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Kollemcode Devi Temple Timing – Puja – Darshan and Opening Time at Bhadrakali Temple at Kollemcode in Kannyakumari

Kollemcode Devi Temple, located at Kollemcode in Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Goddess Bhakrakali. Kollemcode Devi Temple Timings are given below. Please note that the darshan timing will be extended during festivals and important rituals. The opening and closing time will be curtailed when there is grahan or eclipse.

Kollemcode Devi Temple Morning Timings
5:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Evening Timings 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The temple will have extended hours during festivals especially the Thookkam festival on Bharani Nakshatram in Meenam month (March – April).

Shradh Food Offerings to Crow

One of the unique rituals followed during Shradh is offering food to crows. A part of the food that is cooked for ancestors, dead parents and relatives are offered to crows while performing Shradh, Tarpan and Pinda Daan. This is based on the belief that food offered to crows directly reach ancestors in their world.
It is believed that food offerings to crows began in the Treta Yuga and it was Sri Ram who blessed crows to receive food offerings for ancestors.
Once during his exile period Sri Ram noticed that a crow was troubling Mata Sita. The crow started hurting Sita by pecking on her head. Sri Ram to get rid of the crow took hay and used it as an arrow and shot at the crow.
The hay struck on an eye of the crow and it fell down.
Suddenly the crow changed into a human being. The crow was Jayant, son of Indra, who due to a curse had become a crow.
With Sri Ram shooting the crow down, it was relieved of the curse.
Sri Ram then forgave Jayant for attacking Mata Sita and gave the blessing…

Shradh for Women - Avidhva Navami Shradh during Pitru Paksha Fortnight

Avidhva, or Avidhava Navami Shradh, is observed on the ninth day of the Pitru Paksha fortnight and is dedicated to women who did not die as a widow. It is observed during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in Ashwin month. Avidhva Navami Shradh 2017 date is September 14. Avidhava Navami Shradh rituals and rites are strictly followed for women who died when their husbands were alive.
The Avidha Navami rituals vary from region to region and from community to community. But in all regions on the day, Shradh is performed for one's mother or any other woman in the family, who did not die a widow.

In the rituals, instead of deities, demigods known as dhurilochan whose eyes remain half closed are invoked. Dhuri means smoke and lochan means eyes; their eyes remain half closed due to smoke.

In some regions, the Shradh rituals are not performed on the day. Instead food or meal is offered to the married woman’s soul. Some people also feed a Sumangali (married women) on the day.


Purnima October 2017 date and time – Full Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in October 2017

Purnima, also known as Pournami or Poornima, is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In October 2017, the date and time of Purnima is October 5. The Purnima fasting is marked on October 5. The time of Poornima tithi is from 1:47 AM on October 5 and ends at 12:09 AM on October 6. The Purnima in October 2017 is the Ashwin Purnima in most regions. 
October 5, 2017 is observed as Kojagari Lakshmi Purnima and Sharad Purnima.
Kartik Snan begins in North India on October 5, 2017.
Fasting and taking a dip in holy are the main religious practice for Hindus on the day.
Some Hindu communities observe fast on Purnima day. Special pujas and rituals are performed in many temples.

The Purnima marks the end of Ashwin month in Traditional Hindu Calendars followed in North India.

Good Date for Travel in January 2017 – Good and Auspicious Dates for Journey in January 2017

Some Hindus look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Here are the good and auspicious dates for journey in January 2017 for travels.
January 1, 2017
January 2 - Good day after 3:55 PM. January 4 January 5 is good till 1:55 PM January 6 January 7
January 9 is good after 10:20 AM January 10 January 11 is good till 7:50 PM January 13 January 14 January 16 January 17
January 18 good till 12:45 PM January 19 January 20 January 21 is good till 8:03 AM January 23 is good till 1:55 PM
January 28 is good till 2:15 PM January 29 is good after 1:05 PM January 30 January 31 is good till 4:15 PM

We are all victims of social anxiety

We are all victims of social anxiety. But does it really exist.

We should not really worry about what other people think because they rarely do that. They themselves are under the grips of social anxiety and numerous other fears.

It is true that people judge others. But why should we bother. It has no real value. It has nothing to do with our life.

When we attempt to impress others, we are becoming someone else. We are acting. We are being unknowingly controlled. Be what you are.

It is our wrong belief that people have us in their thoughts always, thinking what we look like or scrutinizing what we spoke.

Go out and do things that you like and enjoy.
Be happy with what we are doing. Forget the end result. People only look at result. They do not know what you went through in getting to the result. Enjoy each moment of your work.