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About Achamma

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About Achamma

by Parvathi Warrier

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BHAVANAKAL - Satheesh S Warrier

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Bhavanakal

by Satheesh Warrier

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Warrier Foundation's second building Inauguration

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Warrier Foundation’s second bulding for Balamandiram, near Navamukunda High School...

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ASHTAMIROHINI-shobhayathra

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Astamirohini shobhayathra

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Why do we say shaanti thrice?

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Shaanti, meaning "peace", is a natural state of being. Disturbances are created either by others or us. For example, peace already exists in a place until someone makes noise.

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Why do we offer a coconut?

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In India one of the most common offerings in a temple is a coconut. It is also offered on occasions like weddings, festivals, the use of a new vehicle, bridge, house etc. It is offered in the sacrificial fire whilst performing homa.

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Why do we chant Om?

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Om is one of the most chanted sound symbols in India. It has a profound effect on the body and mind of the one who chants and also on the surroundings. Most mantras and vedic prayers start with Om.

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Why do we light a lamp?

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In almost every Indian home a lamp is lit daily before the altar of the Lord. In some houses it is lit at dawn, in some, twice a day – at dawn and dusk – and in a few it is maintained continuously (Akhanda Deepa). All auspicious functions commence with the lighting of the lamp, which is often maintained right through the occasion.

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Why do we do aarati?

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Towards the end of every ritualistic worship (pooja or bhajan) of the Lord or to welcome an honored guest or saint, we perform the aarati. This is always accompanied by the ringing of the bell and sometimes by singing, playing of musical instruments and clapping.

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