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Pidikkaparambu Anayottam – Elephant Running – Pidikkaparambu Shiva Temple Pooram

Pidikkaparambu Shiva temple is located at Vallachira village in Thrissur district, Kerala. Pidikkaparambu Anayottam 2024 date is March 22. The most important annual event in the temple is the Pidikkaparambu Anayottam or elephant running also known as Pidikka Parambu Pooram. The unique event is conducted by the deities in the temples in Perumanam village on the day before Arattupuzha pooram. Pidikkaparambu Shiva temple has a Shivling which was installed by Parshuram Avatar of Shiva. The deity in the temple is believed to be the fierce form of Shiva who has just heard about the immolation of Goddess Sati at Daksha Yajna. As Shiva in the temple is both angry and in mourning, no festival is observed in the temple. So other deities in the nearby shrines who participate in the Arattupuzha pooram, run around the Pidikkaparambu temple atop elephant on the day before Arattupuzha pooram. This ritual has now become famous and is known as Pidikkaparambu Anayottam. Traditional temple music, p

Puthiyedam Bhagavathi Temple - About - History - Upa Devatas - Festival

Puthiyedam Bhagavathi temple is located at Kizhakkumbhagom in Kanjoor village in Ernakulam district, Kerala.  The annual festival in the temple begins on Chothi nakshatra in Meenam month and ends on Thiruvonam nakshatra with arattu. The temple belonged to the Kochi royal family. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Parthasarathy. The deity faces east. The upa devathas in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Bhagavathy, Nagayakshi and Kandakarnan. The annual festival is noted for traditional temple festival rituals of Kerala. Traditional temple music, dance and cultural programs are part of the 7-day festival. The festival ends with Arattu procession.

Puthiyathrikovu Shiva Temple At Chendamangalam - History - Gods - Festival - Chendamangalam Shiva Temple

Puthiyathrikovu Shiva temple is located at Chendamangalam in Ernakulam district in Kerala. The seven day annual festival in the temple ends with Vavuarattu on the Amavasya day in Kumbham month. The festival coincides with the Mahashivratri. The temple is associated with Paliyathachan who was a minister in the Kochi kingdom.  The main deity in the temple is Shiva who is known as Vaikkathappan after the renowned Vaikom temple. It is believed that Paliyathachan was an ardent devotee of Vaikkathappan. Due to old age, he could not visit the Vaikom temple so the deity appeared here. The famous Paliam Tharavadu is located nearby. Vaikathashtami is also observed in the shrine.

What Happens When A Person Is Possessed By Ganesha

As per Manavagrihyasutra (2.14) there are four types of Vinayakas. They are Salakatankata, Usmita, Devayajana, and Kusmandarajaputra. These forms of Ganesha are known to possess people. When possessed by these forms of Ganesha a person pounds sods of earth, cuts grass, and writes on his body, and sees dreams of water, men with shaved heads, camels, pigs, asses etc. The person feels he is moving in the air, and when walking, sees somebody pursuing him from behind. Again when possessed by these young men do not obtain success in life and lose possession of family business and wealth. Girls even though they have nice qualities they do not obtain good husbands. Women are unable to give birth. Some women lose their children. A learned teacher qualified to teach does not obtain pupils, and there are many interruptions and breaks in the course of students. Trade and agriculture are unsuccessful. People face numerous problems in career and relationships. People who face pr

Peerumedu Sree Krishna Temple - History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Peerumedu Sree Krishna temple is located at Azhutha in Peerumedu village in Idukki district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on Rohini Nakshatra in Meenam month. The Sree Krishna worshipped in the temple is known as Venna Krishnan. The deity faces west. The Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The temple was built by Travancore kings who used to visit the place for vacation. They used to reside in the Kuttikkanam Palace. The temple was built the regent Sethulakshmi Bai for worship. Important rituals associated with Sri Krishna temples in Kerala are observed during the 10-day festival. The festival begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam. Temple arts, folk arts, music, dance and cultural programs are held during the period. Deepalankara is an important event during the period. The festival comes to an end with Arattu on the Rohini nakshatra in Meenam month.

Yaksha – Ganesha Relationship

There many people who believe that Ganesha might have been a Yaksha earlier. Yaksha are worshipped from the Vedic age and considered as supernatural beings in Hinduism. In some manuscripts instead of Ganpati the word Vatajakkho is used. Vatajakkho means Yaksha residing in the vata or banyan tree. There were many elephant-headed Yakshas in ancient literature.   Yaksha images with elephant head belonging to Sunga-Kushana period were found at Mathura and Amaravati in South India. Huge image of Yaksha-Vinayaka of Kashi is very famous. As per Coomaraswamy, pot-bellied Ganesha images imitate similar Yaksha images.

Do Not Run Away From Your Feelings

We hide from our feelings to avoid pain and unpleasantness. However, in reality we cannot runaway or hide from our feelings, as they will constantly follow us. To get away from our feelings we try to use blame, distraction and disassociation. We wear a mask. We put on a face for everyone else, so that people do not realize how we are really feeling on the inside. We become an active volcano, which might erupt at any time. And it will surely erupt causing mental and physical damage. It also damages relationships. Our minds are naturally active and we will come across both positive and negative feelings. First and foremost we need to teach the mind that we cannot always have happy feelings. We might face a whole lot of different feelings, majority of them will not be to our liking and some of them should be avoided. Some feelings should be restrained. Do not take refuge in intoxicants and addictions like drugs, alcohol, smoking, food etc to escape from your feelings

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 28 December 2020 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:28 AM on December 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 28, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Rohini Nakshatra till 3:46 PM on December 28. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 5:37 PM on December 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and