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Kavu Udayon – Ayyappa Sastha Temple At Cherthala Karthyayani Devi Temple – Story

The Ayappa or Sastha worshipped at the famous Cherthala Karthyayani Devi temple at Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala, is known as Kavu Udayon. The term means king or owner of the groove or kavu. As per local belief, the entire grove or temple area was ruled by Sastha. Goddess Karthyayani murti in the temple was consecrated later. The deity is standing posture holding a mace or gada. There are two other murtis in the sanctum sanctorum here one is that of Ayyappa in the same posture as we worship in Sabarimala. The other is that of Bhootha Natha Swamy holding bow and arrow.   It is believed that Bhootanathaswamy is an amsha avatar of Ayyappa or Sastha. As per a popular story in the region, people requested Sastha to find a solution to the problems in the region created by a gandharvan. Ayyappa came out of the temple and annihilated the gandharvan and saved the living beings of the region. When he was returning back to the temple, Goddess Cherthala Karthyayani Devi asked him t

Sangeeta Makaranda

Sangeeta Makaranda is a work on music and dance in Sanskrit. It is ascribed to Narada. There are several personalities known as Narada, belong to various periods from Vedic to the 16th century CE. A sage, a gandharva, an author on various branches of learning, religion and music – all bear the name of Narada. Most scholars place Sangita Makaranda between the 7th and 9th centuries CE. The work consists of 500 verses (shlokas) divided into two chapters, one on music and another on dance. In the chapter on music known as Sangitadhyaya (chapter on music), the author introduces many novel features regarding notes (swaras), their origin, astrological particulars, names of 22 shrutis (microtones), nada (five types of sounds), gandhara grama (minor third scale) and several types of melody (raga) classifications, including male, female and neuter melodies and a time theory of melodies. In Nrityadhyaya (chapter on dance), the author describes about the auditorium, its size, decoration and

Andhra Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on November 8, 2022 – Chandra Grahanam time in Vijayawada, Tirupati on November 8

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahanam, will be visible in Andhra Pradesh on November 8, 2022. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in  Vijayawada , Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool , Guntur , Kakinada and other towns from  2:39 PM on November 8 to 6:19 PM on November 8  – as per Indian standard time. Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Andhra Pradesh - November 8, 2022 Eclipse begins 2:39 PM on November 8 Mid Eclipse is at 4:49 PM Eclipse ends at 6:19 PM on  November 8 The Grahan takes place during the evening and it is visible to the naked eye. Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it. All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Gowri Ashtottara Shatanamavali in Hindi – 108 Names Of Goddess Gauri in Hindi pdf

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Goddess Gauri is the chanting of the Gowri Ashtothram – the 108 names of Goddess Gauri. Below is the Gowri Ashtothram lyrics in Hindi in pdf format. You can download the file and save it for future use. Link  –  Gowri Ashtothram In Hindi pdf Chanting the Gowri Ashtothram daily is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days by devotees. It is highly meritorious to chant especially on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is chanted in the morning and evening on all days of Navratri. The benefits of chanting Gauri Ashtottara Shatanamavali include peace and prosperity. It is also chanted for early marriage, wealth and good children.

Sindh Smriti Divas 2023 Date

Sindhi Smriti Divas is observed by the Sindhi community in remembrance of leaving Sindh Pradesh, which is currently in Pakistan. Sindh Smriti Divas 2023 date is August 14. In 2023, it is the 76th anniversary of Sindh Smriti Diwas. The Sindhi community living in various parts of India observe the day with meetings and Bharat Mata Puja. Various ceremonies and pujas are also held in temples. Various Sindhu Sabha around the country make it a point to educate the younger generation about Sindhi culture and remind them about the sacrifice and loss of the community members. Sindh Pradesh, the homeland of the Sindhi Hindu community, went to Pakistan during the painful partition of India. The day is annually observed on August 14. आजादी के समय भारत - पाक के बंटवारे के दाैरान सिंध प्रदेश पाकिस्तान का भाग हाेने के बाद कई हिंदू सिंधियाें काे सिंध छाेड़कर भारत आना पड़ा था। अपनी मातृभूमि से बिछड़ने और बंटवारे के दुख के साथ अपनी भाषा - संस्कृति की यादाें

Tamil Gowri Ashtottara Shatanamavali – 108 Names Of Goddess Gauri in Tamil pdf

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Goddess Gauri is the chanting of the Gowri Ashtothram – the 108 names of Goddess Gauri. Below is the Gowri Ashtothram lyrics in Tamil in pdf format. You can download the file and save it for future use. Link  –  Gowri Ashtothram In Tamil pdf Chanting the Gowri Ashtothram daily is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days by devotees. It is highly meritorious to chant especially on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is chanted in the morning and evening on all days of Navratri. The benefits of chanting Gauri Ashtottara Shatanamavali include peace and prosperity. It is also chanted for early marriage, wealth and good children.

Shiva Ashtothram In Tamil pdf – 108 Names Of Shiva in Tamil

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Shiva is the chanting of the Shiva Ashtothram – the 108 names of Shiva. Below is the Shiva Ashtothram lyrics in Tamil in pdf format. You can download the file and save it for future use. Link –  Shiva Ashtothram In Tamil pdf Chanting the Shiva Ashtothram daily is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days by devotees. It is highly meritorious to chant especially on Mondays. It is chanted in the morning and evening on all days of Pradosham puja and during Shivratri. The benefits of chanting Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali include peace and prosperity. It is also chanted for early marriage, wealth and good children.

Subramanya Ashtothram In Tamil pdf – 108 Names Of Murugan in Tamil

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Murugan or Subrahmania is the chanting of the Subramanya Ashtothram – the 108 names of Muruga. Below is Subramanya Ashtothram lyrics in Tamil in pdf format. You can download the file and save it for future use. Link –  Subramanya Ashtothram In Tamil pdf Chanting the Subramanya Ashtothram daily is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days by devotees. It is highly meritorious to chant especially on Tuesdays. It is chanted in the morning and evening on all days of Skanda Sashti puja and also during monthly Sashti fasting The benefits of chanting Subramanya Ashtottara Shatanamavali include peace and prosperity. It is also chanted for early marriage, wealth and good children.

Sangeeta Darpana

Sangeeta Darpana is a Sanskrit work on music and dance written by Damodar Pandita, the son of Lakshmidhara. He was a court poet of Tirumalaraya of Vijayanagara (1570 – 1573 CE). Sangita Darpana literally means the mirror of music, and it is  placed at the latter half of the 16th century CE. Damodara was well versed in the music systems of both North India and South India. His work has seven chapters, including Svaradhyaya, Ragadhayaya, Prakirnakadhyaya, Prabandhayaya, Taladhyaya and Nrityadhyaya. Svaradhyaya comprises the description of sound, notes, microtones, three types of gramas (septads), murcchana (s) (scales) and other basic terms related to notes. The author has adopted the male and female system of classification o melodies (raga-ragini (s) system). There are six male ragas, having five raginis each as wives. The time and season during which ragas and raginis are to be performed are mentioned. In Ragadhyaya, the classification of melodies, their description and iconogra

Althadi – Unique Food Offering At Cherthala Karthyayani Devi Temple – Thadi

Thadi, or Althadi, is a unique food offering at the Cherthala Karthyayani Devi temple in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The vazhipadu or offering of Althadi is performed by devotees to find relief to serious and life threatening diseases. It is the preparation of this sweet offering that makes it unique. Thadi is a sweet prepared mixing rice flour with jaggery, grated coconut, powdered ginger and other spices. The mixture is made into a paste form and is collected inside the end portion of arecanut leaf (known as paala). Both ends of the paala are tied tightly with the mixture inside. A heap of sand is heated by burning dried sticks of banyan and peepal tree. When stand reaches a particular high temperature, a depression is made in the heap of sand and the arecanut bundle is placed in the depression and covered using sand. The sand is again heated until the mixture inside gets cooked. The offering is first presented to the deity and later given to the devotees. Althadi is only prep

Chittilamchery Cherunetturi Bhagavathi Temple – Naga Worship – Cats Roaming Freely In Temple

Chittilamchery Cherunetturi Bhagavathi temple is located at Chittalancheri in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi ( ചെറുനെട്ടൂരി ഭഗവതി ). An important festival in the temple is held in Makaram month (January – February). Chittilamchery Vela festival is held in the Malayalam Meda Masam (April – May). The temple is famous for Naga or serpent worship. A unique aspect of the temple is the several numbers of cats are seen in the shrine which is very unusual. During ancient times this was a region surrounded by houses of Namboothiris (Chuttum Illam Cheri). This is a traditional Kerala style temple with chuttambalam, sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, kodimaram and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Ganapati, Navakanyas and Nagas. Raksha pushpanjali is a unique offering in the temple. It is performed to overcome fear of snakes and to get rid of troubles caused by serpents. The annual festival in the temple is f

Chandra Grahan In November 2022 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Total Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2022 in India

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place from the evening on Friday, November 8, 2022, in India. It is visible in India . The grahan begins on November 8 afternoon as per Hindu calendar and ends evening of November 8 itself. According to NASA , the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible along Southeast Asia, Australia, North America and South America. The Purna Chandra Grahan will be taking place in India  time between 2:39 PM on November 8 to 6:19 PM on November 8 . This eclipse takes place in Bharani Nakshatra and in Mesha Rashi. Time Chandra Grahan - Total Lunar Eclipse - will be visible in India The eclipse in India begins at afternoon on November 8 and ends evening of November 8.  Lunar Eclipse Time: - The moon will be covered starting from 2:39 PM on November 8 to 6:19 PM on November 8. Mid Eclipse Time:  4:49 PM on November 8. This grahan is followed by Hindus in India as it is visible to the naked eye in India . There is fasting and temple

Dreaming Of Iguana – Meaning – Iguana Chasing – Biting In Dream

Dreaming of iguana is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream of iguana chasing you means you will face sudden problems related to weather or animals. Dreams of iguana biting mean trouble due to animals or reptiles. Dream of iguana and you see yourself in the dream means you will be doing something that will only disturb something and invite trouble. You need to stay away from things and events that are of no value to your real life. Dreaming of other people along with iguana means disturbing something in nature as part of a group for fun and inviting trouble. Dreams of green iguana in its environment mean peace and prosperity. Dream of brown iguana simply sitting means peace new love and a period of happiness.

Dreaming Of Igloo – Meaning

Dreaming of igloo is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will travel to extremely cold regions. It also means a period of no activity or lethargy. Dreams of igloo also means you want to make changes to your current life but you do not have the courage and willpower. Dream of igloo is also associated with desire fulfillment of travel or migrating to a new place. It also means you will face difficulties in a new place. Dream of igloo and you see other people in the dream mean travel with a group to a distant place and problems due to lack of unity in the group. It also means your work will force you to stay away from home. The dream also means sudden climate change in your place and this resulting in doing things that you have only head about and never experienced.

Every Individual Is A Seeming Mass Of Changes

Every individual is a seeming mass of changes. His body is changing every minute; so is his mind. Is he then a mass of never ceasing change and nothing more, or, is there in him something permanent? The monistic Vedanta affirms, that beyond both the body and the mind, is the Self, which, it says, never changes. The Self, according to the Vedanta, is the real individual and the individual that changes is only apparent. The apparent individual, which is eternally changing, is in reality the unchanging Self, but, through ignorance, forgetting his real nature and thinking himself to be changing, he finds himself to be such. It is possible for him to give up this ignorance and be established in his real nature of unchange. This is the Vedantic doctrine of Self-realization. Forms and finites are subject to change. The Self, being beyond change, is not a form and not finite; therefore, Self-realization is equivalent to the reaching of a positive state of formless Infinity. Man is a fini

Dreaming Of Idols – Meaning

Dreaming of idols is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. If the dream is of someone who you adore blindly and excessively (like music idol or film star) then it means desire fulfillment. Dreaming of idols of god is associated with desire fulfillment and prosperity. Dream of idols of whom you wanted to see in person but you are not in the dream means missed opportunity. It also means disappointment. Dreams of idols and you are present in the dream means visit to crowded place. It also means hectic activity in near future. Dreaming of lot of idols of gods scattered around is a sign of questioning your beliefs. It also means coming under the influence of atheists or non-believers. It also means attempts will be made to wean you away from your current religion or beliefs. Dream of offering worship to god idols is a sign of peace and mental strength. It means you will be determined to correct a wrong.

Dreaming Of Id Card – Meaning – Identity Card Dream

Dreaming of id card is can be both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means new job or change of career. It also means additional responsibilities and change of routine. Dreams of identity card and you are searching for it frantically means threat to your job or problems at workplace due to impersonation or theft. Dream of id card and you are not present in the dream means someone else will make use of your identity card to create problems for you. It also means you will have to take up something new in life and you are not interested in it. Dreaming of id card and you are happy and elated is a sign of desire fulfillment related to new job and there will be satisfaction. Dreams of id card and there is lot of color and other people in it means acceptance and award. It also means permission to visit a particular function or place of desire.

Dreaming Of Identical Twins – Meaning

Dreaming of identical twins is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will face lot of confusion. It also means pranks and jokes which might turn serious. Dreams of identical twins are a sign that in near future you will get few surprises and this might change your life. Dream of identical twins and you see yourself in the dream means you will be blessed with happiness. It is a positive sign for mothers who are pregnant. It is also associated with desire fulfillment regarding birth in the family. Dreaming of identical twins and you are not present in the dream means you will miss out on something very important at home. You will be dejected at not having performed your role during a recent family function. Dreams of identical twins and you wake up terrified or sad is a sign that your troubles will increase manifold. There will be new problems which were unexpected.

14 August 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 14 August 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waning or dark phase of moon till 3:17 AM on August 14. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon till 1:47 AM on August 15. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 14, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 2:42 AM on August 14 . Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 1:58 AM on August 15. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raj