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Thiruvangoor Narasimha Parthasarathy Temple Festival

Thiruvangoor Narasimha Parthasarathy Temple is Kozhikode District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha and Sri Krishna and is around 9 km from Koyilandy. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Thiruvangoor Narasimha Parthasarathy Temple Festival 2016 date is January 29. The arattu will be observed on February 3.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Chirakkal Kadalayi Sree Krishna Temple Festival

Chirakkal Kadalayi Sree Krishna Temple is located at Chirakkal in Kannur District. The shrine is around 6 km from Kannur and is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Chirakkal Kadalayi Sree Krishna Temple festival 2016 date is January 29.

The annual festival is observed in Makaram month as per traditional Malayalam calendar.

Hundreds of people visit the shrine and participate in various rituals.

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

Traditional art forms are performed during the period.
The weeklong festival ends with arattu.

Story of the Birth of Budh Graha

Budh Graha, Mercury, is one among the navgrahas, nine planets, as per Hindu tradition. The movement of Budh Grah in a horoscope is very important in Hindu astrology. The story of the birth of Budh is of great importance as the story also gives suggestions regarding women’s freedom to move away from a bad marriage. Budh is the son of Sage Brihaspati and Tara. But he was fathered by Chandra, the Hindu Moon God.

Sage Brihaspati was the Guru of the Devas and he was only interested in rituals and studies. The Sage never showed any interest in Tara. A disillusioned Tara soon fell in love with Chandra and abandoned her husband.

Indra, the king of Devas, once decided to conduct a yajna to get stronger to face the Asuras or demons.

Sage Brihaspati used this as an opportunity and said that he can only perform the yajna with his wife by his side.

The Devas were divided on the issue. Some saw no reason in Tara returning to a husband who only needed her for rituals. They argued that Tara should…

Difference between Sastha and Ayyappa

Sastha or Shastavu or Shasta is one among the numerous names of Ayyappa worshipped at the famous SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala. Some people believe that Sasta and Ayyappa are two different deities. This is because Sastha is mentioned to have two wives. But Ayyappa is a Brahmachari.
When the term Ayyappa is used He is always a Brahmachari. But when the term Sasta is used he can be Brahmachari or Grahasta. This is because Sastha is a very popular village deity in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The particular rural story prevalent in a particular area gives Sasta the status of Brahmachari or Grahasta (married).
The name Sasta is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Sasta with two wives Purna and Puskala and a son is worshipped mainly as Gram Devata - village deity. Some of these earlier villages have become towns. So today there is a Sastha temple in most towns.
Ashtottara Satakam is the only scripture that mentions that Sasta has two wives. Sastha is also …

Hanuman – About Hindu God Hanuman

In Hinduism, Hanuman is the perfect manifestation of devotion, humility, discipline, strength and selfless service. He is the one who has conquered the senses and ego. He is the ideal living being. For many Hindus, he is the trusted lieutenant of Lord Ram in the Ramayana. For non-Hindus, he is the Monkey God in Hindu religion. Today, Hanuman is widely worshipped in Hindu culture and is one of the most popular deities.
Birth of Hanuman Hanuman is the son of Vayu, the wind-god, and Anjani. He is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Chiranjeevi In Hindu tradition, Hanuman is designated as Chiranjeevi – the ever living. He lives among us and is believed to present where Lord Ram is worshipped. There is also a popular belief that he lives in the Himalayas.
Hanuman the Scholar His Guru is Lord Surya (Sun God). He is a master of literature, grammar, politics, commerce, economics, music, arts, sciences, philosophy, mysticism and occult. Lord Ram recognizes the outstanding scholar Han…

Balumbai Devi Yatra at Umbarde near Khatav

Umbarde Balumbai Devi Yatra is annually organized in Paush month. It is observed at the Balumbai Mandir at Umbarde village near Khatav in Satara District of Maharashtra. Thousands of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival. Umbarde Balumbai Devi Yatra 2018 date is January 2. Balumbai Devi Temple is located around 19 km from Khatav.

Balumbai Devi Yatra attracts devotees from nearby villages and town. The annual yatra is famous for its unique rituals.

The temple is lavishly decorated on the occasion with flowers, leaves, lamps  and lights.
Balumbai Devi Yatra is annually observed on Paush Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mankavu Thalappoli Festival - Mankavu Kacheri Kunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli Festival

Mankavu Kacheri Kunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is located at Mankavu near Kozhikode in Kerala. The temple is around 7 km from Kozhikode. The Thalappoli festival is observed in Makaram month. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Mankavu Kacheri Kunnu Sree Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli festival 2016 date is January 30.

Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.

Thousands of people from nearby villages and towns arrive to witness the festival .
For the annual Thalappoli, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival is observed for nearly a week.

Thiravellattu Maholsavam at Karanayil Devasthanam Madam Temple in Thrissur

Karanayil Devasthanam Madam Temple, also known as Sri Vishnumaya Kuttichathan Temple, is located at Karuvannur Cheriyapalam in Thrissur District. The annual Thiravellattu Maholsavam (festival) is observed in Makaram month. Thiravellattu Maholsavam 2016 date is January 30. The temple is located around 18 km from Thrissur.

It is believed that Vishnumaya Kuttichathan appeared on the Thiravellattu Maholsavam.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Offering prayers on the day is considered highly meritorious.

Cheppilamuri Durga Devi Temple Festival near Palakkad

Cheppilamuri Durga Devi Temple is located near Palakkad in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Makaram month. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga. Cheppilamuri Durga Devi Temple festival 2016 date is from January 24 to January 31.

The temple is located around 5 km from Palakkad.

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

Music and traditional arts forms are performed during the festival period.

The utsava murti of the deity is taken out on the final day for arattu.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Bhairavnath Yatra at Chaskaman in Rajgurunagar

Bhairavnath Yatra at Chaskaman is annually observed in Paush month. The yatra is the main festival and fair at the Bhairavnath Temple at Chaskaman in Rajgurunagar in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. Chaskaman Bhairavnath Yatra 2018 date is January 2.

Hundreds of people participate in the unique festival. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.
Chaskaman Bhairavnath Yatra is annually observed on Paush Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Utteshwar Padmavati Devi Temple Yatra at Walne in Mahabaleshwar

Utteshwar Padmavati Yatra at Walne is observed in Paush month. It is organized at the Utteshwar Padmavati Devi Temple at Walne in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Utteshwar Yatra 2018 date at Valne is January 2. Utteshwar Padmavati Devi Temple at Walne is located around 40 km from Mahabaleshwar.

Utteshwar Padmavati Devi Temple is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps. Various rituals are observed during the period.
Utteshwar Yatra at Walne is observed on Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Matoba Yatra at Naitale in Niphad, Nashik

Matoba Yatra at Naitale is observed in Paush month. It is organized at the Matoba Maharaj Temple at Naitale in Niphad, Nashik District, Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Matoba Yatra at Naitale in 2018 date is January 2. Matoba Temple is located around 46 km from Nashik.

Shri Matoba Maharaj Maharaj is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps.

Various rituals are observed during the period. Hundreds of followers of the Maharaj participate in the festivities and fair.
Matoba Yatra at Naitale is observed on Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Siddhanath Yatra at Kharsundi in Atpadi, Sangli

Siddhanath Yatra at Kharsundi is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddhanath Temple at Kharsundi in Atpadi, Sangli District, Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Siddhanath Yatra 2018 (beginning) date at Kharsundi is January 2. Kharsundi Siddhanath Temple is located around 23 km from Atpadi.

The shrine is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps.

Various rituals are observed during the period.
Siddhanath Yatra at Kharsundi is observed from Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhagwati Devi Yatra at Munge near Devgad – Munage Bhagavati Devi Temple Festival

Bhagwati Devi Yatra at Munge is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at Bhagwati Devi Temple at Munage near Devgad, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Bhagwati Devi Yatra 2018 date at Munge is January 2. Munage Bhagavati Devi Temple is located around 32 km from Devgad.

The shrine is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps.

Various rituals are observed during the period.
Bhagwati Devi Yatra at Munge is observed on Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Rasaidevi Devi Yatra and Palkhi at Achirne in Vaibhavwadi

Rasaidevi Devi Yatra and Palkhi at Achirne is observed in Paush month. It is organized at the Rasaidevi Devi Temple at Achirne in Vaibhavwadi, Sindhudurga, Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Rasaidevi Devi Yatra and Palkhi 2018 date is January 2. Rasaidevi Devi Temple is located around 8 km from Vaibhavwadi.

The shrine is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps.

Various rituals are observed during the period.

Thousands of people participate to witness the Palkhi or Palanquin carried around the streets.
Rasaidevi Devi Yatra and Palkhi at Achirne is observed on Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhagwati Yatra at Madban near Ratnagiri

Bhagwati Yatra at Madban is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at Bhagwati Temple at Madban near Ratnagiri. Hundreds of people participate in the annual jatra. Bhagwati Yatra  2018 date at Madban is January 2. Madban Bhagavati Temple is located around 62 km from Ratnagiri.

The shrine is decorated beautifully for the occasion with lights and lamps.

Various rituals are observed during the period.
Bhagwati Yatra at Madban is observed on Paush Purnima day or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Paderi Illam Thira

Paderi Illam Thira is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. The annual festival attracts hundreds of Thirayattu enthusiasts. Paderi Illam Thira 2016 beginning date is February 2.

The thira performance is held at Peruvayal Cherukulathoor Paderi Illam. The illam is considered to be the abode of Kuttichathan.

It is one of the rare abodes where in Theyyam is performed at noontime.
Peruvayal Cherukulathoor Paderi Illam is located around 8 km from Mavoor.

Malliyoor Bhagavatha Hamsam Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Brahmasri Malliyoor Shankaran Nampoothiri

Malliyoor Bhagavatha Hamsam Jayanti is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. It is the birth anniversary of Brahmasri Malliyoor Shankaran Nampoothiri – who was a Bhagavatham expert and Sanskrit scholar. Malliyoor Bhagavatha Hamsam Jayanti 2016 date is February 2. In 2016, it is the 96th birth anniversary of the pious soul.

He was born at Kuruppunthara in Kottayam District in 1920.

Brahmasri Malliyoor Shankaran Nampoothiri was a great scholar and he had completed more than 2,500 Bhagavatha Saptahams – reading and explaining Srimad Bhagavad Purana.
He attained moksha on August 2, 2011.

Muthuthala Ganapathi Temple Kalam Pattu

Muthuthala Ganapathi Temple is located at Muthuthala in Palakkad District, Kerala. The temple is located around 8 km from Pattambi. The shrine is dedicated to Ganapati and the Kalam Pattu ritual is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. Muthuthala Ganapathi Temple Kalam Pattu 2016 date is February 2.

Kalam Pattu is the second stage of Kalamezhuthu ritual observed in many temples in Kerala. The ritual of Kalamezhuthu develops through three stages - Kalamezhuthu, drawing of the picture, Kalam Pattu, which involves the rendering of the myth related to the deity to the accompaniment of some traditional instruments and Kalam Thullal, the final stage in which the myth is performed in a stylized form following which the Kalam is erased. This art form is multi-dimensional in that it bears religious, aesthetic and social aspects.

Chandur Yatra in Paush month

Chandur Yatra is annually observed in Paush month. It is observed at Chandur in Maharashtra. Hundreds of people participate in this annual pilgrimage. Chandur Yatra 2018 date is January 2.

A fair and festival is organized during the period.
Chandur Yatra is held on Paush Purnima or the full moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Punyatithi

Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Punyatithi is observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi. It is of great importance at Sadegaon in Jalna District, Maharashtra. Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Punyatithi 2018 date is January 10.

Hundreds of devotees participate in the various programs organized on the day by followers of Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Maharaj.

Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Mandir is located at Sadegaon.

Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Ramdasi Punyatithi is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
The shrine at Sadegaon is located around 67 km from Jalna.

Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj Punyatithi at Gahininath Gad in Beed

Sant Vamanbhau Punyatithi is observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj. It is of great importance at Gahininath Gad in Beed, Maharashtra. Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 9.

Hundreds of devotees participate in the various programs organized on the day by followers of Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj.

Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj Mandir is located at Gahininath Gad.

Sant Vamanbhau Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
The shrine at Gahininath Gad is located around 66 km from Beed.

Lakkattoor Shiva Parvati Temple Festival

Lakkattoor Shiva Parvati Temple is located at Lakkattoor in Kottayam District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The shrine is around 17 km from Kottayam. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Lakkattoor Shiva Parvati Temple festival 2016 date is February 2.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

Nattika Arikkiri Temple Festival

Nattika Arikkiri Temple is located near Nattika in Thrissur District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is around 3 km from Thriprayar. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Nattika Arikkiri Temple festival 2016 date is February 2.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

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.

Pozhikkara Devi Temple Festival – Paravur Pozhikkara Devi Temple Vishakam Festival

Pozhikkara Devi Temple is located near Paravur in Kollam District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is around 5 km from Paravur. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Paravur Pozhikkara Devi Temple Vishakam festival 2016 date is February 2.

The most important day during the annual festival is the Vishakam Nakshatram in Makaram month.

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

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

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

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Uttarabhadra Nakshatra 2016 predictions – Astrology Prediction in 2016 for Uttara Bhadra or Uttarabhadrapada Birth Star

Uttarabhadra Nakshatram born people in 2016 will have an average year. Career progress. Health issues. Lot of hard work. Child birth. February, April, June, September and December are good months in 2016. January, July and November will see ups and downs. March, May, August and October will be bad. Astrology prediction for Uttra Bhadra Nakshatram for 2016 based on birth star is given below: Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra is the 26th birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu astrology or Jyothish Shastra. Uttrabhadra is in Meena Rashi according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career - Promotion and transfer. Success in new ventures. Those who have decided to quit job and start something of their own will find success. Increase in salary. You will be recognized for your talent and hard work. Additional responsibility and increase in workload. Multitasking will result in ignoring certain important matters. Average success in exams and interviews. Those working in sc…

Vrischika Rashi 2016 Predictions Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Scorpio Zodiac

In 2016, people born in Vrischika Rashi (Scorpio Zodiac – Hindu Moon Sign) will have positive and good year. Financial improvement. Career progress. New health issues. Detail Vrischika Rashi Astrology Predictions for 2016 is given below. January, March, April, August and October 2016 are good months. February, July, September and December are both good and bad. May, June and November 2016 will be bad.

Career - Those who have job or work associated with government will see promotion and transfer. Those looking for new job will get one but in a distant location. Gains in career through dedication and by gathering new knowledge. You will have to learn new methods for career progress. You will be able to successfully convey your thoughts or prove your ideas. You will make progress through hard work. Name and fame for artists and freelancers.

Finance - Financial progress. Gains from earlier investment. Decision regarding ancestral wealth. You will buy new property. You might buy new vehicle…

True experience is living our own life

Many of us live a borrowed spiritual life. Some try to create replica of someone successful in their life. Some are mere blind followers. However, all this are not the real us. True experience is living our own life. Self-realization happens when we experience it.
All teachings are just words. They are mere references. To experience ‘That,’ we need to venture into the unknown world within us. This needs intense concentration and deep contemplation.
As per Hindu teachings, we all are essence of that Supreme Truth. However, layers and layers of ignorance is covering it. This is blocking us from reaching our ultimate goal – self-realization.
As we cannot work hard to remove the ignorance, we become followers or try to imitate someone who has achieved self realization. Sadly, we never even come near true experience.
True experience happens when we search to find answer to Who AM I? This search does not require any preparation, you don’t need travel, there is no money involved. All we n…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 26, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, December 26, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 3:42 PM on December 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 26, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudra or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 12:16 PM on December 26. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Arudra Darshan.  
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Paush Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab,…