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Navadurga – Nine Forms of Goddess Durga Worshiped During Navratri

Navadurga, or Navdurga, are the nine forms of Durga collectively worshipped by Shakti devotees. Scriptures differ in naming the nine incarnations. Pictures and paintings of the Nava-Durga also varies from region to region. The most widely accepted account of the nine forms of Durga is the one found in the Devi Mahatmya – Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gowri and Siddhidayini. The nine forms of Durga are worshipped during the nine days of Navratri.
Sailaputri or Shailaputri– In this form Durga is two-armed and carries a trident and lotus. Her mount is an ox or bull. Sailaputri is believed to be the rebirth of Sati, the daughter of Daksha and the wife of Lord Shiva. In her second birth she is Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya and later she became the consort of Shiva. This is one of the very first forms of Shakti and is closely associated with Lord Shiva. Shailaputri is worshipped on the first day of Navaratri.

Goddess Lobhi – Information about Goddess Lovi

Goddess Lobhi is worshipped mainly in Angul District in Odisha. She is also known as Lovi and the name of the Goddess means ‘greediness.’ People say that this greediness is positive and is associated with greediness of devotion, offerings and to sacrifice egoism.

Legend has it that the Goddess was originally worshipped by demon king Ravana. After Rama killed Ravana, the Goddess followed Bhagavan Sri Ram to Ayodhya and on the way, she settled at Garh Santry in Ankul District.

The main offering done by devotees to Goddess Lobhi is tonsuring of hair.

The Goddess is worshipped for peace and prosperity. It is believed that she blesses children with long life and good health.
The main festival dedicated to her known as Lobhi Thakurani Yatra is observed on the Kartik Purnima day (full moon day in November). In the festival, the murti of the Goddess worshipped at Garh Santry is taken to a nearby village temple in a huge procession, which includes drums, music and dance.

Navratri Bommai Kolu ideas and How to create - Navratri Kolu Procedure

Golu or Kolu, doll arrangement, is an essential part of Navratri and Dasara celebrations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Navratri Golu begins on October 10. The Bommai Golus are proud possessions of a family and they are handed down through generations. Apart from the traditional Navratri Bommai Kolu display, nowadays there is an emphasis on Golu themes with different ideas.
Majority of the Bommai Golu displayed in homes opt for the traditional method of display. Kolu – the royal court of Goddess Durga is created 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 steps. The most important dolls in the kolu arrangement are the Raja-rani or the marapachi bommais. These are expensive dolls and a set of them is found in all traditional households. Another important idol is that of Goddess Saraswati. A Kalash is also placed along with the Golu.
Golu ideas and How to Create

Stories from Hindu Mythology continue to be the favorite theme during Navarathri Golu. Community Golu and displays by organizatio…

Thiruvanvandoor Temple – Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple near Chengannur in Kerala

Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple is located around 7 km northwest of Chengannur town in Kerala. The temple is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Thiruvanvandoor Temple was constructed by Nakula, the fourth of the Pandava brothers. The shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Deshams – Thiruvanvandoor (108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu as per Vaishnava tradition).


Lord Vishnu worshiped in the shrine is also referred to as Pambanaiappan – meaning lord on the banks of Pampa River. He is also known as Annadana Prabhu.

Legend has it that Sage Narada and Sage Markandeya got the vision of Lord Vishnu in the spot where the present shrine is located.

There is another belief that the murti worshipped in the shrine was originally worshipped by Sage Bhrigu.

The main murti worshipped in the shrine is Vishnu in standing posture. It is made using Krishna Shila.

The shrine is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture with two tier gopuram, dwajasthampam, deepasthampam, manda…

Uthirattathi Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Uthirattathi Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Uthirattathi Natchathiram will have a fairly good year. Good opportunity for business people. Gains in financial matters. Property disputes for some. Astrology predictions or palangal for Uthirattathi Natchathiram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: January, April, August and November are good months in 2017. February, May, July and December will see ups and downs. March, June, September and October will be bad. Uthirattathi Natchathiram is the 26th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish Shastra. Uthirattathi is in Meena Rashi or Meenakurru according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – It is a good year for people looking abroad for jobs. You will create enemies at the workplace due to unwanted arguments and talks. Some of you will get promotion and new good job offers. Sudden job loss for some in this year but you can overcome it through hard work and dedication. Writer, publishers and …

Pooratathi Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Pooratathi Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Pooratathi Natchathiram born people will face some serious troubles in certain areas of life in 2017. There will be some problems in relationships. Financial troubles is also a possibility. Pooratathi Natchathiram predictions or palangal 2017 is given below in detail. March, May, August and December are good. January, April, September and November are bad. February, June, July and October 2017 will see both good and bad times. Pooratathi Natchathiram is the 25th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish Shastram. The first three quarters or 45 nazhika of Pooratathi is in Kumbha Rashi or Kumbha Kurru (Aquarius Zodiac) and the next quarter or 15 nazhika is in Meena Rashi or Meena kurru according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – Those looking for new job will get it. Those working in banks will have a good year. Good year for lawyers. Some of you will leave present job and take up business. There …

Sadayam Nakshatra 2017 predictions or palangal– Astrology Predictions or palan in 2017 for Sadhayam Natchathiram or Birth Star

For those people born in Sadayam Nakshatra, 2017 is not a good year. There will be obstacles, unwanted spending and health troubles in the year. Astrology prediction or palangal for Sadhayam Natchathiram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: February, April, August and October are good. May, June, September and November 2017 will see both good and bad times. January, March, July and December 2017 are bad. Sadayam Nakshatram is the 24th birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Tamil astrology or Jyothisha. The birth star is in Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar.
Career – Those waiting for job confirmation letter will get it. Some of you will be forced to quit the present job. Some of you will get transfer to a desire place and promotion. Jobs in foreign place will become a reality. You will be offered new job with good position. New job seekers will be unhappy with the jobs offered. Those in government service will …

Avittam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Avittam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Avittam Natchathiram born people will see good year with positive developments. Get together. Marriage. Child birth in the family. Astrology predictions or palangal for Avittam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: February, May, July and December are both good and bad. March, June, August and October 2017 are tough periods.  Avittam Natchathiram is the 23rd birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisham. The first two quarter or 30 Nazhika of Avittam is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac) and the next two quarter or 30 Nazhika is in Kumbha Rashi or Kumbha Kurru (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – Some of you will see sudden reversal in career. Those looking for new jobs will face tough time. Bank professionals will have a good year. There will support and encouragement from management during the later part of the year. Good year for writers and those associat…

Thiruvonam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Thiruvonam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Thiruvonam Natchathiram will have mixed fortune in 2017. Trouble with opposite sex. Lethargy. Lack of sleep. You will not be happy in progress in career. Astrology prediction or palangal for Thiruvonam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: February, April, August and October are good. January, March, May and December will be neither good nor bad. June, July, September and November 2017 are bad. Thiruvonam Natchathiram is the 22nd birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisham. Thiruvonam Birth Star is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – There will be difference of opinion with seniors and management. Gains this year for advertising professionals. You will be affected by the activities of your enemies and jealous colleagues. Artists and actors will have a good year. You will be making serious decision on career matter keeping in mind your future…

Uthradam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Uthradam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Uthradam Natchathiram will see positive developments. It will be a good year for farmers and those in agriculture field. Luck. New member in family. Astrology Predictions or Palangal for Uthradam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: January, March, August and October are good months. February, April, July and December will see ups and downs. May, June, September and November 2017 are bad months. Uthradam Natchathiram is the 21st birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar followed in Tamil Nadu first quarter or 15 nazhika of Uthradam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac) and the next three quarters or 45 nazhika is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac).
Career – You might get into arguments at workplace. You will be busy this year due to additional responsibilities. Those looking for new jobs in defence and other such services will get it. You will win over…

Mahalaya Thoughts and Quotes

The word Mahalaya can be defined as Maha + Alaya, which means great habitat. The earth turns to a great habitat for these fifteen days; because the manes are invited from the upper space to the human habitat to be worshiped. During these fifteen days every family is expected to offer Tarpan (offering water) to the pitru as a token of obligation. Also any day within the fortnight according to suitability of the family, is fixed to offer Shraddha (ceremonial offering of food) for the pitru. (Symbolism of Mahalaya when it is considered as a day for making offerings to dead ancestors.) – Source - Unknown
Mahalaya means ‘the great dissolution.’ It stands for the dissolution of the ignorance within us which is symbolized by the killing of the Buffalo demon on Mahanavami day. It is nine days Tapasya starting on Mahalaya Day, invoking the Goddess of “Constructive Destruction” and knowledge.

