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Valapattanam Kalarivathukkal Devi Temple - Festival - Timings – History

Kalarivathukkal Devi Temple is located near Valapattanam in Kannur District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. This is one of the most popular and powerful Shakti shrine in North Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is held from Kathika nakshatra to Pooram nakshatram day in Meena Masam. Kalarivathukkal Devi Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse. Kalarivathukkal Devi Temple Morning Pooja Timings 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM Kalarivathukkal Devi Temple Evening Darshan Timings 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Deeparadhana will be between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM The most important days in a week are Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Special rituals are observed on Tuesday and Friday. Kalarivathukkal Devi Temple – Kannur The murti of the Mother Goddess worshipped in the temple is carved out of jackf

Gandhari Opens Her Eyes to Make Duryodhana Invincible – But He Was Not Naked

Before the final mace (gada) battle between Duryodhana and Bhima in the Mahabharata, Duryodhana visits his mother, Gandhari , to take her blessings. Gandhari decides to remove her blindfold and open her eyes so that the energy from her eyes would provide Duryodhana with a special power. It will make his body hard as a diamond so that Bhima cannot kill her eldest and only remaining son. She asks him to go and take bath and appear stark naked before her. Desperate to get all the power before the most important battle in his life, Duryodhana took bath and made his way back to his mother. But suddenly Krishna appeared in front of him and ridiculed him for walking naked. When Duryodhana told Krishna that he was going to meet his mother, Krishna told him that he was no longer a child and it is inappropriate to go before her naked. Krishna asked Duryodhana to cover his waist and thighs with banana leaves. Duryodhana, who was embarrassed, took the advice of Sri Krishna an

Two of the 108 Divya Deshams That Are Not On Earth

108 Divya Deshams are the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Two of the temples are not on earth. They are Thiru Parkadal and Thiru Paramapadam. The popular belief is that a person who visits 106 Divya Deshams on earth will attain liberation and will be able to gain access to the remaining two Divya Deshams. Thiru Parkadal The place is located at Parkadal – Milky Ocean Vishnu resides here as Ksheerabdinathan and his consort Lakshmi resides here as Kadalmagal Nachiyar. Mahavishnu is white as milk and Brahma appear from his navel here. He rests on Adisesha facing south. Thiru Paramapadam The place is Vaikunta. The ultimate destination of all living beings. There is no birth and death after reaching Vaikunta. A devotee merges with Lord Vishnu here. Vishnu resides here as Paramapadanathan. Goddess Lakshmi resides here as Periya Piratiyar. Bhudevi and Neeladevi also reside here. Vishnu here is in sitting posture facing south. He sits with his left leg han