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Onam Pookalam 2017 Prize Winners

Onam Pookalam 2017 photos published in various newspapers and other websites – first and second prize winners. Talk about Onam in Kerala and one of the first images that come to mind is that of the flowerbed or floral (designs) arrangements known as Pookalam or Athapookalam. Onam Pookalam 2017 designs are given below. The traditional Onapookalam usually consists of ten rings indicating the ten-day ritual during the ten-day celebrations of Onam which begins on Atham and ends on Thiru Onam in the month of Chingam (August – September).  Onam Pookalam 2017 Photos All the photos are copyrighted to respective owners. These above images are from an Athapookalam competition held in Kerala 2017. The first three were prizewinners.

Kuber Kunji as per Hindu Religion Scriptures

Thousands of people are buying Kuber Kunji with hope of making instant money and becoming wealthy. Here is a review of the product sold in many markets, online and through television. There is no scripture in Hindu Religion which states that it will make you wealthy overnight. Kuber is the Hindu God associated with money, wealth and material possessions. His importance stems from the fact that he distributes wealth wisely among people.  Kuber Kunji is a key like object with image of Kubera and it is gold plated. There are designs in it to make look like a divine product. First of all Kuber Kunji is not going to make you wealthy overnight. There is no scripture in Hinduism that states that you will get money by simply worshipping Kuber Kunji. To become wealthy you need to work hard, be wise and be honest to your profession. Products like Kuber Kunji give the impression that it has magical powers. This is wrong. Use your commonsense before buying such products. W

Famous Shiva Temple near Cuttack in Orissa

The famous Shiva Temple at Mancheswar near Cuttack in Orissa is the Dhabaleswar Temple located on the island of Dhabaleswar on the Mahanadi River . It is situated at a distance of 35 km from Cuttack via Choudwar. This Shiva temple is believed to have built in 10th and 11th century AD. Legend has it that Shiva here and turned a black calf into a white calf to protect a thief who had taken refuge in the temple. The thief was being chased by angry villagers. The miracle saved the life of the thief and turned a new man. He confessed to what had happened to the people. From that day Shiva is here worshipped as a Dhabaleswara. Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Shivling in the temple. There are numerous subsidiary deities in the temple. The temple is also noted for its architecture. Devotees can use ferry to reach the temple. Another option is to use a hanging bridge.