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Katebaras Yatra to Jyotirling Temple at Gulunche Village near Purandar in Maharashtra

Katebaras Yatra to JyotirlingTemple at Gulunche Village near Purandar in Maharashtra is observed in Kartik Month. Katabaras Yatra 2018 date at Jyotirling Mandri is on November 20. The festival attracts thousands of villages from nearby region.
It is an important temple festival after Diwali in the shrine dedicated to Shiva. A fair is organized during the period. During the festival people jump into thorns but come out without any wound. The villagers gather to witness this event.
The main festival and rituals are observed on Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadashi – the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon.

Why Kavadi should be made using Bamboo Pole?

Kavadi is a bamboo pole, balanced across the shoulders with, suspended with any items resembling the hills carried by Idumban. Here is the reason why kavadi should be made using bamboo pole. Kavadi is carried to Murugan (Kartik) temples in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.
Legend has it that Shiva once asked Sage Agastya to carry two hillocks to South India. The sage carried the hillocks balanced across his shoulders on a bamboo pole for a few hours. He then asked his student Idumban to carry them.
Idumban carried them for awhile and then placed them at Palani in Tamil Nadu. When Idumban wanted to continue his journey, he could not move the hill. A boy appeared and claimed that the hills belonged to him. A fight ensued and Idumban soon realized that the boy was Muruga.
Muruga was moved by determination and devotion of Idumban.
Idumban was given a boon by Muruga. Idumban asked that anyone who carried a Kavadi made using bamboo pole to Muruga temple should be gr…

Characteristics of Ashwini Nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra is the first birth star or Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. Characteristics of Ashwini Nakshatra are that they will be intelligent.
Other characteristics include
They will be courageous.
Will be proud.
Good behavior
Good knowledge of their field.
Will earn respect of family
Will show good responsibility to any given job.
On the negative side, Ashwini Nakshatra born people will show unusual interest towards alcohol. Some might cause damage to life through uncontrolled anger.

Malayalam Vyazham Mantra – Prayer Dedicated to Vyazham Planet or Nava Graham in Malayalam

Vyazham is one of the Navgrahas as per Hindu astrology and Malayalam jyothisham and prayers are offered to it to avoid troubles in horoscope. Vyazham Navgraha Mantra in Malayalam is given below in picture format. Vyazham Planet or Nava Graham is one of the nine navgrahas and prayers are daily offered to Vyazham by those having trouble due to the bad positioning of it in the Jatakam.
Vyazham is generally considered as a safe planet as it helps a person achieve desires.

Aslesha Nakshatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Aslesha Birth Star Born People

Aslesha Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Aslesha Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Aslesha Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Ashwini Nakshatra Krittika Ardra Punarvasu Pushyami Magha Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Swati Vishakha Anuradha Nakshatra Moola Uttarashada
Shatabhisha Purvabhadra Uttarabhadra Nakshatra
Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Gujarati New Year 2017 – Hindu Vikram Year 2074

New Year in Gujarat is celebrated on the day after Diwali and it is known as Hindu Vikram New Year. Vikram Year 2074 begins on October 20, 2017 and is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. Vikram Year is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and the New Year begins on this day in Gujarat as per traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar.

The Hindu calendar followed in Gujarat is also known as Vikram Calendar, or Vikram Samvat, and a month is calculated from new moon to Amavasi or no moon.

Vikram Era was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at Ujjain, one among the four places associated with Kumbh Mela. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik or Kartak in Gujarat. Gujarati New Year is also known as Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varash.

In the Hindu calendar popularly used in North India the year begins with Chaitra Shuka…

Thiruparankundram Temple – One of the Six Shrines of Muruga in the Arupadaiveedu Temples in Tamil Nadu

ThiruparankundramTemple, located in Madurai, is one of the six temples – Arupadaiveedu – dedicated to Muruga in Tamil Nadu. The murti of Muruga worshipped in the temple is in the form of a divine groom. Legend has it that Muruga married Devasena, daughter of Indra, in the temple.

The murti of Murugan worshipped in the ThiruparankundramTemple is popularly known as Kalyana Murugan – the groom.
Arupadaiveedu Temples are those temples dedicated to Muruga located on hills.
The original ThiruparankundramTemple was built in the third century BC. Several steps lead to the top of the hill. There are numerous shrines on the way to the top of the shrine.
The get to the main sanctum sanctorum of the temple on has to climb six steps – the steps symbolically represent Sadakshara Mantra – the prayer dedicated to Muruga.
In the sanctum sanctorum, the murti of Muruga is in a seated position with his consort Devasena.

Main Murti Carved on Rock

The unique aspect of the temple is that the murti of Murug…

Many conflicts can be avoided by accepting

If we can shed our ego and accept many things then there will be fewer conflicts. It might sound negative but the attitude of ‘such are things what to do’ in certain areas can make your personal life more comfortable. For example suppose there is a family member who is not cooperating in keeping the house clean. There is no point in going on fighting with the person. It is better that we accept the person as such and do the cleaning ourselves. This will create a positive environment and the person might change in future by seeing our positive action.
If something is wrong in the body instead of struggling and being depressive we should learn to accept. What happens with this attitude is that there is suddenly a positive change. This change is possible as we are not struggling against the disease. If we fight and get depressive it only complicates things.
When we will start accepting something that is negative it will soon start dispersing.
When we don’t fight there is a single posit…