Known as Dakshina Mookambika, the Saraswathi temple in Panachikkad village in Kottayam district is unique and wears a festive look during Navarathri.
The minister was responding to former SC Judge Indu Malhotra's observation about the tendency of communist governments to take over Hindu temples for its money.
The festivities start at 5.30 am with the Maha Ganapathy homam led by Malliyoor Parameswaran Namboodiri. The ritual will be conducted with 10,008 coconuts.
The popular belief is that one’s wishes would be granted if he/she prays at the shrine by lighting candles. Lots of people offer prayers here just to find missing objects.
The stone-laying ceremony of the memorial, which is named ‘Bhagavatha Hamsa Viharam Smriti Mandapam’, will take place at 8am on August 24.
Oorali Appooppan is the lord of mountain gods, the protector of 999 mountains.
According to Hindu belief, departed souls attain 'moksha' (liberation) if the ritual 'bali tharpanam' is performed on Karkidaka Vavu day.
The former skipper was spotted with his wife Anushka Sharma attending a Krishna Das discourse in London.
Right wing groups have launched the exercise for a Gyanvapi-style survey of the Lucknow Mosque, claiming that it was originally known as 'Laxman Tila'.
The organisers are yet to announce a fresh timing for the fireworks display that was earlier scheduled to begin at 3 am on Wednesday.