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Kartik Brata in Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa

Kartik Brata is observed in Orissa in the Kartik month and the main observance in the month includes praying early morning at the LordJagannathTemple during the morning Mangal Arati. Kartik Brata 2017 is from October 6 to November 4, 2017. Other important rituals in the month-long Kartik Brata include partial fasting, reading the Kartik Mahatmya from Padma Purana.

Most the devotees undertaking Kartik Brata stay in Puri and make it a point to visit LordJagannathTemple daily. Most devotees only consume the Mahaprasad from the Jagannath temple kitchen. Another important ritual in the month is the worship the holy Tulsi or Basil tree as the image of Lord Jagannath.

The last five days of Kartik month is considered highly auspicious and the JagannathTemple performs Panchuka. During the period, Lord Jagannath is depicted in five different new Veshas (attires) on each day.

360 degree view of Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple with high quality pictures – Online Virtual Tour

RamanathaswamyTemple located at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is one of the most visited Hindu temples in the world and is noted for its architectural splendor. To attract more visitors and to give an idea of the architecture of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and Department of Tourism is providing an online virtual tour of the temple at the official website of Tamil Nadu Tourism. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple from several locations inside and outside the temple. The images used are of high quality.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple here -

Click on the red arrow within the image to take the tour of the temple.If you are using a slow internet connection then it might take time to load the image. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 browser then you might not be able to view the image. If the above link is not working then you can have a look at this virtual tour provided by …

Aippasi Masam 2017 – Tamil Month Aipasi in 2017 in Tamil Calendar

Aippasi Masam is the seventh month in a traditional Tamil calendar. Skanda Shasti Vrat dedicated to Lord Muruga begins in Aippasi month. Deepavali (November 10) is also observed in this month. Aippasi Masam 2017 begins on October 18 and ends on November 16.

In 2017, Skanda Shasti fast starts on October 20 and ends on October 27. Soorasamharam is on October 26.

Pournami or full moon day in Aippasi month is on November 4

Amavasi in Aippasi Masam is on October 19.

Important festivals
Diwali -  October 18
Lakshmi Puja -  October 19
Skanda Sashti Fasting - October 20 and ends on October 26

Ekadasi Fasting dates are October 31 and November 14
Pradosham Fasting dates are on November 1 and November 15

The next Tamil month is the highly auspicious Kaarthigai Masam.

Kanda Sashti 2010 Fasting Dates

Kanda Sashti is an important Tamil festival dedicated to Lord Muruga or Kartik and it involves six days of fasting and is performed after Deepavali. Kanda Sashti 2010 fasting begins on November 6 and ends on November 11. Soorasamharam, the sixth day of fasting, is marked on November 11. Thirukalyanam is on November 12. The fasting of Skanda Shasti begins on the Pradma Thithi after Deepavali. The first day after the Amavasi that follows Deepavali. During the fasting period, devotees confine to a single meal. Some people only fast on the Soorasamharam day that is the sixth day. The fasting ends with the Tirukalyanam on the next day. It is observed in the month of Aippasi (October-November) and celebrates the victory of Lord Skanda over demon Surapadma. Tamilians, especially Kanda devotees, around world observe fasting for six days before the festival. Kanda Sashti is a major event in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa. Kanda, or Skanda, is considered to be…

Sant Tukaram Quotes

The shell of the coconut is hard, but the inside is excellent. In accordance with this, remember, that purity inside is what we should aim at. The jackfruit has a thorny rind, but it is sweet within. The sugar cane is hard and black outside, but it is well flavored and sweet within. Our food owes its flavor to salt. So the Value of a Thing depends on its inner qualities; the faults outside should not be a matter to a true seeker? Sant Tukaram