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Neervilakom Temple Festival – Neervilakom Sree Ayyappa Temple

Neervilakom Sree Ayyappa temple is located, around 6 km from Chengannur, at Neervilakom in Aranmula village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival at Neervilakom temple ends on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month. The annual festival is noted for ezhunnallathu and the arrival of Kala and Kuthira. Nayattu Vili sung on all days during the festival. The main rituals include Utsava Bali, Kavadiyattam, traditional temple music, Idumban puja, velakali, seva and fireworks. Special pujas are held during the festival period for the Bhuta Ganas. The annual procession or Palli Vetta takes place on the tenth day from temple to Kizhakke Althara. The temple is also known as Neervilakam Sree Dharma Sastha Temple. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine was knownas Mempally Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which describes the 108 Sastha temples in Kerala.

Thiruvanchoor Temple Festival – Thiruvanchoor Subramanya Swamy Temple

Thiruvanchoor Subramanya Swamy Temple is located, around 10 km from Kottayam town, on Ayarkunnam-Thiruvanchoor Road in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 8-day annual festival at Thiruvanchoor temple begins a day before Vishu. Thaipooyam in Makara Masam is another important festival observed in the temple. Skanda Sashti (November) is another important ritual in the temple. The murti of Murugan which faces east is carved out of Anjana Shila and is nearly 6 feet tall. The sanctum sanctorum is circular (vatta sreekovil). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Dakshinamurti Shiva, Ganapathy, Sastha and Sri Krishna. The temple was built during the 15th century. The temple is a temporary halt for pilgrims visiting the Sabarimala Temple. Ayyappa devotees traveling from Ettumanoor to Sabarimala go via Pala and Ponkunnam town. When the devotees travel through Thiruvanchoor – Mankad temple they can save time. Thiruvanchoor Subramanya Swamy Temple is around 6 km from Ettumanoor.

Thirumullavaram Temple - Vavu Bali – Thirumullavaram Mahavishnu Temple - Information - Festival

Thirumullavaram Mahavishnu Temple is located on the seashore at Thirumullavaram, around 5 km from Kollam Railway Station. The annual festival in the temple begins on Atham nakshatra with kodiyettam and ends with arattu on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Meenam month (March - April). The shrine observes the annual Karkidaka Vavu Bali and Pitru Tarpanam on the Vavu or Amavasya day in Karkidakam month. Hundreds of people arrive on the seashore and pay respect to depart souls in their family. Special arrangements are made by temple management for Bali Tarpanam throughout the year especially during Vavu (no moon day or Amavasya) Vishnu and Shiva have equal importance in the Thirumullavaram Mahavishnu temple. Vishnu faces east and Shiva faces west. The sreekovil of Vishnu is circular – vatta sreekovil. There is Parvati Devi, Dharma Sastha, Murugan, Bhuvaneshwar and Rakshas in the temple of Shiva. This is one among the 108 Vishnu temples in Kerala. It is believed that the sea had engulfed the ori

Yoni Mudra – A Yoga Posture To Experience Primal Energy Principle

Yoni mudra is a specialized technique of Tantra and hatha yoga. As described in the tantric work Sarada Tilaka (XXV.45-46), yoni mudra is employed for detaching the mind from the external world. The left heel is pressed against the perineum, keeping the right foot on the left one, and the head, neck and back held erect as in siddhasana. Then pranayama is done by drawing the air in through the mouth in kakimudra (similar to puraka in sitali pranayama). This is followed by holding the breath inside the kumbhaka. Yoni mudra is done by closing the ears with the thumbs, the eyes with the index fingers, the nostrils with the middle fingers, and the mouth by the remaining fingers. Hamsajapa is performed. This gives rise to steadiness of mind. A somewhat similar description under the name sanmukhi mudra is found in Trisihi-Brahmana Upanishad (115-116). Here, the mudra is said to lead to mind control. In Darshana Upanishad (VI 32-35), sanmukhi mudra is said to lead to hearing t

Iranikulam Mahadeva Temple – Thiruvairanikulam Temple History – Facts

Iranikulam Temple is located in Thrissur District, Kerala. The temple is dedicated Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Here is look at the history and important facts of Thiruvairanikulam Temple. There are two temples inside the Iranikulam Mahadeva temple compound. Both are dedicated to Shiva and they are known as Vadakedathappan and Thekedathappan. Shiva, Parvati and Subrahmanya are found in the same peedam in the Vadakedathappan temple. It is believed by some devotees that during ancient times the temple had murtis of Indra, Indrani and their son Jayantan. The place Iranikulam is named after Indrani. Thekedathappan temple has a Shivling made out of sand. Abhishekam is not performed on this Shivling. Thekedathappan has more importance in the temple. All pujas are first offered here. It is believed that the Thekedathappan temple initially belonged to the 41 Illams in the region. But infighting and problems resulted in the construction of Vadakedathappan. Both the deities face east.

Teachings Of Brahma Dev - Creator In Hinduism

Teachings Of Brahma Dev - Creator In Hinduism - is from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. The man who wants to conquer his indriyas should live the life of an ordinary man: marry, breed children: and, at the same time, try to conquer his arch enemies. Once he has subdued them the perfect man can walk fearlessly in the midst of men. Think of the example of a besieged city. Enemies are attacking the city and the king defends it by taking refuge in a fort. The fort gives him succor. Even so, if a man takes refuge at the Feet of the Lord he can easily repel the six enemies and he can, at the same time, enjoy the things of the world which have been given to him by the Lord to be enjoyed. After his span of life is ended he becomes one with Him: the Jivatma and Paramatma become one. A man who has conquered his senses and who has realized that he is none other than the Paramatman, is the best person to live in the world of men. Detached as he is, from the worldly objects he will be the idea

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 11:59 PM on January 26. Then onward it Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on January 27 and till 12:32 AM on January 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 26, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 12:56 AM on January 26. Then onward it is Arudra or Ardra or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 2:26 AM on January 27 (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India