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Bogda Ganesh Jayanti Utsav – Bogda Ganesh Temple Festival in Vasco da Gama in Goa

Bogda Ganesh Jayanti Utsav is annually observed in Magh month. This is an important fair and festival at the Bogda Ganesh Temple located in Vasco da Gama, Goa. The temple festival is observed on Ganesh Jayanti day. Bogda Ganesh Jayanti Utsav 2023 date is January 25. Hundreds of people participate in the annual fair and festival. The shrine is traditionally decorated during the period with leaves, sugarcane, lamps and lights. Special pujas are held on the day. 

Rumdawada Ganesh Jayanti Utsav – Rumdawada Ganesh Temple Festival

Rumdawada Ganesh Jayanti Utsav is annually observed in Magh month. This is an important fair and festival at the Rumdawada Ganesh Temple in Mormugao. The temple festival is observed on Ganesh Jayanti day. Rumdawada Ganesh Jayanti Utsav 2023 date is January 25. Hundreds of people participate in the annual fair and festival. The shrine is traditionally decorated during the period with leaves, sugarcane, lamps and lights.

Krauncha Vyuha – Heron Shaped Battle Formation in Ancient India

Krauncha Vyuha was an important battle formation (military maneuver) in ancient India. From above, the battle formation used to have the shape of a flying heron. Chariots, elephants, horses and infantry formed part of the formation. Both Kauravas and Pandavas employed Krauncha Vyuha in the Mahabharata war. Krauncha Vyuha looked like a flying heron with a straight body, beak stretched forward, legs backward and outstretched wings extended sideways. In the Mahabharata war, on the second day of the battle Pandavas attacked Kuaravas in Krauncha Vyuha formation. On the sixth day of the battle, Kauravas attacked Pandavas in this formation. Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas, originally designed the formation. Therefore, it was first employed by Devas in their battle against Asuras. Heron Shaped battle formation is both aggressive and defensive. In the forefront would be the commander (the protruding beak), flanked by two senior warriors placed in the eyes position of the heron. T

Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple Vela Festival Date - Information About Temple In Malayalam

Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple Vela festival is observed in Makaram month. The annual Vela held in the shrine is an important festival. Chellur Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple Vela festival is held on Makaram month. Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the Vela. It attracts thousands of melam enthusiasts. Makara Chovva is another important festival in the temple. Caparisoned elephants are another attraction of the festival. Vela is the celebration in certain temples in Thrissur and Palakkad District of Kerala after harvest season. The utsava murti, or Thidambu, of Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple is taken atop a caparisoned elephant during the evening puja to the accompaniment of traditional temple music. The annual Pongala festival is held in Makara Masam. The annual Pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July) About Chelloor Parakunnathu Bhagavathy Temple In Malayalam മല

Thottamon Kavu Devi Temple Bharani Festival

Thottamon Kavu Devi Temple Bharani festival is observed in Malayalam Dhanu month as per traditional Kerala calendar. The shrine is located near Ranni in Kerala and the annual festival in the shrine attracts scores of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The temple also has separate and powerful Naga worship place. The main deity worshipped in the  Thottamankavu temple is Goddess Bhadrakali - Sankalpam of Devi is Shantha Sworupa - peaceful form. The 10-day annual festival concludes on the Bharani nakshatra day in Dhanu month (January - February). A unique ritual during the annual festival is the Bharani Jeevatha ezhu nellikkal. The priests who carry the jeevatha of Bhagavathi swing the jeevatha to the accompaniment of traditional temple music. The Revathi festival in Makaram month is another important festival in the temple. Annual Kottakeyattam ritual is held on Mahashivratri day in Kumbha Masam. The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leav

Maha Shivalingam consecrated at TTD S.V. Dhyanaramam, Alipiri, Zoo Park Road in Tirupati

A Maha Shivalingam carved out from a single granite stone was consecrated at TTD S.V. Dhyanaramam at Alipiri, Zoo Park Road in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The Shivling is 11 feet high. In the Shivalinga,  the Panavattam portion (lower part ) is 4 feet high with diameter 10 feet. The linga portion (upper part ) is 7 feet high and with diameter 4 feet. Total height = 4+7= 11 feet Weight of the Shivling is around 25 tonnes The Shivling was brought as two separate pieces of granite stones and joined at the place of consecration .i.e at. SV Dhyanaramam The granite stone was brought from Kuppam in Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. Information provided by R.D.Sarva Jagannadha Reddy, Retd. Lecturer and donor, Tirupati