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Thiruvegappura Temple – Vavu Bali - Dedicated To Shankaranarayana – Shiva – Vishnu - Festival

Thiruvegappura Temple is located at Thiruvegappura Temple on the Valanchery – Koppam road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Shankaranarayana, Shiva and Bhagavan Vishnu. The shrine is a Maha Kshetram. The shrine is also famous for observing Vavu Bali rituals especially on the Vavu or Amavasya day in Karkidakam month. Hundreds of devotees perform Bali Tharpanam and other rituals for dead ancestors. Shankaranarayana is worshipped in the middle, Vishnu in north and Shiva in south. Although the main prathishta in the temple is that of Shankaranarayana, the biggest sreekovil is that of Shiva. All the three deities face east. Shankaranarayana has Gaja Prishta Sreekovil (sanctum in shape of elephant back), Shiva has Vatta sreekovil (circular sanctum) and Vishnu has square sanctum (Chatura sreekovil). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Dakshinamurti, Vettaikaran, Erinjupuran, Ayyappan, Bhagavathi, and Nagam. A unique offerin

Holashtak 2023 dates

Holashtak is an inauspicious period of eight days before Holi festival for certain Hindu communities in North India. Holashtak 2023 dates are – Holashtak begins on February 27 and ends on March 7. It is considered inauspicious to perform auspicious ceremonies during the period like marriage, housewarming or any of the sanskars. People of certain community also avoid starting of new business etc. The day is considered ideal for performing Dhaan – alms giving. What are avoided during Holashtak? Marriage (विवाह ) Mundan (मुंडन ) House Warming (गृह प्रवेश ) Starting construction of new house (भवन का शिलान्यास ) New Business (नया बिज़नेस ) New Vehicle (नया वाहन ) Buying anything new (कोई नयी वास्तु खरीदना ) As per the Hindu Calender followed in  North India , Holashtak begins on the Phalgun Shukla Ashtami (eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Falgun month) and ends on the Phalgun Purnima day (full moon day). The Purnima day is observed as Holika Dahan in many regio

Melarcode Thazhakode Bhagavathi Temple – Vela Festival

Melarcode Thazhakode Bhagavathi temple, Melarcode Thazhakottukavu, is located at Thazhekode near Melarcode in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual vela festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April). The temple has a beautiful traditional style Kerala temple with a chathura sreekovil, and small shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam and is famous for various tantric pujas and rituals. Abhishekam, kalasham, and other similar rituals are held on the occasion. Ezhunnallathu and traditional temple art forms of Palakkad region are part of the annual vela festival. The festival concludes with the arattu procession. The temple also observes Navratri with ezhuthiniruthu and Thrikarthika festival.

Kannur Sundareswara Temple – Festival

Kannur Sundareswara temple is located at Kannur in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva or Mahadeva. The temple was consecrated by saint philosopher and social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru in 1916. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam. Kannur Sundareswara Temple History The temple consecrated by Sree Narayana Guru Devan at a muhurtham between 3 AM and 3:20 AM on 11th April 1916, during the ascendancy of Pooyam (Pushya) star. Subsequently, Guru Devan's statue was consecrated in 1938 along with the Dwajasthambam (flag pole) and Deepasthambham (lamp post). The consecration of the Balikkappura (bali platform) was done in 1939, the Gaja Mandapam (elephant hall) in 1943 and the temple pond in 1946. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil, chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, pond and shrines of upa devatas. There is a huge peepal tree in the temple premises. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganesha, Ayyappa, K

Eraviperoor Sri Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival

Eraviperoor Sri Krishna Swamy temple is located at Perunthanni – Palkulangara in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April). This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The sankalpam of Sri Krishna Bhagavan in the temple is that of child form of Sri Krishna. The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephant, melam and performing art forms of Kerala. The temple also performs various Vaishnava pujas and rituals.

What Are The Vedas? Swami Vivekananda Answers

What are the Vedas? They are no mere holy books in Hinduism, but eternal, without a beginning or an end, spiritual laws discovered by rishis. Swami Vivekananda says that they are ‘the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws.’ Veda means the sum total of eternal truths; the Vedic Rishis experienced those truths; they can be experienced only by seers of the supersensuous … That is why in the Vedas the term Rishi means ‘the seer of the truth of the Mantras’, and not any Brahmin with the holy thread hanging down the neck. The division of society into castes came about later on. Veda is of the nature of Shabda or of idea. It is but the sum total of ideas. Shabda, according to the old Vedic meaning of the term, is the subtle idea, which reveals itself by taking the gross form later on. So owing to the dissolution of the creation the subtle seeds of the future creation become involved in the Veda. All the created objects began to take concrete shape out of the Shabdas or ideas in the Ved

Pazhanchira Devi Temple – Festival

Pazhanchira Devi temple is located near Ambalathara – Paravankunnu in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is held on Makayiram nakshatra day in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). This is an ancient temple with a chathura sreekovil, chuttambalam, kavu or grove of Nagas. The sankalpam of Bhagavathi here is that of Adi Parashakti. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Chamundi, Nagaraja, Brahma Rakshas, Madan Thampuran, Navagrahas and Nagas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for Shakti temple tantric pujas and rituals including homam, kalasabhishekam etc. Ezhunnallathu, traditional performing art forms of temples and melam are part of the annual festival. Pongala is held during the festival period and is attended by hundreds of women devotees. Neivilakku is the most important offering in the temple. The temple also observes various other Devi temple festivals including Navrat

Lathmar Holi 2023 Date – Holi Festival In Barsana - Stick Fight by Men And Women

Lathmar Holi takes place well before the actual Holi celebration and is observed in Barsana Village in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Lathmar Holi 2023 date is March 1, March 2 and March 3.  Barsana Lathmar holi is on March 1 and Nandgaon Lathmar holi is on March 2 and Lathmar holi in Janmasthan Mathura is on March 3. The famous stick fight between men from Nandgaon and women of Barsana take place on the day. The aim of the men from Nandgaon is to install a flag on the temple of Radha at Barsana and claim victory. Women of Barsana face them with bamboo sticks. In 2023,  Holi festival is on March 8 . Holika Dahan in North India is on March 7. If you are a tourist or foreigner visiting for Lathmar Holi then be prepared to spend at least three days. Story of Lathmar Holi  The legend behind Lathmar Holi is closely associated with Lord Krishna and Radha. It is said that Krishna, who is dark in color, was jealous of the fair-colored Radha. Krishna used to pester Mother Yashoda with qu

Addiction Explained In Hinduism – And Solution

Yoga scriptures, such as the Bhagavad Gita in Hinduism, masterfully reframe human addiction, by systematically identifying how the generic human mind works. In the Gita, Sri Krishna explains to his disciple Arjuna: Thinking about sense-objects Will attach you to sense-objects; Grow attached, and you become addicted; Thwart your addiction, it turns to anger. Be angry and you confuse your mind; Confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience; Forget experience, you lose discrimination. Lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose. For example, suppose we are out walking and spot an expensive watch in a shop window. Naturally we admire and appreciate the precision of such a fine piece of jewellery. That appreciation matures into the desire to possess it. Next our mind begins to calculate how to possess it, based on a stockpile of past habits, samskaras. One person might think: ‘Let me take out my savings to pay for it.’ Another might think: ‘Let me

June 2022 Good Dates For Property Registration - Flat – Land – House Registration

Good Dates for property registration in June 2022 is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindu look for auspicious dates for flat, Villa, house, land and property registration. These dates are ideal for property, flat, villa, farmhouse, lease land, farmland, bungalow, house, shop, godown, warehouse and land registration. The dates are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). Good Dates For Property Registration in June 2022 June 1 June 6 June 8 June 13 June 15 June 16 June 19  June 24

Good Date For Travel In November 2022 – Good And Auspicious Dates For Journey In November 2022

Good and auspicious dates for journey in November 2022 for travels based on Hindu calendar and panchang. It is a family tradition for some Hindus to look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Good Date for Travel in November 2022  November 2 November 3 November 5 November 6 November 7 good time till 4:16 PM November 10 November 11 November 14 November 19 good time after 10:29 AM November 20 November 21 good time till 10:07 AM November 24 good time till 7:37 PM November 27 good time after 4:26 PM November 28 November 30 good time till 8:58 AM  In November 2022, before journey offer prayers to Hanuman and Ganesha.

Good Dates For Car Delivery in July 2022 As per Hindu Calendar

Good and auspicious dates for car delivery in July 2022 are based on good rashi, nakshatra, tithi and other calculation in Hindu Astrology. The entire time on the days is good for the purpose until mentioned otherwise. The dates are good for delivery of truck, car, bike, and other vehicles. Please note that these are the dates to get the car home and it is not for paying the first amount. We have prepared these dates after studying various Hindu panchangs and calendars. This is not a computer-generated list. Good dates For Car Delivery in July 2022 July 3 July 5 July 6 July 7 July 8 July 10 July 14 July 15 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21 July 24 July 25 July 31.

Vallikunnam Manakkad Temple – Festival

Vallikunnam Manakkad temple is located at Manackad near Vallikunnam in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Meena Masam (March – April) and it coincides with the Aswathy nakshatra. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a, chathura sreekovil and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is famous for various pujas and rituals including homam, abhishekam etc. Temple art forms, melam, ezhunnallathu and procession are part of the annual festival. The shrine also observes Navratri and Thrikarthika.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 10 March 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:26 AM on March 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:30 AM on March 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 10, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 4:14 PM.  Nakshatra  – Rohini nakshatra till 10:00 AM on March 10 . Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham nakshatra till 1:38 PM on March 11 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Rohini naksh