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Edappally Thrikkovil Sree Krishna Temple – History

Thrikkovil Sree Krishna temple is located on the Changampuzha Park Road, Devankulangara, Mamangalam at Edappally in Ernakulam, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sri Krishna. It is believed that initially it was Shiva who was worshipped in the temple. The temple observes the annual Ashtami Rohini - Sri Krishna Jayanti with various pujas, rituals and festivities.  The main deity Bhagavan Sri Krishna faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappan and Subrahmanian. The temple has a vatta sreekovil. There are separate shrines of upa devatas. The temple has a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and dwajasthambam.  Edappally Thrikkovil Sree Krishna Temple History Edappally swaroopam fought against the Cochin king by joining forces with Samoothiri of Kozhikode. But the war ended in favor of Cochin king and due to this the Edappally swaroopam was not allowed entry into the Ernakulam Mahadeva temple. So a new temple, now known as Thrikkovil Sree Krishna templ

Hanuman Chalisa In English – Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics In English

Hanuman Chalisa, composed by Goswami Tulsidas, is the most popular prayer (bhajans) dedicated to Hanuman. Below is the Shree Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English. Doha Shri guru charan saraj raj, Nij manu mukur sudhare | Barnau raghubar bimal jasu, Jo dhayak phal chare || Budhihien tanu jaanke, Sumerao pavan-kumar | Bal budhi vidhya dehu mohe, Harhu kales bikar || Chopai Jai hanuman gyan gun sagar | Jai kapise tehu lok ujagar || Ram dut atulit bal dhama | Anjani putra pavan sut nama || Mahabir bikram bajragee | Kumati nivas sumati ke sangi || Kanchan baran biraj subesa |Kann kundal kunchit kesa || Haat vajar ao dheja biraje |Kandhe muj janeu sajee || Sankar suvan kesrinandan |Tej pratap maha jag bandhan || Vidhyavan guneaati chatur |Ram kaaj kaibe ko aatur || Prabhu charit sunibe ko rasiya |Ram lakhan sita maan basiya || Susham roop dhari siyahi dhikhava |Bikat roop dhari lank jarava || Bhim roop dhari asur sahare |Ramchandra ke kaaj savare || Laye sanjee

Coparcenary In Ancient Hindu Law – Joint Heirship

The term coparcenary (joint heirship) is defined as on who holds the right to a share in property as per Hindu law. All the law manuals in ancient Hinduism recognize the daya (ancestral property) consists of two varieties. Apratibanda (unobstructed) Spratibandha (obstructed) In apratibandha class fall the sons, grandsons and great-grandsons who by virtue of their birth acquire a right in the ancestral property from the hands of their father or grandfather. Other cases of inheritance such as those in which a person takes the estate of his paternal uncle who dies without issue, or a case in which father succeeds to the estate of his son who dies without issue are called cases of sapratibandha. By the two classifications it may be clear that the former is a case of janmasvatva vada – right arising by the birth and the latter is the case of uparamasvatva vada, i.e. right arising on the death of another. Generally the partition is supposed to take place when all the coparceners

Citsukhacharya – 13th Century Scholar Advaita

Citsukhacharya is a scholar of the 13th century CE who contributed to the development of the dialectical phase of Advaita. Chitsukha, who belonged to Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh, studied under Jnanottama, author of Jnana Shuddhi. Chitsukha refers to himself as acharya of Gauda kings. Citsukhacharya pays obeisance to Narasimha of Simhadri (near Waltair on the Chennai – Kolkata railway route in Andhra Pradesh). His preceptor was Jnanottama, author of Tattva Shuddhi. Seventeen works are attributed to him, many of which are commentaries. He commented on works including Brahmasiddhi and Vishnu Purana. He also wrote epitomes on Brahma Sutra and many other texts. He is known more for his independent work Tattva Pradipika. Pratyog Swarupa, who has commented on Tattva Pradipika, has summarized the topics discussed in each of its four chapters. He says thirteen topics are discussed in the first chapter. It starts with the establishment of the self-luminosity of the Brahman. As many as sixt

Triputhari In Kerala Temples

Triputhari is an important harvest festival in many Kerala temples. The most famous Triputhari is held at the Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple. The ritual is observed in the Karkidakam month (July – August), which is also the last month in traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The newly harvested rice is used to cook the food for the deity in various temples during Triputhari. At Guruvayoor Temple, nellari payasam is prepared using freshly harvested rice by the Tantri. Along with the nellari payasam Guruvayoorappan is offered various curries made using leaf, curd, pazham nurukku, unniappam, and Uppumanga. Only on Triputhari day, uppumanga is offered as naivedyam in Guruvayoor Temple.

Edayattukavu Ganapathy Temple – Bala Ganapathi Temple At Mutholy

Edayattukavu Ganapathy temple is located at Mutholy village in Kottayam district, Kerala. The popular belief is that murti worshipped in the temple is Bala Ganapathi or Unni Ganapathy form of Ganesha. The murti worshipped in the temple is swayambhu – of divine appearance and not man made. The deity faces east. Edayattukavu Ganapathy Temple History It is believed that the murti was accidentally discovered by tribal hunters when they were clearing the forest area for path. Their sword stuck a stone and blood started oozing from it. The presence of Ganapathy was thus discovered. The temple was initially managed by Meenachil Karthakkanmar. Later it was maintained by Edayattu Varukappali Ilayathu. Presently the temple is managed by the government.

Edappally Mahaganapathi Temple - Ernakulam

Edappally Mahaganapathi temple is located at Edappally in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The Ganpati murti worshipped in the temple was the kuladevata of Edappally royal family. The deity faces west. There are no festivals in the temple. The temple is located in the middle of the Nalukettu of Edappally swaroopam. If any member of the Edappally swaroopam dies then the murti of Edappally Mahaganapathi is shifted to the Thrikkannapuram temple. Till the after death rituals are completed (pula), puja is held at Thrikkannapuram temple. This is done so that pujas are not stopped due to the pula rituals. The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The most important offering in the temple is coconut, which broken by devotees at a designated place in front of the temple.

