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Bharani Deepam

Bharani Deepam is observed at the famous TiruvannamalaiTemple in Tamil Nadu. It is an important ritual on the Karthigai Deepam day observed. As the name indicates, the day falls on the Bharani Nakshatra star in the Tamil Karthigai month. In 2017, Bharani Deepam date is December 2, Saturday. This is an important ceremony before the big lamp is lit atop the ArunachalMountain known as the Tiruvannamalai Maha Deepam. The flame for lighting the Arunachala Deepam atop the mountain is carried from the Bharani Deepam.

The lighting of the Bharani Deepam by the chief priest in the TiruvannamalaiTemple marks the beginning of the Karthigai Deepam festival.

A flame lit from five different lamps symbolizing earth, air, fire, water and ether is the Bharani Deepam.

The Bharani Deepam is carried from the TiruvannamalaiTemple to the ArunchalaMountain by a group of fishermen.

Online Virtual Tour of Darasuram Temple – 360 degree view of Darasuram Airavateswar Temple

Built by Raja Raja Chola II, the Airavateswar or Darasuram temple is an excellent example of 12th century Chola architecture and is well preserved to this day. The frontal columns of the temple are noted for its unique miniature sculptures. Darasuram is around 34 km from Thanjavur. Now Tamil Nadu state tourism in association with is providing an online virtual tour of the DarasuramTemple. In the virtual tour you can view a 360 degree panoramic view of the memorial from several different angles. You can view the Virtual Tour of Darasuram Temple here at (In the image link follow the red marks for different angles.) Note: Virtual Tour might not be compatible with Internet Explorer 6 or other older versions of the browser. You might also be interested in 360 degree view of Rameshwaram Temple Brihadeshwara Temple Virtual Tour Online virtual tour of Madurai Meenakshi temple Online virtual tour of Kollur Mookambika temple – Single image Virtual tour of Mahabalipuram Monuments 36…

Shri Padmavati Ammavari Kartika Brahmotsavam at Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple near Tirupati

Shri Padmavati Ammavaru Kartika Brahmotsavam is observed in Kartik Month. SriPadmavathiAmmavariTemple at Triuchanur is dedicated to Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara. The temple is around 5 km from TirupatiBalajiTemple. Goddess Parmavati is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. In 2017, Tiruchanur Brahmotsavan is from November 14
 to November 24

The important rituals during the Brahmotsavam are Gaja Vahanam, Golden Chariot and Rathotsavam.

Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi, who was offended at Lord Vishnu forgiving Bhrigu Maharshi who had kicked Him, arrived at the netherworld and remained there for 12 years immersed in a holy pond. In the 13th year, in the month of Kartik (October – November) Goddess Lakshmi reappeared on a Golden Lotus here at the temple.

There is a popular belief that a visit to TirupatiTemple is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.

During the Kartika Brahmotsavam at the temple, Goddess Parmavati is taken around the tem…

About Aura – Yogi Ashwini of Dhyan Foundation

Aura is usually thought as an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint.All bodies emit heat radiation or vibrations. With non-living bodies, since there is no immediate change in their structure, this emission remains constant. In living bodies cells are constantly being destroyed and created; the rate of vibrations are continuously changing. This is the superficial or logical explanation of what auras are and why they are constant or changing.A lot of 'scientific' study of physical auras has been done in the West in recent years. Researchers have variously called it the human atmosphere, force field, and bio-energy. The fundamental substance of aura is best described by the Sanskrit term, prana. The colours of our mental states are manifested in the pranic substance of our auras.What does your aura tell you? Your aura indicates your state of health to come, specific diseases that are manifested or are going to manifest in your body, your mental and emotion…