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Anamangad Kunninmel Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli Festival

Anamangad Kunninmel Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and it is located around 7 km from Perinthalmanna in Malappuram District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Anamangad Kunninmel Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli Festival beginning date is March 1.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, theyyam, and other folk arts are part of the main festival.
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.

Alampara Devi Temple Festival

Alampara Devi Temple is located around 6 km from Palode in Trivandrum District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam in the shrine is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Alampara Devi Temple Festival 2016 beginning date is March 1.

The highlight of the festival is caparisoned elephants, melam and fireworks.

Several unique rituals and pujas are performed during the festival period.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Chakkamkulangara Temple Festival – Utsavam at Chakkamkulangara Shiva Temple at Tripunithura

Chakkamkulangara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is located near Tripunithura in Ernakulam District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Chakkamkulangara Shiva Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is March 1. The Arattu will be observed on March 8, 2016.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

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

Thiruvanchikulam Temple Festival – Utsavam at Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple

Thiruvanchikulam Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is located around 3 km from Kodungallur in Thrissur District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is March 1. The festival ends with Arattu on March 8, 2016.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Uthralikavu Pooram – Sri Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple Pooram Festival

Uthralikavu Pooram is the annual festival observed in Sri Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple in Thrissur District in Kerala. The famous pooram festival in the shrine is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Uthralikavu Pooram 2016 date is March 1. The temple is located at Paruthipra near Vadakkancherry.

The highlight of the festival is caparisoned elephants, melam and fireworks.

Several unique rituals and pujas are performed during the festival period.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Story of Chandesa – an ardent devotee of Shiva who became a Gana

Story of Chandesa, an ardent devotee of Shiva, who became a Gana is a popular legend from South India. Shiva blessing Chandesa is popular sculpture at the Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple in Tamil Nadu.
Young Vicharasarman lived with his father, Yajnadatta, and mother, Kasyapagotra, in SeynalurVillage on the banks of ManniRiver in Chola country. One day Young Vicharasarman witnessed a cowherd brutally beating a cow. Incensed at the behavior, the young boy took upon himself the duty of tending the cows of the village.
From that day the cows became happy and began to yield more milk than before. Vicharasarman seeing that the extra milk was wasted collected it and offered it to Shivling made of sand.
The cowherd who had lost his job due to Young Vicharasarman complained about him wasting milk on sand mounds to villagers.
At first the villagers did not bother about the complaint as they were receiving their regular quota of milk from their cows.
One day Yajnadatta decided to investigate the…

Varanad Devi Temple Annual Festival

Varanad Devi Temple is located at Varanad near Cherthala in Allapuzha District, Kerala. The temple is located around 5 km from Cherthala. The annual festival or utsavam in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagadambika. Varanad Devi Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 29.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival.

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

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Ennasheri Malanada Dushasana Temple Malakuda Festival

Ennasheri Malanada Dushasana Temple Malakuda Festival is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Dushasana of Mahabharata. The annual festival is noted for its unique rituals, traditions and pageantry. Ennasheri Malanada Dushasana Temple Malakuda Festival 2016 date is February 28.

The festival is famous for Kettukazhcha – a ritual in which shapes of horse, ox (Eduppu Kala and Eduppu Kuthira) and other pageantry are carried to the shrine.

Hundreds of devotees participate in the ritual and festivities.

The shrine is traditionally decorated with leaves, coconut fronds, lamps, lights and other flowers.
The shrine is located at Sooranad North Village in Kunnathoor Taluk of Kollam District in Kerala.

Chelamattom Sri Krishna Temple Annual Festival

Chelamattom Sri Krishna Temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna and is located at Chelamattom near Kalady in Ernakulam District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Chelamattom Sri Krishna Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 28. The Arattu will be observed on March 6.

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

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival.

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

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.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hindu Festivals in February 2016 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in February 2016

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in February 2016 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

February 1, 2016 – Kalashtami February 4, 2016 – Shattila Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting February 6, 2016 – Pradosh Fasting – Shani Pradosh February 6, 2016 – Monthly Shivratri Fasting February 8, 2016 – Amavasi February 8, 2016 – Mauni Amavasya February 8, 2016 –Thai Amavasya in Tamil Nadu February 9, 2016 – Magh month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Hyderabad on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Telangana. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Khammam 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 Telangana Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Madhya Pradesh Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Madhya Pradesh. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior 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 Madhya Pradesh

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

Chhattisgarh Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Ranchi on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Chhattisgarh. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Raipur, Bhilai, Raigarh 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 Chhattisgarh Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Natural Holi Colors Using Temple Flowers by Avacayam – Society for Child Development

Avacayam collects used flowers from bulk users like temples and hotels and converts it to consumer products that are deeply embedded in our culture like Holi color, Rangoli, Agarbati while employing people with disability along the entire supply chain. Avacayam program is a skill development and income generating program for persons with disability and a movement of environment conservation. Our mission is to support people with disability improve their income.


For this to happen in a sustained manner and to slowly work towards ending this inequality Avacayam require your involvement and support. Each time you buy the products made by the 4869 persons with disability working in 6 states of India, you help in ending the grinding cycle of poverty.
Temple Flower Colors: Rs 60 per 100 grams.

Colors available: Red, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue

Address
Shivam Manas Society for Child development, D-13, Kamla Nagar, Delhi-110007
Ph:9968353865

Find more about Avacayam here at official …

Happiness is within everyone – Mata Amritanandamayi

This human birth is intended for the purpose of realizing our true nature: infinite happiness. Do not miss out on the precious opportunity to find your eternally blissful Self by running behind temporary joys.

A must deer searchers for the source of the fragrance of musk, but however long it searchers, it will never find it because the fragrance comes from within itself. Similarly, bliss is not to be found on the outside; it exists within. Once we contemplate this, and develop detachment, the mind will stop running after external pleasures.
If we can give up the attitude of “I” and “mine”, then there is no more sorrow and we can enjoy the infinite bliss abiding within. But we have to give up the attitude of “I” as an individual. Happiness is within everyone, but we are not able to experience it because of our ego’s likes and dislikes.
Mata Amritanandamayi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 25, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, January 25, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 7:04 AM on January 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 25, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 9:39 PM on January 25. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 9:54 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Prade…

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