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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.

Panguni Uthiram 2023 Date – Importance Of Panguni Uthiram In Tamil Nadu Temples

Panguni Uthiram is an important Tamil festival observed in the Tamil month of Panguni (March – April). Panguni Uthiram 2023 date is April 5. Panguni Uthiram celebrates the wedding of important deities in the Hindu religion. The religious importance of the day is that the Uthiram Nakshatra (star) coincides with the full moon day (Poornima, or Purnima). The day is of great significance in majority of Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu. Divine Weddings on Panguni Uthiram Hindu Scriptures like the Puranas and the two epics – Mahabharat and Ramayan – indicate that the auspicious day of Poornima and Uthiram star coinciding in the month of Panguni (March – April) is the day when most divine weddings had taken place. It is widely believed that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvathi on this day in this region. Another legend indicates that Lord Muruga married Devasena on the day. It is also believed that Lord Rama married Sita on this day. Another important wedding that took plac

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

Thoughts and Quotes on Holi Festival – Messages And Teachings on Holi In Hinduism

This is a collection of thoughts, quotes and teachings on Holi festival in Hinduism. The messages are mainly of Swami Jis and are based on Hindu religion teachings. One of the great obstacles in life to our spiritual progress is the difference between what we do or say on the outside and how we really are on the inside. Holika had performed certain austerities by which she was entitled to this boon from God. On the outside, she was pious. But, on the inside she was not pure. Prahlad, on the other hand, was a simple, pure, loving devotee of God. This is what saved him. This inner purity and inner piety is what truly save us, what truly make our lives divine. So many of us go to temple, do the rituals, offer money to the priests, and chant a certain number of prayers. Then, we go out and act in selfish, impious, dishonest ways. All the rituals and puja in the world cannot make up for the lack of piety, honesty and compassion. The goal of going to temple is not just to pe

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

Good Date to Buy Car in September 2022 – Auspicious Dates to Bike – Scooter – Other Vehicles as Per Hindu Astrology

Good and auspicious dates for buying car, bike, vehicles, are based on good rashi, nakshatra, tarabalam, karana, tithi, yog and other calculation in Hindu Astrology in September 2022. These are the good dates for paying first amount or advance money. The entire time on the days is good for the purpose until mentioned otherwise. We have prepared these dates after studying various Hindu panchangs and calendars. This is not a computer-generated list. Good Date to Buy Car in September 2022 September 1 September 7 September 8 September 9 September 27 September 30

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