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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 2023, it is the 112th 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 Goddess Lakshmi at Koradi in Nagpur in Maharashtra . Koradi Devi Temple is located on the banks of Koradi Lake 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 pa

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.

Panmana Temple - Mooda - Panmana Subramanya Swamy Temple Festival

Panmana Pooram is the culmination day of the annual festival at the famous Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple at Panmana near Chavara in Kollam District in Kerala. The 11-day annual festival is observed in Kumbham month starting from Atham nakshatra. Another festival is observed in Thulam month in such a way that the 11-day festival ends on Karutha Vavu or the Amavasya day in Thulam month.  Thaipooyam in Makaram month is another important festival in the temple. The deity worshipped in the temple is Balamuruga who faces east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa and Hidumban.  A unique offering known as Mooda is performed in the shrine to Subramania. This is done to solve issues related to childbirth and pregnancy. Banama, salt, jaggery, and ariyunda are put inside a arecanut leaf (pala). The pala is then made into a ball and tied with banana leaf. This is then offered to Balamuruga or child Murugan in the temple.  The temple is mentioned in the Unni Neeli Sandesham of the 1

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.