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Kavadi Festival at Adityapuram Surya Temple near Kottayam in Kerala – Kavadi Mahotsavam

Kavadi Festival at Adityapuram Surya Temple is observed on the last Sunday in Meda Masam (April – May) and Vrischika Masam (November – December) at Adityapuram near Kottayam in Kerala. The Kavadi Mahotsavam is a three day festival and the Kavadi is taken on the last day of the festival. Kavadi Mahotsavam 2015 date in Meda Masam is May 10. In Vrichika Masam it is on December 14, 2015. The temple is a rare shrine in India as it is exclusively dedicated to Surya. The presiding deity in the shrine is Adithya – sun god. No other Navgrahas are worshipped in the shrine. Kavadi is a bamboo pole, balanced across the shoulders with, suspended with any holy items. The Kavadi is taken for fulfillment of desires, as thanksgiving for wish fulfillment, for peace and prosperity. Thousands of people witness this annual event. The last Sunday in Medam and Vrishickam is specifically chosen for the festival because it is when the power of Sun is at its highest. The Kavadi in Meda

Angarak Yog in 4th House – Effects

As per Hindu astrology Angarak Yog in 4th house is believed to have worst effects. It will destroy everything. The person born with Angarak Yog in 4th house will be stubborn, bad tempered, foul-mouthed, shortsighted, and foolish and will become submissive. Outspoken and will invite trouble. The person with such a yog will be bad for mother, mother in law and wife. They are also bad for elder brothers. Worshipping moon god or Chandra daily will bring relief. You can also offer prayers to Hanuman.

Neelam Ratna Dharan Vidhi – Puja and Procedure – How to wear Neelam Stone?

The procedure of wearing Neelam Birth Stone is known as Neelam Ratna Dharan Vidhi. It is a simple puja and procedure. How to wear the stone is explained in simple steps. Neelam should be worn on Saturday. The best time is between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Neelam Ratna Dharan puja can be performed by person wearing the stone first time and also by those who are wearing it. Periodical puja helps in improving the power of the stone. For performing puja you need the following puja items. Iron or steel thali or plate Lamp if possible made of steel Black til or sesame seed Chandan and kumkum Blue colored flowers Black cloth Cooked rice with til Neelam Ratna Dharan Vidhi First take bath and purify oneself Offer prayers to Ganesha Light the lamp Spread the black sesame over the plate. Wash the neelam ratna and then apply chandan and kumkum and place it on the plate atop the sesame. Neelam Ratna Dharan Puja Do aarti, dhoop and other

Birthstone for Gemini Zodiac – Which is the gemstone for Gemini Zodiac?

Birthstone for the first zodiac sign Gemini is based on its ruler Mercury. The stone can protect this zodiac born people from the negative effects of Mercury and helps in garnering the positive energy. The birthstone for Gemini Zodiac is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Marathakam or Panna in regional languages in India . Wearing the birth stone helps Gemini Zodiac people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. 

Why did Draupadi marry the five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata? – The Reason From Markandeya Purana

Panchali or Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. The reason for her marrying the five brothers – Pandavas – is mentioned in the Markandeya Purana. The reason given in the Mahabharata is that Kunti had unknowingly asked the Pandavas to share what they had brought on that day not knowing that on that day Arjuna had won Panchali’s hand in marriage in the court of Drupada. But the reason for Kunti unknowingly uttering to share Panchali is mentioned Markandeya Purana. Markandeya Purana states that the five Pandava brothers were in reality Indra, the king of Devas, and Draupadi was Indra’s wife Shachi Devi. So when her husband took the form of Pandavas she appeared as the wife of Pandava brothers. The story mentioned in this regard reads like this. Once a holy man named Trishara started to perform powerful austerities to impress Brahma. Indra, the king of gods, felt that his position will be threatened if Brahma is pleased with Trishara. So he killed

Betel Leaves in Hindu Rituals – Importance of Betel Leaves in Hindu Pujas

One of the most important puja items in Hindu rituals is the betel leaves, especially in South Indian pujas. In regional languages in India it is known as Pan, Nag Ve, Vetta or Vettila. The popular belief is that all the important deities are present in the betel leaf. It is also an important component in the Ashtamangalya items. Elders say that – Goddess Mahalakshmi is present in the lower tip of the betel leaf Goddess Saraswati is present in the middle part. Jyeshta Lakshmi is present at the portion that connects the betel leaf to the stem. Goddess Parvati and Mangalya Devi are present on the left side. Bhudevi or Mother Earth is present on the right side. Sri Hari Vishnu resides inside the betel leaf. Shiva resides on the outside of the leaf. Shukra resides on the top portion. Indra resides on the tip of the top portion. Presence of Surya is felt throughout the leaf. Kamdev – the god of love – resides on the outer portion of the leaf. Betel leaves that hav

Matching Stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram Born Girl – Marriage Matching Star for Ashwathy Nakshatra Female

Marriage Matching stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram born Girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Ashwathy Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star. Matching Star for Ashwathy Nakshatra Female are: Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Punirtham ¼, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Chithira last half, Chothi, Vishakham, Anizham, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Thiruonam, Avittam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi. – born boys are good for Ashwathy Nakshatram born girl.  Related Matching Stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram Born Boy

Matching Stars for Revathi Nakshatram Born Boy – Marriage Matching Star for Revati Nakshatra Male

Marriage Matching stars for Revathi Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Revati Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Matching Star for Revathi Nakshatra Male are: Ashwathy, Bharani Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Uthram ¾, Atham, Pooradam, Uthradam ¼, Uthrittathi, and Revathi – born girls are good for Revati Nakshatram born boy.

Goddess Lakshmi Lamp – Lithophane Votive Light of Goddess Lakshmi from Lladro

Goddess Lakshmi lithophane is a molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is an ideal Goddess Lakshmi lamp for offering prayers in puja rooms and for meditation. Lladro, a Spanish firm noted for high quality porcelain figurines – Hindu religion related figurines include various forms of Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Ram Darbar and Shiva. Goddess Lakshmi – lithophane votive light from Lladro is priced at Rs 6,000 /- The size of the lamp is 12 X 9 cm Lladro signature stores are there in  New Delhi , Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai,  Hyderabad , Kolkata and  Bangalore . It is also available in famous jewelry shops and boutiques. 

Dr S Radhakrishnan – Collection Of Wisdom And Philosophy

A collection of wisdom and philosophical ideas of Dr S Radhakrishnan. Regarding the future there is nothing sure or predestined or guaranteed. The only certainty is that the good will prevail over evil. The spirit in man is the source of his freedom. We are free to choose the cause. When once we exercise our choice, we may not be able to alter or affect the effect. If we do not take note of the currents of thought and aspiration but claim to speak of infallible truth about God, discard the canons of social justice, overlook that God finds something of himself in each religion and not fully in any, if we do not develop community of minds in a world that is desperately threatened by instruments which we ourselves have devised, the number of unbelievers will increase and God himself may join the camp of unbelievers. Even the conviction that one’s own faith gives a deeper insight into reality, need not engender hostility to those who cherish other beliefs. We may look upon others

Birthstone for Mithuna Rashi – Which is the gemstone for Mithuna Rashi?

Birthstone for Mithuna Rashi is based on its ruler Budha. The stone can protect this zodiac born people from the negative effects of Budha. It can also help in capturing and acquiring all the positive aspects of the navgraha. The birthstone for Mithuna Rashi is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Marathakam or Panna in regional languages in India . Wearing the birthstone helps Mithuna Rashi people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength.