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Kalyana Porutham – 10 Porutham Meaning

Kalayana Porutham or 10 Porutham is the compatibility check for marriage in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Below are the 10 Porutham with meaning. Dina Porutham - Long life of the marriageGana Porutham – matching of the character of the coupleMahendra Porutham - for having good children.Sthree Deerga Porutham  – FinanceYoni Porutham - Sexual compatibilityRasi Porutham – for peaceful married lifeRashyaadhi Porutham or Rasi Adhipathi – wealth of children  Vasya porutham – Physical attractionRajju  Porutham  – Life span of the coupleVedha Porutham – For Happy marriage
At least five of the above said should match for conducting marriage.

Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev – About Pishach Mmukteshwar form of Shiva

Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev is a form of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. He is one of the 84 Mahadev in Ujjain. As per belief, Pishach Mmukteshwar helps in fear of ghosts and other similar fearful beings. The popular belief is that offering prayers and worship to this form of Shiva will help in overcoming fear of all forms. It is believed that people offering prayers here will never have shortage of wealth. They also get happiness from children.

PishachMmukteshwarMahadevTemple is located at Ramghat on the banks of ShipraRiver in Ujjain. The temple is part of the Parikrama of Shiva Temples in the holy city.
Pishachamukteshwar is the 68th form of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain and it is also the 68th Shiva temple visited during the parikarama of Mahadev temples in Ujjain.
It must be noted here that Shiva is associated with burial lands. He resides there. He is also believed to be the master of goblins, ghosts and other such beings.

Story of Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev

During Kali Yuga, there lived…

Shiva as Kapali – The Story

Shiva as Kapali, or Kapala, is one with a begging bowl made of human skull. The story of Shiva as Kapali is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Kapala that Shiva has in his hands is the fifth head of Brahma. Symbolically it is holding the inflated ego in our hands – a constant reminder that we are just a bubble.
The story in the Mahabharata states that once there was a dispute between Vishnu and Brahma as to who was the greatest. Shiva appeared in the form of an endless column of fire and asked them to find the source of the brilliance. Whoever finds it is the greatest.
Brahma went up and Vishnu went down to find the source. Vishnu soon realized that it is impossible to find the source and returned. Brahma on his way up found a Ketaki flower and asked the flower about its origin and it said it was coming from the origin of the brilliance but had started its journey millions of years before. Brahma did not try to go further up to find the source, instead took the flo…

Kalo During Gokulashtami in Goa – Chikhal Kalo after Krishna Janmashtami

Chikhal Kalo is observed a day after Sri Krishna Jayanti (Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami) in Goa. In 2018, the date of Chikhal Kalo is September 3. Gokulashtami in Goa is on September 2. It is similar to Dahi Handi observed in neighboring Maharashtra. On the day young boys and girls form human pyramids to break open the Kalo  pots hung high above.
The young men and women re-enact one of the favorite pastime of Child Krishna – his stealing of Dahi from pots in houses in Vrindavan.
Chikhal Kalo pot which is hung at a considerable height is an open challenge to the young boys and girls in the area. The competition is organized by various organizations and societies.

Bhavani Devi Nidrakal at Tulja Bhavani Temple

Tuljabhavani Nidrakal is a holy period at the famous Tulja Bhavani Temple in Maharashtra. Bhavani Devi Nidrakal in 2018 is from October 2 to October 9. It is observed from waxning phase of moon to Bhadrapad Amavasya or from the 8th day of the Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha to no moon day in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
Nidrakaal is when the Goddess remains in cosmic sleep. Such periods are observed in certain Shakti Temples.
The famous Navratri festival commences after the Bhavani Devi Nidrakal.

Govind Maharaj Uplekar Punyatithi at Phaltan

Govind Maharaj Uplekar Punyatithi is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Govind Maharaj Uplekar – a great saint who spread the teachings of truth, humanity and dharma. The day is of great significance at Phaltan in Maharashtra. Govind Maharaj Uplekar Punyatithi 2018 date is October 2.
Govind maharaj uplekar samadhi mandir is located at Phaltan. Various spiritual programs, prayer meeting and charitable events are held on the day by his followers.
Govind Maharaj Uplekar Punyatithi is annually held on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra

Mahadev Yatra at Walki in Chikodi

Mahadev Yatra is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is an important fair and festival at Walki Village in Chikodi in Belgaum District, Karnataka. Hundreds of people participate in the annual event. Mahadev Yatra at Walki in 2018 is on October 2.

The yatra or jatra is known for its people participation and unique rituals. Traditional music and pujas are performed on the day.
Mahadev Yatra is annually held on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Thawe Mandir – Gopalganj Thawe Durga Temple

Thawe Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Durga and she is popularly known as Maa Thawewali. The shrine is located at Thawe in Gopalganj District in Bihar. Thawe Durga Temple is around 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj – Siwan National Highway. It is believed that the form of Goddess Shakti worshipped in the temple is associated with Maa Kamakhya worshiped in Assam.

Legend has it that Maa Thawewali appeared in the dream of a devotee of her named Rahashu Bhagat and asked him to offer her grass at night which turned into edible rice in the morning. Using this rice Rahashu Bhagat fed the people of the region, which was badly affected by a famine.

The king of region was a terror and he did not like the charity of Rahashu Bhagat and imposed taxes on the people.
When Rahashu Bhagat told the king that Goddess provided the rice he gave to people, he did not believe and asked him to invoke the Goddess before him.
Rahashu Bhagat then invoked the Goddess who appeared with four arms riding on…

Jarkhandi Mahadev Temple at Barbigha in Sheikhpura District of Bihar

Dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, Jarkhandi Mahadev Temple is located at Barbigha in Sheikhpura District of Bihar. This is an ancient shrine and is situated at the Mahadevganj Mohalla in Barbhigha. Shiva is worshipped here in the form of a swayambhu Shivling.
It is believed that those who follow dharma and offer prayers to Baba Jarkhandi Mahadev will have their desires fulfilled.

Shivratri and Shravan month are the most auspicious period in the temple.
On Shravan Purnima, hundreds of devotees carry Gangajal (water from Ganga River) to offer Jalabhishek.
The architecture of the shrine is modern, as the original shrine had undergone renovation numerous times.

About Raja Veda Kavya Patasala – Vedic School – at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu

Raja Veda Kavya Patasala is a four century old VedicSchool at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. It was founded in 1542 by Sri Govinda Deekshitar, a famous statesman and Chief Minister for the Nayak kings of Thanjavur.
For details contact (0435)2401789, 2425948 and 2423777. Email: [email protected] The Hindu reports  The three sects – Smartha, Vaishnava and Madhwa – are covered without any discrimination at the Patasala. In 1972, under the guidance of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, a society called Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja Saheb Sri Govinda Deekshitar Punya Smarana Samithi was formed and registered.  “It was founded by Govinda Deekshitar and nurtured by Mahaswamigal. Not a surprise that this institution for the Vedas has been flourishing for the past 470 years, a miracle of sorts,” says Krishnamoorthy, administrator, when contacted for his views in the context of the landmark.  “As many as 150 students are enrolled in this residential school, where Engl…

Kannada Mantra for Good Health of Newborn Baby - Mantra in Kannada Language for Healthy Baby

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for good health of newborn baby. It can be chanted by couples and family members for healthy baby. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Attachment is the strongest block to realization – Neem Karoli Baba

Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity.
If you want to see God, kill desires. Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, don't act on it and it will go away.
Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say.
Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment - These are all paths to hell.
Attachment is the strongest block to realization.
The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute.
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