29th Agnee Natchathiram End
31th Kumbhabhishekam Day
1st Vaikasi Visakam
24th Aani Uthiram , Sri Nadarajar Abishekam
4th Guru Peyarchi
31st Vinayagar Pooja (Chariot Festival Begins)
1st Kodi Yettram
8th Aadi Krithikai Pushpaanchali
9th Chariot Festival
16th Aadi Pooram
28th Varalakshmi Viratham -Villakku Pooja
28th Sri-Nadarajar Abishekam
29th Aavani Aviittam
30th Gayatri Jebam
17th Sri Vinayagar Chathurthi
19th Purattashi- 1st Saturday
26th Purattashi- 2nd Saturday
26th Sri-Nadarajar Abishekam
3rd Purattashi- 3rd Saturday
10th Purattashi- 4th Saturday
13th Navaratri Viratham Begin
17th Purattashi- 5th Saturday(last Saturday)
21st Saraswathie Pooja
22nd Vijaya Dhasami— Vidhyarambham
22nd Kethara Gowri Viratham Begin
27th Sri Shivan Annabishekam
11th Kethara Gowri Viratham End
12th Skanda Sashti Begins
17th Skandsashti Soorasamharam
17th Sri Ayyappan Mandala Pooja Begins
23rd Karthikai 1st Somavaram
25th Thirukkarthikai Dheepam
27th Vinayagar Viratham Begins
30th Karthikai 2nd Somavaram
7th Karthikai 3rd Somavaram
14th Karthikai 4th Somavaram
17th Thirivembavai Begins
17th Vinayagar Viratham End
21st Vaikunda Ekathasi
26th Aaruthra Dharishanam
26th Sri Ayyappan Mandala Pooja End
1st Uk New Year
8th Raahu, Kethu Peryarchi
9th Sri Hanumath Jayanthi
15th Thai Pongal
15th Sri Ayyappan Mahara Jothi
24th Thai poosam
29th Thiruvillakku Pooja
21st Sri-Nadarajar Abishekam
22nd Maashi Maham
7th Maha Sivaratri
23rd Panguni Uthiram
Monday To Friday 800 to 1300 and 1700 to 2130
Main Aarthi (pooja) 900am 1200pm & 730pm
Saturday & Sunday 800 to 1400 and 1700 to 2130
|According to Hindu believe, there are two significant times each year when Ancestors come to the Earth for their due. One is Chithirai Pournami and the other is Aadi Amavasai. It is believed that our ancestors are vested with mystical powers and authority and their spirit retains a functional role in the world of the living, especially in the life of their living relations. It is believed that the dead have a journey to make, to bestow the positive deeds for their dear ones through the ancient technology of ancestral worship. The departed soul gains the power to govern your destiny. The ancestors can bring you great success or the flip side can bring much suffering. When they are honored and remembered through the right rituals, things can turn around in your life and your protective guardians become benevolent to you and others in your family line.|
The ritual performed on this auspicious day for our departed forefathers is called "Tharpanam", which means "satisfying" or "satiating". It is a process of satisfying the ancestors and enables one to negate the unwanted desires. By performing Tharpanam, you can connect with ancestors and pray for peace to their soul and gain their blessings. It is also said that the Tharpanam ritual liberates your ancestors from any curse. Devotees take a holy dip in a sacred theertham to wash away their physical as well as mental impurities, and offer rice, black sesame seeds, dharbai grass, tulasi to our ancestors.
Adi Pooram is celebrated in all Hindu temples in southern India in the month called Adi or Ashadha, corresponding to the English months of July-August, when the asterism Pooram (Delta Leonis) is in the ascendancy. The festival is observed to propitiate the goddess Sakti Devi who is said to have come into this world on this occasion to bless the people. People therefore worship her in order to secure happiness not only for themselves but also for their loved ones.
If the festival falls on a Friday, the occasion is considered to be highly auspicious, and the people worship the goddess in a more special way.
28th August Sri-Nadarajajah Abishekam
28th August Varalakshmi Pooja is an important pooja performed by many women in the states of Andra and Tamilnadu. This year Varalakshmi Viratham is on 28th Aug 2015.
Varalakshmi Pooja is celebrated on the friday, before the full moon day, in the Tamil Month Sravana (July-August). Varalakshmi is yet another form of Lord Vishnu’s consort, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Varalakshmi is believed to be the one who grants boons (Varam).
Varalakshmi Pooja can be performed any woman with no restriction of caste or creed. The legend of Varalakshmi Vratham is that Goddess Varalakshmi appeared in a woman devotee named Charumathi’s dream and expressed her satisfaction in the woman’s devotion towards the Goddess.
On the day of Avani Avittam, the sacred thread worn is changed and it is usually a community observance and takes place on the banks of a pond or river. Avani is the name of the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. On this day, a Mahasankalpam or a vow is taken for atonement of all our sins in the past year. The Brahmins take a holy dip and wear a new holy thread called Yajnopavit or Janeyu.
The first step is a ‘prayashchita’ A prayer to atone the sins. It says, “For the removal of all my sins and thereby to secure a divine blessing and for qualifing myself to perform the essential duties of Brahmanas as prescribed in the vedas and smritis and adopted by the really good in their conduct I put on this Yagnopavita”.
When the thread is worn another mantra is recited which means -”I put on the sacred thread which is highly pure, is inseparable from God, is capable of prolonging life and is the foremost in the accomplishment of a Brahmana. May such pure Yagnopavita bring strength and dignity.
While removing the old thread, the mantra means -”I throw away the broken dirty old thread, may the new one bring on long life and Brahmana’s brilliance.
19th September 1st Saturday
26th September 2nd Saturday
3rd October 3rd Saturday
10th October 4th Saturday
17th October 5th Saturday
- Vishnu, the God of Wealth has a unique power on these Saturdays and is particularly effective in minimizing negative effects from Saturn.
- People offer Ghee Lamp or Ellu Lamp to Lord Shani in this month.Whatever fasting, prayer and sacrifice done during these months; award greater benefit than all the other months.
- Also, the carbon emanated through the mixture of rice flour and cow's ghee is said to remove all the ill radiations and negative vibrations from one's home and that too when one recites aloud the name of the Lord God when the lighted cotton soak goes off. To make it worthy, devotees used to recite the Lord Gods name several times. Govindaa, Govinda, Govindaa. Sure, the fragrance, a temple like atmosphere and the divine recitals and the devotion, all that makes one refreshed and happy.
- This fast is an abstinence of eating meat, smoking, consuming alcohol etc...
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Ganesha or Ganapati is an extremely popular God. He is called Vighneshvara or Vighnaharta, the Lord of and destroyer of obstacles. People mostly worship Him asking for siddhi, success in undertakings, and buddhi, intelligence. He is worshipped before any venture is started. He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature, and the fine arts.
Significance of the Ganesha Form
Ganesha(அ)s head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents OM, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha(அ)s left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties. The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse.
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