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Madikeri Dasara in Coorg – Kodagu in Karnataka – Mariamma Karaga festival

Madikeri Dasara festival is dedicated to Goddess Mariamma. There are four important temples dedicated to Mariamma in Coorg – Kodagu town in Karnataka. The origin of Madikeri Dasara dates back to the reign of Haaleri Kings. The current form of the Karaga Festival is more than 120 years old. Madikeri Dasara 2018 is from October 10 to October 18. Four Goddesses of Madikeri Dasara ·Kote Mariyamma ·Kunduru Motte Chowti Mariyamma ·Dandina Maariyamma ·Kanchi Kaamakshi Amma
Each of the Mariamma has a unique Karaga dance. Karaga dance is a itualistic folk dance dedicated to Mariyamma. It begins on the first day of Navratri.

Karaga is also the term used to refer to the murti of Goddess carried on the head by the temple priest. Highlights of Karaga Festival The priest who takes Karaga dresses in a yellow color dress.The head is shaved and he holds a knife and a wooden stickKaraga is made using flowersThe Karagas of the four Mariyamma temples has special pujas.Each Karaga performs the dance in their r…

Bastar Dussehra 2017

Unlike in other regions of India, Dasara in Bastar has nothing to do with victory of Rama over Ravana. The Dusshera festival in Bastar in Chhattisgarh is associated with Goddess Danteshwari, the main goddess of the tribals of the region. Bastar Dussehra is on September 30. The rituals are spread over nearly two months. The important rituals are held for a fortnight from September 21 (Mahalaya Amavasya).
Bastar Dussehra Trivia75-day Tribal festivalMain worship dedicated to nature and Devi Danteshwari - the presiding deity of Bastar.Observed from the 13th centuryThousands of tribals from surrounding villages and jungles gather here to pay homage to Devi DanteshwariThe murti of Goddess is taken out of the ancient Danteshwari temple and then taken around the city in an elaborate procession. Important Rituals - Pujas and WorshipKalash Sthapana,Pata Jatra (worship of wood), Lighting Jyoti KalashaDeri Gadhai (posting of the pillars)Kachan Gaadi (throne installation for Devi Kachan), Nisha J…

Be a person seeking truth do not attach oneself to any ism

Be a person seeking truth do not attach oneself to any ism.

Well have to find our own way, teachers only give hints.

Keep an open mind to make the most of this journey called life.

The best teachings are those that inspire us to have a good relationship with all living beings.
It is ok to slow down, pause and refresh. We often do not enjoy the labor of our fruits when we are always rushing madly. 


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Hindu Calendar Today – September 24, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:52 AM on September 24.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:26 PM on September 25.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 24, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 2:46 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 4:44 AM on September 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 2:16 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 4:26 AM on September 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 10:15 PM on September 24. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi …