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Swargavathil Ekadasi at Nelluvaya Dhanwanthari Temple in Kerala – Nelluvai Ekadasi 2023 Festival

Swargavathil Ekadasi, or Vaikunta Ekadashi, observed in the Dhanu Masam as per Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala is of great importance at the famous Nelluvaya Dhanwanthari Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari – the Hindu god of medicine and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Swargavathil Ekadasi 2023 festival date at Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple is January 2, 2023. The Shuddhi Karma for Nelluvai Ekadasi starts from Ashtami Tithi (December 30, 2022). Navakam, Panchagavya and Sree Bhootha Bali are performed on this special occasion. There will be Vilakkezhunnallippu and Udayasthamana Pooja as well. These Vazhipaadu are offered by devotees. Pakalpooram is observed on the Ekadashi Day. The Ezhunnallippu from the Sreekovil will have only the Kolam; one maala will be adorned on it and there will be no Thidambu. After completing the Melam in Pakalpooram in the western entrance, Nadakkal Para is offered by devotees as a special Vazhipadu. Ezhunnallunnu is perfo

Telugu Calendar 2022 in pdf by Eenadu – Download Telugu Calendar 2022 Online for free

Telugu Calendar 2022 in pdf is provided by Eenadu Newspaper. The calendar is in Telugu and contains 2022 festivals, holidays, tithi, nakshatram, vajram, rahu kalam and other important details associated with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The calendar is in pdf format and you can download it for free. You will need pdf reader installed to read the calendar. Link  -  Telugu Calendar 2022 Eenadu Telugu calendar is lunar calendar. Neighboring states Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka have pure Lunar calendar. Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Kerala follows Lunisolar calendar. The Telugu calendar has a 60-year cycle. Each of the years in the Telugu Calendar bears a special name. It is believed by the Telugu people that the name of the year would provide a clue as to trajectory of the destiny of the Telugu people would take in the course of the year. A month in the lunar calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana starts the day after Amavasya or no moon

Kakapudi Festival at Tirupati Balaji Temple in Tirumala - Kaka Pudi or Kaka Bali on Kanuma

Kakapudi festival is observed on the Kanuma day during the Sankranti Festival  in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Kakapudi festival 2023 date is January 16. The festival is also known as Kaka Pudi or Kaka Bali. It is conducted inside Sanctum and around Vimana Prakaram of the main Tirupati Balaji Temple. Therefore, many devotees are not aware of the festival and cannot participate in it. On Kakapudi festival day after the Pratahkala Aradhana Thomala Seva, the Gold Vakshastala Lakshmi Thayar on the right bosom of the Mulavirat is given a sacred bath amidst the chanting of Sri Suktam hymns. After this, Archakas, perform a Special Thirumanjanam to ‘Potu Thayar’ or Vakula Malika Ammavaru, the goddess of the temple kitchen. She is also referred to as "Paka Lakshmi". After the Thirumanjanam, a Harati and a plate containing rice balls, plain, or mixed with turmeric or kumkum (sindhoor), are taken in a procession around Vimana Prakaram, and then placed in front of th

Ma Chanchala Devi Temple at Jamtara near Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Ma Chanchala Devi Temple is located at Jamtara near Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The murti of Goddess Shakti worshipped in the temple is swayambhu, or that which appeared on its own,. Ma Chanchala Devi is a wish fulfilling deity. Apart from the vedi of Maa, there is a murti of Baba Bhairavnath in the main sanctum. The other murtis worshipped in the temple are that of Bholenath, Hanuman, Annapurna, Goddess Sati and Goddess Sheetala. Unmarried girls offer Havan and bhoga on Amavasya days. An important offering here is kheer. The most important days in the shrine are Sunday, Tuesday, Shivratri, Annapurna Puja day and Janmashtami.

Savitribai Phule Jayanti

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was a social reformer in Maharashtra . Savitribai Phule Jayanti is her birth anniversary and it is annually held on January 3. In 2023, it is the 192nd birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule. She was born on January 3, 1831 and she along with her husband, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, played an important role in women’s education and widow remarriage in Maharashtra . She also ably supported her husband in his social reforms. She is also a pioneer of the modern Marathi Poetry. She was the first female teacher of the first women’s school in Maharashtra . She opened school for Untouchable girls in 1852. She openly supported widow remarriage and opened a home to help orphaned widows and children. During the plague of 1857, she and her son opened clinic and helped thousands of plague victims. She died on 10 March 1897. In 2017, Google celebrated her birthday with a special Google Doodle.