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Azhinjilam Temple History - Gods Worshipped - Festival – Azhinjilam Thali Mahavishnu Temple

Azhinjilam Temple, located at Azhinjilam near Ramanattukara in Kozhikode district, Kerala, is one among the 18 Thali temples in Kerala. All the other 17 Thali temples are dedicated to Shiva. This temple alone is dedicated to Mahavishnu. Azhinjilam Temple festival is held in such a manner that the festival ends with Arattu on the Thiruvonam nakshatra day in Makaram month. The annual festival is observed for 8 days. The main deity in the temple faces east. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Ayyappa and Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple was destroyed by Tipu Sultan. The temple stood in a dilapidated state for a long period. Through court intervention the property of temple was taken back. The temple was rebuilt and consecrated on April 2, 1998. The annual temple festival is noted for pageantry, temple folk arts and traditional dance and music. The annual Pratishta festival in the temple is held on Makayiram nakshatra in Malayalam Meena Masam. Ashtami Rohin

Khechara - Male Spirits In Hinduism

Khechara literally means one moving in the air. In Hindu scriptures, Khechara are male spirits that flies or moves in the air. The female spirits that can move in air are known as Khechari. Khechara could be an entity having human form with powers to fly like Devas, Gandharvas or Vidyadhara. The term is also used in relation to birds, clouds, sun, wind and aerial spirit. Khechari Mudra is also a yoga technique. Siddhas or Tantrics who had magical powers were also referred as Khechara.

How To Worship Padmanabha Form Of Vishnu For Child Birth In Family?

Padmanabha Form of Vishnu is worshipped by couples or families who are having problems in giving birth to a child. The puja can be performed by husband and wife or individually. Here is brief idea on how to worship Padmanabha Form of Vishnu for child birth. How To Worship Padmanabha Form Of Vishnu? The puja is to be performed in the east side of the house. A picture or photo or murti (idol) of Padmanabha form of Vishnu is kept on a yellow cloth along with a kalash. A single wick lamp is lit using cow ghee. Rose flower agarbatti is lit. Red sandalwood paste is offered. Red color flowers and tulsi leaves are offered. A sweet prepare using wheat and jaggery is offered. This is distributed after the completion puja. Now sit in meditation posture and chant the following mantra 108 times. Vishnu Padmanabha Mantra ॐ पद्मनाभाय नमः॥ Om Padmanabhaya Namah

Be Fearless – Quotes And Teachings In Hinduism

As per Hinduism, the one prerequisite for attaining bliss on earth is to be fearless. Here are few quotes and teachings from Hinduism on the need to overcome fear. True fearlessness is synonymous with God-realization Fear originates from a sense of duality, says the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (1.4.2): I and the object of fear. In the words of the Taittiriya Upanishad, "When a man finds fearless support in That which is invisible, formless, indefinable, and supportless, he has then attained fearlessness. If he makes the slightest differentiation in That, there is fear for him." (2.7.1) Swami Vivekananda emphatically declares what fearlessness is: "Those moments alone we live when our lives are in the universe, in others; and living this little life is death, simply death, and that is why the fear of death comes. The fear of death can only be conquered when man realizes that so long as there is one life in the universe, he is living. When he can say, 'I am