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Pallathamkulangara Temple - Festival - Story

Pallathamkulangara Temple is located at Kuzhuppilly on the Vypin – Munambam Road in Ernakulam district. The 8-day annual festival in Pallathamkulangara temple is observed in such a way that it ends on the Bharani Nakshatra in Kumbham month. The temple is famous daily arattu, vela, padayani, thalappoli and thookam on Bharani day. The festival starts with the kodiyettam of flag hoisting on Thiruvonam nakshatra and ends with Thookam after the arattu on Bharani nakshatra day. The temple performs arattu on all days of the festival unlike arattu on the final day of the festival in other temples. Thalappoli is observed on the fifth day of the festival – Uthrattathi day. The Thalappoli mahotsavam is a held in a competitive spirit between two sections of the region. Panchavadyam, Chenda Melam, caparisoned elephants and fireworks are part of the Thalappoli festival. On the day of Thalappoli the elephant that can keep its head in a most elevated manner is selected for placing the Thidambu

Making And Breaking Of Delusion In Hinduism – Cutting The Knot Of Ignorance

Chitta (mind) is transparent like a clean crystal. The objects of the world can be reflected in it but only when there is the light of consciousness. In utter darkness no crystal or mirror can reflect anything and so is the case of unconscious mind (jada chitta) also, without the reflection of purusha or self in it. It is the light of consciousness of the self in whose presence other objects also can get reflected in chitta. Chitta, being agile and fluctuating, can act only when it is illuminated by the consciousness of purusha. This inevitable presence of the reflection of the self in chitta creates the confusion about who really operates, the self.   When the sun rays are reflected in a pond or a bucket of water, it appears fluctuating when the water in the utensil fluctuates due to some disturbance, and consequently the rays appear blue, yellow, green, etc., if that color is dissolved in the water. But actually the sun in the sky neither fluctuates nor becomes blue, yell

Thirumuppam Temple Festival – Thirumuppam Mahadeva Temple

Thirumuppam Mahadeva Temple is located on National Highway 17 at Varapuzha in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The 8-day festival at Thirumuppam temple ends on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Vrischikam month with arattu. The 8-day festival includes rituals like Utsava bali, Valiya Vilakku, Pakalpooram, Sarpa Bali, and Deepakazcha. Pakal pooram and Valiya Vilakku are observed a day before Arattu. Special Arattu Sadhya is held on the final day. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is big. The Sankalpam of Shiva worshipped in the temple is that of Kiratamurti. The Upa Devata Yakshi worshipped in the temple has more importance than the main murti. 1500 tender coconut water (karikkin vellam) is offered to Yakshi on Nag Panchami day in Karkidakam month. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Rakshas and Yakshi. The present Vigraham was consecrated when the old Vigraham had broken. Earlier the sreekovil was facing west now it is facing east.

Thirumarady Temple Festival – Thirumarady Shiva Temple

Thirumarady Shiva Temple is located at Thirumarady village on the Piravom – Koothattukulam road in Ernakulam district, Kerala.  The 8-day annual festival at Thirumarady temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Dhanu masam. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappan and Subrahmanian. All the festival rituals and pujas associated with Shiva temples in Kerala are held during the 8-day festival. Traditional temple music, dance and temple arts are performed during the festival. The festival comes to an end with Arattu procession.

Sarkara Devi Temple Festival 2024 Dates - Meena Bharani - Kaliyoottu - Pongala

Sarkara Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhagavathi and is located near Chirayinkeezhu in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. Sarkara Devi temple festival 2024 date is April 1 to April 10. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is observed in such a way that it ends with Arattu on Meena Bharani. On the previous day of Bharani in Meenam month, that is on Aswathy nakshatra day, there is the famous Ural Varavu from 28 places in the region. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The deity is associated with Kodungallur Devi. The main deity faces north. The moolasthanam or the original abode of the deity is the base of a jackfruit tree.  Legend has it that Sharkara (Jaggery) merchants took rest in the Vazhiyambalam near the present Sarkara Devi Temple. The Sharkara pots got stuck in the place and they could not move when they wanted to commence the journey. At this time Vilwamangalam Swamiyar came there and found Devi Chaitanyam in the place. He reques

Panamanna Sree Sankaranarayana Temple - History - Information - Festival

Panamanna Sree Sankaranarayana temple is located at around 7 km northwest of Ottapalam in Kerala. The 10-day annual festival at Panamanna Sree Sankaranarayana Temple begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam in Kumbham month. Utsava bali is observed on the 6 th day of the festival. Ettam Vilakku is an important day. Pallivetta is observed on the 9 th day of the festival. The other auspicious day in the temple are Ayilyam nakshatra in Kanni masam. Niramala Mahotsavam on the first day of Vrischikam month. Kalabhabhishekam is performed on the 41 st day of Mandala kalam. Thaipooyam is of importance in the shrine. Dhwaja Prathishta and Panamanna Ekadasi in Makaram month are famous. Thalappoli is observed in Medam month. The annual Vilakku festival is held in Makaram month. The murti of Sankaranarayana Swamy worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. This is believed to be the only swayambhu murti of Sankaranarayana in Kerala. It is believed Sage Narada performed penance (tapas) in the spot whe

Morari Bapu Quotes And Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings of Morari Bapu Maha means one who destroys three kinds of M's: mada (ego), madan (desires), matsar (jealousy). That which happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow, both are attached to time, to death. Only the present moment, today, speaks of life. Every day spend a few moments giving thought and time to God, to nature, your saint, your scripture, and finally your own self. God is attained through devotion and through love. Dharma or religion which instills fear, that I do not consider that to be dharma; Religion is one which gives fearlessness. There are some things that appear to be small. A Mantra, a Naam is so small and yet accomplishes such big things. Rama naam frees us from fear, Ram naam frees us from disease, and lastly His name frees us from our flaws. Love and Renunciation are the only two things that can fill the internal emptiness of man. Whatever action is performed with compassion is truly ka

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 25 January 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 10:58 PM on January 25. Then onward it Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 11:59 PM on January 26. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 25, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra on the entire day on January 25 and till 12:56 AM on January 26. (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 Rohini Nakshatra till 12:01 AM on Januar