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Hanuman Puja Vidhi – Simple Procedure to do Hanuman Puja

Hanuman Puja Vidhi is performed on all Tuesdays and on auspicious days dedicated to Hanuman. Here is a simple procedure to perform the puja. The puja is best performed early morning. Some people also do Hanuman Puja on Saturday to get rid of Shani Dosha.

Things needed for Hanuman Puja Hanuman murti, painting or yantraRed colored clothKumkumFlowersWaterBanana or any fruitUsual puja items like diya, agarbatti etc Hanuman Puja Vidhi After taking bath, clean the place meant to do the puja. Offer prayers to Ganesha. Clean the Hanuman murti with water Sprinkle some water on your head Spread the red colored cloth Place the Hanuman murti or painting or yantra Meditate for sometime in front of the murti. Say your prayers. Apply some kumkum on Hanuman murti Apply some kumkum on your forehead Light the diya Light incense or agarbhathi (optional) Offer flowers Offer banana or fruit Pray or meditate. If you know prayers like Hanuman Chalisa chant it or listen to it. You can also read a chapter from…

Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple  Temple is located at Kallupadi in Wayanad district and is around 11 km from Kalpetta. This is a popular Lord Muruga temple in the region. Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is also performed on the day.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Poojappura Edavattom Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam

Poojappura Edavattom Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located near Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. This is a popular Lord Muruga temple in the region. Poojappura Edavattom Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is also performed on the day.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Kshetrapala in Hindu Temples

Kshetrapala is a protective or tutelary deity worshipped in Shiva Temples. The deity is one who guards and protects the fields. He is mentioned in the Vedas – praised in the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. The Kshetrapala in Shiva Temples is usually Bhairava.
He stands atop a lotus on the doorway and possess a number of attributes. He has three eyes. He is with a shining knot of braided hair. His complexion is black. He holds a mace and a skull in his two hands. Red garland, red-scented materials and red clothes are offered to him.
In Panchayatana Temples, Kshetrapala is consecrated in the southwest corner of the temple for protecting the villages and towns.
Before starting rituals, worship should be offered to Kshetrapala. Otherwise, all deeds will be fruitless. Pujas, mantras and how to worship Kshetrapala is given in detail in the scripture Mantradevaprakashini.

Karingannoor Kovilkunnu Subramanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Karingannoor Kovilkunnu Subramanya Swami Temple is located at around 11 km from Paripally in Kollam District. This is a popular Lord Muruga temple in the region. Karingannoor Kovilkunnu Subramanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is also performed on the day.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Vengeri in Kozhikode. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The temple is located around 9 km from Kozhikode.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Thaipooyam Festival at Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple in Thrissur District

Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple is located at Thekkumkara in Thrissur District and is around 7 km from Wadakkanchery. A colorful procession is held here during pooyam festival in Makram month. The shrine is dedicated to Muruga or Subrahmanya. Thekkumkara Sri Kumareshwara Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is another important ritual.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.
People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.

Thaipooyam Festival at Melkulangara Sree Karthikeyamangalam Temple

Melkulangara Sree Karthikeyamangalam Temple is located in Kollam District in Kerala. It is around 11 km from Anchal. The pooyam festival in Makaram month attracts scores of devotees. Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple. Melkulangara Sree Karthikeyamangalam Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

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. Some devotees enter into trance during the Kavadiyattam.

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.

Thaipooyam Festival at Varkala Puthenchantha Charuvila Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

Puthenchantha Charuvila Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located near Varkala in Trivandrum District. The annual Pooyam festival organized here in Makaram month attracts scores of devotees. The shrine is around 2 km from Varkala town. Puthenchantha Charuvila Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10.

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. Some devotees enter into trance during the Kavadiyattam.

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.

Mulloor Thalakottu Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Mulloor Thalakottu Subrahmanya Swami Temple is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. The annual pooyam ritual organized in Makaram Month at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. Mulloor Thalakottu Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

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.

Yellammadevi Yatra at Wayphale near Tasgaon in Maharashtra – Waifale Yellamma Devi Festival

The annual Yellammadevi Yatra at Wayphale (vayfale) is held in Paush month. The festival dedicated to Goddess Yellamma Devi attracts thousands of devotees. Waifale Yellammadevi Yatra 2018 date is January 13. The temple is located around 24 km from Tasgaon in Sangli, Maharashtra.

The annual yatra is also noted for a fair. The ritual involves journey to the shrine and palki yatra.

Wayphale Yellammadevi Yatra is annually held on Paush Krishna paksha Dwadasi tithi or the 12th day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ernakulam Tirumala Temple Festival

Ernakulam Tirumala Devasom Temple at T D Road in Ernakulam. The annual temple festival is observed here in Makaram month. The festival begins on Pooradam nakshatra day in Makaram month. Ernakulam Tirumala Temple festival 2016 date is February 5. The temple concludes on the Revathi Nakshatra day on February 12, 2016.
Various unique rituals are observed during the period.

The festival starts with flag hoisting (dwajarohanam) on the first day and ends with Avabhrithasnanam of the Lord followed by dwajavarohanam on the eighth day.

Special poojas, like Pallakku Pooja, vahana pooja, Kazhcha Seevli, etc. are the speciality of the eight day festival.

Hanuman Araat is observed on the third day of the festival.

Digvijayam of the Lord is celebrated from 5th day of the fesitval. The Utsava murthy of the Lord is taken in procession in the palanquin outside the temple with the accompaniment of Jayabheri, caparisoned elephant, nadaswaram etc.

Lord goes for Nayat (Mrigaya) on the seventh day of t…

Thiruvalayandu Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta Festival

Thiruvalayandu Bhagavathy Temple is located at Karimbuzha near Thrikkadeeri in Palakkad District. The annual temple Prathishta festival is observed in Makaram month. Various rituals are observed on the day. Thiruvalayandu Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta Festival 2016 date February 5.

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.

Mathikunnu Bhagavathy Temple Pongala

Mathikunnu Bhagavathy Temple Pongala is observed in Makaram month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is around 15 km from Thrissur town. Scores of devotees participate in the Pongala ritual held at this Mother Goddess Shrine. Mathikunnu Bhagavathy Temple Pongala 2016 date is February 5.

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. 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.

Kakkatu Sree Mahavishnu Temple Festival at Madikai

Kakkatu Sree Mahavishnu Temple Festival is observed in Malayalam month Makaram. This ancient temple is located around 2 km from Madikai in Kasargod District. Hundreds of people participate in the various rituals held in the shrine during the period. Kakkatu Sree Mahavishnu Temple festival 2016 date is February 5.

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

The annual festival is noted for various unique rituals.
Traditional performing arts like Theyyam, music and dance are staged during the period. Fireworks and traditional art forms attract maximum crowd.

Thaipooyam Festival at Raghunathapuram Subrahmanya Swamy Temple near Varkala

Raghunathapuram Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Raghunathapuram in Thiruvananthapuram and is near to Varkala. The annual pooyam ritual organized in Makaram Month at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Raghunathapuram Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

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.

Thaipooyam Festival at Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple

Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is located at Cheriyanad in Alappuzha  District and is around 8 km from Mavelikara and Chengannur. The annual pooyam ritual organized in Malayalam Makaram month at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

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 is another major highlight.

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.

Kumbh Rashi 2016 Predictions Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Aquarius Zodiac – Kumbha Rashi in 2016

Kumbh Rashi – Aquarius Zodiac (Hindu Astrology Moon Sign) – will have a fairly good year in 2016. Career progress. New job. Marriage. Luck. Good year for studies. Astrology predictions for Kumbha Rashi in 2016 is given in detail below. January, February, June, September and November 2016 are good. March, May and December 2016 will see both good and bad times. April, July, August and October 2016 are bad.

Career - Good year for those looking to join military, police and other such services.  Good year for scientists. Promotion and responsible position.  Those looking for job will get one at a distant location. Good year in career matters. Increase of salary. Lack of knowledge about latest developments in your career might hamper your promotion. Those looking for new job need to be more flexible to get one. You will have to work hard for success. Your hobbies or talent will get support from family member or authorities.

Finance - Safe period regarding financial matters. Extra income. Suc…

Thaipooyam Festival at Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple near Balaramapuram

Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is located at Eruthavoor in Trivandrum District and is around 2 km from Balaramapuram. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

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.

Thaipooyam Festival at Kumarakom in Kerala– Kumarakom Subrahmanya Temple Temple Pooyam Festival

Kumarakom Subrahmanya Temple is located at Kumarakom in Kerala. Kumarakom gets its name from the temple (kumara and akam which in combination means home of Lord Subrahmanya). The shrine has history of nearly 2000 years. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Kumarakom Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.
People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.

Thaipooyam Festival at Njarakkal Sree Shaktidhara Temple – Njarakkal Temple Pooyam Festival

Njarakkal  Sree Shaktidhara Temple is located at Njarakkal in Vypin in Kerala. The temple is around 16 km from Ernakulam town. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Njarakkal  Sree Shaktidhara Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.

People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.

Thaipooyam Festival at Thayamkulangara Sree Subrahmanya Temple – Thayamkulangara Temple Pooyam Festival

Thayamkulangara Sree Subrahmanya Temple is located at Thayamkulangara near Thrissur in Kerala. The temple is around 12 km from Thrissur town. Pooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance in this shrine. Thayamkulangara Sree Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi, Palkavadi and various other types of Kavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.
People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.

Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy Temple is located 2 km from Kozhikode city. Muruga or Subrahmanya is worshiped here as subsidiary deity. The annual pooyam festival is observed in Makaram month. Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam and colorful procession of Kavadis are a major highlight.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Darshan is silence – Mother Meera

It does not matter how you live – you can lead a normal life; it is not necessary to consecrate your whole life to the Divine. But whatever you do, try to remember the divine as much as possible. Your only aim should be to aspire always to God.

People put too much emphasis on realization. In my view it will take lifetimes. Instead, it is better to love and remember the Divine.

Darshan is silence.

If you surrender to Him truly, it will no longer be you who does the work but God who does it through you.

Do the practice for the sake of the Divine, not for the sake of liberation.
The greatest pain is ignorance. When the pain is clear, you can find its source and can change.
Mother Meera

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 29, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:17 PM on December 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 29, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 2:23 PM on December 29. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 2:23 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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