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

Kallooppara Devi Temple is located near Thiruvalla in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. This is one of the most popular and powerful Shakti shrine in the region. Kallooppara Bhagavathy 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. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse. Kallooppara Devi Temple Morning Pooja Timings 5:30 AM to 11:30 AM Kallooppara Bhagavathy Temple Evening Darshan Timings 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.

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

Manappully Bhagavathy Temple is located near Palakkad in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. This is one of the most popular and powerful Shakti shrine in this part of Kerala. Manapullikavu 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. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse. Manapullikavu Temple Morning Pooja Timings 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM Manappully Bhagavathy Temple Evening Darshan Timings 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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

Madayi Kavu Temple is located near Payangadi in Kannur District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. This is one of the most popular and powerful Shakti shrine in North Kerala. Madayi Kavu 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. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse. Madayi Kavu Temple Morning Pooja Timings 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM Madayi Kavu Temple Evening Darshan Timings 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

Yama – The Hindu God of Death

Yama is the Hindu God of Death. The popular belief is that he arrives with a noose on a black buffalo to take away the soul of the dead. As per Puranas, he is the son of Vavasvan and Saranju or Surya and Sanjna. His consort is Dhumorna. Yami is his sister. His vehicle or Vahana is black buffalo. As per popular belief, Yama is the judge of the dead and decides whether a person should go to heaven or hell. He also decides on the punishment in hell. In these matters Chitragupta assists him. But we often forget that Yama is one of the greatest teachers in the Vedas. In the Katha Upanishad, he shares the secret teachings of death and afterlife to young Nachiketa. Again, the conversation between Yama and Satyavati after he takes away her husband is important part of Hindu teachings. Yama also gets defeated by Shiva – For saving young Markandeya, Shiva appears and stops Yama from taking his life away. Yam and her sister Yami is worshiped after Diwali. Dharmaraj Dasami is Ch

Kollam Koyilandy Pisharikavu Temple Kaliyattam Festival

Pisharikavu Temple is located at Kollam Koyilandy in Kozhikode District. Mother Goddess is worshipped here in the form of a sword Nandakkam sword. The annual Shuddhi Kriya ritual is observed in Makaram month. The famous Kaliyattam festival is observed for 7 days in Meenam month. There is no fixed date for the Kaliyattam festival. The only rule is that it should be observed in the Meenam Month (March - April). The annual Shuddhi Kriya festival is held in Makaram month. The Kaliyattam kurikkal is held in Kumbha Masam. How Is Koyilandy Pisharikavu Temple Kaliyattam Date Fixed? കുംഭമാസം പത്താംതീയതി (കൊടിയാഴ്ച ദിവസമാണെങ്കില് - ഞായര്, ചൊവ്വ, വെള്ളി) കാളിയാട്ടം കുറിക്കല് ചടങ്ങ് നടത്തുന്നു.കാളിയാട്ടം മീനമാസത്തിലായിരിക്കും നടത്തുക.ചേമഞ്ചേരിയിലുള്ള പൊറ്റമ്മല് കുടുംബത്തിലെ കാരണവരായ നമ്പീശനാണ് കാളിയാട്ടം കുറിക്കല് ചടങ്ങ് നടത്തുന്നത്.ഉത്സവം മീനമാസത്തില്തന്നെ നടത്തണമെന്നല്ലാതെ നിശ്ചിത ദിവസം തന്നെ നിശ്ചിത നാളില് നടത്തണമെന്ന് നിര്ബന്ധമില്ല.അത് ഓരോ കൊല്ലവും നിശ്ചയിക്കുകയാണ് പതിവ്. കുംഭം പത്തിനോ അല്ലെ

Pournami 2022 dates – Pournima Fasting Time And Days In 2022 - 2023 Hindu Calendar

Pournami, or Pournima, is the full moon day in traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Below are the Pournami time and dates in 2022 -2023. The term Pournami and Pournima is widely used in South India and western parts of India . The Pournima day is considered highly auspicious by South Indian Hindus and some communities observe a fast known as Pournami Vratham – from sunrise to sunset on the full moon day. Pournami dates in 2022 based on Indian Standard Time (IST) Pournami 2022 October 9, 2022, Sunday Fasting is on October 9. November 8, 2022, Tuesday Fasting is on November 7. December 8, 2022, Thursday Fasting is on December 7. Pournami 2023 January 6, 2023, Friday. Poonam Vrat is on January 6. February 5, 2023, Sunday Poonam Vrat is on February 5. March 7, 2023, Tuesday Poonam Vrat is on March 6 April 6, 2023, Thursday Poonam Vrat is on April 5. Hanuman Jayanti May 5, 2023, Friday Poonam Vrat is on May 5. June 4, 2023, Sunday Poonam Vrat is on June 3 July 3, 2023, Monday Fasti

Varanad Devi Temple Pongala Festival near Cherthala

Varanad Devi Temple is located at Varanad near Cherthala in Alappuzha District, Kerala. The temple is located around 5 km from Cherthala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagadambika. The ritual is annually held on Makara Bharani or the Bharani star date in Makaram month. 'Pongala' ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’ The temple is decorated during the period with lights, lamp, plantain, coconut fronds, flowers etc. Holy fire from the temple is taken out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.

Sun Rays Directly Falls on the Murti (Idol) of Goddess Mahalakshmi in Kolhapur

The murti (idol) of Goddess Mahalakshmi worshipped at the world famous Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple is so perfectly aligned that sun rays fall directly on the murti on specific days in a year. The sunrays directly fall on the murti on January 31, February 1 and February 2. Again it falls on the murti on November 9, November 10 and November 11. It is the rays of setting sun that fall directly on the murti. When sun rays directly fall on the murti, Kirnotsav is observed in the temple. On January 31 and November 9, sun rays falls directly on the feet of Goddess Lakshmi murti. On February 1 and November 10, sun rays falls directly on the chest of the murti. On February 2 and November 11, sun rays falls directly on the face of the murti.

Singhapur Yatra On Vishuba Sankranti In Odisha - Lord Narayan Gosain Taken Out Of Pond - Only Day For Darshan In A Year

Singhapur Yatra is observed at Singapur village near Rasulpur in Jajpur District of Odisha for three days during Maha Vishuba Sankranti (April 14/15) in Orissa. More than 70,000 devotees participate in the annual  Singapur Yatra in which murti or idol of Lord Narayan Gosain is taken out of pond only on this day for darshan. Every year during this period, the murti of Lord Narayan Gosain which remains under water throughout the year, is taken out of Madhutirtha pond located near the temple in the village. Why is the murti of Lord Narayan Gosain Kept Underwater? There is some history involved to the answer to this question. In the 16th century, Kalapahad, a Muslim invader, after destroying numerous temples and Hindu idols reached the region. The then King of Madhupurgarh, to save the idol from Kalapahad, hid it in the pond. But people and the King were unhappy as the idol remained underwater. A few days later, Lord Narayan Gosain appeared in the dream of the King and