Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa - Sabarimala Pilgrimage Wishes News Wallpaper

Swamy Ayyappan, അയ്യപ്പന്‍, Sastavu or Sasta is a Hindu deity worshiped in a number of shrines across India. Ayyappan is believed to be an incarnation of Dharma Sasta, who is the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu (as Mohini, is the only female avatar of the God Vishnu ) and is generally depicted in a yogic posture, wearing a bell around his neck, hence named Manikantan. Ayyappan may bear a historical relationship to the tutelary deity Aiyanar in Tamil Nadu.

Swamy Ayyappan's annual festival is a time of pilgrimage for ever-growing numbers of men from throughout South India. The most prominent and famous Ayyappan shrine is the one at Sabarimala, in the hills of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, with over 30 million devotees visiting it every year,making it one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world.

Ayyappa is known as "Hariharasuta" because he is the son of Hari (Vishnu), the saviour and Hara (Shiva), the destroyer. His most common name is "Manikanta" because when the king Rajasekara Pandiya of Pandalam found little Ayyappan in a forest, there was a "mani" (bell) tied around his neck. As Dharma Sastha, many of them consider him to be born out of the union between Mohini (an avatar of Vishnu) and Shiva.

Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District in Kerala. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in world with an estimated 45–50 million devotees visiting every year. Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. Ayyappan's temple is situated here amidst 18 hills. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 468 m (1535 ft) above mean sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While functional and intact temples exist at many places in the surrounding areas like Nilackal, Kalaketi, and Karimala, remnants of old temples survive to this day on remaining hills.

Sabarimala is linked to Hindu pilgrimage, predominantly for men of all ages.You can identify a Sabarimala pilgrim easily as they wear black or blue dress.They do not shave till the completion of pilgrimage and smear Vibhuti or Sandal paste on their forehead.Women between the ages of 10 and 50 are not allowed to enter the temple, since the story attributed to Ayyappa prohibits the entry of the women in the menstrual age group. This is because Ayyappan is a Bramachari (Celibate). The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately November 15 to December 26), Makaravilakku (January 14 "Makara Sankranti") and Vishu (April 14), and the first six days of each Malayalam month.

The important message given at the temple is the ultimate knowledge that each individual is a God unto himself/herself, Tat Tvam Asi in Sanskrit meaning "That is you". Due to this pilgrims call each other Swami. Tat Tvam Asi, meaning "That Thou Art" is the message that is given out by the Lord. It means, in short, you are part of the Universal Soul (in Sanskrit "Paramatma") which is the quintessence of Advaita philosophy. It also means for reaching Paramatma or Universal Soul. this mahavakya suggested by swami chinnmayananda(1916–1993) in end of 70's

The devotees are expected to follow a vratham of 41 days penance prior to the pilgrimage. This begins with wearing of a special Mala, a garland made of Rudraksha or Tulasi beads. In general from then they are to refrain from non-vegetarian food of any kind, except dairy, alcohol, and tobacco, engaging in sex, using foul language, hair-cuts and shaving. They are expected to bath twice and visit the local temples regularly and only wear plain black or blue coloured traditional clothing. Saffron colored dresses are worn by Sanysis (monks) who have renunciated material life. But,many devotees still continue to wear saffron colored clothes which are against vedic scriptures due to ignorance.

Thousands of devotees still follow the traditional mountainous forest path, approximately 52 km, from Erumely, believed to be taken by Ayyappa himself. The part starts from Erumely to Aludha river, then crosses the Aludha mountain to reach Karivilam thodu. Now comes the sacred Karimala crossing, from there to Cheriyanavattom, Valliyanavattom and finally Pamba River. Then have claim neeleemala and we enter into the ganesh bettam, shreeram betta padam. Aranmula kottaram is one of the halt place of holy journey 'thiruvabharana khosayatra'. But many people use vehicular traffic which can go till the Holy Pamba River by an alternate road. Thereafter, all the pilgrims have to follow a mountainous forest trekking path approximately four kilometers up a steep hill, Neeli Mala, to Sabarimala. This path, now developed, with shops and medical aid by the sides, used to be a mere trail through dense forest.

