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Jagadguru Sri Rama Devi Birth Anniversary or Avatara Dinam

Jagadguru Sri Rama Devi (1911 – 1978) was a great master and spiritual guide who helped people in the path of self realization. Her birth anniversary or Avatara Dinam is annually observed on March 4. In 2018, it is the 107th birth anniversary of Jagadguru Sri Rama Devi.

Teachings of Mother Rama Devi was simple. She believed and propagated that anyone can attain self realization. One need not reject worldly life for it.
Sri Rama Devi, practised severe sadhana and tapas for twelve long years and attained nirvikalpa samadhi in her twenty-eighth year.
Her teachings echoed the great words founds in the Upanishads. She tried to make the teachings simple and direct.

Palakollu Temple Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Palakollu Shiva Temple

Palakollu Temple is located around 23 km from Bhimavaram. Palakollu Shiva Temple Timings is given in detail below. Please note that there will be change in opening and closing and pooja time during festivals and other important rituals. There will be change in darshan time during grahanam or eclipse.

Palakollu Temple Timings

Morning Opening and Closing Time 5:30 AM to 11:30 AM Evening Opening and Closing Time 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Koradi Mata Mandir – Koradi Devi Temple - Shree Mahalakshmi Jagdamba Mata Temple at Koradi near Nagpur in Maharashtra

Koradi Mata Mandir is a popular shrine dedicated to GoddessLakshmi at Koradi in Nagpur in Maharashtra. KoradiDeviTemple is located on the banks of KoradiLake and is around 15 km from Nagpur city center. The most important puja and festival in the temple happen during Navratri. Scores of devotees visit the shrine of Shree Mahalakshmi Jagdamba Mata during the festival.

It is widely believed that Koradi Mata, or Goddess Jagdamba, cures incurable diseases and bless with good health. She blesses her children with peace and prosperity.
The huge murti of Goddess Lakshmi is adorned with a crown. She wears numerous ornaments and is clothed in sari or traditional Maharashtrian dress. A highlight of the murti is the huge benign face – she is the loving mother.
During the Navratri festival, Mother Jagadamba appears in three different stages of life – small girl in the morning, young girl in the afternoon and as a woman during night.
More than 100,000 devotees participate in the Koradi Devi Yatra…

Sage Gautama – Information on Gautama Rishi

Sage Gautama is one of the saptarishis or seven important sages of the ancient world as per Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata. One of the most popular incidents associated with Sage Gautama is mentioned in the Ramayana is of Indra, the king of Devas, trying to rob the chastity of Gautama Rishi’s wife Anasuya and the subsequent curse that the saint gave to Indra and Anasuya.

Gautama Dharma Sutra, a law book, is credited to the saint.

Sage Gautama is said to have brought Ganga in the form of Godavari to the south of Vindhyas. Therefore the river is also known as Gautami.

In the famous story Satyakama Jabala in the Chandogya Upanishad, it is Sage Gautama who extols that anyone can seek truth – family, caste, creed and religion are of no value for a true seeker. A seeker of truth must be honest and should always speak truth.
The origin of Trimbakeshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotrilinga temple, is associated with Sage Gautama.

Story of Nandaka Sword and Vishnu

Nandaka is a sword associated with Bhagavan Mahavishnu and how Srihari Vishnu came into possession of the sword is found in the Agni Purana. Legend has it that Bhagvan Brahma performed a Yajna on the banks of Ganga on a peak of Mount Meru. A demon named Lohasura decided to disturb the yajna and was heading towards the spot of the sacrifice.

To face the demon, from meditating Brahma appeared a man. The man paid homage to Brahma. He was then greeted by the Devas and changed into a sword named Nandaka.
Devas asked Bhagavan Vishnu to lift up the sword Nandaka for defending Dharma which was threatened by Lohasura.
Lohasura reached the yajna spot. The fierce demon had thousand hands and his body was dark blue in color. The demon’s body was hard like the diamond. Using a club he drove away the Devas.
Vishnu using the sword Nandaka took on the demon Lohasura. Those body parts of the demon that received a cut by the sword became metal on earth. Finally, the demon was killed by Vishnu.
After t…

Panmana Pooram – Pooram festival of Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple at Panmana

Panmana Pooram is the culmination day of the annual festival at the famous Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple at Panmana near Chavara in Kollam District in Kerala. The annual festival is observed in Meenam month. Panmana Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple festival beginning date is March . Panmana Pooram 2017 date is March .

The highlight of the celebrations is dozens of caparisoned elephants and the change of parasols to the accompaniment of Panchavadyam and Panchari melam.

Various other unique offerings are made at the shrine during the fortnight period of festival.

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.
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 …

Kaduthuruthy Temple Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple

Kaduthuruthy Temple is located around 12 km from Vaikom. Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple Timings is given in detail below. Please note that there will be change in opening and closing and pooja time during festivals and other important rituals. There will be change in darshan time during grahanam or eclipse.

Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple Timings

Morning Opening and Closing Time 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Evening Opening and Closing Time 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Important Morning Pooja Timings 4:00 AM to 4:30 AM – Nirmalyam 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Pantheeradi Pooja 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Uccha Puja

Important Evening Pooja Timings 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Deeparadhana

Please note that the there will be change in certain puja timings depending on sunrise time in the region.