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Mannur Kaima Kunnathu Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Mannur Kaima Kunnathu Bhagavathi temple is located at Manoor near Pathiripala in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April). Tholpavakoothu (Puppet Play) is held every night in the months of February and March, till the Pooram Festival which falls on the second Tuesday of Meenam month. The annual festival is known as Mannur Vela. There are no elephants participating in the festival here. Kala and Kuthira (huge effigies of horses and ox) are pulled to the temple during the festival.   The annual festival is more famous for traditional performing art forms of Kerala. A music festival is held during the period. This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava masam (May - June).

Kumarakovil Thirukalyanam Festival 2023 Date In Panguni – Vellimalai Kumaracoil

Velimalai Kumarakoil is located at fifteen kilometers northwest of Nagercoil on the road to Thiruvananthapuram. The shrine is dedicated to Murugan or Subrahmanya. The annual Thirukalyanam festival is held in Panguni Masam (March – April). Kumarakovil Thirukalyanam festival 2023 date is April 10. The divine wedding of Valli and Murugan is celebrated with great fervor and is attended by thousands of Murugan devotees. Kuravar Patukalam, the war waged by Valli’s relatives against Murugan, is colorfully re-enacted during the festival. The seven-day festival begins on Anuradha nakshatra day Panguni Masam. On the day of the wedding Manavala Kumaran (processional deity) seated in a palanquin proceeds towards Tiru Kalyana Mandapam which is at a distance of two kilometers from the temple. After the celestial wedding the deities are taken in procession back to the temple. En route we witness the ceremonial Kuravar patukalam. Kuravas (tribal folk of the hill) wage a war against Murugan in line

Sri Vayuvega Yogini – Hindu Goddess

Sri Vayuvega is one of the 64 yoginis in Hinduism. The 64 yoginis are holy women with yogic powers or female attendants of Shiva or Durga. They are worshipped as Goddesses in Hindu religion. Goddess Sri Vayu Vega Yogini stands on a female yak. The meaning of the word ‘Vayuvega’ is ‘one who has a speed like wind’. Sri Vayuvega Yogini is worshiped for defeating enemies and to escape from accidents. She helps a devotee in overcoming all kinds of obstacles created by enemies. She is also worshipped by those people having trouble with breathing. She also helps in finding early cure to problems related to limbs. Those facing problems in walking will be benefitted by worshipping her. The mantra associated with Sri Vayuvega Yogini is Aim Hreem Om Phat Swaha. She is offered red color flowers and red color bhog. Lamp for her should be lit using mustard oil. The ideal day to propitiate Sri Vayuvega Yogini is Saturday or Tuesday. Yak is a short-legged and long-haired ox-like animal found

Chottanikkara Makam 2023 date – Makam Thozhal at Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala

Chottanikkara Makam is a highly auspicious day observed at the famous Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala. Chottanikkara Makam 2023 date is March 6. It is observed on the day when Makam or Magham Nakshatram falls in the Malayalam Month Kumbham. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and attracts thousands of devotees daily. Women devotees arrive in large numbers on the Makam Thozhal day and are given preference at the temple. On the Chottanikkara Makam day, the Murti of Goddess is taken out on a ritualistic bath. From there the Goddess Bhagavathi is accompanied by Dharma Sastha and eleven caparisoned elephants to the open ground known as Poora Parambu – she stays there till noon. Traditional temple melam - Panchavadyam or Pandi melam takes place here. After this the Goddess returns to her Sanctum Sanctorum and appears later on the day for the famous Makam Darshanam or Makam Thozhal. The Goddess appears in full splendor fully adorned with jewels. It is believe

Good Date For Giving Birth In July 2022 – Auspicious Dates For Birth Of Baby In July 2022

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in July 2022. Please note that the auspicious date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. So consider this only just as a guide. Good dates for birth of baby in July 2022 July 1 July 2 July 3 after 5:06 PM July 4 till 12:20 PM July 5 after 12:14 PM July 6 till 7:47 PM July 7 good time after 7:43 AM July 8 July 9 good time till 11:24 AM July 10 after 2:14 PM July 14 after 8:26 AM July 15 July 16 good after 1:27 PM July 20 July 21 July 22 till 4:23 PM July 23 after 7:01 PM July 24 July 25 till 4:14 PM July 29 till 6:34 PM July 31 The child carries with it all the actions of its previous birth. All the karmas of the previous birth decides the quality of life of the child in this birth. A parent can only guide the child on the path o

Ramamangalam Perumthrikkovil Narasimha Temple – Festival – History

Ramamangalam Perumthrikkovil temple is located at Ramamangalam in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Narasimha Murti – the man-lion incarnation of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. The sankalpam in the temple is of Bala Narasimha – peaceful form of Narasimha Avatar. The 10-day annual festival ends on the next day of Vishu in Meda masam (April 15 or 16). The shrine is believed to have been built by Cheraman Perumal between 8th and 12th century AD. The Brahmins of the region did not allow Cheraman Perumal to watch the kalashamadal ceremony after the pratishta in the temple. Cheraman Perumal was saddened by this act of Brahmins and started to walk away from the temple. Suddenly Sastha appeared holding a stick and drove the Brahmins away from the temple. This deity is worshipped in the temple as Unni Bhootham in the temple. Ramamangalam Perumthrikkovil is a big temple with a huge temple wall known as Anappalla mathil, two tier praveshana gopuram, Aana panthal, oottupura and

How The Mind Of The Spiritual Aspirant Rises Into The Higher Realm?

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa answer to the question how the mind of the spiritual aspirant rises into the higher realm. There is much similarity between the seven ‘planes’ described in the Vedanta and the six ‘centres’ of Yoga. The first three planes of the Vedas may be compared to the first three Yogic centres, namely, Muladhara, Svadhisthana, and Manipura. With ordinary people the mind dwells in these three planes, at the organs of evacuation and generation and at the navel. When the mind ascends to the fourth plane, the centre designated in Yoga as Anahata, it sees the individual soul as a flame. Besides, it sees light. At this the aspirant cries: ‘Ah! What is this? Ah! What is this?’ When the mind rises to the fifth plane, the aspirant wants to hear only about God. This is the Vishuddha centre of Yoga. The sixth plane and the centre known by the yogi as Ajna are one and the same. When the mind rises there, the aspirant sees God. But still there is a barrier between God and the d

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:32 PM on February 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:28 PM on February 23. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 22, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 3:35 PM.  Nakshatra  – Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 2:50 PM on February 22 . Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam nakshatra till 1:29 PM on February 23 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Swathi or Ch