Chandra Grahanam – Dos and Don’ts

 Chandra Grahanam falls on Monday, August 7, 2017 ( Aadi 22).   Since it falls on Monday, this year Chandra Grahanam is called as Choodamani Grahanam   Grahana time:   It starts at 10.51 pm and ends at 12.49 am.  ...

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Sani Pradosham

Sani Pradosham falls on August 5, 2017, Saturday.   What is Sani Pradosham?   Pradosham is the day of worship of Lord Shiva. When it falls on Saturday, it is called Shani Pradosham   Why is Sani Pradosham considered special? &nbs...

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Sant Tulsidas - The Incarnation of Valmiki

Tulsidas Jayanti  falls on July 30, Sunday, 2017   Tulsidas is a great Hindi poet who is a great devotee of Lords Rama and Hanuman. He has a special place among Indian poets for his works like Ramacharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa. He wanted to cr...

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Dates for Performing Upakarma in 2017

Upakarma or Avani Avittam is an important religious event for brahmins belonging to the four Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.   ·         Rig Veda Upakarma is on the day when Shravana star f...

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Lord Karthikeya-God of Versatile Qualities!

Shukla Paksha Sashti in the Aadi month falls on July 28, Friday 2017.   Sashti is a day specially dedicated to Lord Karthikeyan. Murugan as we lovingly call Skanda in the Tamil language is the God of war and a mighty warrior. He was awarded a spear (Vel...

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Significance of Shiva Tandavam

Krishna Paksha Pradosham in Aadi falls on July 21, 2017. The Pradosham Kalam is an auspicious time to worship Lord Shiva as he is seen in his ecstatic state of dancing before Goddess Gowri who is seated on a throne embedded with precious gems before him. ...

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Symbolic Significance of the Ardhanareeshwara form

  Pradosham falls on July 6, Thursday, 2017.    Pradosham is the time when Lord Shiva is in His ecstatic dancing mood with Goddess Gowri near Him and He grants all the wishes of His devotees who pray to Him that time.   When we wo...

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