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Relation Between Lalitha Sahasranamam And Sri Vidya – Sri Chakra

There is a clear relation between Lalitha Sahasranamam and Sri Vidya – Sri Chakra. They are very closely related. This was told explicitly by Hayagriva to Agastya as follows – Upasana of Sri Vidya, worship of Sri Chakra and chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam would become available only through great penance. Lalitha Sahasranamam was first narrated by Hayagriva Avatar to Sage Agastya. In specifying the sequence, it was also stated that after worshipping Sri Chakra and reciting Sri Vidya Mantra, Sahasranama should be chanted. These three thus constitute the integrated Sri Vidya Upasana. There are distinct similarities in the configuration of Sri Chakra and the structure of Lalitha Sahasranamam. In Sri Chakra, starting from the outer chakras, the movement through the nine avranas, terminates at the bindu (the central point); in Lalitha Sahasranamam, too, starting with the description of the grosser aspects of Devi, there is a movement, to subtler dimensions of kundalini, eventually culm

Vennimala Temple – Vennimala Sree Rama Lakshmana Perumal Temple Festival

Vennimala Sree Rama Lakshmana Perumal temple is located around 2 km south to Vellor in Kottayam district, Kerala. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Lakshmana but equal importance is given to Sri Rama. The area and the shrine are located atop a hill. The darshanam of Vennimala temple is towards west. The sreekovil of the temple is unique. It is the Ghata Prasad’ type with a pot shape, the Sreekovil proper is in circular form with a neck shaped mukha mantapa in front. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Sri Krishna, Shiva, Saraswati, Bhagavati, Nagaraja, Yakshi and Ayyappa. The temple has two flag posts (kodimaram) and two bali kallukal. The 10-day annual festival ends with arattu on Rohini nakshatra day in Kumbham month (February – March). The arattu procession while going is headed by Lakshmana and while returning it is headed by Sri Rama. Vennimala Temple Story During their exile period in the Ramayana, Sri Rama and Lakshmana, who were searchin

Vettikulangara Devi Temple – Cheppad - Story - Information

Vettikulangara Devi temple is located around 1 km from Cheppad on Haripad – Kayamkulam road in Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The darshanam of Vettikulangara Devi is towards east. The deity is Goddess Durga who is also worshipped as Goddess Karthyayani. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Sastha, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The 10-day annual festival begins with flag hoisting or kodiyettam on the Karthika nakshatra in Kumbham month (February – March). Thrikarthika in Vrischikam month is another important festival. A unique feature of the temple is that instead of the male dwarapalakas the temple has female dwarapalikas. The temple is famous for its wooden sculptures. The wooden sculptures in the Valiya Balikkalpura include Ganapathy, Navagrahas, Dasavatharam, Ananthashayanam, Keeratam, Palazhi Madhanam, Sri Krishna leelas, Krishna Avatharam and Ramayana Katha Sangraha. Vettikulangara Devi Temple Story A scholar nam

Kshaya Tithi in Hindu Calendar And Panchang

Kshaya Tithi is when a tithi or lunar day completely misses to be marked in a calendar or is expunged. Tithi is a basic unit in the Hindu calendar and panchang. Tithi is the lunar day. A lunar month consists of, normally, twenty eight days or twenty nine and half solar days. A tithi may begin at any time of the solar day but, for the practical purpose of recording dates, that tithi current at the sunrise is supposed in the assigned fortnight. However, it that tithi begins just after the sunrise and ends before the sunrise of the next day, it is expunged. That is called Kshaya Tithi. Kshaya Tithi is considered inauspicious and it is not chosen for any kind of auspicious activities.

Veliyannoor Bhagavathy Temple – Thrissur

Veliyannoor Bhagavathy temple, also known as Veliyannur Kavu Bhagavathy Temple, is located in Veliyannur near Thrissur town in Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. Goddess Bhagavathi worshipped here is in Kali Sankalpam. The darshanam of Veliyannur Bhagavathy is towards east. Tantric puja are held during auspicious occasions. The Upa Devata worshipped in the temple is Ganapathy. The annual festival in the temple is known as Vishu Vela and is held on the Vishu day in Medam month (April 14 or April 15). Navratri is another important festival here.

Velappaya Shiva Temple – Information – Two Shiva Temples

Velappaya Shiva temple is located at Velappaya in Thrissur town, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva. There are two murtis of Shiva in the shrine. The murti worshipped in the thekke sreekovil (south sanctum) is swayambhu Shiva in the form of shivling. The darshanam of this vatta sreekovil (circular sanctum) is towards west. On the east side of this sreekovil Goddess Parvati is worshipped and She faces east. Ganapathi is also worshipped here and He faces west. The murti worshipped in the vadakke sreekovil (north sanctum) is Keerata Murti. The darshanam of this chatura sreekovil (squaare sanctum) is towards west. A devotee should first have darshan at thekke sreekovil. The first puja in the morning is performed at the south sanctum. The first puja in the evening is performed at the north sanctum. Apart from Ganapathy and Goddess Parvati, the other murtis worshipped in the temple are Ayyappan, Nagaraja and Nagakanyaka. The annual festival is held on the da

Quotes on Satisfaction

If you are satisfied with your life then that is more important than worldly success. Satisfaction is more important than success because success is always measured by others. We need the certificate of others to be successful. For satisfaction, we do not anyone’s approval. You will never be satisfied if you always desire for what others have. Satisfaction is when you are content and happy with what you have. Many a times we fail to appreciate what we have as we are too busy bothering about what we do not have. Many people work hard to be someone else just to impress others. And they daily go to bed dissatisfied. Why? Because they are not honest to themselves and they clearly know they are not where they should be. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 27 August 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:32 PM on August 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:13 PM on August 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 27, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra on the entire day on August 27 and till 1:46 AM on August 28 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra on the entire day on Augu