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