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Goddess Vigneshwari Devi

Goddess Vigneshwari Devi is a form of Goddess Shakti worshipped in South India. This form is quite similar to Ganesha. This form of Goddess Shakti is also known as Ganeshwari, Sri Vanja Kalpalata Maha Ganapati and Ganeshini. Those people facing delay in marriage, marital problems and diseases find solutions and cure after praying to Vigneshwari Devi.

Goddess Vigneshwari Devi has four hands – one in blessing posture, another in boon giving posture. The other two hands hold noose and conch.

There are not many exclusive temples dedicated to Goddess Vigneshwari.

Apam Napat – About Vedic God Apam Napat – Equated with Hindu God Agni

Apam Napat is a deity mentioned in the Rig Veda. In Vedic text Apam Napat dwell in waters, emanating brilliance and is surrounded by water in the form of young maidens who purify him. He should be propitiated before drawing water. He is sometimes equated with Hindu God Agni.
He is golden in form and appearance and is always shining.
He travels on steeds. His movement is compared to the swiftness of thoughts. His food is ghee.
Rig Veda X, 30, 3-4  Verse dedicated to Apam Napat –  Adhvaryus, go to the waters, to the ocean! Sacrifice to Apam Napat with the offering! My he give you today the well purified water…
Thou shinest without fuel amidst the waters, thou whom the priests revere in sacrifices, Apam Napat, give the sweet waters by which Indra is strengthened for heroism.
Apam Napat, then, is the essence and the custodian of the force that the essence represents. The brilliance with which he glows, a pure divine radiation, illumines those that honor him.
Due to his self shining nature w…

Kozhimamparambu Pooram - Cheruthuruthy Kozhimamparambu Bhagavathy temple festival

Kozhimamparambu Pooram is the annual festival observed in Cheruthuruthy Kozhimamparambu Bhagavathy temple in Thrissur District in Kerala. The famous pooram festival in the shrine is observed in Kumbham month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Kozhimamparambu Pooram 2016 date is February 27.

The highlight of the festival is caparisoned elephants, melam and fireworks.

Several unique rituals and pujas are performed during the festival period.

Traditional performing arts, music, songs and other cultural activities are held during the period.
The festival ends with arattu on the final day.

Ettumanoor Temple – Information about Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is a very popular shrine in Kerala, South India. The origin of the temple is traced to the Ramayana period. It is believed that the murti worshipped in the shrine was installed by Khara. Ettumanoor Temple is located around 13 km from Kottayam town. Ettumanoor Railway Station is an important stop on the Kottayam – Ernakulam Railway line.

Bhagavan Shiva is worshipped here in Aghoramurti form. Another belief is that Shiva is here in the Samharamurti form of Sharaba (read more about Sharaba form of Shiva). Daily there are five pujas. On Shivratri day there are 18 pujas.
The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganesha (inside the main sanctum), Mother Goddess Shakti, Dakshinamurti, Sastha and Yakshi. Bhagavan Vishnu is worshipped outside the main shrine.

The main srikovil is circular in shape. The three-foot Shivling faces west. A golden form of Shiva in human form is placed in front of the main Shivling after morning puja. T…

True emancipation is through inner detachment – Sadhu Vaswani

Wisdom may lead to rigid isolation in a cave or forest, when what is needed is not outer but inner detachment from the maya of life, the shadow-shapes of things which come and go. This inner attachment is his who does not run away from life but girds himself for the battle of life, for work, for action.
True emancipation, is not through a forced isolation from life, but through inner detachment from the lower impulses and appetites, from trishnas and carvings of ego.
The mind is, so often, united to the senses. The mind must transcend the senses and be united with the buddhi.
Mind should be purified through selfless action and through inner detachment. Sadhu Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 20, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:56 AM on January 20. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 20, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day after 10:50 AM.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 9:19 PM on January 20. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Mrugashirsham or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, P…