Category: Festivals

Panguni uthiram

Panguni Uthiram is one of the most important festivals for Hindus. It is also called as “Meena Uthira Palguni”. The important aspect of this day is that the Pournami and Uthiram start falls on the same day of Panguni month which is the last month of the Tamil Calendar year. According to the mythology, celestial weddings take place on this day...

Holi

There was once a demon named Hiranyakashyap who was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally,...

Kaaradaiyaan Nonbu

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu or Savithri viratham is a traditional Tamilnadu festival of fasting wherein married woman pray for the wellness and long life of their husband and the unmarried girls pray God to get a good husband. Along with the rice flour, we use cowpea which is called as Kaaramani in tamil. Hence the name Kaaradaiyaan nonbu. I got this information...

Thai poosam

       Thaipoosam is considered as the most important festival that is celebrated in Pazhani a pilgrim in India for Lord Muruga.  It derived its name from the day it is celebrated. Thai is one of the tamil months and poosam is one of the stars. So this festival is celeberated during full moon on the month of thai(Mid...

Maatu pongal

Maatu Pongal is celebrated on the day following the Pongal. On this occasion people worship the livestock that helped them during the cultivation of crops. The cattle are washed and the horns are painted. Flower garlands and tingling bells are tied around their necks. They are fed with the pongal. In some parts, they also take the cattle for procession....

Pongal

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated by the people of Tamilnadu in mid January. They reap the crops and offer it to Sun God. It is also called as thanks giving festival. ‘Pongal’ comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ denotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet...

Bhogi

The tamil festival Pongal starts with Bhogi.  It falls on the last day of the tamil month Margazhi. On this day, people will clean their house and draw kolam. This is celebrated to thank Lord Indhiran- The God for rain. In Villages, people will burn the unwanted items. Also Kaapu kattal is done in the evening with poola poo and...

HAPPY DIWALI !!!

 Diwali – the festival of lights is an important festival in India. Diwali, like many other festivals has many stories and reasons backing its celebrations. The most popular one is the return of Lord Rama with his queen Sita and brother Lakshman from their 14 year exile after vanquishing Ravana. The other reasons are to commemorate the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi...

Navarathri

The word Navarathri means nine nights.  Navarathri is celebrated five times during the year-  Vasantha navarathri, Ashad navarathri, Sharadh navarathri, Paush navarathri and Magha navarathri.  Sharadh navarathri is the most important navarathri and is called as the Maha navarathri. It is celebrated for 9 nights and 10 days during the tamil month Purattasi. During these nine nights and ten days prayers...

Aadi Krithigai

Aadi Krithigai is celebrated on the Krithikai star day during the month of Aadi, a spiritual month for special God based activities. It is of human origin to survive with relationship and financial problems at the least. Muruga is the promising primordial power who wards off the negative forces and obstacles of your life. Devotees carry flower kavadi and it...

Aadi perukku

Adiperukku is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi. Tamil month Aadi, marks the beginning of monsoon in Tamilnadu. During this month, water level rises in rivers due to monsoon.To show our gratitude to the Nature and to thank the mother Cauvery river, we celebrate Aadi perukku. This year...

Maavilakku poojai

Maa Vilakku is ideally performed on a Friday omitting the first and last Friday of the Aadi month. The procedure for performing maavilakku poojai is as follows. Kuzhavi,chooral and a wooden board are kept.  Turmeric paste is made and applied on the wooden board. On that 25 red dots 5 rows and 5 columns are placed here and there. Draw maakolam (Rangoli...

Aadi month

               Aadi is the fourth month in Tamil calendar. It is an auspicious month for the Hindus. It starts during the mid of July and ends in mid August.  The next six month is called as the Dakshinayana punya kaalam and it is the beginning of night for the Devas. Once Aadi month arrives, festivals...

Chithirai kani/ Tamil Varusha Porappu/Tamil puththandu

Chithiraikani or Tamil varusha porappu is celebrated in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It falls on the second week of April. This is considered as the beginning of new year by the Tamilians. The tamilians in all over the world celebrate this vigorously. Similarly the Malayalam speaking people will celebrate their new year as Vishu. Mostly both  are celebrated on the...

Rama Navami

Rama navami is considered as the birthday of Lord Rama. It falls  on the ninth day from Ugathi. Usually in Hindu culture ashtami( the eighth day from full moon day or no moon day) and Navami(ninth day from full moon day or no moon day) is considered as inauspicious days. People wont celebrate any function on these days. So Lord...

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Hello my dear followers, hope everyone is doing good. If you have noticed, I am not uploading my videos directly here. But you can find them on my youtube channel. I am uploading the videos both in tamil and english. Please click the link below to see the videos on my youtube channel. If you like them please hit the...

Thirukarthigai

Thirukarthigai or Karthigai deepam is the festival celebrated on the full moon day of the tamil month Karthigai(mid-nov–mid-dec). From the very first day of the Karthigai month, two lamps made out of clay are lit in front of the house. And the main festival starts with Bharani deepam followed by Karthigai deepam and then the kuppa Karthigai. On these days...

Skandha Shasti 2017

Skanda  Sashti or Kanda Sashti Vratam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is observed in the Tamil month of Aippasi and most devotees fast during the 6-day period. It starts from the next day after Diwali and the final day is celebrated as Kandha Sashti. The last day is also called as Soorasamharam day.     (Skandha Sashti...

Avani Avittam

This year there is a lot of confusion about the date when avani avittam is to be celebrated. The confusion is whether to observe the function on August 7th or on September 6th.  Many people are celebrating on August 7th while some on September 6th. So here is a small description about avani avittam. Yajur Upaakarma Sankalpam Avani Avittam is an...

Aadi Pooram

            Aadi Pooram is one of the important festivals for Iyengars. The pooram star that falls on this month is the birthday of Andal. She is the only woman among 12 Alwars who composed Divya Prabhandham. Thiruppavai and Nachiyar thirumozhi are the pasurams composed by her. Vaaranam Aayiram is a renowned Thirumozhi.Normally thiruppavai is sung by unmarried...

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