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Poothadi Temple - About - Story - Theyyam Festival - Poothadi Mahakshetram

Poothadi Temple, also known as Poothadi Mahakshetram, is located at Poothadi village on the Kalpetta – Meenangadi road in Wayanad district, Kerala. Poothadi Temple Thira festival is observed on Thulam 10. The annual festival at Shiva Temple is observed on the last week of Makaram month. The important festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is Navratri. The main event during the Tira festival is the theyyam of Poothadi and Seeta Devi Amma. The Theyyam takes place at Devapura which is located near the home of Kalanadikal. Moonatuanmar also performs the Poothadi Daivam Thira. There are three temples in the complex. Poothadi Paradevata and Bhagavan Vishnu are worshipped in the same sanctum sanctorum on the same peedam or base. The other two shrines are dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Saraswati. Shiva and Poothadi Paradevatha face west. The Shiva temple is of importance as it has a flag post. The Upa Devatas in the Shiva temple are Ganapathi and Ayyappa. It is believed that Poothadi

Story Of Goddess Uma Haimavati In Kena Upanishad

The all important story of Goddess Uma Haimavati is found in the Kena Upanishad. She is an independent Goddess higher than Agni, Vayu and Indra. In Taittiriya Aranyaka she is mentioned as the wife of Rudra. Legend has it that the Devas one time defeated the Asuras in war and became puffed up with pride. They forgot that the source of their might was Brahman, by themselves they were just nothing. However forgetting the truth they started bragging about their own might and how they overpowered the demons with their strength. To bring gods to their senses Brahman appeared before them in the form of a yaksha. Devas deputed Agni, the god of fire, to find out as to who he was. Agni went up to him and started bragging about this immense power. Brahman threw before him a dry blade of grass and asked to burn it. Agni used all his fiery power but could not burn the single blade of grass. Accepting defeat he returned to other the Devas. Vayu, the god of wind, came to find out who

Peralassery Temple History - Tempe Pond - Festival - Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya Temple

 Peralassery Sri Subrahmanya temple is located at Peralassery on the Kannur – Kuthuparamba road in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual festival is observed from Dhanu masam 4 to Dhanu Masam 11 as per traditional Kerala Kolla Varsham Malayalam calendar. It is believed that the temple was an Ayyappan Kavu before and the consecration or prathishta of Subrahmanya was done by Ayyappa. The murti of Sri Subramaniya in the sanctum sanctorum is carved in stone and is nearly 6 feet tall. The murti was destroyed and the temple vandalized by Tipu Sultan. The murti is now attached to a silver gola. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ayyappa and Ganapathy. Special Naga rituals are performed in the temple. The temple is a must visit for devotees who perform Nalambalam darshan in the region in Ramayana Masam (Karkidaka Masam – July – August). A vilakku or diya is lit in the shrine for Bhagavan Sri Ram in the Nalambalam of the temple. The main attraction of the temple is

Mahipati Maharaj – Saint Associated With Vitthal Bhakti In Maharashtra

Mahipati Maharaj, a 18 th century saint in Maharashtra, is associated with Vitthal Bhakti. He was born in 1715 AD at Taharabad in Taluka Rahun in Nagar District and his parents were Dadopant and Gangabai. The pious couple used to go to Pandharpur every year and this had a deep impact on young Mahipati. Mahipati had little formal education. He served as a village accountant (a hereditary occupation) at Taharabad, but gave it up to serve his God, Vitthal. Soon he started singing bhajans and kirtans. Prompted by Sant Tukaram to write the “stories of the saints”, he wrote his first book, Bhakta Vijaya. This was based on a work of Nathaji of Gwalior. Bhakta Vijaya was followed by Panduranga Mahatmya, the biography of Pundalik, in 1766 AD. This is a dialogue between Shiva and Parvati. Santa Lilamrita, Tulasi Mahatmya, Ganesha Purana and Bhaktabharana followed. He also wrote on Vratas such as Rishi Panchami, Anant Chaturdashi etc. He finished writing Bhakta Leelamrut in 1774 AD

Thrippalur Mahadeva Temple Information - History - Festival

Thrippalur Mahadeva temple is located on the banks of Gayatri Puzha in Erumayoor village in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main annual festival in the shrine is observed on the Amavasya day in Thulam month which coincides with Diwali. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. Three deities are worshipped in the temple – Shiva, Sri Krishna and Narasimha. The sanctum sanctorum of Shiva is three storied. The sreekovil of Sri Krishna is two storied. Narasimha has a round sreekovil. The deities face east. Shiva is offered Navakam Sreeveli in the temple. The Upa Devatas in the temple are two Ganapathis, Subrahmanian, Ayyappa and Nagaraja.

Helpful Thoughts

This is a collection of helpful thoughts on various subjects We all know death is a certainty. Instead of worrying about death, prepare for the graceful exit. External enemies can be dealt with. But external enemies are not our greatest enemies. The real enemy is within us. Anger, jealousy, ego and hatred are the real enemies that hamper our progress. Only they stop us from achieving success. When we are judging a person, we want them to be like us. Maturity is in not judging and accepting people as they are. Stop running after desires. Limit your desires. Focus on one thing that you like the most. You will achieve that desire and success in life. Kindness without expectation is the real kindness. Hate and fear should not be part of our life. It only damages us. Stop spreading hatred and fear. We will become happy the day we learn to differentiate between need and greed. Bad karma is hurting another living being knowingly. Complaining, grumbling and feeling

1 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 1 January 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:10 AM on January 1, 2021. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:43 AM on January 2, 2021. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 1:36 PM.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or pooyam Nakshatra till 8:19 PM on January 1, 2021. Then onward it is Ashlesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 8:13 PM on January 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha