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Nritya Ganapati - Mantra - Benefits Of Worshiping Dancing Ganesha

Nritiya Ganapati is the dancing form of Ganesha and is one of the 32 forms of Ganapathy. This form of Ganesh is propitiated by artists, especially performing artists like dancers. He blesses artists with success and proficiency. Nritya Ganapati Mantra is Pashankusha Kutaradanta Chanchatkara Kalupta Varanguleeyakam Peetamprabham kalpatarodhashtham bhajami Nritthopa Padam Ganesham Nritya Ganapati is depicted dancing under a Kalpa Vriksha – wish fulfilling tree in Hindu Puranas. The form of Ganesha has golden color. It has four hands – holding goad, noose, rope and broken tusk. Nritya Ganapati blesses one with proficiency in 4 types of fine arts.

Mesha Sankranti

Mesha Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Meena Rashi to Mesha or Meda Rashi (Pisces to Aries). There are 12 Sankranthi in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Mesha Sankranti is the first in one cycle. It is an auspicious day for many communities in Odisha and South India. In 2023, the date of Mesha Sankranti is April 14. Time is at 5:04 PM on April 14. ‘San’ means plenty and good and ‘Kranti’ means radical change and Sankranthi means plenty of good change. Vishu in Kerala is observed during this Sankranti. Mahavishubha Sankranti in Odisha is also observed on the day.

Cherukolpuzha Hindu Religious Convention 2023 In Kerala

Cherukolpuzha Hindu Religious Convention is annually held on the banks of Pamba at Cherukole in Kerala in February. Cherukolpuzha Hindu Matha Convention 2023 date is February 5 to February 12. The place of the religious congregation is located around 12 km from the famous Aranmula Temple. In 2023, it is the 111th Cherukolpuzha Hindu Religious Convention. It is organized by the Ayroor-Cherukolpuzha Hindu Matha Mahamandalam at Vidyadhiraja Nagar at Ayroor. Eminent personalities from various fields of life address the weeklong gathering. Problems faced by the Hindu community, social issues, science, mathematics, art and culture are discussed in detail during the convention.

Kottarakara Vilangara Kavadiyattam 2023 – Kottarakara Vilangara Subramanya Swamy temple Thaipooyam Festival

Kottarakara Vilangara Kavadiyattam is observed at the Subramanya Swamy temple located here. The annual ritual is held on the Pooyam nakshatra day in Malayalam Makaram month. Kottarakkara Vilangara Thrikkuzhiyoor Subramanya Swamy temple Thaipooyam festival 2023 date is February 5. The festival begins the children's Kavadiyattam. The main Kavadiyattam begins at noon and culminates at the Indilayappan temple at Vilangara. The highlight of the festival is the golden Kavadi and the Panchaloha Kavadi. Thousands of people arrive to have a glimpse of the golden Kavadi in procession. The famous Agni Kavadi ritual is held at night. The fire for this ritual is made from jackfruit tree wood. Subramanya Sahasranama Archana is performed from morning hours on the day. Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, and numerous other activities are held on the day. Vilangara Thrikkariyoor Subramanya Swamy temple is located around 10 km from Kottarakara. A unique offering in the temple

Krishna Butter Thief Llladro Idol – Porcelain figurine from Lladro – Little Krishna Butter Thief Murti

Krishna Butter Thief Idol is from the world famous Spanish Company, Lladro, noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years had released idols or murtis of various Hindu gods. Krishna Butter Thief is part of the series. Krishna Butter Thief murti shows little Krishna eating butter from a titled overflowing pot filled with butter. The price of the murti is Rupees 59,000. Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used.

Thiruvankulam Mahadeva Temple – Thiruvankulam Shiva Temple Festival

Thiruvankulam Mahadeva Temple is located near Tripunithura in Kerala. This famous Shiva shrine is around 4 km from Tripunithura town in Ernakulam District. The festival is noted for unique rituals and festivities and attracts scores of devotees. The festival ends with Arattu.  The 10-day festival ends on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Kumbham month. Shivratri is another important festival in the temple. A powerful Shivling is worshipped in the chathura sreekovil - square sanctum sanctorum. The Upa Devatas worshipped here are Goddess Parvati, Ganapathy, Ayyappa and Nagaraja and Nagayakshi.  The temple has a nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, kodimaram and shrines of Upa Devatas. The annual festival is noted for dhara, homam, yagna, abhishekam, pujas and rituals, ezhunellippu, Kerala temple folk arts and cultural programs. The shrine also observes various other holy occasions like Ramayana Masam, Ayilyam pooja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navratri, Mandala kalam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira.

Learn from the Tree

A tree begins its journey as small seed. The seed has great potential. It can fill the entire earth with trees. Each one of us are like a tree, we have great potential hidden in us. A growing tree is delicate it can be destroyed easily. Nurture your talents, work hard, do not follow the crowd, learn the right things, be creative, talk less and contemplate more. Be fully prepared before venturing out into the world. Trees have patience – it takes years to become a huge tree. Similarly, we should not take shortcuts in life to grow. Slow and steady is the success mantra. Trees give comfort to all without asking. It does not discriminate. Similarly, we should help others whenever possible. Trees teach us to live in peace and harmony. If we throw stones at a tree, it gives back fruits. Learn to forgive and do good to others. Be like the roots of a tree. They support the entire tree but they never come out and blabber about it. If they come out, the tree will not st