Category: Festivals

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...

Round up of Payasam or Sweet for Aadi month

Find below a round up of Payasam or Sweet varieties  to be made as Neivedhyam on Aadi velli. Sakkarai Pongal Nei Payasam Chadha chadhayam Thatta Payaru Sundal Vella Chadham Thiruvadhirai kali Neiyappam Ellu Chiguli Thengai Pooranam Vella Aval Please follow and like us:0

A Dad’s speech at his Daughter’s wedding

This is one of the speeches that is close to my heart. And all fathers who have daughters will understand the feeling of every single word. I wished to read this today after a long time and remembered how precious are the girls to their fathers. When a girl enters into a family, she enters with lot of fears and...

Vaikasi Visakam

Vaikāsi Visākam is important to the Saivites, Vaishnavites and the Buddhists. To the Saivites, it is the day of the descent of Murugan; to the Vaishnavites it is Periyalvar’s jayanti and to the Buddhists it is the day of the great miracles of nativity, enlightenment and maha samadhi of Buddha. The descent of Murugan is referred to as the Shanmuga...

Akshaya Trithiya

Akshaya haya trithiya falls on the third day of the lunar day in the tamil month of Chithirai(April 14th- May 15th). This day is considered as auspicious by the Hindus and Jains. The word Akshaya means “inexhaustible or everlasting”. Thrithiya means third day from the full moon day or new moon day. On this day people purchase gold, silver, rice,...

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...

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