Spiritual Tourism XII - Heavens on Earth - Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Trivandrum


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Situated in the Capital City of Kerala, this is a famous Lord Vishnu Temple. Lord Vishnu is enshrined here in the eternal Sleep of Superconscience or Yoga Nidra. Mythology has it that he sleeps on the thousand hooded snake, Ananta, which symbolises Superconscience. Mythology averrs that the Deity was worshipped by celestials, Indra and Chandra !

Thou art the Father of all
Thou Art the Object of Reverence
Thou pervadest the Universe
Thou, One Without a Second !

Pithasi Lokasya Characharasya
Thvamasya Poojyasya Gurur Gareeyan
Vethasi Vedyam cha Param cha Dhama
Thvaya Thatham Vishwam Anantarupa !

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Lighting of 100,000 Lights - Laksha Deepam Festival

This Festival is held once in 6 years. The last Festival was in 2008 and the next one is 2014, Jan.

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Navratri Festival  is also celebrated, known as Dussera. The Nine Aspects of the Mother Godesss is worshipped on Nine Lunations !The Swathi Festival is also celebrated here.


Other Pujas include

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Valia Ganapathy Homam

Swargavathil Ekadasi in Sagittarius

Kalbham from 8th to 14th Jan

Vishu - 14th April

Vinayaka Chathurthi - Aug - Sep

Ashtami Rohini - Aug - Sep


Q - What is the definiton of Ithihasa ?

A - Ithiha Asa means " it so happened " Ithihasas refer to Eternal Epic Poetry ( Sanathan Ithihasa ).

We have MBh, Maha Bharata ( 100 K verses ) and RY ( Ramayana ) of 24 K verses. They are Eternal Epic Poetry.

Q - What is the definition of Sanathan Purana ?

A ---Purana means Eternal Mythology ( 400 K verses ).

Epic Poetry and Mythology are different !

Q - Why are they there ?

A - It is Vedic Symbolism and they are there to symbolise the Titanic War happening within us !

Athira Nalithu Shambuvinte
Janmanal Poothiruvathirayam
Sree  Pavarvathikkum Ratikkum innu
Sankaran Pratyksham Moksham Nalki !
Athira is the Birthstar
Of the Destroyer
He gave Self Actualisation
To Rathi and Parvathy today !