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    Aghori Sadhus

    Aghori Sadhus are worshippers of Lord Shiva and are living symbols of Hindu God Shiva on earth. As per Aghori Sect, all the people are ‘Shava’ (dead body) with emotions and desires and they should try to over come these emotions by becoming ‘Shiva.’ Aghoris don’t attach themselves to anything. They do things which most common people would not even like to think about....

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    Sabarimala - History

    Sabarimala (Malayalam: ???ി??, Kannada: ???ಿ??ೆ , Tamil: ???ி??ை, Telugu: ???ి??) is a pilgrimage centre in Kerala located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Kerala in Pathanamthitta District. Lord Ayyappan's temple is situated here in the midst of 18 hills. The area is in the Sahya ranges of Kerala. The temple is situated...

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    Shanmukha Gayatri - Murugan Gayatri Mantra

    Murugan Gayatri Mantra is also known by different names such as Shanmukha Gayatri, Shanmugha Gayatri, Skanda Gayatri, or Kartikeya Gayatri Mantra. If you are observing Skanda Shasti fasting, it is good to chant Murugan Gayatri Mantra 108 times in the morning after bath.

5 Famous Panchatantra Quotes

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5 Famous Panchatantra Quotes and teachings for kids as well as adults. Panchatantra or “Five Principles” is a collection of ancient Indian poplar tales written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Each of these animal fables ends with a moral related to the story. Here are five famous quotes from Panchatantra tales.

Panchatantra Sayings

  1. Intelligence can accomplish things more easily than army and weapons (that is - physical power).
  2. Excellent, average, and low qualities appear in anyone or anything due to association with person or things of the corresponding type.
  3. Truly good men are like rubber balls; even if they fall they bounce back. A fool falls like mud and gets stuck to the ground.
  4. One should seek for the salutary in the unpleasant: if it is there, it is after all nectar. One should seek for the deceitful in the pleasant: if it is there it is after all poison.
  5. A great man does not lose his self-possession when he is afflicted; the ocean is not made muddy by the falling in of its banks.
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About Vishu

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Vishu (Malayalam: വിഷു) is a festival celebrated in the state of Kerala in South India. The same day is also celebrated as New year in several other parts of India such as Punjab (Baisakhi), Assam (Bihu), Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka where it is known as Bisu as well as in Tamil Nadu. The festival marks the first day of Malayalam Year and falls in the month of Medam (April – May). Vishu generally falls on April 14 of the Gregorian calendar. This occasion signifies the Sun's transit to the zodiac - Mesha Raasi (first zodiac sign) as per Indian astrological calculations and astronomically represents the vernal equinox. "Vishu" in Sanskrit means "equal". Therefore Vishu is more probably denoting one of the equinox days. 

Festival of Vishu is also known as the Malayalum New Year day and thus it becomes all the more important for the Malayalees regardless of their religion or sect. Similarly this festival is celebrated in almost all the places in India by the Hindus but by the different names. In Assam this day is called Bihu, in Punjab Baisakhi and in Tamil Nadu Puthandu. 

A Tradtional Vishu Kanni Setting
The festival is marked with offerings to the divine called Vishukanni. The offerings consists of a ritual arrangement in the puja room of auspicious articles like rice,linen, cucumber, betel leaves, matal mirror, holy text and coins in a bell metal vessel called uruli. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This arrangement is completed by the women of the house during the previous night. On the day of Vishu, it’s a custom to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with the eyes closed so that the first thing a person sees is the Vushukanni. The Vishukanni is later distributed among the poor.People wear new clothes for the occasion and the elders in the family distribute tokens of money to the children, servants and tenants. These tokens are called Vishukkaineetam and are usually in the form of coins. People carry out this custom believing that in this way, their children would be blessed with prosperity in the future.

Vishu is considered to be a day of feasting, wherein the edibles consist of roughly equal proportions of salt, sweet, sour and bitter items.Feast items include Veppampoorasam (a bitter preparation of neem) and Mampazhapachadi (a sour mango soup).
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Aghori Sadhus

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Aghori Sadhus are worshippers of Lord Shiva and are living symbols of Hindu God Shiva on earth. As per Aghori Sect, all the people are ‘Shava’ (dead body) with emotions and desires and they should try to over come these emotions by becoming ‘Shiva.’ Aghoris don’t attach themselves to anything. They do things which most common people would not even like to think about.

Some scholars trace the orgin of Aghori sect to Dattatreya. Another view is that the aghori sect began with Sage Kinaram, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. A temple dedicated to Kinaram Baba in Varanasi is highly sacred to the Aghoris.

The word aghori means not terrifying. This symbolically means that all things in the world are Shiva and there is nothing to fear or worry about – all things are pure.

All places are the same for the aghori therefore they live on streets, cemetery etc. There are also aghoris who roam around naked – they have overcome Maya or illusion. They eat anything. They are representative of true humans in nature.
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Download Morning Mantra

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Mantras List 

  1. Bhumi_Prathna
  2. Ganehshay_Smaran
  3. Guru_Smaran
  4. Hari_Om
  5. Kar_Darshan
  6. Karyasiddhi
  7. Navgrah_Prathna
  8. Nivedan
  9. Par_Brahman
  10. Prakruti_Prathna
  11. Pranayam_Mantra
  12. Prati_Smaran
  13. Ramaym_Smaran
  14. Shivashay_Smaran
  15. Snan_Mantra
  16. Surya_Namaskar
  17. Surya_Prathna
  18. Suryadharya_Mantra
  19. Thandi_Smaran
  20. Tilak_Mantra
  21. Vishno_Smaran
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Why Lord Shiva Covers His Body With Ash?

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Lord Shiva’s body is always covered with ash and Shiv devotees wear ash tilak on forehead and hands. There is an interesting story in the Shiva Purana which narrates how Lord Shiva came to be associated with Ash. There once lived a sage whose lineage was traced to the famous Saint Bhrigu. This sage performed intense austerities and became very powerful. He used to consume only fruits and later only green leaves and thus got the name – Parnada. 

Sage Parnada continued his intense tapas and controlled all the animals and plants in the forest he lived. Once while cutting some grass to repair his hermitage, the sage cut his middle finger. But to his surprise instead of blood he saw sap of tree oozing through the cut. 

Now Parnada thought that he had become so pious that instead of blood, sap is oozing through his body. Pride filled his mind and he started shouting in joy that he is the most pious man in the world now.

Lord Shiva who witnessed this event took the guise of an old man and reached the spot. When the old man asked for the reason for his uncontrollable delight, Parnada said that he has become the most pious man in the world as his blood as become quite similar to the sap of fruits and trees.

Then the old man asked what is there to be elated in this. It is just a sap. But when trees and plants are burned they turn into ash. Only ash remains that is surely the higher stage.

To demonstrate it the old man sliced his finger and suddenly ash came out of it. Sage Parnada soon realized that it was Shiva standing before him and prayed to him for forgiveness for his ignorance. 

It is said that ever since then Shiva wears ash to remind his devotees about the ultimate reality and foolishness of getting enamored in physical beauty.
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English Panchangam 2010 – 2011

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This English Panchangam 2010 - 2011 is the Soorya Siddhantha Vikruti Nama Samvatsara Panchangam. The English Panchang is created by the Uttaradi Math and is based on the Panchangam and calendars followed in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The Panchangam contains auspicious dates like marriages, house warming (grih Pravesh) etc. 

The English Panchangam is from March 16, 2010 to April 2, 2011.

This Panchangam is easy to use and contains all the basic information in a simple format.
You can read in pdf  download and save copy with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.

The Panchangam can be downloaded from here -   DOWNLOAD

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Guruvayoor Festival 2010

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The Arattu festival at Guruvayur is the annual Guruvayoor Temple Festival celebrated in the month of Kumbham (February – March). Guruvayur Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, famous as the Dakshina Dwaraka, is one of the most famous Lord Krishna Temples in India, located at Guruvayoor in Thrissur district of Kerala. Guruvayoor Festival Begins with Aanayottam, Gopi Kannan wins Elephant Race

Guruvayur Arattu Ulsavam is the 10 days annual festival, and 10th day is celebrated as the Arattu day (Arattu is the ritual bathing of the idol in the temple pond). On the Arattu day the temple will be opened late after 6:00 am (usually the temple opens at 3:00 am for Nirmalyam darshan) and all usual poojas, except the usha pooja, will be performed. At 6:30 pm the Arattu procession begins and the Lord Guruvayoorappan’s idol is taken to the Rudra Theertham (holy water tank) for Arattu. After Lord’s Arattu, the devotees will also take a holy dip to get rid of any sins. An interesting feature of Guruvayur festival is that, after the Arattu Lord’s idol is taken on elephants top and the elephant runs eleven times around the temple.

The opening of the 10-day festival at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple festival was inaugurated by this elephant race . This is a unique event. The winning elephant is conferred with the honor of carrying the idol of the deity. 


The 10-day Guruvayur festival signifies the occasion of restoration of divine Chaitanya (conscious). The Guruvayur festival also showcases the cultural heritage of the region as the locals perform the traditional dances and music. The enticing dance dramas based on the myths and legends of Lord Krishnas life are regular proceedings during the festival days. 

How to reach Guruvayur?

By Road
Guruvayur is around 29 km Thrissur, Kerala. Guruvayoor being an important pilgrimage place for Hindus is well connected with other important towns/cities by road/bus transport. NH 17 (National Highway) passes through Kunnamkulam about 8 km away from Guruvayur Temple.

By Rail
Guruvayur Railway Station is the nearest railhead to reach Guruvayoor. Thrissur Railway Station (29 km) is the next nearest major railway station to reach Guruvayur.

By Flight
Nedumbassery Airport (Kochi International Airport), about 80 km, is the nearest airport to reach Guruvayur.
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