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Thiruchendur Murugan Temple Pictures – Online Virtual Tour of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

ThiruchendurMuruganTemple is one of the popular temples dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. This MuruganTemple attracts thousands of visitors daily and this ancient temple is also noted for its architecture. has created an online virtual tour of the ThiruchendurMuruganTemple. You can view nearly 19 different pictures of the temple in 360 degrees. You can take the virtual tour of ThiruchendurMuruganTemple here at

Kuchela Dinam at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala – Kuchela Day

Kuchela Dinam, Kuchela day, is observed on the first Wednesday of Dhanu Masam (December – January) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed at GuruvayurSriKrishnaTemple in Kerala. Kuchela Dinam 2017 date is December 20. The day commemorates the meeting of Kuchela, a friend and school mate, and Sri Krishna.

Kuchela visits Krishna after several years when Sri Krishna is the ruler of Dwarka. Kuchela, also known as Sudama, was poor and he was visiting Krishna to ask some financial help to overcome his poverty. He carried with him handful of aval or poha (beaten rice). This beaten rice was of poor quality and it was filled with mud and stones.

On reaching, the palace of Krishna at Dwarka, Kuchela was warmly welcomed by Sri Krishna. It is said ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ (Guest are equal to God) and Krishna treated Kuchela like a God.

Kuchela was ashamed to give the ‘aval’ to Krishna as it contained stones and mud and now it was also soaked in his sweat.

But the ever playful Krishna noticed the…

Chitra Nakshatra 2011 – Chittirai Nakshatram dates in 2011

Chitra Nakshatra 2011 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Chitra Nakshatram, also known as Chittirai in South India, is the 14th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Chitra Nakshatra dates in 2011. The astrological prediction of the birth star Chitra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac) and Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). The first half of Chitra Kanya Rashi and the next half is on Tula Rasi. Budha or Mercury is the Lord of the Kanya Raasi and Venus or Shukra the Lord of Tula. The color of Chitra is black.

Margazhi Month – Margali Masam begins Today December 16, 2010 in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi Month, or Margali Masam, is a highly auspicious period in Tamil Calendar. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna says ‘Maasanam Margasheershoham’ - among the twelve months, I am Margazhi. Margazhi month is from December 16, 2010 to January 14, 2011. The month is kept aside for spiritual activities and the chanting of Thiruvaimozhi and Tiruppavai of Andal. Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting is observed in this month. Another ritual in the month is the Pavai Nombu. Hanuman Jayanti is Tamil culture is also observed in this month. Arudra Darshan festival dedicated to the Nataraja form of Shiva is also observed in the month. Apart from this thousands of classical music concerts and dance programs are held in the month. The month ends with the Bhogi Pongal ritual. Related Margazhi Month Importance Pavai Nombu Vaikunta Ekadasi Arudra Darshan Hanuman Jayanti in Margazhi Masam Special Webpage dedicated to Margazhi Music Concerts in Chennai by the Hindu

Symbolism in Darkness Associated with Goddess Bhairavi and Kali – Sadhguru

The fundamental principle of Bhairavi is darkness. One meaning of ‘bhai’ is fear. Another meaning is ‘beyond.’ She is fearful for those who are trapped in limitations – but for those who have the eyes to see it, she is the nature of the beyond. For those trapped in the limitations of sensory perception, darkness is a problem. For those who have transcended the limitations of the senses, darkness is a blessing.

For one who is fearful, darkness is evil. For one who is not fearful, darkness is the all-absorbing nature of existence. That which can absorb everything is also that which creates everything.

Why do some associate darkness with evil? Only because your visual senses are such that you cannot see in darkness, it instills fear in you. For all nocturnal animals, darkness is beautiful. There was no light in your mother's womb. The fear of darkness came only after you were born.

SourceExcerpts from an article titled Devi, full of compassion published in the Times of India on N…

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 16, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 16, 2010 – Today is Shukla Paksha Dasami or 10th day of waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Dasami Tithi till 1302 hrs on December 16, 2010. Then onwards it is Ekadasi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Dasami or 10th day of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Shukla Paksha Dasami or 10th day of Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi. Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 1237 hrs on December 16, 2010. Then onwards it is Aswini or Ashwathi Nakshatra. 1st day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 1st day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 29th day of Agrahan month in Bengali Calendar. Auspicious days – Dhanu Sank…