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Ratha Saptami Kolam Designs – Pictures of Ratha Kolam or Chariot Rangoli

A single-wheeled chariot in red and white which represents Lord Surya’s chariot is drawn on the Ratha Saptami day . The Rath or Ratha Saptami Kolam is drawn in front of the Puja happening space. Usually, the puja is conducted near the chariot Kolam. Some people prefer to draw a small Rath Kolam on a wooden piece and place it outdoors and perform the pooja. Here are examples of a few Ratha Saptami Kolams. These are only examples to give an idea. You may also like to read How to do Rath Saptami Pooja?

Mrigashira Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Mrigasira birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Mrigashira Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Mrigasira Nakshatra Born People is cutch tree or Acacia catechu. Hindi name of the Mrigasira Nakshatra Tree is Khair Telugu name is khadiramu Malayalam name is Karingali Tamil Name is Karunkaali Kannada name is kaachu In Marathi it is known as khair. Bengali name is khayer Mrigasira Nakshatra born people should plant the cutch tree. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Gangolighat Mahakali Temple – Mahakali Mandir at Gangolighat in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Mahakali Temple at Gangolighat was established by Adi Shankaracharya. The mandir is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is located around 77 from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. Gangolighat Mahakali Temple is a Shaktipeetah. The murti of Goddess Mahakali is a fierce one. She is shown as conquering a demon. The shrine is small and settled amidst beautiful surroundings. The fierce murti is offered animal sacrifice even today. The temple is also closely associated with the Kumaun Regiment of the Indian army. Another important shrine, a Chamunda Temple, is located around 2 km from the temple.