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Rig Vedi Upakarma Prayogam 2010 – Rg Vedi Avani Avittam Procedure Online

On the Thiruvonam Nakshatra day in Shravan month (July – August), Brahmins who follow the Rig Veda perform the sacred thread changing ceremony known as Yagnopaveetha Dharana or Janeyu Dharana. Rig Vedi Upakarma 2010 date is August 23. The prayogam or procedure for each year is different. This ritual is part of ancient Vedic rituals and includes chanting of Mantras. Students also begin the study of the Vedas on the day. This ritual is not observed by most North Indian Brahmin communities. But some priests and Brahmins observe such a ritual on the third of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. Special mantras are chanted while performing the Rg Vedi Avani Avittam ceremony.  You can get the details of Rig Vedi Avani Avittam Mantras in this blog written by Raja Thatha.

Suchindram Temple Pictures – Online Virtual Tour of Thanumalayan Temple at Suchindram in Tamil Nadu

SuchindramThanumalayanTemple is dedicated to the Trimurtis – Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma – and is located at Suchindram in Kannyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. The highlight of the temple is the numerous sculptures of Hindu Deities especially the 3 meter tall sculpture of Hanuman and the musical pillars.  Now to give an idea of the Thanumalayan Temple, Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and Department of Tourism and website is providing an online virtual tour of the temple. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple. There are 13 breath taking pictures of the temple by A. Suresh Babu of view360. You can view the Virtual Tour of Suchindram Temple here at

Dashaphala Vrata

Dashaphala Vrata is observed by certain Hindu communities in South India in Shravan month. Dashaphala Vrata 2017 date is August 14. It is observed on the Ashtami day during the waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha in Shravan month. The Dasha Phala Vrat usually coincides with the Sri Krishna Jayanti.
The rituals and prayers on the day are dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu.
As it is the Sri Krishna Jayanti day special prayers and rituals are offered to Sri Krishna.

Lohargal Yatra in Bhadrapad Month

Lohargal is a unique sacred spot located in Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan. A perennial stream falls into sacred teertha or pond known as Suraj Kund here. Lohargal Yatra is held from Sri Krishna Janmashtami to Amavasya. In 2017, Lohargal Yatra is from August 15 to August 21. The ritual is observed from the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month to Amavasi or no moon in Bhadra month as per traditional calendar followed in North India.
Legend has it that Pandavas after the Mahabharata battle repented on the banks of the Suraj Kund for the killing of relatives and thousands of other people in the Kurukshetra war. It is said that when the Pandavas washed their weapons in the Suraj Kund all of weapons melted. And the water body got the name Lohargal, that which melts iron.
It is now believed that bathing in the holy waters at Lohargal cures various diseases.

Lohargal is located around 70 km from Jhunjhunu.

Tirukural – Inspirational Quotes

What is aimed at is easier to achieve when one pursues relentlessly with a firm mind. There is nothing hard to achieve for those who persist vigilantly with passion to achieve. Perseverance will bring prosperity and the lack of it will only breed poverty. The world will abandon those who give up their tasks midway unfinished. Even if fact acts against your mission, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Tirukural

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