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Karthyakulangara Dharmasastha Temple Near Vaikom – History - Festival

Karthyakulangara Dharmasastha temple is located at Chalaparambu around 2 km from Vaikom in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappan temples (Ayyappan Kavukal) in Kerala. In Thottam Pattu, which sings the glory of Sastha temples in Kerala, the shrine is known Vedashalakavu. The temple is known as Vedashalakavu because the temple stands in the spot where Pandavas had performed a Vedic Yagna. The place name Chalaparambu is a corruption of Yagaparambu. The annual festival in the temple begins on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Mithuna masam (June- July) and ends on Uthram nakshatra. The temple belonged to Maniyankulathillam which was located near the temple. The temple is currently managed by NSS Karayogam.

Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutra - Basic Information

Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutra in Hinduism is a treatise dealing with domestic rituals and daily religious routines. Grihya Sutra is adopted by the priests of Vishnu temples known as vaikhanasas. The sutra with its Vedic counterpart (Srautasutra) was composed by Sage Vaikhanasa, the mind born son of Bhagavan Vishnu. Srihari Vishnu instructed his son in the methodology of temple worship. This method of temple worship, as laid down by Sage Vaikhanasa, has come to be known as Vaikhanasa Agama. Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutra uses the formulae from Taittiriya recension of the Black (Krishna) Yajus School and hence is said to belong to that veda. SageVaikhanas had written a kalpa sutra (a treatise on rituals) in two parts – Grihya Sutra and Srauta Sutra. The latter deals with yagnas like Soma Yagna. One of the noteworthy features of Vaikhanasa Grihya Sutra (duties of the temple preist) is the amalgamation of temple worship and daily worship of Bhagavan Vishnu with other sacraments which are to be prac

Girija Kalyana – Kannada Epic Poem Of Harihara

Girija Kalyana is the title of a Kannada epic poem on the marriage of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Mahadev Shiva. Girija Kalyana was written by Harihara (1200 CE). Deviating from his predecessors, Harihara introduced a new poetic meter in Kannada called ragale. Later, in order to prove his ability as a versatile poet, he wrote this epic poem in a mixture of prose and poetry (called campu in Kannada). Girija Kalyana deals with the theme of marriage of Shiva with Goddess Parvati. The poet is at his best when vividly describing the noblest virtues of Goddess Parvati, or Girija, the daughter of the mountain god Himavan. The story moves slowly and gradually culminates in the marriage of Parvati and Shiva. Girija vowed solemnly that she would marry no one but Shiva. In order to fulfill her desire, she began to perform a severe penance. Girija could not catch the attention of Shiva as he was deeply lost in meditation. Manmatha, the God of love in Hindu religion, made several attempts

Kattuvallil Ayyappa Temple – Gods – Festival – Kattuvallil Dharmsastha Temple

 Kattuvallil Ayyappa temple, also known as Kattuvallil Dharmasastha temple, is located near Chettikulangara in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The temple is known as Naranga Vallikavu in Thottam Pattu. The main deity is Ayyappa or Dharmasastha and the deity faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shivan, Ganapathy and Yakshi. The 8-day annual festival in the temple ends with Arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Makaram month.

Kattukukke Subramanya Swamy Temple – Katukukke Sri Subraya Devastana - Sashti Festival

Kattukukke Subramanya Swamy temple, also known as Katukukke Sri Subraya Devastana, is located at Perla in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Subramanya or Murugan, son of Mahadev Shiva. The most important festival observed in the temple is observed on Shukla Paksha Sashti day in Vrischikam month. After the Vrischikam month Sashti Sadhya (traditional feast) devotees roll on the left over on the banana leaves (echilayail shayana pradakshinam). This is done as a vazhipadu for Uddhishtakaryiya Sidhi. The temple belongs to Rayanmar and Bhattar.

Karikode Bhagavathy Temple At Thodupuzha - Festival

Karikode Bhagavathy temple, also known as Karikode Devi temple, is located at Thodupuzha in Idukki district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The Goddess worshipped in the temple is the Paradevatha of Thekkumkoor king. The murti of Bhagavathy worshipped in the temple is Kannadi Shila Prathishta. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Shiva. The annual festival in the temple is held on Aswathy and Bharani nakshatra in Kumbham month.

Kara Bhagavathi Temple In Kannur

Kara Bhagavathi temple is located at Kara Koothambeth on Mattannur – Anjarakandy road in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Some scholars are of the view that this is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. It is a small temple. In Durga Stotra Namavali there is a reference to Kara temple and it is believed that this the shrine referred. But some scholars are of the view that the Kara temple of 108 Durga temples in Kerala is the one located at Kara (7 km east of Kodungallur) in Thrissur district.

Bhedabheda System Of Philosophy Of Yadava Prakasha

Yadava Prakasa, who is believed to have lived during the 11 century CE, is the founder of the Bhedabheda system of philosophy. Bhedabheda is the difference with non-difference. The system of philosophy formulated by Yadava Prakasa differs substantially from that formulated by Bhaskara, who lived earlier, although that system is also called Bhedabheda. According to Yadava, in pralaya (deluge), the individual selves and non-sentient matter alike are potentially merged in Brahman, and remain undifferentiated, and creation is their appearing out of a part of the absolute Brahman. Yadava thinks that as a portion of a lump of clay is made into pots and jars, while the rest remains unchanged, Brahman evolves into God, individual selves and insentient matter, out of a portion of itself, while the other portion remains without change. He gives yet another example to illustrate the point, e.g., the ocean, which at some places takes the form of waves, foam and bubbles, but remains unchange

Municharya Panchakam Of Narayana Guru

Municharya Panchakam (The Way of the Recluse) was composed in 1916 after a visit to Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1916, obviously having the Maharshi in mind. For the hermit whose attachments are gone, His arm, makes it not for him a pillow? The earth whereon his footsteps fall Gaining sin-dispelling power, Makes it not for him a couch?   For such as he, what use of goods here? Ever merged as his mind is in the verity of That thou art' His bliss transcends inclusively all forms of joy. Desireless as he is, for nothing ever asking, Partaking of food brought to him by chance The body just to sustain; From all cares free, sleeping on the thoroughfare, Ever immersed in the vision of the Self, The hermit, attaining to the unity of life and Self-supreme, He comes to his own state, radiant — everlasting — Of Being-Knowing-joy. In discourse the recluse excels, But often restrained in words, he is seen here as one ignorant, Wandering, sitting, or sta

15 July 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 15 July 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 Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:08 AM on July 15. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:39 AM on July 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 15, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 2:41 AM on July 15. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 2:00 AM on July 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pur