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Nedumangad Ammankoda – Sri Muthumariamman Temple Kodai and Kuthiyottam

Nedumangad Ammankoda is the popular festival observed at Sri Muthumariamman Temple located at Nedumangad in Thiruvanthapuram District in Kerala. The annual utsavam or festival is famous for kodai and kuthiyottam. It is annually held in Malayalam Kumbham month. Sri Muthumariamman Temple Kodai and Kuthiyottam 2016 date is March 8.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals and offerings.

Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period. Caparisoned elephants, fireworks and melam are the other highlights of the annual festival.

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

The festival ends with arattu.

Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple Festival

Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple is located in Pathanamthita District in Kerala and is around 4 km from Adoor. The temple utsavam or annual festival is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. The main highlight of the festival is the kettukala. Peringanadu Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple festival 2016 beginning date is March 8.

The famous Kettulsavam or Kettukazhcha is observed in the evening. In the ritual, tall, colorful effigies of bulls (symbolically representing Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva) arrive at the shrine.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals and offerings.

Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period. Caparisoned elephants, fireworks and melam are the other highlights of the annual festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The festival ends with arattu.

Gauli Shastra – Method of Predicting Future Based on the Sounds of a Lizard

Gauli Shastra, or Gouli Shastram, is a method of predicting future evens based on the sounds made by a lizard. This is an oral tradition and is not based on any books. It is only followed in some regions, especially in South India. Gouli means house lizard and.

The sounds made by Gouli is seen as omen of good or bad things to come.

Gouli Shastra predictions relating to lizard take into account the following points: The number of times the lizard makes a sound.The time at which the lizard makes the sound.The relational direction from which the sound of the lizard is heard.They type of lizard that makes the sound.In case the lizard were to fall on the body of a person, the place where it falls.The number of lizards that make the sound.The day and the nakshatra or star on which the sound is heard.The voice type of the lizard. Please note that this is purely an oral tradition and so the predictions vary from region to region. There is no uniformity.
Gaulishastra is not followed by majorit…

Bengali Marriages Dates 2017 – Bengali Hindu Marriage Dates in 2017

Bengali Hindu calendar is different from the calendars followed in other regions in India especially in North India. Marriages dates in West Bengal in 2017 are given below based on Panchika 1423 - 1424. This dates based on Panchang and calendar are to give an idea. The dates are from January 2017 to December 2017.

Bengali Marriage Dates 2017 English Calendar Dates

January 2017 – January 16, 17, 22, 24 February 2017 – February 1, 2, 3, 5, 18 March 2017 – March 2, 4, 12 and March 13 April 2017 – April 18, 23, 28 and April 29
May 2017 – May 8, 22, 23,
June 2017 – June 6, 10, 18, 19, and June 30
July 2017 - July 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 15, 19, 27, 28, and July 30
August 2017 - August 1, 5, 11, 12, and August 16
September 2017 - no dates
October 2017 - no dates November 2017 – November 28 and November 30 December 2017 – December 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, and December 13
Please note that sometimes the marriage time on a day might be before sunrise.
Also when it is mentioned there are no marriage dates, …

Kannampuzha Thalappoli Festival

Kannampuzha Thalappoli is held at Kannampuzha Bhagavathi Temple. It is located near Chalakkudy in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Kannampuzha Thalappoli 2017 date is February 28.

Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.

Hundreds of people arrive to witness the festival which is also famous for processions.
Numerous other rituals are held at the shrine during the period.

The annual festival is observed in Kumbham Month.

Nava Kailasam Temples in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi Districts in Tamil Nadu - Information about Navakailasam Temples

Navakailasam are nine temples dedicated to Shiva associated with the Navagrahas or nine planets. Of the Nava Kailasam temples, seven temples are located in Tirunelveli Distrct and the rest two are located in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) District. Here is a detail information about cluster of nine temples dedicated to Shiva:

Story of Nava Kailasam Temples

Sage Uromacha was an ardent devotee of Shiva and a disciple of Sage Agastya. Sage Uromacha did intense penance to attain moksha or liberation. Shiva asked Sage Agasthyar to help his disciple attain moksha.

Sage Agastya put nine flowers in Thamiraparani River. He then asked his disciple to install a Shivling and offer prayers on the nine spots on the riverbank where the nine flowers landed.

Sage Uromacha installed nine Shivlings on the banks of Thamiraparani River and finally took a holy dip at the spot where Thamiraparani River merges with the sea. The sage thus attained Moksha.

The nine Shivlings installed by the sage came to be known as …

Behold the one in many, and become the non-dual one – Swami Sivananda

Brahman is one without a second; Prakriti and Purusha are two; One appears as two, This is the jugglery of Maya.

One minus One is One; Infinity minus Infinity is Infinity; Brahman minus world is Brahman. That is full, this is full. One alone is real

One appears as many; Many are illusory, One alone endures. Two, three, four and five, Are all mental creations, Behold the one in many, And become the non-dual one.

– Swami Sivananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 4, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 4, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:40 PM on February 4. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 4, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:49 PM on February 4. Then onward it is Moola or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 7:18 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Magh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkh…