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Simple Bhadrakali Prayer in Malayalam – Powerful Bhadrakali Stuti

Bhadrakali Prayer is dedicated to the most fierce form of Mother Goddess. The lyrics of a simple Bhadrakali prayer in Malayalam is given below. Please note that the prayer can be converted into pdf format after writing it on notepad or word. It is the powerful Bhadrakali Stuti.

The prayer can be chanted on all days.

Bhadrakali Stuti is especially chanted on Pournami or full moon day and Amavasya.

The prayer should be chanted also on Fridays and Tuesdays without fail.

The prayer is mainly chanted to attain various siddhis. It is also chanted to overcome enemies and to destroy enemies. Simple Bhadrakali Prayer Malayalam Lyricsകാളികാളിമഹാകാളീ-ഭദ്രകാളീനമോസ്തുതേ കുലംചകുലധര്‍മ്മംച- മാംചപാലയപാലയ.

Red color flowers should be offered to Mother Goddess while chanting the prayer.

Kalashtami – Kala Bhairav Ashtami

Kalashtami, or Mahakaal Bhairavashtami, is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Kaala Bhairava – a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Kal Bhairava is the God of Time – Kal means ‘time’ and ‘Bhairava’ the manifestation of Shiva. Ashtami after Purnima, the eighth day after full moon, is considered the ideal day to propitiate Kala Bhairav. In 2017, Kala Bhairav Ashtami and Kal Bhairav Jayanti is on November 10. (Some North Indian calendars have marked it on November 11.)

It must be noted that Kalashtami is observed on the eighth day after the full moon in all months by Shiva devotees.
Legend has it that it Lord Shiva in the form of Mahakaleshwar chopped off the fifth head of Brahma and performed penance on this day. There are several legends regarding the reason for chopping off the fifth head of Brahma. One legend has it that the Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva once had an argument over who is the most powerful. During the argument, Brahma uttered a remark which enraged Shiva. Sudd…

Why Shiva is Called Aghori?

One of the popular names of Hindu God Shiva is Aghori. Here is look at the reason why Shiva is called Aghori. Aghori Shiva is the fiercest form of Shiva.It is the middle form in the Pancha Mukha Shiva concept.The word Aghori means not terrifying. This symbolically means that all things in the world are Shiva and there is nothing to fear or worry about – all things are pure.Shiva as Aghori faces the south – He represents the destructive and regenerative aspect of Shiva.Aghori first absorbs all life and then transforms the universe by creating things afresh.Aghori has two meanings – one who is not fierce – meaning the handsome. Another meaning is the fiercest.The term Aghori first appears in the portion dedicated to Shiva in the Atharva Veda.The mantra associated with this form of Shiva is the Aghora Mantra composed by Aghora Maharishi. The mantra has 51 letters. Aghori Sadhus are worshippers of Lord Shiva and are living symbols of Hindu God Shiva on earth.As per Aghori Sect, all the pe…

Kanakadasa Jayanti

Kanakadasa Jayanthi celebrates the birth anniversary of Saint and Poet Kanaka Dasa, one of the greatest social reformers of Karnataka and who is equally noted for his musical compositions. In 2017, Kanakadasa Jayanti is on November 6. He belongs to the Haridasa literary movement, which composed songs in praise of Lord Krishna and other incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

This year it is the 519th birth anniversary of Saint Kanakadasa. From a young age Kanakadasa had to bear the brunt of the notorious caste system and untouchability and he fought against the evil through his poems, which exposed the futility of external rituals and stressed the need for promoting of moral values in life.

Poems of Kanakadasa dealt with every aspect of life and he was highly critical of the caste system. In one such poem, Ramadhanyacharite, he suggests that the difference between the higher and lower castes is similar to the difference between rice and millet. Rice is used by high caste people and for religiou…

Vadhu Pravesh Muhurat – How is Vadhu Grih Pravesh Muhurat Calculated?

Vadhu pravesh muhurat literally means the first time the bride entering the house of her husband. This custom is followed by many Hindu communities especially in north and western parts of India. Here is a brief idea on as to how vadhu grih pravesh muhurat is calculated. Fifth, seventh and ninth day after marriage is considered good in some regions.The bride can enter the house after 16 days of marriage in some regions. After 16 days, the family can chose an even number date to bring the bride. Dates like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 etc are good.In some regions, the bride enters the house only after five years. In such cases, the bride can enter the house on any good date.Tuesday and Sunday are considered inauspicious in many regions for vadhu grih pravesh. In some regions, along with the two days even Wednesday is considered inauspicious.The bride entering the house on रिक्तातिथि (rikth tithi) is considered inauspicious. The bad tithis are 4th, 9th and 14th day of a fortnight. Is there any ben…

Our minds are like that of a vulture

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to say that our minds are like that of a vulture.

A vulture flies very high in the sky, but where are his eyes? They are on the dead body lying on the ground; the moment he sees the dead body he swoops down to eat it!

We are also like that.

A person may fly to a very high position of political, economical, or financial power, and others may even be prostrating to him. But where is his mind? This is, as we say, corruption in high places.” So when our mind is like that of a vulture fixed on low, base things, we need culture in order to fly high, not only materially, but morally and spiritual as well. Then the mind rises to true spiritual thoughts.
SourceHindu Culture – An Introduction by Swami Tejomayananda (page 12)

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Hindu Calendar Today – November 6, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, November 6, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya and Tritiya Tithi or the second and third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 7:23 AM on November 6.Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 5:05 AM on November 7. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 6, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 2:35 PM. Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 1:55 AM on November 6. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 12:22 AM on November 7.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatra till 7:56 PM on November 6. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 5:30 PM on November 7.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 11:32 AM on November 7.
In western par…