Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gunaseelam Temple History

As per the Legends, Gunaseelar the disciple of Saint Sreethalpya served his Guru with such honesty that he was given with the superior knowledge of his guru. One day, Gunaseelar went on a pilgrimage to the Tirumala Hills and had darshan of Lord Venkateswara. He pleaded the Lord to come with him to his ashram as he could not be separated from Him anymore. The Lord moved by the devotion of Gunaseelar and told him that as he can't leave Tirumala as He is in a state of debt. Lord directed Gunaseelar to return to his Ashram and perform penance. The Lord told the saint that none other than Vaikuntavasa Sri Narayana would appear before him. 
Gunaseelar did penance as directed by the Lord. After so many years, in the Krita Yuga Lord self-manifested in the ashram of Gunaseelar. Gunaseelar was excited and spent his days performing puja. During this time, his guru Sreethalpya wants to perform penance in  Badrinath. He asked his disciple to accompany and stay with Him. Gunaseelar was in a dilemma, wheater to go with his guru or to stay with Lord.
The ever kind Narayana was so moved at seeing the condition of his devotee and told him to serve his guru. Gunaseelar left the place after appointing a young boy to take care of the deity. Unfortunately, the boy grew fearful of the wild animals and the swirling waters of the Cauvery, He ran away. As the time passes by, an anthill grew over the deity. 
Many years later, king Gnana Varman who was ruling this region, established his cowshed near to Gunaseelam. One day the cowherds noticed that the level of milk in the milk cans had gone down mysteriously. The puzzled cowherds reported this to the king and he came to see the mysterious disappearance of the milk. At that point, an old Brahmin appeared and told the king that if the anthill was dissolved with milk, the king could see the Lord himself. The anthill was dissolved with milk and the Idol of Venkatachalapathy with a Conch, discus, whip and sceptre was revealed.  

Gunaseelam Temple History

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thayumana Swamy Temple Tiruchirapalli

Siva Lingam at Thayumana Swamy shrine is represented by an imposing natural projection of rock over 5 feet high. 
As per the Legends, an ardent devotee Ratnavati became pregnant, her mother went to help her during delivery time. Ratnavati lived on the north bank of the river Cauvery, which flows thru Tiruchirapalli. As the baby delivery time approached, Ratnavati's mother had to go to Tiruchirapalli, crossing the river which was flooding. 
A worried Ratnavati prayed to the Lord and found her mother by her side. The baby was born safely. Soon after the floods receded, her mother reached the place. When she asked how she managed to deliver the baby, then they came to know that it is Lord who came in the form of her Mother. Thayum ana means "One who became the Mother".

It is believed that the original temple entrance was facing East and now it is in opposite direction. As per the Legends, Sage Sarama an ardent devotee of Lord Siva used to grow a special flower in his garden for the Lord. One day he found a guard of King Parantaka Chola ( 907 A.D - 955 A.D) was taking away the flowers. The sage complained to the King about the theft. King ignored the complaint after knowing from the guard that queen ordered for these flowers. Sage cried a lot before the Lord as he was not able to perform Pooja.  Lord Siva became angry that He averted his benign glance from the capital city of Urayiur. This caused a rain of soil to fall on the city, worried king prayed for Vekkali Amman ( a form of Goddess Parvati), who pacified the Lord. 

Thayumana Swamy Temple Tiruchirapalli

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mopidevi Temple Timings

Mopidevi Temple is known for Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja,  Anapathya Dosha Pooja and Naga Pratishta Poojas.

Rishis Sankara, Sanakasa, Sanatkumara, and Sanatsujata who are ardent devotees of Lord Siva and disengaged themselves from the worldly matters and remained naked. Once, they visited Mount Kailash (Abode of Lord Siva) to offer prayers to Lord Siva. During this time,  Sachi Devi (Wife of Indra Dev), Swaha Devi (Wife of Agni Dev), Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi also arrived in Kailash. Lord Subramanya who was sitting in his mother's lap snickered innocently on seeing fully dressed Goddesses on one side and nude Rishis on the other side. Goddess Parvati reprimanded Subramanya for his childish act. Realizing the mistake, Lord Subramanya took the permission from his mother and reached the Earth to perform penance. Lord Subramanya did penance in the guise of a Serpent and got relieved from the sin. And the place where the Lord did penance later came to be known as ‘Mopidevi’. 

