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Anand Yog In Hindu Astrology

Anand Yog is considered a good and auspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of the yog is till the nakshatra on the particular day. Anand Yog benefits include success in exams and financial dealings. The day is also good for the first meeting with a person or family. It is also an ideal day for investing in gold and property. Anand Yoga happens when -  Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Ashlesha or Ayilyam nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar Hasta or Atham nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukravar Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra falls on Saturday or Shanivar. The yog ends on the day when the nakshatra period ends. Anand Yog is present only when the corres

Importance Of Moon In Hindu Calendar

Of all the nine planets (Navagrahas), moon (Chandra) plays an important role in Hindu calendar and astrology. Time calculations, in the Hindu calendar, depend on three factors: earth, moon and sun. This calculation has five dimensions; tithi, day, nakshatra, yoga and karana. A calendar showing these five items is called Panchanga. Out of these tithi and nakshatra are related to Chandra. Rashi in Hindu calendar and panchang is also based on the movement of moon. The Hindu calendar, in general, is based on the lunar month, that is the time required for the moon to revolve around the Earth. One lunar month is about 29.5 days. Twelve lunar months make one lunar year, which contains 365.2 days, approximately. The lunar month is divided into two parts of approximately fifteen days each. In the first part (shukla fortnight), the moon’s shades are in the phase of increasing illumination, culminating with the full moon day. In the second part (Krishna paksha) the shades fade until t

Aroormuzhy Ayyappa Temple

Aroormuzhy Ayyappa temple is located at Aroormuzhy, around 22 km east of Chalakudy, in Thrissur district, Kerala. This small but beautiful shrine is set on the backdrop of Athirapally – Sholayar forest. The temple comes alive especially during the 2 month long mandala makaravilakku season (Mid November to mid January). Thousands of Ayyappa devotees visit the temple during the period. The annual festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The 7-day festival concludes on the Makaravilakku day. Kerala temple arts and traditional music are part of the week-long festival. Important rituals associated with Sastha temples in Kerala are performed during the period.

Irulam Seetha Devi Lava Kusha Temple

Irulam Seetha Devi Lava Kusha temple is located at Irulath in Irulam, Wayanad District, Kerala. This small but beautiful temple is dedicated Mata Sita of Ramayana and her two sons – Lava and Kusha. The annual Thira maholsavam festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The pongala ritual in the temple is held in Makaram month. There are two other Seetha Devi temples in the vicinity one is the Sree Seetha Lava kusha temple at Cheriyambalam and the Seetha Devi temple at Orkkadavu.

Nose Tip Gazing Benefits

 Nose gazing is one of the techniques in Yoga and it is known as nasikagra drishti. Here is a look at the benefits of nose tip gazing. Looking steadily at the tip of the nose is a strenuous practice and needs to be developed very slowly and cautiously. Nose tip gazing is very effective in making the mind steady. This is achieved through its impact directly on the brain through the optic nerves. This will help in avoid stress and tension. When the mind is made steady there will be single minded focus and this will help in achieving more concentration power. It is ideal for those who are facing problems in controlling their thoughts. The gaze may be fixed with the eyes closed. That involves much less strain, and it is more effective. This way it can be done comfortably for a longer time. But such a practice with closed eyes is not actually prescribed in any traditional text of Tantra or yoga.

Story – Duryodhana In Search Of Good Person – Yudhisthira In Search Of Bad Person

Once while imparting knowledge to the Pandavas and Kauravas in his ashram, Guru Dronacharya asked Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas, to search and find a good person and to bring him along with him to the ashram. Guru Dronacharya then asked Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, to find a bad person and get him to the ashram. Duryodhana set out to find a good person but in spite of searching the entire kingdom he could not find a single good person. He returned back and reported to Guru Dronacharya about his inability to find a good person. Yudhisthira travelled far and wide of the country searching for a bad person. But he could not locate a single bad person. After several days of search, he too returned back and reported to Guru Dronacharya about his inability to find a bad person. All the students in the ashram were perplexed with the outcome. They asked, Guru Dronacharya, how come Duryodhana could not find a good person and Yudhisthira could not find a bad person. G

Agali Ayyappa Temple

Agali Ayyappa temple is located at Agali in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Ayyappa. The temple is around 36 km from Mannarkkad and around 45 km from Coimbatore. The temple is famous as the Sabarimala of Attapadi. The shrine attracts maximum devotees during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November 16 – December – January 20) in the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. Various rituals and pujas are held during the Mandala Kalam. Popular among them is Aganda Nama Utsavam. The famous Ayyappan Vilakku is held annually on January 1. The six day annual festival is held in Dhanu Masam (January). During the annual festival a procession is held from Gulikadavil. The procession includes Mayilattam, Bhadrakali Nritham, Kumbattam, Panchavadyam and Thayambaka. A simple Kerala style temple is noted for its gold plated kodimaram.

Dreaming Of Attacking Snakes – Meaning

Dreaming of attacking snakes is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means that you will see a friend or someone close to you turning your enemy and you will be force take attacking or defensive action. The dream is asking you to be careful about all your dealings and you should avoid trusting people blindly. Dream of attacking snakes is also a sign of unfortunate incidents in life or bad luck. Please note that a dream to have meaning it should happen naturally. If you dream about it after watching or reading or talking about during day time then it does not have any meaning.

7 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya and Chaturthi tithi or the third and fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:53 AM on December 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:51 AM on December 8. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 7, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 1:02 PM.  Nakshatra  – Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 6:54 AM on December 7. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 5:32 AM on December 8. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south

Good Dates In December 2021 In Hindu Calendar - Hindu Auspicious Days In December 2021

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. December 2021 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in December 2021 are good for house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration, birth, visiting, first visit etc. Hindu Auspicious Days in December 2021 December 1 December 2 good time till 10:04 AM December 7 good time till 1:02 PM December 8 December 9 December 10 good time till 7:09 PM December 11 good time after 7:05 AM December 13 December 14 good time till 10:30 AM December 19 December 21 December 26 good time after 8:13 AM December 27 December 28 December 31 good time till 10:40 AM Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in December 2021 are  – December 3, 4,12, 22 and December 23. Certain dates that might not be mentioned above are neither good nor bad. They are average dates. You won't get the desired results if auspicious events are

Maukhika Sakshya – Oral Testimony In Hindu Religion

Maukhika Sakshya is oral testimony in Hindu religion. According to Hindu legal texts, Maukhik Sakshya is an important piece of evidence in both civil and criminal matters. In fact, in spite of a provision for ordeals, Hindu law texts place more reliance on statements of witnesses or documentary evidence and allow divine proofs, divya, only when temporal proofs such as witnesses, documents, etc., fail to settle disputed issues. Eyewitness accounts by a person who claims to ‘to have seen or heard” are said to be most reliable. Oral evidence has to be carefully assessed. Where witnesses make contrary claims with regard to a fact, a judge has to weigh the testimony of one against that of another. Witnesses should be examined by court officials and cross examined by opposite parties to establish the truth. Judges are also to take into account circumstantial evidence and use reason to come to a conclusion and not rely merely on oral evidences. Oral evidence pertaining to circumstan

Vazhoor Vettikattukavu Temple - About - Festival

Vazhoor Vettikattukavu temple is located at Theerthapadapuram in Vazhoor,  Kottayam District, Kerala. Two deities are worshipped in the temple with equal importance. The two deities are Sastha (Ayyappa) and Shiva. There are two sreekovils or sanctum sanctorum. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati in Kannimoola and Sarpam and Malikapurathamma outside the main sanctum. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held from Dhanu 15 (December 29 or 30). The festival concludes with Arattu on Dhanu 22 (January 5 or 6). The annual festival is famous for the participation of majestic elephants and traditional Kerala temple music. Traditional temple arts are performed during the 8-day festival. The festival period rituals and puja include utsava bali and pallivetta. Other important festivals in the temple include Shivratri, Prathishta Dinam in Mithuna Masam (June - July), Ramayana Masam, Karkidaka Vavu and Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Pullikkadavu Malayil Mahakali Temple

Pullikkadavu Malayil Mahakali temple is located on the Perumugham - Kallampara Road in Feroke, Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Mahakali. There are two equally important sanctum sanctorum in the temple. The annual festival is known as thira maholsavam (February – March) and it attracts scores of devotees. The festival is noted for theyyam performance, traditional Kerala temple music and fireworks. The shrine is located atop a hill and belongs to the Malayil Tharavadu. The subsidiary deity worshipped in the temple is Sarpam. The serpent deity is place under a huge tree.

Nadi Shodhana Benefits

Nadi Shodhana is a yogic practice to cleanse nadis – arteries and nerves. It is mentioned in several text associated with Yoga that there are 72,000 nadis (channels) in the human body which conduct vital air (vayu). As per Yoga texts, in all human beings as we grow the nadis get clogged by an accumulation of impurities and so the vital air cannot flow freely along them. And this clogging of vital air is the main cause of disease, aging and death. The importance of the removal of impurities from the arteries and nerves is stressed in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (II. 3-10). The book states that it is necessary to conserve or stabilize the vital air inside the Sushumna nadi by way of practicing pranayama (breath control). As special type of pranayama known as nadi shodhana pranayama is recommend for cleansing the arteries and nerves. In this special nadi shodhana pranayama, puraka (inspiration) through the left nostril is followed by kumbhaka (retention of breath), and then r

Truth Is What Remains After All Else Has Been Negated - Thoughts

The way to prosperity and happiness is never through despair. Motivate, rise with renewed energy and walk towards the goal. Our ignorance does not change reality. Ignorance only creates misconception and misperception. You don’t have to make an effort to reach the Truth. It cannot be caught. It is what remains after all else has been negated. Once human beings did not believe in electricity but that did not mean electricity did not exist. The power hidden in the Supreme Truth is unimaginable, so keep an open mind. What is dream and fiction today, might become real in future. Mental purity and overcoming weaknesses like anger and greed is necessary for spiritual and worldly success. Once you realize that the Supreme Truth is within us, many good things will follow on its own. The only real and lasting peace to be found is at the Source, which to reach you must go against the current. You cannot hold on to anything, for everything is bound to pass away and only you (the Real

Dream Of Attending Funeral – Meaning – Dreaming of Attending Someone’s Funeral

Dreaming of attending funeral is considered both bad and good as per dream meaning and interpretation. It usually means a sudden loss of a family member or friend. Dreaming of attending someone’s funeral also means that a serious problem you have been facing will disappear. Dream of attending funeral and you are crying means unexpected death in family or friend circle. Dreaming of attending funeral and you are happy means death of enemy or solution to a big problem will found soon. Dream of attending funeral alone means you will be ignored by your colleagues or friends. It means a painful social rejection.

Dreaming Of Attacking Someone – Meaning

Dreaming of attacking someone is considered bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. You will be facing problems with strangers. There will be unexpected problems in life. After seeing the dream a person should show patience and avoid getting angry. Dreaming of attacking someone in strange location means travel to distant locations and some problems there. Dreaming of attacking strangers means you will have to work hard to get the desired results and there will stiff competition or opposition. Dreaming of attacking someone you know means you will face enemy threats but you will overcome them. Dream of attacking someone and blood means accidents or unfortunate incidents in life. Dream of attacking someone and you have no remorse or are happy means you will successfully take revenge.

6 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 6 December 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:05 AM on December 6. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:53 AM on December 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 8:27 AM on December 6. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 6:54 AM on December 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),

Arthikulangara Devi Temple - Thuravoor Tirumala Devaswom

Arthikulangara Devi temple is located at Thuravoor in Alappuzha district. The temple is managed by Tirumala Devaswom. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The main subsidiary deity worshipped in the temple is Yakshi. This is an ancient temple associated with the Thirumala Devaswom, the biggest and most important socio-religious institution of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins of Kerala. This ancient shrine is note for its traditional architecture and unique structures belonging to ancient times. The most important week-long festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM in the morning and from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the evening. A unique offering in the temple to Yakshi is uzhunnu vada.

Thrissur Anchery Kavu Bhadrakali Temple - Festival - Information

Anchery Kavu Bhadrakali temple is located at Anchery, around 5km from Thrissur town, in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple is the Makara Bharani vela. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. This is a typical small Kerala temple with traditional Kerala architecture. The most important festival in the temple is Makara Bharani – it falls on the Bharani nakshatra day in Makara Masam (January – February). The festival is noted of the display of caparisoned elephants, traditional temple art forms, pageantry and traditional Kerala temple music Panchavadyam, Pandi melam, Panchari melam and Thayambaka. Panappara kalam koodal is held in Dhanu Masam.

Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu Temple – Arattu Festival – Information

Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu temple is located at Kollengode in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa. The famous Kollengode Pulikode Ayyappankavu temple arattu festival is held in Dhanu Masam (Dhanu 21) – corresponding period in Gregorian calendar is January 5. The annual festival is noted for unique Ayyappa temple rituals and special pujas. Traditional Kerala temple art forms are presented during the festival. The arattu festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and traditional temple percussion of pandi melam and panchari melam. The thidambu of Ayyappa is carried atop a caparisoned elephant during the annual festival.

Dream Of Attending A Birthday Party – Meaning

Dream of attending a birthday party is considered to be good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. It is a sign of hope and new beginnings. Something on which you had lost hope will be revived successfully. If you are married and you dream about birthday party means there will be childbirth in the family. It also means arrival of a new member in the family. If you dream of birthday party and you are extremely happy means desire fulfillment in near future. Dreaming of birthday party and you are unhappy means you will be jealous of progress made by your enemies. You will lose your mental peace.

Violence Arises Out Of Ignorance

Violence which has its roots in divisive propensities like anger, selfishness, lust etc., and it cannot take us to truth. Violence arises out of ignorance. It is untruth. One who is inwardly weak develops a sort of fear and out of fear starts arming himself against real or imaginary enemies. Violence may have the appearance of strength, but it is born out of fear and is therefore a sign of weakness. Only he can be truly non-violent who has conquered fear. Pursuit of truth means realization of unity through love. Violence interferes with the realization of this unity. Non-violence requires far greater physical and mental courage than that of delivering of blows because physical power has obvious limitations. Source – Saptagiri January 2005 issue – Article titled Gandhiji’s concept of Ahimsa by Dr T. Suseela.

Dreaming Of Attending Conference – Meaning

As per dream interpretation and meaning, dreaming of attending a conference is a positive and good dream. It means recognition and travel in near future. It also means acceptance of your ideas. Dream of attending conference and you are happy means you will find new friends with similar interest. It also means honor and acceptance. Dream of attending conference and you are unhappy means there will be debates and your ideas might not be accepted. It also means tiff with a jealous colleague or senior. Dreaming of attending conference in an unknown location or strange location means travel.

5 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 5 December 2021 – It is 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 11:25 AM on December 5. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:05 AM on December 6. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 5, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 10:06 AM on December 5. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 8:27 AM on December 6. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south

Alandi Yatra 2023 date

Alandi Yatra is a pilgrimage to the Alandi in Pune – the place where Saint Dnyaneshwar attained Samadhi. Alandi Yatra 2023 date is December 9. It is performed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra . The famous Utpatti Ekadasi is observed on this day. During this period dindis from various villages from Pune and nearby districts arrive at the temple. Devotees walk nearly 100 kms to reach the shrine. Women carry Tulsi plant on their head. Food offerings are made for the devotees by ashrams and organizations on the occasion. Thousands of pilgrims arrive at Alandi on this day and pay their respects to Saint Dnyaneshwar. The pilgrims carry a Murti of Saint Dnyaneshwar on a Palkhi (Palanquin). Devotees take bath in the Indrayani River to wash away the sins committed and to start afresh on the path of liberation or Moksha.

Trust Issues – How To Solve It The Hindu Religion Way?

If you are facing trust issues, then the sure shot way to solve it can be found in the Bhagavad Gita. Although we are forced to say Hindu religion, it is not a religion in the conventional sense; it is an open book with solution to all the problems that you face in your life. Trust issues are a huge problem especially for those who have something. This something can be any kind of possession – money, gold, property, stocks…. The possession can be less than 100 dollars or more than 100 billion dollars. The poor, the middle class and the ultra rich suffer from trust issues. So, what would it be like if you couldn’t trust those close to you? Stress, tension, sleeplessness, anxiety, emotional problems … health issues are a result of it. Everyone should guard their little possession. But too much attachment to anything results in imbalance. And this imbalance opens the gateway to hell on earth. What is the use of all these money and possessions when you cannot enjoy them or make good us

4 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 4 December 2021 – It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 1:46 PM on December 4. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:25 AM on December 5. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 4, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 11:46 AM on December 4. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 10:06 AM on December 5. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 10:48 AM on December 4. Then o

Vayathur Temple Festival - Vayathur Kaliyar Shiva Temple Oottu Utsavam And Theyyam Festival

Vayathur Kaliyar Shiva Temple is located around 4 km north of Ulikkal in Kannur district, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is observed from Makara Sankramana for 14 days and is known as Ottu Utsavam. The Theyyam festival in the temple is observed from Dhanu Masam 16. An important event during the festival is the transporting of rice on the backs of bullocks to the temple by members of the Mundyodan and Bahuryan families from Kodagu in Karnataka. The rice is an offering to Shiva who is worshipped as ‘Bythoorappa’ by the Kannada speaking Kodagu community. Kodagu community performs the famous Thudi Kotti Pattu during the 14-day festival. On the 11th day of the festival, ghee is brought from different parts of the region to perform neyyamritham – the ghee is poured on the murti of Shiva. The festival attracts a large number of devotees from Kannur and from Kodagu. Vayathur Temple Theyyam Festival One of the rare Theyyams in Malabar, Neelakkali bhagavathi is performed at Va

Pushkaram in 2021 – Sindhu Or Indus River Pushkaralu in 2021

Sindhu Pushkaram is held once in 12 years and is conducted on the Indus River banks in Ladakh. Sindhu Pushkaralu 2021 dates are from November 21 to December 2, 2021. This pushkaram is held when Jupiter enters Kumbha Rasi (Aquarius). The main ritual includes taking holy dip in the Sindhu River in various places. The most auspicious spot is the confluence of Zanskar and Sindhu River in Leh region. Nimmu Valley is the spot where the ‘Sangam’ or the confluence of the two rivers Zanskar and Indus takes place. It is highly meritorious to perform charity during the period of pushkaram.

Koodaravalli 2023 Date In Margazhi Month

Koodaravalli is a unique ritual observed in the Margazhi month in Tamil culture and is associated with Andal or Goda Devi. Koodaravalli is synonyms with Akkaravadisal (a sweet prepared using rice, moong dal, milk, jaggery and sugar). Koodaravalli 2023 date is January 11. It is observed on the 27th day of the Margazhi month (December – January). It is mentioned in the 27th verse of Tiruppavai that Andal and her friends who had completed the Pavai Nombu Virtham shared the sweet with Ranganatha (Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu). 27th verse of Tiruppavai koodarai vellum seer govinda undhannai paadi parai kondu yaam perum sammaanam naadu pugazhum parisinaal nanraaga choodagame thol valaiye thode sevip poove paadagame enranaiya palagalanum yaam anivom aadai uduppom adhan pinne paar choru mooda ney peydhu muzhangai vazhi vaara koodi irundhu kulirndhelor embaavaay To mark the end of the pavai nonbu girls dress up in beautiful clothes and adorn themselves with scented flowers and beautiful jew

Nangiarkulangara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival – Information

Nangiarkulangara Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located at Nangiarkulangara near Haripad in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The 9-day annual festival in the temple begins on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Dhanu Masam. The subsidiary deities or upa devatas worshiped in the temple are Ganapati, Ayyappa, Bhagavan Sri Rama and Yakshi. There is a well maintained huge pond by the side of the temple. Thursday is the most auspicious day during a week in the temple. The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum and the main murti of Bhagavan Sri Krishna faces east. The annual festival is noted for various rituals associated with Sri Krishna temple in Kerala including Sree Bhootha Bali. Annadanam or food donation is held during the festival period. Traditional performing arts, music and dance of Kerala are staged during the period. Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival. The festival concludes with Arattu ritual

Kadannappally Padinjarekkara Periyatt Chamundi Temple Kalari Kavu

Kadannappally Padinjarekkara Periyatt Chamundi temple Kalari Kavu is located at Kadannappally in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Chamundi form of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is a small shrine but famous for its rituals and theyyam. The annual Kaliyattam festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (January – February). The Kaliyattam is held usually on Dhanu masam 21 and 22 (the corresponding period in Gregorian calendar is January 4 to 6). Some of the theyyams performed in the temple include Periyatt Chamundi theyyam, Kakkara Bhagavathy and Vishnu Murti.

Pulimannam And Iranjimannam Bhagavati Temple

Pulimannam and Iranjimannam Bhagavati temple are located at Kollengode in Palakkad district, Kerala. There are two temples located here one is the Pulimannam temple and another is the Iranjimannam Bhagavati temple. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavati and she is the guardian deity of the area. The annual desha vilakku festival is held in the shrine in Dhanu Masam (January – February). The festival attracts scores of devotees from nearby regions. The shrines decorated using traditional items like plantain and tender coconut leaves. Traditional temple music of Kerala and traditional art forms are part of the annual festival. 

Kalladam – A Religio-Literary Work In Tamil

Kalladam was written as an exposition of Tirukkovaiyar, forming part of the canonical literature of Tamil Shaivism composed by Saint Manickavasagar. Named after its author, Kalladanar, the work probably belongs to the 13 th century CE. It owes much to Periya Puranam of Sekkizhar (1200 CE). Kalladanar randomly selected a hundred mystic love-themes from Tirukkovaiyar and expounded them in a hundred blank verses. The choice of themes and chaste style are evidence of his fervent effort to revive the classical style of Sangam poetry. While the saint Manickavasagar dedicated his work to Nataraja of Chidambaram, Kaladanar dedicated his work to Somasundara of Madurai. Both the works are similar in praising Shiva and extolling the greatness of Shaivism. Madurai holds an enviable place in the history of Shaivism. According to the commentator on Iraiyanar – kalaviyal, in Madurai Shiva codified the grammar of esoteric poetry (ahapoorul). Kalladanar refers to this and says that the Lord did so

We Cannot Always Be Positive

In life we all go through intense emotional pain due to death or heartbreak. We might fail in exam, interview or lose a job. We might be going through a separation or divorce or marital problems. In these moments asking a person to remain positive will be stupidity. It is not possible for everyone to remain positive during a crisis. There are some emotions that naturally spring from the heart and we need to allow them to come up. We need to let them rain way. These clouds need to pour out. Forced positivity by oneself or due to a belief or by someone else does only harm. When you are not feeling positive, you should not forcibly try to be positive. There are many situations in life in which we cannot find anything positive. We should not pressurize ourselves to be positive. Searching for positivity in some situation is worthless. It is bad for our mental health. We have to accept that we are human beings with feelings and emotions. When we are not accepting our feelings and emo

3 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 3 December 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:06 PM on December 3. Then onward it is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 1:46 PM on December 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 3, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 1:24 PM on December 3. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 11:46 AM on December 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Vishaka or Vishakam n

Kalvarija – Things Prohibited In Kali Yuga

Kalivarjya includes those acts of a socio-ethical nature prohibited in the Kali Yuga from the Hindu religious point of view. Nirnaya Sindhi (17 th century CE) alone contains a list of 55 prohibited acts or Kalvarija. One-fourth of these relate to Shrauta (Vedic) rituals. Others concern contemporary legal matters relating to sharing of property by daughters, widowed mothers and so on. The majority of the items relate to the maintenance of the purity of marriage, moral family life, etc. the literature of Kalivarjya has grown since the 10 th century CE. Some rules have originated from considerations of hygiene. There are restrictions concerning the professions to be followed for one’s livelihood. Most of the restrictions apply in particular to the Brahmin community. These rules have not been enforced on groups falling outside the purview of the Vedic social framework. Efforts were also made to impose more localized restrictions on the Brahmin community, so that they would serve as l

Vazhenkada Narasimha Moorthy Temple Festival

Vazhenkada Narasimha Moorthy temple is located in Malappuram district, Kerala and is on the Thootha-Vettathur road and is around 2 km from Thootha on the Cherpulassery-Perinthalmanna state highway. The 8-day annual festival at Vazhenkada Narasimha Moorthy temple begins on the Thiruvonam nakshatra in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The other important festivals in the temple are the Prathishta day on Makayiram nakshatra in Edavam month (May – June), Narasimha Jayanti, Sri Krishna Jayanti, Navratri and Vijayadashami (Vidyarambham). Laksharchana is held on the first day of Thulam month. Apart from various rituals associated with Kerala temples, the temple is famous for staging traditional Kerala art forms like Kathakali, Chaakyaarkoothth, Ottanthullal etc during the annual festival period. The world famous traditional art form of Kathakali has a unique place in the festival calendar of the temple. Many noted Kathakali and percussion artists of Kerala are from the region around Vaz

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Tattamangalam west village ratholsavam is annually held on January 1 or January 2 (Dhanu Masam). This is the combined annual festival of Sree Dharma Sastha Temple and Santhana Gopala Krishna Temple. The main event during the festival is the pulling of chariot or ratham. Hundreds of villagers and devotees from nearby regions participate in the annual ritual.   A big ratham and a small ratham are part of the festival. The utsava murti of both Sree Dharma Sastha Temple and Santhana Gopala Krishna Temple are taken around the rathams and place on it. The chariots are pulled to the accompaniment of traditional Kerala temple music.

Pulappatta Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple - Vishu Vela Festival

Pulappatta Kurumba Bhagavathi temple is located at Pulappatta, around 15 south of Mannarkkad in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Goddess Kurumba cures all kinds of poxes and as per some scholars she is a manifestation of Kodungallur Bhagavathy. Kurumba Bhagavathi is the mother goddess who protects the people and blesses them with peace and prosperity. The shrine is a typical small Kerala style temple. The annual Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (January). The annual Vishu Vela festival is held in Meda Masam. 

Perumugham Malayil Bhagavathy Temple - Festival

Perumugham Malayil Bhagavathy temple is located on the Perumugham - Kallampara Road, Feroke, Kozhikode district, Kerala. This is a small but powerful shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbham month (March). The shrine of Bhagavathy is aesthetically decorated using tender coconut leaves, flowers and lamps. Some of the important pujas and rituals that are part of the Bhagavathy temples in North Kerala are held in the shrine. There are no subsidiary deities in the temple. This is a very small temple shrine with no major temple architecture. The puna pratishta in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam.

Sukapuram Sri Kulangara Bhagavathi Temple - Information - Festival

Sukapuram Sri Kulangara Bhagavathi temple is located at Sukapuram on Palakkad – Ponnani road near Edappal in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is located near the famous Sukapuram Dakshinamurthy temple. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. She is popularly known as Thattakathamma. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. This ancient temple witnessed numerous Vedic studies and other similar related events during ancient times. The annual festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The highlight of the festival period is unique rituals and special pujas. Traditional music and art forms of Kerala are performed during the period. The highlight of the festival is the display of caparisoned elephants. The annual Thalappoli festival is held in Makaram month.  Kshetrappana is held in Kumbha Masam (February - March). The annual pratishta festival is held in Meena Masam (March - April).

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Sree Rakthakanda Swamy temple is located at Omalloor village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sree Rakthakandeshwara. The deity was earlier known as Karuthakandan. It is believed that once blood appeared on the murti and from that day onwards the deity came to be known Sree Rakthakanda Swamy. The 10-day annual festival begins on the Uthram nakshatra day in Medam month. People are not sure Sree Rakthakandeshwara represents which deity in Hindu pantheon. Some people believe that the deity is Sastha. The temple earlier face east but now it faces west. Story Of Omalloor Sree Rakthakanda Swamy Temple A woman belonging to Kariyathil Nair tharavadu once went to take bath in the Achankovil river along with her child. They saw flowers floating in the river and they collected it in a flat vessel. But later when they attempted to lift the flat vessel they were unable to move it. A divine person (Deva) appeared on the banks of the river and

2 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 2 December 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:18 PM on December 2. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:06 PM on December 3. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 2, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 2:53 PM on December 2. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 1:24 PM on December 3. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnatak

Kaiyyata – A Grammarian From Kashmir 1200 CE - Kaiyata

Kaiyyata was a grammarian from Kashmir who is believed to have lived around 1200 CE. His father was Jaiyyata, surnamed Upadhyaya, and his teacher was Maheshwara. Kaiyata composed a commentary by the name of Pradipa, on the grammar work Mahabhashya by Patanjali. Mahabhashya itself is a commentary on Ashtadhyayi on Panini with a critique of Katyayana. At the beginning of Pradipa commentary, Kaiyyata offers prayers to Vishnu, Shiva and Goddess Saraswati. He comments on each phrase/word of the original text and the commentary brings out the hidden links and significances. The grammar work of Kaiyyata marks the end of the phase of Ashtadhyayi study in the sutra order of the text. It gave away to the study of Ashtadhyayi, based on derivation of words. Grammar of Kaiyyata has set the standard for later study of Mahabhashya. It is said that many of the passages of Mahabhashya, which were hitherto unintelligible, were interpreted by Kaiyyata satisfactorily. Hence Mahabhashya was commented m

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in December 2021 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in December 2021

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in December 2021 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). Hindu Vrat – Fasting - Festivals December 2021 December 2 – Pradosh Vrat – Shiv Chaturdashi Vrat – Monthly Shivratri Fasting December 4 –Amavasya December 5 – Margashirsh month begins in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Goa December 8 – Vivah Panchami December 9 – Monthly Sashti Fasting December 9 – Skanda Sashti  North India – Champa Shashti Maharashtra December 10 – Mitra Surya Saptami December 11  - Monthly Durga Ashtami Fasting December 12 – Mahananda Navami – Kalpadi Navami December 14 – Mokshada Ekadasi Vrat December 14 – Geeta Jayanti December 15 – Matsya Dwadashi December 16 – Pradosh Vrat December 16 – Hanuman Vratham in Karnataka December 16 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars December 16 – Marga