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Janmashtami 2023 date – Sri Krishna Janmashtami Date in 2023

Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2023 date based on calendars and panchang in India is given below. It is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India . The corresponding months in other region is the Shravan month. In 2023, the date of Janmashtami is September 6 in southern, western and eastern parts of India. In North India, it is on  September 7 , 2023. Tamil Nadu and Kerala follow solar calendars and the festival is observed annually in Tamil month Aavani and Malayalam Chingam month in Kerala. Once in three years there is a difference in dates in calendars followed in other regions (which is lunar calendar) with the calendars followed in these two states. Detail 2023 dates of Sri Krishna Janmashtami Maharashtra, Goa, certain communities in Gujarat, Assam, Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and those people that follow Smarta Tradition

Choorakode Sree Durga Bhagavathi Temple – Information - Festival

Choorakode Sree Durga Bhagavathi temple is located at Padiyam - Kandassankadavu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. There are two main deities in the temple – Goddess Durga and Goddess Bhadrakali.  The annual pratishta dinam in the temple is held in Makaram month. Bharani Vela is also held in the Makaram month. The next day is observed as Karthika Vela. The darshanam of Choorakode Bhagavathy temple is towards west. Both the deities are worshipped in the same sreekovil. Goddess Bhadrakali is worshipped in a corner of the sreekovil and the murti is of swayambhu sankalpam (divine origin). As per local belief, Goddess Durga was consecrated later in the temple to lessen the ferociousness of Goddess Bhadrakali. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan and Brahma Rakshasan. It is said that Brahma Rakshasan worshipped here was the kudumba paradevata of Punnathur Nambidi of Pookkodu near Guruvayoor. Choorakode Sr

Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple

Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy temple is located in Thrissur, Kerala. The temple is a participant in the world famous Thrissur Pooram festival. The shrine is also one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Karthiyayini. Darshanam of Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy is towards west. The sankalpam of the Goddess is that of Nanadurga. The sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum does not have a roof. There are no upa devatas in the temple. The main festival observed in the temple is Thrikarthika in Vrischikam month. In ancient times, the temple was a keezhedam of Ramachira temple.

Cheeramkulam Temple Near Kunnamkulam - Pooram Festival - History

Cheeramkulam temple, also known as Cheeram Kulangara Bhagavathi temple, is located at Anaikkal near Kunnamkulam, Thrissur district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Bhagavathy with Nanadurga Sankalpam. The darshanam of melekkavu is towards west and that of keezhe kavu is towards east. Pujas are performed as per Vaishnava sampradaya in melekkavu. In keezhekavu, pujas are as per Shakteya sampradayam. There are no Upa Devatas in the temple. Makara Chovva the first Tuesday in Makaram month is also of importance in the temple. As per local belief, Cheerankulangara Bhagavathi is the deity of 14 desams. The Cheeram Kulangara pooram is famous for the participation of nearly 60 caparisoned elephants. The annual festival is held in Kumbham month. Nearly 22 groups from Chemmannor, Kanippayyur and Arthatu arrive in procession with caparisoned elephants. As per history, the temple belonged to Kanippayyur Mana and later it was managed by Kozhupattu Nair. The temple is now managed

Cheemeni Sree Vishnumoorthi Temple – Cheemeni Mundya

Cheemeni Sree Vishnumoorthi temple, also known as Cheemeni Mundya, is located at Cheruvathur – Cheemeni in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The temple is famous as Guruvayoor of North Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Bhagavan Vishnu in Narasimha Sankalpam and Sri Rakta Chamundeshwari. There is no Vigraha Pratishta in the temple. The Vishnumoorthi worshipped in the temple is Vishahari (one who cures all kinds of poison related problems). Bhajanam Irikkal is a unique observance here. People meditate in the temple for 3 or 5 or 7 days for physical and mental wellbeing. People also mediate here to find cure to skin diseases and also to cure poison related problems. Couples meditating here are blessed with healthy children. The darshanam of the temple is towards east. Puja is held only one time in a day. Pujas are performed by Maniyani community and the temple belongs to this community. This is a Yadava community who look after cows and buffalos. The main festival

Onam Thoughts And Quotes By Hindu Blog

Onam, which breaks all man-made barriers of position, authority, caste, creed and religion, is the most popular festival in Kerala. King Mahabali giving everything he had including himself to Vamana is the core theme associated with Onam festival . King Bali is the epitome of Bhakti and self-sacrifice. One of the greatest tragedies our age is avarice – there is no giving or sharing. A vast majority of problems the world currently faces can be solved if we develop the element of sharing. Possessiveness leads to fear, which causes anger, lack of the ability to judge whether or not something is good or suitable and finally complete destruction of the person. We see this happening around us. The term Bali itself means offering, sacrifice and dedication. The story of Bali and Vamana is meant for Kali Yuga. Our ancient teachers had narrated the legend of Bali and Vamana keeping in mind the characteristics of Kali Yuga. The easiest way to attain bliss on earth is through unwavering

Cheemeni Dharmasastha Temple

Cheemeni Dharmasastha temple is located at Cheemeni in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is mentioned as Kodakattu Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which mentions the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sastha. The darshanam of Cheemeni Dharmasastha is towards west. As per history, the temple might have belonged to Kondagattu Mana. As per local belief, the temple belonged to Kammoth Nair and was located inside a big grove (kavu).

Chittumala Devi Temple – History – Important Facts

Chittumala Devi Temple, also known as Chittumala Sree Durga Devi temple, is located at Kizhakke Kallada in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The shrine has a considerably big circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil). The darshanam of Chittumala Sree Durga Devi is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathi, Parvathi, Rakshas, Brahmarakshas, Madan and Arukola. The annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Rohini nakshatra in Meenam month and ends with Arattu on Pooram nakshatra. As per local belief, the murti was discovered by a Kurava woman who was cutting grass. Her sickle hit the murti and blood started oozing out and this led to the discovery of the presence of Devi in the area. As per history, the temple was the main worship center of Desinganadu. When Marthanda Varma conquered Desinganadu, the shrine came under his control. Vadayatta Yeman paid 10,000 varaham and got the con

Velladikkunnu Karthyayani Temple

Velladikkunnu Karthyayani temple is located around 4 km northeast of Koottupatha on Kunnamkulam – Koottanad – Nagalassery road in Thrissur district. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala and it is known as Velladikunnu in the Durga Kshetra Stotra Namavali. The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum – chatura sreekovil. The murti worshipped is four-armed – Chaturbahu Vigraham. Ayyappa and Ganapathi are worshipped on the southwest side of the sreekovil. The main festival in the temple is held on Thrikarthika nakshatra day in Vrischikam month.

Story Of Attachment – Sadhu And A Confectioner Who Was Reborn As Bull – Dog – Snake Before Moksha

A story of attachment and its misery life through the life of a confectioner who was reborn as bull, dog, and snake before attaining moksha which was promised during this human life on earth by a sadhu. There lived in a village a compassionate confectioner, devoted to God. Once, while he was sitting in his shop while the sun was scorching, a sadhu, exhausted from walking in the sun, came and stood before the shop. He stood in the shadow there for some time and gathered his breath. Then, the confectioner requested the sadhu: ‘Sir, please tell me if you need any kind of help. I will do it.’ The sadhu replied: ‘Son, this garment of mine is torn in many places and so, I could not sleep the whole night yesterday because of the menace of mosquitoes. If you mend this garment, it would be of great help to me.’ The confectioner considered the service to sadhus as the very aim of his life. Hence, he immediately mended the garment and gave it to the sadhu. He was overjoyed that God had given him

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 28 August 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:09 PM on August 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 28, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 1:46 AM on August 28 . Then onward it is Bharani nakshatra till 4:07 AM on August 29. (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