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Parassala Mahadeva Temple History - Festival

Parassala Mahadeva Temple is located at Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The 10-day temple festival begins on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Medam month with kodiyettam. The festival ends with Arattu on the tenth day. The rope for the festival flag and items for festival naivedya are given by the Paraiyar family of the Vattavila house. As per the temple history, a woman named Neeli was cutting bamboo and she accidently hit a stone and it started bleeding. It was the Shivling that is now worshipped in the Parassala Mahadeva temple. This is one of the Mahakshetram in the southern end of Kerala. The Shivling in the temple is huge. The deity faces west. The main upa devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The temple is located inside a huge compound wall. The temple is square in shape. In 1740, Mallan Chempaka Raman Pillai, Dalawa of Thiruvithamkoor, renovated the temple and got Brahmin families to reside in the neighborhood of the temple.

Pisharukovil Devi Temple History - Upa Devatas - Festival

Pisharukovil Devi Temple is located on banks of Muvattupuzha River at Piravom in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival ends with Arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Kumbham month. Pisharukovil Devi temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Durga. She faces east. There is a separate shrine for Bhagavan Shiva in the temple compound. The upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Kodungallur Bhagavathy and Sastha. The sword of Kodungallur Bhagavathy is the Pratishta in the shrine. The annual festival begins with kodiyettam or flag hoisting on the Uthram nakshatram. Traditional temple rituals associated with festivals in Kerala are held during the 10 days. Traditional temple music, folk arts, dance and other cultural programs are held during the period. The 10-day festival ends with Arattu on the final day.

Pirappancode Sree Krishna Swamy Temple - Upa Devatas - Festival

Pirappancode Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is located at Manikkal village in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival begins on the Rohini nakshatra day in Meenam month. The temple is located below the ground. The main deity in the temple is Sri Krishna and faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Bhoothathan and Naga. The annual festival is noted for traditional temple rituals and begins with kodiyettam. Traditional temple folk arts, music and cultural programs are part of the festival. The festival ends on the 10th day with Arattu.

Sabarimala Mandala Pooja 2023 date – Last Day of 41-day Mandalakala Pooja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

The Mandala Puja observed in the Malayalam month Dhanu marks the end of 41-day pilgrimage or the Mandala Kalam at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple . Sabarimala Mandala Pooja 2023 date is December 27. The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple which opens in mid-November remains continuously open for 41 days till the Mandala Puja. After the Mandala Pooja, the temple closes for a brief period of two to three days and reopens for Makaravilakku festival, which is observed on January 14, 2024. The Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins in mid-November – on the first day of Malayalam month Vrishchikam. The 41 days conclude during the last week of December – in the Malayalam month Dhanu. The puja on last day is known as Mandala Puja and it is held in the evening. The puja is held by adorning the Thanka Anki (golden attire) which is brought in a procession from the famous Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple .

Javal Muhurat dates in 2021 Hindu Calendar – Good Date Time For Headshave And Hair Cutting of Baby in 2021

Javal Muhurat is the auspicious ritual in which a baby’s head is shaved to remove the hair for the first time. Below are the good dates – Javal Muhurat (first hair cutting) – in 2021. The ceremony is performed for the long life of the baby. Javal Muhurat 2021 dates are based on Hindu calendar and panchang followed in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. All dates are based on Indian Standard Time. Javal Muhurat dates in 2021 January 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 25 and January 27 February 3, 4, 12, 21, 22, 24 and February 25 March 3, 10, 15 and March 14 April 7, 19, 25 and April 26 May 3, 5, 16, 17, 24 and May 31 June 2, 6, 13, 14, 20 and June 26 July 2, 11, 18, 25, 26 and July 29 August 4, 22, 23, 26 and August 27 September 1, 3, 17 and September 19 October 8, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28 and October 29 November 12, 21, 22, 24 and November 25 December 1, 8, 9, 10, 13, 19 and December 27

Meaning Of Acharya In Hinduism – Understanding The Term Acharya

The widely used meaning of the word acharya in Hinduism is teacher. The word acharya also means a person who expounds the meaning of mantras, teacher, preceptor, spiritual guide, holy teacher, a person who gives the sacred thread to a pupil, one who teaches the Vedas, one who propounds a particular doctrine, learned, venerable, an adviser or preceptor of a Vedic sacrifice, an epithet of Drona, a degree or title of proficiency, one who knows and teaches the rules, and one who leads by example. According to Sanatana Dharma ‘acharya’ is not a person having merely the knowledge of the scriptures, but one who practices the teachings of the scriptures and knows all the practical ramifications of such practice from one’s own experience. Swami Vivekananda said that while it was easy to find a teacher to learn secular subjects like physics, chemistry, or mathematics, it was quite difficult to find a spiritual teacher or acharya. The reason he gave for this difficulty was that whil

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 27 December 2020 – Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:04 AM on December 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:06 AM on December 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 27, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 1:20 PM.  Nakshatra  – Krittika or Krithigai or Karthika Nakshatra till 1:31 PM on December 27. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatra till 3:46 PM on December 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajas