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Kalanjoor Mahadeva Temple Information - History - Rituals - Festival

Kalanjoor Mahadeva Temple is located around 5 km north of Pathanapuram in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. The 8-day temple festival is observed in Meenam month in such a way that the sixth day of the festival falls on Rohini Nakshatra day. The festival is famous for a huge procession of the last day (arattu ghoshayatra). There is fireworks at early morning after Arattu. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. This shrine is an important temporary halt for Sabarimala pilgrims. The temple complex begins at a 500-year-old Banyan tree near the main road. A 10 feet high Mandapam is built around the Banyan tree. There is a Nataraja Murti under the Banyan tree. Kalanjoor Mahadeva Temple is located on the west part of the banyan tree. The eastern gopuram of the temple is considerably big. When one climbs eighteen steps of the eastern gopuram one reaches Sastha temple. From here one can see the Shiva temple which has a Maha Shiva Lingam. Both the temples have separate flag post (kodimaram). The Sh

Kumbh Mela 2021 – Haridwar Kumbh Mela Important Bathing Dates 2021

The Kumbh Mela 2021 is held in Haridwar in Uttarakhand when the Sun enters the Aries and the Jupiter enters the Aquarius – Surya enters Mesha Rashi and the Guru or Brihaspati enters Kumbha Rashi. Haridwar Kumbh Mela Important Bathing Dates 2021 are: Maha Shivratri – March 11 Amavasya (Somvati Amavasya as it is Monday) – April 12, 2021 Mesha Sankranti – April 14, 2021 Chaitra Purnima – April 27, 2021 Who Participates In Kumbh Mela? Pilgrims to the Kumbh Mela come from all sections of the religion ranging from Sadhus (saints) and Naga Sadhus who practice ‘sadhana’ and keenly follow a strict path of spiritual discipline, to Rishis who leave their seclusion and come to visit the civilization only during the Kumbh Mela, to seekers of spirituality, and to common people practicing Hinduism. Why Is Haridwar Kumbh Mela Organized In 2021 not the regular year 2022? Kumbh 2021 is unique due to its astrological significance and will be organized a year earlier in Haridwar as sun (

Karuvanthala Temple - About Festival – Pooram Festival Karuvanthala Bhagavathy Temple

Karuvanthala Temple is located near Enamavu (Enamakkal) in Thrissur District, Kerala. The main festival in the temple, also known as Karuvanthala Bhagavathy temple pooram, is observed on the Bharani nakshatra in Kumbham Month (Kumbha Bharani). The highlight of the festival is the 'Kuthira Kali' performed by the Mannan community. The temple also organizes elephant pageantry and procession accompanied by panchavadyam. Karuvanthala Bhagavathy temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The deity faces west and is referred to as Jala Drishti. Veerabhadra and Hanuman are the main upa devatas. The temple belongs to Kanippayyur Mana. The temple is governed by the mana and by a committee of villagers. The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and ezhunnallathu. 

Karumarakkad Temple - Devatas - Festival

Karumarakkad Temple is located on the banks of a river at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur District, Kerala. The 5-day annual festival in the temple is organized in such a manner that it end with Arattu on Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. The main deities worshipped in the Karumarakkad Temple are Shiva and Vishnu. Shiva has a round Sreekovil. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Dakshinamurti, Bhagavathi, Ganapathy and Ayyappan. Another important festival in the temple is Mahashivratri.

Karimpuzha Sree Ramaswamy Temple - Gods Worshipped - Festival

Karimpuzha Sree Ramaswamy temple is located on the Ottappalam – Mannarkkad road near Sreekrishnapuram in Palakkad district, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival in the temple begins on Punartham Nakshatra with kodiyettam in Kumbham month. During the annual festival Ayyappan Thiyattam and Kalampattu are organized. The murti of Sree Rama worshipped in the temple is with four hands. The murti faces west. The upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Bhagavathi, Hanuman and Shiva. Ayyappa along with Purna and Pushkala is worshipped in the northwest corner of the temple complex in the form of three shilas. There is another Ayyappa shrine in the west side (chamravattam) outside the temple complex. This shrine does not have a roof.

Apara Dakini Form Of Goddess Shakti

Apara Dakini is a powerful tantric goddess and she is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is the consort of Dakshinamurti in Tantra who is associated with Kala Bhairava. She is the presiding deity of Gupta Yoginis and is also referred as Tripura Bhairavi. Apara Dakini is represented as softly smiling deity. She has a crimson glow that may be compared to a thousand newly risen suns. She wears a veil made of silk and a garland of skull. Blood smears her breasts. She has three eyes. She wears a moon on her head. Her hands bless devotees with wisdom, boon and removes all kinds of fear. She is worshiped for protection from enemies. She helps a devotee in attaining the state of fearlessness. 

Dwadasi Dates in 2022

Dwadasi is the 12th day during a fortnight in Hindu calendar. Here are the Dwadasi dates in 2022. Special pujas are held in some shrines on the day. Some devotees make it a point to have darshan of Tirupati Balaji on the day. Dwadasi 2022 dates January 14, 2022 January 29 February 13 February 27 March 15 March 29 April 13 April 27 May 13 May 27 June 11 June 25 July 11 July 25 August 9 August 24 September 7 September 22 October 7 October 22 November 5 November 21 December 5 December 20

What Chapters Are Prominent In The Bhagavad Gita?

 There are so many people who wish to know the prominent chapters in the Bhagavad Gita. The entire 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita are filled with wisdom and cure for worldly life and solution to all kinds of psychological problems in life. If you are to select few prominent chapters then the first and most important chapter in the Bhagavad Gita is Chapter 2. The next important chapters are Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 7 and Chapter 10. But once you start reading the Bhagavad Gita properly you will realize the futility of searching prominent chapters. Each and every chapter and shloka in the Gita will give you directions towards positivity and upward journey in life. Remember Gita is not your conventional scripture with a remote control God sitting up somewhere and deciding fate of humans on earth. In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna points out the futility of all such gods, sins, and worships. Gita is a book that is completely dedicated to finding real solutions to worldly problems. It pr

Kol Kandoli Temple And Vaishno Devi Story

Kol Kandoli Temple is located at Nagarkot in Jammu and Kashmir and it is associated with Goddess Vaishno Devi. Legend has it that Goddess Vaishno Devi appeared here when she was playing her divine leela with an evil tantric named Bhairavnath. When she reached Nagarkot she saw some girls playing with ball. Assuming the form of a small girl she too joined them. After playing with them for some time Vaishno Devi fed them with a delicious meal. She then asked a girl to bring water for them to drink. The girl replied that she did not have Kaul (pot) to fetch the water and there is no water around for her to bring. On hearing this goddess gave the girl a gold pot and asked her to bring water from the nearby pit. When Vaishno Devi glanced at the dry pit it became full with water. The little girl moved (kandholna) in local dialect) the pot in the pit as directed by Goddess. Hence the spot came to be known as Kol Kandoli. Vaishno Devi started living at Kol Kandoli. Soon her f

Kallooppara Devi Temple Festival

Kallooppara Bhagavathy temple is located on the banks of Manimalayar at Kallooppara in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.  The annual festival in the temple is observed on the Bharani Nakshatra day in Kumbha month. The famous padayani in the temple is observed on Revathi and Aswathy nakshatra in Kumbham month.  Chamayavilakku and Utsvam is also held on the Makara Bharani day. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi. The Upa Devatas are Ganapathy, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The annual festival in the temple is famous for padayani and kettukazhcha. Velakali performance is held prior to the Padayani procession. The major kolams performed at Kallooppara Bhagavathy temple are the Yakshi, Pakshi, Marutha, Bhairavi and Kaalan Kolam. Comic interlude or the Vinodam is also performed here.  Meena Bharani is another important festival day in the temple.

20 Tips In Hindu Religion For A Successful Marriage

Romance, sex, bodily attraction, wealth are not only what is going to last a marriage. Trust, empathy, flexibility, loyalty, kindness, even-mindedness, compassion, patience, consideration and the ability to listen are what is going to make a marriage work. Here are 20 tips for a successful marriage from Hindu religion: Hindu religion is a way of life and therefore marriage is not based on scripture rules but on Dharma. There is no equivalent word for Dharma in english and so it cannot be defined. It can only be practiced. No matter what happens, he will be there for me. No matter what happens, she will be there for me. This firm belief is what is needed in marriage. This belief should be instilled in your partner over a period. Never complain, question, and admonish your partner in a crisis. Be the strength not weakness. Mata Sita was the strength of Lord Rama. Do not force likes and dislikes on the other person. Everything should be mutual. There should be give and tak

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:57 PM on December 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 15, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 12:16 AM on December 15. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 11:10 PM on December 15. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 10:26 PM on December 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India