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Which Metal Utensil Should We Prefer To Pour Water To Goddess Tulsi?

Many Hindus have doubt as to which metal utensil should be preferred to pour water to Goddess Tulsi. Water to Tulsi should always be poured using a round vessel like the kumbha or lota. The metal preferred is copper or bronze or silver. The round vessel symbolizes Mother Earth and it also retains lot of positive energy. The water used should be clean. Tulsi plant should be provided with dried cow dung every month for nutrition. Pouring diluted cow urine (1:10) ration is also good for Tulsi plant. Some people light agarbatti and diya very close to Tulsi plant. This should not be done. The heat of diya and agarbatti should not touch the Tulsi plant.

Karikad Temple History - Gods Worshipped - Festival - Karikkad Subramanya Temple

Karikad Temple, also known as Karikkad Subramanya Temple, is located around 5 km north of Manjeri in Malappuram District in Kerala. The most important festival in the temple is observed in Makaram month and the eight day festival ends on Thaipooyam day. Another important annual ritual in the temple is the Ishwara Seva start from Kanni Masam 1 to Kanni Masam 12. The Thengayerru ritual in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda masam (April - May). Karikkad Temple has two temples dedicated to Subrahmanya and a shrine dedicated to Sastha. All the three temples have equal importance. The Subrahmanya shrines here are known as Vadakkum Thevar and Thekkum Thevar. Thekkum Thevar and Vadakku Thevar face east. Sastha occupies a central position facing west in the middle of Balamurukan and Velayudhan. Three temples have separate sopanam, mukha mandapam, and vathil matam and also dwajasthambam and balikkal. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy and Goddess Bhaga

Karikulangara Temple - Gods Worshipped - Festival - Unique Naivedya

Karikulangara Temple, also known as Karikulangara Devi Temple dedicated to Bhagavathi, is located on the Kudamaloor-Pulikkuttissery Road at Aymanam Village in Kottayam District, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is on Vishu. Thalappoli in the temple is observed on the first day of Karkidakam month.  The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The upa devatas in temple are Alingal Bhagavathi, Yakshi, and Poora Bhagavathy (Kumaranalloor Amma). It is believed that the nada of the temple was originally facing north and later it was changed to east. The balikkal pura is still located on the northern side. The temple remains closed for three month starting from Medam 1 to Mithunam last day. The temple reopens on the Sankranthi day on Karkidakam 1. It is believed that the deity in the temple goes on a visit to Pandyadesham (Tamil Nadu) during the three month period. The naivedya for the upa devatas in the temple during the three month is brought from Eraveeshwaram temple loca

Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva Temple - History - Gods - Festival

Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva Temple is located in Trivandrum Town in Thiruvananthapuram District. The annual festival in the temple is observed with kodiyettam on Chathayam Nakshatra in Dhanu month and ends with Arattu on Rohini Nakshatra. This is one of the southernmost Thali temples in Kerala. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is unusually big for the region. The deity faces east. It is believed that the murti in the temple was consecrated by Khara Maharishi. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Sri Krishna, Hanuman and Nagaraja. There is a legend that five Brahmin families from Nirmana Village were brought here to conduct and look after the daily activities of the temple. There is also hearsay that the Nandi from nearby Valiyashala temple was installed at Karamana Thaliyal Mahadeva temple.

Kammadam Bhagavathy Temple History - Festival

Kammadam Bhagavathy temple is located at Eleri village in Kasargod district. The main festival in the temple is the Kaliyattam observed from Dhanu 8 for five days. The temple is located near Kammadam Kavu which one of the largest groves in Kerala. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Bhagavathy. The only upa devata here is Chamundi. Earlier the annual festival in the temple was observed from Vrischikam 21 for 5 days. Theyyam is a sacred ritual art form that dates back to at least 1,500 years and is very popular in temples, sacred places and groves in North Kerala. Theyyam dance is known as the ‘Dance of Gods‘. This unique dance form is a synthesis of ritual, dance, vocal and instrumental music and painting and is performed to worship Hindu Goddess Kali for which it is also known as ‘Kaliyattam’.

Shakini In Yogini Cult In Hinduism

Shakini in Yogini cult are fierce powerful female beings who are followers of Bhairava form of Shiva in Hinduism. They had acquired the ability to move in the air and they possessed the power of transforming human beings into animals and birds. The stories associated with Shakinis indicate that they move about in aerial groups, and they visited cremation grounds and they worshipped Bhairava form of Shiva with magical formulae. The performed prayers, rituals, sacrifices and worship in circular formations like chakras and mandalas. Nudity and consumption of human flesh were an integral part of the rites of Shakinis. The male counterpart of Shakini is Unmatta Bhairava. This form of Shiva can only be visualized in mind. As per Kubjika Mata Tantra, Shakini appeared from the body of Kuleshwar, the central male deity of the Yogini Chakra one of the five internal chakras. It is said that she was fond of breaking the bones of human beings. During worship, Shakini is

Importance Of Dance In Hinduism

In Hinduism, the concept of dance enters a core of metaphysical understanding of the universe. From time immemorial dance has been an essential part of Hindu religion. The dances have not been arts forms with only aesthetic purpose, but have been revered as an aspect of divine expression or manifestation of the Ultimate Reality. Briefly it might be said that according to Hinduism, the Ultimate Reality, which is in a subtle form, expresses itself in the various material forms of the universe. This reality is ever alive and is eternally luminous. The transformation of the subtle into gross takes place through laya (temporal rhythm) which may be analogically likened to the heartbeat of a living form. It is this pulsating rhythm that develops an atomic form of life into a full grown body. This biological rhythm may be likened to laya (musical rhythm) which is a sound vibration growing into music. Space is saturated with rhythm and consequently with sound vibrations. This belief dominates

Story - Say Firm No At Very Outset To Animalistic Desires

The story of the Arab and his Camel teaches us that it is better at the very outset to say ‘No’ to our animalistic desires. One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel thrust the flap of the tent aside, and looked in. ‘I pray thee, master,’ he said, ‘let me put my nose within the tent, for it is cold without.’ ‘By all means, and welcome,’ said the Arab; and the camel put his nose into the tent. ‘If I might but warm my head, also…,’ he said, presently. ‘Put your head inside,’ said the Arab. Then the camel requested and put its forelegs within the tent, and very soon asked to stand wholly within. ‘Yes, yes,’ said the Arab. ‘I will have pity on you. Come wholly inside.’ So the camel crowded into the tent. But the tent was too small for both. And the camel soon pushed the Arab out. Like the Arab, we are often ‘overtaken by misplaced love and compassion and also perplexity’ as to what is dharma and what is adharma. Consequently, the mundane world crowds int

14 December 2020 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 14 December 2020 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:14 AM on December 14. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 10:11 PM on December 14. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:24 PM on December 15. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 14, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 1:38 AM on December 14. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 12:16 AM on December 15. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)  In western parts of Ind