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Chentrappinni Kumaramangalam Temple

Chentrappinni Kumaramangalam temple is located at Chentrappinni in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya, son of Shiva, who is popularly known as Muruga. The temple is famous in the region for colorful Thaipooyam festival in Makaram month (January – February). The temple has a standing murti of Muruga or Subrahmanya. There are a couple of upa devatas in the temple Colorful kavadiyattam, temple music, tableau, art forms and procession are part of the pooyam festival in Makaram month. Devotees also carry traditional kavadi and palkudam to the temple on the day. The temple also observes monthly Sashti fasting, Skanda Sashti and Thrikarthika.

Story of Chanda Munda and Goddess Kali

The story of demons Chanda Munda is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya. They were the assistants of demon kings Shumbha and Nishumbha. The propitiated Brahma through intense austerities and gained the boon that they could never be slain by a man. They considered a woman too weak to fear. Armed with a powerful boon, they created havoc in the universe. The caused destruction and hardship on earth. They trampled the innocent and they destroyed the nature. Finally, they came face to face with Goddess Durga. Seeing the cruelty inflicted by Chanda Munda on her children, the face of Maa Durga became dark with rage. At that moment, Goddess Kali jumped out from her right eyebrow. The face and appearance of Goddess Kali was terrible. Merely her sight caused fear and havoc in the army led by Chanda and Munda. Many of the demons in the army fell dead out of shock and fear. Those that did not die of fear ran away from the battlefield. Goddess Kali appeared emaciated with sunken eyes, droo

Kakkassery Vailikulangara Bhagavathi Temple

Kakkassery Vailikulangara Bhagavathi temple is located at Kakkasseri in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi or Devi. The shrine is famous in the region for the famous Makar Chowa pooram festival falling on the first Tuesday of Makarm month. The temple has a kind and motherly murti of Goddess Bhagavathi. She is affectionately referred to as mother. The square sanctum or chatura sreekovil has the murti of Bhagavathi. There are a couple of subsidiary deities in the temple. The annual festival in January 18 or 19 is famous caparisoned elephants, melam, temple art forms and music. Traditional rituals and pujas observed in Bhagavathi temples are held on the day. The thidambu of Bhagavathi is taken atop a caparisoned elephant on the day to the accompaniment of melam.

Kattaikonam Koonayil Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Kattaikonam Koonayil Sree Dharma Sastha temple is located at Kattaikonam near Pothencode in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Dharmasastha or Ayyappa. The temple observes its annual Prathishta Dinam in Makaram month. This is a small temple with a beautiful sanctum sanctorum or sreekovil with a sitting murti of Sree Dharma Sastha. There is also a subsidiary shrine in the small temple complex.

Kanjoor Varyattu Sri Subramanya Swami Temple

Kanjoor Varyattu Sri Subramanya Swami temple is located at Kanjoor in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya, son of Shiva, who is popularly known as Muruga. The temple is famous in the region of Thaipooyam festival in Makaram month (January – February). The small shrine has a standing murti of Muruga or Subrahmanya. The Thaipooyam festival is famous for traditional Kavadi by devotees. Colorful kavadiyattam, temple music, tableau, temple art forms and procession are part of the festival. The temple also observes monthly Sashti fasting, Skanda Sashti and Thrikarthika.

Nambiarkunnu Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy Temple

Nambiarkunnu Sree Bala Subramanya Swamy temple is located at Nambiar Kunnu in Wayanad district, Kerala. The temple is around 15 km from Sulthan Bathery. The Sankalpam of Muruga in the temple is that of Bala or child form. Thaipooya mahotsavam or Thaipooyam festival in Makaram month in the temple is the most famous festival in the region. The annual festival attracts hundreds of devotees from nearby towns and villages. The festival is famous for colorful Kavadis and temple music like chenda melam and nadaswaram. The festival concludes with a colorful procession which has various different types of kavadis and tableau. This small shrine has a round sanctum sanctorum or vatta sreekovil with a murti of Subrahmanya holding vel in standing position. Devotees also visit the temple in large numbers on Sashti fasting day, Fridays, Skanda Sashti and during Thrikarthika.

Karingannoor Kovilkunnu Sree Subramanya Swami Temple

Karingannoor Kovilkunnu Sree Subramanya Swami temple is located at Karingannoor near Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muruga, son of Shiva. The temple is located atop a small hill. The shrine is famous for the annual Thaipooyam festival. This is a colorful festival in the temple and is noted for temple music and kavadiyattam. Devotees also perform kavadi and shoolam kuthal in the shrine. The murti of Subramanya in the temple is in standing posture and is comparatively big. Apart from the monthly Muruga Sashti fasting after Amavasya, the shrine also attracts devotees on Fridays and during Skanda Sashti in Thulam masam and Thrikarthika in Vrischika masam.

Kavanur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple – Kerala

Kavanur Subrahmanya temple, also known as Kavanoor Pariyarakkal Subrahmanya Swamy temple, is located at Kavanur, 15 km north or Manjeri, in Malappuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya. The temple is famous in the region of Thaipooyam festival in Makaram month (January – February). The small but beautiful shrine has a standing murti of Muruga or Subrahmanya. The Thaipooyam festival is famous for traditional Kavadi by devotees. Colorful kavadiyattam and procession are part of the festival. The temple also observes monthly Sashti fasting, Skanda Sashti and Thrikarthika.

Kotdwar Sidhbali Temple – Sidhbali Mandir At Kotdwar In Uttarakhand

Sidhbali Temple is located on the banks of Khoh River and is surrounded by Shivaliks. It is around 3 km from Kotdwar in Pauri Garhwal District in Uttarakhand. Sidhbali Mandir is a sacred pilgrimage for Nath community as the Guru of Naths, Guru Gorakhnath, meditated here for several years. Kotdwar Sidhbali Dham is also one of the 84 Siddha Peethas. It is believed that Hanuman gave darshan to Guru Gorakhnath here. The main murti worshipped in the shrine is that of Hanuman – in a Pindi form. Later a murti of Hanuman in standing posture holding mace and mountain was added by devotees. The mandap area of the shrine has pictures of Hindu deities. All pictures are hand drawn by artists from Rajasthan. The temple complex also has murtis of Goddess Kali and Santoshi Ma. Regular bhandaras are held here on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. The most important day in the shrine is the Jayanti day of Sidha Baba. Rudra Abhishek, Rudra path and Shobha Yatra are part of the festivities.

Perunna Subrahmanya Swami Temple – Information – History – Festival – Muruga Holds Vel Downwards

Perunna Subrahmanya Swami temple is located at Perunna in Changanacherry in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muruga or Subrahmanya. Thaipooyam in Makaram month (January – February) is one of the most important festivals here. The annual Pallivetta utsavam is held in Vrishchikam month (November – December). Another important festival is the Skanda Sashti. This is perhaps the only Murugan temple in the world in which Muruga is depicted as holding the Vel down. This is because he has just annihilated the demons. In all other temples, Muruga is shown as holding the Vel upwards. The annual Thaipooyam Kavadi procession attracts thousands of devotees to the temple. The 10-day annual festival in Vrischika masam begins on the Kartika nakshatra day. The sankalpam of Muruga in the temple is that of Devasenapathi, who has just annihilated Tharakasuran. Therefore it is believed that Muruga is here in a furious form. The deity faces east. He was worshipped initially to ove

Brahma Kumaris Quotes

A collection of quotes from Brahma Kumaris. The way to live our values is to integrate our inner thoughts, awareness, attitude and feelings with our outer expression. To be peaceful and happy, one has to learn the art of letting go – of the bad memories of the past, the bad feeling of the present and the fears of future. Empowering values from the inside makes them lasting and consistent. It is important that we engage with our values at every moment of our lives. By doing so, we integrate our inner spiritual life with outer actions. This enables our core human values to bring about a lasting transformation in society. By empowering our values from the inside, we can live them, even in the most challenging situations. Relationship is essentially an exchange of energy between two souls. However, today we believe it to be an exchange of gifts, words and behavior. Despite doing so much we are still struggling with our relationships today because we are putting all our ef

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 23 December 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:28 PM on December 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:01 PM on December 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 23, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  –Ashlesha or Ayilyam nakshatra on the full day on December 23 and till 12:15 AM on December 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam naksh