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Muzhakkunnu Katikkavil Sri Krishna Temple – Festival

Muzhakkunnu Katikkavil Sri Krishna temple is located at Muzhakunnu on Uruvachal – Kakkayangad in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil and namaskara mandapam. The temple has shrines of upa devatas. The sreekovil faces west and has a standing murti of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The annual festival in the temple is noted for lamps, Vaishnava pujas and rituals. The shrine observes Vishu, Ashtami Rohini and Thiruvonam festival.

What Is Vajrasana? – Definition In Various Yoga Texts

Vajrasana is a very popular sitting posture in Hatha Yoga. The word vajra has several meanings, such as hard, hardy, diamond, thunderbolt, and in the context of Tantra and Yoga, the male generative organ. In Gheranda Samhita (II.12), the vajrasana posture is described as : “Arranging the thighs like a vajra, the feet are place on the two sides of the anus (gudapasv). This is Vajrasana, which yields yogic powers (siddhidayakam) to the adepts. Traditionally and popularly, the technique of Vajrasana seems to be based on this description in Gheranda Samhita. But in some texts, Vajrasana appears to be a name given to a famous posture called Siddhasana, literally, the adept pose. For example, we have Vajrasana described in Yoga Kundalini Upanishad (I.6) as “putting the left heel below the kanda and the other heel on it, put the neck, head and back erect in one line.” This description is somewhat similar to the one of Siddhasana as give in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (I.36). It is explici

Edavanakkad Aniyal Sri Krishna Swami Temple – Festival

Aniyal Sri Krishna Swami temple is located at Nayarambalam near Edavanakkad in Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a kodimaram, namaskara mandapam, nalambalam, upa devata shrines, pond and chathura sreekovil. The temple faces east. The annual festival here is famous for ezhunnallathu, pujas, rituals, performing art forms of Kerala temples. Abhishekam, kalasham, nirmalyam, and homams are part the festival. Sri Krishna Jayanti in Chinga Masam and Niraputhari are important festivals in the temple. Srimad Bhagavatha Sapta Yajnam is conducted in the shrine.

Azhikode Arayakandipara Pokyarath Bhagavathi Temple – Festival

Azhikode Arayakandipara Pokyarath Bhagavathi temple is located at Arayakandipara in Azhikode south in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). This is a small Bhagavathi temple which follows traditional rules and regulations. Men must wear mundu and should wear any upper garment. The temple conducts annual festival. The thidambu of Bhagavathi is taken atop the head of the priest during the annual festival and pujas to the accompaniment of melam. The main pujas and rituals during the annual festival include Ganapathy homam, guruthi, annadanam, thayambaka, Thiru nirtham and athazha pooja.

Parappa Thali Temple – Festival

Parappa Thali temple is located at Parappa in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Mahadeva – Shiva. The annual Pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). The Shivling worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum was consecrated towards the end of Dwapara Yuga by Parashurama Avatar of Mahavishnu. The sankalpam of Shiva in the temple is that of Umamaheswara. The present temple was built in the 14th Century CE by Zamorin of Kozhikode. Parappa Thali Temple Timing The morning darshan and puja timings are from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM. The evening darshan and puja timings are from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The temple has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and nalambalam. Mahashivratri, Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam and Pradosham Vratam days are of importance in the temple.

Holi 2023 Date – Festival of Colours – Holi Festival

Holi, the Hindu spring festival, is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna or Falguna (February – March). Holi 2023 date is March 8 (play with colors). Holika Dahan, also known as Choti Holi, date in 2023 is March 7. Talk about Holi and the first thing that comes to mind is the throwing of colored water and colored powder on one another. Holi festival is largely associated with Lord Krishna and it said that in his childhood and teenage, Krishna played Holi with Gopas and Gopis in Vrindavan. Holi Facts Holi Festival is also known as Phalguni as it is observed on the Phalgun Purnima day. Holi festival is observed during the Spring season (Vasant) which is known as the king of all seasons in Hindu religion. Krishna has said it the Bhagavad Gita that among the seasons he is Vasant. (अहम् ऋतूनां कुसुमाकर:।’’ ऋतुओं में बसंत मैं हूं। ) All important poets of ancient India have written Holi including Surdas who has dedicated 78 lines to Holi festival. It is believe

Vajra Yog In Hindu Astrology

Vajra Yog is considered a bad and inauspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of Vajra Yog is till the nakshatra on the particular day. Vajra Yog time period is to be avoided for travels, exams and financial dealings. The time is also not good for the first meeting with a person or family. All kinds of investments, openings etc should be avoided during the time period. Vajra Yoga happens when -  Ashlesha or Ayilyam nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukravar Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham nakshatra falls on Saturday or Shanivar. Vajra Yog is present only when the correspon

Arimpur Kootale Mahavishnu Temple – Festival

Arimpur Kootale Mahavishnu temple, also known as Arimbur Koottala Vishnu temple, is located at Parakkad – Arimpur (Arimboor) in Thrissur district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple begins on Thiruvonam nakshatra day in Meda Masam (April – May). This is a traditional east facing Vishnu temple with a chathura sreekovil. There temple has upa devata shrines, namaskara mandapam, pond and chuttambalam. The annual festival in the temple involves participation of five caparisoned elephants, panchavadyam and traditional performing art forms of temples of Kerala. Vaishna pujas and rituals including niramala, abhishekam, kalasham and various homams are part of the annual festival. The temple also observes Vishu, Thiruvonam and Mandala Makaravilakku kalam. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (May - June).

Good Dates for Engagement in December 2022 – Sagai in Hindu Religion – Marriage Engagement Dates December 2022

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the December 2022 good dates for engagement or sagai as per Hindu religion panchang and calendar. Please note that the dates are based on Indian standard time. Engagement Dates in December 2022 – Sagai in Hindu Religion December 2 December 4 December 8 December 9 December 14 December 16 December 17 December 18 December 26 December 27 December 28 December 29 December 30  December 31.

Every Experience In The World Is A Mix Of Good And Bad

Every experience in the world is a mix of good and bad. Some see social violence and terrorism as freedom struggle. Any enjoyment in our life is associated with long-term misery. All perception of duality in the world is due to the body, the mind, and the intellect. Humans suffer because they are trapped by their upadhis, limiting adjuncts, of the body, mind, and intellect. A human being possesses infinite possibilities, though the infinite seems to be ensnared by the finite body and mind. So, the key attribute is to rise above likes and dislikes. Though a person’s spiritual awareness is covered by a thick veil of ignorance and makes the person a slave of endless desires and passions, the inherent nature of infinite Brahman does create a fascination in the form of an inward pull. Sri Ramakrishna used to say: ‘Brahman weeps, ensnared in the meshes of maya.’ Under conditional bias and inbuilt prejudice along with worldly temptations, our knowledge cannot freely manifest. We attain

Melkulangara Mahavishnu Temple – Festival

Melkulangara Mahavishnu temple is located at Melkulangara near Vayakal in Kollam district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Thiruvonam nakshatra day in Meda Masam (April – May). The temple is dedicated to Vishnu Bhagavan. This is a very small temple with a chathura sreekovil and huge tree in front of it. The annual festival in the temple involves melam, procession and pujas and rituals. Vaishna pujas and rituals including niramala, abhishekam, kalasham and various homams are part of the annual festival. The temple also observes Vishu, Thiruvonam and Mandala Makaravilakku kalam.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 24 March 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during 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 waning or dark phase of moon till 3:22 AM on March 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waning or dark phase of moon till 12:58 AM on March 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 24, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 6:27 PM on March 24 . Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 4:46 PM on March 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or K