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Kattakampal Bhagavathy Temple – History – Festival Kattakampal Pooram

Kattakampal Bhagavathy temple is located at Kattakampal near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. But importance is given to Bhagavathy who is the Upa Devata. The famous Kattakampal Pooram is held on the Pooram nakshatram in Medam month. The major highlight of the festivals are the Kali Darika samvadam, Yudham and Darika vadham. The festival concludes with the Pooram pageantry famous for caparisoned elephants, temple music and fireworks.  The Bhagavathy worshipped here is in Bhadrakali Sankalpam. The temple is also one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala and the Shivling in the shrine was installed by Parashurama. Shiva faces west and Goddess Kali faces east. The other Upa Devatas in the temple are Ayyappan, Ganapathi and Nagarajavu. The naivedya to Goddess Bhadrakali is uncooked Ada. The popular belief is that Goddess Bhadrakali arrived here inside a pot (kudam) from Kanyakumari along with Achuthath Moosath who was the Kazhakam of Kadav

The Only Truth - Brahman Is All That Exists

For one who knows that all is Brahman there is nothing to meditate upon and no one who meditates. — Mahanirvana Tantra. "Know God, and all fetters will be loosed," declares the Svetasvatara Upanishad. "Ignorance will vanish. Birth, death and rebirth will be no more. Meditate upon Him and transcend physical consciousness. Thus will you reach union with the Lord of the universe. Thus will you become identified with' Him who is One without a second. In Him all your desires will find fulfillment." When you say I am mortal, you are referring not to me but to the house in which I am living at present. My body is, of course, changing, but I am changeless. As long as I identify myself with my body, senses and mind which are changing, I shall be subject to the great change that is called death. If only I can break through this obsessive identification, I shall then know experimentally that I am changeless, eternal. As Sri Ramana Maharshi would say, when we dis

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 24 July 2021 – It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 7:40 AM on July 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during waning or dark phase of moon till 6:08 AM on July 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 24, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam Nakshatra till 1:25 PM on July 24. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 12:47 PM on July 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttarashada or Uthradam Nakshatra till 12:40 PM on July 24. Then onward it Shravan or Thiruvonam or