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Aadi Chevvai – Importance of Tuesday in the Tamil Month Aadi

Aadi Chevvai, or Sevvai, is the Tuesdays in the Tamil Month Aadi and it is considered highly auspicious for the worship of Goddess Shakti. The month is considered inauspicious by many Hindus as the Dakshinayana begins in this month. But the month is also of great significance to Shakti worshippers. Fridays (Aadi Velli) and Tuesdays (Aadi Chevvai) are considered highly auspicious and women in large numbers visits shrines dedicated to Amman, Durga, Parvati, Shakti and other Goddesses.
In South India, Tuesday and Friday is dedicated to Shakti worship in many places. It becomes even more auspicious in Tamil Nadu during the month of Aadi.
Unmarried women visit shrines of Shakti (female goddess) on Aadi Chevvai day in the month make different vows. Some women observe partial or full fast on the day. It is widely believed that worshipping of any form of Goddess Shakti in Aadi month will help unmarried women find ideal husbands or life partners.
Special dishes like the Thalagam Kuzhambu, a …

Tamil Month Aadi Inauspicious Or Auspicious

Aadi (mid July to mid August), the fourth month in Tamil calendar, is generally considered as inauspicious like the Karkitaka Masam in the neighboring state Kerala. It is believed that Lord Surya (Sun god) changes his direction from north to south in the Aadi month. The next six months from Aadi to Margazhi is the Dakshinayana punyakalam – symbolically the night time of the Devas. In 2018, Aadi month begins on July 17th ends on August 16th.

Traditionally, most people avoid auspicious ceremonies during this period. It is believed that the ceremonies held during this period will not have the blessings of the gods. But a few important celebrations and rituals take place in the Aadi month.

The new moon day in Aadi month is celebrated as ‘aadi pooram.’ The day is also celebrated as the birthday of Aandal – Saint Poet who wrote Tiruppaavai and is also considered as a manifestation of the mother Goddess. Many people celebrate Aadi as the month of the Goddess and women partake in several rit…

Seven Hills at Tirupati – The Names of the Mountains in the Prayer or Hymn Chanted in the Tirumala Temple

Tirumala range has several mountains. One has to pass through these hills to reach the Tirupati Balaji Temple. The names of the seven hills vary in Puranas. The hymn or prayer chanted at Tirupati Temple state the names of the hills as:

Srishaila Sheshashaila Garudachala Venkatadri Narayanadri Vrishabadri and Vrishadri
Srishaila consists of wealth; Sheshashaila was embraced by Adishesha; Garudachala was brought from Vaikunta; Venkatadri helps in destroying sins; at Narayanadri, Vishnu appeared before a poor devotee and sanctified the place; Vrishabadri is the place where Vishnu killed powerful demon and Vrshadri is the place where Dharmaraja performed penance.

Nalambalam Darshan in Thrissur District in Kerala – Visiting Four Temples Dedicated to Lord Rama and his Brothers

Nalambalam Yatra, or the darshan of four temples, is an important pilgrimage done in Kerala in the Karikidakam month, also known as the Ramayana Masam. The four temples are dedicated to Lord Ram, Bharatha, Lakshman, and Shatrughan – the four brothers in the Ramayana epic. Most people begin the journey of the four temples from the famous SriKrishnaTemple in Guruvayur, Thrissur District, as temples are within 60 km from here.

SreeRamaTemple at Triprayar is dedicated to Lord Ram

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple is an ancient Shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram at Triprayar near Guruvayur in Kerala.
During Ramayana Masam the shrine opens at 3:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The temple then reopens at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Special offering during the period are:
Kathina vedi (fire work), meenoottu (feeding fish) and Avil Naivedyam.KoodalmanickamBharathaTemple at Irinjalakuda is dedicated to Bharatha, the second brother

This ancient temple is located at Irinjalakuda around 24 km from Triprayar. The shrine is ope…

Ananthapura Temple in Kasargod in Kerala – Ananthapura Lake Temple at Kumble

Ananthapura Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is located at Kumble in Kasargod in Kerala. The shrine is around 5 km from Kumbla on Kasargod – Mangalore National Highway 66.

The murtis worshipped in the temple are not made of metal nor stone, but of a combination of about 108 materials collected from various parts of India and combined to form the murtis through a process known as Kadusharkara yogam.
In the main sanctum sanctorum, Ananthapadmanabha, the form of Maha Vishnu worshipped here, is depicted as seated on the divine serpent Anantha. The main murti is flanged on both sides by Bhudevi, the Goddess of earth, and Sridevi, the Goddess of prosperity.

Garuda and Hanuman is depicted as praying with folded hands. Jaya and Vijaya, Lord Vishnu’s attendants, stand in guard at the entrance.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Goshala K…

Do all your duties in the world, but keep your mind on God – Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Children! Never fight in the name of religion. All of these are true. There is complete harmony in their soul. All of them are based on certain noble principles.

The religions are complementary and not supplementary, different paths leading to the same goal.

Destroy the evil tendencies in man like lust, greed and anger and not the man. These tendencies are the real kafirs and not the man.

In the scriptures you will find the way to realize God. But after getting all the information about the path, you must begin to work, only then can you attain your goal.
Do all your duties in the world, but keep your mind on God.
– Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Hindu Calendar Today – July 17, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, July 17, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:43 AM on July 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:42 AM on July 18.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 17, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Ashwathy or Ashwini Nakshatra till 8:05 PM on July 17. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram till 6:44 PM on July 18.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Revati Nakshatram till 12:20 AM on July 17. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 11:18 PM on July 17. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra till 9:45 PM on July 18
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat,…