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Eswaramangalam Ganapathi Temple Near Sreekrishnapuram In Palakkad

Eswaramangalam Shri Maha Siva Ganapathi temple is located at Eswaramangalam in Sreekrishnapuram village in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva but the temple is famous for its Upa Devata – Kannimoola Ganapathi.   The sreekovil of the temple faces east. The nada of Ganapati is facing Thidapalli. There is also a separate shrine for Narasimha Murthy in the temple. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ayyappan, Vettaikaran and Bhagavathi. There is no Ganapathy homam performed in the temple. Breaking of coconut is the most important ritual here. Two pujas are held daily in the temple. The main vazhipadu is appam. The most important festivals observed in the temple are Mahashivratri in Kumbham month and Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chingam month. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam.

Foods Avoided By Hindus During Certain Days Of Week

Hindus who strictly follow astrology and caste tradition do not eat certain kind of food on a particular day of a week. This list is based on North Indian astrological tradition. Monday - Sugar is avoided on Monday. Somwar (Monday) is associated with Chandra – the moon good. Sugar is believed to be the food of Chandra and therefore it is avoided. Tuesday - Ghee is avoided on Tuesday or Mangalwar. It is believed that it will cause health issues. Mangal, or Mars, is a fiery planet. So eating ghee on Tuesday is like fuel to fire. Wednesday - One should not eat leafy vegetables on Wednesday (Budhwar). Thursday - One should avoid milk and milk products on thursday. Banana is also to be avoided on Brihaspativar. The day is dedicated to Vishnu and yellow and milk are his favorites. Friday - Sour food should be avoided on Friday. In many regions the day of the week is associated with Mother Goddess. Sour food is associated with Goddess in some regions. Saturday - Oil an

Eight Vak Devis In Hindu Religion

Vak Devi symbolizes perfect expression as she is the Goddess of creativity and speech. As per Hindu religion, there are eight Vak Devis. They are: Vasini Aruna Kameshwari Koulini Jayini Modini Vimala Sarveshwari At the behest of Goddess Saraswati, the Vak Devis composed the Lalitha Sahasranamam. As these eight goddesses are the perfect expressions of speech and know the deeper import of the names. They sang these sacred names in the presence of Goddess Sri Devi (Goddess Lalitha) Herself on a special occasion before a huge gathering of gods, goddesses and sages. Immensely pleased with the composition of Vak Devis, Sri Devi declared that she would fulfill the desires of the devotees who recited this Sahasranama with faith and devotion. The eight Vak Devis appear from Goddess Saraswati and are mostly associated with composing Sahasranamas or various Gods and Goddesses.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts On The Path Of Truth

This is a very interesting thought on the path of truth by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti's words continue to provide new insights into human life and behavior. When you speak of a path to truth, it implies that truth, this living reality, is not in the present, but somewhere in the distance, somewhere in the future. Now to me, truth is fulfillment, and to fulfillment there can be no path. So it seems, to me at least, that the first illusion in which you are caught is this desire for assurance, this desire for certainty, this inquiry after a path, a way, a mode of living whereby you can attain the desired goal, which is truth. Your conviction that truth exists only in the distant future implies imitation. When you inquire what truth is, you are really asking to be told the path which leads to truth. Then you want to know which system to follow, which mode, which discipline, to help you on the way to truth. But to me there

1 March 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 1 March 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:39 AM on March 1. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:37 AM on March 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthram nakshatra till 9:36 AM on March 1. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 8:15 AM on March 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Phalgu