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Girivalam Dates in 2023 dates - Girivalam at Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai in 2023

Girivalam is the circumambulation of The Arunachala Hill at Thiruvannamalai. The famous Arunachaleswarar Temple is located here. The circumambulation path is 14 kilometers. Girivalam Dates in 2023 is given below. It is performed during the full moon or Purnima days in Tamil Calendar. The total distance is 14 kilometers There are a total of 8 different lingams on the path There are other sacred places and spots on the path. Girivalam Dates in 2023 Girivalam January 2023 January 6, 2023, Friday Time is from 2:14 AM on January 6 to 4:38 AM on January 7.  Girivalam February 2023 February 5, 2023, Sunday Time is from 9:30 PM on Feb 4 to 11:58 PM on  February 5.  Girivalam March 2023 March 7, 2023, Tuesday Time is from 4:18 PM on March 6 to 6:10 PM on March 7.  Girivalam April 2023 April 6, 2023, Thursday Time is from 9:19 AM on April 5 to 10:04 AM on April 6. Girivalam May 2023 May 5, 2023, Friday Time is from 11:44 PM on May 4 to 11:04 PM on May 5. 

Achan Daivam Theyyam – Story – Information - അച്ഛൻ ‍ദൈവം

Achan Daivam ( അച്ഛൻ  ‍ ദൈവം ) is a famous theyyam performed in many temples, kavu and tharavadu homes in North Kerala especially in Kannur, Kasaragod and part of Kozhikode districts of Kerala. As per information, Achan Daivam theyyam was an elder of the family who showed great courage or performed great sacrifice to protect the family interest or that of society. Achan Daivam theyyam story often is that of an ancestor of a famous tharavadu doing the out of the ordinary to save people or other living beings. He is also sometimes blessed with vision of the divine. Achan Daivam theyyam is worshipped for protection and prosperity. Achan Daivam theyyam is performed in many temples including Kasaragod Pilicode Kulirankai Ottu Tharavadu Uchilikkadavath Bhagavathy Devasthanam, Kanhangad Padannakkad Valiyaveedu Tharavadu Devasthanam, Nileshwaram Pattena Mungath Bhagavathy Kavu, Cheruvathur Muzhakkoth Thekke Veedu Tharavadu Devasthanam, Kasaragod Nileshwar Padinhattam Kuzhuval Koottathilara V

Aayiramthengil Chamundi Theyyam – Information – Story

Aayiramthengil Chamundi theyyam ( ആയിരംതെങ്ങിൽ ചാമുണ്ഡി   തെയ്യം ) is a very rare theyyam that is performed during the annual theyyam and kaliyattam festival in the tharavadu and kavu in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, the theyyam is associated with Goddess Annapurna. The story of Aayiramthengil Chamundi theyyam is that of her mitigating the hunger of the living beings by providing them with food. She is believed to have arrived in the region along with Cherukunnath Amma. ചെറുകുന്നത്തമ്മയോടെപ്പം എഴുന്നളളി കോലത്ത് നാട്ടിലെ തളിവാരക്കടപ്പുറത്ത് ( ആയിരംതെങ്ങ് ) വന്നിറങ്ങി ഉപവിഷ്ടയായി കോലത്ത് നാടിന്റെ മണ്ണിൽ ആദ്യമായി ഇവിടുത്തെ പട്ടിണിയും പരിവട്ടവുമകറ്റാൻ കുഴിയടുപ്പിട്ട് ചെമ്പും ചോറും വെച്ച് ആദ്യമായി അന്നമൂട്ടിയ അന്നപൂർണ്ണേശ്വരിയുടെ സങ്കൽപ്പമായി വാഴ്ത്തപ്പെടുന്ന മഹാത്മ്യം വിളിച്ചോതുന്ന ചെക്കിത്തറയും മറ്റനേകം പ്രാധാന്യവുമുൾക്കൊള്ളുന്ന പരിപാവനമായ മണ്ണിന്റെ ” പരദേവത ” യാ യി കുടികൊള്ളുന്ന ആയിരംതെങ്ങ് ചാമുണ്ഡീ .

Taliparamba Vannarath Kunharukurathiyamma Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Festival

Taliparamba Vannarath Kunharukurathiyamma Devasthanam temple is located at Taliparamba in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kunharu Kurathi Amma and a host of deities that are worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual kaliyattam theyyam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula masam (Thulam 10 and Thulam 11) – October 27 and October 28). The important theyyams that are part of the annual theyyam – kaliyattam festival are Gulikan theyyam, Kunharu Kurathi Amma theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam and Thottinkara Bhagavathy theyyam. The temple has a square sanctum (chathura sreekovil). Other deities are worshipped on square platforms and smaller sanctum.

Food Offering To Mangal Or Angarak – Mars God In Hinduism

Mangal or Angarak, the Mars God in Hinduism, is one of the Navagrahas – the nine celestial bodies. The navagrahas are propitiated for overcoming bad luck in life and to solve horoscope related problems. Food offering or bhog or naivedya to Mars is part of the pujas and rituals. The details regarding flowers, food offerings, herbs, etc are found in the Matsya Purana. The main food offering to Mars is sweet made of ghee and milk. Any sweet offering made from rice sprinkled with red flowers is the ideal bhog or naivedyam to Mangal. The color associated with Mars or Mangal or Angarak is red or flame, the flowers offered are champak and the main grain offering toor dal. The other food offerings are red masoor dal, toor dal, raw sugar, jaggery, pomegranate (or other red color fruits), red chili and salt.

Aayitti Bhagavathy Theyyam – Information – Story

Aayitti Bhagavathy theyyam ( ആയിറ്റി ഭഗവതി തെയ്യം ) is a not so common theyyam that is performed during the annual theyyam and kaliyattam festival in the tharavadu and kavu in Kannur and Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, she is also known as Ucchooli Kadavathu Bhagavathy ( ഉച്ചൂളികടവത്ത് ഭഗവതി ) and Ponnakkalu Bhagavathy ( പുന്നക്കാല് ‍ ഭഗവതി ). Aayitti Bhagavathy theyyam story is that of her traveling from Aryanad on a boat and reaching the Kannur region. ആര്യനാട്ടില് ‍ നിന്നും മലനാട്ടിലേക്ക് രണ്ടു കപ്പലുകളിലായി യാത്ര തിരിച്ച ദേവിമാരാണ് ‌ ആയിറ്റി ഭഗവതിയും ഉച്ചൂളിക്കടവത്ത് ഭഗവതിയും .   ഉച്ചൂളിക്കടവത്ത് ഭഗവതിയുടെ കപ്പല് ‍ അപകടത്തിലായപ്പോള് ‍ ആയിറ്റി ഭഗവതി സ്വന്തം കപ്പലില് ‍ കയറ്റി . ഇരുപേരും ചങ്ങാതികളായി മാറി . എന്നാല് ‍ ഇവര് ‍ രണ്ടും പേരും ഒരേ ദേവിമാരാണെന്ന അഭിപ്രായവും ഉണ്ട് . ആയിറ്റി ഭഗവതിയുടെ മറ്റൊരു പേരാണ് ഉച്ചൂളി കടവത്ത് ഭഗവതി എന്നാണു ആ അഭിപ്രായക്കാര് ‍ പറയുന്നത് . ദേവി കപ്പല് ‍ വഴി വരുമ്പോള് ‍ എടത്തൂരാമഴിയില് ‍ വെച്ച്

Why Hindu Month Margashirsha Is Known As Agrahayana?

The month Margashirsha (November – December) is the 9th month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar and it is also known as Agrahayana or Agrahayani. The word ‘agrahayana’ means beginning of a year. Mahabharata (Anusasanaparva 106.17-30) gives the hint that in ancient times the year began with the Margashirsha month. Al Beruni (1030 CE), traveler, also has mentioned about this. It is believed that in ancient times people used to sleep very high above the ground on a high cot to avoid snake bites. They used to sleep high above the ground starting from Shravan month (July – August) – the start of monsoon season. People used to come to sleep on the ground only in Margashirsha month. Special pujas and mantras were chanted to avoid snake bites in the month. Milk and milk pudding was offered to snakes to make sure they did not harm people. The houses were given a new coat of painting in this month.

Raka Kumbhar – History – Life Stories

Raka kumbhar (1267 CE) was a saint poet of Pandharpur in Maharashtra and he was a contemporary of Namadeva. His wife was Banka or Baka. Raka Kumbhar, his wife and daughter Deubai were poets and composed abhangas (devotional songs). Raka’s detachment to the material world and his love for Bhagavan Panduranga Vitthala were remarkable. Some incidents in his life signify his humility, compassion and devotion. Raka and his family renounced worldly pleasures to protect the kittens that were accidently caught in a kiln fire. They gave away all their belongings to the poor and started to live in a hut in the outskirts of Pandharpur. The family used to wear pieces of cloth discarded by the tailors. They used to ask for alms. A part of the food they received from people was first given to a visitor, the second to their young daughter and the remaining (if at all) was shared by the couple. Once a tailor objected to their taking the discarded pieces of cloth, and since then they started to wea

Aryapoomala Theyyam – Story – Information

Aryapoomala theyyam is worshipped widely performed in many kavu, temples and tharavadu in Northern Kerala especially in Kannur and Kasaragod regions. As per information, Aryapoomala Bhagavathy is the paradevata or main deity of Thiyya community. The story of Aryapoomala is associated with Poomaruthan theyyam. Goddess Arya Poomala does not have a theyyam of her own but Poomaruthan has a theyyam. Goddess Aryapoomala was once enjoying the flowers in the garden in heaven. But heavenly damsels disturb the garden by plucking the flowers. Goddess Aryapoomala takes the help of the guards to protect the garden. She approaches a Shiva Bhoota Gana who was hiding in the form of wind in a flower in the garden. Goddess Aryapoomala gave him the name Poomaruthan. He protects the garden and its flowers by driving away the damsels of heaven through sorcery, magic and trickery. Goddess Aryapoomala was impressed by Poomaruthan and gave him the status of her brother. She took him to her personal gard

Banadashtami 2023 - Importance - Dedicated To Goddess Banashankari

Banadashtami, or Banada Ashtami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Banashankari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. In 2023, the date of Banadashtami is January 18. Goddess Banashankari is also known as Banashankari or Shakambari or Banadevi and is mainly worshipped in Karnataka. The word Banashankari is derived from ‘Ban or Van’ meaning ‘forest’ and ‘Shankari’ meaning ‘the consort of Lord Shiva.’ There is also a Banashankari Navratri in Pushya month and is observed by devotees of Banashankari. Fairs and festivals are held during this period in Banashankari temples. Banadashtami is observed on the eight day after new moon in the month of Pushya. The day also marks the beginning of festivals dedicated to Goddess Banashankari. A major fair is held at Badami Banashankari Devi Temple during this period and it begins on Banadashtami day. According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Banashankari Devi killed a demon called Durgamasur at the present day Badami in Baga

Kunharu Kurathi Amma Theyyam – Information – Story

Kunharu Kurathi Amma Theyyam ( കുഞ്ഞാറു കുറത്തി തെയ്യം ) is believed to be a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. As per information, she protects her devotees through all the seasons. As per her Kunharu Kurathi theyyam story, she resides in the kottilakam ( കൊട്ടിലക o) of the tharavadu. Always Kunharu Kurathi Amma theyyam is performed first in a Kavu and Tharavadu. She is treated as mother by females of the houses and kavu in which the theyyam is performed. The female members of the house prepare an elaborate sadhya for the theyyam. കുറത്തിക്ക് മുന്നില് ‍ കൊടിയിലയിട്ട് അവിലും മലരും വിളമ്പി , മറ്റൊരിലയില് ‍ പുത്തരി കുത്തിയ ചോറും ഇറച്ചിയും മീന് ‍ കറിയും പിന്നെ പച്ചടി , കിച്ചടി , ഓലന് ‍ , കാളന് ‍ , അച്ചാര് ‍ പിന്നെ പപ്പടവും വിളമ്പി , ഇളനീര് ‍ കുടങ്ങളും വെള്ളിക്കിണ്ടിയില് ‍ പാലും വെച്ച് തറവാട്ടമ്മ കുറത്തിയുടെ “ പാരണക്ക് ” ഭാഗവാക്കാകുന്നു പൈതങ്ങള് ‍ . വേലരുടെ ഒരു തെയ്യമാണ് കുറത്തി .  എന്നാല് ‍ കോപ്പാളന് ‍ , പുലയന് ‍ തുടങ്ങിയ സമുദായക്കാരും കുറത്തി തെയ്യം ക

Mambaram Chirathodi Vazhavalappil Madappura Temple – Theyyam Festival

Mambaram Chirathodi Vazhavalappil Madappura temple is located at Mambaram in Kannur, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to a host of deities that are worshipped in the tharavadu and kavu in the region. The annual kaliyattam theyyam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula masam (Thulam 14 to Thulam 15) – October 31 and November 1). The important theyyams that are part of the annual theyyam – kaliyattam festival are Karnavar theyyam, Manathana Pothi theyyam, Muthappan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan theyyam, and Thiruvappana theyyam. The temple has a square sanctum (chathura sreekovil). Other deities are worshipped on square platforms and smaller sanctum.

Dreaming Of Passing An Exam – Meaning

Dreaming of passing an exam is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will overcome all problems related to education, interview and exams. Dreams of passing an exam also mean change of fortune in financial matters. It also means darkness will soon give away to light in your life. Dream of you passing an exam and you see other people mean you will soon make right decisions regarding property, business partners and your income. Dreams of passing an exam and you are still unhappy mean you will face unexpected problems in life. It also means return of an old problem. Dreaming of passing an exam and it is an unknown place means you will achieve success in a new place. It also means travels being successful. Dream of passing an exam and you see family members and friends mean you will make your family proud. It also means your hard working getting the desired results.

Dreaming Of Painting – Meaning

Dreaming of painting is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will see creativity and positivity in your life. You can expect change in your current lifestyle. The dream is also asking you to get a desire related to art or music fulfilled. Dreams of painting and you know the painting means you will possess something that you always wanted to. Dream of painting and you are seen waking up terrified or sad means you will witness something in near future that might awaken bad memories. It also means seeing someone whom you never wished to see again. Dreaming of painting and it is unknown to you means you will be confused about making a right decision in near future. It also means entering a phase of life in which you will be forced to choose between any two or more. Dreams of painting and you are not seen in the dream means you will make profit by selling something that you had thought was worthless.

We Can Know God By Loving Him – Story

Once a boy came to his guru and he said, ‘Sir, how can we know God?’ The guru replied, ‘We can know God by loving Him’. ‘But,’ said the boy, ‘how can we love God?’ Then the guru said, ‘Come with me.’ They went a little distance and came to a pasture where a cow was grazing. The guru said, ‘Do you see that cow? Go and love that cow and when you have succeeded in doing that, I shall answer your question.’ The boy went to the owner of the cow and asked to be permitted to look after the animal. The owner consented and the boy took the cow, gave her a clean and warm shelter, fed her with delicious grass and young twigs and flowers, gave her plenty of fresh water and always lived with the cow, caressing her and trying to make her as happy as possible. Many days passed when the guru thought that he would see how the boy was progressing with the cow. He sent for him and soon the boy appeared at the cottage. The guru saw him coming and when he came to the door bade him enter the cottage. But

Dreaming Parents Death – Meaning

Dreaming of parents death is a warning sign and bad omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means unexpected problems in family. It also means someone important in your family will face serious accident. It also means death in the family. Dreams of parent’s death also mean you might create some problem which will hurt your parents. Dream of parents death and it is in your home means carelessness and lack of cleanliness resulting in problems. It also means your family will hear some bad news about you. You can expect scandal or embarrassing situations. Dreaming of parent’s death and it is at an unknown place means trouble to your family during journey. It also means your parents facing danger when you are away from them. It also means fed up with family problems your parents might walk away without informing you. Dreams of parent’s death and you are struggling to help them means getting a medical emergency in near future. It also means you need to be prepared to fa

Dreaming Of Paper Money – Meaning

Dreaming of paper money is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have luck in games and lottery. Dreams of paper money mean change of luck and unexpected wealth in form of ancestral property. You might also retrieve lost money or treasure.  Dreams of paper money and you see yourself in the dream mean you will get costly gifts and there will be lot of activities in financial matters in near future.  Dreaming of paper money and you see other people mean you will be getting a large chunk of money but will have to share it with others. It is also an indication of new job or decision regarding ancestral wealth.  Dream of paper money floating in water is considered negative as it means wealth will be stolen or lost.  Frantically searching for paper money in dream or you wake up crying or terrified or sad after the dream is an indication of unexpected expenditure in near future.

Dreaming Of Oysters – Meaning

Dreaming of oysters is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will see change of luck and better fortune. It also means you will get information about hidden wealth or positive news about ancestral wealth. Dreams of oysters and you are unhappy or turning your face away means disappointed with food served. Dreaming of lot of oysters means travel to seaside. It also means tasting food that you have not eaten. It also means happiness and joy. Dream of oysters and you are seen picking it up means you will adapt to a new situation. It means change of place or new friends. It also means change of job. Dream of oysters and ocean together means you need to be patient. You should wait for the right opportunity to do things. Dreaming of oysters and there are other people in the dream means you will decide to become independent.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 27 December 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and Panchami tithi or the fourth and fifth day during 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 waxing or light phase of moon till 6:57 AM on December 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 4:45 AM on December 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on December 27, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra till 8:10 PM on December 27. Then onward it is Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 6:46 PM on December 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat,