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Kumaranchira Devi Temple Annual Festival in Kollam - Kumaranchira Devi Temple Utsavam

Kumaranchira Devi Temple is located at Sooranad South in Kollam District in Kerala. The shrine is located around 5 km from Sasthamcotta. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Devi. The annual pooram is held in Kumbham month. Kumaranchira Devi Temple annual festival 2016 date is February 16.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Engandiyur Ayiramkanni Bhagavathy Temple Annual Festival –Engandiyur Pooram

Engandiyur Ayiramkanni Bhagavathy Temple is located at the coastal village of Engandiyoor in Thrissur District and the shrine is around 24 km west of Thrissur town. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual pooram is held in Kumbham month. Engandiyur Ayiramkanni Bhagavathy Temple annual festival 2016 date is February 16.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Kundara Indilayappan Temple Annual Festival – Indilayappan Mahadeva Temple Utsavam at Kundara

Indilayappan Mahadeva Temple is located at Kundara in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual temple festival or Utsavam is held in Malayalam Kumbham month. The festival attracts scores of devotees. Kundara Indilayappan Temple annual festival 2016 date is February 16.

Indilayappan is a unique deity worshipped in Kerala. He is the incarnation of Shiva and Sastha.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Sasthamkotta Dharma Sastha Temple Annual Festival – Sasthamkotta Temple Utsavam

Sasthamkotta Dharma Sastha Temple is located at the picturesque town of Sashtamkotta in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual temple festival or Utsavam is held in Malayalam Kumbham month. The festival attracts scores of devotees. Sasthamkotta Dharma Sastha Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 16. The main festival day is February 25, 2016. The festival ends with arattu on Feb 25

The utsavam lasts for ten days. The flag is hoisted on Rohini nakshatra heralding the utsavam.
The tenth day hosts the ‘Kettukazhcha’- a procession of various effigies of bullocks, horses and decorated chariots.

Caparisoned elephants and fireworks is major highlight on the tenth day.

The utsava murti worshipped in the shrine sits atop a caparisoned elephant and gives darshan to devotees.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
The utsavam cul…

Significance of Mattu Pongal

Mattu Pongal is the third day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Mattu or Mathu means cattle or bull and the day is also known as Pongal of the cattle. In 2018, Mattu Pongal date is January 15. Mattu Pongal is today famous for the bull fight known Jallikettu or Manji Virattu.

Mattu Pongal is a sort of thanksgiving to cow, which provides milk and organic manure or fertilizer, and bull, which draws the plough. Cows and bulls are an indispensable to the rural economy of India.
On the morning of Mattu Pongal, the cattle are herded to the pool, where they are bathed and decorated. Horns are painted and are capped with special metal caps. The bulls are also adorned with garlands, trinkets and tinkling bells. They are given specially prepared Pongal and other goodies to eat. Special prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati and pongal dish is prepared and offered as ‘prasad’.
In the first half of the Mattu Pongal day, bulls are pampered and fed and in the next half, they are t…

Jallikattu – Bull fighting in Tamil Nadu on Mattu Pongal

Jallikattu is the famous bull fighting held in Tamil Nadu, India, during Mattu Pongal – the third day of Pongal dedicated to cattle. In 2018, Jallikattu begins on January 15 and will be held for a week at various locations in Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu has nothing to do with the Spanish type of bull fighting and it is rather the taming of the bull with bare hands by men. The bull is never killed but it is only tamed. Manji Virattu is another type of bull fighting held in rural Tamil Nadu and in it bags of coins are tied to the horns of fierce bulls and are released into the open field. Young men attempt to subdue the bull and grab the coins.

The tradition of Jallikattu dates back to the Sangam age (200 BC – 300 AD). There is a mentioning of Jallikattu in the Sangam Classic Purananooru. Earlier, bull fighting was the means by which the brave young men vied for the hand of the village beauty.
On the morning of Mattu Pongal, bulls and cows are worshipped but sadly, in the afternoon the …

Chocherikunnu Utsavam – Chocherikunnu Subramanya Temple Festival in Thrissur

Chocherikunnu Subramanya Temple is located in Thrissur district and is around 14 km southeast of Thrissur town. The annual temple festival or Utsavam is held in Malayalam Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. Chocherikunnu Subramanya Temple festival begins on February 16. The festival ends with arattu on February 22, 2016

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Paravur Kunnathu Sreekrishna Temple Annual Festival – Kunnathu Sreekrishna Temple Utsavam

Paravur Kunnathu Sreekrishna Temple is located around 2 km from Paravur town in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual temple festiva or Utsavam is held in Malayalam Kumbham month. The festival attracts scores of devotees. Paravur Kunnathu Sreekrishna temple annual festival 2016 date is February 16.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple Annual Festival

Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple is located around 3 km from Vaikkom in Kerala. The annual festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The festival attracts hundreds of devotees. Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple annual festival or Utsavam beginning date is February 16.

Unique rituals are observed during the weeklong festival. A fair too is part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, colorful processions and fireworks are other highlights.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Vitthal Rukmini Vivah Sohala at Wadhe – Vitthal Rukmini Marriage Festival at Wadhe in Satara

Wadhe Vitthal Rukmini Vivah Sohala is annually observed in Magh month in Satara District o Maharashtra. It is the marriage festival of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini and is of great importance at Wadhe village in Satara. Vitthal Rukmini Vivah Sohala 2018 date is January 22.

The marriage rituals of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini are performed on the day.
Wadhe Vitthal Rukmini Vivah Sohala is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Manmath Swami Janmotsav at Galdev in Jaoli or Jawali in Maharashtra

Manmath Swami Janmotsav at Galdev Village in Jaoli or Jawali in Maharashtra is observed in Magh month. It is the Jayanti or birth anniversary of Manmath Swami, a great saint of the Lingayat sect of Shaivism. Manmath Swami Janmotsav at Galdev is on January 22, 2018.

He wrote numerous books and described the Abhanjas and Astang Acharan for common people.
Manmath Swami Yatra is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon in Magh month.

Bhogi Festival and Pollution

Bhogi is the first day of Pongal celebration in Tamil Nadu and the first day of Sankranti celebration in Andhra Pradesh. One of the most important events on the day is the burning of dirt and rubbish accumulated over a period of time. Earlier the event was limited to farm waste but nowadays people burn plastic, rubber, tyres and non-degradable material causing environmental pollution.

Thanks to the campaigns conducted by State governments and NGOs, there is awareness among public regarding the pollution caused by tyres and plastics. There are also court orders against burning of plastics and tyres and the Environment Protection Act, 1986, Section 15, specifies penal action for persons who cause air pollution. In spite of all these efforts, there are people who still burn plastic and tyres. The Bhogi bonfires increase particulate matter in air and cause several diseases. There is also a low visibility level on Bhogi day due to the smog.
Burning tyres emit dangerous gases like oxides …

Nishnai Devi Yatra at Pangare in Pune, Maharashtra

Nishnai Devi Yatra is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival at Nishnai Devi Temple at Pangare, Pune, Maharashtra attracts hundreds of devotees. Nishnai Devi Yatra 2018 date is January 21. Pangare village is located around 42 km from Pune and around 17 km from Jejuri.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of the deity on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Nishnai Devi Yatra is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Phaltan Ganesh Jayanti Utsav – Ganesh Jayanti Festival at Phaltan Holcircle Ganpati Temple

Phaltan Ganesh Jayanti Utsav is annually observed in Magh month. This is an important fair and festival at the Ganpati Temple at Holcircle in Phaltan town in Maharashtra. The temple festival is observed on Ganesh Jayanti day. Phaltan Ganesh Jayanti Utsav 2018 date is January 21.

Hundreds of people participate in the rituals observed on the day.

The shrine is traditionally decorated during the period with leaves and lights for the occasion.
It is considered highly meritorious to worship Ganesha on the day and take his blessings.

Rukadikar Maharaj Punyatithi

Rukadikar Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Rukadikar Maharaj, a great saint the Bhakti parampara in Maharashtra. He spread the teaching of Dharma. Rukadikar Maharaj punyatithi 2018 date is January 20.

Followers of Rukadikar Maharaj organize various programs on the day including prayer meetings, satsang and singing of bhajans. Charity is performed on the day.
Rukadikar Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vaduj Ganesh Jayanti Utsav – Ganesh Jayanti Festival at Vaduj Ganpati Temple

Vaduj Ganesh Jayanti Utsav – is annually observed in Magh month. This is an important fair and festival at the Ganpati Temple in Vaduj in Satara District. The temple festival is observed on Ganesh Jayanti day. Vaduj Ganesh Jayanti Utsav 2018 date is January 21.

Hundreds of people participate in the annual yatra.

The shrine is traditionally decorated during the period with leaves and lights.
Vaduj is located in Ratnagiri District. The shrine is located around 54 km from Satara town.

Kunti Mata Yatra at Kothale near Mohol in Maharashtra

Kunti Mata Yatra is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival at Kunti Mata Temple at Kothale near Mohol in Maharashtra attracts hundreds of devotees. Kunti Mata Yatra 2018 date is January 19.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of the deity on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Kunti Mata Yatra is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mosewadi Yatra in Khed in Maharashtra

Mosewadi Yatra is annually observed in Magh month. It held to a sacred place at Khed in Maharashtra. There is not much specific information about the jatra and festival. Mosewadi Yatra 2018 date is January 19.

The annual ritual attracts people from nearby region.
Mosewadi Yatra is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Makar Sankranti Puja Time in 2018 – Auspicious Time to take bath, prepare Khichdi and to do Pujas

Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day in Hinduism based on the movement of the Sun (Surya). On the day, Sun or Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi. As per Hindu tradition, in 2018 the best time to do puja is at 7:32 AM on January 14. Please note that Holy bath will be performed on the morning during sunrise. The puja time is till sunset on January 14, 2014. People will be taking bath and will be preparing Khichdi on the morning of January 14.

Please note that most people do not follow time for Makar Sankranti and they perform holy bath and ritual on the morning during sunrise on January 14.
The transition – Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi at around 7:32 AM  on January 14, 2018. The time varies from region to region.
Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayana Punyakalam or the entry of sun into the Northern Hemisphere.

Uttarakhand Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Dehradun – Haridwar – Rishikesh on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Uttarakhand. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Rishikesh and other towns  from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

The grahan takes place during the early morning hours.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Uttarakhand

Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Kashmir – Jammu - Katra on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Jammu and Kashmir. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Kashmir, Jammu, Anantnag, Katra and other towns from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Jammu and Kashmir

Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Assam Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Guwahati – Silchar - Dibrugarh on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Assam. The eclipse time in Assam is between 5:53 AM to 6:50 AM. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Nagaon, Tinsukia, Tezpur and other towns and villages from 5:53 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016– as per Indian standard time.

Detail Timing of Solar Eclipse in Assam Eclipse begins 5:53 AM on March 9, 2016 Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50  AM

We all have some weaknesses, faults and failings

We all have some weaknesses, faults and failings. First step to overcoming them is by accepting them by being truthful and honest. Do not shy away. Do not try to cover up. When we are not truthful, numerous other problems like anger and frustration arrive to complicate things.
We can overcome these faults and failings gradually by cultivating our strengths. We can overcome these weaknesses through company of good people, good books and through unwavering devotion.
You need not go and tell about your weaknesses or failings to near and dear ones. To overcome them we need to be truthful with ourselves.
When we accept it as a problem, automatically we will try to find a solution to overcome it.

Majority of our weaknesses, faults and failings are the result of searching for happiness and contentment outside. The happiness that we receive from outside is momentary. Why should we struggle and waste our life for such momentary pleasures.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 9, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, January 9, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:29 AM on January 9. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 9, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Moola or Moolam Nakshatra till 10:09 AM on January 9. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Nadu. Amavasya in western parts of India
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Prades…

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