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Hariyali Amavasya 2023 in Shravan month - Mantra - Puja - Offerings on Hariyali Amavasya 2023

Hariyali Amavasya, or Hariyali Amavasya, is the no moon day in the Shravan month in North India as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Hariyali Amavasya 2023 date is July 17. Great importance is given to green color during this Amavasya – a reflection of the green nature after the first monsoon showers. Plant A Tree or Herb and Earn Great Merits on Hariyali Amavasya It is believed that planting a tree, herb or plant on the morning of Hariyali Amavasya day will earn merits equal to performing 100 yajnas. Plant Tulsi, Gooseberry, Plantain (Banana) or Bel Patra for solving all financial problems. Plant Ashoka, Arjuna, Coconut tree or Bargad (Vat Vriksha or Banyan Tree) for prosperity. Plant Peepal, neem, Bilva, nagkeshar, Gudhal or Ashwagandha for begetting healthy children. Plant Tulsi, Brahmi, Palash, Shankhpushpi or Akada for good intelligence and wisdom. For happiness plant neem, kadamba or trees with huge shadowy branches. For pleasant rela

Aadi Pooram 2023 date – Andal Jayanti 2023 in Tamil Month Aadi

Aadi Pooram, also known as Aandal Jayanti, is dedicated to Andal, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The festival observed in the Tamil month of Aadi celebrates the birth of Andal. Aadi Pooram 2023 date is July 22. Aadi Pooram is also dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it is believed that the Goddess comes down to bless the people on this day. Pooram or Puram is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The story of Goddess Andal is famous throughout Tamil Nadu and She is renowned for her steadfast devotion for Sri Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu). There is a popular belief that Goddess Andal is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Aadi Puram is of great significance in Lord Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu. Equally important is the day in Shakti Temples. The festival is a major event at the  Srirangam Sri   Ranganatha   Temple  as it is believed that Andal through her unwavering devotion became the wife of Sri Ranganath (Lord Vishnu). Another major event is

Krishnapuram Thiruvanikkavu Temple Near Ollukkara

Thiruvanikkavu temple is located at Krishnapuram near Ollukkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The darshanam of Thiruvanikkavu temple at Krishnapuram is towards west. The Upa Devta worshipped in the temple is Kshetrapalan. The murti of Goddess Bhadrakali is carved in wood – Dharu Vigraham. The annual festival is held on Bharani nakshatra in Kumbha month and is known as Vela festival. As per history the temple belonged to Komarapuram Nambidikal who were the Naduvazhikal of the region. As per another belief the temple belonged to Keezhuttukara Kadalail Namboothiri of Perumanam village. The reason for the belief that the temple might have belonged to Namboothiri family is due to the presence of Namaskara Mandapam in the temple.

The Great Hindu Temple Movement Of Cholas Of Tamil Nadu

The Cholas were an ancient line of rulers of South India who had a long and checkered history from 3 rd century BCE to the 13 th century CE. A vigorous Hindu temple movement following the Bhakti movement in the age of the Cholas saw the emergence of stone temples great and small, in almost every town and village of their extensive empire. In the 7 th and 8 th centuries CE, Tamil Nadu witnessed the Hindu devotional (bhakti) movement led by Tamil Shaiva and Vaishnava saints. During this period, the Cholas who were marginalized rose up again under the leadership of Vijayalaya with their capital at Thanjavur. Vijayalaya himself built at temple for Goddess Durga – Nishumbh Sudini – at Thanjavur. His success Aditya (871 – 907 CE) built rows of stone temples on both banks of Kaveri River. Symbolic to Chola temple movement were the magnificent Brihadishwara Temple at Thanjavur and the Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple (Perambalur) built respectively by Rajaraja in 1010 CE and his son Raj

Idamta In Mahayana Buddhism

Idamta is an important term in Mahayana Buddhism. The word idamt means ‘this-ness’ and denotes the absolute reality that is beyond all distinctions. This unique reality, which destroys all the notions of plurality and establishes the advaya (essence of being as one), will never be two or many. All that is seen as distinctive and as having an intrinsic nature is a mere reflection of that unique reality. The monistic philosophy of Vijnanavada states that the unique reality is indescribable and anirvacaniya (indefinable), but it is variously characterized for common understanding as idamta (thisness), as idampratyayata (relation to thisness), as tathata (suchess), as the bhatatathata (suchness of existence), or as the most important term in the Vijnanavada doctrine, the “cosmic body of Buddha” (Dharmakaya). In the philosophical position of the early Buddhists and the Vaibhasikas, nirvana is a stage that is beyond the phenomenal world (samsara); the extinction of samsara is the attainm

Uliyannoor Mahadeva Temple And Perumthachan

Uliyannoor Mahadeva temple is located around 5 km from Aluva Railway station in Kerala. The temple is associated with Perumthachan, an ancient legendary carpenter architect, woodcarver and sculptor of Kerala.  The sreekovil of the Uliyannoor Mahadeva temple which has a circumference of 42 metres was built by Perumthachan. The sculptures and carvings in the temple were done by Perumthachan. The roof the temple is supported by by 68 wooden angles (kazhikolukal). They represent 64 art forms and the four Vedas. It is believed that the murti of Goddess Parvati worshipped in the temple was made by Uliyannoor Perumthachan. The vigraham of Goddess Parvati is unusually smooth and when it is decorated it gives different looks at different times. The temple pond at Uliyannoor Mahadeva temple was constructed by Perumthachan. Perumthachan was assigned to construct the temple pond. But it so happened that a dispute arose among three Karakkars (local residents) of the place as to the shape of

Edayakunnam Sree Parthasarathy Temple - Sri Krishna Temple

Edayakunnam Sree Parthasarathy temple, also known as Edayakunnam Sri Krishna temple, is located at Edayakunnam in South Chittoor (Cheranellore) in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Sri Krishna bhagavan. The darshanam of the temple is towards east. The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Subrahmanya and Shiva. The 5-day annual festival coincides with Thriketta nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April). Thaipooyam is another important festival held here. As per history, the temple once belonged to a Nair family.

Sri Idappatta Vana Durga Devi Temple – Parudur

Sri Idappatta Vana Durga Devi Temple is located around 2 km from Parudur on the Parudur – Pattambi road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The concept of Idappatta Vana Durga Devi is unique. She is worshipped on a 1.5 feet high peedom. Devi resides on a Shila in her moola prakriti form in the sreekovil. The circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil) is constructed out of Vettu Kallu. The sreekovil is surrounded by grove. As per history, the temple earlier had a sreekovil without a roof and a chaturbahu vigraham of Goddess Vana Durga but these were lost over a period of time. The shrine is now located inside a 2 acre plot.

Edneer Mutt In Kasaragod

Sri Edneer Mutt is located around 12 km east of Kasaragod in Kerala. Sri Edneer Mutt belongs to the parampara of Sri Totakacharya, one of the first four disciples of Sri Adi Shankaracharya and follows Smartha Bhagavatha tradition of Advaita Pantha. Sri Edneer mutt is lies by the side of Madhu Vahini River. As per history, the Mutt was established in Kolla Varsham 700 by Embranthiri Swamiyar who was the Swami of Thrissur Vadakke Madom. The presiding deities of the mutt are Dakshinamurthy and Sri Gopala Krishna. Edneer Sri Vishnu Mangala temple and Kana Sri Sastha temple at Edneer, Sri Mahishasura Mardini temple at Ajjavara, Sri Kadumane Vanadurga Temple, Sri Krishna Temple at Bagalore are managed by Sri Edneer mutt. 

Payyoli Keezhur Shiva Temple Festival In Kozhikode – Unique Namboothiri Velichappadu In A Shiva Temple

Keezhur Shiva Temple is located on Maniyur – Kizhur road in Payyoli in Kozhikode, Kerala. Payyoli Keezhur Shiva temple festival 2022 date is December 12 to December 16. The annual festival in the temple is held during the last five days of Vrischikam month. The festival begins with kodiyettam and ends with Arattu. The deity is taken out in procession (ezhunelkuka) for arattu atop an elephant. The fireworks in the temple is various famous and is known Poovedi. The thidambu of bhagavan is place on Poovedi thara after the arattu procession. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. The deity is known as Vatirkappavar. The Prathishta of the deity is on a five feet high pillar (mani thoonu). The deity faces west. Dhara is an important ritual here and it is performed on a Thidambu. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan, Nandikesan, Aditya and Goddess Parvati. As per history, the Prathishta murti in the temple was brought here (avahichu kondu varika) by Kaipurathu Tharavadu Ka

Edathrakavu Temple – Ayyappa – Meloor – Information

Edathrakavu temple is located near Meloor in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is known as Edathrakavu in Thottam Pattu, which narrates the 108 Ayyappan kavukal in Kerala. The shrine lies on the banks of Kanolikkanal. Sastha and Bhagavathy have equal importance. There are two sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum). Sastha is on the south side and Bhagavathy is on the north side. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Parashakti and Anthimahakalan. The 8-day annual festival begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam on Uthram nakshatra in Kumbham month (Feb – March). The festival concludes on the eighth day with Arattu. From Vrischikam 1 (November 16 or 17), Kalamezhuthu pattu is held. There will 11 or more kalams daily. Kalattu Kuruppanmar performs the Kalamezhuthu pattu. Theeyattu and Pattu is also held during the period and this conducted by Thiyadi Nambiar.

Kana Sastha Temple – Edneer – Kasaragod

Kana Sastha temple is located at Edneer in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is known as Vishnu Mangalam Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which narrates the 108 Ayyappan Kavu in Kerala. The temple is located on a hill on the left of Edneer Madom. The temple is managed by Sri Edneer Mutt. A shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu known as Vishnu Mangalam is located nearby. This shrine is also managed by Edneer mutt.

Swami Vivekananda Thoughts On Education

It is one of the evils of. . . civilization that we are after intellectual education alone and take no care of the heart. It only makes man ten times more selfish, and that will be our destruction. . .Intellect can never become inspired; only the heart when it is enlightened, becomes inspired. An intellectual, heartless man can never become an inspired man . . . Intellect has been cultured, with the result that hundreds of sciences have been discovered, and their effect has been that the few have made slaves of the many – that is all the good that has been done. Artificial wants have been created; and every poor man, whether he has money or not, desires to have those wants satisfied; and when he cannot, he struggles, and dies in the struggle. This is the result. The way to solve the problem of misery is not through the intellect but through the heart. If all this vast amount of effort had been spent in making men purer, gentler, more forbearing, this world would ha

Edneer Vishnumangalam Temple – Kasaragod

 Edneer Vishnumangalam temple is located at Edneer in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnu Bhagavan. A spatika lingam (shivling made of glass) is also worshipped in the temple. The popular belief is that the murti of Vishnu Bhagavan worshipped here appeared before Neera Muni, who was performing intense meditation in the region. The five-day festival starts on Kumbha Sankranti day. The shrine was destroyed in 1788 CE. It was later rebuilt. The temple was renovated in 1903 by Balakrishnananada Bharati, the head of Edneer Madom.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:02 PM on August 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:00 PM on August 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 10, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 10:52 AM on August 10. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 10:42 AM on August 11 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan)