Daily Arathi Timings :
Morning (Kakad Aarati) - 9:00 am Noon (Madhyan Aarati) - 12:00 noon
Evening Arati - 5.30pm Night (Sej Aarati) - 7.00 pm
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Thursday Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
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POLI PADYAMI - POLI SWARGAROHANAM
Thursday Nov 24th, 2022
Significance & story:
The last day of the Kartika month is an auspicious day known as Poli Swargam. Women light lamps on sheaths of the banana trunk (Arati doppa), they light ghee lamps and release them in water.
The legend goes that the deepam (diyas) was released by the virtuous Poli, Despite the difficulties caused by others, She managed to light lamps Padyami and prayed sincerely to GOD.
GOD was pleased with her prayers and showed her the light, to the path leading to heaven.
This concludes the Kartika masa Vratam with reading the story of Poli and lighting the 33 Gooseberry (amla or usiri) lamps (count of 33 - the 31 wicks represent each day of the month whole Karthika month and the remaining two are for that day) in front of the God.
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Wednesday Nov 23rd, 2022
Geeta Jayanti -Geeta discourse between Krishna & Arjuna took place on Kartika Bahula Amavasya. Asta Graha Kuta & Mahabharata war began as per Vyasa Bharatam on October 20,3138 BC at 10:30 am. After 10 days Bheeshma fell. On the 11th day. Dhritarashtra asked Sanjay what happened on the battlefield. Then Sanjay narrated. Due to a mistaken identity, Geeta Jayanti is being noted as Ekadasi rather than Amavasya.
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yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānirbhavati bhārata
abhyutthānamadharmasya tadātmānaṃ sṛjāmyaham
Whenever there is a decay of righteousness,O Bharata, and a rise of unrighteousness, then I manifest Myself.
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṃ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām
dharmasaṃsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yug
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked and for the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age.
nainaṃ chindanti śastrāṇi nainaṃ dahati pāvakaḥ
na cainaṃ kledayantyāpo na śoṣayati mārutaḥ
Weapons cleave It not, fire burns It not, water moistens It not, wind dries It not.
sukhaṃ tvidānīṃ trividhaṃ śṛṇu me bharatarṣabha
abhyāsādramate yatra duḥkhāntaṃ ca nigacchati
And now hear from me, O best among the Bharatas, of the three-fold pleasure in which one rejoices by practice, and surely comes to the end of pain.
Karmanye vadhika raste, Ma phaleshu kadachana
Ma karma phala he tur bhuh, ma te sangotsva karmanye
You have the right to work only but never to its fruits.
Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction