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Sree Kainila Shiva Temple At Karalam

Sree Kainila Shiva temple is located at Kumaranchira (on Irinjalakuda – Karalam road) in Thrissur district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva who faces east. The Shivling is consecrated inside a circular sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. Puja is performed only one time in a day. The main Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The important festival observed in the temple is Navratri. As per history, the temple belonged to Perumanam village. Due to some difference of opinion among villagers, the temple was given away to Nairs of the area. The temple is now managed by Cochin Devaswom Board.

Kelamangalam Sree Mahavishnu Temple At Keraladityapuram

Kelamangalam Sree Mahavishnu Temple is located at Keraladityapuram, around 1.5 kilometers from Mannanthala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The sreekovil of the temple is circular – vatta sreekovil. The deity faces west. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Mahavishnu who is in a peaceful form (Shanta Bhavam). As the main deity is in peaceful form there is no Vedi Vazhipadu in the temple. A sreekovil adjacent to the main sanctum sanctorum has the murti of Ganapathy and Shiva. The murti of Saptamatrikas are worshipped in a peedam on the west side of temple across the Amayizhanchan Thodu. Hundreds of people visit the temple to perform pitru tarpan. The temple is more than 1500 years old.

Hindrances On The Path Of Yoga – Vitarka

Vitarka is the hindrances on the path of yoga. Tarka means reasoning. The prefix ‘vi’ expresses opposition, negation, variety, distinction, and so on. Sage Patanjali has used the word vitarka in two different ways. It is used to indicate one of the four varieties of samprajnata Samadhi (profound meditation) (Yoga Sutra I.17). The four divisions are made according to the nature of vishaya (object of concentration) of the mind. There are four categories of objects such as sthula (gross objects), sukshma (subtle objects), the sense organs and the two basic realities of the self and primordial nature (prakriti). Four varieties of samapatti or samprajnata Samadhi are recognized according to the four categories of objects used as alambana (support) for concentration of mind. Vitarka is that variation on samapatti in which the mind is fixed on a gross object like one of the five elements – prithvi (earth), jala (water) or their combinations. Vitarka samapatti is further divided into tw

Symbolism And Meaning Of Four Heads Of Brahma

The four heads of Brahma represents the four directions of the world and they also mean the four Vedas. The essence of all knowledge is hidden in the Vedas and they appeared from the four mouths of Brahma. Here is a look at the meaning and symbolism of the four heads of Brahma. From the east head of Brahma appeared Rig Veda and Ayurveda. From south head of Brahma appeared Yajur Veda and Dhanur Veda. From the west head of Brahma appeared Sama Veda and Gandharva Veda. From the north head appeared Atharva Veda and Sthapatya Veda. The east head of Brahma represents understanding especially the knowledge of the five elements. For example one has to understand what is water and why it is good for the body. The south head of Brahma represents Karma or action. For example collecting water. Utilizing the five elements for the welfare of living beings. The west head of Brahma represents enjoyment and contentment. We become content after drinking water. We enjoy a song or the playing of m

Thiruvanchikuzhi Mahadeva Temple - Shiva Temple In Panjal – Cave Temple On Bharathapuzha River

Thiruvanchikuzhi Mahadeva temple is located at Panjal Village (on Cheruthuruthy – Painkulam – Chelakkara road) in Thrissur district, Kerala. This is a cave temple and is located on the banks of Bharathapuzha River. The shrine is also known as Panjal Thiruvanchikuzhi Shiva temple. The temple observes the annual Karkidaka Vavu Bali rituals and Pitru Tarpanam. Hundreds of people arrive at the shrine and offer prayers and respects to departed ancestors in their family. Shiva worshipped in the temple is Keeratamurti. The murti which faces east is swayambhu. Only one puja is held in the temple. The Upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Nagam and Ayyappan. The sreekovil is located inside a rock. During peak monsoon season and heavy rains, water enters and covers the sreekovil. During the heavy rains, pujari sits atop the rock in padmasana posture and performs the puja. The main festival observed in the temple is Shivratri. This is one among the panchasnanaghatam (one of

Seeing Dream Of Scorpion Meaning And Interpretation

Seeing scorpion in dream is very rare for many people. As per Hindu science of dream interpretation, the meaning of dream depends on the color and activity of the scorpion. Here is the meaning and interpretation of seeing scorpion in dream.  White or blue color scorpion in dream is associated with progress and new relationships. Visit to unseen places. There might danger involved in some of these activities so you need to be careful.  As per swapna shastra seeing black scorpion is a kind of warning against unexpected problems in life – this includes accidents, fights and loss of something very important.  Seeing red color scorpion is associated with sex related interests. It also suggest fulfillment of such fantasies in near future.  Seeing yellow color scorpion is associated with diseases and missing out on opportunities.  Some people dream about scorpion after seeing movies, scorpion related incidents or scorpion documentary. Dreams after such incidents have no value. The d

A Positive Mind – The Key to Success

Cultivate a positive mind and weed out all forms of negativity. You can either have a positive or negative mindset for any given situation. When you cultivate a positive mindset, you see a million opportunities and there are hope and courage. You are like the cactus that grows, flowers, feeds and is home to insects even in the driest places on earth. You believe that you can reach your goals and achieve your dreams in spite of the tough situations and harsh conditions.  Positivity means you are not ready to fail and give up. You are like the tiny droplets that fall on a rock and eventually make a hole in the rock. A person with positive mind sees opportunities. But when we have a negative mind we see scarcity and no hope. Positive mind looks to find something fresh. The negative mind tries to see all kinds of problems and pessimism in any given situation and opportunity.   Negative mind pushes you back – oh there is no chance…Positive mind nudges you forward – let us g

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 18 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 Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:38 AM on February 18. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:46 AM on February 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 18, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – 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 south Rajasthan), Bharani nakshatra on the entire day on Feb 18 and till 2: