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Palappetty Sree Bhagavathy Temple Festival – History

Palappetty Sree Bhagavathy temple is located at Perumpadappu Puthanpalli stop on Chavakad – Ponnani road in Malappuram district, Kerala. The main temple festival is observed on Meena Bharani. The famous Pongala festival in the temple is observed on Makara Chowa. The one day annual festival is noted for procession and temple folk arts like Thirayattam etc. The murti worshiped in the temple is ‘kannadi shila vigraham’ of Goddess Bhagavathi. The sreekovil is square and the murti in the shrine faces west. The shrine is located in a four acre compound. Palappetty Sree Bhagavathy Temple History The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The temple is mentioned as Veliyancode in Durga kshetra stotra namavali. The Devi was the paradevata of Veliyancode village. The place named Veliyancode is around 3 km from the temple. The present temple was renovated and the vigraham that is worshipped in the temple was consecrated after renovation. The temple was first under the cont

Uday In Horoscope – How Rise Of Sun And Moon Is Calculated In Hindu Astrology?

The rise of any planet or sun and moon is known as uday in Hindu astrology. The rise of the sun, suryodaya, and that of the moon, chandrodaya, plays an important role in the horoscope of a person. Here is a look at as to how the rise of sun and moon is calculated in Hindu astrology. ‘Rise’ in Hindu astrology means coming up to a level. The rise of sun comes into view two minutes earlier than the actual timing of rising because sun rays undergo refraction. The sun even rises when it is actually half a degree below the horizon. Now, at this virtual rise of the sun, the other planets are yet to rise. So, with reference to other planets, the day has already begun. The same phenomenon happens when the sun sets. Due to the refraction effect, the sun sets two minutes later than the actual timing. Thus the day is increased by four minutes in all. The period from one sunrise to another at the same place is called a day in Hinduism. Hence there is a difference between a day at a place and t

Puthur Shiva Temple Near Payyanur In Kerala

Puthur Shiva Temple is located around 18 km northeast of Payyanur in Kannur district, Kerala. Shiva worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. The temple was a Mahakshetra in ancient times. The temple is located atop a mount. The deity faces east. One has to climb nearly 50 steps to reach the quiet and peaceful temple. In ancient times there was 12 idangazhi naivedyam now 1 idangazhi naivedyam is offered. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Sastha. Shivratri is the most important festival in the temple.

Sabarimala Temple Calendar – 2022 - 2023 - Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Opening and Closing dates and Timings in 2022

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is open for darshan only during certain specific periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open during 2022 – 2023. The temple is open for monthly pujas for five days from the first of Malayalam month on all months in year. Other days when the temple is open are for Sabarimala Shrine festival, Vishu, Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary puja, Onam puja, Sri Chithira Attam Thirunal, two months during the Mandalam Puja season (November – December) and finally during the Makaravilakku Puja (January) season. Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Calendar 2022 – 2023 April 2022 at Sabarimala April 10, 2022 – April 18, 2022  – Vishu and Medam month Puja and Darshan April 15, 2022  – Vishu Kani Darshan at the  Temple April 18, 2022  - Vishu Festival Ends May 2022 at Sabarimala May 15, 2022 to May 19, 2022  – Edava Masam Pooja - Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the pe

Vairamudi Festival 2023 - Melkote Cheluva Narayana Swamy Temple Festival

Vairamudi festival, also known as Vairamudi Brahmotsavam, is an important annual festival observed at the Melkote Cheluva Narayana Swamy Temple in Karnataka. The festival attracts more than 400,000 devotees. In 2023, Vairamudi Brahmotsavam will be held from February 25 to March 9. The Vairamudi crown festival will be on the night of March 3 and early morning of March 4. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu also known as Selva Pillai or Yetiraja Sampath Kumara. The shrine is also known as Thirunarayana Swamy Temple. Vairamudi, meaning a diamond crown, is made of invaluable diamonds, studded with gold, kept under the safe custody of the Government Treasury. Story Of Vairamudi Festival As per Hindu belief, Vairamudi of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu was stolen by demon Virochana. Vishnu was asleep when the theft happened. Garuda, the divine vehicle of Bhagavan, realized that the crown was stolen. Garuda went after Virochana to the nether world, fought with the demon king and flew back

Pisharikkal Bhagavathy Temple Near Chalakudy Railway Station In Thrissur

Pisharikkal Bhagavathy temple, also known as Pisharikavu, is located near Chalakudy railway station in Thrissur, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Durga. The shrine is also known as Pisharikkal Durga Bhagavathy temple. This is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The temple is mentioned as Pishari in Durga kshetra stotra namavali. The vigraham or bhimbham in the temple is Kannadi Shila Prathishta. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, and Bhadrakali. Bhadrakali has prominence in the temple. Pisharikkal Bhagavathy temple participates in the Arattupuzha pooram. The temple is famous of the annual Thulam Vavu Arattu held on the Amavasya day in Thulam month (October - November).

Pisharikkal Devi Temple At Velappaya In Thrissur

Pisharikkal Devi Temple is located near Thrissur medical college at Velappaya in Thrissur district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Goddess Durga and Goddess Karthiyayini. This temple is one among the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala. The temple is mentioned as Ayiroor in Durga kshetra stotra namavali. The sreekovil of Goddess Durga is in the front and the sreekovil of Goddess Karthiyayini is behind. The sreekovil of Goddess Durga is circular – vatta sreekovil. The deity faces west. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna and Sree Rama. In ancient times, this temple was very rich and used to receive more than 75,000 pattam nellu.

Punchapadam Pulinkavu Ayyappa Temple

Punchapadam Pulinkavu Ayyappa temple is located at Sri Krishnapuram village on the Palakkad – Cherpulassery road in Palakkad district, Kerala. Ayyappa is worshipped along with his spouse in the temple. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala as it is mentioned in the Thottam Pattu. The sreekovil in the temple is comparatively big and it faces west. The temple has gopuram, chuttu mathil, nalambalam and balikkalpura. The Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. This is a desha keshatram and has domain over 41 deshams. The main festival observed in the temple is Makaravilakku.

Repentance – Sorry - I Was Wrong Are Magical Words To Solve Relationship Issues

Sorry, I was wrong are four magical words that can solve a huge number of human problems. It can also save many relationships and many situations. We all make mistakes and the right way to correct it is by not repeating the mistakes and by repenting. Through repentance, we are able to get back the blessings of God. We mend relationships and we are relieved of remorse. Repentance helps in unburdening the results of bad deeds. The bad karma of our sins and mistakes will not follow us from birth to birth. We should also know what bad deeds are. Those intentional actions of ours that hurt another living being are bad deeds. Actions performed for selfish gains, lust, desire, money, wealth, property, power etc are bad deeds. Mere repentance will not achieve forgiveness. We should make a sincere effort to correct our mistakes. Know that heaven and hell are on earth, your bad deeds will cause immense pain to you on earth itself. The pain will be shared by family members. It will

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 8 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:28 AM on February 8. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:43 AM on February 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 8, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 3:03 PM on February 8. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 2:10 PM on February 9. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajast