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Keralapuram Poojappura Subramanya Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Keralapuram Poojappura Subramanya Temple is located at Poojappura in Kollam District. The shrine is around  8 km from Kollam town. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga Keralapuram Poojappura Subramanya 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, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Avoli Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Avoli Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Avoli near Muvattupuzha in Kerala. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga and is around 6 km from Muvattupuzha. Avoli Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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.

Keezhvaipur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Keezhvaipur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Keezhvaipur near Mallappally in Kerala. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga and is around 4 km from Mallappally. Keezhvaipur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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.

Kandamangalam Rajarajeshwari Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Kandamangalam Rajarajeshwari Temple is located at Kandamangalam in Alappuzha District and is around 5 km from Cherthala. The annual pooyam ritual organized in the temple attracts hundreds of devotees. Muruga is a subsidiary deity in the temple. Kandamangalam Rajarajeshwari 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. 
Caparisoned elephants, melam, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Edamuttam Pooyam Festival – Edamuttam Bhadrachala Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Edamuttam Bhadrachala Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Edamuttam in Trivandrum District and is around 14 km from Irinjalakuda. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Edamuttam Bhadrachala 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. 
Caparisoned elephants, melam, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Kanjikuzhy Vattonpara Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam

Vattonpara Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Kanjikuzhy in Idukki District. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Muruga. Kanjikuzhy Vattonpara Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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.

Story of Khana or Khona – a Woman with Gift of Prophecy

Story of Khana (Khona) is popular in Bengal and eastern parts of India. She is believed to have lived during the 5th century AD. People repeat her prophecies and sayings even today. Her sayings are related to agriculture, climate, rain etc.

Legend has it that Khana was the daughter-in-law of Varahamihira, who was a great astronomer and mathematician. He was a key member of the royal court of Vikramaditya.

One day, Varahamihira returned home worried. On enquiry, Khana found that the King wanted to know the number of stars in the sky and Varahamihira was unable to answer it.

Khana easily solved the problem and Varahamihira went back to the court with the answer.

The king then wanted to know the method used to find the answer.

Varahamihira admitted to the king that Khana, his daughter-in-law, worked out solution to the problem.

Vikramaditya then offered Khana a prestigious place in the royal court.

But Khana thought her father-in-law could feel humiliated, she cut off her tongue and b…

Origin of Salagrama – Legend of Shaligrama – the black stone symbol of Lord Vishnu

Salagrama, or Shaligrama, are black stones with stripes in the form of symbols associated with Lord Vishnu. Salagrama is considered to be an embodiment of Lord Vishnu. The significance of Salagrama is mentioned in the Puranas and the Mahabharata. There is also a legend behind the origin of Salagrama.
Legend has it that Lord Brahma was saddened when he realized that so many people had strayed from the path of Dharma and had become sinners. Brahma sat in meditation thinking about the unfortunate situation and soon a bead of sweat rolled down from his cheek (Ganda) to form a female child. She was named Gandaki.
Gandaki decided to do penance to restore Dharma. Her intense penance was disliked by Devas (Indra and others) as they realized that she would replace them. The Devas offered her different boons but she did not accept any of the boons. Finally, she agreed to stop the penance, if she was allowed to mother all the Devas.
The Devas said such a boon was beyond their capacity. An angry…

Kariyannoor Subrahmanya Sway Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Kariyannoor Subrahmanya Sway Temple is located around 12 km from Wadakkanchery in Thrissur District. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Kariyannoor Subrahmanya Sway 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, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Pindalikunnu Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam

Pindalikunnu Subrahmanya Temple is located near Karukaputhoor in Thrissur District. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Pindalikunnu Subrahmanya 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, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Thayoor Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Thayoor Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Thayoor and is near  Wadakkanchery in Thrissur District. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Subrahmanian or Muruga. Thayoor Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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.

Kottuvallikkad Alungal Bhadrakali Temple Festival

Kottuvallikkad Alungal Bhadrakali Temple festival is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. The temple is located at Vadakkekara and is around 5 km from North Paravur. Kottuvallikkad Alungal Bhadrakali Temple festival beginning date is February 6, 2016. The festival ends with Arattu on February 12, 2016.

Caparisoned elephants, melam and other traditional art forms and music performances are part of the rituals.

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

Music and traditional arts forms are performed during the festival period.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Shani Bhagavan and the Story of How Ganesha Got the Elephant Head

There are numerous legends in Puranas regarding how Ganesha got the elephant head. One story suggests that Ganesha got the elephant head due to Shani Bhagavan. Legend has it that Parvati longed for getting a child and informed Shiva about her desire.

Shiva asked Goddess Parvati to undertake a penance for one year. She did and then a child was born to Goddess Parvati.
The child was so glorious that the boy was far more superior to the Tejas of all the demigods (Devas) that assembled to witness the boy.
The Navgrahas including Shani Bhagavan came to visit the divine child. Shani Bhagavan did not look at the baby. There is a popular belief that Shani drishti (look) will cause hardships. Shani also did not want the baby to look at him.
Goddess Parvati was not happy with the behaviour of Shani. She wanted Shani to bless the newborn baby.
Unwillingly Shani looked at the baby and immediately the head of the baby separated and flew to Goloka.
Goddess Parvati let out a huge cry. It shook the …

Nedumkandam Umamaheswara Temple Festival

Nedumkandam Umamaheswara Temple festival is located at Nedumkandam in Idukki District. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Nedumkandam Umamaheswara Temple Festival beginning date is February 6, 2016. The festival ends with arattu on February 12, 2016

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

Music and traditional arts forms are performed during the festival period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities. 
Caparisoned elephants, melam and other traditional art forms and music performances are part of the festival.

Kuriyadi Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple Festival near Vadakara

Kuriyadi Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple festival is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. The temple is located at Kuriyadi in Chorode and is around 4 km from Vadakara. Kuriyadi Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple festival beginning date is February 6.

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

Music and traditional arts forms are performed during the festival period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities. 
Theyyam, caparisoned elephants, melam and other traditional art forms and music performances are part of the festival.

Variattu Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Variattu Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Kanjoor in Ernakulam District in Kerala. The temple is around 4 km from Kalady. Variattu Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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 observed during the period. Procession of colorful kavadis to the accompaniment of traditional music is another attraction.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Karakkudam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Karakkudam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Nechoor in Ernakulam District. The temple is located around 6 km from Piravom. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees. Karakkudam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10.

Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga.

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, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Ulloor Bala Subramanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Ulloor Bala Subramanya Swami Temple is located at Ulloor in Trivandrum District and is around 4 km from Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Ulloor Bala Subramanya 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, Kavadiyattam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Asramam Sree Narayanapuram Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam

Asramam Sree Narayanapuram Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Asramam in Kollam District in Kerala. The temple is around 3 km from Kollam Town. Asramam Sree Narayanapuram Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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 observed during the period. Procession of colorful kavadis to the accompaniment of traditional music is another attraction.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Chakkamadathil Pooshari Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Chakkamadathil Pooshari Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple is located at Vadanappally in Thrissur District in Kerala. The temple is around 21 km from Thrissur Town. Chakkamadathil Pooshari Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

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 observed during the period.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Vytilla Shiva Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Vytilla Shiva Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located at Vytilla in the heart of Ernakulam town. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Muruga. Vytilla Shiva Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.
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.

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple at Kavi Kamboi in Gujarat – Shivling Here Disappears In Sea during High Tide and Appears during Low Tide

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is located at Kavi Kamboi Village in Gujarat. The Shivling in the temple is located so close to the sea that one can only perform worship here during low tide. The shrine is more than 150 years old and is situated near the Gulf of Cambay.



The temple does not have any particular architecture that is noteworthy.
During high tide, the four feet Shivling is completely submerged. After this as the tide starts to get low we can see the Shivling appearing back.
Mother Nature constantly performs Jal Abhishek on Shiva here.

The ideal time to visit the Shrine is morning hours when there is low tide. As the day progress the temple slowly gets submerged in water.

Meena Rashi 2016 Predictions Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Pisces Zodiac – Meen Rashi 2016

For people born in Meena Rashi – Pisces Zodiac (Hindu Astrology Moon Sign) – 2016 will have a good year. Success through hard work. Marriage. Success in love related matters. Meena Rashi 2016 Astrology Predictions is given below. January, February, April, July, October and December 2016 are good for Meen Rashi.  June, August and November will see both good and bad times. March, May  and September 2016 are bad.

Career - Good year for those looking for a job abroad. Promotion and transfer. Success in new ventures. Those who have decided to quit job and start something of their own will find success. Additional responsibility and increase in workload. Multitasking will result in ignoring certain important matters. Average success in exams and interviews. Those working in science and technology related field would be awarded for their work. Interest in film making or production. You will have to work really hard for successful completion of any project. You will be reinstated after you su…

Wisdom Nuggets – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8

A person who abandons all thought and meditates upon the Supreme Truth at the hour of death reaches the Supreme Truth.
He who departs from the body thinking of Supreme Truth enters the imperishable Brahman.
Therefore at all times think of Supreme Truth and do your Karma. When the mind and understanding are set on Brahman, we go to That.
He whose mind does not wander and is constantly meditating on the Supreme Truth attains the Supreme Truth. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 30, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:30 PM on December 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 30, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 4:03 PM on December 30. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattis…

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