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Vetticode Temple Timings

Vetticode Sree Nagaraja Temple is dedicated to Nagas or Serpents and is located on Kayamkulam – Adoor Road in Alleppy District in Kerala. Below is the Vetticode Temple Timings in detail. Opening and closing time is strictly followed in the temple and is only extended during important festivals and rituals. Vetticode Temple Timings 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday to Saturday. 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Sunday. There is no puja and the shrine remains closed in the evening on all days. In the evening only lamps are lit in the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Thali Temple in Angadipuram in Kerala – Angadipuram Thali Mahadeva Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshatra or birth star in Kanni Masam, as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala, is of great significance at Thali Temple in Angadipuram, which has a sacred place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. Thali Mahadeva Temple is at Angadipuram in Kerala. Ayilyam Festival at Thali Temple in 2023 is October 9. The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. Special nagapooja are performed at the special place dedicated to Sarpa or Nagas here. It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day. Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Malappuram and Kozhikode to offer prayers at the temple.

Mammiyur Shiva Temple Timings – Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Story - Information - Shivratri Festival

Mammiyur Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala. Below is the Mammiyur temple timings in detail with all opening and closing time. The darshan time in the temple will be extended during festivals and rituals. During grahanam or eclipse the shrine remains closed. Shivratri is of great significance in the temple. Mammiyur Temple Shivratri Festival  Shivratri festival in Mammiyoor temple focuses on the Vedic and ritualistic functions performed by great Vedic scholars. The main festival is Maha Shivaratri in the month of Kumbha masam (February – March).  It is observed with sudhi, Laksharchana, Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam, Chuttuvilakku, Niramala and other special poojas. There will be vilakku ezhunnellippu during night - procession of Shiva and Vishnu on two caparisoned elephants and chenda melam for Sree Bhootha bali followed with Edakka pradakshinam and nadhaswaram.  It is a specialty that both Shiva and Vishnu are taken on procession for Sree

Ayilyam Festival at Mammiyur Temple in Kerala – Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Ayilyam Nakshatra Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshatra or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Mammiyur Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located near Guruvayur in Kerala. Mammiyur Temple Ayilyam Festival 2023 is October 9. The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. Special nagapooja and also sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here. It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day. Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple in Kerala

Ayilyam Nakshatra in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Veliyam village near Kottarakkara in Kerala. Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple Ayilyam festival 2023 is October 9. The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day. Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kollam and Pathanamthitta to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

Ayilyam Nakshatra in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at East Fort in Trivandrum. Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Ayilyam festival 2023 is on October 9. The offerings made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day. Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Trivandrum to offer prayers at the temple.

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Timing – Opening and Closing and Darshan Time at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Trivandrum

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha and is located at East Fort in Trivandrum. Below is the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Timing in detail. Please note the opening and closing time and darshan period will be extended or curtailed during certain festivals and rituals. The temple will remain closed during graham or eclipse. Morning Darshan Time at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple 4:30 AM to 10:45 AM Evening darshan time – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Please note that as the temple is located on the busy street junction, devotees can be seen offering prayers throughout the day.

Ayilyam Festival and Rituals at Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple

Ayilyam Nakshatra in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple. On this day special rituals and pujas are held at the temple dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The shrine is located near Thodupuzha in Kerala. Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple Ayilyam festival 2023 is on October 9. The offering made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. It is considered highly meritorious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas. Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Idukki District to offer prayers here.

Pambummekkattu Mana Ayilyam Festival

The Ayilyam Nakshatra in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Pambummekkattu Mana. On this day special rituals and pujas are held at this sacred place dedicated to Nagas or Serpents at Vadama Village near Mala in Thrissur, Kerala. Pambummekkattu Mana Ayilyam festival 2023 date is October 9. The offering made on the day include Noorum Palum and Kadalipazham. It is considered highly meritorious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas. Thousands of devotees from various parts of Kerala arrive in the shrine on the day.

Story of Origin of Pravara River in Maharashtra

Story of origin of Pravara River is associated with Sage Agastya. Pravara River is a tributary of Godavari River and it flows through the western parts of Maharashtra . Legend has it that Sage Agastya was performing severe Tapas. He managed to survive only on air and water. He performed this intense austerity for very long time. Bhagavan Shiva was greatly pleased by the devotion of Sage Agastya. He appeared and blessed the Sage. To help Sage Agastya, Shiva left a stream of Holy River Ganga at the spot where Sage Agastya was meditating and the stream is now known as Pravara River . Related Why Godavari River is also known as Gautami?

Karkotaka – Story Of Naga Karkotak

Karkotaka is one of the powerful snakes or Nagas in Hindu tradition with numerous magical powers. His parents were Sage Kashyapa and Kadru. The most popular and important part played by Karkotaka in Hindu mythology is in the story of Nala and Damayanti. The descendants of Karkotaka Naga are today settled in Rajasthan and are known as Katewa. Legend has it that once Karkotaka had cheated Sage Narada and the angry sage cursed him that he will become immobile – he cannot move his body. The sage then predicted that he will be relieved of his curse by Nala. Nala was the king of Nishadha kingdom and he was married to the beautiful Damayanti. But unfortunately Nala was possessed by Demon Kali and he took advantage of his weakness for gambling. Nala lost his kingdom to his brother in a game of dice. Nala then took refuge in the forest and once happened to find Karkotaka engulfed in a wild forest fire. The snake was unable to move due to the curse of Sage Narada. Nala save

Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas – Death Anniversary of Tekchand ji Maharaj

Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Tekchand Ji Maharaj – the divine guru of Damodar Vanmshiya Kshatriya Gujarati Darji samaj. He had taken Samadhi in Karcha in Ujjain District. Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas 2023 date is October 28. His followers organize various spiritual programs and prayer meeting on the day. Thousands of devotees participate in the various program held across North India. Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Singaji Mela at Nimar – Sant Singaji Maharaj Fair at Piplia

Singaji Mela is observed in Ashwin month. It is fair in honor of Sant Singaji Maharaj, a great poet and saint who lived in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh. The fair is organized for 15 days at Piplia. Singaji Mela 2023 date is October 28. Sant Singaji Maharaj lived during the 15 th century and who wrote numerous bhajans. He practiced nirguna form of worship – god with no form. A temple dedicated to Sant Singaji Maharaj is located at Piplia. Devotees from nearby villages and towns arrive on the occasion of the mela to offer puja. During the annual mela, more than two and a half million devotees visits the holy resting place of Singaji Maharaj. Nimar’s culture and tradition is seen in this fair. Ghee, coconut, chironji are being offered on the Samadhi of Singaji. Devotees who had their wishes fulfilled offer Bhandara. Sant Singhji is also known as Kabir of Nimar region. His footprints are worshiped at the place of birth and samadhi sthal. Even after hundreds of years people e

Ajmeed Jayanti – Maharaj Ajmeedh Birth Anniversary

Ajmeedh Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It the birth anniversary of Maharaja Ajmeedh who was a great Kshatriya King. He is the founder of the lineage of Swarnkar Samaj. Ajmeedh Jayanti 2023 date is October 28. He was a great ruler who instilled self-belief and courage in his subjects. He was the founder of Maidh Kshatriya Swarnkar Community. The community is today spread across Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Various spiritual programs, charity events and prayer meetings are held in many places in North India on the day. Maharaj Ajmeed Birth Anniversary is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar followed in North India.

Veer Jiva Mahale Jayanti – Vir Jiva Mahale Birth Anniversary

Veer Jiva Mahale was the bodyguard of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His Birth Anniversary or Jayanti is annually observed in Bhadrapada month. Jiva Mahale Jayanti 2023 date is October 11. A great soldier and unsung hero, Jiva Mahale saved Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by killing Bijapur's general Afzal Khan. There are two versions - one version suggests that Jiva Mahale only successfully thwarted the attempt to kill Shivaji Maharaj by the bodyguard of Afzal Khan. Afzal Khan was beheaded by Sambhaji Kavji Kondhalkar Veer Jiva Mahale was an expert swordsman and he played a crucial role in the battle of Pratapgad. He escorted Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj when he went at the base of Pratapgad fort to meet Afzal Khan as part of peace talks. Jivaji Mahala protected his master from every attempt of treachery that was unleashed by Afzal Khan and his forces. The Battle of Pratapgad was fought on November 10, 1659, at the fort of Pratapgad near Satara in Maharashtra between the f

Agni Teertham at Rameswaram

Agni Teertham is an important holy place in Rameswaram. It is located 100 meters from the east gopuram of the Rameswaram Temple. Legend has it that Lord Agni, Hindu God of fire, took holy dip in Teertham after he returned Mata Sita to Lord Ram. ( Maya Sita – you can read the story here). It is believed that taking holy dip in the teertham will help in sin redemption. Hundreds of devotees take holy dip here daily. During Thai Amavasi and Aadi Amavasi thousands of devotees visit the Teertham to offer prayers to departed souls.

Refurbishment of the Main Murti in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum

The main murti of Ananta Padmanabhaswamy in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will undergo refurbishment in September 2015. The murti is depicted as sleeping on Ananta Sesha and with one hand in Abhaya Mudra posture. The awe-inspiring murti of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is seen reclined on the mighty five hooded serpent Anantha. The supreme God is in conscious cosmic slumber with the head positioned to the south and the feet to the north. Anantha spreads its hoods above the head of the Idol. From the navel of the Lord emerges a lotus on which Lord Brahma is seated. Just below the stretched right arm of the Lord is the Shiva Linga. The original murti was of Iluppa wood and it was infused into the present murti by certain complicated religious ritualistic processes. The murti is made up of a highly complex amalgam termed Katusarkarayogam and contains within it 12008 Salagramas collected from the bed of the River Gandaki in Nepal. It is believed that Salagramas represent Lord Vishnu. Twelve Sal

Kannada Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Kannada Language

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. 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.

Telugu Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Telugu Language

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. 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.

Tamil Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Tamil Language

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. 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.