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Thiruvilwamala Ekadashi March 2024 – Punarjani Cave at Thiruvilwamala Temple

Thiruvilwamala Ekadashi is held at the famous Thiruvilwamala Temple in Thrissur District in Kerala. Thiruvilwamala Ekadashi 2024 date is March 6. Numerous rituals are observed during the period. The annual temple festival is held during this period. It is believed that the puja on the night of Ekadasi festival here is performed by Devas and Devis. Vilwadrinatha music festival is organized during the period. The festivities begin on Ashtami Tithi. Important rituals are performed on Dashami and Ekadasi. The ritual procession conducted at night on Ekadasi day after Ekadasi Vilakku lasts till early morning hours. It is believed that Lord Vilwadrinatha had given permission to demon Kumbhanasa and companions to visit him on the day. Passing Through Punarjani Cave During Guruvayur Ekadasi One of the main rituals in the temple is the passing through the Punarjani Cave located on the eastern part of the Temple . It is believed that passing through this cave would end one’s

War Machines Or Yantras In Ancient India

Apart from the arms and armors which were used actively in the battlefield, Hindus also used yantras or war machines. Yantras occupied an important place in the fortification of fortresses, both as defensive measure and weapons of attack in ancient India. Kautilya mentions both chala (movable) and achala (immovable) machines. (Arthashastra II.18). Some of the immovable war machines used by Ancient Hindus were: sarvatobhadra (a small cart capable of hurling stones on sides), jamadagnya (a large machine to shoot arrows), and parjanyaka (a water-machine to extinguish fire). The above said machines due to their huge and cumbersome nature, were fixed on the ramparts and gates of the forts, the relatively lighter ones could be moved around. Some of the movable war machines used by Ancient Hindus were: Pancalika – a wooden beam with sharp points outside the fort wall Srikarika – a leather wall to protect the roads and towns against stone pelting Audaghatima – a ma

Sun Temple At Nirath In Himachal Pradesh - Story - Sculpture - Chhaya Devi Temple

Sun Temple dedicated to Surya Bhagavan is located at Nirath, around 48 kms from Narkanda on National Highway 22, in Himachal Pradesh. The murti of Surya Bhagavan in the shrine is one of its kind. There is a also a Chhaya Devi temple here, dedicated to wife of Surya. Story Of Nirath Nirath is reputedly one of the five sthanas established by Parashurama for the safety of Brahmin. Legend has it that once at Nirath a vyal (half man – half lion) who was wailing loudly and people could not sleep or go out of fear of the creature. Parashurama happened to pass by and at his command the beast became quiet. History Of Sun Temple At Nirath The Sun temple at Nirath has been dated to the 12 th century AD though locals claim that it was built during Dwapara Yuga. Evidently built over the remains of an older temple, the present shikhara shrine has been dated to the 16 th -17 th centuries. The Shikhara has face of Surya carved on all four sides. Sculptures At Nirath Sun Temple There ar

When Emotions Are Untamed, They Get Out Of Control

Each of our emotions – joy – anger – fear – sadness – disgust – have an important role in our life. They should not be suppressed. We should learn to tame them and make them help us. Troubles begin when emotions are untamed and they get out of control. We cannot all be always happy. Life is full of twists and turns. It is like a rollercoaster ride. Learn to keep our balance and stay on the track. There is no quick fix. It takes time to heal. Many a time a fall helps us to see things more clearly. It wakes us up from slumber. It wakes us up to reality. We often go great lengths to avoid painful, difficult and confusing situations. But the reality is that we all have to face them in our life. So instead of going for quick fixes and avoiding them, it is better to get ourselves prepared to face situations. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 11 March 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:22 PM on March 11. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:20 PM on March 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra till 9:29 PM on March 11. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 10:15 PM on March 12.  (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra,