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Sabarimala Temple February 2008 Monthly Puja

SabarimalaTemple opens on the first of every Malayalam month for five days for the monthly poojas. Thousands of Ayyappa devotees make use of this opportunity to visit the Sabarimala shrine to have a hassle free darshan. In February 2008, SabarimalaAyyappaTemple will open on February 12 and will close on February 17.
The main pilgrimage season at Sabarimala shrine is during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – January). The period witnesses heavy rush of devotees to the hill shrine. Thousands of devotees in order to avoid the rush choose the monthly opening period to visit the shrine. There are also several Ayyappa devotees who make it point to visit the shrine every month. The shrine remains opened during the first five days each Malayalam month. Udayasthamana pooja, padipooja and pushpabhishekam are performed during these days. In February 2008, sahasrakalasam will be conducted on February 15 and kalabhabhishekam on February 17.

Significance of Pushya Nakshatra

Talk about Pushya Nakshatra and something that immediately comes to the mind is gold. The significance of the day is the favorable alignment of astrological stars, which is considered special for beginning new ventures and purchases. When Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday it is considered even more auspicious and it is referred as Guru Pushya Nakshatra.

Pushya Nakshatra occurs several times in a year in the Hindu calendar. Most people opt for Gurupushya Nakshatra day and ignore the normal days.
According to Hindu astrological beliefs the favorable alignment of the stars on this Pushya Nakshatra day results in prosperity, success and happiness. Therefore it is considered to be the most auspicious day in a year to make investments and purchases.
Thanks to the effective campaign conducted by Jewellery shops, Pushya Nakshatra day for many means the right day in the Hindu calendar to buy gold ornaments. In India, gold is still considered to be an ideal investment and many people make it a…

Quotes from Vedas on Acquiring Wealth or Money

Wealth has to be won by deeds of glory. (Rig Veda Samhita vi-19-10)
One shall be led by the fair path to riches. (Vajasaneya Samhita v-36)
One should tread the sinless path and gather wealth. (Vajasaneya Samhita iv-9)
A man shall strive to win wealth by the righteous path. (Rig Veda Samhita x-31-2)
One who helps others wins wealth. (Rig Veda Samhita iv-50-9)
One who gets up early morning gets the treasure. (Rig Veda Samhita i-125-1)(Source: Article ‘Wisdom of the ages’ in ‘The CTO Forum’ Magazine by Dr. S. Kannan)