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Kizhakkepattom Marappalam Devi Temple – Festival – History

Kizhakkepattom Marappalam Devi temple is located near Pattom in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This is a powerful temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The sankalpam is that of Rajarajeshwari form of Goddess. There is also a Goddess Chamundi shrine in the temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Hanuman, Ganesha and Nagaraja (Snake gods). This is a small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum – chatura sreekovil. The annual Kappuketti kudiyiruthu is held in Kumbha Masam. Kizhakkepattom Marappalam Devi Temple Story Legend has it that there was no temple in the area and farmers used to invite a Goddess from nearby region during harvest period to make offerings. The deity used to return back after the harvest related rituals. But once the murti of Goddess got fixed in the place and it won’t move for some reason. All attempts to lift the murti proved futile. A temple was built where the Goddess wished to reside and the shrine is now famous as Kizhakke Pattom Mara

Mangattazhikam Sree Durga Devi Temple Festival

Mangattazhikam Sri Durga Devi Temple is located at Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The annual festival in the temple is held on Karthika nakshatra day in Makaram month (January – February). This is a small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum. The temple has got upa devatas. The annual festival is famous for melam, traditional temple art forms, and pujas and rituals associated with Bhagavathy temple. Navratri and vidyarambham is observed in the temple.

Perissery Pazhayattil Devi Temple - Festival

Perissery Pazhayattil Devi temple is located at Perissery in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual pongala festival in the temple is held in Makaram month (on Karthika nakshatra day). The kodiyettam for the annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. Karthika nakshatra is the most day during the annual festival.  This is a small temple and got a temple pond. The shrine is well maintained. The annual festival in the temple is famous procession and wonderful lamps in the evening. The shrine also observes Ramayana Masam, Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Valapad Cheruvil Sri Bhadrakali Annapoorneshwari Temple

Valapad Cheruvil Sri Bhadrakali Annapoorneshwari temple is located at Valapad in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali and Annapoorneshwari. The annual festival in the temple is held on Makayiram nakshatra in Makara Masam (January – February). This is an ancient temple small temple with two sreekovil and upa devata shrines. The annual festival is like any other temple festival in Thrissur district and is noted for caparisoned elephants and melam. There are kolams, procession, temple art forms, pujas and rituals associated with Bhagavathy temples. The festival concludes with arattu. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festivals.

Kotta Kurumba Devi Temple Ramanattukara

Kotta Kurumba Devi Temple is located at Ramanattukara in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual Vilakku festival is held in Makaram month. This is a typical Kerala temple that one comes across many villages and towns in North Kerala. The deity worshipped in the temple is highly powerful and is the protector of the region. The temple has a small sanctum sanctorum or sreekovil. There are a couple of upa devatas. The shrine observes Ramayana Masam, Navratri, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam. Special rituals are held in Dhanu Masam in the temple.

Amavasya 2022 Date And Time – Amavasya Calendar With Tithi Time In 2022 - 2023

Amavasya is known as the no moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2022, there are 12 Amavasya. Mahalaya Amavasya in 2022 is on September 25. Below are the Amavasya 2022 - 2023 dates with tithi time in Hindu Calendar based on Indian Standard Time. Time for 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 is given separately. Time for Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, northern parts of Karnataka (having a border with Maharashtra) and South Rajasthan having a border with Gujarat is given separately. It is the darkest day in the Hindu month and also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are many Hindus

House Warming Dates In March 2022 – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in March 2022

Below is the auspicious house warming dates in March 2022. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time. The below given dates are based on Hindu Panchang and calendar. House Warming Dates In March 2022 March 25 and  March 28, 2022

Paravur Kongal Vilayil Kunnathu Sree Durga Devi Temple - Festival

Paravur Kongal Vilayil Kunnathu Sree Durga Devi temple is located at Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The annual festival in the temple is held on Karthika nakshatra day in Makaram month. Shiva is an important deity in the temple and the shrine observes Mahashivratri festival in Kumbha Masam (February or March). This is a small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum. The temple has got upa devatas and a kodimaram. The annual festival is famous for melam, traditional temple art forms, and pujas and rituals associated with Bhagavathy temple. The temple has trees associated with janma nakshatra or birth stars. Navratri and vidyarambham (ezhuthiniruthu) is observed in the temple.

Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi Temple Festival

Aryanad Chempakamangalam Devi temple is located at Tholoor near Aryanad in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali with a sankalpam also of Durga Devi. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Kaliyoottu Utsavam and is observed from Karthika nakshatra in Makaram month for ten days. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Goddess Durga and Bhagavan Sri Krishna. For the annual festival the temple is decorated beautifully. Rows of lamps are lit all around in temple at night. The annual festival is also famous for procession and fireworks. Traditional temple folk art forms and rituals of the region are part of the festival. This is a typical Kerala temple with a beautiful sanctum sanctorum including chuttambalam. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika.

Thannithode Parakkulam Durga Devi Temple – Festival

Thannithode Parakkulam Durga Devi temple is located at Thannithodu in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This is a small temple located atop a hill amidst sylvan surroundings. The annual festival in the temple is held on Karthika nakshatra in Makaram month and is known as Thannithode Parakkulam Durga Devi Makara Karthika Mahotsavam. Pongala festival is held on Karthika nakshatra day in Kumbha Masam (February - March). This is a small temple with a square sreekovil. There are a couple of upa devatas outside the main temple and this includes Ganapathy. The shrine also has a temple pond. The annual festival in the temple is famous melam, procession and unique rituals associated with Bhagavathi temples in central Travancore. The temple is frequented by peacocks.

Chettikulangara Karthika Pongala

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is located near Kayamkulam in Alleppey District in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and is considered highly powerful. The annual pongala festival in the temple is held on the Karthika nakshatra day in Makaram month. The annual Pongala festival observed in the temple attracts thousands of women devotees. The temple is decorated during the period traditionally. The fire for Pongala is brought out from the sanctum sanctorum. 'Pongala' ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’ The previous day Makara Bharani is also significance in the temple and numerous rituals are held on the day.

Silence Of Sri Ramana Maharshi

On the silence of Sri Ramana Maharshi by Swami Tapovan Maharaj Silence is Truth. Silence is Bliss. Silence is Peace. And hence Silence is Atman. To live this Silence as such is the Goal. It is moksha. It is the end of the endless cycle of births and deaths. Sri Ramana Maharshi was an embodiment of such Silence. He was the Silence Itself. Therefore he did not preach the Silence. Only when one comes back to the 'noisy' from the Silence, can one preach the Silence. How can the Silence preach Itself through Silence? Nearly thirty-five or forty years ago, I had the good fortune of having the darshan of Maharshi at Tiruvannamalai when he was living there in a cave along with his mother and brother. One midday, a young brahmachari at that time, I went up the Hill to the cave, saw the Maharshi and, placing a bunch of bananas at his feet, bowed and sat before him. At the same moment some monkeys jumped on to the scene, scrambled for the fruits and ran away with them. Maharshi look

9 January 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 9 January 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:26 PM on January 9. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:56 PM on January 10. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 9, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 11:08 AM.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 11:33 AM on January 9. Then onward it is Revathi nakshatra till 12:32 PM on January 10. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Bhadrapada