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This temple is now a resting place for stray animals

T’PURAM: The centuries-old Shiva temple at Vizhinjam, unearthed some 50 years ago, still remains a skeletal reminiscence of a glorious yore. The granite temple that sports Dravidian architectural marvel is…

VIDHYARAMBHAM

VIDHYARAMBHAM

  Today Vidhyarambham – devotees are all set to contemplate on Saraswathi, the Goddess of knowledge. Keralites begin their Vidyarambam celebrations with Mahanavami. On the eve of Mahanavami books and…

Thousands of children enter world of letters

On the auspicious day of Vijayadasami on Monday, thousands of children in Kerala were initiated into the world of letters and learning at functions organised at various centres.    …

Punnathur Kota-World’s only temple owned elephant home

Punnathur Kota-World’s only temple owned elephant home

By S. Chandrasekhar Thirupathi, Sabarimala and Guruvayur are the three major temples in South India visited by crores of devotees, all through the year. If there is some attractive magnetic…

Kerala decked up for Navaratri

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:With Ayudhapuja (better known as Saraswathi puja in Kerala) just a day away, schools and colleges have closed for Puja holidays.While children are in an upbeat mood, elders could not…

VIJAYA DESHAMI

VIJAYA DESHAMI

Vijaya Dashami also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri, Durgotdsav… is one of the very important & fascinating festivals of Bharat.   Word DASARA is derived from Sanskrit words “Dasha” &…

Importance of Value based life

What are the values in our life? Whatever gives permanent happiness for yourself, your family members, your society and your motherland are values. How to incorporate values in our life?…

Special poojas mark Amma’s 53rd birthday

In the presence of thousands of devotees from across the world, the 53rd birthday of Mata Amritanandamayi was celebrated with special poojas at Amritapuri near here on Wednesday.    …

Amma’s 53rd Birthday Celebrations in Amritapuri

Amma’s 53rd Birthday Celebrations in Amritapuri

Amritapuri Amma’s 53rd birthday will be celebrated at the Amritapuri Ashram on September 27th. All of Amma’s children from around the world are of course invited to come. In fact,…

Musical remedy for stress-free life

KOCHI: With the growing popularity of the therapeutic power of instrumental music, the Hindustani and Carnatic ragas are finding new expressions in CD and VCD formats.This is evident from over…

Practise Yoga, avoid heart disease

KOCHI: Even when the world observed ‘Heart Day’ on Sunday few knew about the role of Yoga in setting aside cardiac diseases.While the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks cardiac disease…

75-day cultural extravaganza begins

Thiruvananthapuram:The 75-day Soorya Festival took off to a humble start without the splendour of an official event. The inaugural function, organised at the Tagore Theatre, began with a silent invocation…

Mahasankalpa and Modern Science

Thursday message from IISH Communication Team The space, time and observer are three important parameters in the modern physics of the 20th and 21st century.These three are also important for…

RSS to organise seminar on nationalism

Thiruvananthapuram: A national seminar on cultural nationalism will be organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevaka Sangh (RSS) as part of the Centenary Celebration of Guruji Golawakkar will be held on September…

Vilwadrinatha Temple’s Niramala fest begins today

The Niramala festival of the famous Vilwadrinatha Temple here will be celebrated on Thursday with special poojas and rows of lighted lamps. The festival falls on the first Thursday of…

Sabarimala temple opens

Sabarimala The Lord Ayyappa Temple here was opened on Saturday for the five-day monthly pooja. Melsanthi M Sukumaran Namboodiri  opened the sanctum sanctorum at 5.30 pm. The five-day monthly pooja…

Avatara Trayam

THURSDAY MESSAGE 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2006 You might have heard about avatharas. The avathara means, celestial body which comes down for giving light to the world. There are ten avatharas for…

Kochi all set for SreeKrishna Jayanthi

City to celebrate Sreekrishna Jayanti KOCHI: Kochiites are gearing up to celebrate with great zest Sreekrishna Jayanti, which falls on September 14. Balagokulam Sreekrishna Jayanti reception committee has been formed…

Importance of Karma;the core of Krishna’s message:Adoor

Thiruvananthapuram:The message of Krishna to humanity is the need importance of once Karma (Duty) in his life, Told Renowned Film Director Padmasri Adoor Gopalakrishnan.He was talking in a function organised…

Chattampi Swamikal birth anniversary

Chattampi Swamikal birth anniversary

Today September 12th is the birth anniversary of a great saint and social reformer Sri Chattambi Swamikal.   Born in 1853, he fought against social injustice and strive hard to…

In memory of 9/11

Swami Vivekananda’s response to the welcome at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago is brought before you to refresh the memories. Even after 113 years it is still fresh,…

Flag hoisted for Sree Krishna Jayanthi celebrations

Thiruvananthapuram: Under Balagokulam, Kerala Hindus are all set for this years Sree Krishna Jayanthi celebrations.   Flag  hoisting for marking the celebration was done yesterday all over Kerala by kids…

Agamananda birth anniversary

KALADY: For the people of Kalady the name of Agamananda Swamikal evokes a lot of respect.More than a saint who founded the Sree Ramakrishna Ashramam, a scholar and a true…

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti celebrations

ALUVA: Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti will be celebrated at Aluva Adwaithasramam and Paravur under the auspices of Adwaithasramam and SNDP Unions on Thursday.A special pooja and Mahaganapathy homam will mark…

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi

Kerala is celebrating 152nd Jayanthi of Sree Narayana Gurudevan today.   Kerala witnessed the birth of this great saint and social reformer in the year of 1856, Malayalam month Chingam…

Malayalees celebrates Thiruvonam today

Finally the year-long wait for the Malayalees world over ends. Onam, the biggest festival of Kerala, is here. But, there is a lot more to Onam than being just a…

Thiruvonathoni to set off today

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has made elaborate arrangements for the customary annual procession carrying provisions and vegetables in the temple vessel, Thiruvonathoni, to Sree Parthasarathy Temple in Aranmula…

Sabarimala opens for Onam

Pathanamthitta : The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala was opened on Sunday for pooja to celebrate the annual Onam Festival. Melsanthi M Sukumaran Nampoothiri opened the sanctum sanctorum at 5.30…

Making of the Onavillu

Thiruvonam is just around the corner. And, the artists at the Melarannoor vilayil veedu are busy designing Ona villu. You may what Ona villu is?Onavillu also know as pallivillu, is…

Sree Narayana Jayanthi celebrations from Wednesday

ALUVA: The nine-day long Sree Narayana Jayanthi celebrations will begin with Jyothi Prayanam (rally with the torch) from Adwaithasramam here on Wednesday.SNDP Yogam Devaswom secretary M N Soman will inaugurate…

Vinayakachathurthi celebrated

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rush of devotees was witnessed at the Ganesha temples in the city on Monday, the Vinayakachathurthi day. Special poojas, abhishekams, Ganapathy homams and cultural programmes were held on…

Smriti Granth on Seshadriji

Smriti Granth on Seshadriji

Bangalore:Work on the Smriti Granth on the late H.V. Seshadri is going on in Bangalore. Shri Krishnappaji, Dakshin Kshetra Pracharak, is engaged in this work. Shri Manjunath will edit the…

Sri Aurobindo remembered

Sri Aurobindo was one among the few who developed a philosophical approach to the idea of nationhood in modern times, said TR Somasekharan, Kerala State organising secretary of the Bharathiya…

A Kerala lake temple that worships a vegetarian crocodile

KOCHI: Believe it or not, there is a temple in Kerala that is guarded by a vegetarian crocodile. Babia, the crocodile, is said to be the local guardian and messenger…

Ganeshotsavam begins today

Shiv Sena will celebrate Sree Ganeshotsavam 2006 from Thursday to September 1. As part of the celebrations, there pageantry will be organised on September 1 in which thousands of idols…

Thiruvananthapuram all set for Vinayaka Chathurthi

Thiruvananthapuram : The capital is all prepared for this years Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations. Siva Sena, VHP, Ganeshothsava Trust are all in forefront this time to organise Ganesothsav in the city.  …

Malayalees welcome Chingam with pooja, celebrations

Keralites on Thursday welcomed the New Year with celebrations and observing religious rituals on the first day in the month of Chingam of the Malayalam calendar. In the morning, Hindus…

9 days ‘Sibiram’ at Sabarimala

KOTTAYAM: A state-level Ayyappa Dharma Padana Sibiram, conceived as an in-depth exercise to teach the dharma, tradition and rituals connected with Sabarimala, will be held at Sastha temple, Erumeli, from…

Marxist historians decieved India-Michael Danino

Palakkad: “Marxist historiography of Indian history accepts in practice the broad framework of the erstwhile colonial historians, even as it throws new insights, some of which are often valuable.” Michel…

Blend science with spirituality: Panicker

CHANGANASSERY: A harmonious blend between science and spirituality is essential for the progress of world civilisation, NSS general secretary PK Narayana Panicker has said.He was delivering the inaugural address at…

Guruvayur Kesavan, a standing monument to Dathan

GURUVAYUR: The statue of the legendary tusker, Guruvayur Kesavan, at the Sreevalsam compound here, by sculptor M R D Dathan will remain as a befitting monument for him.Dathan took more…

Kerala observing Ramayana month

Kerala observing Ramayana month

A joint effort by RSS-VHP-BalagokulamKerala observing Ramayana monthBy S. Chandrasekhar As per Malayalam calendar, mid July to mid August is the month of Karkidakom. With rains arriving in Kerala by…

Illam Nira ritual performed in Guruvayur

GURUVAYUR: Seeking divine blessings for a season of plenty ahead, the Illam Nira ritual was performed at the Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple today; offering bunches of the first crop of…

Ramayana Mahathmyam

 This is the Ramayana month Let’s think of Sri Rama   Reading and preaching Ramayana during the month of Shravan brings peace and happiness all around. One should daily recite…

How Tirumala Balaji Mandir was saved from a Muslim maurader

This was during the period when Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah of Golkonda invaded the Tirupati region. An anomymous Telugu poet, as an eye-witness, has most pathetically described in the poem,…

Thousands perform bali darpanam in state

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thousands of Hindus in the state today performed the bali darpanam ritual to propitiate departed souls on Karkitaka Vavu day. Men and women assembled in large numbers on river…

Lakhs to offer Bali on Karkataka Vavu today

Lakhs of Malayalees will offer Bali (Bali tharpanam) to their dear dead with rituals on the banks of rivers and on beaches, praying for the peace of the departed souls,…

‘Ramayana’ on the mobile

KOCHI: The ancient epic, ‘Ramayana’ has gone mobile with an IT savvy lecturer here developing a technique by which the entire text can be downloaded into one’s mobile. P R…

Ramayana Month begins

As the month of Karkatakam sets in, Hindu temples and homes will reverberate with the chanting of the shlokas from Ramayana. Karkatakam is generally known as the Panja Masam, the…

Sabarimala: Corrective rites begin

Thrissur: The parihara kriyas prescribed in the Devaprasnam (astrological examination) held at the Sabarimala temple began at the Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur on Friday. Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president G…