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Story of Karthigai Nakshatra and Muruga – Krittika and Lord Kartikeya

Karthigai, Krittika, or Kartika is the third of the 27 birth stars of the lunar zodiac. The story of Muruga or Kartikeya is closely associated with Krittika.
Legend has it that when Muruga, the commander in chief and son of Shiva, was born, the Devas deputed six mothers called Krittikas to breast-feed him. As per Mahabharata, after having fed Muruga, the mothers entered into the sphere of stars and hence this group of stars is called Krittika or Karthigai.
Muruga gets the name Kartikeya from his these six mothers.
As per some Puranas, Krittika is also the daughter of Daksha Prajapati.
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Perungulam Mayakoothar Temple at Perungulam in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu – Seventh Nava Tirupati Temple Associated with Shani or Saturn

Perungulam Mayakoothar Temple, also known as Sri Venkatavanan temple or Mayakoothan Perumal Koil, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located at Perungulam in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Nava Tirupati Temples and one among 108 Divya Desams. This is the seventh Nava Tirupathi Temple and is associated with Saturn (Navagraha Shani). Perungulam Mayakoothar Temple is around 8 km from Srivaikuntam.

There is no separate Navgraha Shani Murti in the temple. The main deity represents the Navgraha.

The main murti of Vishnu worshipped in the temple faces east and is in standing posture. Moolavar is known as Venkatavanan and Srinivasan. Urchavar is known as Mayakoothar or Mayakoothan.

A unique aspect here is that a separate Garuda murti is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum.


Consorts of Vishnu worshipped here are Alarmelmanga Thayar, Kulandaivalli Thayar (also known as Kamala Valli).
The sacred temple pond is known as Perungula Teertham.

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He dwells in the world enveloping all everywhere – Bhagavad Gita

In whatever way people are devoted to Me, in that measure I manifest Myself to them. All men, in every manner (of seeking Me), pursue a path to Me." (The Gita IV:11).

He dwells in the world, enveloping all — everywhere.  (The Gita XIII:14)

He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in Me never loses sight of Me, nor do I ever lose sight of him. (The Gita VI:30)

On Me fix thy mind, be thou My devotee, with ceaseless worship bow reverently before Me. Having thus united thyself to Me as thy Highest Goal, thou shalt be Mine own. (The Gita IX:34)
This Self [Soul] is never born nor does it ever perish; nor having come into existence will it again cease to be. It is birthless, eternal, changeless, ever-same (unaffected by the usual processes associated with time). It is not slain when the body is killed. (The Gita II:20)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 7, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, July 7, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:54 PM on July 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 7, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 7:06 PM on July 7. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 5:12 PM on July 7. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 7:06 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi till 7:12 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi…

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