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Motha Pola

Motha Pola is dedicated to the cows and ox and is observed mainly in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and parts of Madhya Pradesh on Shravan Amavasya (no moon day in Sawan month) as per traditional lunar calendar in Maharashtra. Motha Pola 2023 date is September 14 and September 15. Farmers pay respect to bullocks and cows on the day as cattle is their main source of livelihood. On Motha Pola day, the rope tied on the ox is removed and turmeric paste and oil is applied to the body of cows, ox and bullocks. The  cattle are bathed and special food prepared like Puran Poli, Kichadi and Bajari are provided to them. The animals are also adorned with various ornaments and clothes. Their horns are given a fresh coat of paint. The bull is also worshipped on the day and villagers in large numbers gather to pay their respect. The animals are taken around the village in processions accompanied by music. Many farmers also start the next farming season on the day. The day af

Iringole Kavu – Durga Temple Amidst Forest Near Perumbavoor

Iringole Kavu is an ancient temple located 2.5 kilometer from Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, Kerala. This is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The Kavu or grove is one among the biggest in Kerala and is spread across 55 acres. The annual festival in the temple held in Meena Masam (March - April) and is known as Poora Maholsavam. The 8-day festival concludes on the Pooram nakshatra day in Meenam month. The murti worshipped in the temple is swayambhu murti in shila. The murti was discovered when a part of the grove was being cleared. The sword struck the shila and blood started oozing out. The murti in the shrine faces east. Sheeveli is performed in the temple. A female elephant alone has the right to participate in the Sheeveli. The main offering in the temple is jaggery. The temple belonged to Nagasseri, Ottavazhiyam and Pattasseri Manas. Iringole Kavu Story It is believed that the Goddess Shakti worshipped in the temple is the female child that escaped from the

Ashlesha Nakshatra Date And Time 2022 – Ayilyam Birth Dates In 2022

 Ashlesha Nakshatra 2022 time and dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ashlesha Birth Dates, also known as Ashlesha or Ayilyam in South India, is the ninth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ashlesha Nakshatra date in 2022. The astrological prediction of Ashlesha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Kataka or Karka Rashi. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Ashlesha is black – red. Ashlesha Nakshatra Date and Time 2022 - 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 19 and January 20, 2022, Wednesday And Thursday Time is from 6:10 AM on January 19 to 7:40 AM on January

Cherukole Dharma Sastha Subramanya Swamy Temple Facts - History

Cherukole Dharma Sastha Subramanya Swami temple is located at Cherukole on Mavelikara – Thiruvalla road in Alappuzha district, Kerala. There are two temples here with equal importance. First one is is dedicated to Sastha and the second one is dedicated to Subrahmanya. Bothe the deities are of Swayambhu Sankalpam – of divine origin. As per history, Cherukole Dharma Sastha is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is mentioned as Cheru Thazhathu Kavu in Thottam Pattu, which narrates about the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal in Kerala. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Yakshi and Rakshas. The annual festival begins on Kartika nakshatra day with kodiyettam in Kumbham month and ends with arattu on Uthram nakshatra.

Ekadashi Night Ritual To Overcome Money Related Issues

There are numerous small procedures (totke) in Hindu culture that helps in overcoming difficulties in life. One of them is associated with Ekadashi night. There is a belief that performing  a particular procedure on Ekadasi night will help in overcoming money related issues. When there is Ekadashi tithi on midnight, the person facing wealth related issues should light a clay lamp using sesame oil with one wick. The lamp should be lit on a roundabout that has roads going in four or more directions. After lighting the lamp, the person should not look back. He / She should return home and chant ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ 108 times. The person performing the ritual will have blessing of Goddess Lakshmi. There will be no financial difficulty in the life of the person. Keeping Ekadasi vrat and performing this procedure is doubly auspicious. If observing Ekadasi vrat then the person should not sleep during the night. Keeping lamp on a roundabout, or a four-way intersectio

Sri Krishna is Our Friend – Janmashtami Thoughts and Quotes by Hindu Blog

There is an unnecessary fear and seriousness attached to god, Bhakti, spirituality. The ever-smiling Sri Krishna wanted to show us that depression, crying, brooding, inflicting pain etc in the name of God and religion is ignorance. One of the aims of the Avatar of Sri Krishna was to remove this unwanted fear and seriousness with matters associated with God. Krishna is a friend who is inside and around us. His relationship with Gopis and Gopas in Vrindavan, Kuchela, Arjuna, Radha, Rukmini, Sathyabama, Draupadi are examples which clearly illustrate this point. Sri Krishna wanted to show us that God is not someone who sits in the skies with a remote control – giving happiness to few; unhappiness to few; suffering to certain folks; heaven to believers. Krishna is in us; he is all around us. What this does is that it instills confidence in us to face the challenges in life. With a friend like Sri Krishna to support and guide what is there to fear in this universe. Unwanted

Dreaming Of Abusing Someone – Meaning

Dreaming of abusing someone is a dangerous and bad dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. People need to self evaluate after such a dream. You might also want to take professional help after such a dream. Dreaming of abusing someone physically is a self destructive dream. It means you are going through a bad phase of life. You are trying to hide your failure by physically abusing someone. Such people need to talk about it to others and take help of a good professional. Dreaming of verbally abusing someone means you will face frustration in job and relationship matters. You will lose your temper and cause damage to your relationships. Dream of physically abusing someone you know means fights with people in future. It also means you might end up facing problems with law and police. You need to be careful about all your activities in near future. Dream of verbally abusing strangers means accidents or theft in near future.

Annapoorneswari Temple At Othukkungal

Othukkungal Annapoorneswari temple is located at Cherukunnu – Othukkungal in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, who is the goddess of food, nourishment and prosperity in Hindu religion. The darshanam of Othukkungal Annapoorneswari is towards east. The murti is worshipped in the sanctum is nearly 6 feet tall including the peedam (stand). The popular belief is that the Goddess worshipped here was brought from the famous Cherukunnu Annapoorneswari temple in Kannur. This ancient temple is noted for a huge balikalu.

Cheriyanad Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy Temple – Information – History

Cheriyanad Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy temple is located at Cheriyanad on the Mavelikkara – Chengannur road in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Muruga and is worshipped in the child form - Bala Subramaniya. The temple has a vatta sreekovil or round sanctum sanctorum. The darshanam of Cheriyanad Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy is towards east. The murti consecrated in the shrine is nearly 5 feet tall. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Parthasarathy, Shiva, Ganapathi, Bhadrakali, Rakshas, Nagayakshi and Yogi. The 10-day annual festival in the temple begins on Uthram nakshatra in Makaram month (January – February) with kodiyettam or flag hoisting. Kavadiyattam is held on Thaipooyam (January or February). As per history, the temple belonged to eight illams including Neduveli, Ezhunelal, Pulamuttathu, Vadukathil and Muthedathu.

Cherpulassery Ayyapan Kavu Temple – Facts – History – Story - Festival

Cherpulassery Ayyapan Kavu temple is located at Cherpulassery in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deity here is Ayyappa in swayambhu sankalpam (of divine origin). The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal in Kerala and is mentioned in Thottam Pattu. The darshanam of Cherpulassery Ayyappankavu temple is towards west. The murti is covered in swarna kavacham – gold armor. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Rakshas, Navagrahas and Nagaraja. The 10-day annual festival begins on Uthram nakshatra day in Kumbham month (February – March). A traditional temple art called Thiyyattu is also performed at the temple during the 10-day festival season. The eighth day of the festival known as Ettam Vilakku is highly auspicious. Thiyattu is performed in the temple by devotees to be blessed with a healthy child. The temple is known as Sabarimala of woman and also the Sabarimala of Valluvanad. From November 16 to January 20, thousands of devotees from Palakk

Hinduism Does Not Believe That There Is Devil

  Hinduism does not believe that there is a God and that there is a Devil. There is only God. The iconography and symbolism of the image of Goddess Kali has great importance. The positioning of the female form over the male form is of particular importance. In the case of Bhagavan Narasimha, we see that Goddess Lakshmi is sitting in his lap. In the case of Bhagavan Vishnu, we see that Goddess Lakshmi is sitting at his feet. We do not see a feminine form other than Kali standing on top of a male deity. And who is that male deity? Shiva, the mendicant. Shiva is a sadhu. Shiva is the deity of all sannyasins. His marriage too is the highest demonstration of renunciation in the world. Because he does not bother about where he stays, he does not bother about what he wears, he does not bother about what he eats, and he is ever-blissful. That is why he is the Bhagavan of the sannyasins. In Sanatana Dharma, everything is deified. Sanatana Dharma does not have any dichotomy of divinity.

Chemmanthitta Mahadeva Temple – Facts – History

Chemmanthitta Mahadeva temple is located at Chemmanthatta in Chowalloor village in Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Shiva – sankalpam is that of an angry Shiva after Sati Dahanam at Daksha Yagna. The Shivling is nearly 5 feet tall and is noted for its big girth. The murti was consecrated by Parashurama. The temple was a Mahakshetram in ancient times. The darshanam of Chemmanthatta Shiva temple is towards east. Ganapathy, Ayyappan, Bhadrakali, Bhagavathy, Nagaraja and Narasimha are the Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple. The annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Uthrattathi nakshatra in Meenam month and ends on Thiruvathira nakshatra day with Arattu. Shivratri is another important festival here. Prathishta dinam is observed on Chithira nakshatra in Mithunam month. In ancient times, when Thrissur Yogakkar used to go for Kadavallur Anyonyam they used to offer prayers to Shiva on Thulam 2

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 6 September 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:53 AM on September 6. Then onward it is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 6:22 AM on September 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 6:39 PM on September 6 . Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 6:34 PM on September 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam nakshatra