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Ala Sree Sankaranarayana Temple Festival – Dheshikalaya temple At Ala Near Kodungallur

Dheshikalaya temple, popular known as Ala Sree Sankara Narayana temple, is located on National Highway 17 and is 5 km north of Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple in Thrissur district, Kerala. Ala Sree Sankaranarayana Temple annual festival begins Karthika nakshatra in Meenam month. The festival ends on Ayilyam nakshatra. The annual festival is famous procession and the thidambu of the murti is carried atop caparisoned elephants. Nearly 7 elephants accompany the thidambu. Fireworks, colorful procession carrying muthukuda etc are part of the festival. The festival ends with arattu. Another important festival is observed on Pooyam nakshatra in Makaram month. Skanda Sashti in Thulam month is another important festival here. The murti worshipped in the temple is Sankaranarayana – combined form of Shiva and Vishnu. The deity faces east. The puja performed here is known as saparivara puja. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Subrahmanya, Ganapathi and Ayyappan. The temple was bu

Yajamana In Hindu Rituals

Yajamana is an important term widely used in the Hindu Rituals especially in Vedas. Yajamana in simple terms is the person who employs priests and pays to conduct the Yagna. Being derived from the root yaj (“to worship”, “to consecrate”) with sacrifice, denoting a continuous power of sacrificing or worshipping, it means one who pays the cost of a yagna, institutor or a yagna for performing the same and who employs a priest or priests as hereditary functionaries in a family.   In Hindu scriptures, various synonyms of the term ‘yajamana’ are used to denote the performer of a yagna – vrati, yasta, yajva, dikshita, ijayasila, yajajuka, etc. The term is mentioned several times in Vedic literature, especially Taittiriya Samhita, Maitrayani Samhita, Taittiriya Brahmana, Aitareya Brahmana, Satapatha Brahmana, Jaiminiya Brahmana and Tandya Brahmana. The relation between yagna and yajamana is so intimate that one is counter-self of the other in the form of action. Bother are inseparably uni

Thiruvanchikulam Dampathi Pooja – Married Couple Puja At Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple In Kodungallur

Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva temple is located near Kodungallur in Thrissur district, Kerala. The Dampathi Pooja – Married Couple Puja in the temple is very famous. The reason for it is that Umamaheshwara form of Shiva is worshipped in the temple. The puja is also known as Palliyara Pooja and Dampathi Aikya Puja (Unity Among Couples). The special puja is usually performed by couples on full moon day or Velutha Vavu day. Every day after night procession (athazha seeveli) murtis of Shiva and Goddess Parvati are placed on a palanquin. Musical instruments and lamps are placed in front of the divine couple. Then the divine couple is taken to the palliyara (night chamber for sleeping). Special pujas are performed by priests and the divine couple go to sleep. It is believed that Shiva blessed devotees during this period. By participating in this puja, unmarried men and women will be blessed with early and desired marriage. Couples witnessing the puja will have happy, prosperous and lon

Seeing Crow – Good Or Bad Luck – Crow Sound and Sighting Beliefs In Hindu Religion

Crow is associated with good luck in Hindu religion. It is believed that seeing crow before journey or crow making sound around house will change the bad luck to good luck. Crow sitting near a tree in the house and making sound during morning hours is a sign that there will be visitors in the house. Seeing crow sitting on cow, cow dung or in a tree with green leaves while starting journey is auspicious. It is believed that the person will be blessed with mouthwatering dishes during the journey and there will be success and fulfillment of the journey purpose. Seeing crow carrying leaves or sticks or twigs or clothes or metal or rope is considered good. Such a person will be blessed with profit, property gains, lottery luck and money gains. Crow making unusual sound for longer period near house or window is associated with disease or problems in family through death or accident. Crow sitting on the north side of the house and making sound means there will be early cure to health pr

Alangad Kavu Bhagavathy Temple Festival

Alangad Kavu Bhagavathy Temple, also known as Alangadkavua and Alangad Kavu Bhagavathy – Vettaikaran temple, is located at Alangad village in Ernakulam district, Kerala. Alangad Kavu Bhagavathy temple festival 2023 date is March 15 to March 23. The annual festival is observed from Meenam 1 to Meenam 9. The important rituals include Thalappoli, Vettakkorumakan pattu and Mudiyettu. Procession and carrying of the thidambu of Bhagavathi atop caparisoned elephant is another main attraction. Makam Thozhal is observed on the Makam nakshatra in Kumbham month. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Goddess Bhagavathy and the Vettaikaran form of Shiva. Goddess Bhagavathi faces east.

Fear Forces Us To Believe We Are Sinners And Lesser Beings

Fear forces us or makes us believe that we are sinners and lesser beings. Society, religion, parents all make use of fear to keep you in control. What damages an individual most is fear. We feel we are incomplete when we are under the grip of fear. Fear causes an erratic deflection from an intended course. Fear does not want us to realize our true self. It stops us from achieving fullness. It does not want us to drop all that it is unreal and merge in the real. Fear wants to keep us away from truth permanently. It wants us to see God as a separate entity and beg for desire fulfillment and liberation.  Develop a technique to fight fear. We cannot live a happy life with fear as companion. Fear should be kept out of life as nothing can damage you more than fear. You will achieve the key to the secrets of a successful life, the day you master fear and control it. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash Other Thoughts On Fear  Fear cripples intelligence. It exhausts one's en

Ambalapuzha Erattakulangara Sri Mahadeva Temple

Erattakulangara Sri Mahadeva Temple is located 500 meter north of Ambalapuzha junction in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Nagaraja. There were two ponds – front and east side of the temple – in the vicinity of the temple and thus the shrine got the name Erattakulangara. Kulam means pond and eratta means two in Malayalam. Erattakulangara Rama Warrier, who was the author of Keeratham Attakatha, was killed by a bull in the compound of the temple. The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:20 AM on February 10. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:19 AM on February 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 10, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 1:36 PM on February 10. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam nakshatra till 1:29 PM on February 11. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra,