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Eladi – One Of The Works In Pathinenkilkanakku

Eladi is one of the works in the Tamil Pathinenkilkanakku written by Kanimedaiyar. After Sangam period, the next great epoch in the annals of Tamil literature extends to about three centuries between the 2nd and 5th centuries CE. The influence of Sanskrit literature became more marked than earlier. Numerous concepts in the domain of ethics, religion and philosophy were freely borrowed from Sanskrit and incorporated into Tamil. It was a period of turbulence in the Tamil kingdoms of Chera, Chola and Pandyas. There was a need for literature to inform people of moral values. These works were also known as nitinul (ethical works). This period seems to be called Nitinul Kalam (age of ethical works). It was also known as Sangam Maruviya Kalam (post-Sangam age). The period saw a number of Jaina and Buddhist writers producing a great volume of popular devotional literature. Most of the important works composed during this period are grouped together under the title of Pathinenkilkanakku (Pa

Kizhuppillikkara Tharananelloor Padinjare Mana Pooram – Festival

Kizhuppillikkara Tharananelloor Padinjare Mana is located at Kizhuppillikkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. This is an ancient Namboothiri illam in Kerala. The annual pooram festival here is held in Meena Masam (March – April). The festival is noted for caparisoned elephant procession and melam. The male members of this particular Mana holds the Tantric puja right in many temples in the region.

Budh Ashtami 2023 dates

Budh Ashtami is observed when the Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in a Hindu lunar calendar falls on Wednesday or Budhwar. In 2023, the Budhashtami date is December 20. The prayers and puja on the day is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Shiva. The prayers are performed for redemption of sins. It is said in the Brahmanda Purana that the performance of the ritual helps in removing sins performed in previous births too. In some regions people who observe the vrat only take eight handfuls of food on the day.

Guhai Namasivaya – Saint Who Lived In Tiruvannamalai In 16th Century

Guhai Namasivaya (also known as Guhai Namacivayar) was a Virashaiva saint who lived in the Tiruvannamalai hills in the 16th century CE. He was born in 1548 CE to a pious couple in Karnataka. Guhai Namasivaya showed his spiritual inclinations at a very tender age. He left home and became a disciple of Sivananda Desikar of Srisailam, who belonged to the Veerashaiva sect. According to the Veerashaiva sect, the attainment of oneness with Shiva is the goal, and the disciple should serve a guru who had already attained that oneness. Guhai Namasivaya served his guru with selfless devotion. He was proficient in studies and was virtuous, and practiced this type of Yoga for many years. The presiding deity of Srisailam, Bhagvan Mallikarjuna, appeared in the dream of Guhai Namasivaya and commanded him to go to Arunachala (Tiruvannamalai). He told his Guru about his dream and was permitted to go. On his way to Tiruvannamalai, Guhai Namasivaya was invited to a wedding celebration in a village.

Arattupuzha Tharakkal Pooram

Arattupuzha Tharakkal pooram is held a day before the world famous Arattupuzha pooram . It is held at Sastha Temple at Arattupuzha in Thrissur district, Kerala. The main deities participating in the pooram are Arattupuzha Sastha, Thottippal Bhagavathy and Oorakathamma Thiruvadi. Arattupuzha Sastha arrives in the evening atop a caparisoned elephant. Several caparisoned elephants line up along with Arattupuzha Sastha. This pooram has Pandi Melam. Thottippal Bhagavathy stands on the opposite side of Arattupuzha Sastha atop a caparisoned elephant along with several other elephants carrying venchamaram and muthukuda. This pooram has panchavadyam. Finally, at the end of the pooram Oorakathamma Thiruvadi arrives.

How To Use Maya For Attaining Bhagavan?

From the talks of Sri Ramakrishna we can understand how to use maya for attaining Bhagavan. Instead of totally condemning maya in a negative way as most people do, Sri Ramakrishna distinguishes between vidyamaya and avidyamaya. This distinction is very useful to the aspirant. There exist in Bhagavan both vidya and avidya. Vidyamaya, the illusion of knowledge, leads one to God and avidyamaya, illusion of ignorance, away from Him. Knowledge, love, devotion, the taste of holy company, compassion, and renunciation belong to the realm of vidyamaya. With the help of these a man comes near to Bhagavan. One step more and he attains the knowledge of Brahman. In that state, he clearly feels and sees that it is God who has become everything. So he has nothing to give up and nothing to accept. Avidyamaya consists of the five elements and the objects of the five senses – form, flavor, smell, touch and sound. These make one forget Bhagavan. A student asked – ‘If the power of avidya is the ca

Kolathur Vayambatta Vishnu Temple – Festival

Kolathur Vayambatta Vishnu temple is located at Kolathur in Malappuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meenam masam and is known as the Thalappoli festival. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. Chatur Bahu murti of Vishnu Bhagavan is worshipped in the temple. The shrine has upa devatas including Rakshas. The annual Thalappoli festival is famous for various Kerala traditional art forms, melam, and procession. The shrine also observes Vishu, Ramayana Masam and Thiruvonam. Kolathur Vayambatta Vishnu Temple Timings Morning darshan and puja timings are from 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM Evening darshan and puja timings are from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 15 February 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:11 PM on February 15. Then onward it is Purnima tithi or the full moon day till 10:08 PM on February 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 15, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooram nakshatra till 1:27 PM on February 15 . Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra till 3:03 PM on February 16 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosam or Pooram nakshatra t