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Amanakara Bharatha Swamy Temple History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Amanakara Bharatha Swamy temple is located at Ramapuram, around 20 km from Pala, in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Medam month. The 6-day festival begins with kodiyettam on the Anizham Nakshatra day in Medam month and ends with Arattu on the Thiruvonam Nakshatra day. Amanakara Bharatha Swamy Temple is one among the Nalambalam temples dedicated to Sri Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna in Kottayam District. It is believed that the main murti in the shrine was installed around 1500 years ago by a Yogi. The main deity in the temple is Bharatha Swamy, brother of Bhagavan Sri Ram. The deity faces west. In the north side of the temple, there is a Shiva temple facing east. The main offerings in the temple are Shankh, Palpayasam and Tulsi mala. The temple is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture.

Annamanada Shiva Temple Near Mala In Thrissur - History - Festival

Annamanada Shiva Temple, on the banks of Chalakudy Puzha, is located about 8 km from Mala in Thrissur. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra day in Kumbham month. The sanctum sanctorum faces east and is three-storied. The Swayambhu Shivling worshipped here is nearly 4-feet tall. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Parvati, Goshala Krishnan, Durga, Bhadrakali, Narasimha and Vishnu. The swayambhoo Shila Shivling has a height of 4 feet and the sankalpam is that of Sree Kirathamoorthy. The top portion of the murti is slightly concealed. The Shila murti of Ganapati is of sitting pose (45 cm). The murti of Sree Parvathi is of standing pose (45 cm) and made of pancha-loham with the sankalpam of Sree Kirathi. All other murtis are made of shila, Bhagavan Vishnu in standing pose (135 cm.), Sastha in sitting pose (75 cm), Bhagavan Goshala Krishna in standing pose (90 cm.),

Ambalamedu Harimattom Temple In Ernakulam District - About - Deities Worshiped - Festival

Ambalamedu Harimattom temple is located around 9 km east of Tripunithura in Ernakulam District, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival in the temple begins on the Uthram nakshatra in Medam month. The festival is also known as Harimattom Pooram and is noted for the participation of elephants. The temple has murtis of Shiva and Vishnu and both have equal prominence in the temple. Shiva faces east and Vishnu faces west. The main subsidiary deities or upadevatas worshipped in the temple are Sastha, Ganapathy, Bhagavathi, Bhadrakali, Rakshas, Vanadurga, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The temple only performs Uccha puja and Athazha puja.

Ambalamkavu Bhagavathy Temple At Adatt In Thrissur - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Ambalamkavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Adatt in Thrissur district in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The most important festival in the temple is the Bharani Vela in Medam month. The murti worshipped in the temple is very rare and unique. It is swayambhu – of divine appearance and not made by man. There is no particular form to the murti which is referred to as Nanadurga. The deity faces west. There is the famous Darika Vadham pattu during the annual Bharani Vela festival in Medam month. During the Mandala Puja season in Kerala (November – December) special Vellari Puja is held for 35 days and on the 36 th day there is the Pallipana.

Pushya Masam Importance

Pushya masam is an important lunar month in Telugu and Kannada calendar. Pushya masam is of importance in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. It is the lunar month commencing in middle of December and ending in middle of January. The deity representing the month is Sriman Narayana. Full moon falling on Pushya nakshatra in the month is an indicator of Pushya Yoga. Normally the month falls between the month of Margasira (whose ruling deity is Keshava) and Magha (who ruling deity is Madhava). Bharata, brother of Rama in Ramayana, was born in this period. Benefits Observing Rituals And Pujas In Pushya Masam One who takes only one meal a day in this month will become fortunate, lucky, blessed and auspicious, good-looking, handsome and beautiful, famous, glorious and renowned. One who fast on the 12 th day of the month and worships Lord Vishnu will be bestowed with the fruits of Vajapeya sacrifice. Rohini nakshatra in shukla paksha of the month is highly auspicious. One w

Is A Pooja Necessary Before Shifting Into Government Quarters?

Yes, a pooja is necessary before shifting in into government quarters. The main reason for puja is to drive out the negative forces in the place and install positive energy in the place. You might not be aware what kind of things might have happened in the place before your arrival. So it is always safe to conduct a small puja to drive out all the negative energy and install positive forces in nature. The best option is to perform Ganpati puja or Shiva pooja. A puja always benefits the doer in numerous ways. 

Ishana Shiva Gurudeva Paddhati Importance In Hindu Religion – Tantra Paddhati

Ishana Shiva Gurudeva Paddhati is an encyclopedic treatise in 18,000 verses on temple worship, also called tantra paddhati. It describes Hindus god and goddesses and modes of invoking them. It also deal with ways of averting the malicious effects of planets, the use of medicines and medicinal herbs, temple architecture, the consecration of deities, temple festivals and several other related matters. Ishana Shiva Gurudeva Paddhati is written in a sequential manner, much that is dealth with in the extensive literature on Tantra, Agama, and Samhita texts, to which it refers profusely. The popularity of this work in Kerala, as indicated by the inclusion of certain peculiar practices in temple worship in Kerala, the use of Malayalam word, and references to texts peculiar to Kerala confirms that Ishana Shiva was a native of Kerala. He is also identified as the teacher of Krishna Leela Shuka, author of Krishna Karnamrita; Lilasuka mentions him in the last verse of his work. Ishan

Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati Teachings

A very small collection of teachings and quotes of Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati – Shankaracharya of Puri Peetham In its grandest conception, the divine is beyond all distinctions. Differences, whether they are rooted in race, class or gender is not divinely ordained. Samanya Dharma, or common rules of conduct, apply to individuals in their relationship whether as daughters and sons, spouse or sibling – all of them are governed by rules that demand sheel and sneh, common courtesy and cleanness of conduct; seva bhav, sense of service; vinay politeness and sahanubhuti and karuna or empathy and compassion.