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Karkidaka Sankranti Rituals in Kerala – Rituals on the day before Karkidaka Masam begins

Karkidaka Sankranti rituals are observed a day before Karkidakom month begins in Kerala. As part of Karkidaka Sankranti rituals, the houses are cleaned in the evening and the waste collected from the house will be discarded after circumambulating the house three times. Then Goddess Lakshmi is invited into the house. Karkidaka Masam, or Karkidakam Month, is the last month in the traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The month is also known as Ramayana Masam. Read more about Karkidaka Masam here .

Chakrapani Vishnu – About the Chakrapani Form of Hindu God Vishnu

Chakrapani is one among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu. This form gives importance to Chakra or Discus of Vishnu. Shrines dedicated to this form are found in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Legend has it that Vishnu appeared as Chakrapani, in the form of Discus or Chakra, to put down the pride of Surya, the sun god in Hinduism. The most famous temple dedicated to Chakrapani form is located in Kumbakonam. The Chakrapani form is a rare frightful form of Vishnu. This form is worshiped to overcome enemies. Flames of fire are shown all round the main murti. Kings used to worship this form before going into battle.

Sabarmati River in Hinduism – Spiritual Importance and Religious Significance of Sabarmati River

Sabarmati is a popular river in India and it has deep spiritual importance and religious significance. In Hinduism, the river is associated with sacred texts and sages. Sabarmati River traverses through Rajasthan and Gujarat in India. It rises from the Mewar and Aravalli hills and turns southwest, passes by Mount Abu and flows into the Gulf of Cambay. Different Names of Sabarmati River in Different Yugas Satya Yuga - Kritavati Treta - Girikarmika Dwapara Yuga - Vidhumati or Chandana Kali Yuga - Sabarmati Legend has it that the spiritual knowledge texts of Hinduism have different names in different yugas. In Kali Yuga the spiritual knowledge texts is known by the name of Sabarmati. Another story states that 88,000 Rishis performed penance on the banks of Sabarmati making it holy. Legend has it that Sage Kashyapa performed penance to please Shiva. When the lord appeared, Sage Kashyapa asked to release Ganga from his matted locks of purification of the region. Shi

Aksharabhyasam in Hinduism - Initiating Children into Education - First Letter Written by Child

Aksharabhyasam in Hinduism is a ceremony in which children are initiated into the world of letters and learning. The ritual is usually performed when the child reaches three years old. It is usually performed in a temple. Akshar means letter and Abhyas means learning. In Andhra Pradesh, the Aksharabhyasam ceremony is performed by the maternal uncle (Mother’s brother) along with the family keeping the child in his lap. At the end he will hold the child’s right hand forefinger and write the Om symbol which is treated as a Beeja akshar (Beeja in Sanskrit means the ‘Origin’). In Kerala, the ceremony is performed by grandfather or father or by a prominent personality.  The child writes ‘Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah’ in a plate filled with uncooked rice. Vasant Panchami and Navratri are considered highly auspicious for performing the ritual. Kollur Mookambika in Karnataka, Panchikadu Saraswati Temple near Kottayam in Kerala and Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple in Telangana are som

Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings – Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple Aksharabhyasam Puja – ceremony – Time

Aksharabhyasam, an important ceremony at the famous Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple, is initiating children into the world of learning and knowledge. Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings are given below. Please note that the Aksharabhyasam Puja and ceremony is not performed when there is Grahan – solar or lunar eclipse. Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings Aksharabhyasam is performed all days of the year at Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple. The daily Aksharabhyasam Timings are: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM  2:00 PM to 6:30 PM Vasant Panchami, Guru Purnima, Devi Navarti and other auspicious days like Shravan Purnima attract maximu crowd for Aksharabhyasam.

Shri Ganga Godavari Temple at Ramkund in Nashik Opens Only Once in Twelve Years During Kumbh Mela

Shri Ganga Godavari Temple is located at Ramkund in Nashik in Maharashtra. The shrine only opens once in twelve years during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela  held at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar. Shri Ganga Godavari Temple at Ramkund opened on July 14, 2015 and shrine will shut its doors for another 12 years on August 11, 2016. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Godavari – River Godavari. When the temple is remains closed people offer prayers from outside. Ramkund is one of the holiest places in the country as there are nearly 108 shrines located here. Related Importance of Godavari in Hinduism

Chathayam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Chathayam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Chathayam Nakshatra born Male is that they will have independent thinking. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be hard working. Other Chathayam Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below: Will be loved by all Will have leadership qualities. Will face difficulties in the initial phase of life Will be a spendthrift. Will not be kind. Will be always looking for shortcuts. Will even win over enemies through love. Will not be keen towards food. Will change with changing times. Will be adventurous

Avittam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Avittam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Avittam Nakshatra born Male is that they will fulfill their desires. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be keen in science but equally religious. Other Avittam Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below: Will have good leadership qualities Happy to stay away from home. Will be interested in music and other arts. Will be wealthy Will have good habits. Will have lots of desires. Will have shot temper. Will have a happy life. Will not hesitate from lying. Will be flexible in many matters.

Thiruonam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Tiruonam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Thiruonam Nakshatra born Male is that they will be truthful and will have good patience. Another important character of the birth star is that they will only take a decision after giving proper thought. Other Tiruonam Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below: Will have good knowledge of science Will be come famous. Might not show enough courage in new ventures. Will have lot enemies. Will stay away from home. Will marry as per desire. Will have good earning but there will be lot of spending too. Will be spiritual. Will get married quickly. Might face eye related health issues. Will garner respect from friends and colleagues.