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Thrissilery Shiva Temple Festival – Vazhipadu - Unknown Facts

Thrissilery Shiva Temple is located around 8 km from Mananthavady in Wayanad District in Kerala. The main Vazhipadu in the temple is Rudrabhishekam Dhara and Swayamwar Pushpanjali. Thrissilery Shiva temple festival 2023 date is March 21 to March 23. The annual festival is observed is observed from Pururuttathi Nakshatra to Revathi Nakshatra in Meenam month. The annual three day festival concludes with Kalasham on the Revathi Nakshatram day. Another important festival observed in the temple is the Chuttuvilakku on Dhanu 17 annually. This is held on January 1, 2023. Another important festival in the temple is the annual Shivratri. Thrissilery Shiva Temple Facts The Shivling worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. There is a Ganpati Murti (vigraham) in front of the sanctum sanctorum. Goddess Parvati is represented here in the form of a peedam. Another important deity worshipped in the temple is Jala Durga. Her separate shrine is found in the temple compound outside the nalambal

Azhikulangara Bhagavathi Temple Festival – Mudappallur Vela

Azhikulangara Bhagavathi temple is located at Mudappallur in Vandazhi village, Palakkad District, Kerala. Azhikulangara Bhagavathi Temple festival 2023 is from May 22 to May 24. Mudappallur Vela is on May 22. The annual festival vela is held on the eighth day of Edavam Masam. Ezhunellippu is on Edavam 9 and Thalpolli is on Edava Masam 10. The 41-day Kalamezhuthu is another important ritual here. It begins in the end of Meena Masam and ends on the 8 th day of Edava masam. In 2023, this is from April 12 to May 22. The Kalamezhuthu is held by Kallattu Kuruppanmar. The festival in Azhikulangara Bhagavathi temple is famous Kanniyar Kali. The festival is famous for elephant procession and traditional music like Thayambaka.

Ada – Food Offering In Kerala Temples

Ada is unique food offering (prasadam or naivedyam) in temples in Kerala and in certain temples in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Ada in Kerala temples is prepared using finely grounded rice flour. This flour is then made into a paste. Another method is by soaking rice and then grinding them to a paste. The rice flour paste is then spread on banana or turmeric leaves or vatta ella along with coconut and jaggery. It is then steamed or roasted to make ada. There are many different types of ada. Ada is an important naivedya to Ganesha in many Ganpati Temples in Kerala. It is an important offering in many temples and sacred groves in coastal Karnataka and Kerala. It is an important preparation during the Pooram Vrat observed in Meena month in North Kerala. During Sarpabali ritual, Ada without jaggery is prepared as an offering to the Nagas or serpents.

Gaudapada – Foremost Teacher of Advaita

Gaudapada was on the foremost teachers of the Advaita Philosophy. He was the spiritual guide and teacher of Govinda, who was the Guru of Adi Shankaracharya. Gaudapada is believed to have lived during the 5th century AD. The philosophy of Gau d apada may be characterized as absolute non-dualism and establishes this doctrine both by the method of affirmation and negation. He commented on the Upanishads. The scattered knowledge of Advaita philosophy were gathered and its principles were explained in a systematic way first by Gaudapada. His main ideas can be found in the ‘karika’ of Brahma Sutras, which is divided into four parts. Adi Shankaracharya further elaborated his teachings and ideas. Some important teachings of Gaudapada Gaudapada states that both waking and dreaming states are similar, as the objects seen in both are unreal. Only the subject, the constant witness that is the Self, can be real. That which is complete in itself, inborn and never ceases to be i

Sadh Panth – Spiritual Sect Popular in Haryana – Uttar Pradesh – Delhi – Punjab

Sadh Panth is a spiritual sect propagated by Jogi Das, Vira Bhana and Udaya during the 17th century AD. This sect is more popular in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab. The teachings and philosophy of Sant Kabir Das had a great influence on Sadh Panth. The most important text of Sadh Panth is ‘Nirvana Jnana’ which is also known as ‘Pothi’. Other important texts include Bani by Vira Bahana and Adi Upadesha by Jogi Das. There are twelve basic tenets of Sadh Panth. Some of the tenets are: Firm belief in one God who is omnipotent, endless, omnipresent, pure, creator of the cosmos; Total humility and non-attachment to luxuries; Truthfulness; Abstinence from vulgar speech and watching obscenities; Wearing only simple and white clothes; Showing mercy to all creatures of the earth; Total non-violence. The sect believe that Adi Guru Udaya was a manifestation of Sant Kabir. The followers of Sant Panth gather at Farrukkabad, Agra and Delhi on Purnima or full moon d

Chiluku Dwadasi 2023 date – Chilku Dwadashi

Chiluku Dwadasi is dedicated to worship of the Tulsi plant and is observed by certain communities in South India . Chiluku Dwadasi 2022 date is November 24. The rituals on the day are dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu – Tulsi plant and Sri Krishna. Chilku Dwadashi is observed on the 12 th day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik month. Shaligram Puja and worship of Amla or gooseberry are also observed on the day. The main ritual on the day is the Tulasi Kalyanam. The popular belief is that Srihari Vishnu visits earth on the day after his sleep during the Chaturmasya period.

Fifteen Ways To Find Everlasting Happiness

Prabuddha is one of the nine yogisvaras and King Nimi used to take his spiritual advice. He gives several valuable advices. Here are fifteen ways to find everlasting happiness. Teachings Of Prabuddha In this world, people want to lead a comfortable life. They do not want to experience any difficulty. And so they begin to acquire wealth, so that they will not lack any comforts. But the very wealth which they seek so ardently, leads to sorrow. You have to work hard to get wealth. And this wealth eventually becomes the cause for the loss of a person’s peace of mind. His possessions and his relatives are all impermanent. While these do give him joy, the joy does not last. Being mindful of the results of his actions, a man may do a lot of deeds that will earn him punyas. But punyas only enable him to go to svarga, which is not a peaceful place, as we imagine. It is a place where he will witness quarrels between the devas. So, there is no true joy in svarga either. The