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Aryankavu Bhagavathi Temple – History – Aryankavu Pooram Festival

Aryankavu Bhagavathi temple is located on the Kavalappara – Koonathara Road at Kavalapara in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy or Devi. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Aryankavu Pooram and is held from Meena masam 1 to 21 (March – April). The pooram usually falls on April 4. Though a small temple of Valluvanad , Aryankavu Bhagavathi temple has a long history connected with Kavalappara swaroopam and Mooppil Nair .The biggest Pooram festival in Malabar used to take place at the Aryankavu temple. Aryankavu Bhagavathi is the deity of ninety-six villages of Valluvanad. The Pooram is held with the participation of 96 villages which was under the Kavalappara Swaroopam. The festival has not lost its charm though number of participating Desams has reduced.  Tholpavakoothu (shadow puppetry) is performed on all the 21 days of the festival.  The theme of the play is based on the Kamba Ramayana, narrated in a diction that is a mixture of Mal

Venmony Sharngakavu Devi Temple – Vishu Festival

Venmony Sharngakavu Devi temple is located at Venmony, around 7 km northwest of Pandalam, in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The famous annual festival in the temple coincides with Vishu day (April 14 or April 15). The shrine is also known as Chamakkavu and is located on the banks of Achankovil River. The shrine is famous for the monkeys that live on the kavu (groves) around the temple. The shrine is open to the elements of nature. Pra thishta is covered with red pattu. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Navagrahas. Kadum payasam and vella choru are the naivedyam in the temple. There is a belief that a huge portion of the temple is located underwater. The annual festival is famous for Kettukazhcha including theru, kuthira and kala . Kuthiras arrive here atop two boats tied together.

Karmaphala Sannyasa In Hindu Religion

Karmaphala Sannyasa is detachment from and abandonment of the fruits of action. The phrase is derived from the Sanskrit words karma (action), phala (fruit) and sannyasa (renunciation). The fruits of actions may be ishta (pleasant), anishta (unpleasant), or misra (mixed). The Bhagavad Gita uses both karmphala tyaga and karma sannyasa (IV.11-13) to mean performance of action without the desire for the fruits of work and without attachment. One who does the prescribed work, renouncing the fruit, is also known as karmaphala tyagi (renouncer of the fruits of action). According to Kaivalya Upanishad, immortality is attained neither by work nor by progeny, but by renunciation. In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the true knowers of atman renounce the desire for progeny, wealth, and worlds, and wander about as mendicants. The expression karmaphala sannyasa is a call for pure action. Action is pure when it is free from ego-sense and performed without attachment, affection or disregard and not be

Poredam Mahadevar Temple – Festival

Poredam Mahadevar temple is located at Poredem near Chadayamangalam in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva or Mahadeva. The annual Avittam Thirunal festival in the temple is held in Meda Masam (April – May). This is an ancient and powerful temple in the region. The temple is built as per Kerala temple vastu shastra. The shrine has a kodimaram, chuttambalam, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas, pond and a chathura sreekovil. The upa devatas worshipped here include Bhagavathy and Ganapathi. The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, traditional temple performing art forms and melam. Shaiva tantric pujas and rituals including kalasham, dhara, and homam are part of the festival. The shrine also observes Pongala, Mahashivratri and Pradosham vratam.

He Who Has Realised His True Nature – Hinduism Teaching

A jivanmukta is one who has realized one’s true nature, Brahman, and lives in the body but is free from all bonds, sense-cravings, and has a clear understanding of the truth. Such a person has risen above the plane of gains or losses. So long as the effect of actions of such person, done before realising Brahman, produce their effects, the body of the jivanmukta remains. It is like a potter’s wheel that will stop revolving only when the momentum it has received has worn itself out. The dissolution of the physical frame will take place only when the prarabdha karma that has given rise to this body has been exhausted. Even a few words of the jivanmukta produce a tremendous impression on the listeners. A jivanmukta is not miserable, is not anxious over the past and the future, and remains calm regardless of what is happening in the present. Such a person always remains unattached to the material world due to the awareness that this gross body is perishable, and such a person does not

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

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 25 March 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during 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 waning or dark phase of moon till 12:58 AM on March 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 10:33 PM on March 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:12 PM on March 26. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 25, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 4:46 PM on March 25 . Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 3:07 PM on March 26. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern par