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Payammal Sathrughna Temple Festival – Payammal Temple History

Payammal Shatrughna temple is located at Aripalam around 6 km from Vellangallur on Irinjalakuda – Kodungallur route in Thrissur district, Kerala. The five day long temple festival at Payammal Shatrughan temple starts on Pooyam nakshatra in Kumbham month. On Makayiram nakshatra in medam month, the prathishta dinam is observed. Karkidakam masam is observed as Ramayana Masam. The shrine is dedicated to Shatrughna, brother of Sri Rama in Ramayana. The murti is nearly 3.5 feet tall and it faces west. The murti has four hands – chatur bahu vigraham. The upa devata worshipped in the temple is Ganapathy. His place is on the wall of the sreekovil. There is the presence of Hanuman in the mugha mandapam. Vakkayil Kaimal got the vigraham from seashore – he had got three four vagrahams of the four brothers in the Ramayana. This was a mahakshetram and many parts of it including anapallamathil were purposefully destroyed by Tipu Sultan. To save the original Panchaloha murti (five metals - Bras

Story In Hinduism – Importance Of Honoring Promises

Honoring promises is an important aspect of life. The story in Hinduism associated with importance of honoring promise is narrated to the Pandavas in the Vana Parva of Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata, Indra advised Pandavas to use their years of exile wisely to travel, see new places, and learn new skills and to spend time with sages and learned people. This will help them in becoming better human beings and rulers. This was once such story they heard from the learned people. During a critical stage, King Sala had borrowed some swift horses from Sage Vamadeva for one month. But the king refused to return the horses after one month. This led to a confrontation between the king and the sage. Full of wrath, Vamadeva killed Sala using his yogic powers. After this tragic incident, Dala the younger brother of Sala became the king and he too refused to part with the horses. Dala made plants to kill Vamadeva. The plan was to shoot an arrow on Vamadeva when he was unaware. But unfortuna

Vyahriti In Hinduism – Seven Worlds Represented By Mystic Syllables

Vyahriti or Mahavyahriti in Hinduism is the seven worlds represented by mystic syllables. It denotes the seven worlds – bhuh, bhuvah, svah, mahah, janah, tapah and satya, one above the other, commencing with the earth. According to Taittiriya Upanishad, the first three syllables enable us to know the mahah (fourth one), the Supreme Brahman, the being. The fourth one is stated to be the sun, since all the worlds gain strength from this or the moon since all the luminous bodies gains splendor from this; or food since all vital breaths derive their strength from this. The first three are identified, respectively with the three Vedas, Rig, Sama and Yajur. The first three are most important and are prefixed to the Gayatri mantra, along with the syllable om. They are held as the three faces of Brahma. These three syllables are employed at the time of the installation and worship of deities and while doing vyahrtihoma (an oblation). On account of the importance of these three syllables,

Why Dhyan Is Of Greatest Importance Today?

Dhyan means to think or to contemplate. It also means to drop all the thoughts and sit in meditation by focusing between the eyebrows. Dhyan is of greatest importance today because we are surrounded by lot of misinformation. We can get swayed and cheated and surrender our soul and body. Dhyan is important to a believer and non-believer. You need to be mindful about the information that you hear, read and watch. There is lot of propaganda going on. We are constantly bombarded with breaking news. There is a constant attempt of one-upmanship. Stop following, reading and listening to the verbal diarrhea of news anchors, politicians, fake gurus, preachers, liberals and other people who have an hidden agenda. Think before you reply and never get involved in unwanted arguments. Never be a follower of people, political party, ideology or a sect. When you are a follower, you are forced to defend what you are following even if it is wrong. Dhyan should be used to stay away from

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 15 February 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:18 AM on February 15. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:45 AM on February 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 15, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 2:43 PM.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 5:56 PM on February 15. Then onward it is Revathi nakshatra till 8:08 PM on February 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Bhadrap