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Sabarimala Temple Mandalam 2007-2008 – opening dates of the Ayyappa temple

The SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala will open for the Mandala Pooja season on November 17, 2007. The two month pilgrim season attracts millions of devotees to this hill shrine dedicated to Sastha. The annual pilgrimage begins in November and ends in mid January with the Makaravilakku.

Update: Sabarimala Opening Dates in 2008 (Click on the link for the temple dates in 2008)

Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam Begins on November 16, 2007 at 1730 hrsMandala Masam or Mandala Kalam begins on November 17, 2007Mandala Pooja is on December 26, 2007.Temple closes after Mandala Pooja on December 26, 2007 at 2230 hrs. The shrine then closes for a brief period and reopens for Makaravilakku festival.
Temple re-opens for Makara Vilakku Session on December 30, 2007 at 1730 hrs.Makaravilakku is on January 14, 2008. The famous Makarajyothi sighting also will take place on this day.Temple closes on January 19, 2008 at 2200 hrs. The Sabarimala Ayyappa shrine is located in the forests of the Sabari Hills of th…

Durga Puja Mahalaya

Mahalaya is observed seven days before the Durga Puja festivities begin. In 2017, Mahalaya is on September 19 (in Bengali Calendars). It heralds the advent of Goddess Durga to earth. Mahalaya marks the beginning of ‘Devipaksha’ and the countdown to Durga Puja. The day also marks the end of the Pitr Paksha in North India.
Mahalaya is basically an invitation for Goddess Durga to descend on to the earth. The day is spent in chanting mantras and singing bhajans. The most famous being the – ‘Jago Tumi Jago.’ The Chandi Kavya or Chandi Stotram is recited on the day.
Mahalaya is also the last day of the Pitru Paksha. Prayers are offered to dead ancestors on this day during pre-dawn hours through the Tarpan ritual.

Shree Ram Mandir Staten Island New York Location and Address

Shree Ram Mandir, also known as the Staten Island Hindu temple, is located at1318 Victory Blvd, Sunnyside, New York10301. The temple is dedicated to Maryada Purushottam Lord Ram and his ardent devotee Lord Hanuman. The temple also has idols of Lakshman, Mata Sita, Lord Ganesh and Lord Venkateswara.The Mandir is opposite to War Memorial Skating Rink in Cloves Lake Parks on Victory Blvd in Sunnyside, Staten Island.AddressStaten IslandHinduTemple
1318 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY10301(718) 727-5151 Location on Google Map

Bhagavad Gita Ringtones in India

Mauj Mobile is now offering shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita as Ringtones and a Gita sholka every day as SMS in the ‘shloka of the day’ category. The Bhagavad Gita Sholkas are available in Text, Full track song, MP3 tones, True tones and SMS tones. Mauj Mobile is offering 108 shlokas from this widely read Hindu religious scripture.Customers can set their favorite cloak to mobile set as their Background Music, Ringtone, Caller Tune or Alarm Alert. Customers can also send these shlokas as a Voice or a normal SMS. And those who would like to get a shloka as an outbound call every morning, Mauj Mobile provides an Interactive Voice Response feature at a subscription of Rs 30/- per month.For a shloka from the Bhagvad Geeta, SMS geeta to 57007. Initially, the Shlokas will be recited in Sanskrit followed by their meaning in Hindi.

Sayings of Swami Suddhananda

To see the Nature or the creation in its perfect mood as it is, one does not have to be a spectator, but be a part of the grand spectacle of creation. To fall within its vastness in which one is already included and then to glide along even though stationary is to fall into the rhythm that neither pushes nor leaves anything behind.When you lose yourself in every experience it is bondage. If you find yourself in every experience it is freedom! Swami Suddhananda