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Karangattu Bhagavathy Temple in Akalakunnam – Kottayam

Karangattu Bhagavathy temple is located at Akalakunnam village in Kottayam district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Akhila Yakshi (Aileshi) and Anthimahakalan. Both the murtis are worshipped in a single sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum). The darshan of the temple is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sasthavu, Rakshas, Panchamundi, Kodum Kali, Balayakshi, Arukola, Kalayakshi, Nagayakshi, Nagarajavu, Karinagam, Cheruvally Bhagavathy And Velichappadu. The temple belonged to Kuzhuppalli Illam who had arrived here from Kadathanadu.

Puthiyidam Sree Krishna Temple Near Kayamkulam - History - Festival

Puthiyidam Sree Krishna temple is located near Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sri Krishna Bhagavan. The deity faces west. It is believed that earlier the darshan of the deity was towards east. The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are two Ganapathys, Shiva Ayyappa, Murugan and Nagarajavu. The 10-day annual festival begins on Rohini Nakshatra in Medam month (April – May) with kodiyettam. The festival ends with Arattu. As per some scholars the temple belonged to Kayamkulam king. The temple is mentioned in the Unni Neeli Sandesham.

Kamapuram Sankaranarayana Temple At Karumadi - History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Kamapuram Sankaranarayana temple is located at Karumadi in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Shankaranarayana (combined form of Shiva and Vishnu). The main deity faces east. The 8-day annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Chothi nakshatra in Makaram month (January – February). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Bhagavathi. There is also prathishta of Arukola of Vaikom Padmanabha Pillai. It is believed that this prathishta was done by Sarvadiyakariyakkar. The main offering in the temple is Terali (sweet prepared using jaggery and rice flour on terali leaves). The famous Karumadikuttan statue of Buddha is located nearby. It is believed that Karumadikuttan was an Upa Devata in the Sankaranarayana temple. As per history, the temple belonged to Ambalapuzha king and he had given it way to four karas (villages).

Kappil Shiva Temple – Kappil Bhagavathy Temple

Kappil Shiva temple and Kappil Bhagavathy temple are located on the same premises at Kappil in Edava village in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is around 16 km from Chathanoor. A Shivling is worshipped in Kappil Shiva temple and it faces west facing the sea. The Upa Devatas worshipped here are Sri Krishna Bhagavan along with Rukmini and Satyabhama, Nandi and Nagam. The temple is more than 2000 years old. Goddess Bhadrakali is worshipped at Kappil Bhagavathy temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped here are Sastha and Ganapathi. The most important festival in the temple is held on Meena Bharani (Bharani nakshatra in March or April). History has it that the first Shiva temple here was built more than 5000 years ago but sea had engulfed it. The temple is believed to be lying under the sea. The shrine was very rich and it seems it had a golden flagstaff (swarna kodimaram).

Kappattu Kavu Temple – Gods Worshipped - Festival

Kappattu Kavu is located at Kappad in Chelora village on Mattannur road in Kannur district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Daivathar who is believed to be a Shaiva deity. Another deity worshipped in the temple is Vettakkorumakan. There is a belief that Daivathar worshipped in the temple is deaf. But as per some belief hearing impairment is limited to just one ear. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Malakkari, Povanatti and her children. The annual festival in the temple is held from Medam masam 1 to Medam 4 (April 14 to April 17.

Story - Two Yogis And Their Day Of Liberation

Swami Vivekananda used to tell the story of two yogis whom Sage Narada once met on his way to heaven. One of the yogis had sat meditating until the white ants built a huge mound on his body. The other yogi was jumping around singing and dancing. Both of them requested Narada to find out from the Lord, when they would be liberated.   Accordingly, while returning from heaven, Narada told the first yogi that he would attain freedom in four more births. At this, the man began to weep and wail: ‘I have meditated until an ant-hill has grown around me, and I have four more births yet!’  To the dancing yogi, Narada said that he would have to take birth as many times as the number of leaves on the tamarind tree that stood nearby. The man began to dance for joy, and said: ‘I shall have freedom after such a short time!’ A divine voice rang out: ‘My child, you will have freedom this minute.’ That was the reward for his perseverance. He was ready to work through all those births; n

17 July 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 17 July 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 Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:49 AM on July 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:42 PM on July 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:24 PM on July 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 17, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 12:58 AM on July 17. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 11:40 PM on July 17. Then onward it i