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Goddess Twarita Devi – Story

Goddess Thwaritha Devi is one among the numerous name of Goddess Parvati. She is known as Goddess Twaritha Parameshwari as she appeals to Shiva to answer the prayers of her devotees. She implores Shiva to give boons to his ardent devotees. The story of Goddess Thwaritha Devi is associated with the Arjuna attempting to gain Pashupatastra from Shiva. To get Pashupatastra from Shiva, Arjuna performed intense penance. Shiva wanted to make sure that Arjuna was eligible to receive the divine astra. Shiva took the form of a Kirata (hunter) and Goddess Parvati took the form of Kirati (wife of hunter) and approached Arjuna. Arjuna was doing his Tapas, standing on the toe of his right foot; hands raised high above his head in pranamam posture and with air as his only sustenance, and chanting mantras to appease Shiva. Shiva realized that ego of Arjuna was causing hindrance to him possessing Pashupatastra. Bhagavan decided to wean out the go. Goddess Parvathi Devi, knowing well the strength

Punnayur Pavittakkulangara Shivabhadra Temple – Festival

Punnayur Pavittakkulangara Shivabhadra temple is located on the Punnayur - Vadakkekad Road at Punnayur in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual festival in the temple coincides with the Meena Bharani day in Meena Masam (March – April). The temple has a chatura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. Huge trees cover the entire temple complex. Caparisoned elephant, melam, shakti temple rituals and poojas and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festival. Navratri pujas and Thrikarthika vilakku are part of the festival calendar in the temple.

Changanassery Vazhappally Morkulangara Devi Temple – Festival

Changanassery Vazhappally Morkulangara Devi temple is located at Vazhappally near Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam and it coincides with the Meena Bharani day. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi is that of Goddess Bhadrakali who has just annihilated Demon Darika. The murti of Bhagavathi is more than 6 feet high. This a small shrine with a nalambalam, chathura sreekovil, temple pond and namaskara mandapam. There are shrines of upa devatas. Caparisoned elephant, melam, shakti temple rituals and pujas and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festival. Saptaham, niramala, abhishekam, Navratri pujas and Thrikarthika vilakku are part of the annual festival.

Thirumala Kundamonbhagam Devi Temple – Festival

Thirumala Kundamonbhagam Devi temple is located at Thirumala in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. Meena Bharani, which falls on Bharani nakshatra day in Meena Masam (March – April), is the most important festival in the temple. The sankalpam of Devi here is that of Goddess Durga. This is a small temple consisting mainly of a chathura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The sreekovil has colorfully painted sculptures. Vedivazhipadu is an important offering. The annual festival is noted for unique pujas and rituals that are associated with Bhagavathi temples in the Thiruvananthapuram region. Ezhunnallathu, procession, melam and performing art forms of Kerala temples are part of the festival. The Thrikarthika and Navratri are observed in the temple.

Karimulackal Thuruthiyil Devi Temple – Festival

Karimulackal Thuruthiyil Devi temple is located on the Kayamkulam – Pathanapuram Road in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam and coincides with the Meena Bharani day. The sankalpam of Bhagavathy is that of Goddess Bhadrakali. Shiva is also has important place in the worship here. The temple has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and nalambalam. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Yogeshwaran, Yakshi, Moorthi, Rakshas, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. There is a grove or kavu that is part of the temple. The annual Meena bharani festival is famous for various Shakti temple pujas and rituals, melam, ezhunnallathu and arrival of Kala processions. Some of the other rituals and festivals in the temple include Bhagavatha Parayanam on the first day or all Malayalam months. D evi Bhagavatha parayanam and Sarvaiswarya puja is conducted on Bha

Paippad Puthenkavu Bhagavathy Temple – History – Festival

Paippad Puthenkavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Paippad on Changanacherry – Kaviyoor road in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The 10-day annual festival is celebrated on Bharani nakshatra day in Meenam Month (March - April). The festival begins with kodiyettam and concludes with arattu ceremony. Caparisoned elephants, melam, colorful procession and traditional temple art forms of Kerala are part of the annual festival. Kalamezhuthu Pattu is a major highlight of the annual festival. During the festival Goddess also visits homes and takes para. Padayani and other rituals are part of the annual festival. The annual Pongala festival is held on the Makara Bharani day (January – February). This is major temple consisting mainly of a chathura sreekovil, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Yakshi, Nagaraja, Moorthi and Rakshas. Paippad Puthenkavu Bhagavathy Te

Panachur Devi Temple – Festival – Panachamoodu Vanadurga Temple

Panachur Devi Temple, also known as Panachamoodu Vanadurga Temple, is located at Pilappuzha Thekku – Danapady near Haripad in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and the sankalpam is that of Vanadurga. Meena Bharani, which falls on Bharani nakshatra day in Meena Masam (March – April), is the most important festival in the temple. This is a small temple consisting mainly of a chathura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is noted for unique pujas and rituals that are associated with Bhagavathi temples in this region of Alappuzha. Ezhunnallathu, procession, melam and performing art forms of Kerala temples are part of the festival. Thrikarthika and Navratri are observed in the temple.

Story Of Radha Meeting Wives Of Sri Krishna

Once, Sri Krishna along with his queens went on pilgrimage to holy Siddhashram. As luck would have it, at that time, Radha had also gone there with her female friends or sakhis. Both the parties were overjoyed at seeing one another and started talking amongst themselves. Sri Krishna’s anointed queens were hearing Sri Krishna tell about Radha’s glories. Hence, they met Radha privately in an opportune moment. Radha heartily welcomed them and attended on them. During her conversation she told the following verse: ‘Chandro yathaiko bahavah chakorah, suryo yathaiko bahavo drishahsyuh, Srikrishna-chandro bhagavan tathaiva, bhakta bhaginyo bahavo vayam cha; just as there is only one moon but many partridges that feed on the moonbeam, just as there is only one sun but many eyes, similarly there is only one moon-faced Bhagavan Sri Krishna but there are many of us devotee-sisters. The queens were quite surprised hearing these words of Radha. They coaxed her to go to their residence. There, Radha

House Warming Dates In April 2022 – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in April 2022

Below is the auspicious house warming dates in April 2022. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time. The below given dates are based on Hindu Panchang and calendar. House Warming Dates In April 2022 There are no house warming dates in April 2022 as per Hindu almanac. 

Panmana Anuvelil Devi Temple – Festival

Panmana Anuvelil Devi temple is located at Panmana near Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala. This is a Bhagavathy temple with shrines of upa devatas. Meena Bharani festival in March or April (Malayalam Meenam month) is the most important festival here. The temple has a west facing Chathura sreekovil. The shrine has chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for lamps, pujas and rituals, performing temple art forms, ezhunnallathu and melam. The temple also observes laksha deepam ritual, Navratri and Thrikarthika festivals.

Kollam Kolloorvila Bharanikavu Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Kollam Kollurvila Bharanikavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Madannada in Kollam, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. Meena Bharani festival held in Malayalam Meena month (March – April) is the most important festival at Kolloorvila Bharanikavu temple. Olakambham is a unique ritual held here on Kumbha Bharani day (February – March). The annual festival is famous for Meena Pongal, Thiruvabharana Ghoshayathra etc. Nedum Kuthira Iduppu ( നെടുംകുതിരയെടുപ്പ് ) is the main event during the Meena Bharani festival. The shrine observes various other Bhagavati festivals and rituals including Navratri with Ashtami, Navami and Ezhuthiniruthu. This is a typical Kerala style traditional temple with nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and a chathura sreekovil. The west facing temple also has shrines of upa devatas.

Eroor Ayyampillikavu Temple – Festival

Eroor Ayyampillikavu temple is located at Ayyampilly Kavu in Eroor north, Ernakulam, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Meena Bharani day, which falls on Bharani nakshatra in Meenam Month (March – April) is an important festival day in the shrine. The sankalpam of Bhagavathy worshipped in the temple is that of Goddess Bhadrakali. This is a small Kerala style temple with a grove or kavu. The shrine has a chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. Shaketeya pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

Panmana Minnamthottil Devi Temple – Festival

Panmana Minnamthottil Devi temple is located at Panmana near Sankaramangalam, Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam and it coincides with the Meena Bharani day. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi is that of Goddess Bhadra. This a small shrine with a nalambalam, chathura sreekovil, and namaskara mandapam. There are shrines of upa devatas. Melam, shakti temple rituals and pujas and ezhunellippu are part of the annual festival. Mandalakalam, Saptaham, Abhishekam, Navratri pujas and Thrikarthika vilakku are part of the festival calendar in the temple.

Isanya Jnana Desikar Quotes

Isanya Jnana Desikar (1750 – 1829 CE) lived in Tiruvannamalai. He was a great siddha and famous for his teachings based on Advaita. Here is a collection of quotes of Isanya Jnana Desikar. I do not know when you (Shiva) will bless me with the state of mauna, or when I will become the eternal pure knowledge, full of the light that is unborn. I do not properly learn the path to freedom from the liberated ones, nor do I do service to them. Instead, I go round the world as if in bondage, dumb, like a blind man, caught in the birth-cycle created by maya. How I have suffered! Protect me with your radiant jnana. Like a lame man who cannot reach out for wild honey, I am unable to realise your greatness. You are the plenitude, the knowledge and bliss attained by yoga. Bondage, actions, illusion and desires expand from one to a hundred, and then to a thousand. If one of them leaves, the others pull me down. I believe in you alone. Kindly tell me on which day I will receive the direct experien

Mavelikara Puthiyakavu Devi Temple – Festival

Mavelikara Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located at Puthiyakavu in Mavelikkara town in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam and it coincides with the Meena Bharani day. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi is that of Goddess Bhadrakali. This a small shrine with a nalambalam, chathura sreekovil, temple pond and namaskara mandapam. There are shrines of upa devatas. Caparisoned elephant, melam, shakti temple rituals and pujas and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festival. Nedum kuthira is part of the annual festival. Jeevitha ezhunnallathu and Parayeduppu are part of the festival. Saptaham, Abhishekam, Navratri pujas and Thrikarthika vilakku are part of the festival calendar in the temple.

Kulanada Devi Temple – Festival

Kulanada Devi temple is located at Kulanada on the Aranmula - Pandalam Road in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam and it coincides with the Meena Bharani day. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi is that of Goddess Durga. This a small shrine with a nalambalam, chathura sreekovil, temple pond and namaskara mandapam. There are shrines of upa devatas. Caparisoned elephant, melam, shakti temple rituals and pujas and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festival. Jeevitha ezhunnallathu and Parayeduppu are part of the festival. Mandalakalam, Saptaham, Abhishekam, Navratri pujas and Thrikarthika vilakku are part of the festival calendar in the temple.

Pallickal Thottuva Bharanikkavu Devi Temple – Festival

Pallickal Thottuva Bharanikkavu Devi temple is located at Pallickal near Nooranad in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The most important festival in the temple is held on Meena Bharani nakshatra day in Meenam month (March – April). The temple has a west facing Chathura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas The annual festival in the temple is noted for shakteya   pujas and rituals, performing temple art forms, ezhunnallathu and melam. The temple also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika festivals.

Maruthorvattom Devi Temple – Festival

Maruthorvattom Devi temple is located at Maruthorvattom near  Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. Meena Bharani, which falls on Bharani nakshatra day in Meena Masam (March – April), is the most important festival in the temple. This is a small temple consisting mainly of a chathura sreekovil. There are shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is noted for unique pujas and rituals that are associated with Bhagavathi temples in this region of Alappuzha. Ezhunnallathu, procession, melam and performing art forms of Kerala temples are part of the festival. Thrikarthika and Navratri are observed in the temple.

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

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 4 March 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:29 PM on March 4. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:30 PM on March 5. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 4, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 2:27 AM on March 4 . Then onward it is Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 2:42 AM on March 5 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),