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Poonjar Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Deities - Information - History - Festival

Poonjar Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, also known as Panachipara Dharma Sastha Temple, is located at Panchipara in Poonjar village in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 8-day festival begins with kodiyettam on Anizham nakshatra in Makaram month. The temple is around 5 km from Erattupetta. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples mentioned in Thottam Pattu. It is referred to as Kattunelkavu. The main deity is big and is carved out of Krishnashila. The deity holds Veda in the right hand. The deity is believed to the Ayyan form of Sastha. The temple was built in 1165 CE. The main deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshiped in the temple are Ganapathy and Malikapurathamma. The vilakkumadam in the temple is made out of granite stones. There are around 2000 vilakkukal or diyas or lamps made of granite stone. The temple is maintained by Poonjar Kovilakam. The shrine is also known as Poonjar Koyikal Dharmasastha Temple.

Swami Pushkarini – The Sacred Pond in Tirupati Balaji Temple – Importance and Holiness

Swami Pushkarini is the sacred pond at Tirupati Balaji Temple and is of great importance to Vishnu devotees. The greatness and holinesss of it is mentioned in the Brahmanda, Vamana, Brahma, Skanda, Padma and Bhavishyotara Purana. Srihari Vishnu having left his abode Vaikunta settled on the southern side of Swami Pushkarini, in the form of Sri Venkateswara along with his beloved divine spouse Goddess Rama Devi enjoying the serenity of its surroundings. (Brahmanda Purana) Three things are highly recommended while visiting Tirupati Balaji Temple, first is taking holy dip in the Swami Pushkarini. The next is having darshan of Lord in the sanctum sanctorum and the final is having the Prasad of Lord. Among the 1008 Tirthas in Tirumala, Swami Pushkarini is one among the seven tirthas that can grant moksha. As per an account in the Brahma Purana, Saraswati River who performed intense austerities to become the greatest river in the universe got the blessing from Lord Vishnu that she w

Auspicious Dates in 2021 For Moving House – Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Below are the auspicious dates in 2021 for moving house as per Hindu Calendar and Panchang. January 2021 – January 6, 8 and January 9 February 2021 – no dates March 2021 – no dates April 2021 – no dates May 2021 – May 13, 15, 22, 24, 26, 28 and May 31 June 2021 – June 2, 4, and June 26 July 2021 – July 1 and July 2 August 2021 – August 13, 14, 18, 20, 23, 27 and August 30 September 2021 – September 1, 3, and September 4. October 2021 – no dates November 2021 – November 6, 10, 13, 20, 22, 25 and November 29 December 2021 – December 1, 9, 10, 13, 27 and December 31. Note  – Dates before January 15, dates from March 15 to April 15 and dates from December 15 are not good in North India as there is Kharmas. If you are not following Kharmas then the dates are good for you.

Vaisravana Mantra – Rare Vaisravana Kubera Mantra

Vaisravana Mantra is dedicated to Kubera. The rare Vaisravana Kubera mantra is chanted for money, wealth and profit. It is also chanted by devotees to solve financial difficulties and property related problems. Vaisravana Mantra ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धन धान्याधिपतये धन धान्य समृद्धिं मे देहि दापय दापय स्वाहा।। Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaisravanaya Dhan Dhanyadipataye Dhan Dhanya Samruddhi Me Dehi Dapaya Dapaya Svaha How To Chant Vaisravana Kubera Mantra? On a Wednesday, wake up early in the morning and after taking bath offer prayers to Ganesha and Kubera. Light lamp using cow ghee, light agarbatti of sandalwood, offer yellow color flowers and offer chandan (sandalwood paste). Make bhog or prasad using pure ghee, rice and jaggery. Now chant the mantra 108 times. After puja share Prasad with family members. A portion of the Prasad should be given to a cow. Perform the puja and chant mantra for 21 Wednesdays.

Adhyatma Meaning And Significance In Hindu Religion

The widely used meaning of the word adhyatma is spirituality, but it is necessary to see the other meanings and the origins of this word. This is a Sanskrit word. And in Sanskrit, as in most classical languages, most words are derived from a stem or root. The word adhyatma is a compound of the prefix adhi and the word atma. The word atma is a shortened form of the word atman, which is derived variously from an, to breathe; at, to move; and va, to blow. The word atman means the soul, principle of life and sensation, the individual soul, indwelling entity, self, abstract individual, the body, the person or whole body considered as one and opposed to the separate parts of the body, intellect, mind, the highest personal principle of life, Brahman, effort, the sun, fire, and a son. The prefix adhi is added to verbs and nouns and means above, over and above, and besides. It could also be a separate adverb or preposition and could also mean over, from above, from, from the presence

How To Know Whether A Guru Is fake Or Real?

There is no dearth of fake gurus and babas in our society. It is nearly impossible to locate a real Guru as we are bombarded with fake business gurus. So how to know whether a Guru is fake or real. The Guru is fake: If the Guru uses fear in any form to keep you in control know that Guru to be fake. If the Guru performs miracles like taking out materialistic things from thin air then he is a fake Guru. He is not a guru but a magician. If the Guru promises fulfillment of your desires then know him to be fake. Real Guru never advertises. If the person constantly reminds you that you are lacking enlightenment and knowledge, then know him to be not real. If the Guru predicts your future, then scares you and consoles you with remedies, know him to be fake. If a Guru runs schools, colleges, hospitals, and performs other charitable works, that person is a philanthropist not a Guru who can enlighten you. If we are going with unfulfilled desires and fears to a Guru; and the person

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 31 December 2020 – It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:08 AM on December 31. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:10 AM on January 1, 2021. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 31, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 2:50 PM.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham Nakshatra till 7:56 PM on December 31. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or pooyam Nakshatra till 8:19 PM on January 1, 2021. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south