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Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi June 2017 date

Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi June 2017 date is June 13. Moonrise time or Chandrodaya is at 09:36 PM (Time in Mumbai in India). Sankashti is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu month. When Sankashti Chaturti falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak or Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious.
Sankashta Chaturthi is a highly auspicious day in Marathi culture. Millions of people observe fast on the day in Maharashtra. The concept of Angarak Sankashti Chaturti is more popular in Maharashtra.
Angarak, or Angaraka, means fire and the name because Tuesday or Mangalwar is governed by Hindu God Mangal. Tuesday is considered highly auspicious date to pray to Ganesha in many parts of India.
On the day devotees visit SidhiVinayakTemple, AshtaVinayakTemples and other important temples associated with Ganesha.

Neralattu or Njaralathu Sangeetholsavam at Thirumandhamkunnu Temple at Angadipuram in Kerala

Neralattu or Njaralathu Sangeetholsavam is observed at the famous Thirumandhamkunnu Temple at Angadipuram in Kerala in Kumbham month. The music festival is dedicated to Njeralathu Rama Poduval. Njaralathu Sangeetholsavam at Thirumandhamkunnu Temple in 2016 is on February 15.

Njaralathu Rama Poduval (1916–1996) was an exponent of the ashtapadi/sopanam music form practised in temples in Kerala. He lived most of his life at Thirumandhamkunnu Temple at Angadipuram in Kerala.
Famous musicians perform at the shrine on the day.

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Thirumandhamkunnu Temple at Angadipuram in Kerala

Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi Temple Kaliyoottu Festival

Aryanad Tholloor Chempakamangalam Bhadrakali Devi Temple is located at Aryanad in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual Kaliyoottu festival observed here in Kumbham month attracts scores of devotees. Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi Temple Kaliyoottu festival beginning date is February 15.

Kaliyoottu festival is a unique ritual observed in Goddess Bhadrakali temples in Kerala. The festival is associated with Goddess Durga annihilating demon Darika. It is a traditional folk performance.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Parakkulam Pongala – Thannithode Parakkulam Sree Durga Devi Temple Kartika Pongala Festival

Parakkulam Sree Durga Devi Temple is located at Thannithode and is around 16 km from Konni in Kerala. The annual Pongala festival in the temple is observed on Kartika Nakshatram in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Thannithode Parakkulam Sree Durga Devi Temple Pongala festival 2016 date is February 15.

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 using 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.

Varavoor Palakkal Bhagavathi Temple Kartika Vela Festival

Varavoor Palakkal Bhagavathi Temple is located around 11 km from Wadakkanchery in Thrissur District. The annual Vela festival in the shrine is observed on Kartika Nakshatram day in Kumbham month as per traditional Malayalam calendar. Varavoor Palakkal Bhagavathi Temple Kartika Vela festival 2016 date is February 15.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, is performed as part of the ritual.

Caparisoned elephants and Kavadi are part of the festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple Thrikartika Festival

Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple is located around 6 km from Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and Bhadrakali. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Mulakkalathukavu Devi Temple Thrikartika Festival date in 2016 is February 15.

The festival begins on the Kartika Nakshatram in Kumbham month.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Kumaramangalam Temple Festival at Kumarakom in Kerala

Kumaramangalam Temple is located at Kumarakom in Kottayam District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Kumaramangalam Temple Festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15.The festival ends with Arattu on February 20, 2016.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

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

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Amballur Utsavam – Annual Festival at Subramaniapuram Temple in Amballur

Amballur Subramaniapuram Temple is located around 13 km from Piravom in Kottayam District. The temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Amballur Subramaniapuram Temple festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. The festival ends with Arattu on February 19, 2016.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Kanichukulangara Utsavam – Annual Festival at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple

Kanichukulangara Devi Temple is located around 9 km from Cherthala and 18 km from Alappuzha. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The 21-day utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Kanichukulangara Devi Temple  festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. The festival ends on March 6, 2016.

The festival begins on the Bharani Nakshatra in Kumbham month and ends on Thiruvonam nakshatra in the month.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the r…

Kidangoor Utsavam – Annual Festival at Subramanya Swamy Temple at Kidangoor

Kidangoor Subramanya Swamy Temple is located around 10 km from Pala in Kottayam District. The temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga. The utsavam or annual temple festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Kidangoor Subrahmanya Swamy Temple festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. The festival ends with Arattu on February 24, 2016.

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

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

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

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Laghima Siddhi – Yogi Power that helps a Yogi Fly

Laghima Siddhi is one of the eight yogic powers or ashta siddhis. It is mentioned in Vyasa Bhasya on Yogasutra of Patanjali (III:45). The definition of Laghima given in Yoga texts  is – becoming very light in weight like cotton fiber. On who has attained the Siddhi will be capable of free movement in space. Gravitation is not a problem for the person who has mastered Laghima.
To attain the power to fly the Yogi has to have the control of the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space.
The yogi attains the power by the practice of Samyama (i.e., dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi, all the three together) on the qualities or special characteristics of five elements, which are grossness, nature, subtle, cause and effect relation and purposiveness.
Source – Encyclopedia of Hinduism Volume VI page 226 published by India Heritage Foundation

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Om Shakti Baba Punyatithi at Bhuleshwar Yavat in Daund

Om Shakti Baba Punyatithi is observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of Om Shakti Baba and is of importance at Bhuleshwar Yavat in Daund. The sacred spot associated with the Sant is located here. Om Shakti Baba Punyatithi 2018 date is January 18.

Hundreds of people participate in the various spiritual programs organized on the day by the followers of the Sant.
Om Shakti Baba punyatithi is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ram Rath Miravnuk at Nagthane in Satara

Ram Rath Miravnuk is observed in Magh  month at Nagthane village in Satara, Maharashtra. This is an important annual fair and festival at the temple located here. Hundreds of people participate in the rituals and festivities. Nagthane Ram Rath Miravnuk 2018 date is January 18.

For the annual miravnuk ritual, the shrine is traditionally decorated with leaves, flowers, lamps and lights.

Hundreds of people participate in the procession which is a colorful one.
Ram Rath Miravnuk at Nagthane is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Cherukunnu Annapoorneshwari Temple Prathishta Festival

Cherukunnu Annapoorneshwari Temple is located in Kannur District in Kerala. The shrine is located at Cherukunnu and is around 15 km from Parassinikadavu. The annual prathishta festival is observed in Kumbham month. Cherukunnu Annapoorneshwari Temple prathishta festival 2016 date is February 15.

The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Annapoorna.

Various unique rituals are observed on the Prathishta festival day.

The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.
Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.

Shoranur Mudaliyar Theruvu Mariamman Temple Puja Festival

Mudaliyar Theruvu Mariamman Temple is located near Shoranur in Kerala and is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. The annual puja festival in the shrine is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Shoranur Mudaliyar Theruvu Mariamman Temple Puja 2016 date is February 15.

Various unique rituals are observed on annual puja day.

The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.
Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.

Erumely Temple Annual Festival

ErumeliPettaShriDharmashastaTemple annual festival is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is located at Erumely an important halting point on the way to Sabarimala. The shrine is dedicated to Sastha. Erumely Temple Annual Festival beginning date in 2016 is February 15. Arattu rituals will be observed on February 24.

Various unique rituals are observed during the festival.

The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.

Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, traditional music and arts are part of the festivities.
The festival ends with Arattu.

Peruman Durga Devi Temple Festival

Peruman Durga Devi Temple is located at Peruman (Munroe Island) near Kollam. The small but beautiful shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is around 14 km from Kollam. Peruman Durga Devi Temple festival 2016 date is February 15.

Various unique rituals are observed during the festival.

The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.

Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.
Caparisoned elephants, melam, traditional music and arts are part of the festivities.

Kanthapuram Kottamala Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta Festival

Kanthapuram Kottamala Bhagavathy Temple is located near Thamarassery in Kozhikode District. The shrine is around 8 km from Thamarassery. The prathishta festival in the temple is observed in Kumbham month and attracts scores of devotees. Kanthapuram Kottamala Bhagavathy Temple prathishta festival 2016 date is February 15.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy.

Various unique rituals are observed on the Prathishta festival day.

The temple is decorated with coconut fronds, leaves, flowers, lamps and lights for the occasion.
Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine to take the blessings of Mother Goddess.

Khandoba Yatra at Naldurg near Tuljapur in Maharashtra

Naldurg Khandoba Yatra is observed in Paush month. The annual fair and festival at Khandoba Temple at Naldurg near Tuljapur in Maharashtra attracts thousands of devotees. Naldurg Khandoba Yatra 2018 date is January 17.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of the deity on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Naldurg Khandoba Yatra is held annually on Paush Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Maharashtra.

Bhairavnath Yatra at Tambave near Malshiras in Maharashtra

Tambave Bhairavnath Yatra is observed in Paush month. The annual fair and festival at Bhairavnath Temple at Tambave near Malshiras in Maharashtra attracts thousands of devotees. Tambave Bhairavnath Yatra 2018 date is January 17.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of the deity on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Tambave Bhairavnath Yatra is held annually on Paush Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Maharashtra.

Aryadurga Utsav at Wagade – Sri Aryadurga Temple Festival at Wagade in Kankavli

Aryadurga Utsav is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival at Sri Aryadurga Temple attracts thousands of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is located at Wagade in Kankavli, Maharashtra. Aryadurga Utsav 2018 date at is January 25.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of Goddess Durga on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees from nearby villages and towns to the shrine.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Aryadurga Utsav is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Maharashtra.

Dev Manasishvar Yatra – Shri Dev Manasishvar Jatra and Festival

Dev Manasishvar Yatra is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival at Shri Dev Manasishvar at Ubhadanda, Vengurla, in Maharashtra  attracts thousands of devotees. Dev Manasishvar Jatra 2018 date at Vengurle is January 25.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of the deity on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Dev Manasishvar Yatra is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Maharashtra.

Kanakaditya Utsav at Kasheli – Sri Kanakaditya Temple Festival at Kasheli near Rajapur

Kanakaditya Utsav is observed in Magh month. The annual fair and festival at Sri Kanakaditya Temple attracts thousands of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Surya or Sun God. Kanakaditya Utsav 2018 date at Kasheli is January 24.

It is considered highly meritorious to take blessings of Surya Bhagavan on the day.

The annual ritual attracts thousands of devotees.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Kanakaditya Utsav is held annually on Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Maharashtra.

Hanuman in This Lucknow Temple Receives Letters from Devotees

Devotees write their wishes, desires, pains and troubles in letters to Hanuman at the Lucknow Hanuman Setu Temple in Uttar Pradesh. The ritual was started by Neeb Karori Baba to help devotees who could not travel to the temple. But today even nearby people write letters to Hanuman.

Devotees give letters to Hanuman describing their wishes. The priest of the temple presents the letters to Hanuman for approval.
This popular shrine in Lucknow was established by Neeb Karori Baba. It is located near the Lucknow University Campus. Maximum letters are received from students asking for jobs, passing exams etc.

Orissa Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Orissa. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack and other towns from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Orissa

Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Swami Nikhilananda – Words to Ponder

The scriptures speak of the one reality which is of the nature of Sat-Chit-Ananda (Existence – Consciousness – Bliss). Very simple stated, “ekam sat vipra bahuda vadanti” (The truth is one but the wise speak of it differently).
This Reality has certain innate, inherent powers, which can be broadly termed as shakti. It has the power to project, sustain and withdraw the world. The Upanishads explain this with the example of spider’s web. The spider has the ability to project or create its own web out of itself, stay in it or sustain it and in the end take it back into itself or swallow it.
The Sanskrit word srishti is normally understood as creation. But strictly speaking the world is not created, it is project, like the dance of the dancer.

SourceArt of Forgiveness by Swami Nikhilananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 8, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, January 8, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:08 AM on January 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 8, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 9:18 AM on January 8. Then onward it is Moola or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 9:47 AM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiva Chaturdasi 
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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