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Kodungallur Temple Timings – Opening and Closing – Pooja and Darshan Time at Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple at Kodungalloor in Thrissur District in Kerala is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavati. This is one of the most popular and powerful Shakti shrine in South India. Kodungallur Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Morning Pooja Timings 4 AM to 12 PM

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Evening Darshan Timings 4 PM to 8 PM

Deeparadhana will be between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM

The most important days in a week are Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Special rituals are observed on Tuesday and Friday.

Alandi Yatra 2018 date

Alandi Yatra is a pilgrimage to the Alandi in Pune – the place where Saint Dnyaneshwar attained Samadhi. Alandi Yatra 2018 date is December 3. It is performed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra. The famous Uttpati Ekadasi is observed on this day.

Thousands of pilgrims arrive at Alandi on this day and pay their respects to Saint Dnyaneshwar. The pilgrims carry a Murti of Saint Dnyaneshwar on a Palkhi (Palanquin). Devotees take bath in the IndrayaniRiver to wash away the sins committed and to start afresh on the path of liberation or Moksha.

Kharsundi – About Hindu God Kharsundi

Kharsundi is a local deity worshipped mainly in Maharashtra. He is also known as Siddhanath and is a manifestation of Hindu God Shiva. He is a deity who protects village and its wealth. Therefore, he is also counted among Kshetrapal or protective deities.
There are numerous shrines dedicated to Kharsundi in Maharashtra.
He is also the family deity of some communities in the region.
Kharsundi has two consorts - Goddess Jogeshwari and Goddess Zakabai.
It must be noted here that the number of consorts vary from region to region.
The most important shrine dedicated to deity is located in Sangli District.

Pancha Bhutas in Hinduism

Pancha Bhutas are the five great elements in Hinduism - space, air, fire, water and earth. Hindu religion teaches that the environment constitute of the five great elements and are derived from Prakriti – the primal energy. The Pancha Bhutas are interconnected and the Upanishads states – From Brahman (the Supreme Truth) arises space, from space arises air, from air arises fire, from fire arises water, and from water arises earth."

As per Hindu tradition, the human body is also composed of the Pancha Bhutas and is connected to one of the five senses. Nose is related to earth, tongue to water, eyes to fire, skin to air and ears to space.

The concept of Pancha Bhutas symbolically states that all that living and nonliving are forms of the Supreme Truth. Related Pancha Bhutha Shiva Temples

Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple Festival near Cherthala

Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple is located near Cherthala in Allappuzha District in Kerala. The temple is located around 2 km from Cherthala town in Thrichattukulam area. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Thrichattukulam Mahadeva Temple festival 2017 date is February 1 to February 8.

The festival is observed in Makaram month.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

The annual festival is observed in such a way that it ends with Arattu on the …

Wisdom Nuggets on Mental Health

Depression is part of bad mental health. It is caused by fear of future, over ambitiousness or hanging on to past. Only solution to this is to realize that nothing is permanent. Life is a continuous process. Everything changes. Let go, be flexible and accept changes for overcoming depression.
Comparison is a great evil that we nurture. Life becomes miserable due to this. This disturbs mental peace. Realize that someone will always be better. We should learn from them and enjoy their success.
When we transform our minds, we overcome disturbing emotions and we achieve inner peace. This will usher in positive changes and mental attitude. Our responses to people and incidents will also become positive.
Do not get bogged down by sufferings. Do not get defeated by mental scars. Study the lives of great men and women, and we will realize that they defeated these sufferings to achieve success.