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Karadaiyan Nombu 2022 Time: Fast Break Time for Karadaiyan Nombu or Savithri Vratham in 2022

Karadaiyan Nombu is a Tamil ritual and fasting observed by married women for the well being of their husbands and family. In 2022, the date of Karadaiyan Nombu is March 14 and the time to break the fast is between 8:00 PM and 8:45 PM on March 14. (India Standard Time). The exact time of Panguni month beginning is at 8:05 PM on March 14 (Indian Standard Time). In United States it is on morning hours on March 14. Australia Time is on March 15 at 4:46 AM. Singapore and Malaysia Time is 2:46 AM on March 15 . Karadayan Nonbu is observed at the particular time when the Tamil month Masi ends and Tamil month Panguni begins. The ritual is also known as Karadaiyan Nombu, or Savitri Nombu. India Time Panguni Month begins Panguni Masam begins at 8:05 PM on March 14, 2022 (IST) The USA timings are - (Daylight Saving Time Adjusted) Panguni Masam begins at 1:46 PM on March 14, 2022 Eastern Standard Time in USA begins at 12:46 PM on March 14, 2022 Central Standard Time in USA begins

Siddheshwar Yatra at Kavalapur Village in Miraj Taluka in Sangli District in Maharashtra

Siddheshwar Yatra at Kavalapur Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddheshwar Temple at Kavalapur Village in Miraj Taluka in Sangli District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Kavalapur Siddheshwar Yatra 2023 date is April 6. The shrine is dedicated to Siddheshwar, a kind manifestation of Shiva. This form of Shiva is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevata (family deity) in Maharashtra. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Siddheshwar temple. Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival. Kavalapur Siddheshwar Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar foll

Hanuman Yatra at Kaledhon Village in Khatav Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra

Hanuman Yatra in Kaledhon Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Hanuman Temple at Kaledhon Village in Khatav Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the Yatra, which is also the auspicious Hanuman Jayanti day. Hanuman Jayanti Yatra 2023 date at Kaledhon is April 6. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Hanuman mandir, which celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. Arka leaves and flowers are widely used on the day. Special shringar and food donation are part of the festivities. Hanuman Yatra at Kaledhon is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hanuman Puja Leaves - Leaf and Flower used in Puja and Worship of Hanuman

The most important flower and leaf use in the worship and puja of Hanuman is Arka leaves. Arka in various languages: Bengali: Aakanda English: Bowstring Hemp, Calotrope, Crown Flower, Giant Milkweed, Swallow-Wort Hindi: Ak, Akua, Arka, Akwan, Fudhar, Madar, Safed Aak Manipuri: Angkok Marathi: Arka, Arki, Rui, Ruiti Sanskrit: Alarka, Arka, Arki, Sadapushpa Tamil: Erukku, Malaiyerukku Telugu: Jilledi Puvvu, Jilledu, Nallajilledu, Uccinta, Uchchinta It is widely believed that offering Arka leaves to Hanuman is highly meritorious.

Bormalnath Dev Yatra at Boripardhi Village in Daund Taluka of Pune District in Maharashtra

Bormalnath Yatra in Boripardhi village is observed in Chaitra month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Bormalnath Dev Temple at Boripardhi Village in Daund Taluka of Pune District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held on the jatra. Boripardhi Bormalnath Dev Yatra 2023 date is April 6. The shrine is dedicated to Bormalnath Dev, a village deity and kuldevata in Maharashtra. For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion. The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Bormalnath temple. Bormalnath Dev Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. Mantra of Bormalnath ॥ॐ ह्रिं बं बटुकाय आपद उध्दरणाय कुरू कुरू बटुकाय ह्रिं ॐ ॥

Chinna Tirupati Temple – Salem – Tamil Nadu

Chinna Tirupati Temple near Salem in Tamil Nadu is known as Arulmigu Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple. It is located atop a hill at Marakottai village near Karavalli, Omalur Town. The shrine is around 25 km from Salem off the Salem - Dharmapuri National Highway. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Venkateswara or Balaji. He is flanked by his consorts – Bhu Devi and Sridevi. The temple also has huge murtis of Hanuman and Garuda. The temple walls are adorned with beautiful paintings of Vishnu and his avatars. Story of Chinna Tirupati Temple Once Vayu Bhagavan, the wind god, came to Vaikunta to have darshan of Vishnu. But Adisesha, the thousand headed snake, stopped Vayu. This resulted in an argument. As to find out who is mightier they entered into a competition. Adi Sesha wound himself around a peak on Meru and asked Vayu to move it and show. Vayu blew in full force but nothing happened to the mountain. There was chaos in the universe and Devas asked Adi S