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Monthly Shivratri Dates in 2022 – Shivaratri Days in a Month for Shivratri Vrat in 2022

Masa Shivaratri, or Mas Shivratri, falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of each traditional Hindu lunar month. Below are the monthly dates of Shivratri in 2022. ‘Krishna Paksha’ is the dark fortnight of a lunar month. It is the 14th day after full moon (Purnima) or more easy calculation one or one day before Amavasya. Shiva devotees observe the day with vrat, special prayers and pujas. Some devotees also keep vigil all night as in Mahashivratri . (Please note that in some regions Masa Shivaratri might start a day early and overlap into the next day). Shivratri dates in 2022 based on Indian Standard Time (IST) January 1 January 30 no dates in February March 1    –  Annual Mahashivratri March 30 April 29 May 28 June 27 July 26, 2022  Shravan Shivratri August 25  September 24 October 23 November 22 December 21  As per some devotees, observing the monthly Shivratri vrat will help in attaining Shivaloka.

Good dates for Annaprashan in 2022 – First Rice Eating Ceremony Dates and time in 2022

Annaprashan Dates and time in 2022 based on Hindu calendar and panchang. Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of baby. January 5, 24 and January 27, 2022 February 2, 3, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18, 21, 23 and February 28, 2022 March 4, 8 and March 30, 2022 April 6, 14, 18, and April 28, 2022 May 6, 13, 20, 25 and May 27, 2022 June 1, 2, 9, 16, 20, 23 and June 30, 2022 July 6, 8, 15, 20 and July 25, 2022 August 4, 10, 25, 29 and August 31, 2022 September 1, 8, 12, 16, 19, 28 and September 30, 2022 October 5, 7, 14, 17, 27 and October 31, 2022 November 3, 10, 11, 21, 28 and November 30, 2022 December 2,5, 9, 12, 21, 26 and December 29, 2022 A local astrologer might be able to find an auspicious period on other days in the year - especially a short period on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

Dreaming Of Axe – Meaning

Dreaming of axe is both good and bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. Simple meaning of seeing an axe is that there will be good things happening in life but if you are ready to sacrifice certain things in life. Dreaming of axe cutting down trees or something similar means that you will be able to solve a big problem that has been troubling you for a while. You might have thought the problem was hard to solve but you will soon find an easy solution. Dream of using axe to open something means that you will be exposed or a secret of yours will be revealed. Using axe to attack someone or hurt someone means that you will meet with accident. It also means use of weapon by you to protect. Dream of several axes together or dreaming someone using axe to kill etc means that you will be witness to a crime or accident.

Dhumra Yog In Hindu Astrology

Dhumra Yog is considered a bad and inauspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of Dhumra Yog is till the end of nakshatra on the particular day. Dhumra Yog time period is to be avoided for travels, exams and financial dealings. The time is also not good for the first meeting with a person or family. All kinds of investments, openings etc should be avoided during the time period. Dhumra Yog happens when -  Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Purvaphalguni or Pooram nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar Swathi or Chothi nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Mool or Moolam nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukravar Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra falls on Saturday or Shanivar. Dhumra Yog is present only when the corresponding na

Valiyasala Kavil Devi Temple – Facts – Timings – Festival

Valiyasala Kavil Devi temple is located at Valiyasala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Fierce form of Goddess Kali holding sickle and trishul is worshipped in the temple. The annual festival in the temple is held on Meena Bharani – the Bharani nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April). Various rituals associated with Durga temples are observed during the festival period. Pongala is also held on the Meena Bharani day. The Prathishta dinam in the temple is held in Makaram month. Valiyasala Kavil Devi Temple Timings Morning Nadathurappu and Nirmalyam at 5:00 AM Abhisheka Deeparadhana at 6:30 AM Usha Pooja begins at 7:15 AM Deeparadhana at 7:45 AM Uccha Pooja at 9:00 AM Deeparadhana at 9:30 AM Temple closes at 9:35 AM  Evening The temple opens at 5:00 PM Sandhya Deeparadhana at 6:30 PM Athazha pooja at 7:30 PM Deeparadhana at 7:50 PM Temple closes at 8:00 PM

Chempanacode Hanuman Temple - Festival

Chempanacode Hanuman temple is located at Keezharoor Road near Kattakkada in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The small shrine is dedicated to Hanuman and the shrine is popularly known as Chempanacode Hanumar Swamy temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple include Nagam or Sarpam and Maha Ganapathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. Other important festival dates in the temple are Sri Rama Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chingam Masam, Ayilyam nakshatra and Thrikarthika are the other important festivals. The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum. 

Desom Ananthapuram Mahavishnu Temple – Aluva - Festival

Desom Ananthapuram Mahavishnu temple is located near Kunnumpuram junction near Aluva Desom in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The festival is noted for special rituals and pujas. Traditional temple art forms are held in the shrine. The festival   concludes with arattu. The upa devata worshipped in the temple is Ayyappa. The square shaped sanctum sanctorum has the murti of Bhagwan Vishnu. There is a kodimaram in front of the temple.

Kuppana Sri Velayudha Mangalam Temple

Kuppana Sri Velayudha Mangalam temple is located near Anchalummood in Kollam district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month - Thaipooyam Kavadi. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga.  The annual festival concludes with famous Kavadi festival. Caparisoned elephant, temple music and procession marks the kavadi festival. The most important days in the temple are Sashti or sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Malayalam month, Thaipooyam (February – March) and Skanda Sashti in (October or November). The small beautiful temple is noted for traditional Kerala temple architecture, kodimaram and a peepal tree.

Pulimath Bhagavathy Temple – Festival – Pongala

Pulimath Bhagavathy temple is located at Pulimath near K ilimanoor, Thiruvananthapuram district. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual Pongala festival is held in Makram month. Hundreds of women participate in preparing Pongala for Devi during the period. The 10-day annual festival is held in Kumbham month. The festivities begin on the Aswathy nakshatra in Kumbham month. Thottam pattu is held on all ten days of the festival. Malappuram pattu is held on the fifth day of the festival. Temple pond and a huge banyan tree complete this small but beautiful temple.

Viyyur Manalarkavu Devi Temple - Festival

Viyyur Manalarkavu Devi temple is located at Viyyur in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The upa devatas or subsidiary deities worshiped in the temple are Ayyappa, Muruga, Rakshas and Nagaraja. An ancient tree in the temple is a unique feature. The shrine is noted for Kavadi festival during Thaipooyam. The temple is famous for Pulikali held on the fourth day of onam festival. The temple has got an annapanthal and pond with large number of fishes. The annual kalamezhuthu pattu is held in Makaram month. The Vela festival is held in Kumbha Masam.

Mayannur Kavu Sri Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Mayannur Kavu Sri Kurumba Bhagavathy temple is located at Kondazhy in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is famous as Mayannur Pooram. The Pooram festival begins on the Punartham nakshatram in the Malayalam month of Meenam (March – April) and last for 10 days. The Kodiyettu or flag hoisting marks the beginning of the festivities. Display of caparisoned elephants, pageantry and procession are the main events during the festival. Caparisoned elephants are taken out in a procession along with the thidambu of the deity to the accompaniment of traditional percussion music or Panchavadyam. Thalappoli is another important event during the festival. Hundreds of women carry thalams or plates decorated with lamps, incense, flowers etc as part of the Thalappoli ritual. The annual Pongala festival and kalamezhuthu pattu in the temple is held in Makram month (Januar

Mankombu Muthitvakal Lakshmi Vinayaka Temple

Mankombu Muthitvakal Lakshmi Vinayaka temple is located at Moncombu or Mangombu in Pulikunnu Village in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha. This is a very small beautiful shrine with a square-shaped sanctum sanctorum (chatura sreekovil). The outer walls of the sanctum have beautiful sculptures of Ganesha and other sculptures. The punaprathisha festival in the shrine is held in Makram month. Another important festival is the Vinayaka Chaturthi day in Chingam month.

Sree Mannampurathu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple – Nileshwar - Festival

Sree Mannampurathu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to a powerful form of Goddess Bhagavathi and the temple is also famous for Theyyam festival. The shrine is also known as Chathayamangalam temple. As per local history, Mannam Purathu Kavu Bhagavathy arrived in the place to defeat Mannan, a cruel ruler. The theyyams performed in the temple are Mannam Purathu Kavilamma, Nadayil Bhagavathy and Kshetrapalakan. The theyyam ritual is held in the May month or early June after Kalasam of Madiyan Koolom. Manampurathu kalasham  ends the theyyam season in north Malabar region. The annual Pooram Kuli is held on Meena Masam (March - April). The temple has a separate serpent kavu and two separate shrines for upa devatas. The important deities worshipped in the shrine are Kavilamma, Eruvattachan and Mailittachan. This kavu is situated in the midst of sacred grove of about six acres. This is a protected grove.  The main pries

Chathapuram Sri Prasanna Maha Ganapathy Temple – Story – Festivals

Chathapuram Sri Prasanna Maha Ganapathy temple is located at Kalpathy in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha and the unique aspect of the murti is that its eyes are not opened. The murti is in standing posture. As the eyes are not opened the Ganapati is also known as Gnana Moorthy or Gnana Shantha Sowmya Prasanna Maha Ganapathy. The murti was placed in the granary Sri Krishna Pattar who had commissioned the making of the Ganpati murti. Once during the annual ratholsavam or car festival of Kalpathy Viswanatha Swamy, the chariot did not move when it reached the granary having the murti of Chathapuram Sri Prasanna Maha Ganapathy. Elephants and large number of people were unable to pull the chariot. Suddenly an elder villager went into trance and asked Chathapuram Sri Prasanna Maha Ganapathy to be present before the chariot. At the same time the rice and grains stored in the granary began to pour out. When the granary was opened it was found that the murti of

