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Valoor Chilleli Shiva Temple – Festival

Valoor Chilleli Shiva temple is located at Pulikkakadavu – Valoor near Cheruvaloor in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva or Mahadeva. Shivratri, which falls in Malayalam Kumbha Masam (February last week or first fortnight of March) is an important occasion in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil. The shrine has nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. A small fair and other festivity are part of the day. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam of are of importance at Chilleli Shiva temple.

Vadakke Mylakkad Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva Temple – Festival

Vadakke Mylakkad Sreekanteswaram Mahadeva temple is located at Vadakke Mylakkad near Kottiyam in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. The annual Shivratri festival in Malayalam Kumbha Masam, which falls in the first fortnight of March or the last week of February, is of great importance in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil. There is a kodimaram (flag post0, chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, temple pond and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Hanuman, Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. A nandi or Rishabham is located in front of the temple. The shrine is famous for conducting Maha Mrityunjaya Homam. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. A fair is held in the temple premises during Shivratri festival. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu masam are of impo

Vayalar Nagamkulangara Temple – Festival

Vayalar Nagamkulangara temple, also known as Nagam Kulangara Mahadeva temple, is located at Vayalar in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva and Nagas (Serpents). The annual Shivratri festival in Malayalam Kumbha Masam, which falls in the first fortnight of March or the last week of February, is of great importance in the temple. Ayilyam nakshatra in Malayalam months is another major occasion in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil. There is a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, flag mast or kodimaram, temple pond and shrines of upa devatas. The temple is surrounded three groves or kavus. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. A fair is held in the temple premises during Shivratri festival. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu masam are of importance in the shrine. An important offering in the temple is Pulluvan Pattu . It is

Koonathara Umayoor Shiva Temple – Festival

Koonathara Umayoor Shiva temple is located at Koonathara in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadevan. The annual Shivratri festival in Malayalam Kumbha Masam, which falls in the first fortnight of March or the last week of February, is of great importance in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil. There is a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, temple pond and shrines of upa devatas. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. A fair is held in the temple premises during Shivratri festival. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam, Thrikartika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu masam are of importance in the shrine.

Kummil Mahadeveswar Temple – Festival

Kummil Mahadeveswar temple is located at Kummil in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Mahadeva – Shiva. The annual Shivratri festival in the first fortnight of March or the last week of February is of great importance in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures here. There are a couple of upa devatas. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam and Vrischika Masam are of importance in the shrine.

Belief There Is Only Body No Soul In Ancient Hinduism – Dehatmavada

Dehatmavada is the belief that there is no soul apart from the body. The doctrine identifies the soul with the body. It is comparable to the western theories of Behaviorism and Epiphenomenalism. The doctrine is an essential tenet of the Charvaka or Lokayata philosophy in ancient Hinduism. As per this teaching, the so-called soul is material in nature and thus dependent on the body. Consciousness is the result of the combination of physical elements in a certain proportion. It is just like the intoxicating quality of liquor produced from fermented molasses, or the red color produced by the combination of betel leaf, areca nut and lime. These ingredients do not individually posses the intoxicating quality of the red color, it is only in combination that they do so. In the same way, consciousness is produced by the conglomeration o the physical components of the body. The soul’s identity with the body may be understood from such common expressions as “I am fat”, “I am fair” etc. There i

Thudayannoor Arathakandappan Temple – Shivaratri Festival

Thudayannoor Arathakandappan temple is located at Thudayannoor on Kanjirathummoodu – Mannoor – Anchal Road in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva or Mahadeva who is lovingly known as Arathakandappan. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March) and concludes on the Shivratri day. The annual festival is famous for Kuthirayeduppu, procession, kettukazhcha, Kerala temple folk art forms, melam and pujas and rituals. Chatara Devi temple is located nearby. A Shivling is worshipped in the sreekovil. The shrine has a chuttambalam and namaskara mandapam and kodimaram. The temple has been recently renovated. The upa devatas in the temple include Ganapathy and Goddess Bhagavathy.

Kundurkunnu Mullackal Shiva Temple – Festival

Kundurkunnu Mullackal Shiva temple is located at Kundurkunnu in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. Shivratri in Kumbha Masam (February – March) is an important occasion at Kundurkunnu Shiva temple. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi, Sastha or Ayyappa, Goddess Bhagavathi and Murugan. A Shivling is worshipped in the sreekovil. The shrine has a chuttambalam and namaskara mandapam. Shivratri is associated with Tantric pujas, dhara, homams and other Shiva temple rituals. Kundurkunnu Mullackal Shiva Temple Timings The Morning Darshan and Puja timings are from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM The Evening Darshan and Puja timings are from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Poravoor Shiva Temple – Festival

Poravoor Shiva Temple is located near Karikkad and Perumpilavu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Mahadeva – Shiva. The annual Shivratri festival in the first fortnight of March or the last week of February is of great importance in the temple. The temple has a small Shivling in the chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine has a chuttambalam, balikkallu, pond, namaskara mandapam and shrines of Upa Devatas.   The sub deities in the temple include Bhagavathy and Ganapathy. The temple is surrounded by large fields on all sides. Annual Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, pushpanjali and homams. Pradosham, Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam are of importance in the shrine.

Anthinad Shiva Temple – Festival

Anthinad Shiva temple is located at Anthinad near Kollapally in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Mahadeva – Shiva. Maha Shivratri (February – March) is the most important festival in the temple. The sanctum sanctorum of Shiva faces east and that of Goddess Parvati faces west. A Salagrama is also worshiped in the sanctum. The temple has a chathura sreekovil, with a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and kodimaram. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Bhagavan Vishnu, Goddess Bhadrakali, Yakshi, and Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The annual Shivratri festival is observed with various rituals and festivities. Apart from pujas and rituals, colorful procession and Kerala temple folk arts are part of the festivities. കിഴക്കു ദർശനമായി ശിവനും പടിഞ്ഞാറു ദർശനമായി ശ്രീ പാർവതിയും കുടികൊള്ളുന്ന ക്ഷേത്രമാണ് ‌ ഇത് . അമാനുഷനായ ഒരു താപസൻ പ്രതിഷ്ഠിച്ച തേജോമയമായ ശിവലിംഗമാണ് ‌ ഈ ക്ഷേത്രത്തിലെ ശ്രീകോവിലിലുള്ളത് ‌ .   സഹസ്രാബ്ദങ്ങൾക്കപ്പുറം

Nilakkal Mahadeva Temple – Festival

Nilakkal Mahadeva temple is located at Nilackal on the way to Sabarimala in Goodrical range of Ranni forest division in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. The annual Shivratri festival (February or March) is observed in at Nilakkal temple. The popular belief is that Ayyappa who was on the way to annihilate a demon got the blessings of Shiva, his father, at Nilakkal. Shiva here has two forms one is ferocious and another form benign form blessing his son. It is said that Shiva was ferocious due to the atrocities of the demon but was happy to see his son on the mission to annihilate the demon. A Shivling is worshipped in a two tier round sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Kannimoola Ganapathy and Nandi. Pilgrims on the way to Sabarimala temple take rest in the temple. The annual Shivratri festival is observed with Tantric and Vedic rituals. Dhara, mantras, various pushpanjali and other ritu

Vadakkevila Valia Koonambaikulam Bhadrakali Temple – Festival - Kariya Siddhi Puja

Vadakkevila Valia Koonambaikulam Bhadrakali temple, also known as Koonambai temple, is located at Vadakkevila in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The festival coincides with the Kumbha Bharani. The annual festival is famous for the Pongala ritual known as Chandra Pongala and it offered at night. The conducts Kariya Siddhi Puja on Tuesdays and is attended by lot of devotees. The origin of the temple like most Bhagavathy temples in Kerala is traced to Kodungallur Bhagavathy. The shrine has no roof and a Krishnashila bimbam of Bhagavathi is worshipped in the temple. The shrine faces north. The history of the temple starts with from the first year of Malayalam Kollavarsham. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Veerabhadra, Brahmarakshas, Yogeswaran, Kandakarnan, Yakshi, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. There is also a widespread belief that the worshi

Madavoorpara Shiva Temple – Shivratri Festival

Madavoorpara Shiva temple is located near Kattaikonam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. This is an 8 th century CE rock cut cave temple dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. The annual Shivratri festival (last week of February or first fortnight of March is an important occasion at Madavoorpara cave temple. Madavoorpara Shiva Temple Timings Morning darshan timings are from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM Evening darshan timings are from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Madavoorpara Shiva temple is a rare rock cut Shiva temple in Kerala. All the aspects of the shrine are sculpted on the rock, even the steep steps leading up to the temple. Sculptures of temple doorkeepers are etched onto the rock on either side. A Shivling is worshipped in the temple. The temple is facing southwest and has an oblong shrine with a rock-cut Shivling, an Ardha Mandapa and a pillared facade. A figure of Ganapathy is etched on the left wall of the Ardha Mandapa. Various pujas and rituals including abhishekam, homam, mantra

Chalakudy Monapilly Shiva Temple – Festival

Chalakudy Monapilly Shiva temple is located at Monapilly near Chalakudy in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. Ayyappan Vilakku in Dhanu Masam (December – January) and Maha Shivaratri (February – March) are the two most important festivals at Monappilly Shiva temple. This is an ancient temple believed to be more than 1000 years old. The sreekovil here is two-tiered and round in shape – vatta sreekovil. Namaskara Mandapam has a Nandi or Rishabham. A Shivling is worshipped in the shrine. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple include Ayyappa (Sastha), Ganapathy and Goddess Bhagavathy. Shivratri is observed mainly with pujas, prayers and rituals. Various homams, abhishekam, Rudra puja etc are held on the day. The temple is decorated with lamps on the occasion of Ayyappan Vilakku. Pradosham (on every fortnight of Malayalam month), Ramayana Masam, Vrischika Masam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira are important occasion in the shrine.

Karnoor Shiva Temple – Festival

Karnoor Shiva temple is located on the Mekkappala – Vettampara road in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam (December – January) and Maha Shivaratri (February – March) are the two most important festivals here. This is ancient temple with a Shivling in a chathura sreekovil. The structures covering the murtis in the temple are modern structures. Upa Devatas worshipped here include Ganapati and Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual Shivratri festival is noted for various pujas and rituals. The Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam is held with various cultural and religious programs including Kerala temple folk arts and Thiruvathira by women.

Keezhvaipur Eswaramangalam Mahadeva Temple – Shivaratri

Keezhvaipur Eswaramangalam Mahadeva temple is located at Keezhvaipur near Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. The annual Shivratri festival is an important occasion at Keezhvaipur Eswaramangalam temple. The sankalpam of Shiva in the temple is that of Mahadeva in a ferocious form. He has just heard the news about the death of Goddess Sati at Daksha Yagna. For this reason no festivals are held in the temple. The annual Shivratri is famous for Tantric and Vedic rituals. Dhara, homams, abhishekam, pushpanjali, koovalam or bilva pujas, Bali pujas are mainly performed here on the day. The temple has a chathura sreekovil with a namaskara mandapam and upadevata. Shivling is worshipped in the main sanctum. Pradosham, Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam and Ramayana masam are of importance here. Mondays and Saturdays are the main days in a week.

Triveni Amavasya 2023 Date in Odisha

Triveni Amavasya is observed on the Amavasya or no moon day in Magh month (January – February) in Odisha. Triveni Amavasya 2023 date is January 21 as per traditional Oriya calendar. People take a dip in the holy rivers and have darshan of deities on the day. The day is observed as the birthday of Goddess Viraja. On Triveni Amavasya, Goddess Viraja at  Viraja   Temple  in Jajpur is worshipped as Goddess Savitri. The highlight on the day is the chanting of the sacred Gayatri mantra. During the period a Tribeni Yatra is held at Bhapur near Puri. The day is highly auspicious during Kumbh Mela and Magh Mela at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Mauni Amavasya is observed on the day in North India.

Edava Manthara Temple – Shivratri Festival

Edava Manthara Temple, also known as Thiruvambadi Sree Krishna Swamy temple , is located at Manthara near Edava in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva, Goddess Bhadrakali and Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The annual Shivratri festival in Kumbha Masam and Ashtami Rohini in Chinga Masam is of great importance at Edava Manthara Sri Krishnaswamy temple . Although the shrine is named after Bhagavan Sri Krishna, Shiva is the prime deity. The murti of Sri Krishna worshipped in the temple was retrieved from sea by fishermen. The annual Shivratri festival is famous for nedum kuthira edupp u in the evening. Various pujas and rituals including homams, dhara, annadanam, pushpanjali, kalasha puja are part of the Shivratri festival. Thottam Pattu and Navratri dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy is another important occasion in the shrine. The chathura sreekovil in the temple has a Shivling. The shrine has a chuttambalam, nalambalam and shrines of Upa Devatas.

Osho Quotes on Mind - Happiness - Truth - Silence - Merger and More

A collection of quotes of Osho on mind, purity, philosophy, truth, courage, silence, merger and happiness. The thoughts are from books, speeches, newspapers and online. Osho Quotes on Mind A man who is spiritual has tremendous experiences but he never accumulates them. Once they have happened he forgets about them. He is finished with them and he moves away from them. He is always available for the new, he never carries the old. If you don't carry the old you will find life absolutely new at each step. Life is new, only the mind is old; and if you look through the mind, life also looks like a repetition, a bore. Mind means your past, accumulated experiences, knowledge and everything. Mind means that through which you have passed, but which you are still hanging on to. Mind is a hangover, dust from the past covering your mirror-like consciousness. Then when you look through it everything becomes distorted. Purity Purity simply means an uncontaminated state of min

1 February 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 1 February 2022 – It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 11:14 AM on February 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:31 AM on February 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 1, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana nakshatra till 8:18 PM on February 1 . Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam nakshatra till 7:25 PM on February 2 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana nakshatra till 7:44 PM on February 1 . Then onward it is D