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A Rare Pradosham Occurs after Many Years

Soma Pradosham falls on January 29, 2018   Soma Pradosham that occurs on January 29, 2018, is a very special one since it occurs on Thrayodashi thithi with Thiruvadhirai nakshatra falling on Monday.   This Pradosham comes very rarely on...

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How Did Lord Muruga Get Different Names?

Karthigai vrata is observed on the day when the Moon crosses the constellation of Karthigai star. Since it is the birthday of Lord Muruga, devotees of Muruga consider this day very special and worship Him in an ardent manner.   Karthigai vrata in the mo...

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Salutations to Bhishma the Great Soul on Bhishmashtami!

Bhishmashtami falls on January 25, 2018.   It is the day after Rathasapthami. It comes on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Thai month.   Bhishma was the grandsire in Mahabharata, the great-grandfather of Kauravas and Pandavas and he accepted death in...

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Lord Muruga - God of Wisdom and Knowledge

Sashti in the month of Thai falls on January 23, 2018, Tuesday.   It is a day that is dedicated to the worship of Lord Muruga. Sashti is the sixth day from the New Moon and the Full Moon days in the lunar calendar.   Observing Sashti Vrata has be...

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Worship Goddess Saraswathi on Vasanth Panchami!

Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day after Amavasya in the month of Magh(Thai) between January and February. This year, Vasanth Panchami falls on January 20. 2018, Saturday.    It celebrates the arrival of the spring season and the start of th...

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What is the Significance of Thai Amavasya?

  Thai Amavasya is the No Moon Day that occurs in the month of Thai after the start of Uttarayana. It is the first New Moon day after the Sun has started its celestial journey into Northern hemisphere.   The Sun represents the soul in Vedic astrol...

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The Story behind Koodaravalli Akkara Adisal

Koodaraivalli is a function celebrated based on Andal's 27th pasuram "KOODARAI VELLUM SEER...".    Every year, Margazhi 27 is celebrated as "koodaravalli" hence. Andal with her friends have completed their fasting in this da...

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