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Pancha Bhoota Shiva Temples – Shivlings Representing Five Elements

Pancha Bootha sthalams are five ancient temples in India where Lord Shiva is represented in the form of five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether. In these five temples, linga or lingam which symbolically represents Lord Shiva is in the form of elements. Ether is known as ‘akasha’ in Sanskrit and is occasionally referred as Sky or Space while referring to the Pancha Mahabhutas. The five temples that represent Shiva in the form of five elements are: Earth – Ekambaranathar Temple or Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram – Shiva Lingam here is the element earth. The Shiva Lingam here is believed to have been created by Goddess Parvati from sand or earth.   Water – Jambukeshwar Temple or Thiruvanaikaval Shiva Temple near Trichy – Jambukeshwara represents the element water. The deity is found under a Jambu tree over a small river. The small stream engulfs the idol during the rainy season. Fire – Arunachaleswara Temple or Annamalaiyar Temple

Story – Matsya Avatar Of Vishnu And Demon Makara Who Stole the Vedas

Story of Matsya avatar of Vishnu and demon Makara, who stole the Vedas, is found in the Padma Purana. As per this Purana, demon Makara was the son of Sage Kashyapa and Diti. Makara was very powerful and he challenged the Devas and defeated them. Intoxicated with victory of Devas and his huge power, he forcibly entered Brahmaloka and took away all the four Vedas from Brahma. He took the Vedas under the ocean and hid it there. As Vedas were lost, there was no Dharma on earth. Soon Devas received no yajna and they become powerless. There was utter chaos on earth. Adharma made its presence felt in the form of Demons and evil men. They ruled the earth. To find a solution, Brahma and Devas went to Kshirasagara, or milky ocean, and offered prayers to Vishnu. Vishnu promised to bring back the Vedas and with it Dharma on earth. Vishnu then took the form of a fish or matsya and entered the ocean. He then annihilated the powerful demon Makara and retrieved the Vedas.

Chendayad Kollambatta Muchilottu Kavu Temple – Theyyam Festival

Chendayad Kollambatta Muchilottu Kavu temple is located at Chendayad near Puthoor, Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and other famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region.. The annual thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 1, Makaram 2, and Makaram 3 (January 15, January 16, and January 17). Sankranti, in every Malayalam month, and Vishu are important days in the temple. The temple has two tastefully decorated chathura sreekovil. There are spaces for other deities mainly on square platforms and in small sreekovils The annual thira and theyyam festival in the temple is famous for various powerful theyyams including Kannangat Bhagavathy theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathy theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathy theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam and Vishnumurthy theyyam. The Thira utsavam begins with the kavil kayaral ritual. Vellattam, Kulichezhunellathu, melam, traditional temple per

Iriveri Korambeath Mulliyadan Temple – Theyyam Thira Festival

Iriveri Korambeath Mulliyadan temple is located near Manikkiyal temple in Iriveri, Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Aadi Mooliyadan Theyyam . There two main sreekovils in the temple – both built as per traditional temple architecture with beautiful designs. The annual thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 17, Makaram 18, and Makaram 19 (January 31, Feb 1, and February 2). Sankranti, in every Malayalam month, and Vishu are important days in the temple. The annual thira and theyyam festival in the temple is famous for various powerful theyyams including Aadi Mooliyadan Theyyam , Karivedan Theyyam and Thekkan Gulikan theyyam.

Oladathazha Kumman Kavu Temple – Thira – Theyyam Festival

Oladathazha Kumman Kavu temple is located on the Alavil – Azhikode Road, Azhikode North in Kannur district, Kerala. The annual thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 3, Makaram 4, and Makaram 5 (January 17, Jan 18, and January 19). The shrine is dedicated to Thotunkara Bhagavathy and other famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The temple has a rectangular sreekovil which is tastefully decorated as per traditional temple architectural style – two main deities are worshipped in the sreekovil with separate doors. There are other small srikovil (s) and square platforms of other deities. The annual thira and theyyam festival in the temple is famous for various powerful theyyams including Thotunkara Bhagavathy theyyam, Vayanat Kulavan theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Karnavar theyyam, and Thekkan Gulikan theyyam. Kavu kayaral, vellattam, kulichezhunellathu and other rituals, temple folk art forms,

Karimbam Kundathil Kavu Puthiya Bhagavathi Temple – Thira – Theyyam Festival

Karimbam Kundathil Puthiya Bhagavathi Kavu temple is located at Karimbam near Thaliparamba in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and other famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for five days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makram 2, Makaram 3, Makaram 4, Makaram 5 and Makaram 6 (January 16, Jan 17, Jan 18, January 19 and January 20). Puja is held on the Sankranthi day as per Malayalam calendar. There is a main shrine here – small decorated chathura sreekovil. The other deities are worshipped on square platforms and also in small sreekovils. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The Thira utsavam begins with the kavil kayaral ritual. The important theyyams performed in the temple as part of the annual Kaliyattam and theyyam festivals are Illamkolam theyyam, Bhadrakali theyyam, Karan theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Veeran theyyam, Vish

Therur Muchilottu Kavu Temple – Theyyam – Thira Festival

Therur Muchilottu Kavu temple is located at Therur near Mattannur  in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual kaliyattam – thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 3, Makaram 4 and Makaram 5 (January 17, January 18 and January 19). The main puja is held on the Sankranthi day as per Malayalam calendar. The main shrine is a small decorated chathura sreekovil. The other deities are worshipped on square platforms and also in small sreekovils. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The important theyyams performed in the temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Vishnumurthy theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathy theyyam, Muchilot Bhagavathy theyyam and Puliyoor Kali theyyam. Kavu kayaral, vellattam, kulichezhunellathu and other rituals, temple folk art forms, procession and melam are part of the annual festival.

Kizhunna Parakkandi Kavu Temple – Theyyam – Thira Festival

Kizhunna Parakkandi Kavu temple is located on the Kizhunna – Kadappuram road near Thottada in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual thira – theyyam festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makram 5, Makaram 6 and Makaram 7 (January 19, January 20 and January 21). Puja is held on the Sankranthi day as per Malayalam calendar. There are two main shrines – small decorated chathura sreekovil (s). The other deities are worshipped on square platforms and also in small sreekovils. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The Thira utsavam begins with the kavil kayaral ritual. The important theyyams performed in the temple as part of the annual Kaliyattam and theyyam festivals are Karnavar theyyam, Balikadan theyyam, Yogeeshwaran Veeran theyyam (these three theyyams perform vellattam). Kulichezhunellathu is performed by Karnavar theyyam and Kurumba Bhagavathy theyyam. Yogiyar

Pady Pullikkarinkali Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Pady Pullikkarinkali temple is located at Pady in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual kaliyattam – theyyam festival in the temple is held for six days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makram 20 to Makaram 25 (January 20 to January 25). Puja is held on the Sankranthi day as per Malayalam calendar. The main shrine is with a small decorated chathura sreekovil which is gold plated. The other deities are worshipped on square platforms and also in small sreekovils. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The important theyyams performed in the temple as part of the annual Kaliyattam and theyyam festivals are Pulikandan theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam and Pullikarinkali theyyam.

Velangeri Edathil Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Velangeri Edathil Bhagavathi temple is located at Pattanur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual kaliyattam – theyyam festival in the temple is held for two days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 6 and Makaram 7 (January 20 to January 21). Puja is held on the Sankranthi day as per Malayalam calendar. The main shrine is with a small decorated chathura sreekovil. The other deities are worshipped on square platforms and also in small sreekovils. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The important theyyams performed in the temple are Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam and Rakta Chamundi theyyam.

Kottur Karippachal Vayanattu Kulavan Temple – Theyyam Festival

Kottur Karippachal Vayanattu Kulavan located at is located at Kottur – Kadachira in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattu Kulavan and other famous deities worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam festival in the temple is held on Malayalamasam Makaram – Makaram 3, Makaram 4 and Makaram 5 (January 19, January 20 and January 21). The temple has two tastefully decorated chathura sreekovil. There are spaces for other deities mainly on square platforms and in small sreekovils. The main pujas in the temple are performed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam Calendar. Vishu is an important festival in the temple. The main theyyams that are part of the kaliyattam and theyyam festival are Elladath bhagavathy theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Vayanat Kulavan theyyam.

Dreaming Of Broken Cell Phone – Meaning

Dreaming of broken cell phone is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you are allowing yourself to get into troubles with your bad decisions and unwanted desires. It also means you are not ready to let go something you know is lost forever. Dreams of broken cell phone also mean partial recovery of something but it is worthless now. Dream of broken cell phone and you are seen in the dream means you will cause damage because of carelessness or hastiness. It also means breaking of something dear to you due to sloppy behavior of others. Dreaming of broken cell phone and you are not in the dream means something that you had valued or loved will be broken. It also means you getting angry at other people for not valuing your things. It also means strain in relationships. A dream of broken cell phone and it is got back in good condition means hope and love. It also means help from strangers or a new relationship. It also means getting back something in

Dreaming Of Broken Cup – Meaning

Dreaming of broken cup is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will witness accidents or fights. It also means lie threatening accidents in the kitchen or lab or at workplace. It also means your dream will be shattered. It also means rejection or postponement of something very important to you. Dreams of broken cup and you are not seen in the dream means enemies will be active when you are away. It also means people working against you. Dream of broken cup and you are seen in the dream means you will accidentally dropping something and it might prove to be costly. It also means you witnessing an accident or crime. Dreams of broken cup and you see other people in the dream means merry making or fun or party going out of control. It also means people creating havoc and you witnessing it. Dreaming of broken cup and you see family members or police or authorities means you will be held responsible for an incident. It also means you will have to do s

Existence Alone Existed – Nothing Else Existed In The Beginning

We see golden ornaments. Beautiful and ugly we call them, but the gold tester sees only gold in them. To him there are no ornaments, ugly or beautiful. He sees so much weight in gold. We believe our senses, but our senses deceive us. Ignorance is the great deceiver. It is maya. It makes us see things differently from what they are. And this whole creation is maya. It draws our attention away from God, the Reality, and makes us see a phenomenal world. The actor becomes so identified with his act that he regards his fellow actor as a real scoundrel and kills him on the stage. It seems impossible but it has happened. This is maya. The other train moves out of the depot, but we think that our train is moving. The earth moves, but we think that the sun moves. We whirl through space, but we think we are stationary. We are like the little boy who asked his mother to tell him a story for his diversion. And the mother told him of three princes who were never born and who went hunting in the f

Dreaming Of Eating Okra – Meaning

Dreaming of eating okra is both good and bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have a period of happiness. It also means peace and desire fulfillment. Dreams of eating okra and you are unhappy or irritated means you will have uninvited guests or return of an irritating character back to your life. Dream of eating okra and you are seen eating it means you will decide to do something you like. It also means taking bold decisions. It also means changing your eating habits to overcome an illness. Dreaming of eating okra and you see other people means going for a party or get together. It also means having food that is not part of your routine. Dreams of eating okra and it is scattered all around means you will have to lot of hard work after a party or get together. It also means fun getting out of hand and resulting in fight. Dream of eating okra and you are vomiting or spitting it out means you will have to prepare hard for success in near future. Drea

Dreaming Of One’s Own Death – Meaning

Dreaming of one’s own death is a bad omen. As per dream interpretation, the meaning of dream of one’s own death is important only if you have seen the dream without any influence of the day events. Here is the meaning and interpretation of dreaming of own death. Dreams of one’s own death means you will face a series of troubles and some might be life threatening Dreaming one’s own death and you are seen lying on floor is a warning sign. It is mostly associated with loneliness and sign of mental illness in future. The dream is a kind of warning to come out of the well of thoughts and to mingle with people and develop positivity. Dreaming of one’s own death in accident means some kind of challenges in life – like change of place or the way you earn a living. It is also suggest death of very important person in your life pretty soon. Dreaming of one’s own death and family members crying means you need to work on your wishes and to get them fulfilled. It is a kind of indication that

Dreaming Of One’s Own Marriage – Meaning

Dreaming of one’s own marriage is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is very common dream and it is directly connected to unfulfilled desires regarding romance and marriage. It also means you can expect change in your relationship status soon. Dreams of one’s own marriage and you wake up terrified or sad means you will be forced to get married against your wishes and thus your wishes or career will be impacted. Dreaming of one’s own marriage and you are happy means you will have your romantic dreams fulfilled and might get married to the desired partner. Dreaming of one’s own marriage and it is to a known already married person, then it means some kind of trouble in future especially to married life. It also means you will get into unwanted relationships in near future. Dreaming of one’s own marriage and you have no inclination to get married and seeing the dream means you might get into a relationship that will not be to your likin

3 December 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 3 December 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:25 AM on December 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:24 AM on December 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on December 3, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 8:58 AM on December 3. Then onward it is Revati nakshatra till 8:36 AM on December 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajast