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Kuzhuppilly Mahadeva Temple - About - Festival

Kuzhuppilly Mahadeva Temple is located at Kuzhuppilly on the Vypin – Munambam Road in Ernakulam district. The 8-day festival is observed in such a manner that it ends on the Thiruvathira nakshatra in Dhanu Masam. The temple is around 19 km from Kochi. The festival is also known as Mulayittu Utsavam. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Bhagavathy and Sri Krishna. This was one of the important temples of the Kochi royal family.

Kulappully Anthimahakalan Kavu History Festival

Anthimahakalan Kavu is located at Kulappully in Shoranur, Palakkad district, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is observed on Dhanu 10. Thalappoli, Tira and Poothan are observed on the day. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Anthimahakalan. Bhagavan Vishnu is also worshipped in the shrine with equal importance. The vigraham or bimbam of Anthimahakalan is Dharu Vigraham – made of wood. The deity faces west. It is believed that the temple was built to celebrate the Sthanahoranam or attainment of some position of Valappara Moopil Nair. The Vishnu worshipped in the temple is of Desamangalam and Kanjoor Mana.

Evoor Sreekrishna Swami Temple History - Festival

Evoor Sreekrishna Swami temple is located at Cheppadu village in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The annual 10-day festival in the temple begins on Makara Sankranamana or Makar Sankranti.  Karikku abhishekam to Sri Bhootanathan on Ayilyam Nakshatra after Thiruvonam in Chingam month is of great importance. The murti worshipped in the temple is of four-armed Sri Krishna. It is believed that Agni Deva of Vedas performed the pratishta of the murti. The deity faces east. The shrine has a gold-plated flag post or kodimaram. The Upa Devata in the temple is Bhutanatha and there are many specialties for the deity. Bhootanathan is installed in the temple in such a way that he is exposed to sun, wind and rain. There was big fire in the temple in Makaram month 1850 AD and the shrine was rebuilt by the Travancore king. The temple performs Raktha Pushpanjali which is usually not performed in temples dedicated Bhagavan Vishnu. The annual Vishu Kani Darshanam (April 14 or April 15) in Malayalam M

Kohbar Puja During Marriage In Jharkhand

Kohbar is a traditional painting in Jharkhand. Kohbar Puja involves painting the wall of a room during marriage. During marriage, the east wall of a room in the house is decorated with Kohbar painting. The painting is one among the important ceremonies during marriage in the house of both the bride and the groom. Prayers and pujas are offered to the painting. Special Kohbar songs are sung during the painting ceremony and puja. The aim of Khobar puja and song are to instill love between the bride and groom and for a prosperous and happy marriage. The room in the house in which the painting has been done is also referred to as Kohbar. The bride resides in this room after marriage. The paint used in Khobar, also known Koutukgrah or Koshtvar, painting is natural. The colors used in the painting are muslin red, black, yellow, and white. All these colors made from parts of trees including seeds, leaves, bark and resin. Color is also prepared using mud and clay. To make white color, milk

Kozhikode Thali Temple Story - Festival – Thali Mahadeva Temple

Thali Mahadeva temple is a famous Shiva temple located in Kozhikode, Kerala. The temple belonged to Kozhikode Samoothiri. The 8-day annual festival begins on the Vishu Sankramam or Medam 1 (April 14 or April 15). Shivratri in Kumbha Masam (February - March) is another important festival here. It is believed that Parashuram had performed intense penance. Shiva and Shakti appeared before him and he requested them to appear at Thali. Shiva-Shakti were then installed in the Thali temple in form of Shakti Panchakshari Dyanya form. There is also a Sri Krishna temple in the temple complex and the deity faces west. Both the temples have flag post or kodimaram. The Upa Devatas in the Shiva temple are Thevaram Ganapathy of Tantri, Tali Ganapathy, Bhagavathy, Sastha, Narasimha, Thevaram Bhagavathy of Samoothiri, Nagaraja, Kshetra Kavalkaran and Erinjupuran. The Upa Devata in the Sri Krishna temple is Valayanad Bhagavathy. There are two ponds in the temple complex. Pallivetta is an impor

Parappadam Devi Temple History - Story - Festival

Parappadam Devi temple is located at Illikkal on the Kottayam – Kumarakom road in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival is observed in such a manner that it ends on Aswathy nakshatra in Meenam month. The goddess worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. It is believed that the Shakti of Kodungallur bhagavathy is worshipped in the shrine. The temple is nearly 500 years old. Parappadam Devi is the fierce form of Goddess Kali who had just killed Darika. The belief is that the murti appeared as a result of the intense devotion of Thumbayil Karnavar who was unable to go to Kodungallur due to old age. It was first discovered among creepers and climbers. First a temporary temple was created later. Later Thekkumkoor king built the temple. The Upa Devatas worshiped in the temple are Kshetrapala, Ganapathy, Shiva, Sastha and Naga Devatas. During the flag hoisting ceremony of the temple festival, a Muslim family fires gun. This is because the Thekkumkoor king had asked

Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple Kottayam - Fort - Festival

Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple is located on the Kottayam – Kumarakom road at Thazhathangady in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 10-day temple festival begins on Medam 1 with kodiyettam. Shiva is worshipped in circular sreekovil (vatta sreekovil). Shiva faces west in the temple. This was the main temple of Thekkumkoor king. As there was a fort around in the temple in ancient times the temple was also known as Thaliyakotta. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Subrahmanya, Naga and Rakshas.

Thathappilly Durga Temple - Gods Worshipped - Festival

Thathappilly Durga Temple is located near Vadakkan Paravoor at Kottuvally village in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Pooram nakshatra in Meenam month. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The shrine is one among the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala. The Prathishta in the temple is only the feet (kalpadam) of Goddess Durga. The deity is swayambhu or of divinely appeared and not made by human beings. The belief is that head of goddess is worshipped in Cherthala, body in Cheranalloor and leg in Thathappilly. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy and Sastha.

Ubhayachari Yoga Caused By Sun In Horoscope

When planets other than the Moon are present on either side of the sun, a special planetary position of configurations arises in an astrological birth chart (horoscope) and this is known as Ubhayachari Yoga. This is one of the three well known yogas caused by the position of sun in horoscope, the other two being Veshi and Vashi yogas. One of three yogas is likely to be present in almost every horoscope. A person born under this yoga will be an eloquent speaker. He will have well proportioned limbs, will be wealthy and famous and liked by all. The Ubhayachari Yoga cannot be compared in its eminence to Raja Yoga. There can be many form of Ubhayachari Yoga: If mercury is placed on either side of the sun, the person will be eloquent. If it is Mars, the person will be stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate. If it is Jupiter, then will be showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by revenge. If it is Venus, then the person will be famou

Sankranti 2023 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Telugu Sankranthi Festival in 2023

Sankranti is an important festival observed by Telugu speaking people in Pushya Month (January – February) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In 2023, the date of Sankranti festival is January 15 as per panchangs. The punyakal as per certain Telugu Panchangam and calendar is from 9:01 AM on January 15, 2023. It is observed during the same period as Makar Sankranti and is quite similar to the Pongal festival observed in Tamil Nadu. Sankranti is a four day festival in Telugu culture and is dedicated to Lord Surya. The first day of Sankranti festival is known as Bhogi  - January 14, 2023. Sankranti the most important festival is observed on the second day - January 15, 2023. Kanuma is observed on the third day of the festival - January 16, 2023. Mukkanuma is observed on the fourth day of the festival mainly in the coast districts of Andhra Pradesh - January 17, 2023. Uttarayana Punyakalam period begins with Sankranthi and the next six months is the day time of Devas and

Wisdom Nuggets on Mental Health

Depression is part of bad mental health. It is caused by fear of future, over ambitiousness or hanging on to past. Only solution to this is to realize that nothing is permanent. Life is a continuous process. Everything changes. Let go, be flexible and accept changes for overcoming depression. Comparison is a great evil that we nurture. Life becomes miserable due to this. This disturbs mental peace. Realize that someone will always be better. We should learn from them and enjoy their success. When we transform our minds, we overcome disturbing emotions and we achieve inner peace. This will usher in positive changes and mental attitude. Our responses to people and incidents will also become positive. Do not get bogged down by sufferings. Do not get defeated by mental scars. Study the lives of great men and women, and we will realize that they defeated these sufferings to achieve success. Abhilash www.hindu-blog.com

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 12 January 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 11:38 AM on January 12. Then onward it Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 10:13 AM on January 13. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 12, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool Nakshatra till 7:08 AM on January 12. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 6:20 AM on January 13. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), it is Mool Nakshatra till 7:38 AM on January