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Dasapushpam – Ten Flowers – Dasapushpam Flowers In Kerala

Dasapushpam meaning ten flowers constitute a group of ten herbs along with their flowers. The ten flowers are of great importance to Hindus in Kerala. They have been part of Hindu religion from time immemorial. They today have many cultural and medicinal uses. Hindu women decorate their hairs with the dasapushpam. The plant is used during Thiruvathira Kali on the day of Thiruvathira in the Malayalam month of Dhanu. These plants are used to cure various diseases from time immemorial. Dasapushpam were earlier displayed in a brass plate Karkidakam month (mid July to mid August) in homes, temples and sacred places. This one very good ritual is very rarely performed. Women were advised by Vaidyans (Ayurveda Physicians) to wear them on their hair. Dasapushpam Flower Names Cheroola Mukkutty Valli Uzhinja Nilappana Karuka Kayyunni Muyalcheviyan Vishnukranthi Thiruthali Poovankurunthal

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple Festival - Natural Arattu With River Entering Sreekovil Of Temple

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi temple is located around 10 km northeast of Thrissur on the banks of Thanikkudam River or Puzhakkal River in Kerala. Thanikkudam Bhagavathi temple festival 2023 date is April 14. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Vishu in medam month. The shrine also observes a three day festival when the waters of Puzhakkal river enters the temple. The festival is noted for panappara and guruthi. Kuthiras are brought from different desams to the temple. The 41 days during Mandala Kalam is of great importance. Kalamezhuthu Pattu is also observed in the temple. The Panappara ritual is held on the Makarachowa day. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Vanadurga. The moola prathishta is under a tree behind the sreekovil inside the temple compound. The tree was earlier Thani maram now it is a poovam maram. There is a shila under the tree but it is not visible to devotees who visit the temple. The sreekovil of the temple does not have a roof and is built out of g

Am I Smart Phone Cheating My Partner? - Fidelity In The Age Of Social Media

A few of us are very lucky to have a good partner but majority of us are not that lucky. Earlier there was forced fidelity as there was less opportunity to wander outside the pen and taste something different. With the arrival of social media, smartphone and apps, the not so lucky in a relationship have plenty of green pastures. It only takes a bit of courage and cunningness to cheat in the age of social media and apps. So am I smart phone cheating my partner? Majority of the infidelity in the age of smartphone is limited to texting on safe topics like similar interests, hobbies, music, sports, and films. For some it goes a step further, both use it to abuse and complain about their respective partner. Some harmless quality time, sexual innuendos and few may take it a step further to explore their sexual fantasies. What makes social media cheating guilt free is that there is no physical contact. Everything is limited to texting, voice or very rarely videos. Each gets a kind of menta

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 6 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami and Dashami tithi or the ninth and tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:41 AM on February 6. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:29 AM on February 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 5:43 PM on February 6. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 4:16 PM on February 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Go