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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…

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…