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Ozhaloor Paderi Illam Kuttichathan Temple – Thira Festival

Ozhaloor Paderi Illam Kuttichathan temple is located at Cherukulathoor on the banks of Cherupuzha in Kozhikode district, Kerala. This is a unique shrine with a history of more than 450 years. The deity worshipped in the temple is Kuttichathan. The popular belief is that this divine form grants the wishes of the devotees. The temple is famous for its annual Thira festival observed in Makaram month. In the Thira festival, the person who adorns the theyyam is believed to be possessed by God of the particular temple or deity he adorns. Some of the important Thira during the festival at Ozhaloor Paderi Illam Kuttichathan temple are Kariyathan Vellattu, Bhagavathy Vellattu, Kariyathan Thira, Pookootti Thira, Karingkootti Thira, Uccha Kuttichathan Thira, Para Kuttichathan Thira. Various Thira are performed to the accompaniment of melam – Kerala traditional drums.

Jyoti Dhyana – Meditation On Inward Light

Jyoti Dhyana, or meditation on light, is advocated by Patanjali in his Yogasutra as a means of concentration by a spiritual aspirant. Indian philosophy postulates two fundamental doctrines: There is only one Ultimate Reality and the universe is the result of the reflection and expression of this Reality. The universe is the joint play of the two polar Ultimate Principles in existence, which are the root of all expressions of consciousness and power, and are referred to as Shiva and Shakti. These doctrines are brought out in the two statements: Brahmaivedam Vishwam (verily, this universe is nothing but Brahman, the Ultimate Reality) and Shiva Saktyamaka Vishvam (Shiva and Shakti are the innermost Self and Essence of the universe). A Sadhaka (spiritually devoted practitioner) has to perform his sadhana according to these principles. It is necessary to understand the realm of the intellect and the relation between the two basic principles of consciousness and power. According to Yoga Sutr

Good Dates in June 2022 in Hindu Calendar - Hindu Auspicious Days and Time in June 2022

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. Good dates in June 2022 in Hindu calendar given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates and time in June 2022 are good for house warming, joining job, starting work, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration of property, villa, house flat, birth, visiting, first visit, buy bike, buying flat, house, property, villa, etc. Hindu Auspicious Days and Time in June 2022 June 1 June 3 till 1:30 PM June 4 June 8 June 11 June 13 June 18 good after 1:49 PM June 19 June 21 June 23 till 9:08 AM June 24 June 30 Bad dates – These dates should be completely avoided  – June 5, 9, 22, 27, 28 and June 29. Certain dates that might not be mentioned above are neither good nor bad. They are average dates. You won't get the desired results if auspicious events are performed on the day.

Sooranad Veettinal Bhagavathi Temple – Festival – History

Sooranad Veettinal Bhagavathi temple is located at Sooranad in Kollam district, Kerala. There are two main Goddesses worshipped in the temple. In the Thekkenada in the temple Goddess Bhadrakali is worshipped as per Kalari sampradayam. The Vadakke Nada, Goddess Durga is worshipped. The 10-day annual festival concludes with arattu in Kumbham month. As per history, the temple was built during the 15th century by Kayamkulam king. Inscriptions of 15th century are found in the temple. The Bhadrakali murti worshipped in the temple was the upasana murti of Kayamkulam king. The murti was associated with war. The temple is also famous for its sculptures. Unique and mesmerizing carpentry work is another highlight of the festival. Pettapiri vala, chandravada vala and chenkol vala can be seen in the temple. The story of Ramayana is carved on the walls of Vadakke Ambalam. The temple has a small kavu dedicated to the worship of snakes.

Story Of Garuda Flying With Elephant And Giant Tortoise

If you wonder how Garuda got its names, then it is associated with the story of Garuda flying elephant and giant tortoise. Vibhavasu and Suprateka were brothers but they always fought over ancestral wealth. Both were saints but this did not deter them from fighting over property. They cursed each other, and as a result they were transformed into a giant elephant and a giant tortoise. The animals were so huge. The elephant was six yojana in height and 12 yojana in length. The tortoise was six yojana in height and and 10 yojna in length. It must be noted here that as per modern calculation 1 yojana is equal to 12 kilometers. The tortoise took refuge in a vast lake and the elephant lived on the banks of the lake. The fight of two brothers continued even after transformation. Their noisy fight disturbed the sages doing penance in the forest near the lake.   Sage Kashyapa, father of Garuda, asked his son to eat the elephant and tortoise so that he will have his food and the sages wi

Koonayil Moorthi Nada Devi Temple – Paravur – Festival

Koonayil Moorthi Nada Devi temple is located at Koonayil near Paravur. This is a very small temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makram month (January – February). The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum which was very recently made. The temple also has upa devatas all the structures are made of concrete. The moorthi of Goddess worshipped in the temple is very old. May it was worshipped without a roof in ancient times. The annual festival is mainly noted for pujas and rituals.

Raran Kelachan Kavu Sridevi Temple – Guruthi - Praishta Festival

Raran Kelachan Kavu Sridevi temple is located near Farook college Adivaram in Kozhikode, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi or Sridevi. The annual Guruthi is observed in Makara masam (January – February). The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April - May) This is a very small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum. There are also shrines dedicated to Upa Devatas. The temple observed important rituals associated with Goddess Lakshmi. Certain unique rituals of Malabar region are observed in the temple.

Altharamood Mahavishnu Temple Puthenthura – Chavara – Festival

Altharamood Mahavishnu temple is located at Puthenthura near Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. The annual prathishta maholsavam festival is held in Makaram month. The temple is located near the Arabian Sea. There are a couple of upa devatas in the temple. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum with a standing murti of Vishnu Bhagavan. The shrine also has a chuttambalam, temples of upa devatas and a kodimaram. The annual festival in the temple is famous for temple music, folk art forms, kolams, and procession. The shrine also observes Vishu, Gokulashtami and Thiruvonam. The annual meenottu ritual is held on Rohini nakshatra day in Malayalam Meena Masam (March - April). The shrine observes the Karkidaka Vavu Bali and Pitru Tarpanam on Vavu or Amavasya day in Karkidaka Masam (July - August).

Cherthala Shri Bhadra Vilasam Vadakkumkara Temple – Festival

Cherthala Shri Bhadra Vilasam Vadakkumkara temple is located at Vadakkumkara near Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy. The annual Pratishta festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The annual pooram festival in the temple is held in Makaram month 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. Navratri, vidyarambham (ezhuthiniruthu) and Thrikarthika is observed in the temple. The annual Bala Parameswari pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda masam (April - May).

Bhanu Saptami 2023 Dates - Importance of Bhanu Saptami Dedicated to Sun God Surya in Hinduism

Bhanu Saptami, also known as Surya Saptami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Surya. Bhanu Saptami 2023 dates are February 26, June 25, July 9 and November 19. Lord Surya, or the Sun God, is an important deity in Hinduism and is worshipped daily and on Shukla Paksha Saptami (the seventh day during waxing phase of moon in a traditional lunar calendar). Bhanu is one of the numerous names of Lord Surya. Lord Surya, or the Sun God, is Pratyaksha Brahman or the visible god and is worshipped daily and on Shukla Paksha Saptami (the seventh day during waxing phase of moon in a traditional lunar calendar). Bhanu is one among the numerous names of Lord Surya – hence the name Bhanu Saptami. Bhanu Saptami is observed in Magh Month (January – February), Falguna month (February - March), Jyeshta Month (June – July), Kartik month (November - December) and also in Margashirsh Month (December - January) by different Hindu communities. The main Bhanu Saptami is held in Magh mo

Mulanjoor Azhakotha Shiva Temple – Festival

Mulanjoor Azhakotha Shiva temple is located at Mulanjoor near Ottappalam in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. There are also upa devatas in the temple. The annual Prathishta dinam in the temple is held in Makaram month (January – February). This is a small beautiful temple located amidst peaceful surroundings. The shrine is complete with a chuttambalam and other essential structures that are part of a small Kerala style temple. A Shivling is worshiped in the sanctum sanctorum. The temple also observes Mahashivratri in Kumbha Masam, Ramayana Masam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam.

Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival

Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located at Thirunakkara in Kottayam, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna Bhagavan. The annual festival in the temple begins on Rohini nakshatra in Makaram month (January - February). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Goddess Bhagavathi. The 7-day annual festival is famous for melam, elephants, temple art forms, kolams, and colorful procession along with a beautifully decorated palanquin. This is a beautiful Kerala style temple complete with a round sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil), a huge pond and kodimaram. Annadanam is performed in the temple on all Thursdays and on Ekadashi days. The main offering to Thirunakkara Sree Krishna Swamy is Paal Payasam. The temple observes Vaikunta Ekadashi or Swargavathil Ekadashi with Sreebali, navakabhishekam and special pujas. Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) and Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chinga Masam are the other important festivals in the temple.

Ayyamkulangara Bhagavathi Temple – Pooram Festival

Puthussery Ayyamkulangara Bhagavathi temple is located at Puthussery near Choondal – Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Devi or Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is famous Puthussery Ayyamkulangara pooram and is held in Makaram month. The annual festival in Ayyankulangara temple is famous for caparisoned elephants with thidambu, melam, colorful procession, temple art forms and special rituals and pujas associated with Bhagavathi temples in the region. Nearly a dozen elephants participate in the pooram. Various kolams and fireworks complete the annual festival which is a big event of the region. Ayyam Kulangara Bhagavathi temple is a small shrine but well maintained. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum. The temple also observes Navratri and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam.

Varadiyam Ayyappankavu Temple – Festival

Varadiyam Ayyappankavu temple is located at Varadiyam near Avanoor in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Varadiyam Ayyappankavu Pooram and is held in Makaram month. This is a colorful annual event attended by thousands of people. Varadiyam Ayyappankavu temple is small Kerala style temple. The shrine is complete with a small sreekovil, special small shrines of Upa Devatas and a temple pond. The annual festival is famous for Pandi Melam, Panchavadyam, caparisoned elephants, temple art forms and procession. The shrine also observes the annual Mandala Makaravilakku Kalam starting from November 16 to January 20.

Hinduism On Lust

Lust or strong sexual desire is something natural as per Hinduism. It is not a sin or wrong be lustful. But you need to follow Dharma. You cannot hurt another living being physically or emotionally to fulfill your lust. It simple terms you should have healthy and mutual sex with your partner – the emotion of love should overpower lust. Sex is a natural urge just like hunger, thirst, urination or passing motion. It becomes a problem when it interferes with a natural living. A person should realize that he should not get consumed by lust. Hinduism is totally against lust which is bound to cause hurt. If the sexual urge is to desire somebody as an object is to offend that person. It is an insult, it is violent. The ghost of lust lurks in the hole of one’s mind and deludes the mind in a hundred ways. (Yoga Vasishta) Adi Shankaracharya says that he is poor person who has uncontrolled lust. Adi Shankara also says that Self-control is having a firm hold on the lust of the eyes and the

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 10 January 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:58 PM on January 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 10, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Revati nakshatra till 12:32 PM on January 10. Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 2:05 PM on January 11. (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 till 8:50 A