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Ramayana Masam 2017 in Kerala – Karkidakam Month in Kerala

Ramayana Masam in Kerala is observed in the Malayalam month Karkidakam (July – August). In 2017, the Ramayana Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. On all days in the month, the Epic Ramayana is read in traditional Hindu homes and in temples dedicated to Vishnu. The reading of the Ramayan begins on the first day of the month and is completely read by last day of the month.

The famous Malayalam Version of the Ramayana titled Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu written by Thunchath Ezhuthachan is the one recited in the month.
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Aadi Masam 2017 – Aadi Month in 2017 in Tamil Calendar

Aadi Masam, or Adi, is the fourth month in Tamil Calendar and is termed inauspicious by many as the Dakshinayana Punyakalam begins in the month. In 2017, the Aadi Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. But several Tamil Hindu rituals and festivals are held in the month of Aadi and therefore it is also auspicious to some people.

Here are the important festivals and auspicious days in Aadi Masam in 2017.

Aadi Pirappu - Aadi Pandigai - The first day of Aadi is observed as Aadi Pirappu. It means beginning of the month. The day begins with the making of huge kolams (Rangoli designs) in front of the home. The kolam is drawn on all days of the month. The kolams are bordered with red color – Kaavi. Doorways are decorated with mango leaves. The day begins with pujas and visit to temple. There will be a feast on the day with special delicacies include payasam, vadai, boli etc.

On the first day of Aadi, married women change the yellow thread in their Mangalsutra or thali.

Dakshinayana Pu…

Kroda Narasimha Swamy – About Kroda Narasimha form of Lord Vishnu

Kroda Narasimha Swamy is one of the lesser known murtis of Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. This is a fierce form of Narasimha with the face of a wild boar. Therefore, this form is also referred as Krodakara Narasimha Swamy or Varaha Narasimha Swamy.

This Narasimha murti is in standing posture with two arms. He seen lifting a demon by his horns.

Kroda Narasimha Swamy is worshipped for attaining peace and prosperity. He is also worshipped by those seeking moksha or liberation.  This form is offered prayers to overcome fears and enemies.

The murti is worshipped mainly in temples in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

The most important Kroda Narasimha temple s is located in Upper Ahobilam.

Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple Darshan Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Nanganallur Hanuman Temple in Chennai

Nanganallur Hanuman Temple is famous for a huge Hanuman murti in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Below is the Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple timings in detail. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions.

Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple Darshan Timings: Morning - 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening – 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Special pujas are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Largest and Tallest Snake Idol in the World – Huge Naga or Serpent Murti

The largest and tallest man-made Snake Idol (Naga or Serpent Murti) is located at the Mukti Naga Temple at Ramohalli near Bangalore in Karnataka. This Naga murti is 16 feet tall including the pedestal on which it stands.
Mukti Naga Temple, also known as Mukthi Naga Kshetra, is a famous shrine dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya and Nagas.

One is never too great or too big to ask for forgiveness – Dada J P Vaswani

When you have the will to live for your ideals, to live your passions, the warmth of your faith, confidence and conviction will melt even the most stubborn blocks of insecurity and uncertainty.

One is never too great or too big to ask for forgiveness.

When you make a mistake, admit it. Learn to say “you were right, I was wrong” or “this was my fault” or “I made a mistake”. It may seem very difficult at first, but once it is said you will feel good and considerably lighter.
The world, as we have it today, is created by a few undaunted dreamers, who never gave up on their visions despite trying conditions.
– Dada J P Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 15, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, July 15, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon on the entire day on July 15 and till 12:40 AM on July 16. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 15, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good day till 9:35 AM. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 9:09 AM on July 15. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 9:36 AM on July 15. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 2:40 AM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, G…

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