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Parimala Ranganathar Temple Timings – Darshan – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Parimala Ranganathar Temple in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

Parimala Ranganathar Temple at Thiruindalur in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Detail temple timings is given below. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or eclipse. Parimala Ranganathar Temple Darshan Timings: Morning – 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kodanda – The Bow of Rama

Kodanda is the name of the bow used by Bhagavan Sri Rama to vanquish the practitioners of Adharma in the Ramayana. This bow of Sri Ram is known as the auspicious one. Usually a bow has 3 or 5 or 7 joints. But Kodanda has 9 joints. There are also temples dedicated to Kodanda Rama especially in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In such temples, Bhagavan Sri Ram is worshipped in the murti form in which he holds a bow. It is not mentioned in the Ramayana as to how Rama came into the possession of his bow.

Ashtakavarga in Hindu Astrology

In Hindu astrology, Ashtakavarga means a group of eight objects and it deals with the transit of planets. In this system, a planet is said to contribute a benefic point, called bindu, to the different houses. It produces auspicious results while transiting the planets. In the Ashtakavarga system, the position of the transiting planet is studied not only from the natal moon but also from the other planets. The ascendant, or lagna, rising is also taken into account. In the Ashtakavarga system of astrology, both astrological and numerological factors are considered together.