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Virtual Tour of Nalambalam in Kerala – Pictures of Temples dedicated to Sri Ram and Brothers in Kerala

Nalambalam in Kerala is the term used to refer to the four temples dedicated to Sri Ram, Bharatha, Lakshman and Shathrughnan – the four brothers in the Ramayana. Nalambalam Yatra, or the darshan of four temples, is an important pilgrimage done in Kerala especially in the Karkidaka Masam. Here is a virtual tour of the four temples in central Kerala created by Leen Thobias of p4panorama.com

The four temples in this virtual tour are SriRamaTemple at Ramapuram, SriLakshamanaTemple at Koodappular, SriBharataTemple at Amankara and ShathrugnaTemple at Methiri.
Link - You can take the virtual tour here at p4panorama.



Note - Please note that there is another set of Nalambalam, the most popular in Kerala, and this include - SreeRamaTemple at Triprayar, KoodalmanickamBharathaTemple at Irinjalakuda, LakshmanaTemple at Moozhikkulam and ShathrughnaTemple at Payammel.
You can take a photo tour of these temples here.
Related Nalambalam Darshan in Kerala

Sri Ramakrishna Thoughts on Work in the World

You cannot get rid of work, because Nature will lead you on to it. That being so let all work be done as it ought to be. If work is done unattached, it will lead to God. To work without any attachment is to work without the expectation of any reward or fear or any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.

Charity, compassion, kindness towards others, etc., are good if practiced without attachment.
After installing God on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering Him ever burning. While engaged in the affairs of the world, you should constantly turn your gaze inwards and see whether the lamp is burning or not.
Related Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Sayings

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 31, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 31, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:59 AM on July 31. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 12:50 AM on July 31, 2012. Then onwards it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:39 PM. Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mangala Gouri Puja. Jiveshwar Jayanti
Shravan Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in cal…