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Uttarayan 2023 date - Uttarayan Festival Importance - Food - Kite Flying

Uttarayan is the northern transit of Sun or Lord Surya and sun enters the Makar Rashi or Capricorn. Uttarayan 2023 date is on January 14 in Gujarati calendars. The day is popularly known as Makar Sankranti or Sankranti. In South India , the northern transit of Sun is known as Uttarayana Punyakalam – a period of six months – and is believed to be the day time of the Devas. The term Uttarayan is popularly used in Gujarat and Maharashtra . The transition of the sun, or Surya Sankranti, into Makar or Capricorn, is considered highly auspicious and meritorious. According to Saint Jaimini, 12 hours and 46 minutes pre-and-post Sankranti are considered sacred. During this period making donations and helping poor is believed to bring merit to the donor. Symbolically, the northern path is considered to be the path of Moksha. On Uttarayan, millions of people take a holy dip at the sacred rivers especially in Ganga and Yamuna – especially at Prayag or Sangam or Allahabad . T

Ramamangalam Appattu Shiva – Vishnu Temple

Ramamangalam Appattu Shiva – Vishnu temple is located at Ramamangalam in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is located on the banks of Muvattupuzha River. The Shiva temple faces east and is located on the south side. The Shivling worshipped in the chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum is 2 feet high. The Vishnu temple faces west and is located on the north side. The murti of Bhagavan Vishnu worshipped in the vatta sreekovil or circular sanctum sanctorum is 6 feet high with four hands – chatur bahu. Pujas are performed two times in a day. The main festival in the temple is the Mahashivratri in Kumbha Masam. The shrine is famous for pitru tarpanam especially on Mahashivratri and Karkidaka Vavu Bali day. The Vishu day in Medam month is the most important festival dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu.

Nandipulam Payurkkavu Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Nandipulam Payurkkavu Bhagavathi temple is located at Nandipulam near Varandarappilly in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual pooram festival in the temple is held on Pooram nakshatra day in Kumbha Masam (February – March). During the annual festival the thidambu of Bhagavathi is carried atop a caparisoned elephant to the accompaniment of melam. The temple is decorated on the occasion with colorful lights. In the evening, more than half dozen caparisoned elephants line up to the accompaniment of Panchavadyam. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil and a chuttambalam. The shrine also observes Navratri – Vidyarambham and Thrikarthika festival.

Goddess Kalavikarni – About Hindu Goddess Kalavikarnika

Kalavikarni is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is believed that Goddess Kalavikarnika is one of the eight goddesses that appeared to help Paramasiva (Shiva) in creating the universe. She is one of the eight aspects of Shiva and are residents of pure regions or Suddhabhuvanas. Goddess Kalavikarni is also included in the list of Goddesses who are referred as Suddhasuddhatatvas – mainly meaning purest of the purest regions. Goddess Kalavikarni is also mentioned in the puranas as a fever goddess. Nothing much in detail is given about this aspect. She holds a skull as a cup. 

Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple – Festivals – Facts – History

Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple is located at Haripad in Alappuzha district, Kerala. In a year four important festivals are held in the temple. Here is a look at some of the important facts and history of the temple. Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Facts The deity worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum is has four hands – Chatur Bahu. One hand holds vel, another holds a vajrayudha, the third is in blessing posture and the final one rests on the thighs. The murti is more than six feet tall. The sankalpam of Subramanian here is that of Velayudha Swamy. The same murti is given the Sankalpam of Shiva and Vishnu and festivals are held in honor of both the deities. It is believed that Vishnu had appeared in the form of a saint to consecrate the murti on Pooyam nakshatra in Makaram month. The main deity in the temple faces east. The temple has one of the tallest flag posts in Kerala. The temple has a round sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil) and its roof is covered using coppe

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat 2023 date

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat is dedicated to the Kurma or tortoise incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. Kurma Dwadashi 2023 date is January 3. The popular belief is that observing this Vrat helps in redemption of sins and also helps in the path of Moksha. It is observed on the 12 th day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar – Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. The fasting associated with Kurma Dwadashi is observed on the previous day or Ekadasi day. On Dasami or the 10 th day the devotee performs purification rituals and prepares for the vrat next day. Pujas and worship are dedicated to Kurma Avatar of Vishnu. The fast is broken on the 12 th day morning. As the previous day is Ekadasi most people combine both fast. The only difference is the additional worship of the Kurma form of Vishnu.

Kuruvilkavu-Naithilakavu Mahavishnu Bhagavathi Temple – Puttekara

Kuruvilkavu-Naithilakavu Mahavishnu Bhagavathi temple is located at Puttekara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu and Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual pooram festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. The festival is famous for the participation of nearly 13 caparisoned elephants. The annual festival is famous for the carrying of Thidambu of Bhagavathy as part of the ezhunellippu. The caparisoned elephants lineup to the accompaniment of Melam. The shrine also organizes temple rituals, pujas and Kerala temple folk art forms. Ramayana Masam, Navratri and Thrikarthika are the other important festivals in the temple.

Parappur Kurumbakavu Temple – Thalappoli Festival

Parappur Kurumbakavu temple is located at Parappur in Malappuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The shrine is also known as Parappur Kurumba Temple. The annual Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. The festival begins with the Kavunarthal ritual. This is followed by Usha Pooja, Kavungu Ezhunellippu, Uccha Puja and Prasada Ottu. The highlight of the Parappur Kurumba Kavu temple thalappoli festival is the famous Kala Varavu. The Kala Varavu begins with the arrival of the Kala of Kanakkarayi family to the kavu. Then Kala arrives from various desoms in the region. The regions that participate in the Kala Varavu includes – കൊയ്യാർ , കൈപ്പള്ളിക്കുണ്ട് , ചീനിപ്പടി , ചുടലപ്പാറ , കുളത്തിങ്ങൽ , ചെറുകുന്ന് , നായടിപ്പാറ , കിളിയംകുന്ന്മാട് , പാറമ്മൽ , അരിച്ചോൾ , ഞാറത്തടം , ആട്ടീരി കാച്ചടിപ്പാറ , ചങ്കുവെട്ടിക്കുന്ന് . Other rituals on the day include Elamaram natal, kalamezhuthu, sandhya vela, thayambaka and rituals by velichappadu or o

Ramankulangara Temple Nendoor - Vadakkekara – Thalappoli Festival

Ramankulangara Temple is located at Nendoor Vadakkekara in North Paravur, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple observes its annual Thalappoli festival in Kumbha Masam. This is a small shrine with a chuttambalam and square sanctum sanctorum. The annual festival is noted for abhishekam, rituals, pujas and thidambu ezhunellippu of Bhagavathi atop a caparisoned elephant to the accompaniment of melam. The temple also organizes Kerala temple art forms. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Why Path Of Devotion Is Best In Kali Yuga As Per Hinduism

In the Kali Yuga (the present era as per Hinduism), it is difficult to have the feeling, ‘I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am not the twenty-four cosmic principles; I am beyond pleasure and pain, I am above disease and grief, old age and death.’ However you may reason and argue, the feeling that the body is identical with the soul will somehow crop up from an unexpected quarter. You may cut a peepal-tree to the ground and think it is dead to its very root, but the next morning you will find a new sprout shooting up from the dead stump. One cannot get rid of this identification with the body; therefore the path of devotion is best for the people of the Kali Yuga. It is an easy path. But it isn’t any and every kind of devotion that enables one to realize God. One cannot realize God without prema-bhakti. Another name for prema-bhakti is raga-bhakti. God cannot be realized without love and longing. Unless one has learnt to love God, one cannot realize Him. There is another kind

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima tithi or the full moon day till 4:28 AM on January 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:56 AM on January 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 18, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 4:13 AM on January 18. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 6:10 AM on January 19 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 4:37 AM on Janua