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Gunaseelam Temple Timing – Opening and Closing Time at Gunaseelam Perumal Temple near Trichy in Tamil Nadu

GunaseelamTemple is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and is located near Trichy in Tamil Nadu. Gunaseelam Temple Timing is given in detail below. The Perumal temple is famous for offering cure for mental illness. Please note that there will be changes in the normal opening and closing time at the temple during festivals especially the 9-day Navratri (September – October). There will be change in temple timing when there is Grahan – lunar or solar eclipse.
Gunaseelam TempleTiming
Morning hour darshan timing is from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening hour darshan timing is from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The important puja times are:
Ushathkalam at 6:30 AM Kalasanthi at 8:30 AM Uchikalam at 12:30 PM Thirumalvadai at 5:30 PM Sayarakshai at 6:00 PM Ardha Jamam at 8:30 PM

About Devi Mahatmya – Saptashati – Chandi Patha

Devi Mahatmya, or Devimahatmya, which means the glory or the majesty of the Devi, extols the greatness of Durga in 700 Shlokas. It is found in the Markandeya Purana – Chapter 81 to 93. As it consists of 700 hymns, Devi Mahatmyam is also known as Durga Saptashati. Also referred as Chandi Patha or Candi Path, it details the exploits of Mother Goddess in her three major forms – Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi, and Maha Saraswati, which symbolically represents strength, wealth and wisdom.

Devi Mahatmya is daily read in temples dedicated to Durga and is read by devotees during Navratri. All the narrations associated with Durga in different regions follow Devi Mahatmya.
In Devi Mahatmya, Shakti the female energy is the principal deity – ultimate source of all creation – Brahman the core concept of Santana Dharma is realized in female form.
In the first part of Devi Mahatmya, Mahakali or Yoganidra, is the power that causes the deep sleep of Vishnu on the waters of the cosmic ocean prior to creatio…

Chandra Grahan 2015 in India – Lunar Eclipse dates in 2015 in India – Chandra Grahanam

Chandra Grahan 2015 dates based on Hindu calendar – India Standard Time. There are two lunar eclipses – Chandra Grahan – in 2015. The Chandra Grahan on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015 are both visible in India. Detail dates of all Chandra grahanam in 2015 are given below:
Chandra Grahan on April 4, 2015 is visible in India. (India time is from 3:45 PM to 7:15 PM) - Find more details about this Grahan in this article.
Chandra Grahan on September 28, 2015 is not visible in India as it is during morning.  It is slightly visible in Kutch region in Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan. (India time is from 6:37 AM to 8:53 AM)
Those observing rituals have to follow them on April 4, 2015, The grahan on September 28 is not counted for rituals.

April 4, 2015 is Hanuman Jayanti - all pujas and rituals should be performed in the morning hours.
Related Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse in India in 2015

Nabapatrika Puja – Patrika Pravesh during Durga Puja

Patrika Pravesh is an important ritual held during the Durga Puja and it is observed on the Saptami day. Patrika Pravesh 2017 date is September 27. This puja is also known as Nabapatrika Puja or Navapatrika Pooja.  ‘Nava’ means nine and ‘Patrika’ means leaves in Sanskrit and Navapatrika is part of rituals during Durga Puja and is installed on Saptami day. The leaves are also known as Nine Durgas.

Nabapatrika symbolize nine deities worshipped in Hinduism. The nine plants are plantain (Banana), Kacu, Turmeric, Jayanti, Wood Apple (Bilva), Pomegranate, Ashoka, Arum and Rice Paddy or Dhanya. During dawn on Saptami day, just as the first light of sun descents on earth, Nabapatrika puja is performed.

The Pran Prathishta, or life, is breathed into the idol of Goddess Durga. The ritual is performed on the Ghats of a river or pond. The idol of Goddess Durga is not taken to the pond instead life is symbolically transferred from water to plantain tree.

The ritual is an elaborate one and the stem…

Dolyatra 2018 date

Dolyatra is the popular Holi festival in West Bengal and is observed on the full moon day in Phalgun month. Dolyatra 2018 date is March 1. The festival is also known as Basant Utsav or Vasant Utsav as it heralds the arrival of the spring season. The popular belief is that Lord Krishna expressed his love for Radha on this day. The festival Dolyatra is of great significance at the Shantiniketan and it is believed to have been initiated by Rabindranath Tagore.
Dolyatra preparations begin in advance and natural colors are prepared for the festival.
On the eve of the festival, twigs and wood are collected and burned in remembrance of the legend of Prahlad escaping unhurt from the fire into which he was carried by Demon Holika.
The actual festival begins after paying respect to dead parents and relatives. Youngsters then take the blessings of elderly people. After this people venture out into the streets throwing colors on each other.
Songs on the immortal love of Krishna and Radha are…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 1, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:06 AM on October 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 8:31 PM on October 1. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri seventh day – Durga Puja Saptami.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Aswhin Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or theseventh day during the waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shaliva…