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Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Near Kannur

Kannadiparamba Sree Dharma Sastha temple is located on the Puthentheruvu – Kannadiparamba road in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala as it is mentioned in the Thottam Pattu. The temple is around 12 km from Kannur Railway Station. Uthram nakshatra day in Meena Masam observes the main festival in the temple. The murti of Sastha in the temple is standing with bow and arrow. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva and Goddess Bhagavathi. Shiva is known as Vayathur Kaliyar. History has it that the murti of Goddess Bhagavathi was brought from Pandiya kingdom. The temple is more than 3000 years old. It is believed that initially the temple was Shiva temple. The temple has a grove spreading over 3 acres. The total area of the temple is around 8 acres. An important offering in the temple is Valiya Vattalam Payasam. It is offered for childbirth in the family. Neerajanam is offered to Sastha, Raktha Pushpanjali to Bhagavathi and Neyyamrut to

Kaithrikovil Temple

Kaithrikovil temple is located at Athavanad Village (Edakulam – Athavanad road) in Malappuram district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Bhagavathy. The deity faces east. Puja is performed only one time in a day. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Subrahmanian, Shiva and Ganapathy. Athavanad was ruled by Azhvanchery Thamprakkal and the temple belonged to them.

Why Is Anamika Or Ring Finger Important In Hinduism? – Story

Anamika or ring finger is of importance in Hinduism. The story of it is associated with Brahma and Shiva. Anamika means ‘that without a name’ or ‘of which name should not be mentioned’. Brahma who was filled with pride over his creation ignored the suffering of living beings. His pride grew to such an extent that a fifth head appeared on him. Shiva who could not tolerate the arrogance and pride of Brahma pinched out the fifth head of Brahma. Shiva used the thumb and anamika finger to pluck the fifth head of Brahma. As the finger was used to pluck out the head, it had incurred sin. To overcome the sin of killing Brahma, all auspicious activities are performed with the ring finger in Hindu religion. The finger is used to wear ring in marriage. It is also used to perform Shradh rituals – the darbha ring is worn in the Anamika finger. The finger is also used to apply tilak and chandan. Naivedya in Panchopachara puja (when puja is performed by offering five things) should be offered

Adhiraja Meaning In Ancient India

The meaning of Adhiraja in ancient India – a sovereign or supreme ruler, greater thana raja (king). Adhiraja is the Indian concept of suzerain power. Swarajya (state ruled by the people themselves), vairajya (state ruled by renouncing Brahmanas), rajya (kingdom) and adhirajya (a king who lords over a sovereign kingdom), have been mentioned as different types of states in Vedic literature. Adhirajyatva correspond to the kshetra (domain) of a chakravarti (emperor). Chakravartin proclaimed their supremacy over other rulers by performing ashwamedha or the horse ritual. In an adhirajya, the suzerain (adhiraja) proclaimed himself as the supreme sovereign of the empire. The subordinate rulers were allowed to rule independently in their political realm, by accepting the lordship of the adhiraja. The suzerain power maintained diplomatic relations with the feudal states through matrimonial alliances; tribue was regularly deposited in kosha (treasury) of the suzerain in the form of go

Seeing A Dream Of Someone Dying – Meaning

Seeing a dream of someone dying is considered neither good nor bad as per those who believe in dream interpretation. In Hindu religion there is an ancient scripture known as Swapna Shastra which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams. Meaning Of Seeing A Dream Of Someone Dying Such dreams are mostly result of some kind of fear and they need not be taken seriously. But if you happen to see the dream without any daytime influence or thoughts, then it should be taken seriously. It is a kind of warning to be careful. It is also a sign asking you to help the particular person overcome difficulties. Sometimes you can save the person from accidents or doing something that might take the life of the person.

Ezhinjillam Kavu Temple – Sastha Temple Near Peringara

Ezhinjillam Kavu Sastha Temple is located at Peringara on Thiruvalla – Changanassery road in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. This is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The temple is known as Eringakavu in Thottam pattu, which narrates the 108 Ayyappa temples. The murti worshipped in the temple sits in padmasana posture. The deity faces east. The Upa Devata worshipped in the temple is Rakshas. The main festival in the temple is held on Uthram nakshatra in Kumbham month. Kavadiyattam is held during the festival. Earlier there used to Kettukazhcha during the festival. The temple belonged to Vazhapadu Illam now the shrine is managed by NSS Karayogam. Anthimahakalan Temple, earlier known as Chenthitta Kavu, was the Keezhedam of Ezhinjillam Kavu. The Upa Devata worshipped in Anthimahakalan temple is Akhila Yakshi.

Pundareekapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple – History – Offerings – Mural Paintings – Sculptures

Pundareekapuram Temple is one of the most famous Sri Krishna temples in Kerala. The temple is located at around 4 km north of Thalayolaparambu and 14 km northeast of the famous Vaikom Mahadeva temple. One has to climb nearly 50 steps to reach the shrine which is atop a mount in Mittayi Kunnu. Unique Murti In Pundareekapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple As per Dhanya Shloka of the temple, the Sankalpam of the murti is that of the Vishwaroopam of Sri Krishna returning along with Sathyabama after the annihilation of demon Narakasura. The main deity worshipped in the temple is the vishwaroopam of Sri Krishna. The murti in the temple is ugra bhavam of Sri Krishna – very rare as Sri Krishna is usually worshipped in peaceful form. Garuda here also has an ugra bhavam. The murti is one of its kinds – Sri Krishna sits on the shoulder of Garuda and Sathyabhama sits on the lap of Krishna. Thus the sanctum has Sri Krishna, Garuda and Sathyabhama together. The sreekovil in the temple is square in sh

Kanyakulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Kanyakulangara Sree D harma Sastha temple is located at Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. In Thottam Pattu, the temple is known as Kannagulathu Kavu. The murti of Ayyappa in the sreekovil is seen holding Amrutha Kalasam in the right hand. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Subrahmanian, Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Ganapathy. Sastha and Subrahmanya are worshipped in the same sreekovil. Ganapathy, Shiva and Parvathi are worshipped in the same sanctum sanctorum. The temple belongs to  Kanyakulangara  Madom. Puja is performed by the family.

Observation and Understanding From The Words of Mata Amritanandamayi

Children, love can accomplish anything and everything. Love can cure diseases. Love can heal wounded hearts and transform human minds. Knowledge devoid of devotion is like chewing stones. Children, we must first plant the seeds of love, peace and patience within ourselves. The key to world peace is within every individual residing on this planet. Peace is not just the absence of war and conflict; it goes well beyond that. Simply transferring the world’s nuclear weapons to a museum will not in itself bring about world peace. The nuclear weapons of the mind must first be eliminated.  Mata Amritanandamayi on the Hindu concept of Shraddha The meaning of ‘shraddha’ is to be constantly aware. But this is only possible when you are relaxed. A tense, agitated person, who is constantly thinking about his failures in life, cannot be watchful, nor can he be fully aware of the present moment. It is the same with a person who keeps dreaming about the future. Both of these moods wi

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:34 AM on February 17. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:38 AM on February 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 17, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 10:38 PM on February 17. Then onward it is Bharani nakshatra on the entire day on Feb 18 and till 1:15 AM on February 19. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and