Mahalakshmi Beej Mantra – Benefits – Goddess Lakshmi Beej Mantra

The beej mantra of Mahalakshmi is the single letter used to represent all that is Goddess Lakshmi. The mantra has numerous benefits and should be used wisely and carefully and with utmost devotion. Mahalakshmi Beej Mantra is ‘SHREEM’ - श्रीं।  Chanting the mantra on Thursday is considered highly auspicious. The person chanting the mantra should wear yellow color clothes. All offerings on the day should be of yellow color. All food offerings should be shared with a cow. The lamp should be lit using pure cow ghee. The mantra should be chanted early morning along with sunrise. Devotee usually chant it 108 times. Those seeking desire fulfillments will have it fulfilled. Spiritual seekers will get opportunity to wash away ignorance and see the light of knowledge. Those seeking moksha or liberation will be blessed with it. Please note that beej mantras are highly powerful mantras and they should not be used for fun or as tattoo or carelessly. It can create negative energy and unt

Edanadu Durga Temple Near Kaladi

Edanadu Durga temple is located a kilometer from Sreemoolanagaram bus stop on the Aluva – Kalady – Kanjoor road in Ernakulam district. The temple is around 7 kms from Kalady and 3 kms from Thiruvairanikkulam Mahadeva Temple. Goddess Durga worshipped in the temple not of Roudram bhavam. The height of the murti including the peedam is 5 feet. There are no ups devatas in the temple. As per devotees the Durga worshipped here is Yoga Maya. When Kamsa attempted to kill the 8th child, the infant flinched from his hands by kicking on his chest and rose to sky and appeared like crores of Sun beams rise at a time; and that is the Bhava of the Prathishta in the temple. The main festival in the temple is held for 8 days and ends on the Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month with arattu. The murti in the temple was consecrated by Parashurama. The temple complex includes pond, cellars, Sreemoolanagaram, monoliths, edifice, compound wall in Gajodara model, famous for its geometry, and a banyan tr

Arakathu Devi Temple At Idagramam Near Kaimanam In Thiruvananthapuram

Arakathu Devi Temple is located at Idagramam – Karumam near Kaimanam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala and it is known as Idakkodi in the Durga kshetra namavali. The sanctum sanctorum is circular – vatta sreekovil. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi – Vana Durga form. She has four hands and holds shankh, chakra, amrutha kalasam and abhaya mudra. The upa devatas are Sastha, Shiva and Ganapathi are consecrated in separate small rooms adjoining the Chuttambalam. Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are also worshipped in the temple. There is also a spot for the worship of Brahmarakshas. The murti worshipped in the temple was consecrated by Vilwamangalam Swamiyar. The roof of the temple is designed in such a way that during monsoon rain drops falls lightly on the black granite murti of Goddess Bhagavathi. The temple is classic example of typical Kerala temple with Sreekovil, Mukha Mandapam, Chittambalam, Th

Siddh Batukeshwar – Story – Information About God Siddha Batukeshwar

Siddh Batukeshwar is a powerful deity worshipped in many temples in Maharashtra. As per popular story, for the protection of Karaveera Kshetra (Kolhapur), Sri Mahalakshmi had deputed Batuk Bhairava as Kshetrapala. Sri Siddha means Ganesha and Batukeshwar is none other than Batuk Bhairava. It is believed that Kala Bhairava, who was the Kotval of Kashi, was invited to Kolhapur by devotees and saints to get rid of Demon Kalasur. After defeating the demon, Kala Bhairava helped devotees in nearby regions. He also married Jogeshwari. He was given the title of Sri Siddhantha by Tuljapur Bhavani. Goddess Lakshmi made him the guardian deity of Kolhapur.

Dreaming Of Explosion And Fire – Meaning

Dreaming of explosion and fire is a bad dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. It means accidents in life in near future. It is a warning. You need to be careful while using vehicles and you need to be extremely cautious with fire related things like gas cylinder etc. Dreaming of you inside an explosion or fire means you will have to face physical challenges. You might get injured while saving someone. Dream of you running away from explosion or fire is a sign that you need to change your attitude. It also means you are being too negative. It also means you are taking too many unwanted risks. Dreaming of explosion with other people inside it means accidents or death in family. It also means trouble to friends or relatives. Dreaming of people putting out fire or you helping means you will find ways to overcome a life issue with the help of others. Dream of you single handedly trying to put out fire or explosion means you will show courage to taken on a bully or abuser.

First Know Yourself To Know God – Story

There is the story of a seeker who approached a Mahatma and asked him, "Sir, have you seen God?" The Mahatma shot back a query, "Why do you ask this question?" The seeker said, "If you have had the darshan of Bhagavan, I would like to know how I can also see Him". The Mahatma said, "All right, I shall arrange a darshan for you with God, but you should first tell me who you are so that I may introduce you properly to Bhagavan". The seeker said, "My name is Devadatta Sharma". The Mahatma said, 'That is only your name, But who are you?" The seeker replied, "I have told you, sir, I am Sharma, a Brahmin." With apparent impatience, the Mahatma said, "Come on Sir, that is just your caste, which least interests me. Who in fact are you?" The seeker said, "I am a professor in college" The Mahatma said, "That again is not you. It is only your profession. Tell me who are you?" The poor man, getting n

14 June 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 14 June 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:27 PM on June 14. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:17 PM on June 15. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 14, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 10:10 AM.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 6:25 PM on June 14. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 6:59 PM on June 15. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosam