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Varakkal Devi Temple In Kozhikode - Famous For Vavu Bali

Varakkal Devi temple is located atop a hill at West Hill in Kozhikode, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The shrine was originally established by Parashurama Avatar of Mahavishnu. Varakkal is famous for the annual Pitru Tarpanam on the Karkidaka Vavu Bali day (July – August). The main deity faces west in the sanctum sanctorum. The Upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Dakshinamurti, Nagas and Ayyappa. There is a Hanuman Guha behind the temple. The shrine has a separate naga kavu (serpent abode) inside a cave and is eerily calm and dense with vegetation. Puthoor Devi (a fierce form of Goddess) near Elathur is believed to be the sister of Varakkal Devi. The shrine also observes the Thulam Vavu (October – November) and Kumbha Masam (February - March). Navratri is the most important festival in the temple. The temple is managed by Varakkal devaswom board controlled by Kozhikode samoothiri.

Broken Hindu Murtis (Idols) Are Worshipped at Asai near Etwah in Uttar Pradesh

Mohammed of Ghori destroyed and looted temples at Asai near Etwah in Uttar Pradesh. What was left after the plunder was broken murtis (idols) of Hindu gods and goddesses. Hundreds of years later, people of Asai continue to worship these broken murtis. Times of India reports In Hinduism, praying to damaged-idols is considered inauspicious. Such an act apparently brings bad luck. But folks of Asai, a speck on the UP map amid the ravines of Chambal, have undying faith in the powers of their broken idols.  The defaced Shiva, Durga and Kali idols carved on stone draw thousands. Here there's no caste bar, everyone is welcome. The village has a damaged Mahavira statue too.   Legend has it that Mohammed of Ghori destroyed the shrines. "He ordered his men to smash the idols and loot the temple treasures," Shailendra Sharma, history teacher at a reputed Etawah college informed.   "Our gods have broken arms, they are defaced. Yet we revere and worship them.   Our f

Indrani Puja

Indrani Puja is observed in the month of Ashada in North India . It is dedicated to Goddess Indrani. Ashadha Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waning phase of moon is when the puja is observed. Indrani Puja 2023 date is June 12. The puja and rituals on the day are only observed by certain Hindu communities in North India . Goddess Indrani is one of the Sapta Matrikas – the seven divine mothers or Saptamatrikas. Goddess Indrani takes her name from Indra – the king of the Devas. She has similar characteristics of Indra and the same Vahana or vehicle – white elephant. She is worshipped for peace and good harvest.

In What Does One Get Pure Joy?

One gets pure joy when there will be no desires in the mind, when the mind is all the time filled with the thought of the divine, then there will be unadulterated joy in the mind. If one is bereft of desire, one becomes heir to endless joy. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to say – pure mind and pure Atman are the same. It is Bhagavan who is doing everything. Engrossed in the sense of being the doer, we think, ‘I am doing.’ As long as one’s desire does not get merged in His desire, the I-sense does not go. Now, no desire arises in me. What is necessary to be done, when it is to be done, that gets done then. There does not arise any thought of exerting the ‘I-sense’ to accomplish anything. In this state of self surrender there is a great joy and peace. If one is totally dependent on Bhagavan, then one becomes free from all anxiety, just like a child sleeping on the lap of its mother without any worry. When one is freed from all desires, then it is possible to attain oneness with Him;

Dreaming Of Empty Rooms – Meaning

Dreaming of empty rooms is a bad sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon face revolt or loneliness. Dreams of empty rooms also suggest suicidal tendencies and abandonment. Dream of empty rooms and you know the place means trouble with friends or family members. It means you should try to avoid fights and arguments. Dreaming of empty rooms and the place is unknown to you means you will regret a recent action of yours. You might decide to stay away from your friends and family members for awhile. Dream of empty rooms and if it is colorful means you will struggle and achieve victory alone.

23 June 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 23 June 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the 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 the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:36 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:30 AM on June 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 23, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 9:08 AM.  Nakshatra  – Revati nakshatra till 10:09 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 10:58 AM on June 24.  (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Revathi nakshatra till 6:15 AM on June