Mopidevi Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 5:30 am - 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mopidevi Temple Timings

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ghati subramanya temple timings

As per the Legends, Ghati is the place where Lord Subramanya performed a strict penance in the guise of a serpent. He did penance on these hill ranges before battling with the demon Tharakasura. It is the same place where Lord Subramanya prayed Lord Narasimha Swamy to offer protection for the Naga's family from the mighty Garuda. Garuda the divine vehicle of Lord Vishnu is known for his enmity towards Serpent family.
Lord Narasimha Swamy and Lord Subramanya Swamy self-manifested here on a single idol. Where Lord Narasimha facing West and Lord Subramanya facing east in a seven hooded serpent form. A mirror is placed little above to reflect the image of Lord Narasimha.

Ghati Subramanya Temple Timings

6:30 am - 9:00 pm

Ghati Subramanya Temple Adress and Contact number

Shri Subrahmanya Temple, S.S.Ghati Post,
Doddaballapur Taluk, Bengaluru Rural District - 561 203
Contact number: +91 80 27657131

Ghati subramanya temple timings

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ekantha Seva Tirumala

The Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, except during the Dhanurmasa month, will be laid down on in the Cradle hung by silver chains hanging from a beam in the Mukha Mantap. This Mantap is known by Sayana Mantap, which means resting place. This Seva process is also known as Ekantha Seva. This is the final ritual in the daily Sevas to put the Lord to sleep.

During this time, milk, fruits, almond nuts etc, will be offered to the Lord Venkateswara. Two Sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed at the Holy feet of the Lord after removing the Kavacham. Half of the sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed on the chest of Bhoga Srinivasa Murti, a quarter on Almelu Manga Thayar's chest. 

Tarigonda Vengamamba's Harati will be performed in a plate inlaid with the pear-studded image of one of the Dasavatarms each day brought by a descendant of the family, after offering milk and a  few pieces of cashew nuts. A descendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya poet sings few Sankeertanas of Annamayya.
Ekantha Seva Tirumala

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Poolangi Seva in Tirumala

After the mid-day Puja on Thursday, the Lord will be dressed only in Dhoti and Uttariyam. The Kasturi will also be removed leaving only a thin mark. Later in the evening after performing Suddhi the flowers which are brought for decorating the Murti will be taken inside the Sanctum Sanctorum. The Lord will be dressed with an ordinary Dovati. This process is called Sadalimpu or Sallimpu which means loosening or removing.

After evening Puja and Offering Naivedyam (Panakam and green grams) to the Lord, a laced velvet gown will be put on the Murti and the body will be decorated fully with garlands of flowers extending from the crown to the feet. This decoration exclusively with flowers is called Poolangi Seva. 

It is believed that this Seva was in place from 8th Century.

Suprabhatha Seva Tickets Online Booking

Timings: 3:00 am - 3:30 am
Numbers of Persons allowed: 1 per ticket. Even singles can perform this pooja. It is meant for all. 
Ticket Booking procedure: Tickets should be booked a month in advance by login into ttdsevaonline website.

General Questions

  1. Children should be above 3 years to participate in this Seva.
  2. Children under 12 years don't need Seva tickets. It is free entry.
  3. Parents who are willing to carry their kids can do that, but they need to stand at the end as to leave the place if the baby makes noise. He/She who is holding baby will be allowed for Darshan at the end of Seva.
  4. Dress Code, Men: White Pancha, Dhoti/ Kurta, Pyjama. Women: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree.
Suprabhatha Seva Tickets Online Booking

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Archana Seva Tickets Online Booking

Archana Seva in Tirumala
Archana Seva Admission Timings: 4:30 am
Seva duration: 30 mins.
Number of persons on a ticket: 1
Seva Days: Tue, Wed and Thu

Tickets booking procedure

  1. Online Booking - Once in a month Arjitha Archana Seva tickets will be released for online booking. Devotees are allowed to book 2 tickets.
  2. Lucky Dip Booking - Devotee has to enroll at Vijaya Bank Counter, CRO Office Tirumala for the lottery system. Results of the lucky dip process will be known in the evening hours. Following which, the devotee should collect the ticket from MBC 34 counter by paying the ticket cost.

Archana Seva Rules and Regulations

  1. Traditional Dress Code required. Men should wear White Pancha, Dhoti/ Kurta, Pyjama. Women should wear Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree
  2. Children under 3 years will not be allowed for this Seva.
  3. Children under 12 years don't need Seva tickets, it is free entry for them. Please carry Kid's age proof photo ID.
Archana Seva Tickets Online Booking

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Shukra Mahadasa Benefits Bad Effects Antardasha Period

Shukra Mahadasha Remedies

  1. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Friday's yields good results. 
  2. Chanting Shukra Gayatri Mantra for 108 times on Friday's will reduce the malefic effects of the planet "Aum Aswadhajaaya Vidhmahe, Dhanur Hasthaaya Dheemahi, Thanno Shukra Prachoodhayaath".
  3. Chanting Shukra Moola Mantra "Aum Dhram Dhreem Dhroum Sah Sukraya Namah" 500 times in a day for 40 days will give good results.
  4. Performing Shukra Yajna will pacify the Venus God.
  5. Performing Pooja on Baum Pradosham day will be more effective. If Pradosham day falls on a Tuesday then it is called as Baum Pradosh day.
  6. Chanting Devi Sthuthi or Durga Maathaa Chalisa or Shri Suktham on Friday's.

Shukra Mahadasha and Antardasha

  1.  Shukra Antardasha will be there for 3 years 4 months.
  2. Sun in Anatardasha will be there for 1 year
  3. Moon in Anatradasha will be there for 1 year 8 months and 10 days.
  4. Mangal Graha in the Anatardasha will be there for 1 year 2 months and 6 days.
  5. Rahu Graha in the Anatardasha will be there for 3 years
  6. Guru Graha in the Antardasha will be there for 2 years 8 months.
  7. Shani Graha in the Antardasha will be there for 3 years 2 months.
  8. Budha Graha in the Antardasha will be there for 2 years 10 months.
  9. Kethu Graha in the Antardasha will be there for 1 year 2 months and 6 days.
Shukra Mahadasa Benefits Bad Effects Antardasha Period

Sade sati Effects Remedies Pooja Details

Shani Mahadasha period runs for 7 year 6 months. One has to pass thru Shani Mahadasha period in one's own life. 

Sade sati Effects

  1. Not having good circulation supply in the body.
  2. Affect health, causing Asthma, Tuberculosis, impotency.
  3. Lowers the confidence levels
  4. Causing frustrations, tensions and mental disturbance.

Sade Sati Remedies

  1. Reciting Shani Mantra daily for 108 times "Nilanjana Samabhasam, Raviputhram Yamagrajam, Chhaya Marthanda Sambhootham, Tham Namami Shanaishcharam"
  2. Chant this Shani Gayatri Mantra "Aum Shanischarya Vidmahe, Suryaputraya Dhimahi, Thanno Manda Prachodhayath" for 9 or 27 or 81 or 108 times daily or on Saturday's.
  3. Chanting Hanuman Chalisa every day and visiting Hanuman Temple on Tue, Thu and Sat will reduce the malefic effects of the Shani Mahadasha Period.
  4. Chanting Mruthyunjaya Mantra at the beginning of your day "Om Thrayambakam Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushti Vaardhanam, Urva Rukamiva Bandhanaan, Mrithyor Mokshiye Maamrithath".
  5. Feeding poor on Saturday's will reduce the effects.
Sade sati Effects Remedies Pooja Details

Kuja Dosha Nivarana - Pooja, Timings, Cancellation, Exceptions, Remedies, Effects

  1. Visiting Lord Subramanya Swamy Temple regularly will also reduce the effect. Recite the Mantra "Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe, Mahasenaya dhimahi, Thanno Shanumgha Prachodhayath" for 108 times.
  2. Praying Lord Anjaneya on Tuesday's will also reduce the malefic effects. Reading Hanuman Chalisa daily will help the person to overcome these effects.
  3. Worshiping Lord Vinayaka on Tuesday's will reduce the bad influence. Offer red flowers and Jaggery to Lord Vinayaka and recite the Ganesh Mantra "Om Ganapathaye Namah" for 108 times.
  4. Marriage with Pot and breaking the pot after the marriage. Marriage with Peepal and cutting down the tree after the marriage are the most common practices. I would not suggest this unless it is really required. Do consult a good astrologer before taking any decision. As the presence of Mars will not be considered as Manglik all the time. The power of Manglik Dosha Varies from Low to High.
  5. Offering Red colored grams such as Lentil Dal, wheat bread, red silk to Mangal God will pacify the effects.
  6. Visiting Navagraha temples is another remedy to reduce the intensity of the Dosha.
  7. Marrying after 28 years reduces the influence of Dosha.

Kuja Dosha will not apply

  1. If the person is Manglik but born on Tuesday then He/She is not Manglik. Dosha will not apply in this case.
  2. This effect will be nullified if both boy and girl are Manglik. Some birth charts will be less Manglik and some will be high Manglik, before making any decision do check with astrologer once. As lower Manglik's can't be married to a high Manglik's.

Before practicing any remedies do check with your astrologer.
Kuja Dosha Nivarana

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thiruvenkadu Bhudhan Temple - Timings, Address, Contact number, Buddha Dosha

Thiruvenkadu Temple, Swetharanyeswara Swamy resides here with His Consort Brahma Vidyambal. 
Swetharanya means White forest. This temple is famous for Bhudhan Shanthi. Taking holy dip at Chandra Theertham, which is at the temple entrance and worshiping Lord Siva will relieve one from Bhudhan Dosha. Wednesday is the best day for Bhudhan Pooja.

From the inscriptions written on the temple walls, it is known that this temple recieved huge contributions from the Kings Aditya Chola and Rajaraja Chola.

Thiruvenkadu Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thiruvenkadu Temple Address and Contact Number

Sri Swetharaneyswara Swamy Devasthanam, Thiruvenkadu, TamilNadu-609 114
Contact number: +91 4364 - 256424
Thiruvenkadu Bhudhan Temple

Pitru dosha Nivarana Pooja - Timings, Online Booking, Remedies, Effects, Details

Pitru Dosha Nivarana Puja can be performed at Home or at a temple. It is said that curse from ancestors is said to be the cause of Pitra Dosha. A good astrologer can help you in identifying Pitra Dosh by looking at the birth chart.

Pitru Dosha Nivarana Pooja (Remedies) at Home

  1. Reciting Gayatri Mantra
  2. Offering Pindaan to the pacify ancestors, which is a ritual to be  followed .
  3. Somvati Amavasya is the best day to pacify Pitra Devathas and to get rid of Pitra Dosh. On this day to find a peepal tree nearby and offer one Yagnopavetham to the peepal tree. Offer second Yagnopavetham to the peepal tree on the name of Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Vishnu resides in the peepal tree. Pray to Peepal tree and Lord Vishnu. Now do 108 Pradakshinam around peepal tree and keep tieing the tree with a white raw thread. In each Pradakshinam offer one sweet which is made from milk to the peepal and keep chanting the mantra " Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya Namah". After completing Pradakshinam leave those sweets there itself or you can offer it to a brahmin.

Pitru Dosha Nivarana by Performing Thila Homam

Thila Homam is meant to pacify ancestors. With this Homam, the unhappy souls will attain Salvation. This Homam can be performed by the relatives if there was any unnatural passing in their family. 
Best day for this Pooja is on Aadi Amavasya.

Pitru dosha Nivarana Pooja

Kaal Sarp Yog

Performing this pooja on Amavasya Days, During Solar and Lunar Eclipse times, Naga Panchami, Sunday and Tuesday are preferable days. 
For good results, one should perform this Kaal Sarp Dosh Nivarana Pooja twice in a year. Once in Dakshinayanam period which is from 15th Jul to 15th Jan and One more time during Uttarayanam period i.e. from 15th Jan to 15th Jul.
Performing Rudrabhishekam after this pooja marks the pooja process complete. 

Pooja will not take more than 40 mins followed by Darshan which takes another 20 - 25 mins. After this pooja, one should offer food to poor in the streets. Pooja
Pooja samagri (materials) will be provided by the temple administration, no need to carry any pooja material from home. Ticket cost includes Pooja material as well. 

Dont's for Kaal Sarp Dosha Pooja

  1. One should visit friends, relatives homes after this pooja
  2. One should not visit any temple after this pooja
  3. Do not prostrate in any Naga Devatha temple.
  4. Not to perform this pooja in oiled hair.
  5. Pregnant should not perform or participate in any dosha nivarana poojas.