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Batu Caves Thaipusam in 2023 in Malaysia - Thaipusam in Malaysia in 2023

Batu Caves is one of the holiest places associated with Hindus in Malaysia . Thaipusam  Batu   Caves  2023 date is February 5. The biggest of the caves here houses a temple dedicated to Lord Muruga or Kartikeya or Subrahmanya, the general of the Devas and the eldest son of Lord Shiva. The most important festival at Batu Caves is the Thaipusam festival in January which attracts nearly a million visitors from Malaysia , India , Singapore and other parts of the world. One of the Sanskrit words for cave is ‘guha’ and one of the names of Lord Muruga is also Guha since he likes to live in caves. As one approach the foot of the cave one can see a towering statue of Lord Muruga holding a ‘Vel.’ There are numerous small shrines at the foot of the hill. One has to climb 272 steps to reach the Lord Muruga shrine in the cave. Batu Caves is around 15 km north of Kuala Lumpur . The cave is dominated by stalactites and stalagmites and water drips from the roof. There S

Valiyasala Mahadeva Temple - Festival - Kanthalloor Mahadeva Temple - Story Of Snake And Missing Nandi

Kanthalloor Mahadeva Temple located at Valiyasala in Thiruvananthapuram is dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The main deity in the shrine is Shiva. The 10-day annual festival at Valiyasala Mahadeva temple ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Kumbham month. The annual festival begins with flag hoisting – kodiyettam. Gaja Pooja, aanayoottu and pallivetta are held a day before Arattu. The arudra darshanam (thiruvathira) ritual is held on the last day. One Of The Oldest Temple In Kerala Valiyasala Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kerala and is located inside 4.5 acre compound. It is more than 1000 years old and there is historical evidence which proves that the temple was built before 1045 CE. Most scholars agree that the temple was built during the 7th century CE. This is the second biggest temple in Trivandrum after the Padmanabhaswamy temple. Brahma and Shiva have Vatta Sreekovil or circular sanctum sanctorum. No pujas are offered to Brahma. Th

Vrishabha Rashi Mantra For Marriage

Chanting of the Vrishabha Rashi Mantra for marriage helps, Vrishabha Rashi born person to have early marriage to a desired girl or boy. It is also good for those looking to have love marriage. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place facing northeast and chant the mantra. Vrishabha Rashi mantra for marriage is: वरदमूर्तये नम : = Varadmurtaye Namah The mantra should be chanted 21 times daily for 41 days. Wear white color dress while chanting the mantra. This mantra is dedicated to Ganesha as he removes all kinds of problems related to life. Chanting of the mantra also helps in solving various kinds of relationship problems and love marriage. 

Virat Purusha – Virata In Hinduism – First Born Living Being With A Physical Body

Virat Purusha or Virata In Hinduism is the first born living being with a physical body and conscious self together, divided himself into the original pair of man (Manu) and Woman (Shatarupa) or male and female. The earliest description of Virata is found in Purusha Sukta, which is the 19 th hymn of the tenth mandala (tenth book0 of Rig Veda. This hymn comes in other Vedas also with different number f verses and with some variations in the text also. It describes the emergence of Virata from the conscious being (Purusha) having thousands of heads, thousands of eyes and thousands of feet (and hands) (Sahasrasisha Purusha saharaksho sahasrapat). The sukta tells that whatever has been in existence and whatever will be, all is purusha only. Everything in the world, including sentient creatures and insentient matter (sasanasane), is the manifestation of one foot (pada) or a quarter, that means minor part, of the purusha and with its three feet or three fourth, that means major, part, i

Pandankary Dharmasastha Temple Festival Near Edathua

Pandankary Dharmasastha temple is located near Edathua in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The three-day Pandankary Dharmasastha temple festival ends on the Uthram nakshatra in Kumbham month. The Sastha worshipped in the temple is of child – Bala Swaroopam. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Bhadrakali, Yakshi and Naga or Sarpam. The temple is one among the 108 Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is mentioned as Poovatturkavu in Thottam Pattu, which narrates the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala.

Realisation Is Only Removal Of Camouflage

Sri Ramana Maharshi during a question answer session stated that realization is only removal of camouflage.   What comes as a flash disappears as such. That which has a beginning must also end. Only when the ever present consciousness is realised will, it be permanent. Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows 'I am!' No one can deny his own being. The man in deep slumber is not aware; while awake he seems to be aware. But it is the same person. There is no change in the one who slept and the one who is now awake. In deep sleep he was not aware of his body ; there was no body- consciousness. In the wakeful state he is aware of his body ; there is body-consciousness. Therefore the difference lies in the emergence of body-consciousness and not in any change in the Real Consciousness. The body and body-consciousness arise together and sink together. All this amounts to saying that there are no limitations in deep sleep, whereas there are limitations in

2 February 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:56 PM on February 2. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:44 PM on February 3. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 2, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 1:37 AM on February 2. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 12:13 AM on February 3. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan)