Vaikasi Visakam – The Festival of Birth Anniversary of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Vaikasi Visakam (Vishakam), which falls in the month of Vaisaki, according to the Hindu calendar, will be celebrated usually in the month of May-June. The auspicious day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Muruga or (Skanda or Karthikeya or Subramanya). Devotees celebrate this day with great glory and reverence to Lord Muruga by performing … Continue reading Vaikasi Visakam – The Festival of Birth Anniversary of Lord Muruga

Akshaya Trithiya – The Most Auspicious Day for the Hindus

Hari Om Akshaya Trithiya (Punyakal) Akshaya Trithiya, or Akha Teej, is a highly auspicious day which falls on the third day after Amavasi (new moon day) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. All Deities', Ancestors' and Goddess Lakshmiji’s Fullest Blessings are bountifully showered on this day. As per Hindu astrology and almanac, each second on … Continue reading Akshaya Trithiya – The Most Auspicious Day for the Hindus

Tamil New Year Day and Baisakhi

Hari Om Tamil Puthandu is known as Chithirai thirunal better known as Tamil New Year celebrated on the first day of Tamil calender Chitirai month by Tamils and popularly celebrated as Varusha Pirappu or Chithirai Kani. This Festival is celebrated by all the Tamils across world wide. The Tamil New Year follows the spring equinox … Continue reading Tamil New Year Day and Baisakhi

Panguni Uthiram Festival

Hari Om Significance of Panguni Uthiram Festival On the day of Panguni Uthiram in March/April, a full moon transits through the star Uttara-phalguni. A full moon day coinciding with the day of Uttara Palguni or Uthiram star in the twelfth month of Hindu calendar, Phalgun or Paguni is an auspicious time. Panguni Uthiram is an … Continue reading Panguni Uthiram Festival

Karadaiyan Nombu; Savitri Vratam (14th March 2020)

Hari Om Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival which is celebrated at the time on Meena Sankranti or Sankramana. It is celebrated at the moment when Tamil month Maasi ends and month Panguni starts. Karadai is the name of a unique Nivedyam prepared on this day and Nombu means Vratham or … Continue reading Karadaiyan Nombu; Savitri Vratam (14th March 2020)

Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

Hari Om Holi Festival IN DAYS of yore, there were communities of cannibals in India. They caused much havoc. They threatened the lives of many innocent people. One of them was Holika or Putana. She took immense delight in devouring children. Sri Krishna destroyed her and thus saved the little children. Even today, the effigy … Continue reading Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

Bhogi Festival

Hari Om In southern parts of India, the first day of the four-day Pongal (Makar Sankranti) festival is known as Bhogi. The date coincides with the final day of the Tamil month Margazhi, and in the Gregorian calendar it is usually on 13th January, but can also take sometimes place on 14th January. It is … Continue reading Bhogi Festival

Significance and understanding of Metaphysics of Navaratri

Shri Matre Namah! Understanding Navaratri Navaratri is a festival like none other. Every nuance of this festival has meaning, be it the nine days of celebrations, the ‘Golu’ or doll festival in the South or the victorious Vijayadasami that marks the ending of Navaratri, the tenth day venerating Goddess Durga. Each of the nine days … Continue reading Significance and understanding of Metaphysics of Navaratri

Sharad (Shardiya) Navratri 2020 – Schedule, Guidelines, Pujas and other Religious instructions

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah! Image courtesy: Pinterest Due to Pandemics (COVID-19), this year Kolu/NavrAtri festival must be celebrated in a low-key manner, following strictly the social distancing norms and regulations as instructed by medical experts and government orders. Mass participation or gathering, Dandiya, Garba or any cultural events, and guest visits should be compulsorily … Continue reading Sharad (Shardiya) Navratri 2020 – Schedule, Guidelines, Pujas and other Religious instructions