ശബരിമല ധർമ്മശാസ്താക്ഷേത്രം, Sabarimala, சபரிமலை, सबरिमलय, శబరిమల, ಶಬರಿಮಲೈ, ഇന്ത്യയിലെ പ്രശസ്തമായ തീർത്ഥാടന കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളിൽ ഒന്നാണ്‌ ശാസ്താവാണ് പ്രധാന മൂർത്തി. കേരളത്തിൽ പത്തനംതിട്ട ജില്ലയിൽ പശ്ചിമഘട്ടത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമായ ശബരിമലയിൽ ആണ് ക്ഷേത്രം സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്യുന്നത്. ദക്ഷിണേന്ത്യയിൽ വച്ച് തീർത്ഥാടക സന്ദർശനത്തിൽ രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനം ശബരിമലക്കുണ്ട്. മറ്റു ക്ഷേത്രങ്ങളിലെപ്പോലെ വർഷത്തിൽ എല്ലാദിവസവും ഇവിടെ പൂജയോ തീർത്ഥാടനമോ നടക്കുന്നില്ല. നവംബർ - ഡിസംബർ മാസങ്ങളിൽ മണ്ഡലക്കാലം എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന 41 ദിവസങ്ങളാണ് ശബരിമലയിലെ പ്രധാന തീർത്ഥാടനകാലയളവ്. ഇതിനുപുറമേ എല്ലാ മലയാളമാസങ്ങളിലേയും ആദ്യത്തെ അഞ്ചുദിവസങ്ങളിലും സന്ദർശനമനുവദിക്കുന്നു.

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Kerala Piravi Dinam Wishes Greetings Message കേരള പിറവി ആശംസകള്‍

November 1 Kerala Piravi, കേരള പിറവി, marks the birth of the state of Kerala, India.
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The state of Kerala was created on November 1, 1956. November 1 is therefore known as Kerala Piravi Dinam (day) in the state. Malayalees around the world celebrate November 1 as Kerala Piravi, which in Malayalam means the day Kerala was formed in the earth. Kerala, the southernmost state of India, was formed long after Indian independence on 15 August 1947.

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കേരളസംസ്ഥാനം രൂപവത്കരിച്ച നവംബർ ഒന്നാണ് കേരളപ്പിറവി  എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്നത്.  1947-ൽ ഇന്ത്യ ബ്രിട്ടീഷുകാരിൽ നിന്നും സ്വതന്ത്രമായ ശേഷം, ഐക്യകേരളത്തിനുവേണ്ടിയുള്ള പ്രക്ഷോഭങ്ങൾ ശക്തിപ്പെട്ടു. ഭാഷാടിസ്ഥാനത്തിൽ സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങളെ പുന:സംഘടിപ്പിക്കാനുള്ള ഇന്ത്യാഗവൺമെന്റിന്റെ തീരുമാനപ്രകാരം തിരുവിതാംകൂർ, കൊച്ചി രാജ്യങ്ങൾ മദ്രാസ്‌ പ്രസിഡൻസിയുടെ മലബാർ പ്രദേശങ്ങൾ ഇങ്ങനെ മലയാളം പ്രധാനഭാഷയായ പ്രദേശങ്ങളെല്ലാം കൂട്ടിച്ചേർത്തു കൊണ്ട് 1956 നവംബർ ഒന്നിന്‌ കേരളം എന്ന സംസ്ഥാനം രൂപവത്കരിച്ചു. ഇതിന്റെ അടിസ്ഥാനത്തിൽ നവംബർ ഒന്ന് കേരളപ്പിറവിദിനമായി ആഘോഷിക്കപ്പെടുന്നു.
Prior to that date it was three independent provinces named Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. Kerala originally got its name after the first ruler, Keralian Thamboran, who ruled one of these independent provinces earlier in the millennia. But some historians say that the name 'Kerala' comes from "kera"means coconut tree which is widely seen in the region.

Mythologically Kerala stretches along the Arabian Sea from Gokarnam (Gokarna, in Karnataka) to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, though its official territory is only from Kasaragod to Parassala. The western Ghats flank the eastern edge of Kerala with its diverse flora and fauna.

According to the Hindu myth Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Mahavishnu (The God-Lord), created Kerala. Parasurama flung his "Mazhu" (axe) from Gokarnam (Gokarna) to the sea and the sea receded to form the land Keralam.

Kerala is a 560 km long narrow stretch of land. At the widest, Kerala is 120 km from the sea to the mountains. On one side of Kerala are the lofty mountains ranging high to reach the sky. And on the other side the land is washed by the blue Arabian Sea waters. The land is covered with thick dense tropical forest, fertile plains, beautiful beaches, cliffs, rocky coasts, an intricate maze of backwaters, still bays and 44 rivers. Kerala's exotic spices have lured foreigners to her coast from time immemorial.

Earlier, Kerala was made up of three distinct areas. 'Malabar' as far up the coast as Thallashery, Cannanore and Kasargode with a tiny pocket-handkerchief French possession of Mahe nearby which was returned to India in the early 1950s and is now administratively part of Pondicherry. This area belonged to what was once called the Madras Presidency under the British. The middle section is formed by the princely State of 'Cochin'; the third comprises 'Travancore', another princely state.

The modern Kerala is divided into fourteen districts with Trivandrum as the state capital. Kerala is the first place in the world where a Communist Ministry came into power by general election in 1957. Kerala was formed by Parashurama the sixth incarnation of lord Mahavishnu. 2012 marks the 56th anniversary of Kerala Piravy.

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കേരളം രൂപീകൃതമാകുമ്പോൾ ഇന്ത്യയിലെ 14 സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങലിൽ ഏറ്റവും ചെറിയ സംസ്ഥാനമായിരുന്നു കേരളം. എന്നിരുന്നാലും വിദ്യാഭ്യാസത്തിൽ ഏറ്റവും മുൻപന്തിയിലായിരുന്നു കേരളം. ഫസൽ അലി തലവനായും സർദാർ കെ. എം. പണിക്കർ, പണ്‌ഡിറ്റ്‌ ഹൃദയനാഥ്‌ കുൻസ്രു എന്നിവർ അംഗങ്ങളുമായുള്ള സംസ്ഥാന പുന:സംഘടനാ കമ്മീഷൻ രൂപവൽക്കരിച്ചത്‌ 1953-ലാണ്‌.

1955-സെപ്‌റ്റംബറിൽ കമ്മീഷൻ കേന്ദ്ര ഗവൺമെന്റിനു റിപ്പോർട്ടു സമർപ്പിച്ചു. അതിൽ കേരളസംസ്ഥാനരൂപവത്കരണത്തിനും ശുപാർശയുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. സംസ്ഥാന പുന:സംഘടനാ റിപ്പോർട്ട്‌ പ്രസിദ്ധപ്പെടുത്തി പതിമൂന്നു മാസം കഴിഞ്ഞാണ്‌ ഇന്ത്യയുടെ രാഷ്‌ട്രിയ ഭൂപടം തയ്യാറാക്കിയത്‌. തിരുവിതാംകൂറിലെ തോവാളം, അഗസ്‌തീശ്വരം, കൽക്കുളം, വിളവങ്കോട്‌ എന്നീ നാലു താലൂക്കുകളും ചെങ്കോട്ടത്താലൂക്കിന്റെ ഒരു ഭാഗവും വേർപെടുത്തി മദിരാശി സംസ്ഥാനത്തോടു ചേർത്തു. ശേഷിച്ച തിരുവിതാം കൂർ - കൊച്ചി സംസ്ഥാനത്തോടു മലബാർ ജില്ലയും തെക്കൻ കാനറാജില്ലയിലെ കാസർകോടു താലൂക്കും ചേർക്കപ്പെട്ടു. ഫലത്തിൽ കന്യാകുമാരി ജില്ല കേരളത്തിനു നഷ്‌ടപ്പെടുകയും ഗൂഡല്ലൂർ ഒഴികെയുള്ള മലബാർ പ്രദേശം കേരളത്തോടു ചേർക്കപ്പെടുകയും ചെയ്‌തു നവംബർ ഒന്നിനു ശ്രീ ചിത്തിരതിരുന്നാൾ ബാലരാമവർമ്മ മഹാരാജാവ്‌ തിരു-കൊച്ചി രാജപ്രമുഖ സ്ഥാനത്തുനിന്നും വിരമിച്ചു.

സംസ്ഥാനത്തിന്റെ തലവനായി രാജ പ്രമുഖനു പകരം ബി. രാമകൃഷ്‌ണറാവു ആദ്യ ഗവർണറായി തിരുവിതാംകൂർ- കൊച്ചിയിൽ പ്രസിഡന്റ്‌ഭരണം നിലവിലിരിക്കുമ്പോഴാണ്‌ സംസ്ഥാന പുന:സംഘടന നടന്നത്‌.

സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ ആദ്യ ചീഫ്‌ ജസ്റ്റിസ്‌ കെ. ടി കോശിയായിരുന്നു ആദ്യ ചീഫ്‌ സെക്രട്ടറി എൻ. ഇ. എസ്‌. രാഘവാചാരി. ആദ്യ പോലീസ്‌ ഐ ജി എൻ. ചന്ദ്രശേഖരൻനായർ. കേരള സംസ്ഥാനത്തിലെ ആദ്യ പൊതുതിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ്‌ 1957 ഫെബ്രുവരി 28-നു നടന്നു. ആ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിലൂടെ ഇ എം ശങ്കരൻനമ്പൂതിരിപ്പാട്‌ മുഖ്യമന്തിയായുള്ള സർക്കാർ അധികാരത്തിൽ വന്നു.
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Kerala Piravi Dinam Wishes

Nov 1 – 2011 – 55th Kerala Piravi "KERALA PIRAVI DINAM" Keralam "DAIVATHINTE SWANTHAM NADU" Ella malayalikalkum Hrdhayam niranja "Happy Kerala Piravi"

Ella malayalikalkum Hrdhayam niranja 
"Happy Kerala Piravi"

Nammude janmanadinte uyarchayku vendi nammalkevarku othorumayode munottu neengham.......!! ORAYIRAM KERALA PIRAVI ASHAMSAKAL......!!

Ente Keralam.. Ethra Sundaram. 

Nov 1 Kerala Piravi Day
Ella malayalikalkum
Hrdhayam niranja
“Happy Kerala Piravi”


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Navratri Durga Puja Wishes Greeting Cards Messages SMS Wallpaper

Navratri is one of the very famous Festival of Hindus. It is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, the deity of Power. Navratri Festival celebrated the nine Days. These nine nights is dedicated to the worship of different forms of Goddess Durga. 
People across the country celebrate the festival by worshipping Goddess Durga, the Deity of Power. The air is filled with festivity all through the nine days of the festival. People exchange greetings, sweets, prepare lip smacking recipes for Navratri fast and indulge themselves in the worship of the Goddess.  Navratri is celebrated in all over India.

Sending e-cards on every other occasion, whether small or important, has become customary for netizens and Navratri is no exception.  Gift galleries have come up with wide variety in their stock of greeting cards. Today, people literally flock gift galleries, because it is sure that they would get greeting cards for every occasion, as per their desire and of course, their pocket. From the traditional medium-sized greeting cards to the miniature palm-sized ones, greeting cards are now available for every size.

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Krishna Janmashtami Greetings Message Wishes Wallpaper

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Krishna Janmashtami, कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी, kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami, also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

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The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) day of the dark fortnight of the month of Shrāvaṇa (August-September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human pyramids to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami.

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How to Celebrate Janmashtami

Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna's infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct reading of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.

For the past few years, several thousand teams of youth perform street plays on the occasion of Janmashtami worldwide. The performers of these plays are inspired by Pandurang Shastri Athavale, of the Swadhyay Pariwar, to spread the message of Krishna. They disseminate the thoughts of Bhagavad Gita through street plays around the week of Janmashtami.

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The first ever elected government official in the world to issue proclamation for the celebration Janmashtami is Janet Napolitano, while she was the Governor of Arizona.

Sree Krishna Birth Mythology

Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva. Based on scriptural details and astrological calculations the date of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami,[3] is 19 July 3228 BCE and departed on 3102 BCE. Krishna belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva.

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Mathura, presently Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh, was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. King Kansa, Devaki's brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Afraid of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki's eighth son, Kansa had the couple locked into a prison cell. After Kansa killed the first six children, and Devaki's apparent miscarriage of the seventh (which was actually a secret transfer of the infant to Rohini as Balarama), Krishna was born.

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