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Duryodhana Temple in Kerala – Virtual Tour of Malanada Temple

MalanadaTemple in Kollam District in Kerala is a rare temple dedicated to Duryodhana – the eldest of the Kauravas in the Mahabharata. Duryodhana is the evil character in the Mahabharat. But at Malanada Temple is worshipped as ‘Malayappooppan’ and there is no idol for the deity. Rituals and customs followed here are Dravidian in nature. Leen Thobias of has created an online virtual tour of MalanadaTemple. You can view the temple pictures in 360 degree. There are total six images of the temple.
You can take the Online Virtual Tour of Malanada Temple here at p4panorama. You may also like to read Legend of MalanadaTemple Duryodhana incarnation of Demon Kali Temple dedicated to Shakuni of Mahabharat

Pearls of Wisdom – Swami Vivekananda

Spiritual knowledge is the only thing that can destroy our miseries, any other knowledge satisfy wants only for a time.  None deserves liberty who is not ready to give liberty.  Great occasions rouse even the lowest of human beings to some kind of greatness, but he alone is great whose character is great always, the same wherever he be.  Mind could not be attracted by anything in the world unless he allowed it to affect him.  I see god in all that exists. I see Him as completely in the least fragment as in the whole cosmos. The very greatest of men is only a clearer reflection of the sun which gleams in each drop of dew. Swami Vivekananda

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 24, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 24, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Panchami– fifth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi till 1:11 PM on March 24. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Falgun Krishna Paksha Panchami or fifth day of waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami or fifth day of waning phase of moon in Chait 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 – Vrischika Rasi Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam till 2:59 AM on March 24, 2011. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram. 10th day of Painguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 10th day of Meena Masam in Malayalam …