Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple
Noted among the 275 most important Shiva temples for the Shaivaite sect of Hindus, the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage of the Hindus. The temple was said to have been established by Lord Ram himself and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture.
In South India, non-Hindus are not allowed to enter most temples. There are big signboards at the temples stating that only Hindus are allowed. In North India, too, there are some temples that keep this rule, for example the Vishwanath temple in Varanasi or the Jagannath temple in Puri, in the Eastern part of India.
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On the day of Kaanum Pongal, devotees clean their homes and decorate it with ‘kolam’. On this day, Kolam of Sun God is drawn as the prime deity in the month of Thai is Sun God. Special pooja is done and Sarkarai Pongal is made as offering to Sun God. The most important event observed on Kaanum Pongal is visiting the banks of River Kaveri. It is celebrated with friends and families just like ‘Bhai Dhuj’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’. A scrumptious meal is prepared on this day. People pack lunches and then
Women wake early on this day to create elaborate Kolam on the grounds in front of their doorway or home. Kolam is created with colored rice flour placed on the ground carefully by using one's hand. The women take several hours to finish the kolam. On this day the new rice is collected and cooked in pots until they over flow. It is this overflowing which means Pongal. This overflowing of rice is a joyous occasion, and the children and adults as well will shout out 'Pongal-o-Pongal!’
Pongal is a four-day affair. The first day, Bhogi, is celebrated on the last day of the month of Margazhi. On this day, people decorate their homes. New vessels are bought and old and unwanted things burnt. Scholars have often compared Bhogi to the Indra Vizha celebrated by the Chola kings at Kaveripattinam, also known as Poompuhar. Indra Vizha was celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, also called Bhogi, the God of thunder and rain.
Pournami is an auspicious day for Hindus. The pournami vrathams during the months of Adi, Karthigai, Vaigasi and Maasi are supposed to be special and the ideal time to wake up, take bath and offer prayers according to Hinduism is during Brahma Muhurtham(4:00-6:00 a.m).
Several other pooja’s are also done along with Pournami vratham. Satyanarayana or Satya Narayana Pooja is another important Pooja performed on the Purnima day.
Navaratri is separated into sets of three days i.e. into three sets. These sets are made in order to adore different facets of the supreme goddess. On the initial three days, the Goddess is invoked as the supreme powerful force called Durga. Goddess Durga is meant to all our contaminations, evils and defects.
Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadasami or "Dussehra” (also spelled Dasara).
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Badrakali Amman Templein Sivakasi, a town in Virudhunagar district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Badrakali. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the 18th century with later expansion during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The new moon day known as the Mahalaya Amavasya is the beginning of Dussehra. It is a special day dedicated to making an offering to express our gratitude to all the previous generations of people who have contributed to our life.
Dhanvantari is an Avatar of Maha Vishnu. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas), and the god of Ayurvedic medicine. Dhanvantari Bhagavan is worshiped for Good Health and Long life.
Ganesha was very happy. His devotees had given him plenty of sweets and he had taken as many as he could and stuffed himself with quiet a lot sweets as he was walking home. Naturally Ganesha was traveling on his vehicle the mouse, and the two of them scurried along, back home.
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