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Kodumon Vaikundapuram Temple – Festival - Kodumon Pooram

Kodumon Vaikundapuram temple is located at Kodumon near Adoor in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu. The ten day annual festival in the temple begins on Atham nakshatra and ends with arattu on Thiruvonam nakshatra day and is famous as Kodumon Pooram. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a kodimaram (flag pole), chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. A chathur bahu murti of Bhagavan Vishnu is worshipped in round sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. Upa devatas in the temple include Ganapathy and Nagas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu atop caparisoned elephants. Panchavadyam, pandi melam and traditional performing art forms of Kerala are part of the big festival. Pujas, homams, abhishekam and other rituals are performed as per Vaishnava tradition. Vishu and Thiruvonam are other important occasions in the shrine.

Thrikkaipatta Kottayil Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Thrikkaipatta Kottayil Bhagavathi temple is located near Puthurvayal - Thrikkaipatta in Wayanad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual Chuttuvilakku festival in the temple is held on Atham nakshatra in Meena Masam. The shrine is located atop a mountain. There is also a Vana Durga temple nearby. This is a small hill shrine. Thousands of devotees trek to the mountain during March - April month to participate in the annual festival. The temple has a chathura sreekovil with a shila murti of Bhagavathi. The shrine deity worshipped in the shrine is very old. The temple structures are comparatively very new. There are shrines of upa devatas here. The annual festival is famous for offering coconut. Tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual occasion.

Puthiyankam Kattussery Vela – Puthukulangara Bhagavathi Temple Festival

Puthiyankam Puthukulangara Bhagavathy temple is located near Alathur in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and the annual Puthiyankam Kattussery Vela festival is held on Atham nakshatra in Meena Masam (March – April). The annual Vela festival is conducted by two villages Puthiyankam and Kattussery. The day is the appearance day or birthday of Puthukulangara Bhagavathy. The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants, panchavadyam, pandi melam and traditional performing art forms of Kerala. This is a small temple with a huge peepal tree in front of the shrine. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival. Vettakkorumakan temple is located nearby. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).

Swami Vivekananda On Apparent Existence

An article on Apparent existence by Swami Vivekananda. Just as in a lake, various strata of ice of various degrees of solidity are formed, or as in an ocean of vapour there are various degrees of density, so is this universe an ocean of matter. This is an ocean of ether in which we find the sun, moon, stars, and ourselves – in different states of solidity; but the continuity is not broken; it is the same throughout. Now, when we study metaphysics, we come to know the world is one, not that the spiritual, the material, the mental, and the world of energies are separate. It is all one, but seen from different planes of vision. When you think of yourself as a body, you forget that you are a mind, and when you think of yourself as a mind, you will forget the body. There is only one thing, that you are; you can see it either as matter or body – or you can see it as mind or spirit. Birth, life, and death are but old superstitions. None was ever born, none will ever die; one changes one’s pos

Puthenkulam Vayalil Shiva Temple – Festival

Puthenkulam Vayalil Shiva temple is located at Malayankulam – Puthenkulam near Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva – Mahadeva. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam. This is a small Shiva temple. The chathura sreekovil has a Shivling. There are shrines of upa devatas. The temple observes its annual festival with Tantric pujas and rituals including dhara, archana and homam. Shivratri is another important occasion in the shrine.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 19 February 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:50 PM on February 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:47 PM on February 20. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 19, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 10:15 AM.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 4:57 PM on February 19 . Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 4:37 PM on February 20 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),