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Reason For Sita Getting Kidnapped By Ravana

Mata Sita could not have been kidnapped by Ravana had She listened to the words of Lakshman. Demon Maricha in the disguise of a golden dear first tempts Mata Sita. Rama goes after the deer to capture it. The demon is killed by Sri Ram but before dying he cries out loud in the voice of Rama – Ha Sita! Ha Lakshman! Lakshman and Sita hear the cry. Lakshman is not moved as he knows about the powers of Rama. He is sure that no rakshasa or human or deva could harm his brother. But Mata Sita was moved by the cry she heard. She started crying and shouting at Lakshman. Her behavior was like that of country-bred women who is ignorant of good manners. She accuses Lakshman of having no love for Sri Ram. The worst accusation that Sita hurls at Lakshman is that his intentions are evil and he is hoping to make Sita his wife. Lakshman reminds calm in spite of such serious accusations. He tries to explain about the prowess of Rama to Sita. But Sita calls Lakshman 'Anarya&#

Purvashada Nakshatra Date And Time In 2022 – Pooradam Birth Star Dates In 2022

Purvashada Nakshatra 2022 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Purvashada Birth Star, also known as Pooradam, is the 20th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Purvashada Nakshatra dates in 2022. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Dhanu Rashi. Jupiter or Guru is the Lord of Dhanu Rashi. The color of the nakshatra is black. Purvashada 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 3, 2022, Monday Time is from 4:31 PM on January 2 to 2:56 PM on January 3, 2022 January 30, 2022, Sunday Time is from 12:35 AM on January 30 to 10

Rangattoor Durga Devi Temple

Rangattoor Durga Devi temple is located in Malappuram district, Kerala. The temple is also known as Virangattoor Durga temple. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The murti worshipped in the temple is carved in granite. The darshanam of Rangattoor Durga Devi is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Ayyappan. There are no festivals in the temple. Tuesdays and Fridays are of great significance in the temple. Navratri is observed here.

Ravishwarapuram Shiva Temple Kodungallur

Ravishwarapuram Shiva temple is located at Kodungallur in Kerala. This ancient shrine is dedicated to Shiva. Mahadeva Shiva is worshipped in the form of Shivling. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The belief is that pratishta in this temple was done by Parashurama. The darshanam of Ravishwarapuram Shiva temple is towards east. There are no upa devatas in the temple. The temple also does not have any annual festival. Monday is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers here. Pradosham, which falls on the 12th or 13th day of a fortnight is of great significance here. Mahashivratri in Kumbham month is observed here.

Ravipuram Sree Krishna Swamy Temple - Festival - History

Ravipuram Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located in Ernakulam town in Kerala. The darshanam of Ravipuram temple is towards west. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed with much enthusiasm in the temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Bhagavathy and Nagam. The 6-day annual festival in the temple ends on Punartham nakshatra in Meenam month with arattu. As per history, the temple belonged to Pazhoor Paduthol Mana.

Thrithala Yajneshwaram Temple – Importance – History

Yajneshwaram temple is located on the banks of Bharathapuzha River at Thrithala in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is also known as Yajneshwaram Mahadeva temple. There are two main deities in the temple – Shiva and Bhagavan Vishnu. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. Both the deities have round sanctum sanctorum or vatta sreekovil. Daily puja is held only one time. Abhishekam in the temple is performed with water from Bharathapuzha River. Darshanam of Yajneshwaram Temple at Thrithala is towards east. The Upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Dakshinamurti, Nagaraja and Mookkuthala Bhagavathy. As per history, around 1600 years ago Agnihotri had performed 99 yajnas in this place. The Shivling worshipped in the temple appeared from the homakundam of the yajna. The sand from Thrithala Yajneshwaram temple is an indispensable part while performing Brahmakalasham and Parikalasham in Kerala temple. The sand of the temple is known as Agnihotri Veedhiy

Morazha Shiva Temple

Morazha Shiva temple is located at Morazha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the Shivling is of swyambhu sankalpam – of divine origin. The darshanam of Morazha Shiva is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappan and Yakshi. The main festival observed here is Shivratri. Mondays in a week is special here. Another important day is the Pradosham which falls on the 12th or 13th day of a fortnight.

Morayur Shiva Temple – Facts – History

Morayur Shiva temple is located at Morayur in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the pratishta here is that of Parashurama. The temple has two tier round sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. The darshanam of Morayur Shiva is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Vettakkorumakan. There is also a Srichakra pratishta in the temple and is of Parashurama Sankalpam. Murajapam is held in the temple from Vrischikam 1 to Vrischikam 12. The name of the temple and the region is Morayur because Murajapam is being performed here for centuries without a break. As prehistory, the temple belonged to Mongandampulam Mooses who was a minister of Samoothiri. Currently the temple is managed by a committee formed by local people.

Melancode Shiva Temple – Kumarcoil

Melancode Shiva temple is located around 2 km from Kumaracoil in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and is part of the famous Shivalaya Ottam held on Shivratri day. Shivalaya Ottam is running to 12 Shiva temples in the region. The sankalpam of Shiva pratishta in the temple is that of Kalakala Murti. There is also a Devi temple nearby known as Thankachi Amman Kovil. Here elder sister is worshipped as Goddess Parvati and Yakshi is worshipped as sister.

Story - Arjuna And Babruvahana In Mahabharata

Babhruvahana was the son of Arjuna, the third of the Pandava brothers. The story of Arjuna and Babruvahana is mentioned in the Mahabharata. He was born to Chitrangada of Manipura. In due course of time Babhruvahana became the king of Manipura. Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandava brother, decided to conduct Ashwamedha Yajna. As part of the yajna, a horse was released and Arjuna was following it. When the horse entered Manipura, it was captured by Babhruvahana. By capturing the horse, Babruvahana did not agree to the dominance of Yudhisthira. Arjuna then had to challenge Babhruvahana. Babhruvahana was not aware that Arjuna was his father and he fought the army led by Arjuna which was following the sacrificial horse. During the course of the battle, Babruvahan’s arrow hit Arjun and he fell unconscious. Uloopi, another wife of Arjuna, who came to know about the incident rushed to the spot and saved the life of Arjuna using the knowledge only available to the Na

Thoughts on Ganesh Chaturthi by Hindu Blog

Forget all rituals and symbolisms associated with Ganesh Chaturthi. What is Ganesha to us? When we stand with our eyes closed before Ganpati – He is the only hope, the only way to happiness, the only way to success, only way to bliss and only way to Moksha and self-realization. The unimaginable, the indefinable, Supreme Truth takes a form and arrives at the home of his devotees. His arrival brings positive optimism. He instills confidence in us to face daily challenges. He makes us realize that all that was here, is here and will be here is Him. Not even a single atom moves without his knowledge. Those who want worldly success He blesses them with that. Those who want self-realization; He removes all obstacles and guides them in the path of Moksha. It is for us to decide what we want eternal bliss or perishable joy. With this annual arrival, Ganesha breaks the man-made distance between man and God. He arrives to teach us equality and peaceful coexistence and above all c

Why We Need To Be Rooted?

Thoughts by Swami Nityasthananda It is very essential for us to be firmly rooted in our higher ideal. A tree firmly rooted in the ground will not be toppled by a storm. If we are not firmly rooted, we will be overwhelmed by the tempest of various influences, adversities, and temptations; and our life will become rudderless. The child’s life is rooted in the mother. As one grows one has to find new grounds for one’s roots, and the parents must help one in this regard. A seedling is first reared in a pot and then it is transplanted on the ground. There it grows by itself into a huge tree. Swami Nityasthananda of Ramakrishna Mission Thoughts by Swami Adbhutananda Becoming a devotee is not a joke. One cannot become a bhakta just by uttering a few devotional words or shedding a few tears. Only one in whom genuine devotion has blossomed is a true bhakta. When one attains such devotion, one becomes God-like; no hatred, jealousy, or egotism can remain in such a person. What I see in

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 17 September 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:22 AM on September 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:50 AM on September 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 17, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 8:07 AM.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 5:30 AM on September 17 . Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravanam nakshatra till 4:41 AM on September 18. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnat