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Anthikkad Vadakkekara Mahavishnu Temple – Festival

Anthikkad Vadakkekara Mahavishnu temple is located at Anthikad in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Maha Vishnu. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). This is a small shrine dedicated to Vishnu Bhagavan. The temple has a chathura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for melam (panchavadyam, thayambaka, pandi melam). The thidambu of Bhagavan is taken for ezhunnallathu during the annual festival. The festival begins with kodiyettam and ends with arattu. The shrine also observes Vishu, Ramayana Masam, and Thiruvonam.

Why Scientific Methods Are Unable To Manage The Mind? – But Hinduism Is Able To

Depression and stress are increasing daily in modern society and modern scientific methods are unable to solve them or manage the mind. But Hinduism succeeds in controlling the mind. Humankind has devised and continues to devise various ways to train and manage the mind. Most of these methods look for symptoms of illness of the mind and venture to correct or cure them. This is a symptomatic approach much like many branches of medicine. The problem with this approach is that the mind itself is considered to be healthy in its natural state and the need for changing its ways arises only when things have become unmanageable or when there is some sign of malady of the mind. However, Hinduism teaches us that it is not wise to take for granted the natural state of the mind. Many spiritual and philosophical traditions have found the answer to the problem of the mind, that the mind itself is the problem. Instead of waiting for it to display signs of illness, it is wise to make the mind in

Janaki Jayanti 2024 Date - Sita Jayanti - Birth Anniversary of Mata Sita

Sita Jayanti is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month by many Hindu communities in North  India . The day is observed as Sita Ashtami, Janaki Janma and Janaki Jayanti in many regions in North India . Janaki Jayanti 2024 date is March 4. Please note that the corresponding period in South India is Magh Krishna Paksha Ashtami and many communities also observe the birthday of Goddess Sita on the day. It is popularly believed that Mata Sita, wife of Lord Ram and incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, was born on this day. The story of Mata Sita continues to inspire millions of people. For some she is the embodiment of purity and wifely devotion. For some she represents the struggles that women face in all ages in a male dominated society. King Janaka found Mata Sita while ploughing the field. Thus she is considered the daughter of Mother Earth. Fed up with the ways of the world finally she takes refuge on Mother Earth's lap when the ear

Kerala Temples Where River Enters To Conduct Arattu

There are a few temples in Kerala where the river enters the temple to perform arattu ceremony. The entering of the river into the sanctum sanctorum is considered highly auspicious. Here is a list of Kerala temples where the river enters to conduct arattu. Thanikkudam Bhagavathy Temple Ooramana Sastha Temple Thiruvalla Thiruvatta Shiva Temple Thripulikkal Shiva Temple Aluva Shiva Temple Ayyappan Kovil Sastha Temple Chamravattom Sastha Temple Anantheshwara Vinayaka Temple Arattu is the concluding ceremony during the annual temple festival in Kerala. In most temples, the murti of Bhagavan or Bhagavati is carried atop an elephant to a nearby river or pond and then the priests carry the deity to a into the water body to perform the arattu ceremony. The deity of the temples in which river enters is never taken out for arattu.

Good Dates in September 2022 in Hindu Calendar - Hindu Auspicious Days and Time in September 2022

 Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. Good dates in September 2022 in Hindu calendar given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates and time in September 2022 are good for house warming, joining job, starting work, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration of property, villa, house flat, birth, visiting, first visit, buy bike, buying flat, house, property, villa, etc. Hindu Auspicious Days and Time in September 2022 September 1 September 7 September 8 September 9 till 6:08 PM September 10 September 12 September 11 after 10:37 AM September 14 September 17 September 20 till 8:15 AM September 21 September 26 September 27 September 30 Bad dates – These dates should be completely avoided – September 2, 3,16, 18, 23, 24, 25, and September 28. Certain dates that might not be mentioned above are neither good nor bad. They are average dates. You won't get the desired results

How Intense Thinking Of Sense Objects Ruins Happiness On Earth?

Happiness on earth is ruined by the intense thinking of sense objects. This is one of the important teaching in Hinduism. Swami Nityasthananda explains this in the article titled Yoga and Upanishads in the January 2019 issue of Prabuddha Bharata (page 52). The intense thinking of sense objects is ruinous to spiritual life and happiness on earth, leading one ultimately, step by step to complete spiritual death. This idea is very forcefully and graphically expressed in the Bhagavad Gita (2.62 – 3): ‘In one who dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated. This inclination develops into desire, and desire begets anger. Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory. Loss of memory brings about the destruction of discerning intelligence and loss of discerning intelligence spells ruin to a person.’ By constantly thinking about some object of the senses, attachment towards that object is developed. The attachment is of two types: one is th

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

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 23 February 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:14 PM on February 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 23, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 2:40 PM.  Nakshatra  – Vishakha or Vishakam nakshatra till 1:29 PM on February 23 . Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 11:58 AM on February 24 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south