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Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival 2023 Schedule - Mylapore Panguni Chariot Festival - Arupathu Moovar Peruvizha

Kapaleeswarar Temple is located at Mylapore in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The most important festival observed in the temple is the Panguni Festival. In 2023, Kapaleeswarar Temple festival is from March 27 to April 5, 2023. Adhikara Nandi is on March 29. Arupathu Moovar Peruvizha is schedule for April 3. Thirukalyanam is scheduled for April 5, 2023. The festival is also famous for the annual musical concerts held during the period. Please note that all dates are collected from various sources from Mylapore. The official temple dates are not to be found anywhere. Please call the temple and confirm the dates. Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival 2023 Schedule March 26, 2023 Grama Devatha Sri Kolavizhi Amman Rituals Sri Narthana Vinayagar Velli Mooshika Vahana In The Evening March 27, 2023 Flag hoisting in the morning Ambal Mayil Vadivil Shiva Puja At 10 PM March 28, 2023 Surya Vattam in the morning Chandra Vattam in the evening March 29, 2023 Adhikara Nandi morning around

Navratri Vahana in Which Mother Goddess Arrives

In Hindu astrology, the yearly prediction based on Navratri depends on the Vahana in which Mother Goddess Arrives for the nine-day festival. Each day of a week has a particular vehicle. Depending on the vehicle, astrologers predict how good the next year will be. For example if it is horse, then it is auspicious for common person as it is a symbol of speed and intelligence. However, it also indicates war. If the Navratri starts on: Monday – Mother Goddess Arrives on Elephant Tuesday – Horse Wednesday – Boat Thursday – Doli or palanquin Friday – Doli or palanquin Saturday – Horse Sunday – Elephant

Navratri In Gujarat In 2023 Information - Puja - Worship - Dandiya Raas or Garba Dance

The first nine days in the Ashwin month is celebrated differently in different parts of India by Hindus. In Gujarat , the Navratri period is noted for  worship of Mother Goddess, puja, rituals, fasting and above all the dandiya raas or garba dance, which continue till late night during the period. The dance is also referred as ‘stick dance’ due to the rhythmical striking of dandiyas during the dance. In 2023, Navratri in Gujarat begins on October 15 and ends on October 23. Puja - Worship - Rituals During Navratri in Gujarat Navratri in  Gujarat  is not just dancing alone; there is religious worship of Shakti, referred as Mother or Mataji. People visit shrines and there is the special worship of Goddess Shakti at home. The worship of Mother Goddess is performed by lighting an earthen pot filled with holes. Numerous pujas and rituals also take place during the nine-day period, which begins on the first day of Gujarati month Ashwin. Nine aspects of Durga is worshipped during the pe

Navratri Prayers For Nine-Day Meditation – Simple and Small Navratri Prayers

One of the most important prayers that is recited during Navratri is the Devi Mahatmya or Durga Saptashati and it contains 700 Verses. Some of the other prayers that are chanted are Durga Chalisa, Lalita Sahasranama Stotram etc. Apart from these long prayers there are also simple Navratri prayers dedicated to Hindu Goddesses which can be chanted during any prayer and meditation. Here are some simple Navratri Prayers. Prayer to Mother Goddess Ya devi sarva bhuteshu shakti rupena samsthita namastasye namastasye namastasye namo namah! Prayer to Goddess Durga OM Shri Durgayai Namah Prostrations to Mother Durga Prayer to Goddess Lakshmi OM Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah Prostrations to great Mother Lakshmi Prayer to Goddess Saraswati OM Aim Saraswatyai Namah Prostrations to Mother Saraswati Prayer to Goddess Kali OM Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah Prostrations to Mother Kali A prayer that can be chanted on all days of Navratri

Ashtami Daughter In Law Visit To In Laws - Doubt Answered

For the first time when a daughter in law is visiting her in-laws House can she scheduled arrival on Ashtami. This is a doubt some Hindus have. Ashtami tithi is usually avoided for first visit. This is because the tithi is associated with war-related pursuits. The tithis that you can opt for are Dwitiya (second day), Tritiya (third day – very good for the purpose), Panchami, Dashami and Dwadashi. Ashtami is the eighth day during a fortnight in a Hindu calendar. Another tithi that should be avoided is the Chaturthi tithi (fourth day) and also Pratipada Tithi (the first day).

Shampoo While Bathing During Sabarimala Vrat

Can I use shampoo while bathing at the time of Sabarimala Vrat? This a query that many devotees of Hariharasudhan Ayyappa have. The vrat is observed for a period of 41 days in November and December. Cleanliness is an important aspect of Hinduism. By cleanliness it is meant both internal and external cleanliness. A devotee taking Sabarimala Vrat can use shampoo there is absolutely no problem. This does not result in the failure of vrat. Some staunch devotees avoid commercial shampoo and use ‘shikakai’ or other natural substances. This is because they believe that in the making of commercial shampoo living beings are harmed.  Some believe that one should be completely natural during the 41-day Ayyappa vrat period and therefore use natural substances for soap and shampoo.

Teachings On Moksha in the Bhagavad Gita

Sri Krishna says in the Gita: शक्नोतॊहैव य : सोदुम् प्राक्शरीरविमोक्षणात्। कामक्रोधोद्भवम् वेगम् स युक्त : ससुखी नर : || Saknoteehaiva yassodhum praak sareera-vimokshanaat; Kaama–krodhodbhavam vegam sa yuktah sasukhee narah. After death, a man is what he has been just before his death. If he has not controlled lust and anger in this life, and acquired peace of mind and joy, he cannot have them after death. That is why Sri Krishna said ihaiva इहैव (here, in this life itself) and explained the meaning of ihaiva by saying Praak Sareer प्राक् शरीरविमोक्षणात् (before the body is cast off). Such a moksha before death will alone bring about moksha after death. The shloka as explained by Maha Periyava Kanchi Paramacharya My Thoughts on the same It is while living on earth that we should attain moksha - all desires, anger, ego, hatred should be dropped and we should purify ourselves while living on earth. We need to make the place we live Vaikunta - with Bhagavan