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Erumapetty Shankaran Kavu Temple – Pooram

Erumapetty Shankaran Kavu temple is located at Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is famous for the annual festival held on Makaram Pathu and is famous as Shankarankavu pooram. The annual festival is famous for the ezhunellippu and caparisoned elephants. Procession with one caparisoned elephant along with melam or panchavadyam is held in the afternoon (12:30 PM to 3:30 PM). More caparisoned elephants join for a grand display along with melam in the evening (4 PM to 6 PM). Processions with Kerala temple folk forms like Kavadi, Poothan, Thira, Karimkali etc visit the shrine during the evening time. Thalappoli procession also reaches the temple between 9 PM and 10 PM.  Single caparisoned elephant procession is repeated after midnight and next day morning.

Choondal Melekkavu Bhagavathy Temple - Festival

Choondal Melekkavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Choondal in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Choondal pooram and is held in the Makaram Masam (January – February). This is a small typical shrine one comes across in Kerala. The shrine is complete with a sreekovil and sub shrines. The annual festival is famous for panchari melam, Kerala temple folk arts, processions and caparisoned elephants. The Thalappoli festival is also held in the Makara Masam.

Nine Openings In The Human Body In Hinduism – Navadwara

Nava means nine and Dwara means door or opening or aperture. As per Hinduism, the human body has nine openings or Navadwara. These are in the mouth, two eyes, two nostrils, two ears and the organs of excretion and of generation. The first reference to navadvara as an adjective of the human body is seen in the Atharva veda – ashtacakra navadvara devanam purayodhya. Navadwara is also referred to as navacchidra and collectively as kham. Kulluka Bhatta in his commentary on Manusmriti (3.53), states only six apertures under the word kham instead of nine. Out of these nine apertures, seven are sense while the last two – organs of excretion and of generation, are motor organs. Svetasvatara Upanishad has a reference to the soul (the possessor of the body) dwelling in the city of nine gates (navadvara pure dehi Svetasvatara Upanishad 3.18). The Bhagavad Gita (5.73) has the same wording as Svetasvatara Upanishad and means the same, while stating that the actor does not do anything nor does h

Ambika Devi Temple At Nirmand In Kullu District – Himachal Pradesh

Ambika Devi Temple at Nirmand is located around 19 kms from Rampur in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. This ancient temple was built by Parshuram Avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu. Nirmand Ambika Devi Temple Story Parasuram had killed his mother Renuka Devi on the orders of his father. The temple was built by Parashuram in atonement or the matricide he committed. According to one belief is that Devi Ambika of Nirmand is Ambika of Mahabharata. Another legend is that in the Satyug when the demons created an atmosphere of terror in the Himalayas, Parshuram came to Nirmand. Here a Naga attacked him and Parshuram cut the Naga into pieces. Parshuram, then in his rage, eradicated many demons with his axe. But he could not overcome them all. When Devas saw that even Parshuram was unable to kill all the demons they asked Vishnu for a solution. They meditated upon Mahakali (Ambika) on the advice of Vishnu. Then Devi Ambika fought the demons using her weapons like khapar (bowl), trishul (triden

Story Of Chaitanya Deva Forgetting His Human Identity

Chaitanya Deva, the greatest of all bhaktas and jnanis, forgot entirely that he was a human being. He identified himself so entirely with Bhagavan that when he entered a temple and the people were worshipping Bhagavan Sri Krishna, he seated himself on Bhagavan Krishna’s throne and received the worship and offering intended for Bhagavan Krishna. And a light emanated from his body lighting up the temple, and the people were awestruck and accepted him as a divine Incarnation. This is the wonderful blessing of pure all-absorbing love: to lose one’s personality, the consciousness of the little self, in the object of adoration. The devotee is transformed into the Deity, who is no other than his own divine Self. Some Facts About Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1533) was a 15th century Vedic spiritual leader, who is considered an avatar of Bhagavan Krishna by his followers. He exhibited the highest level of devotion to Bhagavan Sri Krishna and is known for his role in spr

Dreaming Of Birthday – Meaning - Birthday Celeberation

Dreaming of birthday is good omen and is positive as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means opportunity for rebirth and to come out of your current situation. It is also asking you shed some baggage you are carrying and be free. Dreaming of birthday celebration also means there will happy occasions, get together and meeting of old friends or relatives in near future. Dream of birthday and you are happy means there will be positive changes in life - new people and new happenings. Dreaming of birthday and if you wake up terrified or crying means your past will come to haunt you. People or incident that you wanted to forget will return back. You will feel like you want to back to womb and get away from all that is haunting you.

Kumarakom Dharmasastha and Murugan Temple – History – Festival

Kumarakom Dharmasastha and Murugan temple is located at Kumarakom in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha and Subrahmanya or Muruga. The shrine is famous the annual Thaipooyam festival in Makaram month (January – February). It is believed that in the beginning this was a Subrahmanya or Murugan temple. Sastha prathishta was done later. Today the temple is famous for the Sastha murti. Kumarakom Dharmasastha and Murugan temple are located inside the same compound. It is believed that the Murugan Temple was the first Hindu temple in Kumarakom and was constructed by Vadakkumkoor king, about 1800 years ago. As per local history, Vadakkumkoor king, during a break in a journey at the place where the temples are located, had a dream in which he felt the presence of Muruga. A temple has constructed after this revelation and the shrine has a pavilion made out of a single stone. One of the names of Subramanya is Kumara and the place gets the name Kumarakom fr

Predicament Of Seeker And Kindness Of Master

Seeker’s Predicament Knowing not where he comes from, knowing not where he is bound, the seeker’s predicament is indeed pathetic. Trapped in layers of ignorance that bind more tightly than any cement or concrete, the seeker’s pain is known only to those who have lived it. Without proper guidance and the necessary Grace, like a rudderless boat, the seeker goes in endless circles in a boundless ocean, alternately chasing some glimmer of light on the horizon and plugging those self-destructive leaks one’s ignorance keeps punching into oneself. Master’s Kindness Like a solitary shepherd in the mountains, lovingly resting his flock under the moonlit skies between two hard days of a long journey, who course and outcome are known only to him, these interactions with the Master reflect a rare kind of intimacy, understanding and compassion that springs from the Master’s deep urge to share and deliver. He knows that the kindness, the insights and the wisdom, which he so generou

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 27 December 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:34 PM on December 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:12 PM on December 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 27, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 1:27 AM on December 27. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 12:56 AM on December 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan