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Pattiam Pathayakkunnu Aniyara Illlam Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Pattiam Pathayakkunnu Aniyara Illlam temple is located at Pattiam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to popular deities that are worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in Kannur region. The annual theyyam, kaliyattam and thira festival at Pathayakkunnu Aniyara Illlam temple is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 19, Dhanu 20 and Dhanu 21 (January 3, January 4 and January 5). This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil. The other deities are worshiped on square platforms or under trees and in specific places. Pujas are mainly held on Sankranti day. The shrine also observes Vishu. The main theyyams that are part of the annual theyyam festival are Pookutti Sasthappan theyyam, Bhairavan theyyam, Rakteshwari theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam and Ucchitta Bhagavathy theyyam. Melam, pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

Kadambur Thottum Mukhathu Madappura Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Kadambur Thottum Mukhathu Madappura temple is located at Kadambur in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, Muthappan and other deities worshiped in tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual theyyam, kaliyattam and thira festival at Thottummukhathu Madappura temple is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 12 and Dhanu 13 (January 27 and January 28). This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil. The other deities are worshiped on square platforms or under trees and in specific places. Pujas are mainly held on Sankranti day. The shrine also observes Vishu. The main theyyams that are part of the annual theyyam festival are Elladath Bhagavathy theyyam, Muthappan theyyam, Karnavar theyyam and Thiruvappana theyyam. Melam, pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival.

Pravara In Hindu Religion – Lineage Based On Sages

In Hindu religion, Pravara are the illustrious sages belonging to a gotra or a family or a clan or a race. According to a legend, all the Brahmins are descendants of Braham, the creator, tracing their origin through eighteen sages. Gotras generally help to classify the people into groups and the special rituals to be performed by people belonging to each gotra. With the proliferation of groups, gotras became subdivided according to illustrious sages who were born in these gotras and these sages are called pravara rishis. Thus every gotra has a pravara. Though the majority of the gotras in a lineage of a clan does have three pravara sages, a few have one or two or five.   If a person does not know his own lineage or line of ancestral sages, he should take that of his preceptor. Since all the sages of each clan were illustrious, there is no special significance in the selection of a few of these. People belonging to the same lineage of sages cannot intermarry. The prohibition of marr

Padne Sree Padanna Mundya Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Sree Padanna Mundya temple is located at Padne in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi and other deities that are worshipped in Kavu, temples and houses in the region. The theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival in the temple is held once in three years in Dhanu Masam. The festival is held for four days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 16, Dhanu 17, Dhanu 18 and Dhanu 19 (December 31 to January 3). This is a big shrine with a lot of Devi and Devatas. The shrine is well maintained. The main rituals and pujas are held on Sankranti day (middle of a month) as per Malayalam calendar. Vishu is an important festival here. The main theyyams that are part of annual Kaliyattam festival are Aayitti Bhagavathy theyyam, Ankakkulangara Bhagavathy theyyam, Asuraalan Daivam theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Thee Chamundi or Ottakolam theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Raktha Chamundi theyyam. The annual festival witnesses rare pujas and rituals. The festival is also famous for mela

Ezhome Chenicheri Kattuchirakkal Bhagavathy Temple Thira – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Ezhome Chenicheri Kattuchirakkal Bhagavathy temple is located at Ezhome in Kannur district, Kerala. This shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and other deities. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 17 and Dhanu 18 (January 1 and January 2). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Kattuchirakkal Bhagavathy theyyam, Kannikkoru Makan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

Mangad Nerothuparambu Pottan Devasthanam Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Mangad Nerothuparambu Pottan Devasthanam temple is located at Mangad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Pottan theyyam and other deiteis. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 16 and Dhanu 17 (December 31 and January 1). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Gulikan theyyam, Kunjaru Kurathi Amma theyyam, Puramkalan theyyam and Pottan theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

Cherukunnu Edakkepuram Melethu Valappu Tharavadu Temple - Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira festival

Cherukunnu Edakkepuram Melethu Valappu Tharavadu temple is located at Cherukunnu, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattukulavan. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 18 and Dhanu 19 (January 2 and January 3). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Kandanar Kelan theyyam, Kudiveeran theyyam and Vayanatukulavan theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

Thiruvannamalai Deepam 2023 Date at Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple - Maha Deepam in Karthigai Month at Tiruvannamalai Temple

The 10-day Karthigai Deepam festival observed at the famous Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, culminates with the Maha Deepam lit atop the Anamalai Hills. Thiruvannamalai Deepam 2023 date is November 26. Symbolism of Thiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple - Karthigai Deepam The Maha Deepam represents Lord Shiva, who appeared in the form of a pillar of fire with no end and beginning (Jyotirlinga) before Brahma and Vishnu. Karthigai Deepam festival, observed in Tamil month Kartika , is more than 3000 years old and is mentioned in the early Tamil scriptures. Significance Of Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam By Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi has composed the following Tamil verse to explain the significance of the Karthigai Deepam that is lit on the Arunachala Hill every year. The stanza is as follows: Ittanuvē nānām enu-madiyai nīttapbuddhi idayattē porundi-aga nōkkāladduvita mā-mey agac-chuḍar-kāṇ gai-bhūmaddi-yenum Aṇṇā malai

Karthigai Deepam Reason – Story – Why Do We Observe Karthigai Deepam?

Karthigai Deepam is the lighting of lamps on the Krittika or Karthika Nakshatram day in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Karthigai month. There are several reasons or stories behind observing Karthigai Deepam . A popular belief is that the day is the birthday of Lord Muruga. The lamps are also lit for a happy married life and for the well being of children in the family. Karthigai Deepam and Murugan Murugan, also known as Skanda, Subramaniya and Kartik, was born as six different babies to Lord Shiva after he awoke from the deep meditation after Goddess Sati’s death. The six babies were looked after by the Six Krittika stars and the six children were later joined to a single force by Goddess Parvati. Krittika is the six starts or the Pleiades cluster – when Muruga joins them as a child they make seven stars. As Muruga was born as six different babies and later joined into one He is popularly known as Arumugan in Tamil culture. Muruga as Kumaraguru Advising Shiva Anoth

Arudra Darshanam At Tiruvarur Thyagaraja Temple – Right Leg Of Deity Visible Only On This Day

Arudra Darshanam festival which falls on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Margazhi month is of great importance at the Tiruvarur Thyagaraja temple in Tamil Nadu. It is the only day when the right leg of the main deity of Shiva worshipped in the temple is visible to devotees. Rest of the year the right leg is covered with flowers. In 2023, Arudra Darshanam At Tiruvarur Thyagaraja Temple is on January 6, 2023. Shiva is worshipped at Tiruvarur Thyagaraja temple in the Somaskanda form. In the Somaskanda form, Shiva has Goddess Parvati seated to his left and Murugan or Skanda seated in between the divine couple. The murti was installed by Chola King Muchukunda. The murti was originally worshipped by Bhagavan Vishnu. It is believed that Bhagavan Vishnu used to keep the murti close to his heart and it used to go up and down when Bhagavan took a breath. Later, the murti was given to Indra. Chola King Muchukunda, an ardent devotee of Shiva, got the murti from Indra. A Muchukunda Sahasranama A

Ezhome Kuruvad Kunnavil Tharavadu Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Ezhome Kuruvad Kunnavil Tharavadu temple is located at Ezhome in Kannur district, Kerala. This tharavadu shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and other deities. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for two days in Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 20 and Dhanu 21 (January 4 and January 5). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Chooliyar Bhagavathy theyyam, Kannikoru Makan theyyam, Moovalamkuzhi Chamundi theyyam, Veeran theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

Kuttur Kannangattu Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam – Theyyam Festival

Kuttur Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple is located at Kuttur on Peringome - Kuttur road, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for four days in Makara Masam – Makaram 15, Makaram 16, Makaram 17 and Makaram 18 (January 29, January 30, January 31 to February 1). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam and Gulikan Theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms. Sankranti and Vishu are important days in the temple.

Madathil Poovathikeezhil Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Madathil Poovathikeezhil Bhagavathy temple is located at Madathil on Karikkottakkary - Uruppumkutty road near Iritty, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam-thira festival in the temple is held for three days in Makara Masam – Makaram 16, Makaram 17 and Makaram 18 (January 30, January 31 to February 1). This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils and square platforms. The theyyams that are performed in this temple are Rudripalan theyyam, Puzhayil Pothi theyyam, Neela Karinkali theyyam, Poovathin Keezhil Bhagavathy theyyam and Muthachi pothy theyyam. The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms. Thiruvathira, procession and fair are part of the annua

Dreaming Of Oshun – Meaning

Dreaming of Oshun is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. Dream of Oshun means you can expect new romantic relationship or meeting someone you really like. It also means you will fall in love or get a desired partner. Dreams of Oshun and you are seen spending too much money means you will be blinded by lust and it will cause serious problems in your life. Dream of an angry Oshun means you will get entangled in problems in near future. Something that looks good initially in near future will soon turn into a nightmare. Dreaming of Oshun in an unknown place means you will soon visit unknown places. It also means travel opportunity to distant lands. It also means traveling with someone you like. Dream of Oshun and you are not seen in the dream means someone loves you but you are not aware of it. It also means someone secretly admiring you. Dreams of Oshun and you are happy and giggling or smiling means sexual happiness in near future.

Dreaming Of Ostrich – Meaning

Dreaming of ostrich is good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means success, travel, happiness due to desire fulfillment. It means you will go to a new place and there will be positive outcome. It also means you will be traveling a lot in near future. Dreams of ostrich in danger or in captivity mean accident or trouble during journeys. Dream of ostrich and you see yourself in the dream means you will get invitation from a distant place. It also means profit or happiness due to birds. Dreaming of ostrich and you see other people in it means you will go on trips with people you like. Dreaming of ostrich making love or together means new relationship and success in romance matters. Dream of ostrich eating or in its environment means you will achieve mental peace and satisfaction. Dream of weird color ostrich means spiritual interest and focus on answering philosophical questions. Dreams of ostrich attacking you or chasing you means you will get into troub

Story – Shadow Of Devotion – The Great Power Of Unwavering Devotion

 Story on the great power of unwavering devotion. Once there was a poor man, who made his bare living by gathering wood in the forest and selling it in the market. All that he possessed was an axe and a rope, to cut and carry the wood. Now it happened that a great religious gathering took place in the village. Pilgrims came in thousands from all parts of the country. Song and worship was to be carried on all day. The poor man was very pious. He yearned to join in the festivities and to add his little mite to the offerings made to the village god that day. But what could he do? He had no money. He thought of selling his axe and rope. But that would mean that he would be deprived of his means of livelihood. No way seemed open. But as the noise of the merry crowd reached his ears, his fervour to join in the worship got the better of him and he sold his axe and rope. And for the money he bought flowers and coconut and other articles for worship. He was very happy and joining the crowd he

Dreaming Of Ordering Food – Meaning

Dreaming of ordering food is a good 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 ordering food are also associated with vacation or return of someone special back to your life. Dream of ordering food and you are seen eating it means you will decide to do something you like. It also means taking bold decisions. Dreaming of ordering food 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 ordering food scattered all around means you will face hardships at home or in your workplace and you will decide to stay away. Dream of ordering food and you see it boiling means you will have to work hard for success in near future. Dreaming of ordering food and it going bad means missed opportunity. Dreams of ordering food and it is colorful means doing things that you had never done before. It also

Dreaming Of Orca Whales – Meaning

Dreaming of orca whales is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. Dream of orca whales doing nothing and just moving around means you will get opportunity in money matters and job. Dreams of aggressive orca whales mean you will face tough competitors in life. Dreaming of orca whales and you swimming with them means you will have opportunity to change your life with the help of someone in power. It also means you overcoming a phobia or fear. Dream of orca whales jumping about or you are watching it from a distance means vacation. It also means staying away from your job or home for a brief period. Dreaming of orca whales and someone you know being attacked is a sign of difficulty to family members or relatives. It also means your enemies will be active. Dream of orca whales and unknown people in it means you will face unexpected aggression or difficulty from unknown people. It also means you being sidelined. Dreams of orca whales and you are not seen in the

Dreaming Of Orange Color – Meaning

Dreaming of orange color is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will vigor and will have optimism. It also means success. But sometimes you will get carried away and do dangerous things resulting in your downfall. Dreams of orange color mean you will do something over the top and thus you will ruin it. Dream of orange color and you are seen in the dream means you will show enthusiasm in a new project or relationship and you will achieve success. It also means you will show spiritual interest and interest in religion. Dreaming of orange color and you are not seen in the dream means you will show frivolous attitude towards something important and this will cause damage to your future plans. You will also get into superficial relationships. Dreams of orange color and you see other people mean you will achieve fame through creativity. It also means you will go on an adventure. Dream of orange color fading away means you will be impatient.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:03 PM on December 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:53 PM on December 14. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on December 13, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashlesha or Ayilyam nakshatra on the entire day on December 13 and till 12:01 AM on December 14. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra on the e