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Cheti Chand 2024 Importance - Story – Jhulelal - Sindhi New Year in 2024

Cheti Chand is the Sindhi New Year and is observed on the first day of the Sindhi Chet month (March – April). Cheti Chand 2024 date is April 10. The corresponding month and date in traditional Hindu calendar is the first day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Lord Varuna, the Sea God and God of Water, is believed to have incarnated on the day. There is also a popular belief that Varun Dev appeared as Uderolal on the first day of Chet month to save Sindhis from the demonic rule of Mirkshah. Jhulelal Beda Par! - take us safely to to the other shore is a popular chant and prayer of the community. The day is also known as Jhulelal Jayanti. Jhulelal, also referred as Uderolal, appeared on earth to protect the Sindhi people from persecution. He arrived on earth to defend the faith of the Sindhi people. Story of the Birth of Uderolal Makrabkhan, also known as Mirkshah, took over the reins of the province of Thatta, which was inhabited by the peaceful Sindhi community

Isanya Jnana Desikar – Tirvuannamalai

Isanya Jnana Desikar was a great yogi who resided at Tiruvannamalai and was an ardent devotee Arunachaleswara. The name Isanya Jnana Desikar is derived from the place where he performed sadhana intense meditation. The pond close by is known as Isanya Tirtham. Isanya Jnana Desikar was born in 1750 CE at Rayavelur in Tamil Nadu. His childhood name was Kandappan, one among the numerous names of Bhagavan Murugan. It is said it his parents, Tiru Neelakanta Desikar and Uma Parvati, had offered prayers to Murugan for the birth of a child. When they were blessed with a son they named him after the deity that fulfilled their desire. When he became a teenager and his parents started looking for a bride form him, he decided to leave home for his intellectual and spiritual pursuits. His spiritual   journey took him to Chidambaram and here he received   deeksha (initiation), followed by sannyasa from his guru, Mouna Swamigal. Later he studied Vedanta under Ugandalinga Jnana Desika at Sikkal

Mankurussi Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Mankurussi Bhagavathy temple is located at Mankurussi in Palakkad district, Kerala. The important festival in the temple are Karthika Vilakku in Vrischika Masam (November – December) and the annual Pratishta festival in Meda Masam (April – May). The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Shiva. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a nalambalam, namaskara mandapam, chathura sreekovil and shrines of upa devatas. The main upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Goddess Saraswati, Nagas and Ayyappa or Sastha. The annual Karthika vilakku festival is spread over 10 days and is famous for ezhunnallathu, caparisoned elephants, lamps, performing art forms of Kerala temples, melam, procession, dance and musical programs. Tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival. The temple observes Shivratri, Navratri with Ayudha puja and Vidyarambham, Aanayoottu, Arudra Darshanam.

Aroor Karthyayani Temple – Information – History - Festival

 Aroor Karthyayani temple is located at Aroor in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The shrine is known as Ayroor in Durgalaya Kshetra Namavali. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Karthyayani – powerful manifestation of Goddess Shakti. Darshanam of Aroor Karthyayani temple is towards east. Puja is performed five times in a day. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Ganapathi. The 8-day annual festival in the temple concludes on Uthram nakshatra day in Meenam month. As per history, the temple was earlier known Kattil Pisharam. It is also believed that the prathishta in the temple was performed by Vilwamangalam Swamiyar. It is said that he happened to see the tejas of Goddess Karthyayani under a mango tree in Aroor and performed the prathishta there. As per some scholars, the temple was in front of Jyothisha Kotta (fort) of Kochi kings at Edappally. The Dutch had attacked the temple and destroyed it.

Isanya Jnana Desikar Teachings

Isanya Jnana Desikar (1750 – 1829 CE) lived in Tiruvannamalai. He was a great siddha and famous for his teachings based on Advaita. Here is a collection of teachings of Isanya Jnana Desikar. O Sat Chit Ananda, who stands as ‘The Self is he’, by the power of the Guru’s love I recognised you as God. I praise and bow to the blissful form, vast as the sky. You made me silent; now grant me liberation. In my identity with the body I had the sense of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ in the three states of waking, dream and sleep. By Your gracious love this sense has vanished like a dream. You made me turn to you, O Arunachala, You who burn like a flame. You burnt away my Self-forgetfulness. Is there any truth apart from the Self? Great men live without the illusory mind-screen, rooted in the reality of blissful no-thought. Abiding in the Self, totally free, they are the wise ones, free from karma. In the past, present and future, you, the form of grace, abide as the lofty Siva-bliss which is the one li

Kurumbilavu Sri Krishna Temple – Festival

Kurumbilavu Sri Krishna temple is located on Cherpu - Thriprayar Road at Kurumpilavu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). The darshan of the sreekovil is towards east. The temple has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, chuttambalam and shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu, melam, music, dance, procession and traditional performing art forms of Kerala. The temple observes Vishu, Ramayana Masam, Sri Krishna Jayanti or Gokulashtami in Chinga Masam and Mandakal Kalam with Ayyappa Vilakku.

5 April 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 5 April 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:31 PM on April 5 . Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:19 PM on April 6 . (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 5, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 4:50 PM.  Nakshatra  – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai nakshatra till 3:53 PM on April 5 . Then onward it is Rohini nakshatra till 6:15 PM on April 6. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Krittika or Kartika or K