Category: Festivals

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...

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…...

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,...

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