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Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located at Anthinad near Kollapally in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Goddess Bhadrakali in Abheeshta Varadayini form is worshipped in this temple. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival is a major festival in the temple. Anthinad Puthiyakavu Devi Temple Story Moola Kshetra of Puthiyakavu Devi Temple is the Kizhathadiyoor Puthiyakavu Devi Temple (at Chethimattam in Pala Municipality). Devotees from Anthinadu were regular visitors at this temple. But, the devotees were attacked by burglars many times at Payappar over a thousand year ago. After these incidents devotees were unable to make journey through that region. So they prayed to Goddess Puthiyakavil Amma for a solution. Seeing the difficulties of Her devotees, Devi told them that she would also reside at Anthinad. Devotees named the new temple as Puthiyakavu temple to remember the connection with Kizhathadiyoor Puthiyakavu temple. The upa devatas w

Cherukara Njaneswaram Mahadeva Temple – Festival

Cherukara Njaneswaram Mahadeva temple is located at Cherukara near Kavalam in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Njaneswara– Shiva and Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival is an important occasion here. Shivratri and Thrikarthika in Dhanu Masam are the other important festival here. The shrine is associated with Sri Narayana Guru. Shiva is worshipped here as Gnaneswara – the fountainhead of knowledge. The beautiful shrine has a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and upa devatha temples. The temple observes all the important days associated with Sri Narayana Guru. The shrine observes Karkidaka Vavu Bali.

Ratha Saptami 2023 Date – Importance - Surya Puja and Festival in 2023

Ratha Saptami is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Hindu Sun God. As per the tradition in Hinduism, Lord Surya is believed to ride a chariot driven by seven horses – this form is worshipped during Ratha Saptami puja and festival. Ratha Saptami 2023 date is January 28. The festival is of great importance at the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple . It is said that the earth's inclination towards the sun is steepest on the Ratha Saptami day. Different Names of Ratha Saptami Magh Saptami or Magha Saptami,  Jayanti or Jaya Saptami,  Surya Jayanti and  Maha Saptami. Vidhan Saptami Arogya Saptami Mandar Saptami Acchala Saptami Ratha Saptami is observed on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in the Magh Month (January – February) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The day is of great significance in Maharashtra , Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In Orissa, the day is observed as Magha Saptami . In other regions the day is o

Vattappara Mahadevi Temple – Festival

Vattappara Mahadevi temple is located at Vattappara near Udumbanchola in Idukki district, Kerala. This is a beautiful temple located amidst scenic surroundings and is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The Kumbha Bharani festival held in February or March (Malayalam Kumbha Masam) is of great importance in the temple. This is a beautiful Kerala style temple with all important structures including special small shrines of upa devatas, nalambalam, kodimaram (flag pole or dwajastham) and namaskara mandapam. The annual festival is famous for Tantri rituals, homams, pushpanjali, annadanam, abhishekam, colorful procession, lamps and lightings. The shrine also observes Ramayana Masam, Vrishcika masam (mandalakalam), Thrikarthika and Pratishta dinam.

Puthoor Kaniyapoyika Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Puthoor Kaniyapoyika Bhagavathi temple is located at Puthoor near Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. This small shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held on Bharani nakshatra day in Meenam masam. Kumbha Bharani is also observed in the shrine. The shrine has a square sanctum sanctorum – Chathura sreekovil. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi here is that Goddess Bhadrakali. The upa devatas worshipped here include Ganapathy and Nagas. The annual festival observed on Bharani nakshatra day in Meena masam (March – April) is famous for Kuthira – huge tall heavily decorated structures are pulled to the temple on the occasion. Floats, tableaus, characters from Hindu puranas, melam, Tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival. Sarvaiswarya puja is held on the first and third Friday of every Malayalam month. The shrine observes Vinayaka Chaturthi in Chinga masam. The temple also observes annual Prathishta dinam. The moolasthana

Punnayurkulam Punnukavu Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Punnayurkulam Punnukavu Bhagavathi Temple is located on the Guruvayur - Althara – Ponnani Road at Punnayurkulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. This is a small ancient Bhagavathy temple. Kumbha Bharani festival in Kumbha Masam (February – March) is an important festival here. The temple is a small shrine with a chatura sreekovil – it has no roof. The sankalpam is that of Vana Durga. The shrine has an upa devata. The tempe has well-maintained pond. The annual festival is famous for Tantric rituals and pujas. The shrine conducts Kalam pattu ritual in Vrischika masam. Thrikarthika is another important festival in the temple.

