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Attukal Pongala 2023 Date In Trivandrum, Kerala - Attukal Pongala Significance

Attukal Pongala ritual held at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Trivandrum , Kerala, is noted for the largest gathering of women in a single place on a single day in the world. Attukal Pongala 2023 date is March 7, Tuesday. Attukal Bhagavathy is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and the Attukal Temple is known as the Sabarimala of women. The Pongala festival will commence when the idol of the Devi will be embellished with ‘kappu.’ Attukal Pongala ritual date and timing Commences at 10:30 AM on March 7, 2023.  Pongala (ends) will be offered to Goddess at 14:30 hrs. Attukal Pongala is held on the ninth day of the 10-day festival at the  Attukal   Bhagavathy   Temple . Significance of Attukal Pongala Without any persuasion or advertisement, more than a million women assemble in the Indian southern city of  Trivandrum  in Kerala on the day when Pooram Nakshatram and Poornima coincides in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February - March). Their sole aim is to cook ric

Sant Ravidas Jayanti 2023 date – Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Sant Ravidas, a Hindu social reformer, openly challenged social inequalities and evils like the caste system and untouchability. Sant Ravidas Jayanti 2023 date is February 5. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birth anniversary of this great saint and social reformer. The pious soul was an ardent devotee of Sri Ram and his compositions inspired the Bhakti movement in North India during the medieval period. Sant Ravidas is the founder Guru of the Rai-dasis Sect, also known as Ravidasi. Several Hindu sects consider him as Sant and the Sikhs consider him as Guru Ravidas Ji. There are 41 verses of Sant Ravidas in the Sikh Holy Book, Guru Granth Sahib. It is popularly believed that Sant Ravidas was born on the Maghi Purnima day in 1376. From childhood, he showed inclination for spiritual activities. He carried this zest of spirituality all this life and spearheaded the fight against discrimination based on caste and preached the idea of equality. Sant Ravidas had for this guru both Ram

Hindu Calendar 2023 With Tithi pdf – Download Hindu Calendar 2023 in English And Hindi for Free

Hindu Calendar 2023 with Tithi in pdf for free download is in English and Hindi and is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting 2023 dates are marked in the calendar. Link –  Download Hindu Calendar 2023 with Tithi in pdf  (English) Link - Download Hindu Calendar 2023 with Tithi in Hindi in pdf ( हिंदी ) - contains important festivals and vrat. The font is in Hindi.  (this calendar is yet to be updated). The calendar is based on Purnima system. A traditional Hindu month begins after Purnima or full moon day.

Azhikode Ayanivayal Muthappan Temple – Festival

Azhikode Ayanivayal Muthappan temple is located at Ayanivayal near Azhikode, Kannur district, Kerala. This is a small Muthappan temple. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). The shrine has a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum. The shrine has Theyyams during its annual festival. The shrine observes various rituals that are part of Muthappan temples in Kannur region.

Puthur Thekkini Amma Kavu Temple – Arattu Festival

Puthur Thekkini Amma Kavu temple is located at Puthur near Lakkidi in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and the 10-day annual festival is famous as the Thekkini Amma Kavu arattu Mahotsavam. It is observed on the Chithira nakshatra day in Meena Masam (March – April). This is a small temple with a kodimaram, chuttambalam and chathura sreekovil. The shrine has a Velichappadu. The annual festival in the temple is famous for procession of elephants, ezhunellippu of thidambu of Bhagavathy, temple performing art forms, caparisoned elephants and yearly pujas and rituals. Palakombu ezhunellippu, Navakam, panchagavyam, tantric pujas, thayambaka, kelipattu, pandi melam, niramala and kalampattu. The festival concludes with Arattu ceremony in the temple pond. The shrine also observes Navratri with ezhuthiniruthu and Thrikarthika.

Maasi Magam in 2023 date – Maasi Maham In Tamil Nadu Temples

Masi Maham, or Maasi Magam, is an auspicious day in the Tamil month of Masi (February – March). In 2023, the date of Maasi Magam is March 6. It is an important day and annual festival for Tamilians around the world. Makam, Mahm or Makam, is one among the twenty seven stars (Nakshatras) in the Hindu astrological system. A major ritual on the day is the bathing of Temple murtis or vigrahams in sea, pond or lake. Idols of gods and goddess that are worshipped in Temples are carried in a procession to sea shores, rivers or ponds. Pujas and rituals are held here and thousands of people gather to witness the auspicious event. It is believed that those who take bath in the seas or rivers or ponds on the Masi Magam will attain Moksha. Once in twelve years, Masi Magam attains special significance and then it is known as Maha Maham. Next Mahamaham is in 2028. The reason for observing Masi Magam varies from region to region and sometimes even from temple to temple. The

Lalitha Jayanti – Goddess Lalita Jayanthi Puja

Lalitha Jayanti is observed on the Purnima, or full moon day, in the month of Magh (January – February). Lalitha Jayanthi 2023 date is February 5. The day is dedicated to Lalita Devi, a form of Shakti or Mother Goddess. She is associated with the Pancha Mahabhutas or five elements. Goddess Lalitha is believed to be the representation or form of the five elements –earth, water, air, fire, and space. The day is of great significance in some regions in North India . Special pujas and rituals are held on the day. One of the most popular days associated with Goddess Lalitha falls on the fifth day during the Saran Navratri in Ashwin month and is known as Lalita Panchami . How to Worship Goddess Lalita? She is offered prayers mainly on Purnima (full moon day) and Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi (the fifth day during the waning phase of moon). Wear green color dress and performing the puja facing northeast. Create a mental picture of Goddess Lalitha in the mind. Light la

What Is Karma Samskara In Hinduism?

What Is Karma Samskara In Hinduism? Swami Kritarthananda answers this question in the article titled ‘The Inscrutable Dynamics of Karma’ in Prabuddha Bharata magazine March 2020 issue page 16 – 17. When someone experiences happiness by doing a particular work one develops a liking to repeat the same work just for the sake of pleasure. This creates an impression in the mind called ‘samskara’. It is this force of samskara that gives rise to the desire to repeat an action defying all restraints. The process goes like this. First a picture appears in the mind. It is called a smriti or vasana. Then the will of the seer wants to own it and runs after it as if it were a golden deer or feels a repulsion against it. This love-hate process goes on ad infinitum, and, according to Patanjali, the sum total of all such good and bad samskaras decide the type of birth, longevity, and good and bad experiences of a person. The surroundings in which we find ourselves in any birth are directed by the

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

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 20 February 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:20 PM on February 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 20, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 4:37 PM on February 20 . Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 3:54 PM on February 21 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and