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Karippadavathu Kavu Temple Kurichithanam

Karippadavathu Kavu temple is located at Kurichithanam in Marangattupilly village in Kottayam district, Kerala. There are three main deities in the temple – Goddess Durga, Goddess Bhadrakali and Shiva. Importance is given to Bhadrakali. The darshan of the temple is towards west. Shiva prathishta is in between Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali. It is believed that the Shivling was installed much later and originally the temple only had the two powerful forms of Goddess Shakti. The uranma of the temple are with Kakkarupilli and Madom. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Yakshi, Akilayakshi, Rakshas, Nagarajavu, Sarpangal and Anthimahakalan. The Balithara in the western nada is dedicated to Vanadurga and Adivasis visit the spot. On the first day of Vrischikam month (Vrischikam 1), Adivasis of the region arrive with fresh farm produce and make offerings to Vanadurga. They arrive in a procession. The annual festival in the temple is held on Bharani nakshatra in Kumbham month (Ku

Devadatta Vayu

Devadatta is the name of one of the ten vital air streams (vayu) flowing along the nadis (channels) in the human body. Devadatta Vayu is responsible for the sleep state and yawning. This is mentioned in Yogachudamanya Upanishad (Verse 25). The names of the ten vayus, their locations, and functions are found mentioned in Trisikhi Brahmana Upanishad (verse 77), and Yoga Yajnavalkya (IV 48-72). The concept of vayu is based on the presupposition that the life-activity of living organisms cannot belong to or manifest itself in any material object, and that it can only issue from a special spiritual, non-material entity. Spiritual reality was given names like atman, Brahman, jiva, bhakta, purusha, atma and so on by the ancient Indian thinkers. Life itself is supposed to be derived from this spiritual reality. However, the energy required for various activities going on in the body, such as digestion, excretion, sensations, physical movements, respiration, etc., was supposed to come fro

Kalpathoor Paradevatha Temple – Deity In The Temple Has No Name

Kalpathoor Paradevatha temple is located in Nochad village on the Perambra – Vadakara road in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The main deity or prathishta murti in the temple has no name. For this reason, the temple is also known as Kalpathur Idam. The belief is the deity worshipped in the temple is Kirathamoorthy (Paradevata) and Bhagavathi is Kirati. Another belief is that the Paradevatha is vettakkorumakan. The murti of paradevata faces west. The vigraham of Paradevatha is carved out of jackfruit tree wood and is 5.5 feet tall. The temple belongs to the 14th century CE. The shrine is a classical example of Kerala style Hindu temple. The temple comprises of a Padippura on the East, a traditional two-storeyed Malika (edifice) on the South, two small Sreekovils and two namaskara mandapams in the middle of a Nalambalam and a Balikkalppura on the West. All of them have a tiled roof. The main Sreekovil has granite Adhishtana with laterite wall. Its Dwarapalakas are made out of wood and

Karikode Mahavishnu Temple At Mulanthuruthy

Karikode Mahavishnu temple is located at Mulanthuruthy in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Vishnu Bhagavan and Sastha. Both the deities face east. The annual festival is held in the temple is held in such a manner that it ends on the Mahashivratri day in Kumbham month. The kodiyettam or flag hoisting for both the deities are held at the same time.

Ambalakadavu Bhagavathi Temple At Karapuzha – Kottayam – History - Festival

Ambalakadavu Bhagavathi temple is located at Karapuzha in Kottayam district, Kerala. The deity worshipped in the temple is believed to be one of the Saptamatrikas. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Nagam and Vishnu Bhagavan. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held in such a manner it ends on the Vishu day with arattu.  The annual pongala festival is held in Makaram month. Nira Puthari is held on Thiruvonam day in Chinga Masam. The temple originally belonged to Mazhuvanchery Illam. When this Illam became extinct the administration of the temple was passed on to Horaykkattu, Periyamanam, Meykaddu and Madom. These illams got the urazhma sthanam. Currently, the temple is maintained by NSS Karayogam. On Karthuvavu day in Karkidakam month special Guruthi is held at the northern nada in the temple. This is done as a pariharam for killing a yuvaraja of Thekkumkoor who had given away the sovereign right of Thekkumkoor kingdom to

Karakkad Dharmasastha Temple – History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Karakkad Dharmasastha temple is located at Karakkad on the Chengannur – Pandalam road in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is known as Karayattu Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which narrates about 108 Ayyappan Kavukal. As per history, a Bhagavathi temple stood at the present location. But the shrine had become dilapidated and to save the temple Sastha which was the upasana murti of Valiya Thirumeni of Pazhoor Mana was installed in the temple. The annual festival ends with arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month. The original murti of Goddess Bhagavathi was installed under the Peepal tree in the northwest side of the temple. The Sastha worshipped in the temple is along with Prabha amd Satyaka Prabhasatyaka samethanaya Sasthavu. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shivan, Balabhadra and Nagathan.

Karayil Sree Bhagavathi Temple At Kara Near Kodungallur

Karayil Sree Bhagavathi temple is located at Kara seven kilometer east of Kodungallur in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. It is believed that the Kara Kshetram mentioned in Durga Stotra Namavali is this. There are two sreekovil in the temple. The north sreekovil is dedicated to Muthappan and the south sreekovil is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Hanuman, Ayyappan, Maruthamuthi, Vishnumaya and Nagayakshi. The main festival in the temple is held on the second Tuesday in Kumbham month.

Pookkattikara Karamukku Bhagavathy Temple

Pookkattikara Karamukku Bhagavathy temple is located a kilometer from Kanimangalam Valiyalukkal on Thrissur – Irinjalakuda road in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is known locally as Karamukku but in temple records the shrine is known as Pookkattikara temple. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The temple participates in the world famous Thrissur Pooram. There are three sreekovils or sanctum sanctorum in the Karamukku Bhagavathy temple. The three murtis are Goddess Durga, Bhagavan Vishnu and Mahadev Shiva. The darshanam of the temple is towards west. All the three sanctum sanctorum are circular in shape (vatta sreekovil). Goddess Durga and Shiva have two tier sreekovils. The Upa Devata worshiped in the temple is Ganapathy.

Gauri Vrat 2023 date in Gujarat - Story - How to Observe Ashada Month Gauri Vrat by Unmarried Women?

Gauri Vrat is an important ritual performed by unmarried women and young girls in the month of Ashadha (July – August). In 2023, the dates of Gauri Vrat is from June 9 to July 3. The Vrata is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. (Gauri is another name of Goddess Parvati). It is mainly observed by unmarried women in Gujarat . Gauri Vrata is observed for five days and begins on the eleventh day in the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Ashada and ends on the Purnima day. A unique ritual of growing corn shoots is observed during the five days. Story of Gauri Vrat in Gujarat Legend has it that Goddess Parvati had performed this Vrat to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore there is a widespread belief that those who observe Gauri Vrata will get an ideal husband. How to Observe Gauri Vrat? Daily purification rituals include bathing in early morning. During Gauri Vrata, unmarried girls observe a partial fast and perform pujas dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Those obser

Suffering Teachings From Sri Ramana Maharshi

One of the problems about which Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was often asked was suffering. The question was usually personal rather than academic, since it was the experience of grief which drove people to seek solace from him. The real solace came as a silent influence, but he did also answer theoretical questions. The usual answer was to bid the questioner find out who it is that suffers, just as he would bid the doubter find out who it is that doubts; for the Self is beyond suffering, as it is beyond doubt. Sometimes, however, on a more contingent level, he would point out that whatever makes a person dissatisfied with his state of ignorance and turns him to the quest of the Self is beneficial and that, it is often suffering which is the means of doing this. The Bliss of Self is always yours and you will find it if you seek it earnestly. The cause of your misery is not in your outer life; it is in you as your ego. You impose limitations on yourself and then make a vain strug

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 19 July 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:57 PM on July 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:28 PM on July 20. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 19, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 8:32 PM on July 19. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:51 PM on July 20. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),