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Elayavoor Neeliyath Akathoot Peringoth Temple – Festival

Elayavoor Neeliyath Akathoot Peringoth temple is located at Elayavoor in Kannur, Kerala. The temple is dedicated Shiva. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). This is a small traditional temple. The sankalpam of Shiva here is that of Kirathamoorthy. Goddess Parvati is worshipped here as Kirathi. The most important ritual during the annual festival is the drawing of kolam of Kirathamoorthy and Kirathi. Special pujas and rituals that are part of Shiva temples in Kannur region are performed on the occasion. Thrikarthika in Vrishicka Masam and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam are observed in the temple.

Holi Bhai Dooj 2023 – Bhai Dooj after Holi Festival

Bhai Dooj is an important Hindu festival in which sisters display their love for their brothers. In 2023, the date of Bhai Dooj after Holi is March 9. Bhai Duj comes twice in a year one after Holi and another after Diwali. The name of the festival ‘Dooj,’ or Duj, denotes that the festival falls on second day after full moon. ‘Bhai’ means brother. It must be noted here that the Bhai Dooj after Diwali is given more prominence by many Hindu communities. Both married and unmarried women participate in Bhai Duj. The most important event on the day is the application of teeka or tilak (Vermilion Dot) on brother’s forehead by the sister. She then performs an arati. Usually, the sister visits the brother to do the Holi Bhai Dooj puja. The puja thali consists of coconut, batashas, mithai (sweets), fruits, seven paans, roli and a little rice. The sister lights the Puja lamp and does a small puja. She then applies tika on the forehead of the brother and gives him sweet, o

Be Happy Irrespective Of The External Circumstances – Important Hindu Religion Teaching

An important teaching of Hindu religion is to be happy irrespective of the external circumstances. The first mark of a sthitaprajna, one of steady wisdom, is casting off all desires and delighting and being content in one’s own true nature, Brahman. This person is always happy irrespective of the external circumstances. The Bhagavad Gita states that after attaining this state, a person ‘is not disturbed even in the face of great sorrow’. This withdrawal of senses is compared to a tortoise retracting its limbs into its shell. The person of wisdom in the same way withdraws one’s senses from the worldly sense objects. This person is above all injunctions and prohibitions, above good and evil, virtue and vice, and endowed with an equanimous vision and balanced mind, and does not identify oneself with the body. The mind is neither shaken at the time of misery, nor attached to happiness; it is totally free from desires, fear and anger, neither excited nor disturbed while beholding good

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 26 March 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:12 PM on March 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 5:58 PM on March 27. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 26, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Shada or Pooradam nakshatra till 3:07 PM on March 26 . Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 1:37 PM on March 27. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Purva Shada or