27. Ratholsvam, or chariot festival, will be observed in January 27, 2016.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The festival ends with Arattu. 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.

Padiyam Choorakadu Devi Temple Kartika Vela in Thrissur

Padiyam Choorakadu Devi Temple is located near Thrissur in Kerala is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi (Mother Goddess Shakti). The shrine is located at Padiyam and is around 20 km from Thrissur. The annual Vela held in the shrine is an important festival. Padiyam Choorakadu Devi Temple Kartika Vela 2016 date is January 19.

The festival is observed on Kartika Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the Vela. It attracts thousands of melam enthusiasts.

Caparisoned elephants are another attraction of the festival.

Vela is the celebration in certain temples in Thrissur and Palakkad District of Kerala after harvest season.
The utsava murti, or Thidambu, of Padiyam Choorakadu Devi is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.

Paravur Kongalvilayil Kunnathu Durga Devi Temple Festival

Paravur Kongalvilayil Kunnathu Durga Devi Temple Festival is observed in Makaram month as per traditional Malayalam calendar in Kerala. The shrine is located at Paravur near Kollam in Kerala. It is around 16 km from Konni. Kunnathu Durga Devi Temple festival 2016 date is January 19.

The annual ritual and festival is observed on the Kartika Nakshatram day in Makara Masam.

Numerous temples observe various rituals on the day.

Special rituals like sheeveli etc are held on the day. Kavadi, caparisoned elephants are participate in the festivities.
The temple is decorated traditionally during the period.

Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi at Pandharpur – Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Death Anniversary

Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj, who spread the glory of Lord Vitthal of Pandharpur. Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj  Punyatithi 2018 date is January 6. The day is of great significance at Pandharpur in Maharashtra.

Followers and Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj participate in the various rituals and religious discourses organized on the day.
Sant Jaloji Maloji Maharaj Punyatithi falls on Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra in India.

Kakkassery Makara Chowa Pooram - Kakkassery Vaylikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple Makara Chowa Festival

Kakkassery Vaylikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple is located at Kakkassery near Thrissur in Kerala. The annual Makara Chowa is an important and auspicious date in the temple. Various rituals are held here on the day. Kakkassery Makara Chowa Pooram festival 2016 date is January 19.

Makara Chowa is observed on the first Tuesday of Makaram month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala.

Numerous temples observe various rituals on the day.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks are part of the ritual.


The temple is decorated traditionally during the period.

Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple Vela at Kozhikunnu Mulankunnathukavu in Thrissur

Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple near Thrissur in Kerala is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi (Mother Goddess Shakti). The shrine is located at Kozhikunnu Mulankunnathukavu and is around 8 km from Thrissur. The annual Vela held in the shrine is an important festival. Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple Vela 2016 date is January 19.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the Vela. It attracts thousands of melam enthusiasts.

Caparisoned elephants are another attraction of the festival.

Vela is the celebration in certain temples in Thrissur and Palakkad District of Kerala after harvest season.
The utsava murti, or Thidambu, of Sree Kokulangara Bhagavathy Temple is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.

Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple Pongala

Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple is located at Nedumudi in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The shrine is around 11 km from Alappuzha. The annual Pongala observed in Makara Masam attracts thousands of devotees. Pongala 2016 date at Nedumudi Kottaram Sree Bhagavathy Temple is January 19.
The ritual is observed on the Makara Chowwa day in Makaram month.
Pongal' ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’
The temple is decorated during the period with lights, lamp, plantain, coconut fronds, flowers etc.
Holy fire from the temple is taken out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.

Kartika Pongala at Chettikulangara Devi Temple in Makaram Month

Chettikulangara Devi Temple located around 5 km from Kayamkulam in Kerala is one of the most famous Shakti shrines in Kerala. The annual Kartika Pongala observed in Makara Masam attracts thousands of devotees. Kartika Pongala 2016 date at Chettikulangara Devi Temple is January 19. The ritual is observed on the Kartika Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

Pongala ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’

The temple is decorated during the period with lights, lamp, plantain, coconut fronds, flowers etc.
Holy fire from the temple is taken out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.

Sakthikulangara Temple Festival – Kollam Sakthikulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple Festival

Sakthikulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple is observed annually in Makaram month. Sakthikulangara Temple is located near Kollam in Kerala. The shrine is around 12 km from Kollam town. The temple is dedicated to Sashtha or Shasthavu. Sakthikulangara Temple Festival 2017 date is January 8. The festival ends seven days later with Arattu on January 17, 2017.

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.

The festival ends on the Uthram Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

Chembuthara Kodungallurkavu Bhagavathy Temple Makara Chowa Festival in Kerala

Chembuthara Kodungallurkavu Bhagavathy Temple is located at Chembuthara near Thrissur in Kerala. The shrine is around 11 km from Thrissur. The annual Makara Chowa is an important and auspicious date in the temple. Various rituals are held here on the day. Chembuthara Kodungallurkavu Bhagavathy Temple Makara Chowa festival 2016 date is January 19. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.

Makara Chowa is observed on the first Tuesday of Makaram month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala.
The annual Makara Chowa festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and pancharimelam.

Perumbilly Bhagavathy Temple Makara Chowa Festival at Aluva in Kerala

Perumbilly Bhagavathy Temple is located at Aluva in Kerala. The annual Makara Chowa is an important and auspicious date in the temple. Various rituals are held here on the day. Chencheri  Bhagavathy Temple Makara Chowa festival 2017 date is January 17. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.

Makara Chowa is observed on the first Tuesday of Makaram month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala.

Numerous temples observe various rituals on the day.

Special rituals like Para, sheeveli etc are held on the day. Theyyam, Thira and Kavadi are part of the festival.
The temple is decorated traditionally during the period.

Makara Chowa Festival at Chencheri Bhagavathy Temple at Palayoor in Kerala

Chencheri  Bhagavathy Temple is located at Palayoor near Chavakad in Kerala. The annual Makara Chowa is an important and auspicious date in the temple. Various rituals are held here on the day. Chencheri  Bhagavathy Temple Makara Chowa festival 2016 date is January 19.

Makara Chowa is observed on the first Tuesday of Makaram month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Kerala.

Numerous temples observe various rituals on the day.

Special rituals like Para, sheeveli etc are held on the day. Theyyam, Thira and Kavadi are part of the festival.
The temple is decorated traditionally during the period.

Ponnambalamedu Hill – About Ponnambalamedu Temple

Ponnambalamedu Hill is located around four kilometers from the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple at an altitude of 3839 ft. The famous Makaravilakku is lit at Ponnambalamedu on January 14 or 15 and this marks the end of the annual Sabarimala Mandala Makaravilakku pilgrimage. There is a popular belief that Lord Parashuram had built a temple in the hill and this was known as Ponnambalamedu Temple.

Ponnambalamedu means ‘hill of the golden temple.’ The name is derived from the Malayalam words Ponnu (gold), ambalam (temple), medu (hill).

Legend has it that Lord Parashuram had built a temple here dedicated to Ayyappa. It is the Adhi Moolasthanam – or the original abode of Lord Ayyappa. He also made a pond named Seethakulam here.

The shrine was created after Ayyappa annihilated Mahishi and Dharma was restored on earth. As per belief, the murti of Lord installed here was Poorna Pushkala Samedha Maha Sastha. The area was then known as Srimoolam Kavu. It is believed that the original temple wa…

Purvashada Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Astrology Predictions for Purva Shada Birth Star or Nakshatra in 2016

In 2016, Purvashada Nakshatra born people will have a good year. Success in career matters. Marriage. New health problems. Financial gains. Astrology Predictions for Purvashada Nakshatra for 2016 based on birth star is given below: February, April, June, August, November and December are good months. March, May and July will be neither good nor bad. January, September and October 2016 are bad. Purva Shada Nakshatra is the 20th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar, Purva Shada is in Dhanu Rashi(Sagittarius Zodiac).
Career - You will be given new position. Promotion. You will get success in a controversial problem. Success in most career matters. You will get into the good books of seniors and management. Avoid trusting other people with your job. Some of you will convert your hobby into a fulltime career. Those looking for new job will not be happy with what you get. Delay in government related jo…

Mithuna Rashi 2016 Predictions Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Gemini Zodiac in 2016 – Mithun Rasi

For people born in – Gemini Zodiac – Hindu Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi, 2016 will be a mixed year. Health issues. Financial gains. Mithuna Rashi 2016 Predictions are given in detail below. You will be able to get many of your thoughts in to reality. Improvement in financial matters. January, April, July, August and September 2016 are good periods. May, June, October and December 2016 will be neither good nor bad. February, March and November 2016 are tough periods.

Career - Those having career related to metals or fire will perform exceptionally well in this year. Progress in career through hard work. Good year to change jobs. Those looking for job after completion of studies will be lucky. Lack of development or due to trouble in career, some of you will decide to start new business or freelancing or self employment. Good year for writers and novelists. Those doing freelance or are self employed will see progress.

Finance - Money that you had thought was lost will be recovered with inte…

It is better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out – Neem Karoli Baba

Attachment holds you back.
It is not necessary to meet your guru on the physical plane. The guru is not external.
If you have enough faith, you can give up money and possessions.
When asked how the heart could be purified, Neem Karoli Baba said, "always speak the truth."
It is better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.
The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.
Neem Karoli Baba Thoughts

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 21, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, December 21, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:37 AM on December 21. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon till 11:20 PM on December 21. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 21, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 2:00 PM.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 4:58 PM on December 21. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting.Mokshada Ekadasi. Gita Jayanti. Vaikunta Ekadasi. Swarga Vathil Ekadasi
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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