Free Online Radio Special Broadcast during the days of Navaratri !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Dear Blog Readers,


Wishing my blog readers A Very Happy & Joyous Navaratri !!


I cordially invite all my blog readers to join our Free Online Radio Special Broadcast during the days of Navaratri.  Our Free Online Radio will allows you to listen soul stirring Vedic Chants, Nama Sankeerthana, devotional & classic songs during the hours of broadcast. 


Our Free Online Radio Navaratri Special Broadcast begins from 5th October, 2013 to 13th October, 2013.  The broadcast starts from 8.30 AM (IST) onwards on all nine days of Navaratri.  Just click the link below and have a blissful experience.


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Abhimana Kshetram !! Oothakkadu Sri Kalinganarthana Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Shri Krishna !!

Oothakkadu/Dhenuswasapuram/Then Gokulam/Moochukkadu is one of the Abhimana Kshetram of Lord Krishna as Sri Kalinganarthana Perumal located on the river banks of Vettaru, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.


Presiding deity – Moolavar Sri Vedanarayana Perumal with his consorts Goddesses Sri Sridevi & Bhoodevi Thayar, Utsavar Sri Kalinganarthana Perumal with his consorts Goddesses Sri Rukmini & Sathyabhama.


Theertham - Kalingamadu


Significance – The most enchanting idol of Lord Krishna as Kalinganarthana Perumal dancing on the venomous serpent Kalinga was found by Sage Narada from Kalingamadu and it was sanctified in this shrine.  It is believed that Sage Narada incarnated as Venkatakavi and composed numerous songs praising the glories of Lord Kalinganarthana in this temple.

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Garudalwar, Alwars & Acharyars, Lord Anjaneya, Sri Andal, Oothakkadu Venkatakavi, Sri Varadarajar, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi,


The legend has that the two calves of the divine cow Kamadhenu came down to Earth due to the curse inflicted upon them by Lord Brahma.  These calves were followed severe austerities and worshipped Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to get rid of the curse.  During this period of time, these two calves were fortunate to listen to the glories of Lord Krishna narrated by the enlightened Vedic scholars of Oothakkadu and this practice was continued for quite some time.  As the years passed by, the calves were unable to hear the glorious speeches about the childhood pranks of Lord Krishna.  Sage Narada witnessed the distressed state of the calves and disguised in the form of a Brahmin to pacify them.  Sage Narada carried out the divine lectures about the birth of Lord Krishna and his childhood pranks from Srimad Bhagavatham/Dasamaskandham.  Once again, the calves were transformed themselves into the state of ecstasy listening to the glorious deeds of Krishna.    After listening to the splendid Kalinganarthana, the two calves were plunged into deep sorrow.    The calves were solemnly revealed their reason for their grief that caused after listening to the glorious Kalinganarthana of Lord and the hardships underwent by the Little Krishna, also added their earnest desire to envisage the Kalinganarthana of Lord Krishna.  Sage Narada and the divine cow Kamadhenu appealed to Lord Vishnu.  The Supreme Lord transformed into Little Krishna and performed Kalinganarthana on this sacred land, all the deities and sages witnessed the magnificent form of Lord and requested to remain on this sacred land with his everlasting presence to bless his devotees.  Eventually, the two calves were relieved from their curse and attained salvation.  Further, the idol of Kalinganarthana Perumal was sanctified by Sage Narada in this shrine.  It was Sage Narada’s immense desire to worship Lord Kalinganarthana Perumal was the reason for the birth of the celebrated poet Sri Venkatakavi who adored Lord Kalinganarthana Perumal with his enchanting mellifluous verses. 


This temple remains open from 7.30 AM to 11.30 PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.
Jai Shri Krishna !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukkalil/Thirukkandalam Thiru Sivanandeswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!


Thirukkalil/Thirukkandalam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Vengal, Thiruvannur, Tamil Nadu.  The temple inscriptions reveal the contributions made by the Kings of Chola, Pandya and Emperors of Vijayanagara Kingdom.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.


Presiding deity – Thiru Sivanandeswarar (Moolavar), Utsavar Sri Somaskandhamurthi  with his consort Goddess Sri Anandavalli Ammai


Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar


Thiru Gnana Sambandhar arrived on this sacred land and took holy dip in the pond Kuchasthali.  Immediately after the bathe, he realized that the bag contains materials used for daily rituals and holy ashes were missing.   Sambandhar worriedly conducted search and found a self-manifested Linga along with his belongings amidst the Kalli shrubs.

Sthalavruksham – Kalli


Theertham – Nandi Theertham, Kuchasthali river,


Worshipped by – Sage Bhrugu, Sage Agastya, Lava Kusa,


Sage Bhrugu worshipped Lord Shiva with the 1000 Kalli flowers and envisioned Lord as Sri Sakthi Dhakshinamurthi, an inseparable form of Lord with Goddess Sri Shakthi.



Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Panguni Uthiram, Thiru Karthikai, Masi Makam, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Skandha Shashti


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya, Kalahastheeswarar, Sakthi Dakshinamurthi

During the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva with Goddess Sri Parvati at Mount Kailash, an enormous crowd of deities, sages and rishis were assembled to witness the divine occasion and Sage Agastya was one amongst them.  Due to the immensity of the crowd, the Earth tilted to North and it was created a huge chaos.   Lord Shiva instructed Sage Agastya to move to South to bring stability on the Earth.  Sage Agastya reluctantly left Mount Kailash and arrived on this sacred land, conducted Pancheshti  Yagna and worshipped Lord.  Lord was pleased at the devotion of Sage Agastya and revealed His existence as Somaskandha in Thirukkalil.  Sage Agastya underwent severe austerities and worshipped Lord Shiva and Goddess Sri Parvati for 41 days in Thirukkalil and envisioned Lord Shiva as Sivanandeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Anandavalli.  This is one of the sacred shrines on the Earth where Sage Agastya attained the vision of celestial marriage of Lord Shiva with Goddess Sri Parvati.


This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 11.30 PM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Indira Ekadashi on 30th September, 2013 !!

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Please follow the link below to read the glories of Indira Ekadashi:
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Dikpalakas & Prajapathis !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Dikpalakas (10)
Prajapathis (9)
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Saptha Rishis & Saptha Rishi Mandalam !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Saptha Rishis (7)
Saptha Rishi Mandalam (7)
 Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Ithihasa & Puranas !!

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!



Ithihas (3)

Srimad Ramayanam



 Maha Purana (1)
Srimad Devi Bhagavatham

Puranas (18)

Matsya Puranam

Markandeya Puranam

Bhavishya Puranam

Bhagavatha Puranam

Brahma Puranam

Brahmanda Puranam

Brahma Vaivarta Puranam

Vamana Puranam

Shiva Puranam

Varaha Puranam

Vishnu Puranam

Agni Puranam

Narada Puranam

Padma Puranam

Linga Puranam

Garuda Puranam

Kurma Puranam

Skandha Puranam


Upapuranam (18)

Sananthkumara Puranam

Narasimha Puranam

Naradeeya Puranam

Vayu Puranam

Durvassa Puranam

Kapila Puranam

Manava Puranam

Usana: Puranam

Varuna Puranam

Kalika Puranam

Samba Puranam

Nandi Puranam

Soura Puranam

Parasara Puranam

Aditya Puranam

Maheswara Puranam

Bhagavatha Puranam

Vashishta Puranam


Other Puranas (7)


Shiva Dharmotharam

Vishnu Dharmotharam

Vinayaka Puranam

Ganesa Puranam

Mudgala Puranam

Durvassa Puranam

Bhargava Puranam

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!




18 Smriti !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Smriti is the manuscript describes the knowledge of righteousness/Dharmasastras.  There are  18 Smritis which speaks about the volume of various Dharmasastras are preserved.


Parasara Smriti
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!