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’ […]
Skandha 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 this 6-day period. It starts from the next day after Diwali and the final […]
The word Navarathri means nine nights. We celebrate Navarathri 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 […]
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 […]
Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanthi 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 […]
Yajur Upaakarma Sankalpam Avani Avittam is an important ritual associated with the Brahmin community in the world. The day is of great significance to Rig, Yajur, Sama Vedic Brahmins. On the next day, we observe Gayatri Japa Sankalmpam. In other parts of […]
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. She […]
Aadi perukku 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 […]
Aadi Krithigai is celebrated on the Krithigai star day during the month of Aadi. It is 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 […]
Maavilakku poojai 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. In my family We keep kuzhavi,chooral and a wooden board. Then we make […]
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