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Thali Pindalikkunnu Subrahmanya Swami Temple

Pindalikkunnu Subrahmanya Swami temple is located at Ittonam - Thirumittacode -II in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is around 15 km south of Pattambi. The temple is known as Malabar Pazhani. The shrine is dedicated to known Subrahmanya or Muruga. The annual Thaipooyam festival observed in Makaram Masam (January – February) is of great importance in the temple. The temple is located atop a hill and one has to climb a lot of steps to reach the shrine. The Thaipooyam festival is famous for temple music, various types of Kavadis, Shoolam, and Kavadiyattam. The festival is one of the most colorful festivals in the region. The temple also observes Sashti fasting in every Malayalam month – the sixth day after Karutha Vavu or Amavasya. The other festivals observed in the temple include Skanda Sashti and Thrikarthika. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava Masam (May - June).

Uncontrolled Enjoyment Only Adds To Our Desires

To think that one can overcome or decimate one’s desires, whatever be their names, forms and shapes, by fulfilling them is like adding fuel to fire with the hope that it will get extinguished. Unbridled enjoyment only adds to our desires. We get caught and entangled in them more and yet more. However, there comes a time when we seek to get out of this network of illusion of getting and losing, this endless suffering of being at the mercy of desires. And thus begins our journey of tracing back to ‘where it all started’—the source of our mental distress and turmoil — and we start dissecting our own actions and reactions, emotions and expectations, successes and failures. And lo! There we discover the problem is not out there but in here. It is right in our own mind or personality, its current structure and inclinations, its deep-rooted thought patterns and areas which it considers important and sources of pleasure; it is desire that is at the root of all mischief. And then ari

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 19 December 2021 – It is Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima tithi or the full moon day till 8:58 AM on December 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:05 AM on December 20. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 19, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigashirsha nakshatra till 4:15 PM on December 19. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 6:44 PM on December 20. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigashirsha nakshatra till 4:53 PM on December 19.