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Bhogi Pongal 2023 date in Tamil Nadu – Importance - First Day Of Pongal Festival in Tamil Nadu in 2023

Bhogi Pongal, Bogi festival, is the first day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Bhogi Pongal 2023 date is January 14. The day is popularly meant for cleaning – all things that are bad and of no use are burned on the day. Earlier only agricultural waste used to burned on the day. In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi festival is observed on the last day of Margazhi Month. The next day is the Pongal festival or the Thai Pongal. Thus Bhogi is also seen as a preparation day for the Thai Pongal festival. Bhogi and Indra Vizha Bhogi is dedicated to Lord Indra, the Vedic God of thunder and rain. Scholars and historians are of the opinion that Bhogi Pongal is the Indra Vizha festival observed during the ancient Chola period. What is done on Bhogi? Bhogi Pongal is a sort of preparation day for Pongal. The next day is the most important Pongal day which is referred as Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. On the Bhogi Pongal day people, decorate their homes and buy new vessels and other utensi

Keeping Black Dog At Home As Per Hindu Religion

Keeping black color dog at home is considered highly beneficial as per Hindu religion. As per Hindu astrology, those people facing problems in life due to bad positioning of Shani in horoscope will find relief after keeping black dog as a pet at home. Those people who believe that their home is facing problems from ghosts or other negative forces will be able find relief after keeping a black dog. Black dog in Hinduism is associated with Bhairava form of Shiva. Feed black dog and taking care of it will help in getting the blessings and protection of Bhairava. It is believed that negative energy will never enter the house that has the blessing of Bhairava. Black dog is also seen with Bhagwan Dattatreya. The dog will usher in mental peace and prosperity to the keeper. Those facing mental disorder, depression and stress should adopt black dog as pet.

Pallipurathu Kavu Temple Kottayam - History - Festival

Pallipurathukavu Temple is located at Kodimatha in Kottayam town, Kerala. The main festival in the temple begins on Vishu and ends on Pathamudayam. The annual festival is famous for Valiya Thiyattu and Garudan Thookkam. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The main prathishta is kannadi shila. The deity faces east. The current prathishta was done on Pathamudayam in Medam month. The belief is that a person named Theeyattu Unni of Amayannoor Village had got Porkali Bhagavathi in a nandagam sword from Porkali and consecrated the deity here. There is another belief that the Goddess here was brought from Kodungallur. The subsidiary deities or Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva and Sastha. The temple belongs to the family of Kottarathil Sankunni who wrote the Aithihyamala.

Pariyanampetta Pooram 2023 Date - Information - Kalamezhuthu Pattu

Pariyanampatta Temple or Kavu is located at Pookkottukavu on the Ottappalam - Mannarkkad road in Palakkad District in Kerala. Pariyanampetta Pooram 2023 date is February 19. The annual pooram festival is observed here in Malayalam month Kumbham. The Pooram festival is observed on the 7th day of the Kumbham month. Three processions namely Vadakkan Pooram, Kizhakkan Pooram and Patinjaranpooram are held with around nine caparisoned elephants participating. Traditional Kerala temple music forms the background to the procession. Big effigies of Kuthira (Horses), Kaala (Bulls) and chariots are drawn during the festival. The major attraction of the seven-day festival is the Kalamezhuthu Pattu. In the ritual images of Mother Goddess are drawn on floor using natural colors. Thottam Pattu is another important performance during the festival. Traditional Kerala art forms like Kathakali and Chakiarkoothu are staged during the festival days.  At night, the folk art form Tholpavakoothu (shado

Pallikunnu Mookambika Temple - History - Festival

Pallikunnu Mookambika temple is located at Pallikunnu village in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Mookambika. The main festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Rohini nakshatra in meenam month and ends on Pooram nakshatram. Navratri (September – October) is another important festival observed in the temple. It is believed by some people that the prathishta in the temple was performed by Parashurama. But there is another belief that the pathishta, or consecration of the murti, was done by Adi Shankaracharya. It is believed that the original murti was that of ferocious Mahishasuramardini form of Durga. She was mollified and turned into Vakdevi (Saraswati or Mookambika) by the scholars of the Pallikunnu region. The main deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Vadakke Bhagavathy and Ganapathy. Pallikunnu Mookambika Temple And Literary Giants Of Kerala Cherusseri Namboothiri who had written the Krishnagadha was a priest in th

Pallassana Kirathamoorthy Temple - Unique Offering - Festival

Pallassana Kirathamoorthy temple is located at Pallassana village on the Kollemcode – Alathur road in Palakkad district, Kerala.  The Vela festival is observed on Medam 2 and Kanniyar Kali is observed on Medam 10. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Vettaikaran – Kirathamoorthy form of Shiva.   The deity faces east and pujas are offered three times. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Kattil Bhagavathy (Nanadurga). 1200 coconuts are offered (thrown) for Kirathamoorthy. This is a unique ritual in the temple after a wish fulfillment.

Parippu Mahadeva Temple History Festival

Parippu Mahadeva temple is located at Aymanam village in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival in the temple ends with arattu on the Thiruvathira nakshatra in Medam month. This is one of the last major temple festivals in Central Travancore. The shrine is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The main deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna, Sastha, Ganapathy and Goddess Bhagavathi. There are two Balikkal puras in the temple and Bhagavathy has separate shrine. The present temple was built by the Madathil Raja (Edappally raja) in 825 CE. A local ruler Idathil Raja was not on good terms with Madathil Raja and both rajas were ardent devotes of Shiva worshipped at Parippu Mahadeva temple. They did not wish to see each other at the temple that they visited regularly. To overcome the ego issue, two Balikkalpuras were constructed in the temple; unlike the single Balikkalpura seen in other temples in Kerala. Mahashivaratri Kumbham mo

Parasuvaikkal Bhagavathy Temple Festival - Story

Parasuvaikkal Bhagavathy temple is located at Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is held from Karthika nakshatra in Meenam month. The flag hoisting or kodiyettam is performed on the day. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The goddess is worshipped on a swayambhu shila which does not have any specific form. The Devi chaithanyam was found when a girl accidently hit the shila with her sickle. Blood started oozing out from the shila and this led to the discovery of the Parasuvaikkal Bhagavathy. The main deity faces west. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Chempakamootil Bhagavathy, Ganapathy and Nagam. The annual festival is noted for the performance of various rituals and pujas associated with Bhagavathy temples. Temple arts, dance, music cultural programs, spiritual discourse and solo performances are held during the festival period.

Parakkat Sree Bhagavathy Temple Festival – Kavassery Parakkat Pooram

Parakkat Sree Bhagavathy temple is located at Kavasseri, around 5 km from Alathur, in Palakkad district, Kerala. It is known as Parakkat Pooram Mahotsavam. The main festival in the temple is observed on Pooram nakshatra in Meenam month. The temple is famous for caparisoned elephant procession, kuthira, flower and leaf decoration, step panthal with illumination, panchavadyam and double thayambaka. Other festivals observed in the temple are Kathirvela of Thulam month, Mandalam kalamezhuthu pattu in Vrishchika month, Ponnin poovu in the month of Makaram, Koothu in the month of Kumbham. Aaluvela in the month of Edavam, Thalappoli in the month of Midhunam and Eswara seva in the month of Karkidakam. The main deity worshipped in the shrine is Goddess Bhadrakali who faces north. It is believed that Parakkat Sree Bhagavathy is the sister of Mangadu Bhagavathi. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Kshetrapalan and Ganapathy. The annual Pavakoothu ritual begins on Makayiram nakshatra in

Maha Purusha – Distinguishing Marks Of A Great Man

According to ancient Hindu tradition, a maha purusha (great man) is known to have lakshanas (distinguishing marks). It is believed that they have a hundred and eight auspicious sings on their body, of which seventy six are minor and the remaining ones are major. Lord Buddha is believed to have possessed all the thirty two maha vyanjana (marks) as enumerated in Ratna gotra vibhaga of Sthiramati, a Mahayana text. Buddha is said to have been dvatrisanmahapurusha lakshna dhari that is one endowed with specific marks that behooves a great man, a fact clearly reflected in the images of Buddha. The marks include: The protrusion on the top of the head A white mark between the eyes Elongated arms The upper half of the body like that of a lion Webbed fingers of hand and feet A radiant halo around the body. There are many other marks about the neck, face, hair, speech, eyes and teeth. Sculptural evidence shows that by the early centuries of BC, these thirty two marks w

Vaikathashtami 2022 Date - Complete Guide To Vaikathashtami Festival At Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

Vaikathashtami, observed in the Malayalam month Vrishchikam on the eight day after full moon day, is one of the most popular temple festivals in Kerala. Vaikathashtami 2022 date is November 17. The annual festival in Vrischikam month begins on  November 6, 2022. Arattu is on November 18. The festival is held at the famous Vaikom Mahadeva Temple at Vaikom near Kottayam in Kerala. Vaikathashtami 2022 date in Kumbham month is on February 24 . This is a minor festival compared to the main festival  held in Vrischikam month. It is observed on the 8th day after full moon day in Kumbham month. Lord Shiva is popularly known as Vaikkathappan here and he appears in three forms in a day – morning he is Dakshinamurthy, noon he is Kiratamurti and in the evening he is Sambasivan along with Goddess Parvati. The huge Shiva Linga worshipped here, which is five feet in height, is believed to have formed during the Treta Yuga. The Vaikathashtami festival lasts for 12 days and the most impor

Bhogi 2023 in Telugu Calendar – Bhogi Sankranti date in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2023

Bhogi or Bogi is the first day of Sankranti celebrations  in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Bhogi 2023 date is January 14. It is marked on January 14, 2023 in TTD panchangam and State Government calendar. In both Telugu and Tamil cultures, Bhogi is celebrated on the same day. A major activity on the day is the burning of all things that are bad or of no use – a sort of cleansing ceremony. Note - Bhogi in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra is marked on January 13. Bhogi Muggulu and Bhogi Pallu - Blessing Children A major ritual on the day is the drawing of Bhogi Muggulu (a type of Rangoli) and Bhogi pallu functions. In the Bhogi Pallu functions, a mix of regi-pallu, flower petals, pieces of sugarcane, coins and jaggery are showered on young children. Aarti is performed on children. Women sing songs and bless them. On the day of Bhogi which is the last day in Dhanurmasam, the marriage of Goda Devi (Andal) is celebrated in Tirupati Venkateswara Temple and other Vishnu Temples. It is

We All Have Good And Bad In Us - Bhagavad Gita Calls It The Play Of Gunas

We have this wrong habit of dividing and compartmentalizing. We need to stop this game of division. It is not real. It is maya or Illusion. We wrongly attribute certain qualities to certain people. Some are evil. Some are bad. Some are kind. Some are lazy. Some are foolish. Some are good for nothing. Some are brilliant. A single person cannot have only great qualities. Neither can a person be tuned to have only certain qualities. A person is a mixture of good and bad. Bhagavad Gita calls it the play of Gunas – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Sattva, rajas and tamas are present in all of us. When we are able to realize it and channelize the right Guna we attain peace and prosperity. Some develop qualities like love, compassion, sympathy, kindness…Some people develop qualities of courage, fearlessness…some develop lethargy, laziness, greediness etc. What this means is that all qualities are present in human beings. It is just that we only develop some of these qualities. Some are

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 11 January 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 1:24 PM on January 11. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:38 AM on January 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 8:17 AM on January 11. Then onward it is Mool Nakshatra till 7:08 AM on January 12. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and