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Urulikunnam Kunnam Puliyannur Kadu Temple Kavadi Festival

Urulikunnam Puliyannur Kadu Temple is located at Urulikunnam in Kottayam District. The annual Kavadi festival is observed in Makaram month. Urulikunnam Puliyannur Kadu Temple kavadi festival 2016 date is January 28.

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.
Devotees arrive carrying different types of Kavadi on the day. Various types of colorful kavadis are part of the procession that is accompanied by traditional temple music.

Cheengeri Bhagavathy Temple Tira Festival near Sultan Bathery

Cheengeri Bhagavathy temple is located in Wayanad District. The shrine is located around 13 km from Sultan Bathery. The annual tira festival is observed in Makaram month. Cheengeri Bhagavathy Temple Tira festival 2017 date is January 26.

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 beautifully decorated during the period traditionally with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine on the last day for Arattu.
Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

It is annualy observed on January 26.

Annapurna Jayanthi - Goddess Annapoorna Jayanti

Annapurna Jayanti is a festival dedicated to Goddess Annapurna – Hindu goddess of food and cooking. It is observed on the full moon day in the month of Margashirsh. In some regions an Annapurna Vrat is observed during the period. Goddess Annapurna is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. In 2017, Annapurna Jayanti date is December 3.

Legend has it that once the food on earth was not replenished and soon the food started getting over. Living beings were in a danger of starving. Human beings prayed to Brahma and Vishnu and they together awoke Lord Shiva from his yoganidra (sleep). He agreed to restore prosperity and food on earth.

It is believed that Parvati took the form of Goddess Annapurna. Shiva roamed around the earth and begged for rice from Annapurna and he distributed it among living beings.

It is also said that while Shiva is engaged in helping his devotees in attaining Moksha in Kashi, Goddess Annapurna looks after life and makes sure that food is available to all…

Why there are no Hindu Festivals Dedicated to Brahma?

There are no major festival dedicated to Brahma, is the creator of the universe and one among the Trimurti. There are numerous festivals dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu and to Mother Goddess but there are no festival dedicated to Brahma. The reason is philosophical and is told through the story of Shiva cutting the fifth head of Brahma.

Legend has it that Lord Shiva was disappointed with the world that Brahma created. Shiva saw disease, pain, suffering, death… in the world. He saw human beings madly scampering for momentary pleasure under the influence of Maya.
But Brahma was happy with his creation and he brought forth four heads to look in all direction. Brahma’s pride knew no limits and he popped up a fifth head to have a look at his creation. This pride of Brahma enraged Shiva and he became Bhairava.
Shiva as the ferocious Bhairava attacked Brahma and he cut off the fifth head for creating a world filled with misery, Shiva cursed Brahma that people will not worship him and will not …

Karakkad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Karakkad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Karakkad near Shornur in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is around 6 km from Shornur. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Karakkad Sree 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 in procession. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.

Kavadiyattam, display of colorful kavadis and fireworks are the highlight of the festival.
On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.

Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple Festival

Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple is a popular temple dedicated to Narasimha at Anayadi in Kerala. The annual temple festival and pooram is observed in Makaram month. The festival is noted for Gajamela or elephant pageantry. Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple festival 2016 date is January 30. The festival ends with Arattu on February 8, 2016.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

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.
Anayadi Pazhayidam Narasimha Swami Temple is located ar…

Thrikka Sri Krishna Temple Festival at Mudakkuzha in Kerala

Thrikka Sri Krishna Temple is located at Mudakkuzha in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on the Thiruonam Nakshatram day in Makaram month. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Thrikka Sri Krishna Temple Festival 2016 date is January 29.

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 is noted for various rituals.

Pullukulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Festival near Kayamkulam

Pullukulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is located at Pullukulangara near Kayamkulam in Kerala. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Pullukulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is around 7 km from Kayamkulam. Pullukulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple festival 2016 date is January 28. Arattu is on February 6.

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.

Story – Arjuna Gets a Lesson in Humility from Sri Krishna

Once Arjuna was overcome with pride and blurted out that there is no one stronger than him in the entire world and Sri Krishna himself drives his chariot. Krishna drove Arjuna’s chariot out of compassion but Arjun mistook it thinking it was due to his greatness. Therefore, Bhagavan Sri Krishna decided to give the great warrior a lesson in humility.
One day Sri Krishna took Arjuna to a forest. They stopped by a stream.
Krishna told Arjuna that He was tired now and therefore he should roam alone in the forest while He took some rest.
Arjuna ventured into the forest and came across a cave of a great Saint.
The Saint sustained on dry leaves and water from the stream.
Arjuna suddenly noticed three sharp swords in the cave.
He was curious and asked the Saint for the reason for possessing three swords.
He said that he is extremely angry with three people because they could achieve what he could not achieve even after intense austerities and prayers. They had the audacity to invite Sri Krish…

Palode Kallipara Ayiravalli Ayilyam Temple Festival

Palode Kallipara Ayiravalli Temple is located near Palode in Trivandrum District, Kerala. The Ayilyam festival in the shrine is observed on Ayiliyam Nakshatram day in Makaram month. The shrine is dedicated to Bhgavathy. Palode Kallipara Ayiravalli Ayilyam Temple festival 2016 date is January 25.

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.

Thalikulam Eranezhath Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta and Annual Festival in Thrissur

Thalikulam Eranezhath Bhagavathy Temple is located near Thriprayar in Thrissur District. The temple is around 5 km from Thriprayar. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and the annual Prathishta festival is observed in Makaram month. Thalikulam Eranezhath Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta festival 2016 date is January 23. The annual festival begins on February 7, 2016 and is held for more than a week.

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.

Annakkampad Temple Pooyam Festival near Manjeri – Annakkampad Veroor Thrikovil Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam

Annakkampad Veroor Thrikovil Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Annakkampad and is around 8 km from Kuttipuram in Malappuram District in Kerala. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Annakkampad 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 in procession. Traditional temple music is part of the procession.

On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled. 
Melam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Dhanishta Nakshatra 2016 predictions – Astrology Predictions in 2016 for Dhanishta Birth Star or Nakshatra

Dhanishta Nakshatra born people will have a good year in 2016. Financial improvement. Relief in health matters. Success in legal matters. Astrology prediction for Dhanishta Nakshatra for 2016 is given below:  February, March, May, July, August and December 2016 are good. January, October and November are both good and bad. April, June and September are tough periods. Dhanishta Nakshatra is the 23rd birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. The first two quarter of Dhanishta is in Makar Rashi (Capricorn Zodiac) and the next two quarter is in Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career - Good year in career matters. New job. You will gather new knowledge for making career progress. Those of you who are not ready to learn new technology and methods will face tough situations. Those looking for job will be lucky this year. Some of you will be given responsible position. Promotion and transfer. Decision r…

Simha Rashi 2016 Predictions Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Leo Zodiac - How will be year 2016 for Simha Rashi

For people born in – Leo Zodiac – Hindu Moon Sign – Simha Rashi, 2016 will be a fairly good year. Financial gains. Sudden reversal in career. Child birth. Astrology predictions for Simha Rashi in 2016 are given in detail below. January, March, April, July and September 2016 are good for Simha Rasi. February, May, November and December 2016 are neither good nor bad. June, August and October 2016 will see some troubles.

Career - Those looking for job abroad will meet with success. You will have to do lot of hard work this year. You will have to work under pressure from an external factor. Lack of success in interviews and job related tests. Transfer to a distant location. Those looking for job will face some tough situations.
Finance - Luck in games, lottery and stocks. Financial gains through speculation. Loans will be approved. You will get clothes as gift. Problems related to standing surety.  Avoid giving loans. You will waste money on costly beauty products or luxury items. A legal …

We are often caught in the nets of our own passions and ego – Story

The young one of a bird was learning to fly. He often fell down and yet was trying his hard to fly. His mother would often help him out and give some practical tips to improve. And then one day, when he felt confident to fly alone, he decided to make a maiden trip to a nearby forest. As a caution and advice, the mother bird told the young one to be aware of the hunters who spread the grains and cast a net over it.
To ensure that he remembers it, the mother told him, ‘Repeat, “I will be aware of hunters, I will be aware of hunters. . .”
 The young one repeated and flew off. In the evening, when he did not return, the mother bird, worried and anxious, went in search of him. After much flying around, she finally heard her young one’s voice. He was repeating, ‘I will be aware of hunters, I will be aware of hunters’ and was lying caught in the net which the hunter had laid!
That is our life, too. We repeat and reiterate our freedom but are often caught in the nets of our own passions and…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 23, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of moon till 7:19 PM on December 23. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 23, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Kartika or Karthigai or Krittika Nakshatra till 2:11 PM on December 23. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Hanumand Vratam in Karnataka
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mad…

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