Mala Chakkamparambu Bhagavathy Temple –Festival

Mala Chakkamparambu Bhagavathy temple is located at Mala – Kuruvilassery in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The shrine observes the famous Kumbha Bharani festival (February – March). It is a seven-day annual festival and it concludes the day after Bharani with arattu. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, flag pole (dwajasthambam or kodimaram) and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Muthappan, Ganapathy, Sastha,   Kandakarnan, Vana durga, Brahmarakshas, Nagayakshi and Nagaraja. The annual temple festival is a colorful event with various colorful kavadis, characters from Hindu puranas and epics, lamps and colorful lights. The shrine observes Navratri, Mandalakalam with Ayyappan vilakku and Thrikarthika. Chakkamparambu Bhagavathy Temple Timings Morning darshan and pooja timings are fr

Chalamkonam Bhadrakali Temple – Festival

Chalamkonam Bhadrakali temple is located at Chalamkonam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This is an ancient Goddess Bhadrakali temple. Kumbha Bharani is the most important festival in the temple. Although the deity worshipped in the shrine is very old, the outer structures are modern. A Shila vigraham of Bhagavathy is worshipped in the shrine. There are upa devatas. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil made out of concrete. The annual festival is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals. The shrine also observes Prathishta dinam and Navratri.

Manapullikavu Vela 2022 Date - Festival At Manapullikavu Bhagavathy Temple

The festival is annually celebrated during the last week of February and first week of March in Kumbham month based on the Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala. It is the most famous festival at the Manapullikavu Bhagavathy temple in Palakkad district, Kerala. Manapullikavu Vela 2022 date is March 3. The festival begins a week before the Manapullikavu Vela day with flag hoisting. One can witness various traditional art forms during the one week period. Unique puja ceremonies and rituals are performed in the temple during the period. The Vela day is noted for various pujas especially Chandh Abhishekam. Yet another highlight of the festival is the fireworks performed at night and early morning hours during the conclusion of the Vela festival. Manapullikavu Vela consists of small velas from nearby desams or small villages. Prominent among them are the velas from Vadakkanthara, West Yakkara, Vennakkara and Koppam. The arrival and gathering of the small velas together result in a gra

Karalam Kumaranchira Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Karalam Kumaranchira Bhagavathy temple is located at Karalam on the banks of Karuvannur River in Thrissur District, Kerala. This is one of the pathinettara kavu (18.5 kavu temples) of ancient Kochi kingdom. Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and Bhadrakali are worshipped here. The shrine observes the annual Kumbha Bharani festival with great fanfare. The sankalpam of Bhagavathy is that of Ugra swaroopini. The shrine is famous for the Para - an annual ritual where the almighty's divine representative "velichappadu" visit the homes of devotees to assure their well being and to suggest correctional measures if needed so. Kumbha bharani is the main festival and is spread over four days Revathi vilakku, Aswathy vela, Bharani and Karthika vela. Ezhunellippu, caparisoned elephants, various temple performing arts are part of the annual festival. The temple is like any other Kerala temple and has a square sanctum, shrines of upa devatas, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and temple pon

Thalavady Puthuparambu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival - Padayani

Thalavady Puthuparambu Bhagavathy temple is located at Edathua - Parathode – Thiruvalla road in Thalavady in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The temple observes the annual Kumbha Bharani festival (February – March). The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants, ezhunnallathu and padayani. The shrine observes the annual pongala festival. The shrine is located on a vast ground surrounded by paddy fields. This is a typical Kerala style temple with chatura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas. The temple also observes various festivals and annual rituals of Goddess Bhagavathy including prathishta dinam, Navratri, Thrikarthika, Ramayana Masam and Mandala Kalam.

Ganesh Jayanti 2023 in Magh Month in Maharashtra – Importance of Maghi Ganeshotsav - Shri Ganesh Jayanti January - February

Ganesh Jayanti, also known as Maghi Ganeshotsav, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Magh month (January – February). Ganesh Jayanti 2023 date is January 25. The day is believed to be the birthday of Bhagavan Ganesh in many parts of Maharashtra and Goa . The festival is also known as Til Kund Chaturthi or Til kund chauth and is great importance to Ganapati devotees in Maharashtra. Ganesh Jayanti is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh month as per traditional Marathi Hindu lunar calendar. The day is also known as Varad Chaturthi  and Til Chaturthi. What to do on Ganesh Jayanti? An image of Ganesha is made from Turmeric powder or Sindoor powder and it is worshipped. The idol is immersed in water on the fourth day. Food prepared from Til (sesame) is consumed on the day. Ganesha devotees take bath on the day after applying Til paste (Sesame seed paste). Special prayers, rituals and pujas are held at all Ganesh

Pachalloor Chudukadu Bhadrakali Devi Temple – Festival

Pachalloor Chudukadu Bhadrakali Devi temple is located at Pachalloor near Thiruvallam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Kumbha Bharani day in Kumbha Masam. The temple has a pond, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The temple has a small grove attached to it and Nagas or serpent deities are worshipped here. The annual festival in the temple is famous for Ottam (known as Thookkam in other places). Various colorful floats and characters from Hindu scriptures are part of the annual festival. Colorful procession, melam and temple art forms is held during the festival period. The shrine has three huge banyan trees in the temple compound. All the important days in an year associated with Goddess Bhadrakali including Navratri and Thrikarthika festival are observed in the shrine.

Kareepra Chirakkadavu Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Chirakkadavu Bhagavathi temple, also known as Kareepra Kuzhimatikkadu Chirakkadavu Bhagavathi temple, is located at Kareepra near Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The festival coincides with the Kumbha Bharani day. This is a small temple with a Shila pratishtha of Bhagavathy in the chathura sreekovil. The temple has a nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, pond and shrines of upa devatas. The Bhagavathy murti in the temple is very old but the outer structures are new The annual festival is observed with Tantric rituals and pujas including pushpanjali, homams and abhishekam. Various Kerala folk art forms are part of the festival. Ezhunnallathu and vilakku are part of the annual festival. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika.

Ayroor Bhuvaneswari Temple – Festival

Ayroor Bhuvaneswari temple is located at Ayroor near Chadayamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Devi. The shrine observes the annual Kumbha Bharani festival. The temple observes Mandalakalam chirappu, Navratri and Thrikarthika festival. The temple also observes the annual Pongala festival. The annual festival is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, procession, various types of melam and Kerala temple folk art forms. This is a small typical Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are upa devatas in the temple.

Edamuttam Palapetty Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Edamuttam Palapetty Bhagavathy temple is located at Edamuttam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. This an ancient shrine part of the pathinettara kavu (18.5 temples) of erstwhile Kochi kingdom. The deity is lovingly called Palappetty Amma. The temple observes the annual Kumbha Bharani festival and Aswathy Vela. The sankalpam of Bhagavathy is that of Goddess Bhadrakali. This is a small temple but with a long history. Bhagavathy is worshipped in a Chathura sreekovil. There are upa devata shrines here. The temple is spread across a vast area of land. The temple has a separate kothumadam for conducting the annual Tholpavakoothu. The annual festival is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, procession, various types of melam and Kerala temple folk art forms. Kalam pattu ritual is held in Vrischika Masam. Apart from the annual festival, the temple also observes prathishta dinam, Ramayana masam, Navratri, Mandalakalam and Th

Saraswati Puja 2023 in Bengal In January - February

Saraswati Puja in Bengal is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha (Magha Bahula) Panchami – fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in traditional calendar followed in Bengal . Saraswati Puja 2023 date in Bengal is on January 26. This puja is of great significance in Nepal , Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Tripura and Assam . Freshly made murtis of Goddess Saraswati are prepared on the day. The color Yellow is given importance on the day. The day is observed as Saraswati Jayanti and Basant Panchami in North India . Toddlers are initiated into the world of letters on the day. Young children would sit in the lap of the priest or elders; hold a piece of chalk in his fingers and with the Goddess as witness writes at least one alphabet in local language under the guidance of the elder or priest. School children, college goers, artists, musicians, teachers and all those people directly or indirectly associated with letters and music actively participate in the Saraswati Puja. Some

Alisserry Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Alisserry Bhagavathy temple is located at Alisserry near Vellakkinar in Alappuzha district, Kerala. This ancient shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the famous Kumbha Bharani festival observed in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The temple has a chathura sreekovil with a big nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, kodimaram, shrines of upa devatas and other important temple structures. Navratri, Ayilyam, Skanda Sashti and Thiruvathira are observed in the temple. The annual Kumbha Bharani in the festival is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals, ezhunnallathu, melam, caparisoned elephants, and traditional performing arts of Kerala.

Sooranad Azhakiyakavu Kurumba Kali Devi Temple – Festival

Azhakiyakavu Kurumba Kali Devi temple is located at Sooranad North in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy – Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the Kumbha Bharani festival (February or March). The Bhagavathi worshipped in the temple is believed to be naughty and so people lovingly refer to her as ‘kurumbi’. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, temple pond, and shrines of upa devatas. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil. The shrine has two old kalathattu in front of the temple. The annual festival in the temple is famous for Kala Varavu – heavily and beautifully decorated huge effigies of ox are pulled to the shrine on the occasion. Procession with traditional folk art images, ezhunnallathu, melam and other pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival. The temple also observes annual Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Fixing The Eyes On An Object– Technique In Hatha Yoga

Fixing the eyes on an object is a specialized technique in Hatha Yoga and it is known as Drishti (gaze). Drishti means fixing the eyes, not allowing the pupils to move to the left or right, up or down. This can be done with the eyes open, half open or closed. The gaze is thus usually fixed on two points, namely, the tip of the nose and the mid-point between the eyebrows. Lotus pose employs the tip of the nose gaze. Adept pose or Siddhasana adapts the mid-point between the eyebrows. Keeping the eyes fixed and steady helps to arrest the wandering mind, just as holding the apparatus of speech (the lips, cheeks, inside the mouth and tongue) motionless helps a great deal to stop the process of speaking to oneself. It exerts less stress on the ciliary muscles of the eyes. The gaze may be fixed with the advantage on external objects like a picture, an image, a symbol like om or on the flame of a small lamp used in worship. This is done in trataka. Drishti is also applied effortlessly

Vasant Panchami 2023 – Importance Of Basant Panchami or Spring Festival In Hindu Religion

Vasant Panchami, or Basant Panchami, is a popular festival in North India which heralds the arrival of the spring season. Vasant Panchami 2023 date is January 26. ‘Basant’ or ‘Vasant’ means spring and ‘Panchami’ is the fifth day after Amavasya in Magh month when it is celebrated Saraswathi Pooja is performed in North and Eastern parts of India on the day. Yellow color, which symbolizes prosperity and love, is given importance on the day. Information on Vasant Panchami Vasant Panchami festival is celebrated mainly in North India . In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that ‘Vasant’ is one of his forms. Basant Panchami is purely a festival of nature and there is no major scriptural story associated with it as is the case of most Hindu festivals. Basant season is the period between sun’s entry into the Meena Rashi and its entrance into the Vrishabh Rashi Vasant Panchami is essentially a form of nature worship – welcoming the blossoming nature after the harsh winter. Imp

Kunduvampadam Cherukunnathu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Kunduvampadam Cherukunnathu Bhagavathy temple is located at Kunduvampadam – Kongad West in Palakkad district, Kerala. This ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi. Kumbha Bharani is an important festival in the temple. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with vatta sreekovil, nalambalam, and temple pond. The temple is atop a hill. The annual festival is famous for Tholpavakoothu, Bharani Vela, Koothu and Thalappoli. Caparisoned elephants, thidambu atop elephant, melam and other temple art forms are part of the annual festival. Kala or ox effigy is part of the festival. The shrine observes Mandalakalam and Thrikarthika festival.

Thiruvambady Elanjikkal Devi Temple – Festival

Thiruvambady Elanjikkal Devi temple is located on the Thiruvambady – Kodenchery Road at Elanjikkal in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual Kumbha Bharani is the most important festival here. This is a typical Kerala style temple with chatura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and kodimaram or dwajasthambam (flag pole). The shrine is maintained by organization affiliated to Sri Narayana Guru. The thidambu of Bhagavathi is taken atop the head of the priest during important rituals. The temple premise is decorated beautifully with lamps on the occasion of the temple festival. The deity is taken around atop specially decorated vehicle. Kerala temple performing arts and melam are part of the annual festival.

Anthamon Thrikkapaleswaram Devi Temple – Festival

Thrikkapaleswaram Devi temple is located at Anthamon – Kalayapuram near Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is located atop a rock and is dedicated to Mahadeva – Shiva and Goddess Bhagavathi or Devi. Kumbha Bharani (February – March) is an important festival in the temple. This is a small Kerala temple with chatura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival is famous for various tantric poojas and rituals including homam, abhishekam etc.

