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Trichambaram Temple Akshaya Tritiya Appam

A special offering is made at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple on Akshaya Tritiya day. This is known as Karolappam or Unniyappam – a very famous offering to Lord Krishna in Kerala temples. Although the offering is performed daily in hundreds of Sri Krishna temple in Kerala and around the world, at Trichambaram Temple the Akshaya Tritiya karolappam is special. The Karolappam for the day is prepared by the women of the family of the priests and offered to Lord Krishna. The legend is based on the belief that Devaki fed Sri Krishna on see her son for the first time after he annihilated Kamsa. The offering is made every month by a family of the region. But on Akshaya Tritiya day all the families of the village make the offering. The unique dish is made using rice flour, wheat Flour, jaggery, ripe banana (small Kerala banana) and coconut pieces. The deity worshipped in Trichambaram temple is of angry of young Sri Krishna (Raudra Bhavam). He had just killed Kamsa, Chan

Yanamadurru Shiva Temple – Shiva Worshipped In Shirshasana Form In Andhra Pradesh

Yanamadurru near Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh is home to a very unique Shiva temple. Lord Shiva murti worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is in Shirshasana form. Goddess Parvati in the same sanctum is depicted as holding child Subrahmanya Swami. Shiva murti is found in the shrine in upside form. A drawing of the sanctum sanctorum of Yanamadurru Shiva Temple The temple is around 10 km south of Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is known as Sri Parvati Sameta Sri Shakteeshwara Swamy Vaari Temple. Another name of the temple is Sri Shakteeshwara Temple. It is believed that the murti worshipped in the shrine belongs to the Treta Yuga. Lord Shiva is known here as Shakteeshwara and also Shirshasana Swamy. The temple has a Nandi facing the sanctum. There is another murti of a five-headed serpent. It is believed that live serpents always visit the temple. The pushkarini or pond of the temple is known as Shakti Gundam. The water in the pond i

Ravi Pradosh 2022 Dates – Importance Of Pradosh Vrat On Sunday

Ravi Pradosh occurs when the Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva falls on Sunday. Pradosh is observed on the 13 th day of lunar fortnight. The trayodashi tithi should have pradosh period for the vrat to be observed. In 2022, Ravi Pradosh are marked on January 30, June 12 and June 26. Importance Of Pradosh Vrat On Sunday It is believed that observing Pradosh vrat, which falls on Sunday, will help a devotee in having a long life. It is also believed that one observing the vrat will be blessed with good health. How To Observe Ravi Pradosh Vrat? The person performing the vrat should wake up early in the morning just before sunrise and take bath. The person should be clean both mentally and physically. The person should then offer prayers to Ganesha. Next is to offer prayers to Shiva and Maa Parvati. A fast is kept for the entire day. The puja should be performed an hour before sunset. After taking bath the devotee should wear white color dress. The puja is performed at t

Daiva Prakriti in Hinduism – People With Divine Nature

Daiva Prakriti (also known as Daivi Prakriti) is divine nature in Hinduism and is the characteristic quality of divine creations in relation to the gunas (internal nature) like sattva, rajas, and tamas. Daiva is divine and asuri is demoniac. In every era, there will be few people who are of divine nature and peace and prosperity in the world is due to their selfless activities. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna mentions that Arjuna is born with the divine qualities or daiva sampat. Those who have daiva prakriti, overcome maya (all illusions), and attain ultimate liberation. Those who are born with a demoniac nature will suffer, and those of daiva prakriti need not have to suffer. Those born with daivi prakriti will attain moksha (self realization). They are of sattva guna (purity), and they are free from all bad thoughts, bound to truth and truth alone, pure physically and mentally, and they lead a completely devoted life. Lord Krishna during the war at Kurukshetra,

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in May 2020 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in May 2020

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in May 2020 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). May 1 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Vrat May 1 – Bagalamukhi Devi Jayanti May 1 – Sita Navami May 2 – Thrissur Pooram in Kerala May 3 – Smarta Ekadasi Fasting – Lakshmi Narayan Ekadasi in Odisha May 4 – Vaishnava Ekadasi Fasting (in most regions) May 4 – Agni Nakshatram begins in Tamil Calendar May 5 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dvadasi May 5 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday May 6 – Narasimha Chaturdashi - Narasimha Jayanti May 7 – Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti May 7 – Purnima or full moon day – Purnima Vrat May 8 – Chithirai Pournami May 7 – Gorakhnath Jayanti May 7 – Kurma Jayanti May 8 - Ashada month begins in North Indian calendars May 8 - Narada Jayanti May 10 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – Breaking time

Simple But Effective Quotes From Bhagavad Gita

A collection of simple but very effective quotes from the Bhagavad Gita. Hell has three doors – lust, rage, and greed. As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of self knowledge reduces all karma to ashes. For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death. A mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. He who actually loves even those that do not love him in return is compassionate. A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever your faith is, you are. There is no purifier like knowledge in this world: time makes one find himself in his heart. The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety. When one has no lust, no hatred, a man walks safely among the things of lust and hatred. The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought and beyond all change; knowing this, you should not grieve