If the Tapasya is proper, the ignorance within us should be wiped out in nine days. The buffalo is the…

Story of Woodcutter – Sri Ramakrishna

Go forward! Go forward! After sandalwood is the copper mine, after that is the silver mine, and after that, gold, diamond…

A woodcutter used to collect wood from the forest and pass his days in great misery. One day he was carrying thin pieces of wood on his head, having cut them from the forest.

Suddenly, a passerby called out to him and said: “O man, go forward!”

The next day, the woodcutter followed the advice of that passerby and having gone forward some distance, found a forest with thick wood. He cut as much wood as he could, sold it in the market and made much more money than the other days.

The next day, he thought to himself: “That person had asked me to go forward. Well, why shouldn’t I go forward a bit further today?” He went further ahead and found a sandalwood forest. He carried the sandalwood on his head, sold it in the market and made much money.

The next day, he thought again: “He asked me to go forward.” He went forward furthermore that day and found a copper mine…

Shadanana Subrahmanya – Muruga with six faces and 12 hands

Shadanana Subrahmanya is the term used to refer to Muruga when he is depicted with six faces and 12 hands. This s a very common form of Subrahmanya and is found in temples in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.


His twelve hands hold various symbols and weapons.

His five right hands hold Sakti, arrow, sword, discus and noose. One hand is in abhaya posture.

His five left hands hold kukktuta (cock), bow, shield, conch, and plough. One hand is in varada posture.
He rides on the peacock vehicle and may have on either side of him the attendants Jaya and Vijaya or Goddesses Valli and Devayani.

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Pooradam Natchathiram 2017 Palan - Pooradam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Pooradam Natchathiram born people will see good fortune. Good year to change job. Luck in stocks and games. Astrology Predictions or palangal for Pooradam Natchathiram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: January, March, August and September 2017 are good months. February, April, July and December will be neither good nor bad. May, June, October and November 2017 are bad. Pooradam Nakshatra is the 20th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar, Pooradam is in Dhanu Rashi(Sagittarius Zodiac).
Career – The year will begin on a slow note for professionals. Year might start with a transfer for many. You will not be happy with your career progress. Job loss for some this year. Colleagues might cause some trouble. Some of you will get jobs from a test that you had attended earlier. Some of you will change your current job.

Finance – There will be loss from speculation. You might ge…

Moolam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Moolam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Moolam Natchathiram born people will see both negative and positive development. Some people will face job loss or business failure. There will be gains from property deals. Astrology Predictions or Palangal for Moolam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: February, June, July, August and September 2017 are good. April, May and November will see both good and bad times. January, March, October and December 2017 are bad. Moolam Natchathiram is the 19th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Mulam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac) in Tamil Nadu.
Career - Professionals will not be happy with work. Some you will be able to make use of your authority for good. Job loss or a transfer to undesired location for some is a possibility this year. At workplace, some of you will be able to complete projects on time and gain reputation. Self employed professionals will b…

Kettai Nakshatra 2017 Predictions or Palangal– Kettai Natchathiram or Birth Star Astrology Predictions or Palan in 2017

In 2017, Kettai Nakshatra born people will have a tough year. There will be serious issues at workplace and with your job. Your enemies will trouble you. Astrology Predictions or Palan for Kettai Natchathiram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: January, July and December 2017 are good months. February, March, June, August, and November will be tough periods. April, May, September and October will be both good and bad. Kettai Nakshatra is the 18th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology Jyeshta is in Vrishicka Rashi (Scorpio Zodiac).
Career – Some of you will get government jobs. Some of you will be offered higher positions. Job change should be made after thorough research and consultations. Those looking for jobs abroad will receive favourable response. Self employed and freelance people will show aggressiveness in career. Some of you will decide to quit the present job and take up other vocations. Job loss for some due t…

Anusham Nakshatra 2017 Predictions or Palangal – Astrology Predictions or Palan for Anusham Natchathiram in 2017

In 2017, Anusham Nakshatra will have a good year. You will have a good year with financial gains. Marriage plans will be successful for many. Astrology Predictions or Palan for Natchathiram for 2017 is given below. January, April, August and November 2017 are good months. February, June, September and December are tough periods. March, May, July and October 2017 will see both good and bad. Anusham Nakshatra is the 17th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Anusham is in Vrishicka Rashi (Scorpio Zodiac).
Career – Some of you will get transfer orders to a distant place. Promotion will be delayed but you will get it in this year. New house construction will move ahead smoothly. Pending cases related will go against your favour. Those looking for jobs abroad will face some disappointments. Good year for writers, artists and doctors. You will be able to complete projects successfully. You will be give…

Vishaka Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Vishaka Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Vishaka Natchathiram will have positive year. Health will improve. Students will show interest in studies. There will be financial gains. Astrology Predictions or palangal for Vishaka Natchathiram for 2017 is given below. January, April, June, August and December 2017 are good periods. March, July and November will see both good and bad. February, May, September and October are tough periods. Vishaka is the 16th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. The first 45 quarter of Visakha is in Tula Rasi (Libra Zodiac) and the next 15 quarter is in Vrischika Rasi (Scorpio Zodiac) as per moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.

Career – Those in defense, police, security and other such services will face some troubles. Those looking for new jobs will get it. Good year for teachers and lawyers. You will be able to show your skills and experience. You will perform well in job related exams. Some of you will change your job. …

Aranmula Temple – Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is located around 10 km east of Chengannur town in Kerala. The temple is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Aranmula Temple was constructed by Arjuna, the third of the Pandava brothers. The shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Deshams – Thiruvaranmula (108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu as per Vaishnava tradition).



Story of Aranmula Temple Legend has it that the Pandavas ruled Hastinapura for a couple of decades after the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharat. Later, after crowning Parikshit as king of Hastinapura left on a pilgrimage. When they reached the banks of Pampa River in Kerala, each of the Pandava brothers built a shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

Legend has it that Arjuna originally worshipped the murti of Lord Krishna at Nilackal near Sabarimala. He performed intense austerities here to expiate for the sin of having killed Karna in the Mahabharata war.

The murti was located inside dense forest in Nilakkal and therefore it w…

Swathi Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Swathi Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Swathi Natchathiram will be a year of mixed fortune. Some trouble in career and personal life. Financial gains. Astrology Predictions or Palangal for Swathi Natchathiram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: March, April, August, and September are good in 2017. January, June and December will see both good and bad. February, May, July, October and November 2017 are tough periods. Swathi Natchathiram is the 15th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. Swathi is in Tula Rashi or Thula Kurru (Libra Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – Those who have been working in temporary positions or on probation will be made permanent. Some of you will quit job in a distant place and take up a profession of your liking. Good year for doctors and teachers. Job related court cases for some. You will get promotion. Some of you will be able to impress seniors and management. Good year fo…

Words of Wisdom – Swami Smaranananda

Ask yourself whether what you are doing is selfish or selfless. This will be the criterion to judge whether what you are doing is spiritually and morally right or wrong.

If peace and harmony are there the human being can evolve spiritually, which is the ultimate goal of all humanity.

A little relaxation is not laziness. Actually, you should work better after a day’s relaxation.

If you dedicate all your actions and the fruits of actions to God, your responsibility ends; the Lord takes them up. That is karma yoga. This way you can conquer your ego.
One thinks of spiritual life when one fails to think of higher things in materialistic life, is totally wrong. One has not to fail in worldly life in order to think of God. This is a very negative attitude. The rishis were very positive. Their search was for knowing the truth behind this phenomenal world.
– Swami Smaranananda of Ramakrishna Mission

Santana Gopala – About the Santana Gopala form of Sri Krishna

Santana Gopala is one of the popular forms of Bhagavan SriKrishna. In this form, Lord Krishna is a baby. He is not yet weaned from his mother’s breast. He is represented in the arms of Maa Yashoda. This form of Bhagavan is known as Santana Gopala.

Temples dedicated to this form of Sri Krishna is found in many places in India.

It must be noted that Bala Krishna with butter in his hands is different from Santana Goapla.
A popular fasting known as Santana Gopala Vratam is observed by married couple for healthy children.

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Chithirai Natchathiram 2017 Predictions – Astrology Predictions or Palan for Chithirai Natchathiram in 2017

As per 2017 Palangal, Chithirai Natchathiram born people will see negative results. There will be delay in most spheres of life. Career trouble. Financial issues. Astrology Predictions or Palan for Chithirai Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: March, June and October 2017 are good months. January, February, July, September and November will be tough periods. April, May, August and December 2017 will be both good and bad. Chithirai Nakshatra is the 14th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. The first two quarter of Chittirai is in Kanya Rashi (Virgo Zodiac) and last two quarters are in Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar.

Career – Teachers will have a good year – some of you will get transfers to a desire location. You will be concerned about gossips and scandals in office. Those looking for new job will perform well in interviews and exams. There will be delay in government jobs. Not a good year …

Hastham Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Hastham Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Hastham Natchathiram will have a mixed year. It is a good year in finance matter for the Natchathiram. Not a good year in career and business. Astrology Predictions or palangal for Hastham Natchathiram in 2017 is given below: February, April, July, September and December 2017 are good periods for Hasta Nakshatra. January, June and November will see fluctuating fortunes. March, May, August and October 2017 will be tough periods. Hastham Natchathiram is the 13th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. Hastham is in Kanya Rashi or Kannikurru (Virgo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – Good year for writers and those working in publishing industry. You will be able to overcome your enemies. Good year for those working in services. Those looking for new jobs will get it. You will get transfer to a desire location. An expected promotion will be denied. Not a good year to change jobs. Some o…

Uthiram Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Uthiram Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Uthiram Natchathiram born people will see fluctuating fortunes.  Positive results will be more this year. Financial gains. Scandals Astrology Predictions or palangal for Uthiram Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: January, April, July, October and December 2017 are good period for the Nakshatram. February, June, September and November are neither good nor bad March, May, June and August 2017 are tough periods. Uthiram Natchathiram is the 12th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. First quarter or 15 nazhika of the star is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) and the next three quarter or 45 nazhika is in Kanya Rashi or Kannikurru (Virgo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – You will win in elections and competitions in office. Those looking for new jobs might lose some opportunity due to negligence. You will have to face criticism and disciplinary action at workplace. Some …

Puliyoor Temple – Puliyoor Vishnu Temple Near Chengannur in Kerala

Puliyoor Vishnu Temple is located around 4 km west of Chengannur town in Kerala. The temple is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Puliyoor Temple was constructed by Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers. The shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Deshams – Thirupuliyoor Mayapiran Perumal Temple (108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu as per Vaishnava tradition).



The murti worshipped in the temple was worshipped by Bhimasena. He built the shrine here during his pilgrimage to the area after the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata.

The murti of Mahavishnu is in standing posture on a 20 feet high pedestal. The height of murti is 3 feet 10 inches. The four hands hold Shankhu, Chakra, Gada and Padma.

The temple faces east and is approached after climbing 18 steps.

The shrine is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture with mandapam, nalampalam, balikkal pura, temple tank, sevapanthal and compound wall. The sanctum sanctorum is conical in shape with doors on four sid…

Pooram Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Pooram Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 palan, Pooram Natchathiram people will have a good year. Career gains.  Unexpected monetary loss for some. Astrology predictions or palangal for Pooram Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: January, February, June, September and October are good. March, July and November 2017 are neither good nor bad. Pooram Natchathiram, is the 11th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. It is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and panchang and calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
Career – Those looking for government jobs will get it. Some of you will get job with the help of a relative or friend. Some of you will show lazy attitude in career. You will take bold decisions regarding career in this year. Good year for those working in press and publishing. Some of you will get extra responsibility. Avoid unwanted arguments and gossips at work place as it will cause some damage. Delay in new jobs in foreign locations.

Finance – Unw…

Magam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Maham Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, people born in Magam Natchathiram will have a fairly good year. Improvement of health. Financial progresss. Astrology Predictions or palangal for Magam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: January, July, August, September and November 2017 are good. February, March and November are neither good nor bad. April, May, June, October and December 2017 are bad. Makam Nakshatra, or Maham Natchathiram, is the 10th birth star among 27 Natchathiram s in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. Maham Natchathiram is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and traditional panchang and calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career – You will be happy with you career progress. Should avoid trusting others with your work. Good year for freelancers and self employed. Some of you will quit job and decide to take some rest or indulge in other activities. Good year for those working in factories and shops. You will get promotion when you were least expecting it. Delay in joini…

Ayilyam Natchathiram 2017 Palan – Ayilyam Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2017

As per 2017 Palan, Ayilyam Natchathiram will have a favorable year. New job. Opportunity to prove your talent. Palangal or Astrology Predictions for Ayiliyam Natchathiram for 2017 is given below: February, March, June and December 2017 are neither good nor bad. May, September, October and November are bad months. Ayiliyam or Aayilyam Natchathiram, is the 9th birth star among 27 Ayilyam Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. It is in Karka Rashi or Kataka Rashi (Cancer Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and traditional Panchang calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
Career – There are no easy results this year. You will need to work hard to stay afloat. Sudden job loss for some. Those looking for job will get one but mostly not in a desired location or to their liking. Promotion and senior position for some. Patience will help in solving many troubles this year. Good year for those looking to change career or job or start business. Those working abroad might be forced to return back…

Poosam Nakshatra 2017 Palangal - Astrology Predictions or Palan for Poosam Natchathiram in 2017

For Poosam Nakshatra people 2017 will be a fairly good year. Success in interviews. Lack of enthusiasm. Success through hard work.  Astrology Predictions or Palan for Poosam Natchathiram in 2017 is given below: February, April, July, August and December are good. January, March and June 2017 will see both good and bad times. May, September, October and November 2017 are bad. Poosam is the eighth birth star among 27 Nakshatrams as per Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. As per Hindu moon astrology Poosam Nakshatra is in Karka Rashi (Karkataka) (Cancer Zodiac).
Career – Some of you might quit job and start own business - not a great idea. You might get into trouble for something that you had not done. Trouble regarding salary. You will be transferred to a job or location with huge responsibilities. Those looking for a new job might face disappointments. Success in interviews and exams. Delay in foreign and government related jobs. Avoid confrontation with people at workplace. You will need to…

Bhakti breaks the knot of ignorance – Srimad Bhagavad Puran

For a man who has come into this world there is no other way more favorable than that which leads to steadfast devotion to Lord Vasudeva.

Whatever a man can obtain by rituals, penance, knowledge, renunciation, yoga, alms giving, or by other pious exercises, all that can be attained easily through Bhakti or devotion.

Devotion to Vasudeva is the best means to attain the highest goal of man. Just as the fire burns down the wood, just as the sun dispels the darkness, so too bhakti removes sin.

Bhakti breaks the knot of ignorance.

By Bhakti man can more easily overcome his nature, his natural inclinations, his senses.

Only when a man's heart is filled with love for the Lord, can he easily renounce the world, can he overcome all his desires.

In short, by bhakti man attains all those spiritual benefits made available to him by other spiritual means.

– Srimad Bhagavad Puran

Punarpoosam Nakshatra 2017 Palangal - Astrology Predictions or Palan for Punarpoosam Natchathiram in 2017

Punarpoosam Nakshatra born people will have a postive year in 2017. You will be rewarded for your hard work and talent. Marriage. Punarpoosam Natchathiram astrology predictions or palangal for 2017 is given below: As per Palan, February, April, July, October and November 2017 are good months. January, June and August are bad months. March, May and September are both good and bad. Punarpoosam Nakshatra is the seventh birth star among 27 Nakshatram in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. The first three quarter of the star is in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Karka Rashi (Cancer Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology calendar.
Career – Some of you will be blessed with a good job this year. Your hard work and talent will help in career progress. Those who are not ready to learn new technology and accept new changes will have to quit. Competition will increase. Avoid career or job change now. It would be wise to accept what is on offer and then build on that. First t…

Thiruvathirai Natchathiram 2017 Palangal – Astrology Predictions or Palan for Arudra Natchathiram in 2017

In 2017, Thiruvathirai Natchathiram will have a fairly good year. New house or vehicle. Money will be returned. Detail astrology predictions or palan for Arudra Nakshatra in 2017 can be found below. January, March, August and September are good months. April, July, November and December 2017 are both good and bad period. February, May, June and October 2017 are bad months. As per Horoscope, Panchang, astrology and moon sign calendar followed in Hinduism in Tamil Nadu, Thiruvathirai is in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).

Career – You will have to do lot of hard work for little progress. Those looking for new job might not be able to get a desired one. You will be forced to take a job without liking it. Good year for career and job change. Some of you will quit job abroad and return home to start a new career. You will be harassed for no fault of yours. You will be made permanent at workplace. Fear of losing job will haunt you this year. Lack of confidence will cause career damage. You wi…

Mrigaseersham Nakshatra 2017 Predictions – Mirugasirisham Palan - Astrology Predictions of Mrigashirsha Natchathiram in 2017

In 2017, Mrigaseersham Nakshatra, also known as Mirugasirisham, will have lot of ups and downs. Financial damage. Career progress through hard work. Detail palan or astrology predictions for Mrigashirsha Natchathiram in 2017 can be found below. January, March, July, and December are good months.  February, March, June and August 2017 are bad months. April, May, September and November will see mixed fortune. As per Panchangam, astrology and calendar followed in Hindu tradition, the first half (two quarter) of Mrigashirsha Nakshatra is in Vrishaba Rashi (Taurus Zodiac) and the second half (two quarters) in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).
Career – Trouble in career mainly due to reversal in company fortune and over ambition. Career and job change should be attempted after proper thought and research. Those looking for new job will be offered one but not to your satisfaction. You will be offered better job after seeing your results and talent. You will be able to meet deadlines. You will s…

Ulagalanda Perumal – About Hindu God Ulagalanda Perumal

Ulagalanda Perumal is the name of the Vamana Avatar of Vishnu in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Ulagalanda Perumal means the lord who measured the universe (with three strides).


King Bali, great-grandson of Hiranyakasipu and grandson of Prahlada, conquered the three worlds and ruled them. He followed Dharma and was famous for charity and justice.
Indra, the chief of celestial beings or Devas, was thus superseded.

Indra approached Lord Vishnu to stop King Bali from attaining the position of Indra.

Vishnu went in the guise of a Dwarf Brahmana, a student of the Vedas (brahmacharin), and begged of Bali for three feet of land on which he could sit and meditate on Brahman undisturbed.

The generous Bali granted the request.

But to his astonishment the Dwarf grew to a height transcending the world. In one step he measured the entire earth. In next step he measured the sky.

Vishnu then demanded King Bali to show him room for the third step.

True to his promise, Bali offered his own…

Thrichittattu Temple – Thrichittatt Mahavishnu Temple near Chengannur in Kerala

Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple is located around 2 km northwest of Chengannur town in Kerala. The temple is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Thrichittatt  temple was constructed by Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers. The shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Deshams – Thiruchengannoor (108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu as per Vaishnava tradition).


Thrichittattu Temple Story

Lord Vishnu is worshiped here as Imayavarappan. It is believed that the murti worshiped in the temple was first offered prayers by Devas or celestial beings. Imayavar means Devas.

As per 108 Divya Desham concepts, Vishnu worshiped here is known as Devathideva Perumal.

There is no murti of Goddess Lakshmi in the temple. But the divya desham concept mentions the presence Goddess Lakshmi in the shrine as Raktapankaja Valli.

In the Mahabharata war, Dronacharya was invincible. To kill him Yudhishtira uttered the lie that Ashwathama, his son died. After hearing the words from the mouth of Yu…