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Aadi 18 Perukku - 18th Day Rituals in Tamil Aadi Masam 2023

Aadi 18 Perukku as the name indicates is observed on the 18th day of the Tamil Month Aadi (mid-July to mid-August). Aadi 18 Perukku 2023 date is August 3. The Aadi month in Tamil Nadu falls during the monsoon season and the festival is essentially a Thanksgiving to monsoon rains which fill the rivers – the lifeline of farmers. As it is celebrated on the 18th day, Aadi Perukku is also known as Pathinettam Perukku. Aadi 18 Perukku and Kaveri River Aadi 18 Perukku is observed mainly by people residing along the Kaveri River bank. ‘Perukku’ means rising – indicating the rising water in rivers. The festival is essentially a form of Nature worship and thanksgiving to Mother Nature. What do People do Aadi Perukku? On the day, family, relatives, and friends get together and pray for uninterrupted supply of water and a good harvest in the coming season. Special food is prepared on the day and is shared with friends and relatives. On the day, all family members make a trip

Aruvikkara Bhagavathy Temple – Information

Aruvikkara Bhagavathi temple is located at Aruvikkara on the banks of Karamanayaru in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sapta Matrikas. The darshanam of Aruvikkara Bhagavathi is towards east. The deities worshipped here were earlier known as Aruvikkara Ammamar. Among the Sapta Matrikas importance is given to Goddess Vaishnavi. This is one of the rare temples in Kerala in which prathishta was performed by Sage Vyasa. The sreekovil of the temple has three nadas (three doors for sanctum) but only one of them is opened. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Nagam, Nagayakshi and Dharma Sastha. A temple pond in the vicinity is noted for unusually big fishes. The temple belonged to Chengannur Alappurathu Madom.

Arukizhaya Shiva Temple Manjeri

Arukizhaya Shiva temple is located at Kacherippadi near Manjeri in Malappuram district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva and the darshanam of Arukizhaya Shiva is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa, Guruvayoorappan and Ganapathy. A 6-day festival is observed in Kumbham month and it coincides with Mahashivratri. Valiya Vilakku is observed on Shivratri day. The temple earlier belonged to Kaithaykkal Mana. The annual prathishta dinam in the temple is observed in Makaram month.

Ariyallur Shiva Temple – Vallikunnu

Ariyallur Shiva temple is located at Ariyallur in Vallikunnu village in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the darshanam of Ariyallur Shiva is towards east. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is considerably big. The popular belief is that the Pratishta in the temple was performed by Parashurama avatar of Vishnu. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Sastha. The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri. In ancient times, the temple used to have 10,000 para pattom. The temple belonged to Nilambur Kovilakam. Currently the temple is managed by Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti.

Change Small Things In Life For Big Changes

Start changing small things in life; this will give the confidence to change life big time. Time never changes anything; we have to change them through hard work and determination. Make mistakes while you are making new things, trying new things, learning something new and living afresh. We cannot change the world but we can change. Moving out of the comfort zone is tough in the beginning but a lot of fun later. To be in a better place we have to take some risks. Do you know what we are ruining when we are stuck to the routine and being caught up with the mundane; we are ruining our only life which is full of possibilities and potential. We miss all the hilarious, thrilling and bewildering opportunities that life has to offer. Fear of future, job, mobiles, television, media and social networking creates a comfort zone. They have made us say ‘no’ to the umpteen possibilities that life throws up. Say ‘yes’ to something that you really wanted to do in life. It could le

8 August 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 8 August 2021 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 6:40 PM on August 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:36 PM on August 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 8, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 9:46 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra till 10:35 AM on August 9 . (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 or Pooyam nakshatra till 9:19 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Ashlesha or Ayilyam na