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1/5 Finally #RamayanaMasam ( month of Ramayan) is here. It’s a month dedicated to reading Ramayan in every house in #Kerala. Hindus visit 4 temples belonging to Shri Ram & his 3 brothers, LAXMAN, BHARAT & SHATRUGHAN, each located at separate places,which we are expected to visit.
2/5 #RamayanaMasam is also associated with heavy rainfall, when people can not go out of homes. Reading Ramayan during worst period of the year keeps one distracted from negative thoughts. In pic: Thriprayar Shri Rama temple. 👇 Unlike temples in rest of South India, temples of
3/5 Kerala are mostly made of wooden roof and need renovation in every few years. Huge stone temples like Padmanabhawamy temple in Thiruvanthapuram are rare. This is largely due to the weather of Kerala. Ramayana masam is also associated with increasing body immunity.
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#Superstar @rajinikanth Dancing
"Kathakali - Kalaripayattu"
Bliss to Watch 😍
#Thalaivar #Rajinikanth #Meena ❤️😊🤗

A I : @DirRajivMenon's Mother #KalyaniMenon Sang the "Maanikka Veenaiyaai" Portion

#Onam Special 😊
Beats Inspired from Rescue Me & MJ's Billie Jean 😊
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Why #Onam is celebrated in the memory of Mahabali in Kerala?

Onam is the Harvest Festival of Kerala. It is celebrated by all Malayalees irrespective of religion,caste,creed etc. It has a mythical connection too. Onam is also the day to welcome the King Mahabali as per belief

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Why Mahabali?

B'coz (as per myth)Mahabali's rule perfectly defines Onam.

During Mahabali's rule:

There wasn't:
👉Caste discrimination

There was:

As there wasn't any discrimination during Mahabali rule, the Onam day also is celebrated without any discrimination.

The belief is the King Mahabali comes to his people on Onam day and people celebrates it in the same way he Mahabali was treating his people.

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Christians gave worst treatment in Goa by enforcing Inquisition.
Hindu temples were demolished, no permission to built new temples or even repair.
Banned hindu festivals, no Hindu priest could enter Goa to officiate weddings, no Hindu could held any public office,
In legal matters Hindu witness carried no value, only Christian witness mattered.
All Sanskrit, Konkani, Marathi, Arabic books were seized n burnt.
No Hindu image could be displayed, even Tulsi plant, Peepal trees were uprooted from Goa.
The Inquisition in Goa was requested by Francis Xavier in letter to Portuguese King.
Inquisition was the original idea of Pope 3.
The details of Inquisition gory n so much torture n pain inflicted on Hindus.
Any Hindu who appreciates Portuguese culture n Francis Xavier is
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Kerala Secular State cheated Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy Ruler of Temple Worship Sampradaya (Lord Vamana) by enacting 1974 amendment to TC Act taking control of Travancore Dewaswom Board against covenant violating principle of great devout King Mahabali of keeping one's word #onam Image
The pivotal role of Lord Vamana (Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy ) Ruler of Temple Worship Sampradaya in issuing historic Temple Entry Proclamation described as a modern miracle which influenced Art 25 is now forgotten by secular politicians of Kerala State
A Deity who made the above historical reform possible merged Kingdom donated to Him to form Bharath today has ZERO constitutional rights. The Secular State which is beneficiary has cheated Him but the devout community is fighting for His Art 26 rights
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#Onam @TIinExile @punarutthana @ReclaimTemples As Onam is celebrated today with pomp and glory, let me add a thread on how ancient Tamil Sangam literature refers it. In the Sangam period, Thiruvonam or Onam was celebrated across south India.
Only two festivals have a speciality of starting with ‘Thiru’. Thiru is the tamil equivalent of ‘Sri’ in Sanskrit. Thiruvadhirai for Lord Nataraja and Thiruvonam for Lord MahaVishnu as Trivikrama.
Thiruvonam in short form Onam is closely related to Thirukkakarai in northern Travancore. It is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Kshetrams as extolled by Azhwars. The Lord here is the form of Vamana Avatara and hence this kshetra is called Vomanakshetram.
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#Onam FAQs

What is the significance of Tiru-Oṇam?

Tiru-Oṇam is Birth-Day of Vāmana avatāra of Bhagavān Viṣṇu.
Who introduced Oṇam as the most important festival of the Malayāḷi society? When?

Rājā Kulaśēkhara Āzhvār, last of the Chera Kings, between 8 & 9 century CE. (1) Image
The legend of Oṇam is derived from?

Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa (Canto 8/ Chapters 15 to 21)

Who was Mahā Bali?

Bali was a benevolent king born in the Asura clan, the grandson of Prahḷāda Mahārāja.

5. What is the significance of the popular Oṇam icon of Mahā Bali kneeling (2)
down with folded hands to a giant figure of Vāmana with raised left foot?

The image represents Mahā-Bali receiving Tiru-aḍi dīkṣa from Bhagavān Vāmana. Tiru-aḍi dīkṣa is a very auspicious way of initiation received by a disciple from Guru/Bhagavān. (3)
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#HappyOnam to all devout Hindus! ☺️🙏

And @Amul_Coop rocks, like always! 🤩 Image
May lord Vamana bless everyone today! ☺️🙏

Lord Vamana by the one and only @keshav61 ji!

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One of my all time favourite paintings of Lord Vamana by @keshav61 ji is this! 😍

भक्तप्रिय त्वयि तथा परिवर्धमाने
मुक्ता वितान विततिस्तव पूर्वमासीत्।
हारावलिः परमथो रशना कलापः
तारागणस्तदनु मौक्तिक नुपुर श्रीः॥

A Sloka from #VedantaDesika's 'Dehalisa Stuti'.

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Monday, 31st August 2020

Today moon is transiting shravana nakshatra & the festivities of Onam also begin with this.

#Onam is a festival that celebrates rich harvest.There is mythological story behind the onam.The grandson of prahlad Mahabali won three worlds by defeating Gods. Image
Vishnu took vamana avatar & asked for the boon from King mahabali.He wanted to gift him elephants, gold, pearls etc.But he asked for three paces of land.With only 2 paces, Shri Vishnu covered the entire land under him.King mahabali offered his head for third. Seeing his devotion,
Sri Vishnu granted boon that once in a year, he will be able to visit his country and see his motherland.The festival of onam is celebrated to thanks for the bounty of rice harvest and remembering devotion of Sri Bali. Here shravana nakshatra is deeply connected to Shree hari
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Happy #onam to all my Friends in Twitter
Why is onam celebrated?

A festival the ignorant think of as a harvest festival but in reality is a yearly reminder of a divine PR stunt that went wrong!

#Onam is celebrated for 10 days , beginning from the Vaman dvadashi
It is celebrated to honor the great sacrifice of King Bali. The term “bali” which is used for sacrifice, comes from the name of this great King.
King Bali was the grandson of another great King , Prahlada
Prahlad was a bhakta of Vishnu & his grandson Image
inherited that trait from him.

King Bali conquered the the bhuloka and the swargalokas. The sons of Aditi, who are called as “devas”, were expelled from swarga
As a result ,mother Aditi performed austerities to please Vishnu. Bagawan Vishnu appeared as her son Vamana Image
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Let us take inspiration from life of great devout King Mahabali & fulfill promise made by Sardar Patel to Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy Ruler of Temple Worship Sampradaya on constitutional protection Deity Rights u Art 26 Chilkur Balaji #DeityRightsMovement
Shri Aditya Parasari who is a great devotee of Lord Balaji and who following devotional footsteps of Tiruppan Alwar of Muni Vahana Seva that he enacted as part of Muni Vahana Seva has made the most important and historic appeal for support to Chilkur Balaji #DeityRightsMovement Image
Request on auspicious #Onam Lord Ayyappa's family @PandalaKottaram who like Lord Vamana extracted Deity Rights Promise to support Chilkur Balaji Art26 #DeityRightsMovement by writing a letter to His Excellency @rashtrapatibhvn for fulfillment of 👇promise
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The puranic exposition of Aryan-Dravidian conflict
despite the ‘so called’ defeat, Dravidian king, Mabali is celebrated with Jubilation. The deceitful distortion of celebrating ‘Onam’ as 'Vamana Jayanthi' by the BJP
faced defeat at its very announcement! #Onam
We wish the brothers and sisters of Kerala on the occasion of #Onam festival, celebrating the glory of Mabali, King of the Land! @CMOKerala
In this land, the Aryan-Dravidian conflict was concealed through the celebration of Deepavali, glorifying the killing of Narakasura by Krishna. While dying it was stated that Narakasura appealed to Krishna to celebrate the day as Deepavali.
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#HappyOnam to all Malayalis around the world ❤️

Another #Onam is here, and like every year, so is a fresh round of heated debate about what the festival represents. For the benefit of the larger audience, let's unpack the mythology of this harvest festival of Kerala.

Unlike most other festivals in India, Onam is not about the victory of "good over evil". It is a celebration of an Asura King by the name of Mahabali, or Maveli as Keralites endearingly call him, who was banished to Patala by Lord Vishnu, coming back home to visit his people.
The story goes like this: Maveli was an ideal ruler whose time was marked with prosperity, justice & fraternity among the masses. The Devas who were jealous of Maveli's popularity complained to Lord Vishnu, who took the form of a Brahmin dwarf named Vamana to defeat King Maveli.
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‘ஓங்கி உலகளந்த உத்தமன் பேர்பாடி…’ என்று ஆண்டாள் போற்றும் வாமன மூர்த்தியின் அவதாரம், ஆவணி மாத வளர்பிறை துவாதசி திதியும் ஸ்ரவண நக்ஷத்ரமும் கூடிய நாளில் ஏற்பட்டதால், ஒவ்வொரு வருடமும் அந்த நாள் #வாமன_ஜயந்தி என்று கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது. மகாபலி பிரகலாதனனின் பேரன். 100 அசுவமேத யாகங்கள்
செய்தால் இந்திரப் பதவியை அடையலாம் என்று முடிவு செய்து யாகங்களைச் செய்யத் தொடங்கினான். அவ்வாறு அவன் யாகம் செய்துமுடித்துவிட்டால் தேவலோகம் முழுமையும் நிரந்தரமாக அவன் வசமாகிவிடும் என்பதால் தேவர்கள் அனைவரும் மகாவிஷ்ணுவிடம் சரண் அடைந்து தங்களைக் காக்குமாறு வேண்டினர்.அதற்கு மகாவிஷ்ணு,
மகாபலி முறைப்படி யாகம் செய்கிறான். மேலும், அவனுக்கு குருவின் பரிபூரண அனுக்கிரகம் உள்ளது. அவன் எப்போது அவன் குருவால் சபிக்கப்படுகிறானோ அப்போதே அவனை என்னால் வெல்ல முடியும் என்று கூறினார். மகாவிஷ்ணுவின் பதிலைக் கேட்ட தேவர்களின் தாயான அதிதி பயோவ் விரதத்தை மேற்கொள்ள, பூஜைக்கு மகிழ்ந்த
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The Commies, Islamist bigots and Christian fundamentalists are abusing Kejriwal for "Insulting #Onam and Malayalees". They are reminding him what they did to #AmitShah in 2017.

Unadulterated bigotry, arrogance, abuse and slander by "100% #litterate No. 1 Malayalees".
They just don't understand the fact that Onam is a minor festival celebrated in a small corner of the world. At least 4 times more people celebrate #VamanaJayanti. In an ideal world those celebrating Onam celebrate that and those celebrating Vamana Jayanti celebrate that.
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran (born 1964) The majestic elephant fondly known as Raman is the tallest #Elephant in India (2nd tallest Asia).

The reverence given to these elephants by the devotees is mind boggling. #thrissurpooram #Kerala
VC: Arin Media
Location : Vadukkunathan Temple, Trissur, Kerala
🐘 Elephant is not just an Animal..
'Techikottu Ramachandran' from Vadukkunathan Temple, is an emotion for devotees!!
#TrissurPooram ImageImage
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#KeralaFloods might hv an astral connection, as it is believed #Kerala d land of #vamana celebrates every yr #Onam around this time, Onam falls on d birth #constellation of vamana i.e #Shravana nakshtra in which we had d longest total lunar eclipse of this century on 27/28 July
Like at a personal level for one who is born or associated with shravana constellation or Nakshtra d #Eclipse affects individually similarly it affects a region in this case #kerala at a mundane level astrally on human affairs that runs across d southern belt of #westernghats
Also #Kerala is a land blessed by d #serpents & d reason for its fertility is directly related to d blessings bestowed by #Nagas on #Parasurama in a barren land infested with sea salt, hence not respecting d blessings by cutting down forests on large scale in d name of developmnt
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