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126-feet Shivling At Maha Mrityunjay Temple In Nagaon Assam

There are numerous big Shivlings in the world especially in India and Nepal. There are both natural Shivlings and manmade Shivlings. An under construction Shivling at the   Maha Mrityunjay Temple In Nagaon in Assam when completed will be 126-feet. This unique Shivling is located at Narasingh Kshetra at Puranigudam in Nagaon. Height – 126 feet Circumference – 56 feet The temple when completed can seat 5000 people. Nagaon Shivling Completed Picture Related Some of the biggest Shivlings in the world

Adoor Parthasarathy Temple Festival – Adoor Gajamela 2024 Date

Adoor Parthasarathy Temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna and is located at Adoor in Pathanamthitta District in Kerala. Adoor Parthasarathy Temple Festival 2024 date is from January 12 to January 21. The annual festival in the temple is held in such a way that the 10-day festival ends with Arattu on the Rohini Nakshatra day in Makaram month. Adoor Gajamela which is part of the annual festival is held on the concluding day on January 21, 2024. The annual temple festival is famous for elephant procession and Gajamela   (elephant pageantry). Popularly known as Adoor Gajamela, hundreds of people throng to the temple premises to witness this spectacle where in nine caparisoned elephants adorned in traditional Kerala style embellishments offer a unique display with Muthukuda and traditional temple music. The main highlight of the annual Gajamela is that the elephants get opportunity to compete with each other for the title ‘Gajaraja Pattam’ (King of elephants). Among the nine eleph

Shivling With Hand That Blessed Adi Shankaracharya At Shankara Mutt In Thiruvidaimarudur

Shankara Mutt located at Thiruvidaimarudur in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, is famous for a rare Shivling. This Shivling has a hand and the sprouting of hand is associated with Adi Shankaracharya. The hand in the Shivling appeared to bless and give acceptance to the Advaita concept popularized by Adi Shankaracharya. As per local legend when Adi Shankaracharya was praying here a hand appeared from the Shivling and blessed Adi Shankaracharya by saying ‘Satyam Advaitam.’

Pulavanibham At Azhakiyakavu Temple In Palluruthy In West Kochi Kerala

Pulavanibham at Azhakiyakavu Temple in Palluruthy in west Kochi is held for a day on the last Thursday in Dhanu Masam. Pulavanibham 2024 date is January 11. Meaning – Pulavanibham - the pulaya community, who were mainly farm hands and crafters, and vanibham meaning commerce. Origin Of Pulavanibham Legend has it that a few kilometers miles away from the temple was a village of the pulayas. The village faced an smallpox epidemic of smallpox and dying villagers were directed to appease the angry goddess of Azhakiyakavu. But they could not enter the temple. A plea was made to the then Cochin Maharaja who granted permission to enter from the North side of the temple, on the last Thursday of Dhanu. The ancient one-day market was initially known as ‘ pulaya nercha .’ The main custom was of placing offerings, called thalams, in front of the goddess. Traditional dances such as Kollukali, Parichamuttukali and Mudiyattam were performed. Apart from the offering, Pulayas also brought han

Sage Patanjali Learned Yoga Secrets From His Mother

Sage Patanjali, who shared the secrets of Yoga for the welfare of human beings in Kali Yuga, was an avatar of Adishesha, the serpent on whose coils Vishnu sleeps in the milky ocean. But did you know that Sage Patanjali learned yoga secrets from his mother. Once, Adishesha heard about the cosmic dance of Shiva from Vishnu. Adishesha was a devotee of Shiva and he too wished to witness the cosmic dance or Tandava of Shiva. Vishnu then informed Adishesha that Shiva will be performing the dance on earth. Vishnu asked Adishesha to take human form so that he can witness the cosmic dance of Shiva. Adishesha was then started looking for a mother on earth. She came across a powerful yogini Gonika who was performing intense penance dedicated to Shiva to get a son. Gonika was no ordinary human being she gathered wisdom throughout her life. She had learned the yogic practices and wanted a child who would pass it on to the human beings. While performing her morning prayers, Gonika

Achankovil Temple Festival

The annual temple festival in the famous Achankovil Temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December). Achankovil Sastha temple is one among the five important Ayyappa temples in Kerala. Achankovil Temple festival 2023 date is from December 16 to December 25. Achankovil temple ratholsavam is on December 24, 2023. Arattu festival is on December 25. The annual temple festival is held in such a manner that the Arattu is observed a day before Sabarimala Mandala Puja. The ratholsavam is held two days before Mandala Puja. The most important event during the festival is the ratholsavam or therottam. Big chariot is pulled around the designated path in the temple. Pushpabhishekam on Revati nakshatra in Makaram month is another important event here. It is believed that this temple uses the largest number of flowers for Pushpabhishekam in South India. This is on January 17, 2024.

Is It Compulsory To Tie A Knot In Between Each Rudraksha Beads?

Mandy Hindus who wish to wear Rudraksha for various solutions to problems in life have many doubts. One such doubt is whether it is compulsory to tie knot in between each Rudraksha beads. No it is not compulsory to tie knot. There are no specific rules regarding tying knot. It is more of personal preference and convenience. Rudraksha gives you positive energy as long as you can keep your body and mind pure. This positive energy can be used to achieve success in worldly life and spiritual life. When the mind becomes impure or you keep your body unclean then Rudraksha will not have the real benefits.

Brahma Kumaris Teachings

Contentment is having a heart so full of God’s love, that nothing can penetrate it – not scenes or events nor other people’s behavior. As you sow, so shall you reap. The time to sow seeds of good karmas is now. We do what we think is right. What we think is right is often wrong. Whatever happens, happens for a reason. You may not know the reason, but it is always there. I am never alone. God is always with me. A burdened mind may snatch some fleeting moments of pleasure, but it cannot experience true happiness. Remaining light is the key to happiness. Creating quality thoughts brings happiness and lightness. Any love, or happiness, given to anyone always comes back. Unfortunately, we expect it from the same person. The quality of your thoughts and the feeling behind those thoughts have much more impact than your words. Happiness stays in the life of the one who has faith in the self. – Brahma Kumaris It is important that we engage with our values at ever