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

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in August 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 August 2022 August 1 till 4:48 PM August 2 August 3 August 4 August 6 after 5:50 PM August 7 till 4:29 PM August 9 August 10 August 11 till 10:39 AM August 13 August 14 till 11:39 AM August 15 August 16 August 17 good time till 8:24 PM August 18 good time after 8:46 AM August 20 August 21 good time till 2:20 PM August 22 August 28 August 29 August 30  There is no escape from the actions of previous birth. Karma phalam has to be lived through. The only escape from it is following Dharma. So teach good things to your child.

Shiva Navratri at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain – Starts 9 days Before Shivratri

Shiva Navratri at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of the Shiva devotees. The unique nine-day rituals begin nine days before Shivratri. Shiva Navratri 2023 is from February 10 to February 18. Shivratri 2023 is on February 18. The festival concludes with Bhasma Aarti at 12:00 PM on February 19. Highlights of the Shiva Navratri Shiva will appear in nine different forms during the nine days Special abhishek and chanting of mantra - ekadasha rudra mantra by 11 priests Special puja After abhishek and puja, the Shivling will be adorned with special shringar. Mahakal Temple in Ujjain is the only temple where the nine-day Navratri is observed before Maha Shivratri. Shringar that can be seen during the nine days are Mahadev - Day 1 Sheshnaag Shringar - Day 2 Ghatatop - Day 3 Chabhina - Day 4 Holkar Mukut - Day 5 Manamahesh - Day 6 Uma Mahesh - Day 7 Shiv Tandav - Day 8 Bhasma Aarti Shringar - Day 9

Mandi Shivratri 2023 – Week-long Shivratri Celebration at Choti Kashi in Himachal Pradesh with over 200 deities

Shivratri in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, also known as Choti Kashi, begins when Shivaratri ends in the rest of the world. In 2023, Mahashivratri begins on February 18 and ends on February 24, 2023. The highlight of the festival is the congregation of over 200 deities from the village temples. The murtis of Gods from nearby village temples are carried on palanquin and they arrive at the fair ground and stay at a designated spot. They then participate in processions to important Shiva temples in Mandi. The town of Mandi has more than 50 temples and important ones are dedicated to Shiva. Mid Day reports The celebrations date back to 1526 when this town was founded during the rule of Ajbar Sen. He had 'invited' all the local deities to mark the founding of the new town. Since then, the assembly of deities from hundreds of village temples during Mahashivratri has become a tradition.  After the rule of princely states came to an end, the district administration took over the t

Chathannoor Vilappuram Anandavilasam Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Chathannoor Vilappuram Anandavilasam Bhagavathi temple is located at Vilappuram – Chathannoor in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and Goddess Bhadra. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). This is a typical Kerala Bhagavathy temple with chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The temple has two main deities. The shrine is associated with Sri Narayana Guru. The annual festival in the temple is famous for colorful procession, ezhunellippu, caparisoned elephants, unique pujas and rituals. The temple observes Navratri, Lakshadeepam, Thrikarthika and important days associated with Sri Narayana Guru.

Thambalakad Mahakalipara Dharmasastha Temple – Festival

Thambalakad Mahakalipara Dharmasastha temple is located on the Kanjirappally - Elikkulam Road at Thambalakkad in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual Ezhunellippu festival is held in Malayalam Meena masam. Meena Bharani is an important festival at Thampalakkad temple. This is beautiful Kerala style temple which has been renovated. The shrine has mural paintings. The chathura sreekovil has murtis of Kali and Ayyappa. There are upa devata shrines and sarpa kavu. Shiva, Narasimha and Nagas are the upa devatas here. The shrine observes Kalamezhuthu pattu. The shrine observes Vishu, Pathamudayam and Meena Bharani. Kalamkarikkal, thalappoli, iduppu vilakku, kavadiyattam, kumbhakudam, manjal charthal etc are part of the annual festivals and rituals. The shrine observes Navratri, Mandalakalam and Thrikarthika festival.

Katyayana Smriti – Daily Code - Conduct And Custom in Hindu Religion - Katyayana Samhita

Katyayana Smriti is a text on code of conduct in Hinduism by Katyayana – who is one of the most renowned and respected writers in the field of Hindu law. Katyayana Samhita   is dedicated to traditional conduct and custom in Hindu religion. Due to this highly valuable view on Hindu Samskaras, Katyayana has been classed with famous smritikaras like Narada and Brihaspati. In the long history of Hindu law, Katyayana is the most frequently quoted author, after Manu and Yajnavalkya. He is believed to have lived during the 3 rd or 4 th century BC and is also called Vararuchi. Vyavahara - Dealings Of Court of Law Katyayana Smriti dwells elaborately on the nature of vyavahara, i.e., dealings in the court of law, and other allied topics. The four elements in a judicial settlement, according to him, are: purvapaksha (the plaint) uttarapaksha (the retort) pratyakalita (verification of evidences on both sides) and Finally, Katyayana has enumerated four modes of decisions on d

Tarur Vela – Tharoor Poothakode Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Tarur Poothakode Bhagavathi temple is located at Tharoor on Kazhani Pazhambalacode Road near Alathur in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The famous Tarur Vela festival is held in Meena Masam (March – April). This is a small traditional Kerala style Bhagavathi temple. The temple has a chathura sreekovil facing west. The annual festival begins with Ganapathi homam. Pandi melam, caparisoned elephants, panchavadyam and certain unique rituals are part of the annual festival. ഉത്സവ ദിവസംഉച്ചയ്ക്ക് ‌ ഒന്നിന് തലശ്ശേന്നോരെയും കണ്ടീശനെയും ദേശമന്ദിലേക്ക് ആനയിച്ച ശേഷം ഈടുവെടി   മുഴക്കും . ഇതിനു ശേഷം  പൊൻകുതിരയെ കുതിരക്കണ്ടത്തേക്ക് എഴുന്നള്ളിക്കും. വൈകീട്ട് കുറുംബ ഭഗവതി ക്ഷേത്രത്തിൽ നിന്ന് മേളത്തോടെ മൂന്ന് ആനകൾ അണിനിരക്കുന്ന വേല എഴുന്നള്ളത്തിന് തുടക്കമാകും . പഞ്ചവാദ്യത്തിൻറെ അകമ്പടിയോടെ  പകൽവേല കാവുകയറി സമാപിക്കും . ഇതിനുശേഷം  വാളിന്മേൽ പണം വെക്കൽ ചടങ്ങ്   നടക്കും . അടുത്ത ദിവസം  പുലർച്ചെ പൊട്ടിവേല പുറപ്പെടും . ആന , മേളം എന

Aluva Datta Anjaneya Temple – Festival

Aluva Datta Anjaneya Temple is located on the Swargam Road, Desom – Alwaye in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Hanuman and Dattatreya. The annual Siddharaja Dattatreya prathishta dinam festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam. The shrine has murtis of Sidharaja Dattatreya, Kariya Siddhi Anjaneya, Ganapathy and Nagendra and Navagrahas. The holy pampa river flows nearby. The murti of Sidharaja Dattatreya has a smiling appearance. He holds conch, Chakra, Damaru (small drum), Trishul (trident), Kamandalu (water pot), Kamadhenu (the wish fulfilling divine cow and Abhaya Hastha (a hand ready to save, console and redress). The murti has three faces and six hands. The sreekovil of Anjaneya consists of the murtis of Lakshmana, Sree Ramachandra and Sita Devi.

Kazhakootam Peruman Mahavishnu Temple – Festival

Peruman Mahavishnu temple is located at Pavithram near Kazhakootam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. This is beautiful temple is dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam. The most important day during the annual festival is the Rohini Nakshatra is known as Meena Rohini utsavam. The temple has a round two-tier sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. A standing murti of Vishnu is worshipped in this east facing sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The temple also has mural paintings around the sreekovil. The shrine is complete with a namaskara mandapam and chuttambalam. The annual festival is famous for Vaishnava pujas and rituals. Melam, procession, ezhunnallathu and performing art forms are part of the festival.

Bhoothakulam Vadakkeveedu Bhadra Devi Temple – Festival

Bhoothakulam Vadakkeveedu Bhadra Devi temple is located at Kadambra, Boothakulam (Poothakulam) near Paravur road in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadra Devi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena masam. The small temple has a colorful chathura sreekovil and a couple of shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is noted for unique rituals and pujas performed in Goddess temples in Kollam region. The shrine also performs special rituals that are only held during the festival period. Abhishekam, homam, melam and temple art forms are part of the festival.

Aluva Desom Pallippattu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Aluva Desom Pallippattu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Desom in Aluva, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual festival in the Pallipattu kavu temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April) and is known as the Thalappoli festival. This is a typical Bhagavathy temple and the sankalpam of Devi here is that of Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple conducts Kalamezhthupattu continuously for 300 days. The annual festival is famous for unique pujas and rituals, melam, thalappoli, and traditional performing art forms of Kerala. Makara Chowa, Makam Thozhal, Navratri and Thrikarthika are important festivals in the temple. കുംഭം  1  മുതൽ   അമ്മയുടെ   തിരുനടയ്ക്കൽ   തുടർച്ചയായി  300  ദിവസങ്ങൾ   കളമെഴുത്തും   പാട്ടും   നടക്കാറുണ്ട് .  കളമെഴുത്തും പാട്ടും സമാരംഭിക്കുന്നതിന് മുന്നോടിയായി ക്ഷേത്രത്തിൽ പിണ്ടി വിളക്ക് തെളിയിക്കൽ ചടങ്ങും , തുടർന്ന് പാട്ടുപുരയിൽ കൂറയിടൽ ചടങ്ങും നടക്കാറുണ്ട് . തുടർച്ചയായി 300 ഓളം ദിനങ്ങള് ‍ കളമെഴുത

Koipallikaranma Devi Temple – Revathi Festival

Koipallikaranma Devi temple is located at Perungala in Kayamkulam, Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April) and is known as Revathi Utsavam. The annual festival is famous for Kettukazhcha. Beautifully decorated tall structures are pulled to the temple on the occasion of the festival. Decorated effigies of ox are pulled to the temple. Jeevitha Ezhunnallathu is an important aspect of the temple festival. The temple has an history more 1500 years. This is a well maintained temple which is a classic example of Kerala temple architecture. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil, nalambalam, kodimaram, namaskara mandapam and pond.

Symbolism And Meaning Of Four Vedas

The essence of all knowledge is hidden in the Vedas and they appeared from the four mouths of Brahma. Here is a look at the meaning and symbolism of the four Vedas. Rig Veda represents understanding the world around us especially the knowledge of the five elements. It is also learning the meaning of various aspects of nature. For example one has to understand what water is and why it is good for the body. Why something in nature is poison - knowing that everything in nature has a role. Yajur Veda represents Karma or action. It is making use of the various aspects of nature for the day today life. For example, collecting water to drink. Utilizing the five elements for the welfare of living beings. Sama Veda represents enjoyment and contentment. What we earn through karma is enjoyed through dharma. We become content after drinking water. We enjoy a song or the playing of musical instrument. We learn to value sharing and caring. Not just hoarding. Atharva Veda represents how to ma

Perunninamkulam Shiva Temple – Story – Festival

Perunninamkulam Shiva temple is located at Perunninamkulam in Irumpanam near Tripunithura in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mahadeva or Shivan. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam. Shivratri is another important festival in the shrine. Shiva temple at Perunninakulam is one of the four Shiva temples, consecrated by Parashurama in the region. Other 3 temples are at Thiruvankulam, Kureekkad, and Trikkathara. It is believed that Parashurama saw Shiva lying spread across all these places. So he built temples at places where he saw Siva’s head, nabhi, stomach and leg. The Prathishta in Perunninakulam Temple is considered as Swayambhoo - self-born. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi and Ayyappa. The temple has a beautiful chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, kodimaram and chathura sreekovil. The annual festival is famous for melam, ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, panchavadyam and traditional performing art forms of Ke

Pooppallikavu Devi Temple – Festival

Pooppallikavu Devi temple is located at Pooppallikavu near S.L.Puram in Mararikulam – Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). The upa devatas worshipped in the temple area Ayyappa, Nagas, Bhagavan Vishnu, Ganapathi and Brahmarakshas. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a huge peepal tree, pond, kodimaram, chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The chathura sreekovil faces west and the sankalpam of Bhagavathy is that of Bala Bhadra Devi. The annual festival concentrates more on pujas and rituals that are part of the Devi temples in Kerala. Ezhunnallathu, classical music and dance performances, various other temple art forms and melam are part of the annual festival. The temple observes saptaham in Dhanu Masam. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Chezhunganoor Mahadeva Temple – Festival

Chezhunganoor Mahadeva temple is located on the Kunnathukal - Perumkadavila Road at Chezhunganoor near Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). This beautiful temple is different from the normal Kerala temple architecture. The shrine has a round sanctum sanctorum – vatta sreekovil. A Shivling is worshipped in the west facing sanctum. The temple has a kodimaram (flagpole), namaskara mandapam and upa devatas shrines. Majority of the structures are made out of granite stone. This is one of rare Shiva temples in which Goddess Parvathi and Mahadeva are worshipped in a single Shivling. The annual festival in temple is note for ezhunnallathu, various rituals and pujas associated with Shiva temples including dhara, and homams. Caparisoned elephant and temple art forms of Kerala are part of the annual festival. The festival concludes with arattu procession on

Neyyattinkara Kuttapana Shiva Temple – Festival

Neyyattinkara Kuttapana Shiva temple is located at Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Mahadev – Shiva. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April). Maha Shivratri is another important festival here. This is a small temple and it enshrines a Shivling. The temple also has shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is noted for dhara, homams and other Shaiva temple rituals. Melam, temple performing art forms of Kerala, lamps, lighting and procession are part of the festival. The festival concludes with Arattu ceremony.

Kumbalam Lakshmi Narayana Temple – Festival

Kumbalam Lakshmi Narayana temple is located at Kumbalam, Ernakulam, Kerala. Also known as Kumbalam Sree Njan Prabhakara Yogam Sree Lakshmi Narayana temple, the shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The seven-day annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April) and coincides with Rohini nakshatra day. This is a beautiful typical Kerala temple and is associated with Sri Narayana Guru. The shrine has chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and kodimaram (flagpole). The Chathura sreekovil faces east. The annual festival is famous for various homams and abhishekams. Performing art forms, melam and other regular festival events are part of the annual festival. The shrine also observes Vishu, all auspicious days associated with Sri Narayana Guru, Karkidaka Vavu Bali, Ramayana Masam and Onam.

Meaning Of Viveka In Hinduism

The word viveka is a commonly used word in Hindu religion. It is used by people throughout India as it is present in almost every Indian language. The widely used meaning of the word viveka in Hinduism is the faculty of discernment. In many Indian languages, it also means intelligence. Viveka also means the faculty of distinguishing and classifying things according to their real properties. The word viveka is derived from the root word vich by adding a vi prefix. Vich means to sift, separate, deprive, discriminate, discern, or judge. Viveka means discrimination, judgement, discernment, discretion, consideration, discussion, investigation, distinction, difference, true knowledge, a receptacle for water, basin, reservoir, reflection, right judgement, and a water trough. In Vedanta, viveka means the power of separating the invisible Brahman from the visible world, spirit from matter, truth from untruth, reality from mere semblance or illusion. Viveka also means the faculty of understa

Chunangad Kotte Kavu Temple – Festival

Chunangad Kotte Kavu temple, also known as Kottekavu Bhagavathi temple , is located at Chunangad on the Ottappalam – Mannarkkad Road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The 7-day annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April). This is a very small shrine with a Chathura sreekovil and a kodimaram. There are no other important structures here. The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam. Nearly a dozen elephants take part in the annual colorful parade. Performing art forms of temples of Kerala, procession, lamps, lighting and unique pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

Potta Pambambottu Shiva Temple – Festival

Potta Pambambottu Shiva temple is located at Potta in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Mahadeva Shiva. The annual prathishta dinam in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam. Shivaratri is another important festival in the temple. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the Thiruvathira nakshatra in Dhanu Masam. The annual festival is famous for caparisoned elephants and temple music – panchavadyam, thayambaka and pandimelam. Nearly half a dozen elephants participate in the annual festival. Traditional temple art forms, dance, music, and various pujas and rituals part of Shaiva worship are performed here. This is a typical Kerala temple with an east facing chathura sreekovil. The shrine has namaskara mandapam and chuttambalam. The upa devatas include Ganapathy and Sastha.

Kakkanad Pattupurakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Kakkanad Pattupurakavu Devi temple is located at Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam. The 5-day festival is known as Pattupurakkal Thalappoli festival. This is small typical temple that one sees across Kerala. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, nalambalam and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The shrine conducts Thulabharam ritual. The annual festival is famous for colorful procession, ezhunnallathu, thalappoli, temple art forms and melam. The shrine also observes Navratri with vidyarambham and Thrikarthika.

2 March 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 2 March 2022 – It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:16 AM on March 2. Then onward it is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 10:54 PM on March 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:57 PM on March 3. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 2, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra till 3:18 AM on March 2 . Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 2:39 AM on March 3 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Guj