Category: Festivals

A write up on karadaiyaan Nonbu

This is the forwarded message and I found it very useful and interesting. Hope this will be useful to all those celebrate karadaiyaan nonbu in different parts of the world. A note on Karadaiyan nonbu on 14. 3. 2017o Compiled by P.R.Ramachander The Karadaiyaan  Nonbu commemorating the epic story of Savithri regaining her husband from Lord Yama is celebrated at...

Maha Sivarathri

Odi odi Utkalantha Jothi lyrics ஓம் நமசிவாய நமஹ ஓடிஓடி ஓடிஓடி உட்கலந்த ஜோதியை நாடிநாடி நாடிநாடி நாட்களும் கழிந்து போய் வாடிவாடி வாடிவாடி வாழ்ந்து போன மாந்தர்கள் கோடிகோடி கோடிகோடி எண்ணிறந்த கோடியே ஓம் நமசிவாய ஓம் ஓம் நமசிவாய… ஓம் நமசிவாய ஓம் ஓம் நமசிவாய… என்னிலே இருந்த உன்றை யான் அறிந்ததிலையே என்னிலே இருந்த ஒன்றை யான் அறிந்து கொண்டடின் என்னிலே இருந்த ஒன்றை யாவர் காண வல்லரோ என்னிலே இருந்து இருந்து யானும் கண்டுகொண்டேனே ஓம் நமசிவாய ஓம் ஓம் நமசிவாய… ஓம் நமசிவாய ஓம் ஓம் நமசிவாய…...

Gokulashtami / Krishna jayanthi

Gokulashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna. It falls on the 8th day after Avani Avittam. On this day, we draw the small footprints from the entrance to the Pooja room. It denotes the entry of Lord Krishna and to welcome Him. Many people draw the footprints like number 8 or they will fold their wrist and dip it in the...

Narasimha Jayanthi

Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on the Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi  by Hindus. Narsimha  Jayanti is a festival to please Lord Narasimha (Lord Vishnu’s fourth incarnation). God Narshima appeared as a half man and half lion to kill Hiranyakashipu demon. He is popularly known as lion-man or half lion-half man incarnation. This occasion is basically performed to solemnize the victory of Dharma...

Mahaa Maasi Maham

Masi Makam or Masi Magam is an important festival in the Tamil speaking world. The festival falls in the Tamil Month of Masi (February – March).  This year it is the Mahaa maham.  Mahaa Maham is celebrated once in twelve years. Maham or Makam is one among the twenty seven stars in the astrological system. The makam star in the...

Koodaravalli

Andal is the only woman among the Azhwars. Her devotion to Lord Ranganathar gave rise to many pasurams. This bhakthi endeared her to the Lord, who accepted her as his bride. Sri Andal sang the Thiruppavai containing 30 verses – one verse for each day of Margazhi (December – January) – in praise of Lord Narayana. On the 27th day,...

Hanuman Jayanthi

In Tamil Nadu, Anjaneyar Jayanthi is observed on Moolam Nakshatram in the Margazhi month or Margali Masam, which is one of the most auspicious months in Tamil Calendar.  Hanuman Jayanthi is observed during various time of year by different Hindu communities. Majority of the people observe it on the Purnima or full moon day in the Chaitra month (March –...

Importance of Onions

           Hi Everybody!!! Today, I have shared you an article about Onions. I came across this article in Today’s newspaper and could not resist myself posting it here. I have seen some people avoid taking onions and garlic  in their food.  But once you read about the health benefits it have, definitely you will change your mindset....

Vinayagar Chathurthi

Vinayagar Chathurthi is celebrated to honour Lord Ganesha. He has different names like Ganesha, Pillayar, Vinayagar, Moshika vaahanar.  He is the God who removes obstacles. Whenever we start some new ventures in life, first we offer prayers to Pillayar. A coconut is broken in front of the temple. It is called s Sedhar thengai. As the coconut breaks and scatter the...

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