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Sheetala Saptami 2023 date - Importance of Sheetla Saptami

Shitala Saptami Puja is observed on the previous day of Sheetla Ashtami and is observed during the Chaitra month and also during Shravan month. Sheetala Saptami 2023 date in Chaitra month is March 14. The day is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Mata and is observed on the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April) and during the waxing phase of moon the month of Shravan (July – August). Goddess Sheetla Devi is worshipped to protect children and to escape from disease like Chicken Pox. The day is of great importance in rural regions in India . Thousands of devotees visit the temple dedicated to Sheetla Mata. Some people do ‘mundan’ – complete removal of hair from head. Some people perform various rituals for a happy and peaceful life. In some regions on Sheetala Saptami day people eat only food prepared on the previous day. It must be noted that Sheetala Saptami is observed during the 7th day of fortnight in Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jyeshta, Asha

Papamochani Ekadasi March 2023 - Meaning and Importance of Papamochani Ekadashi

Papamochani Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of March – April. In 2023, the date of Papamochani Ekadasi is March 18. It is believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in the redemption of sins. Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar. Importance of Papamochani Ekadasi The importance of Papamochani  Ekadasi was mentioned to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavishyottara Purana. Legend has it that an Apsara named Manju Ghosha lured Sage Medhavi into married life. After several years, the Apsara wanted to return back to Devaloka but this was objected by the Sage. But the Apsara was unwilling to listen to the sage and in anger he cursed the Apsara and turned her into a witch. The sage told her that she will be relieved of the curse by observing this particular ekadasi fasting. The sage too felt that he too had committed sin

Moothala Moolabhagom Ardhanarishvara Temple – Festival

Moothala Moolabhagom Ardhanarishvara temple is located at Moolabhagom in Moothala near Pallickal in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the Ardhanarishvara form of Shiva. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam. This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival begins with kodiyettam and concludes with the arattu procession. The festival is noted for Shaiva tantric rituals and pujas. Melam and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festivities. The shrine also observes Pradosham and Mahashivratri.

Hasita in Hinduism – Various Types Of Laughter

Hasita, literally means smile, and is one of the six varieties of comic sentiments called hasya. In dramaturgy as well as in literary criticism, rasa (sentiment) plays a great role. They are said to be nine in number, such as erotic, comic, pathetic, anger, wonder, etc. Hasya is divided into six. These are smita (gentle smile); hasita (smile); vihasita (laughter); upahasita (ridicule); apahasita (mocking) and atihasita (boisterous laughter). In drama, the first two of these belong to the first order characters, the next two to the middle order, and the last two to the low order. Smita is such a gentle smile that even the teeth are not visible. In hasita, eyes expand and cheeks swell to such an extent that teeth are visible. Very often smita and hasita are treated alike. Many deities are portrayed sporting mandahasa (a pleasant expression on their faces). Shiva, on the other hand, is known for his atihasita or boisterous laughter. Sage Valmiki says in the Ramayana that Rama’s speech is

Erimayoor Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple – Kunissery Erimayur Kummatti Festival

Erimayoor Kunissery Pookulangara Bhagavathy temple is located at Kunissery – Erimayur in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual festival in the temple is famous as Erimayur Pookkulangara Kummatti festival and is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March – April). The main festival day is the punartham nakshatra day. Pookulangara Bhagavathy temple has a chathura sreekovil with mukha mandapam, sub-shrines, namaskara mandapam, temple pond, chuttambalam with agramandapam. Navagrahas are carved on the ceiling of the agramandapam. Pookulangara Bhagavathy Temple Kummatti Festival Story It is said while defending their kingdom, the men of Kunissery desam died fighting the army of Zamorin of Kozhikode. The helpless womenfolk took refuge in the Pookulangara temple and prayed to Goddess Durga. The benevolent Goddess heard their prayers and advised them to jump into the warfront with brooms and winnows in hand. When the women ran towards the Z

Cheriazheekal Vadakkenada Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Cheriazheekal Devi temple, also known as Cheriazheekal Vadakkenada Bhagavathy temple, is located at Alappad near Karunagappally in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May) and is known as the Thottam Pattu Utsavam. The sankalpam of Bhagavathy here is that of Kannagi. The shrine is located near the sea shore. Shiva has equal importance in the temple. The annual pongala festival in the temple is unique as it is held at night during the annual festival in Medam month. This is a typical Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, chuttambalam and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival has several unique rituals and pujas including Thottam pattu, Thiruvabharana Ghosha yatra, Radha Chalanam of Devi and Devi Dakshina. Goddess Bhagavathy in the temple comes out only during the annual festival period. Chembattu and Suvarna Thali are offered on Mal

Swami Satprakashananda Teachings

The knowledge of this divinity - Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man - is the secret of man’s development both in individual and collective life, secular as well as spiritual. It finds expression in two distinct ways: ‘I am divine’ and ‘Thou art divine’. As a man becomes aware of his own divinity he becomes aware at the same time of the divinity of his fellow-beings. Along with the development of his faith in himself his regard for others develops. His potentialities grow as his self-faith is intensified. His capacity for serving his fellow creatures necessarily increases. … Only the realization of spiritual oneness with all can develop such universal love. It is bliss and freedom at the same time. ……………. With the development of spiritual consciousness … an individual’s moral and rational nature are bound to develop … that make his cultural growth, his social relations, his material well-being sound and secure. The exemplary lives lived by spiritual persona

Good Dates for Delivery in September 2022

Many Hindu couples look for good dates for delivery. These are the good dates for delivery in September 2022. Please note that the auspicious dates of delivery do not mean that everything will be good in life. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. Good Dates For Delivery in September 2022 September 1 September 6 till 4:31 PM September 7 September 8 September 9 till 6:08 PM September 10 September 11 September 12 September 13 after 10:37 AM September 14 September 17 September 19 after 7:27 AM September 20 till 8:15 AM September 21 September 22 September 26 September 27 September 30 There is also a great fact known as Karma phala, it follows a living being through various births and one cannot escape from the actions of the previous births. All time and calculations are based on Indian Standard Time - the panchang followed is Kashi Panchang, Thakur Prasad Calendar, Kalnirnay and Ramswaroop Panchang.

Anthikad Cheriyamkulangara Temple – Festival

Anthikad Cheriyamkulangara temple is located at Anthikad in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavathy. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April - May). This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival begins with kodiyettam and concludes with the arattu procession. The festival is noted for tantric rituals and pujas. Melam and ezhunnallathu are part of the annual festivities. The shrine also observes Vishu, Ramayana Masam, Mandala Kalam.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 12:52 PM on March 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 11:55 AM on March 31. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 30, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 10:30 AM on March 30 . Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 10:13 AM on March 31. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa,