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Thaipooyam Festival at Panmana Subrahmanya Temple

Panmana Subrahmanya Temple is located at Panmana near Chavara in Kollam District in Kerala. It is an ancient and popular Muruga temple in Kerala. Thaipooyam Festival in, Malayalam month, Makaram is of great importance here. Panmana Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam Festival 2017 date is February 10.

Thaipooyam Festival in Makara Masam (January – February) attracts thousands of devotees. Mayil Kavadi and Palkavadi are taken on the day to the shrine.

Special pujas are also offered on the day from morning to evening.

The main ritual on the Thaipooyam day is the taking of Kavadi to the temple and going around the temple with it to the accompaniment of traditional temple music.
People also pierce their body with small lance or vel for desire fulfillment or as part of thanksgiving for desires fulfilled.

Jalaram Jayanti - Birth Anniversary of Sri Jalram Bapa

Jalaram Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shri Jalaram Bapa (1799-1881 AD) one of the greatest saints of modern era. Jalaram Jayanti 2017 date is October 27. Shri Jlaram Bapa used to feed people and this was his main spiritual and devotional Sadhana. Echoing the great teaching of the Vedas, Shri Jalaram used to say that by feeding hungry people I am feeding Narayana – the great teaching of Sanatana Dharma which says that all animate and inanimate rise and merge in the Supreme Being.

Shri Jalaram was born on the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik Month (October – November) in Virpur in Saurashtra in 1799 AD.

The mass feeding that Shri Jalaram started is known as Sada Vrat and is still continued by his disciples.

Today, Shri Jalaram Bapa has devotees around the world and they practice the Sada Vrat.

Quotes on water from Rig Veda

Waters which come from heaven, or those that wander dug from the earth, or flowing free by nature, bright, purifying, speeding to the ocean, here let those waters, goddesses protect me. Rig Veda 7.49.2
I will declare the manly deeds of Indra, the first that he achieved, the Thunder-wielder. He slew the Dragon, then disclosed the waters and cleft the channels of the mountain torrents. Rig Veda 1.32.1
Then even nothingness was not, nor existence, There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it. What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed? At first there was only darkness wrapped in darkness. All this was only un-illumined water. That one which came to be, enclosed in nothing,
Arose at last, born of the power of heat. Rig Veda 10.129.1, 3

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 15, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, November 15, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:33 AM on November 15. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 15, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 2:00 PM.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 6:33 PM on November 15. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chhath Puja rituals begin. Nagula Chavithi in Andhra Pradesh
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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