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Kurathi Theyyam – Story – Information - Food Served For Theyyam

Kurathi theyyam is a very popular theyyam and is worshipped at numerous kavu, tharavadu and temples in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of North Kerala during the annual theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival. As per information, she spreads various kinds of poxes in the region. As per Kurathi theyyam story, she is none other than Goddess Parvati and is referred to as Kunnin Makal – the daughter of Mountain. She protects her devotees from supernatural forces and all kinds of natural calamities. She prefers to stay in outdoor store area of the house. If there is a Kurathi theyyam in a sacred place, she will be the first theyyam to appear. She is widely worshipped by the women folk. The scene of women cooking food and serving it to Kurathi theyyam is a heart wrenching scene. All kinds of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are part of the food served. She is worshipped to keep away all kinds of health problems. She is also invoked for good health of children. ഭയഭക്തിബഹുമാനത്തോടെ സ്വന്തം അ

Story Of Tumburu And Sage Narada

Tumburu, a gandharva, is an expert musician and excels in playing on the vina. He is considered equal to Sage Narada in musical prowess. He is generally present in the court of Kubera and is often invited to important festivities in the celestial worlds. There is a story about the competition between Tumburu and Sage Narada. There was traditional rivalry between Tumburu and Sage Narada. Once, a formal contest was arranged between them in Brahmaloka, where Brahma acted as the judge. After watching their performance, Brahma pronounced his judgement that both were equally proficient in music. This ended their rivalry.

Flower And Plant Offered To Yama – Hindu God Of Death

Offerings are made to Yama, the Hindu god of death, to overcome fear of death, for good health and for early curing from life threatening diseases. The favorite plant dedicated to Yama is Gorakhbuti or Mountain knotgrass. This plant is offered to Yama especially during Pradosh period (just before sunset) facing south. It is believed that taking care of the plant will help in having a long life. The plant and flower is known as - Mountain Knotgrass in English Gorakhbuti in Hindi, Bilesuli in Kannada, Cherula or Cheroola in Malayalam, Chaya in Bengali, Pindi Kura in Telugu, Kapuri Madhura in Marathi Bhui in Rajasthan Polpala in Sinhalese

Khandakarnan Theyyam – Story – Information – Kandakarnan Standing Amidst Fire With Fire Torches

Kandakarnan is a very popular theyyam performed in many temples, kavu, devasthanams and tharavadu during the annual thira theyyam kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, Khandakarnan theyyam is a Shaiva theyyam and is counted among Shiva Ganas – Shiva bhootha gana. Khandakarnan theyyam story is that of him taking birth in the throat of Shiva and then appearing on earth from the cheek of Shiva. This is a ferocious theyyam standing amidst fire with fire torches around his waist. Manodari the wife of Demon Mahishasura performed intense austerities to please Shiva. Her sole aim was to avenge Goddess Bhadrakali who had killed her husband. Shiva was not ready to appear before Manodari but Goddess Parvati insisted that He should appear before the wife of the demon. Shiva decided to appear only for a few seconds. Within that few seconds, Manodari asked for the sweat that fell from the body of Shiva. Shiva gave her his sweat and disappeared. Manodar

Shakta Agama - Shakti Sect Texts

Shakta Agamas are sacred text of the Shakta sect. Agama means knowledge text of a particular sect. Shakta Agama is a division of the Agamas, one among the different types of tantric literature. Shakta Agamas for the worshipers of Goddess in her different form are extensive – Tantraloka, Kularnava Tantra, Kolaklim Nirnaya, etc., and the methods of worship described in them are manifold. Seats of the Goddess are spread across the different regions of the country. Kula denotes the shakti (power) of the Supreme Reality (kulami ca parameshaya shaktih – Tantraloka A.29) in the form of worship handed down in the tradition of the Shakta sect. The panchamakaras or panchatattvas (five elements) – wine, meat, coition, fish and parched grain – have an esoteric significance, like nectar oozing from the thousand-petal lotus, the flesh of ego cut with the sword of knowledge, the union of Shakti with the self, bringing prana and apana from ida and pingala nerves into sushumna etc. Other genera

Kudukathayi Bhagavathy Theyyam – Information – Story

Kudukathayi Bhagavathy theyyam is a rare powerful Mother Goddess theyyam worshipped in a few kavu, tharavadu and temples during the annual theyyam, thira, kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of North Kerala. As per information, this is a ferocious form of Goddess Bhagavathy. As per Kudukathayi Bhagavathy story, she appeared to defeat demons but her uncontrollable fury caused disturbance in the region. She was given a proper place of worship and a theyyam is performed annually to keep her calm and benign. It is believed that propitiating this Goddess helps in desire fulfillment and defeat of enemies. She is especially propitiated for the good health of children and pregnant women. Kudukathayi Bhagavathy theyyam is performed on January 15 or Jan 16 annually at the at Ezhome Nangalam Kallen Tharavadu temple in Kannur district, Kerala.

Kudiveeran Theyyam – Story – Information

Kudiveeran theyyam is a warrior theyyam seen in many kavu, temples and tharavadu during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this is the theyyam of a great warrior who was born in a family of warriors in the region. As the per Kudiveeran theyyam story he became the most adept warrior in the region and studied in many Kalari. His name instilled fear in the enemy camp and for the people his region his name evoked a sense of protection and safety. It is believed that his enemies spread lies about him all over the places and fed up with their antics, Yama, the god of death, decided that such a great warrior was not befitting the land. He arrived and asked Kudiveeran to follow him. When he reached the Mayathan Kadavu in Thirunelli, he disappeared. People who realized their protector had left the land; they gave him a space in their sacred places and worshipped him. To honor him they gave him a theyyam kolam. The they

Thondachan Theyyam – Story – Information

Thondachan theyyam is a powerful male theyyam performed during the annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, he was the commander-in-chief of Nediyiruppu Swaroopam. As per Thondachan theyyam story, he was born to Kalaratri and Shiva. He arrived on earth to annihilate demons along with Vettaikkorumakan and Vairajathaneeshwaran. He helps Nediyiruppu Swaroopam in capturing Alladam rajyam. He later became the main deity or Kuladaivam of Alladam. Thondachan theyyam has a huge mudi or headgear and it is usually carried around with the help of three or four people. The theyyam usually wears black mudi but also red mudi is also used in certain temples. Thondachan theyyam is performed at Cherukunnu Sree Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple from February 14 to Feb 19. It is performed at Kanhangad Madiyan Koolom Temple on May 22 and May 23 and at Kannur Valapattanam Sree Kalarivaathukkal Bhagavathy Kavu on June 9 and June 10. Please

Nimitha Soojana Ritual In Udiyanoor Kovil – Chakka Korukkal - ചക്ക കൊറുക്കല്

Nimitha Soojana is a unique ritual performed in Udiyanoor Kovil in North Kerala. The ritual is a kind of prediction about future. This is performed using a jackfruit and therefore is known as Chakka Korukkal. A jackfruit which is hung using a rope is cut left and right with a sword. If the jackfruit falls down in pieces then it means there will be problems in near future. If the jackfruit does not fall down then one can expect a good future. ക്ഷേത്രപാലകനും കാളരാത്രി മഹാകാളിയും കുടികൊള്ളുന്ന ഉദിനൂര് ‍ കോവിലില് ‍ നിമിത്ത സൂചന നല്കുയന്ന ഒരു ചടങ്ങുണ്ട് . ചക്ക കൊറുക്കല് ‍ എന്നാണ് ഇതറിയപ്പെടുന്നത് . കൂലോത്തെ വടക്കെ നടയില് ‍ കെട്ടി തൂക്കിയ ചക്ക മനിയേരി അച്ചന് ‍ ദൈവ നിയോഗം വന്ന പോലെ വാളുമായി വന്നു ഇടത്തും വലത്തുമായി വാള് ‍ കൊണ്ട് ഓരോ വെട്ടു വെട്ടുന്നതാണ് അങ്ങിനെ വെട്ടിയാലും ചക്ക വീഴാതെ അവിടെ നില്ക്ക ണമെന്നാണ് പ്രാര്ത്ഥന . താഴെ വീഴുന്നത് അശുഭകരമാണത്രേ . ചിലപ്പോള് ‍ ഒറ്റ ചവിണിയുടെ മേല് ‍ ഒക്കെ ചക്ക വീഴാതെ നില്ക്കും . അത് കണ്ടു ഭക്തര് ‍ ആശ്വാ

Dreaming Of Hitting A Child With A Car – Meaning

Dreaming of hitting a child with a car is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means unexpected problems in near future. It is also a warning sign that you will get into trouble due to vehicle. It also means someone else causing problems but you getting blamed for it. Dreams of hitting a child with a car also means you will be absent minded and under unwanted stress in near future. Dream of hitting a child with a car and it is totally unknown place means you will get into trouble in a new place. It also means not knowing about the rules of new place causing problems. People tricking you when they realize you are an outsider. Dreaming of hitting a child with a car and you know the child means something bad happening to someone you know. You need to be careful while the particular child is around you.

Dreaming Of Hitting A Snake – Meaning

Dreaming of hitting a snake is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be cheated. It also means a sudden problem that might require physical exertion to get it solved. Dreams of hitting a snake and it is seen moving out means you will find out a secret or you will catch someone cheating on you. It also means end of a relationship. It is also a sign that you trusted someone and they broke your trust. Dream of hitting a snake and it is attacking back means you will face unexpected problems from animals or reptiles. It also means you provoking someone to physically retaliate. Dreaming of hitting a snake and it is not moving at all means you showing your strength on an innocent living being. It also means fear clouding intellect. Dreams of hitting a snake and it is changing color means you attacking someone or something without gauging its real strength. The dream is also warning sign as to not to get into physical confrontation with anyone.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 9

With their heart fixed on Me, with their life resting in Me, mutually enlightening one another and perpetually singing My glory, they are delighted and rejoiced. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – verse 9). A true devotee has his very being in Bhagavan. His mind, his heart, is constantly fixed on Him. What we love is uppermost in our mind. We are never separated from anyone we sincerely love. Such a one is constantly with us. We see him with our mental eye; we feel his presence; we talk to him mentally; and our life is interwoven with him. To him goes our last thought when we drop off to sleep; he greets us when we return to consciousness next morning. And sometimes even in dream he is with us. So it is with the bhakta and his Beloved. Bhagavan is his lodestone. To Him his mind runs naturally. In Him he finds rest, peace and happiness. We always speak of the thing with which our heart is most filled. What is dearest to us, what concerns us most, forms the object of our conversation. And so

Dreaming Of Hitting My Son – Meaning

Dreaming of hitting my son is a bad omen as per meaning and interpretation of dreams. The dream means you will find out a secret. You will soon realize that someone whom you trusted was cheating on you. Dreams of hitting my son mean that you will realize your mistakes or you will find out the reason for something bad that happened in your life. Dreaming of hitting my son also means you are mentally and physically weak and your inability to stand up against someone. It also means taking out your frustration on a family member. Dream of hitting my son also means people might mess up your life. They might damage something you valued dearly. Dream of hitting my son and you realize it was a mistake means people will misguide you or you will react without knowing the truth. The dream is also a kind of warning that something bad will soon happen but you need to keep your calm and solve it without getting angry. Anger will only complicate and mess up things.

Dreaming Of Hitting Your Head – Meaning

Dreaming of hitting your head is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is a warning sign about upcoming failure, rejection or damage or disaster. You will face unexpected problems in life. You need to be cautious and careful about all your actions. Dreams of hitting your head and it is at an unknown place means troubles during journey. It also means going to a new place and things there are below your expectations. Dream of hitting your head and you see someone else in the dream means you will get cheated. It also means your trust will be broken. It is also a sign that someone else will cause problems in your life and you will find it impossible to solve. Dreams of hitting your head and you see family members means you will be blamed for some tragedy or mistake by your family. It also means a secret of your getting exposed.

Dreaming Of Hitting A Dog – Meaning

Dreaming of hitting a dog is a negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you taking out the anger on someone on an animal or thing or a stranger. It means anger and frustration. It also means you getting scolded or accused of something. Dreams of hitting a dog also means something you had thought would be good for you will soon turn into a nuisance. Dream of hitting a dog and the dog is still lying in the same place means in spite of all your efforts you will not able to solve a nagging problem. It also means getting into trouble through an action which you thought was normal. Dreaming of hitting a dog and the dog fighting back means you will be attacked by animals. It also means you undermining the strength of the opponent and this causing embarrassment and damage both physical and mental. Dreams of hitting a dog and you see lot of dogs means you causing problems to your community by attacking someone who has the backing of gang or community.

10 February 2023 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 10 February 2023 – 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 Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:06 AM on February 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:30 AM on February 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on February 10, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 9:26 PM on February 10. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 10:04 PM on February 11. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and sou