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Koniamman Temple Coimbatore – Information with Contact Address and Puja Timing

Koniamman Temple at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is an avatar of mother goddess Shakti. She is believed to bless devotees with early marriage and children. Information of the deity and temple contact address with puja timing are given below. Koniamman is worshipped as one of the forms of Parasakthi here. She is a powerful and fierce deity and holds trident, hour glass drum, sword, conch, skull, fire, sudarshan chakra and bell. She is eight-armed and is beautifully decked up. It is widely believed that prayers at her feet are answered. Numerous couples have had children after offering prayers here. The goddess is also known to cure diseases. The temple complex also has shrines dedicated to Navgrahas, Vinayaka and Muruga. Koniamman Temple Coimbatore Timing Morning Time – 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Time is from 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM Koniamman Temple Coimbatore Contact Address The Executive Officer, Arulmigu Koniamman Temple , Big Bazaar Street , C

Marudamalai Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time - Marudhamalai Murugan Temple: Story - History - Significance

Marudamalai Temple located near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. The detail temple opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the temple will remain closed for a longer time during eclipse. There will be change in temple timings during festivals and rituals like Sashti. Marudamalai Morning Time Opening Time is from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening opening time is from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Daily Puja Schedule First darshan of Vishwaroopa Darshan is at 6:00 AM Kala Sandhi Puja – 9:00 AM Noon Puja – 12:00 PM Evening first puja – 5:00 PM Night Puja – 8:30 PM Marudhamalai Murugan Temple: Story - History - Significance Marudhamalai Murugan Temple, a renowned 12th-century hill shrine, is situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war, and is perched on a 600 ft (180 m) tall granite hill named Marudhamalai. The hill derives its name from the marudham or marudha maram (Termin

Koothandavar Temple Festival 2025

Koothandavar Temple Festival is dedicated to the worship of Koothandavar. Koothandavar Temple Festival 2025 date is May 5. It is said that Sri Krishna took the form of Mohini – a female form to marry Aravan who was to be sacrificed before the Mahabharata war. The marriage takes place on a Monday (May 6) before Chithirai Pournami. Next day, on Tuesday, the thali is removed, mourning the death of Aravaan (Koothandavar). The festival is observed for a fortnight – nearly 18 days The famous annual beauty contest will be held on Sunday or Monday before the festival. The festival is observed on the Tuesday before Chithirai Pournami or the full moon day in Chaitra month.  Thousands of transgender, homosexuals and eunuchs participate in the festival. The festival includes marriage of Iravan and his sacrifice. On the final day an effigy of Koothandavar (Iravan) is burned – symbolically his sacrifice. Koovagam Village is located around 30 KM from Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat - Observed On Fourth Day After Amavasya Or Light Phase of Moon

Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, in a Hindu lunar calendar. It is dedicated to Ganesha. Popular belief is that observing Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires. The greatness of Chaturthi Vrat dedicated to Lord Ganesha was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishya Purana. When Varad Vinayak Chaturthi Vrat falls on Tuesday, it is doubly auspicious as there is Angarak Yog. The day is then good for people have trouble with Mangal Grah in their horoscope. Fasting on Varad Vinayak Chaturthi is from sunrise to moonrise. The prayer and fasting ends with the sighting of the moon. The most popular monthly fast on Chaturthi dedicated to Ganesha is observed during the Chaturthi that falls after Purnima and it is popularly known as Sankashta or Sankatahara

Hindi and English Text of Katyayani Gayatri Mantra

Goddess Katyayani is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Below is the famous and powerful Katyayani Gayatri Mantra. You can read the text in both Hindi and English. The mantra is chanted on the 6 th day of Navratri and also during the Katyayani Vrata in the Margashirsh month. Below is the text in Hindi Om Katyayanayai Vidhmahe Kanya Kumari cha Dheemahee Tanno Durgaya Prachodayat.

Kajri Devi – About Hindu Goddess Kajari Devi

Kajri Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The name Kajri or Kajari is popularly used to refer to Vindhyavasini Devi. According to holy text Durga Saptashati, Vindhyavasini Devi appeared to protect Devas, saints and human beings who were terrorized by demons Shumbh and Nishumbh. She is believed to have emerged from the body of Goddess Parvati. The name of the Goddess is associated with the semi classical form of singing popular in the Vindhyanchal region. Kajri Devi is also known as Yoga Maya , Ashtabhuja Devi and Kaushiki Devi. As Yoga Maya she keeps all the manifestations on the earth in control. She also destroys evil and looks after the welfare of her devotees. She is known as Kaushiki Devi as she appeared from the cells of Goddess Durga. As Ashtabhuja Devi, Goddess is the sister of Lord Krishna. She appeared as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva. When Kamsa attempted to kill her, she flew away from his clutches and predicted his death.

Paoli Puja – Ceremony Worshipping the Foot of Ganesh Chaturthi Murti

Paoli Puja or Paoli Pujan is a ceremony exclusively held in Maharashtra and it kick starts the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival preparation. It is held more than 2.5 half months before the Ganesh Chaturthi puja in the Jyeshta month. The foot of the Ganesha Murti is worshipped on the day. On a raised platform a Kalash is placed. Nearby it the huge foot of the murti is placed on flowers. Offerings of fruits, coconut, betel leaves and betel nuts are also made. Lamps are lit and prayers are offered. The foot is decorated with garlands.

The Six Negative Attitudes As Per Hinduism

The six negative attitudes as per Hinduism which destroys an individual soul and pushes it into continuous cycle of birth and death. They are known as "Arishadvargas," which are considered hindrances to spiritual progress and overall well-being. The six negative attitudes are: Kama Krodha Lobha Moha Mada Matsarya Or Desire Anger Avarice Fancy Defiance Conceit Desire (Kama): Desire refers to an excessive attachment to worldly pleasures and material possessions. It can lead to dissatisfaction, craving, and a constant sense of lack, preventing individuals from experiencing true contentment and inner peace. Anger (Krodha): Anger arises from frustration, resentment, or a sense of injustice. It clouds judgment, disturbs mental peace, and often leads to harmful actions or words that can harm others as well as oneself. Avarice (Lobha): Avarice, or greed, is the insatiable desire for wealth, possessions, or power beyond one's needs. It stems

Meaning of Word Veda – What is the Meaning of the Term Veda in Rig Veda?

The term "Veda," rooted in the Sanskrit word "vid," which means "to know," carries profound significance, denoting divine knowledge. This divine wisdom was believed to be directly revealed to the ancient sages or Rishis. Comprising four principal texts, known as the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda, the Vedas stand as the cornerstone of Hindu spirituality and philosophy. Each Veda serves a unique purpose and offers distinct insights into various aspects of existence. The Rig Veda primarily consists of hymns and verses dedicated to gods and natural forces, encapsulating the essence of cosmic order and spiritual inquiry. Sama Veda, enriched with musical notations and chants, emphasizes the melodic recitation of sacred verses, facilitating spiritual elevation through sound vibrations. The Yajur Veda elucidates the intricate rituals and sacrificial practices prescribed in ancient Hindu rites, serving as a guide for priests in conducting cerem