Panangad Kamoth Temple – Festival

Panangad Kamoth temple is located at Panangad in Kochi, Kerala. This is an ancient Goddess Bhagavathi temple. Kumbha Bharani is the most important festival in the temple. Thalappoli is the main highlight of the festival. The temple has a chuttambalam and namaskara mandapam A Shila bimbham of Bhagavathy is worshipped in the shrine. There are upa devatas. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil. The annual festival is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals. The shrine also observes Thrikarthika, Ramayana Masam, Prathishta dinam and Navratri.

Puthenkurish Puthenkavu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Puthenkurish Puthenkavu Bhagavathy temple is located on Pannikuzhi – Kavumthazham Road in Kochi, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam (February – March). The festival coincides with the Kumbha Bharani day. This is an ancient temple with a chathura sreekovil. The shrine has a typical Kerala style temple architecture. The upa devatas in the temple include Ganapathy. The temple has a nalambalam and namaskara mandapam. The annual festival is observed with Tantric rituals and pujas including pushpanjali, homams and abhishekam. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Simple Quotes And Teachings On Three Gunas In Hinduism

Simple quotes and teaching on three Gunas in Hinduism is from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Under the spell of maya man forgets his true nature. This divine maya is made up of three gunas. This universe consists of the three gunas – sattva, rajas, and tamas. The three gunas are in Brahman, but It is Itself untainted by them. You may find both good and bad smells in the air; but the air itself is unaffected. The characteristics of sattva, rajas, and tamas are very different. The scriptures describe sattva as white, rajas as red, and tamas as black. Sattva preserves, rajas creates, and tamas destroys. Egotism, sleep, gluttony, lust, anger, and the like, are the traits of people with tamas. Pride and delusion come from tamas. There are a few men who cannot attain knowledge of God: men proud of their scholarship, proud of their education, or proud of their wealth. Through anger one loses one’s wits and cannot distinguish between right and wrong. Men with rajas entangle themselves

Mayyanad Janmamkulam Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Mayyanad Janmamkulam Bhagavathy temple is located at Mayyanad in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The shrine observes the annual Kumbha Bharani festival. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil, nalambalam and namaskara mandapam. There are upa devatas in the temple. The annual festival is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, colorful procession, various types of melam and Kerala temple folk art forms. Kuthira (a tall heavily decorated structure) is pulled the temple on the occasion of the annual festival. The temple observes Mandalakalam chirappu, Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Puthoor Pangode Devi Temple – Festival

Puthoor Pangode Devi temple is located at Puthoor in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival held in Kumbha Masam (February – March) is an important festival in the temple. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. The shrine faces east. The temple has chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and kodimaram or dhwaja stambha (flag pole). The annual festival in the temple is famous for procession, melam and pulling of huge effigies of ox. Numerous other traditional floats and tableaus are part of the annual festival. The temple also observes annual prathishta dinam, navratri and thrikarthika festivals.

Kidangannoor Pallimukkathu Devi Temple - Festival

Kidangannoor Pallimukkathu Devi temple is located at Kidangannoor in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual Kumbha Bharani festival held in Kumbha Masam (February – March) is an important festival in the temple. The shrine also observes the temple annual festival on Meena Bharani day. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. The shrine faces east. The temple has chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and kodimaram or dhwaja stambha (flag pole). Padayani is an important ritual in the temple during festival. The shrine also has jeevatha ezhunnallathu. The annual festival is also famous for the arrival of Kala- huge twin effigies of ox are pulled into the temple compound during the annual festival.

Ayiroor Thrimballoor Temple – Festival

Ayiroor Thrimballoor Sri Bhagavathy temple is located at Ayiroor near Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. This is a 500-year-old shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The shrine observes its annual festival in the Kumbha Masam (February – March) and it coincides with the famous Kumbha Bharani festival. A shila murti of Bhagavathy is worshipped in the square sanctum sanctorum. The temple has a chuttambalam, nalambalam, kodimaram and shrines of upa devatas. The temples various rituals festivities including Pongala, Vishu, Navratri with Vijayadashami – ezhuthiniruthu, Ayilyam oottu in Thulam month, Thrikarthika, and mandala chirappu mahotsavam. The annual Kumbha Bharani in the festival is noted for Tantric pujas and rituals, ezhunnallathu, melam, caparisoned elephants, annadanam and traditional performing arts of Kerala.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 8 February 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 8:19 AM on February 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:49 AM on February 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 8, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 11:09 PM on February 8 . Then onward it is Krittika or Krithigai or Karthika nakshatra on the entire day on February 9 and till 1:22 AM on February 10 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa