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Arogya Saptami Vrat

Arogya Saptami Vrat is dedicated to Lord Surya or Sun God and is observed on the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh Month. Arogya Saptami 2023 date is January 28. The ritual is also known as Arogya Saptami Vrat or Brata. The reason for celebrating Arogya Saptami stems from the belief that the sun’s rays on the day has curative properties and it will help in curing skin and other diseases. It must be noted that the Saptami or seventh day during the Shukla Paksha of Magha Masa is dedicated to Lord Surya and is observed as Surya Jayanti and Ratha Saptami.

Erattachira Shiva Temple In Thrissur

Erattachira Shiva temple is located inside the main market in Thrissur town in Kerala. The Shivling in the temple faces east. This is one among the three important Shiva temples in Thrissur. The famous Vadakkumnathan Temple is located in the center and in north Ashokeshwaram and in south Erattachira. Only a single puja is held in a day in the temple. The place got the name Erattachira as there were   twin water bodies (chiras) attached to the Shiva temple. Erattachira Palace is located behind the temple. The coronation ceremony (Ariyittu Vazhcha) of kings of the erstwhile Kochi kingdom was held in the Erattachira Palace or Kovilakam.

Kothamangalam Elamkavu Bhadrakali Temple - History - Festival

Elamkavu Bhadrakali temple is located at Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district, Kerala. Vilakku is held on Aswathy nakshatra in Kumbham month. Thookam is held on Bharani nakshatra in Meenam month. The thookam in the temple coincides with Kodungallur Bharani. The temple remains closed for three days after thookam. Dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali or Bhagavathi, the prathishta in the temple is Kannadi Shila Pratishta. The deity faces west. There are no upa devatas in the temple. The temple belongs to Padumthol Mana. Poet Elamkavil Sankara Warrier had worked as Kazhakam in the temple. Elamkavu is the keezhakedam of Valiyakavu. Cherupuram Vishnu temple, Kozhimattam Vishnu temple and Ayyankavu are the keezhakedams of Valiyakavu.

Wadakkanchery Erattakulangara Temple Festival

Erattakulangara Temple is located at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur district, Kerala. Wadakkanchery Erattakulangara Temple festival 2023 date is February 13. The main festival is held on Kumbham 1. Thira and Poothanum of Mannanmar is held during the festival. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The murti is carved out of stone and it faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa, Nagarajavu and Ganapathy. There are two ponds in the vicinity of the temple and this is the reason why the temple is known as Erattakulangara. Kulam means pond and eratta means two in Malayalam. The belief is that the deity in the temple is the sister of Kurumakkavil Devi. The temple belonged to Kelothu Tharavad. Njara Kulangara temple belonging to Kelothu Tharavad is located nearby.

Alathiyur Hanuman Temple - History - Story Of Famous Hanuman Temple In Kerala

Alathiyur Hanuman Kavu is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman in Kerala, India. It is the famous Hanuman Temple in Malappuram District and the shrine is around 7 km from Tirur Railway Station. He is the guardian deity of children as Alathiyur Hanuman never allows any harm on his child devotees. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Bhagavan Sri Rama who faces east.  Alathiyur village is one among the ancient villages set up by Parashurama avatar of Vishnu. The murti of Bhagavan Sri Rama is 5 feet tall. The murti was broken and is now kept in a goloka. The temple is now famous for Hanuman who is worshipped in small sreekovil. He is not offered puja but only naivedya. Alathiyur Hanuman Kavu Temple History It is believed that the temple was founded by Sage Vasishta, one of the Saptarishis. The presiding deity of the shrine is actually Bhagavan Sri Ram. But the temple is famous as Hanuman temple because of the following reason. It is believed that Hanuman worshipping h

Swami Bhuteshananda Quotes And Teachings

Swami Bhuteshananda (1901 - 1998) was the 12th president of the Ramakrishna order. This is a collection of teachings and quotes of Swami Bhuteshananda Ji Remind your own self to go back to your abode. It is an alien land where you have come just for a few days; this is not your permanent home. Peace lies in going back to our own eternal home. So long we live in this world, we shall have to go and come back, again and again, and pass through this cycle of birth and death, pleasures and pains. Abiding peace is not possible here. If we examine the world as it appears to us, and determine the truth of it, we shall realize the truth about God. Then we would know that this world is impermanent and is full of miseries. Perhaps there are some traces of happiness, which only intensify our burden of miseries! Whenever we are distressed, we think that perhaps we could have avoided it had we been a little more intelligent. We keep trying in several ways to avoid the misery and think that

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 20 February 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 10:45 AM on February 20. It is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 12:38 PM on February 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 20, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Karthigai or Krittika or Karthika nakshatra till 3:35 AM on February 20. Then onward it is Rohini nakshatra till 6:11 AM on February 21 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan)