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Kariyanattukavu Devi Temple Festival Near Thiruvalla

Kariyanattu Kavu Devi temple is located at Kavumbhagam near Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The 8-day annual Pandavam Sree Dharma Sastha temple festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Makayiram nakshatra day in Meenam month. All pujas, rituals and abhishekams associated with Durga temple festivals in Kerala held during the nine days. The festival ends with Arattu. In olden days the temple belongs to Ilamon Madom and the shrine was immensely wealthy and had lot of properties.

Elati – Ethical Treatise In Tamil Literature

Elati is an ethical treatise in Tamil literature. Kanimetaviyar is the author of this work. Elati is a medicine consisting of six ingredients. Elathi uses the analogy of the traditional medicine known as elathi which uses six spices such as elam (cardamom), ilavanka pattai (cinnamon), naagakesaram (made from the stamens of the Ceylon ironwood), milagu (black pepper), thippili (long pepper), and sukku (dried ginger). Just as the churnam (medicinal powder) made of the six spices cures diseases, the moral concepts taught in Elati of Kanimetaviyar cure people of moral ills. Each stanza list six important aspects of social and moral life. The poem contains 80 stanzas and is believed to have composed between 100 AD and 500 AD. The meter employed is Venpa. Elati is part of ‘nidhi nulkal’ – a genre of Tamil literature.

Nenmara Vallangi Vela - Nemmara Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Temple Festival

Nemmara Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple is located at Nemmara in Palakkad district, Kerala. Nenmara Nellikulangara Bhagavathi temple festival (Nenmara Vallangi Vela) begins on the first day of Meenam month. The highlight of the festival is 30 caparisoned elephants lining up in all grandeur under an ornate canopy. The main ritual is held on Meenam 20. Aana Pandal, or elephant pergola, an arch-like structure, is the major attraction of the festival where the caparisoned elephants take position as part of the festivities. Both Nenmara and Vallangi villages set up the pandal (marquee) which is fully decorated with multi-coloured electric lights. The construction of the anna pandal itself is held in competitive spirit by both the villages. Nemmara Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Temple Festival  Kuriyidal chadangu is held on the 1st day of Meenam month.  On the 9th day of Meenam month, the people Nenmara and Vallangi hoist festival flag in their respective villages. Kummati ritual held from th

Kalikavu Temple Near Manjeri In Kerala

Kalikavu temple is located near Manjeri in Malappuram district, Kerala. The murti worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi. The murti is swayambhu and the deity faces east. The murti worshipped in the temple is 6 feet high and is carved out of jackfruit tree (Varikka Plavu). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa and Ganapathy. The temple in olden times belonged to Chemmalassery Mana.

Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple In Kasaragod

Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana temple is located in Kasaragod in Kerala and is dedicated to Venkataramana form of Vishnu Bhagavan. In the later part of the 18 century a few families of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins were staying in Kasaragod town. There was no temple for them in the area and they used to visit Manjeshwar for worship. So they built the Venkataramana temple in Kasaragod. A mutt with thatched roof was constructed in the northern side of the present temple site and a murti Sri Kodandarama was consecrated in 1772. The first temple structure was built in 1798 AD. In 1905 ,   Srimad Sri Varadendra Teertha Swamiji, the then pontiff of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan, installed the presiding deity of Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana exactly at same place where the present sanctum sanctorum is standing. The murti of of Sri Padmavathi Devi was consecrated at the outer south east corner of the Sanctum Sanctorum. The auspicious occasion was held on Chaitra Purnima of Vishwavasu samvatsara. I

Shree Venkataramana Mahamaya Temple At Thayyil In Kannur

Shree Venkataramana Mahamaya temple is located at Thayyil in Kannur, Kerala. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Lakshmi Devi and Bhu Devi along with Venkataramana form of Vishnu. Goddess Mahamaya is worshipped on the right side of Shree Venkataramana. The temple was built during the 17 th century. The temple belongs to the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community. It is believed that the community was invited by Arakkal King from Goa for doing business in his kingdom. Navratri (September or October) is the most important festival in the temple.

White Mark On Nails In Astrology – Good Or Bad Luck

White mark on nails is part of Shakun in Hindu astrology. It is considered good luck to see white mark on nails. These white marks come and disappear pretty quickly. White mark on left hand thumb nail suggests desire fulfillment and on right hand thumb nail suggests new relationship. White mark on left hand index finger nail is associated with good luck and on right hand index finger nail is associated with journey. White mark on left hand middle finger nail is associated with new clothes and on right hand middle finger nail is associated with profit through vehicle or new vehicle. White mark on left hand ring finger nail is associated with lottery or monetary gains and on right hand ring finger nail is associated with new job or award or victory. White mark on left hand small or pinky finger nail is associated with marriage or fulfillment of love or sex and on right hand pinky finger or small finger nail is associated with desire fulfillment.

Life Is All About Uncertainty

If we are ready to embrace uncertainty, then life becomes an adventure. If we are not ready to accept it, then our life will be governed by fear. Uncertainty in life is directly associated with our desires and attachment. Anything, which is more than necessity, causes uncertainty. We develop fear of losing. Ignorance and believing unreal to be real makes matters worse. To whom knowledge has dawned, there is no fear and there is no question of uncertainty. Such a person is constantly in a peaceful state – which is beyond past and future. Uncertainty is associated with perishable objects. Body, fame, spouse, children, fortune, wealth, relationship, honor, status, ego…all these will one day cease to exist. However hard we try we are going to lose them one day. These are like waves in the great ocean of life. When we are ready to embrace the ocean, uncertainty ceases to exist. He who lives in the present is never in a state of being unsure. He accepts life as it comes. He h

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 11 February 2021 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:19 AM on February 11. Then onward it Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 11:48 PM on February 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:47 PM on February 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam nakshatra till 1:29 PM on February 11. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra till 1:51 PM on February 12. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western par