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Panangattukara Karthyayani Temple Festival

Panangattukara Karthyayani temple is located on the Wadakkanchery – Ramavarmapuram road. The 8-day annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on uthiram nakshatra in Meenam month The main deity worshipped in the temple s Goddess Karthyayani. The sanctum sanctorum is round – vatta sreekovil. The Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The shrine is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The shrine is known as Mangalam in kshetra nama stotravali.

Pathiyoor Durga Temple Festival

Pathiyoor Durga temple is located north of Kayamkulam town in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The 10-day festival in the shrine begins on Makam nakshatra in Meenam month. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Durga with four hands. The sanctum sanctorum is round – vatta sreekovil. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Hanuman, Sri Krishna, Nagam, Sastha and Rakshas. The temple belonged to the Kayamkulam royal family.

Pattikkad Dharma Sastha Temple Festival

Pattikkad Dharma Sastha temple is located on the Thrissur – Palakkad road in Thrissur district, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is observed on Pooram nakshatra in Meenam month. The main deity faces west. This is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples mentioned in Thottam Pattu. It is known as Kuttancherikavu in the Thottam Pattu. The Upa Devata worshipped in the temple is Vanadurga. Uttu was there in this temple during the ancient times.

Parkkadi Pooram – Parkkadi Bhagavathy Temple Pooram Festival

Parkkadi Pooram is observed in Malayalam Makaram month. Anjoor Parkkadi Bhagavathy Temple is located around 4 km from Kunnamkulam. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is observed on the first Sunday after Makara Chowa in Makaram month. The festival is noted for display of more than 50 elephants. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The belief is that Goddess worshipped in the temple was brought here from Kodungallur. The murti worshipped here is Kannadi Shila Pratishta. The deity faces west. The annual festival in the temple is known as Thalappoli utsavam and it is one of the largest festivals in Kerala for display of elephant pageantry. More than 50 elephants participate in this annual festival. 24 groups from Thozhiyur, Cheruvathani, Chittanjoor, Anjoor, Alathur and nearby places participate in the Parkkadi Pooram ezhunellippu.  Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period. Capari

Can I Stay In Omkareshwar At Night?

There are many doubts regarding the stay at Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. One such prominent question or doubt is – Can I stay in Omkareshwar at night? It is not advised to stay at Omkareshwar at night. You can stay in hotel or lodges which are far away from the place. One should never frequent places associated with Shiva and Shakti at night. Shiva along with is Bhuta Ganas visit these places. Many a times Shiva will be followed by Saptamatrikas, Dakinis and other ferocious elements of nature. Only a properly realized human being will be able to understand them and give way to them naturally. Others might get scared or run or create trouble resulting in death, mental illness or accidents.

Lemon Lamp Rahu Kalam Procedure – Lemon Cut Time And What To Do With Juice

What is the right procedure for lighting a lemon lamp during Rahu Kalam? Should we cut the lemon only during Rahu Kalam or before? What is to be done with the lemon juice? Lemon lamp is offered to overcome horoscope related problems, problems faced in house or shop, relationship issues and to overcome troubles during journey. Dark color oil should be used to light the lamp. Each lamp should have one wick. Total seven or multiples of seven should be lit. The lamp should be lit in the north side. The lemon should be cut during Rahu Kalam. The person cutting the lemon is to wear dark or dark blue color dress. The juice should be collected and diluted with water and should be poured under a tree especially neem tree or in a pot having dark color flowers. After the puja once the lamp has gone out. The lemon lamps should be disposed off in the north side. A small pit should be dug and lemon should be put inside it and covered with mud. A black granite stone should be placed on top

Which Color Dress Is Ideal To Wear While Performing Rahu Ketu Pooja?

Rahu Ketu pooja is performed to overcome troubles in life created by the bad positioning of Rahu and Ketu Navagraha in horoscope. There is doubt among devotees as to which color dress is ideal to wear while performing Rahu Ketu Puja. The color of dress for Rahu Ketu puja is black or grey or smoky or the color of lead. White and other colorful dresses should be avoid during the puja of these two planets. The ideal option is to opt for black or grey color. The color associated with Rahu is black (in some region it is dark blue) and that of Ketu is grey. Chant the following mantra while wearing the dress Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha Rahave Namah. Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha Kethve Namah.

Can Vehicles Be Used After Vishwakarma Puja?

There are numerous doubts regarding the Vishwakarma puja day especially with use of bike, car, trucks, auto and other vehicles. The doubts are also regarding tools and machinery. So can these things used after Vishwakarma puja? Yes, once the puja is over. The vehicles, tools and machinery can be used after Vishwakarma puja. Once the puja is performed and the concerned deity is appeased, one can continue with day today life. Vishwakarma Puja is mainly observed on September 17. Another important Vishwakarma Puja is on Magh month. It is also observed after Diwali in certain regions. Vishwakarma is the architect of the universe as per Hindu beliefs. He is worshipped by workers and all those people who deal with tools and machinery.

Worship Lakshmi Narayana Not Lakshmi Alone

In Kali Yuga, wealth is everything for many people. So Goddess Lakshmi is widely worshipped, as she is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. But Goddess Lakshmi is Chanchala – volatile and unstable. She does not reside in a place for long period. If we want to have constant blessings of the Goddess then we need to worship her along with Narayana. Worship Lakshmi Narayana not Lakshmi Alone. Narayana, Lord Vishnu, is the embodiment of virtues. Wealth without values is like being on a boat with a hole in the middle of sea. Virtues, values and inner goodness is what keeps our lifeboat steady in the rough sea of life. Lakshmi feels lonely when Narayana is not around and is sure to leave and go in search of her consort. But if a person follows Dharma, then Narayana is always present with him. He himself has told in the Bhagavad Gita that he takes numerous avatars to protect those that follow the Dharma. The problem of Kali Yuga is that we try to imprison Goddess Lakshmi forc

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 9 January 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:38 PM on January 9. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:24 PM on January 10. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 9, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 12:32 PM.  Nakshatra  – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 11:17 AM on January 9. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 9:41 AM on January 10. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasth