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Ardra Nakshatra dates and time in 2022 – Arudara or Thiruvathira Birth Star Date in 2022

Ardra Nakshatra 2022 date and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ardra Birth Star, also known as Arudara or Thiruvathira in South India, is the sixth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ardra Nakshatra dates in 2022. The astrological prediction of Ardra Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Rasi or Gemini Zodiac. Mercury or Budh is the Lord of the birth star. The lucky color of Ardra is green. Ardra Nakshatra 2022 Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 16, 2022, Sunday Time is from 11:22 PM on January 15 to 1:55 AM on January 17, 2022 February 13, 2022, Sunday

Kama – Purushartha In Hindu Religion

Kama is a Purushartha in Hindu religion and is one of the four desirable values of human existence. In Hinduism, Purusharthas were evolved as ultimate objectives of life on the basis of experience and as a result of psychological tendencies of the individual human being. Agni Purana expressively mentions that dharma, artha, kama and moksha are the fundamental aspirations of man – Purusharthas. The four Purusharthas are: Dharma – righteousness, duties, ethics etc Artha – material goods, money, wealth Kama – psycho – physical gratification Moksha – spiritual liberation Importance of Kama Purushartha The pursuit of Kama is regulated by Dharma and Moksha. Kama is one of the most profound notions of the culture which Indians evolved, with a life pattern devoted to enlightened pursuit and continued striving for human perfection. Vatsyayana And Kama Vatsyayana in his Kamasutra defines it as a special feeling of happiness occurring within oneself through the funct

Velinalloor Sree Rama Temple – Story – Information - Festival

Velinalloor Sree Rama temple is located at Velinalloor on the banks of Ithikkara River in Kollam district, Kerala. Ithikkara aaru flows through the three sides of the temple. The darshanam of Velinalloor temple is towards east. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sri Rama. Lakshmana is worshipped in Ananta form and he faces west. The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. The roof of the sanctum is covered with copper. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Indilayappan, Bhoothathan, Bhagavathi, Nagaraja and Hanuman. Pujas are performed four times in a day. Nithya Sheeveli or daily seeveli is performed in the temple. The main offering in the temple is palpayasam. The temple is complete with Anakottil, Balikalpura, Nalambalam, Namaskara Mandapam, Valiyambalam and Thidappalli. The 10-day festival in the temple begins on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Medam month (April – May) with kodiyettam or flag hoisting. As per some belief initially the temple

Vadeswaram Shiva Temple – Eight Petal Style Sreekovil

Vadeswaram Shiva temple (Vadeshwaram) is located at atop a hill (Keecheri Kunnu) at Keecheri - Aroli in Pappinisseri Village, Kannur district, Kerala. Shiva is worshiped in the form of Shivling (Vadeshwarathappan). The big sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum here is unique – Ashtadala roopam (eight petal) - ashtadala sreekovil. It is believed that this is one of the kind sanctum sanctorum. Mahashivratri and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam are the two important festivals in the temple. The darshanam of Vadeswaram temple is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Dakshinamurti, Kiratamurti, Umamaheshwaran, Sastha, Ganapathy and Sri Krishna. It is believed that the Ahiraneshwaram temple mentioned in Mooshika Vamsam (Sanskrit poem) is Vadeswaram temple. Poet Athulan mentions Ahiraneshwaram in Mooshika Vamsam as a shrine which only has a vigraham no structure. As per history, the construction of the temple is associated with kings Vatukavarman (mushika dynasty), Aheeranan, and

Mathur Shiva Temple In Palakkad

Mathur Shiva temple is located at Pallanchathanur in Mathur village in Palakkad district, Kerala. Bhagavan Shiva is worshipped here as Vadakkumnathan for this reason the temple is also known as Mathur Vadakkumnathan temple. The darshanam of Mathur Shiva temple is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Goddess Parvati, Ganapathy, Sri Krishna, Narasimha and Nagaraja. The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri.

Laloor Karthyayani Temple

Laloor Karthyayani temple is located at Laloor in Ayyanthol village in Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Karthyayani. The darshanam of Laloor Sree Karthyayani is towards east. The murti is with four arms – chaturbahu vigraham. The temple participates in the world famous Thrissur Pooram. On the Thrissur pooram day after tantric puja, ezhunnallippu of Laloor Bhagavathy starts at 6:30 AM. The procession is accompanied by Nadhaswaram and Panchavadhyam with five elephants. The Ezhunnellippu reaches at Naduvilal of Swaraj round. During the course of time the number of elephants increases to nine. The melam procession moves to Sree Moolasthanam with Pandi Melam and ends at 10.30 A.M. Laloor Bhagavathy go inside the temple to pay respects to Vadakkumnathan and exit to Southern gopuram and returns to Laloor. Night Pooram starts at 6:30 PM from the temple and the day time routine is repeated at night. The fes

Albert Henry Longhurst– A Pioneering British Archeologist In India

A.H. Longhurst (1876 – 1955) was a pioneering British Archeologist In India. He served as an officer in the Archeological Survey of India (Southern Circle). Albert Henry Longhurst brought to light many ancient sites of great historical interest in India. Longhurst was the brother-in-law of Sir John Marshall, the Director-General of the Archaeology Survey of India (1902-1928). Longhurst was one of the earliest scholars to bestow attention on the neglected seaport of town of Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), known for its rock-cut monuments of the Pallavas. His pioneering efforts in the preservation of Mamallapuram by the Archeological Survey of India as protected monuments and his studies in their history and art are valuable. He made a detailed survey and study of the Pallava monuments and published the results in his work Pallava Architecture in three parts in 1924, 1928 and 1930. He did pioneering work at Hampi in Karnataka which was formerly the capital of the famous Vija

Panangode Udayamarthandeswaram Shiva Temple – History

Panangode Udayamarthandeswaram Shiva temple is located at Panangodu near Venganoor in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and lies on the southern banks of Vellayani kayal. The darshanam of Udayamarthandeswaram Shiva temple is towards east. Ganapathi is worshipped in the kannimoola and in the same direction Brahmarakshas is also worshipped. Other upa devatas include Nagaraja and Nagakanya. The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri. As per history, Marthandavarma hid in the temple while escaping from ettuveetil pillamar who were attempting to kill him. Later when Marthandavarma became the king, he named the temple as Udayamarthandeswaram.

Niram Kaitha Kotta Temple – Facts – Story - Festival

Niramkaitha Kotta temple, also known as Niram Kaitha Kotta Sastha temple, is located in Vallikkunnu village in Malappuram district, Kerala. The main murti worshipped here is of Bala Sastha. The murti is swayambhu or divine origin. At noon or for uccha puja the deity is worshipped as Bhagavan Sri Rama. The temple is located atop a small hill. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Ganapathi. The murti of Ganapathi is consecrated inside the Sastha temple. The Shivling worshipped in the temple was brought from Kashi. Water dripping from a rock inside the temple is used to cook naivedya. The holy water from this well which never dry or overflow is believed that the water is from holy Ganga River. The water in the well never get sunlight. There is a way to this underground well from inside the temple. The temple is famous for its sculptures in wood. Pattukottil is unique structure here and its roof is covered with copper. Scenes from Ramayana are carved in wood here

Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva Temple – History – Facts - Festival

Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva temple is located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district, Kerala. Although the temple is referred to as Mahadeva shrine, the murti worshiped in the temple is Shankaranarayana – a combined form of Shiva and Vishnu. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is considerably big in height and girth. The darshanam of Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Yakshi, Ayyappa and Saptamatrikas. Nana Durga is worshipped on the western part of the temple. The 10-day annual festival begins on Meenam 1. Sanghakali is performed on the last day of the festival. Pallivetta is another important ritual. Thrikkariyoor Mahadeva Temple – History As per history, the deity here was the moola daivam or main deity of 18 Chathira (shastra) sanghams. The temple was the venue for the debate between Buddhists and Brahmins in the presence Cheraman Perumal. Buddhists lost the debate and accepted Hinduism. After the victory, the

Brahma Purana Quotes - Brief Note On The Contents Of Brahma Purana

A collection of quotes from Brahma Purana. The wise man overcomes anger through mind control, lust through the renunciation of desire. He can attain mastery over sleep by developing the quality of ‘sattva.’ Through steadfastness he should protect the organ of generation and the stomach. With the eyes he should protect the hands and feet. Through mind he should protect the eyes and the ears and through conduct he should protect mind and speech. Through constant vigilance he should shed fear and through the service of the wise he should overcome pride. Brahma Purana (235. 40-42) Brief Note on the Contents of Brahma Purana Brahma Purana is the first of the eighteen Puranas. Only the Patala Khanda of Padma Purana suggests that Padma Puran was written before Brahma Purana. As per all scholars associated with Puranas, Brahma Purana is the earliest of the eighteen Puranas. Brahma Purana is known as Adi Purana (first Purana). Balambhatta refers to it as Adi Purana in his c

3 September 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 3 September 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:26 AM on September 3. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:25 AM on September 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 3, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 10:08 AM.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 3:55 PM on September 3 . Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 5:20 PM on September 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south