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Kurangani Muthumalai Amman Kovil

Kurangani Muthumalai Amman Kovil is located at Kurangani in Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu. This ancient shrine is associated with the epic Ramayana. Muthumalai Amman Temple at Kurangani is around 32 km southeast of Thoothukudi and is around 23 km northeast of Tiruchendur.

Legend has it that Mata Sita dropped a pearl here while she was forcibly being carried by Ravana. Later this pearl was discovered by the Sri Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman and the Vanarasena or Monkey Army. Through the discovery of this pearl, it was concluded that Mata Sita is Lanka.

During the 14th century, four brothers discovered the pearl at Kurangani. They could not look at it due to its brilliance. They covered it with a wooden vessel. On that night, Mother Goddess came in the dream of the brothers and asked them to build a temple at spot where the pearl was discovered.

As the temple was built on the spot where the pearl was found the shrine came to be known as Muthumalai Amman Kovil. Muthu in Tamil means pearl.

Govinda Dwadasi in Phalgun Month - Govind Dwadasi

Govinda Dwadashi is an auspicious dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The day is observed on the 12th day (Dvadashi) during the Krishna Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Phalguna month (February – March). Govinda Dwadashi 2018 date is February 12.

The day is of great significance for Lord Vishnu devotees. Special prayers are held on the day at PuriJagannathTemple.

Some Vishnu devotees take holy dip on the day in important Teerths (scared water tanks).

Rise Above Good and Evil

In nature, which is not corrupted by human thought, there is no evil. What we call good or bad is creation of human mind. In nature, only humans have to deal with evil and good. Animals and plants are not bothered about good and bad, as they do not practice both. They just exist for food and procreation.

Compartmentalization of things into good, bad, average, okay etc is the result of ignorance and wrong thinking.

Greediness, hoarding, anger, desire, attachment, frustration, impatience, lying, lust and many more such negativities are the direct result of lack of proper understanding of our true nature.

When Supreme Truth dawns in a person, compartmentalization disappears. All negativities also disappear. We will not be bothered about both good and bad.

What is Supreme Truth? That there is no second one. Only that exists.

Rise above good and evil. Good is also a trap. It too inflates our ego and stops us from reaching self-realization. Good also opens the door to anger, wrath and …