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Thiruvanvandoor Temple Timings – Thiruvanvandoor Maha Vishnu Pooja Timings

Thiruvanvandoor Maha Vishnu is located at Thiruvanvandoor in Pathanamthita District in Kerala. The shrine is around 6 km from Chengannur town. Thiruvanvandoor Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or Eclipse.

Thiruvanvandoor Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja Time
4:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Story - Crows and the Greatness of Shiva Panchakshari Mantra

Story crows and the greatness of Shiva Panchakshari Mantra is found in the Shiva Purana. Long ago, the King of Kashi had a daughter named Kalavati. She was an ardent devotee of Shiva and received Shiva Panchakshari Mantra at a very young age.

Years later she married, Dasarha, King of Mathura. When he touched Kalavati he experienced unbearable heat.

Kalavati said that it was because of the sins committed by the king.

Therefore, she took King Dasraha to Sage Garga.

Sage Garga purified the sins of Dasarha by mantras. The he asked to king to stand in a river.

When the king stood in the river, sins came out of his body in the shape of crows. Many of them flew away and soon fell down with their wings burnt.

Sage Garga told the king that the crows were the volume of sins accumulated by the king during several births.
The king thus got purified of his sins and attained moksha.

Aranmula Temple Timings – Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple Pooja Timings

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is located at Aranmula in Pathanamthita District in Kerala. The shrine is around 11 km from Chengannur town. Aranmula Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or Eclipse.

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja Time 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Evening Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Akshaya Tritiya Puja – How to observe or perform pujas on Akshaya Tritiya?

The main puja and prayers on Akshaya Tritiya day is dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore you can do a simple Vishnu pooja in the morning with Tulsi leaves and flowers. Some people also perform an elaborate Lakshmi puja or Lakshmi Kubera Homa – for this you need the help of a priest. Below is just a simple explanation on how to observed or perform Akshaya Tritiya Pujas.

Shatabhisha Nakshatra Date and Time in 2017 – Birth Star Shatataraka or Sadhayam Nakshatram Timing in 2017

Shatabhisha Nakshatra, also known as Shatataraka or Satabhishak or Sadhayam in South India, is the 24th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Satabhishak Nakshatram time and dates in 2017. This Nakshatra is also known as Chathayam. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shatbhisha as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Rasi. The color of Shatbhisha is blue green.

Shatabhisha Nakshatra Date and Timing in 2017 based on India Standard Time

January 3, 2017 Time is from 4:51 PM on January 2 to 5:17 PM on January 3, 2017.

January 30, 2017 Time is from 11:03 PM on January 29 to 11:04 PM on January 30, 2017.

February 26, 2017 Time is from 7:16 AM on February 26 to 6:49 AM on February 27.

March 26, 2017 Time is from 4:58 PM on March 25 to 4:28 PM on March 26.

April 22, 2017 Time is from 2:36 AM on April 22 to 2:32 AM on April 23.

May 20, 2017 Time is from 10:48 AM on May 19 to 11:24 AM on May 20.

June 16, 2017 T…

Dhanishta Nakshatra 2017 date and time – Sravishta Birth Star dates and timing in 2017

Dhanishta Nakshatram, also known as Dhanishtha or Avittam in South India, is the 23rd Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Dhanishta or Sravishta Nakshatra date and time in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Dhanishtha as per Moon Sign is that of Makara Raasi and Kumbha Rashi. The first two quarter of Dhanishta is in Makara or Capricorn Zodiac and the last two quarters are in Kumbha or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Makara Rashi and Kumbha Raasi. The color of Dhanishta is silver grey.

Dhanishta Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India

January 2, 2017 Time is from 3:22 PM on January 1 to 3:40 PM on January 2, 2017.
January 29, 2017 Time is from 10:56 PM on January 28 to 11:20 PM on January 29, 2017.
February 26, 2017 Time is from 6:28 AM on February 25 to 6:59 AM on February 26.
March 25, 2017 Time is from 2:01 PM on March 24 to 2:41 PM on March 25.
April 21, 2017 Time is fro…

Budhanath Temple in Bhagalpur – Information About Baba Budhanath Mandir at Bhagalpur in Bihar

Baba Budhanath Mandir is located on the banks of Uttarvahini Ganga River at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Budhanath Temple is one of the nath temples in India. It is believed that the Shivling worshiped here is Swayambhu and was consecrated by Sage Vasishta during the Satya Yuga.


The Shivling is mentioned in the Shiva Purana as Baba Bal Vridheshwarnath.
The Shivling remained underground until Mahant Balwanand Giri discovered it around 200 years ago.

The temple also has murtis of Ganesha, Goddess Parvati, Nandi, Radha Krishna and Ma Bhavani. Ma Bhavani has a special temple in the complex and many believe that she is Ma Chandi of Munger who arrived here through the river.

Tuesday and Saturday are special days in a week here. Goats are sacrificed on the days.
Rudrabhishek and special Aarti are performed in the shrine during Shravan month. The temple attracts more than a million devotees during the month.

By understanding the mind one can control it – Prabhudha Bharata

Words that are free from the stain of desire are the most effective. Thoughts that do not see their end in the acquisition or enjoyment of things or persons but fulfill by their own momentum, by letting their energy take its course, are thoughts that are the most powerful. Just like a person free from any fetters can move fast, a thought free of desire can create a profound effect.

Both on the secular and spiritual planes, one can be more effective in thought and word only when one has a correct understanding of one’s life and its goal.

The goal of one’s life should be to come face to face with the source of all speech, the source of all Thought — the Atman or Brahman. That requires one to annihilate the mind by going to its root, ignorance.

To wade through the veils of mind and numerous desires one has to spend some time with it, a time unhindered by the countless pulls of the external world and focused on the mind alone.

The more and more one spends such time analyzing one’s mind, …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 5, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, May 5, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdasi Tithi or the thirteenth and fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:51 AM on May 5. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 5, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 11:17 AM on May 5. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Revathi Nakshatra till 1:18 PM on May 5. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 11:17 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi till 1…

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