Irumudi kettu is an inseparable item during the Mandala period pilgrimage to Sabarimala. What is Irumudi kettu? As the name suggests it is a bundle of 2 bundles. Iru means two, mudi means pouch and kettu means knot or bundle. It is a two compartment bundle carried on the head by the pilgrims/devotees of Lord Ayyappan at Sabarimala. Irumudi is the travel kit of the devotee to the temple.
Accordingly Adi Parasakthi the Goddess, Devi is the Supreme Being. She is also popularly referred to as "Adi Shakti", "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", or even simply as "Shakti". "Parama" means absolute, "Satya" means the Truth as per many shakta texts and Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.
Margazhi, which precedes the Uttarayana is ushah-kaala (the short period just before dawn) for devas for whom a human year constitutes one day. The period just before dawn in this month is therefore very sacred and it is common for all to visit the temples and go around the streets singing Tiruppavai, Tiruvenbavai and other bhajans the intention is to rouse the latent spiritual powers in every one of us.
Devotees believed that unmarried women can get a good partner and take pavai nombu(margazhi nombu) to seek good husband by chanting thiruppavai and also they reach lord Vishnu by saying Thiruppavai so only Margazhi month is very special for women. Koodarvalli is a religious occasion comes on January 1, 2018 is a part of Pavai Nombu.
Vaikunda Ekadashi is dedicated event of Lord Vishnu and its considered as a holy festival, people used to do fasting in this day, they won’t eat rice or any meals the whole day, they making poojas and other rituals to Lord Vishnu. Devotees would awake the whole night and make poojas, music events, bhajans in the Ranganathan temple which consist the lord of ranganaathar
Margazhi is a time to bring balance and stability to the system. There are practices in the yogic system which has been transmitted into the culture in many different ways. This is a time when men will do what generally women are supposed to do, and vice versa. In Tamilnadu, men will go on nagarasankeertan; they will sing and practice devotion which
As per Hindu Dharma, Mangalsutra is an ornament of a woman denoting her marital status. Each person makes a Mangalsutra for the bride as per his capacity. If it is not possible to make a Mangalsutra with a cord of gold or silver, they make it by stringing black beads in a thread. In the center of the Mangalsutra
Aadi’ originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Aashadi’. This month is seen as the most auspicious month for worshipping god and goddesses. It is believed that the Pachai Amman; the goddess of marriage, created peace and harmony in the world. This month is usually filled with temple festivals and devotees who are present to attend the special prayers.
Karthigai Deepam is celebrated for three days. The first day is called Appa Karthigai, the second is known as Vadai Karthigai and the final day is called Thiru Karthigai. The last day is the main part of the festival and the main pooja is performed on this day.
There was a battle between Brahma and Vishnu over supremacy of each one`s powers. To teach them a lesson that all powers rest with the eternal Brahman, embodied as Shiva, Shiva took the form of Jyothi or light. He asked both Brahma and Vishnu to find out the beginning and the end of this light form of Shiva. He said the successful one would be the greatest.
Accordingly Aadi 18/ Aadi Perukku are a festival observed on the 18th day in Tamil month Aadi. It is also known as Pathinettam perukku or Aadi perukku in Tamil. This year 2017, it falls on August 3rd. Aadi perukku is a unique South Indian festival that marks the beginning of Tamil festivals in Tamilnadu. It is observed on the 18th day of Tamil month Aadi.
The celebrations begin with the flag hoisting on the Uttradam day and the festivity continues for nine days. The popular Bharani Deepam in five agantams is lit in Arunachaleswarar’s Sannithi in early morning hours of the tenth day. Devotees move to the Annamali Hills to worship the Bharani Deepam on the final day of the festival. It is believed that the flame of the lamp does not sputter on this day and divulge into the form of Lord Muruga, reaching up to the sky.
Among all the Hindu gods or goddesses, the Shakti goddesses are the most colorful, both literally and figuratively. They are in very diverse forms and nature. They are supposed to be the oldest and the most powerful. They are the most ubiquitous gods or goddesses and are worshiped in all villages. Even in Hindu mythology we find mention of Shakti everywhere.
The idea behind this festival is to keep away bad things from life and welcome the good and holy things of life that’s why it is called the festival of lamps. We use to light oil lamps all over the house in the evening and crackers, fires are burnt. Rows of Agal vilakkus (Clay Oil lamps) are lit in every house. Karthigai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol
Karthigai Deepam is also called the festival of lights and believed to be extension of Diwali Festival as many families practice the trend of doubling the number of lamps every day from the day of Diwali till the festival day of Karthigai Deepam and thus the large number of blazing lamps offers a captivating manifestation during the night.