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Makara Chowa 2024 – the First Tuesday in Makaram Month in Kerala

Makara Chowa is an auspicious day which falls on the first Tuesday (chovva) of Makara Masam (Makaram Month) as per traditional calendar followed in Kerala. Makara Chowa 2024 date is January 16. The day is of great significance in Goddess Bhagavati (Shakti) temples in Kerala. It is an important date at the Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple in Guruvayur and hundreds of devotees offer prayers on the day here. There is a belief that Navagraha Chowa gains strength in Makara Rashi and to escape from his wrath people offer prayers to Goddess Bhagavathi. It is believed that the Navgraha Chowa will not harm the devotees of Bhagavathi. Makara Chowa falls during the Uttarayana Punyakalam and this period is chosen for propitiating Hindu deities. This is a period of positive change begins with Makar Sankranti and will last till the Dakshinayana begins in July. ഭദ്രകാളീ ക്ഷേത്രങ്ങളിൽ ഈ ദിവസം വിശേഷാൽ പൂജകൾ, തായമ്പക മുതലായ വാദ്യകലാപ്രകടനങ്ങൾ, പ്രത്യേക ദീപാലങ്കാരങ്ങൾ, പുഷ്പാലങ്കാരങ്ങൾ,പൂമൂടൽ,പൊ

Goddess Mahabhaga

Goddess Mahabhaga is one of the manifestations of Goddess Shakti. She is the great Mother Goddess who fulfils the desires of her devotees. As Mahabhaga, She is the provider of bliss, which is uninterrupted, perfect, integral, independent, and is expression of divine freedom. But only a slight fraction of bliss is given out by her. Whatever happiness there is in life, that is possible only by understanding the universal creative energy in Goddess Mahabhaga who is the highest abode of the Supreme Bliss. The most famous temple dedicated to Goddess Mahabhaga is located at Devikuta. It is believed that feet of Goddess Sati fell at Devikuta. This is mentioned in the Kalika Purana. Legend has it that Lord Shiva was carrying the body of his dead wife Sati around the world. There seemed to be no end to Shiva’s anger and grief. This led to an imbalance in the universe. Finally, Lord Vishnu decided to decimate the body of Sati with his Sudhrashana Chakra. He cut the body of Sati into 51 pi