Sravana Vratham Dates for 2022 – Sravana Vratham 2022

Sravana Vratham is observed by certain Vaishnava communities in South India. The Vratham is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. The fasting on the day is similar to Ekadasi. Here are the Sravana Vratham 2022 dates: Sravana Vratham Dates for 2022 January 5 February 1 February 28 March 28 April 24 May 21 June 18 July 15 August 11 September 8 October 5 November 1 November 29 December 26

Importance Of Taking Bath At End Of Hindu Religious Function

The act of taking bath at the end of a sacrifice or yagna or religious function is Hindu religion is known as Avabhrithasnana. The bath is generally taken in a river, holy tank or sea and is of great importance after certain rituals. It is considered highly meritorious to take this ceremonial bath. The word avabhritha denotes the concluding rite of a principal religious rite as well as the supplementary sacrifice done for the removal of defects in the performance of the principal rite. The remnants of the materials used in the rite are thrown into the river. Matsya Purana (23.23) refers to the Avabhrithasnana taken by Soma at the conclusion of the Rajasuya sacrifice performed by him for the conquest of Indra’s kingdom and to gain immense power. Vayu Purana (104, 40-42) describes the gain of heaven and other merits by the sages of the Naimisha forest after the avabhritha bathing taken by them at the conclusion of a sacrifice. Srimad Bhagavata Purana (X.75.8-20) describes graphical

Dreaming Of Ayyappa – Meaning

Dreaming of Ayyappa means you will get good and positive results in all actions in immediate future as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is considered good as it is asking you to attempt all the good things you want to do in life. The dream is also asking you to be more spiritual and religious. Dreaming of Ayyappa in Sabarimala or any other temple means you can make some bold changes in your life and this will be good for your future. Dreaming of Ayyappa atop tiger is a sign of good days ahead especially in matters of relationship. Dreaming of Ayyappa in forest or you offering prayers means you will show more interest in religious matters. It is also a sign that spirituality might solve your present problem. Dream of young Ayyappa is a sign of progress in life with the help of others. Dreaming of Ayyappa after watching on television or talking or reading about Bhagavan during daytime have no meaning. The dream should happen without any daytime influence to have

Dreaming Of Awards – Meaning

Dreaming of awards is a good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. Dreaming of awards is associated with honor, victory and recognition. It also means you will be making new friends or you will get new relationships. Dreaming of you receiving award and your happy means if you are ready to work hard you will get respect and success. Dream of awards and you are unhappy or crying or terrified means someone might attempt to steal your work. You need to be careful about revealing your career secrets and ideas to others. Dreaming of awards after watching it in real or on television or talking about them during daytime have no meaning. The dream should happen without any daytime influence to have a meaning.

Dreaming Of Lawyers – Meaning

Dreaming of lawyers is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. You can expect troubles from authorities in near future. It is also a sign that something is not going well in your relationship. Dream of lawyers and you are happy means you will get relief in a problem. Government and legal matters will be settled in your favor. Dreaming of lawyers and you are terrified or unhappy means you will get into trouble with police or other government authorities. Dream of lawyers with someone you know means a person whom you trusted might cheat you.

Inward Gaze Alone Can Protect Us from Suffering And Trouble

At the individual level, the problem of the outward gaze keeps us preoccupied with the problems of others, other beings or things. We are always concerned with this person or that thing and set out to correct them, all the time unaware of the manifold problems we are suffering from, both physical and mental. These are the symptoms of the deeper problem of not understanding our true nature, which is spiritual. If we desire material or spiritual success, if we desire peace, we need to turn our gaze inwards. This inward gaze alone can protect us from suffering and trouble. Just like machines that come with a self-repairing mechanism, we need to develop a self-analysing and self-correcting mechanism. If we need peace, we need to take a moment and analyse this life of ours, its pace and its destination. Where are we headed to? What pace are we travelling in? Such questions need to be asked constantly and at every moment of our lives. The inward gaze has to be so penetrating that we

Dreaming Of Lawn Mowers – Meaning

Dreaming of lawn mowers is a kind of good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. You will be soon ready to get your life in shape by cutting off unwanted relationships and bad activities. Dream of lawn mowers and you are happy means you will get opportunity to come out the present life situation. It also means opportunity to make changes to your life. Dreaming of lawn mowers and you are unhappy or scared means someone will attempt to discipline you or you might be forced to work on condition and terms set by others. Dream of lot of lawn mowers together is a sign of unexpected change in life. You will be completely removed the present life situation and placed in a different world. Dream of you moving the lawn using a lawn mower is that you will realize some fault in your life and will make honest attempt to correct it. Dreaming of lawn mower chasing you or you are getting into accident with it is a sign of someone else taking control of your life.

14 December 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 14 December 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 Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 12:30 AM on December 14. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:29 AM on December 15. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 14, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 10:30 AM.  Nakshatra  – Revathi nakshatra till 5:08 AM on December 14. Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 6:41 AM on December 15. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Revathi nakshatra t