18th Chariot Festival --Vinayagar Pooja
19th Koti Yettram
21st Krithikai Pushpaanchal
27th Chariot Festival
30th Aadi Pooram
8th Varalakshmi Viratham Villakku Pooja
10th Aavani Avittam
11th Gayatri Jebam
29th Sri-Vinayagar Chaturthi
7th Sri-Nadarajar Abishekam
20th Purattashi 1st saturday
24th Navaratri Viratham Begins
27th Purattashi 2nd saturday
2nd Saraswathi pooja
3rd Vijaya Dhasami Widhyarambam
3rd Kethara Gowri Viratham Begins
4th Purattashi -3rd saturday
7th Sri Nadarajar Abishkam
11th Purattashi -4th Saturday
23rd Kethara Gowri Viratham End
24th Skanda Sashti Begins
29th Skanda Sashti- Soorasamharam
6th Sri-Shivan Anna Abishekam
17th Sri Ayyappan Mandala Pooja Begin
17th Karthikai 1st Somavaram
24th Karthikai 2nd Somavaram__
1st Karthikai 3rd Somavaram
5th Thirukkarthikai Dheepam
8th Karthikai 4th Somavara
15th Karthikai 5th Somavaram
16th Sani Peyarchi
21st Sri Hanumath Jeyandhi
26th Sri Ayyappan Mandal Pooja End
27th Thiruvembavai Begin
27th Sri-Vinayagar Viratham END
1st Vaigunda Ekathasi
5th Aaruthra Dharishanam
15th Thai Pongal
15th Sri Ayyappan Mahara jothi
30th Thiruvilakku Pooja
3rd Thai Poosam
17th Maha Sivaratri
4th Sri-Nadarajar Abisheka
4th Maashi Maham
3rd Panguni Uthiram
Ayyappan Mandala Pooja
Devotees intending to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage are to observe vratha (austerity) for 41 days for darsanam during the Mandala puja at Sabarimala. Mandala pooja means pooja done for the period of a Mandala. A Mandala is of 41 days.This year the Mandala puja culminates on the 17.11.2014. For Sabarimala the Mandala period starts on the 1st day of Malayalam month Vrishcikam (generally falls at the beginning of the 2nd half of November) till around the 25th to 27th of December. The vrathas starts with the devotee putting on the Thulasi Mala or Rudraksha Mala with a dollar of Lord Ayyappan in it. After wearing the Mala the most important aspects of the vratha is the strict adherence to abstinence, avoiding all sorts of sensual pleasures, maintaining extreme purification of body and mind of the devotees. They have dress code to observe so that they are identified as the Ayyappan devotees and others take care not to do things which may interfere with the purification process of the devotees.
5.12.14 Thirukkarthikai Dheepam
ROWS OF agal vilakkus in front of every house... this is the imagethat at once comes to mind when we think of Karthigai Deepam —the festival of lights that is celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu during
the month of Karthigai (November-December). Not many of us are aware that it is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the State,perhaps even before people began celebrating Deepavali andNavarathri. Also, unlike many other Hindu festivals, Karthigai is basically a Tamil festival and is virtually unknown in most other parts of the country. One of the earliest references to the festival is found in the Ahananuru, a book of poems,
Sani Peyarchi Falls on the 16th December 2014. If you would like to participate in Sani Pevarchi, Please give your Name to the Temple office and cost for Pooja is 15 Pounds.Thank you in advance. Temple phone No 02084788433
In Tamil astrology, Sani is one of the most important planets. Sani takes about 30 years to complete one cycle around the zodiac. He spends about 2 1/2 years in each rasi. The transit of Sani from one rasi to another is considered as an important astrological event. It is important to understand the influence of the transit of Sani on your rasi which can have a significant impact on your life.
Aartuthra Dharishanam 05-01-15 (Thiruvathirai)
Thiruvathirai is the star of and worshiped in the full moon day of Margazhi month in all Lord Shiva Temples. Abhishekams and special poojas are performed. In Chidambaram it will be in a grand manner. A sweet called Kali made from all vegetable and jaggery is offered to Lord Shiva. Thiruvempavai is recited in temples. Thiruvempavai was sung by Lord Shiva devotee Manickavasagar.
New Year 2015
15-01-2015—Thai Pongal is a harvest festival that is celebrated on a grand scale by the Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and also in Sri Lanka. The festival of Pongal falls on the same day as Makara Sankranthi which is observed throughout India. The word ‘Pongal’ in Tamil means ‘to boil over’and the milk boiling over from the clay pot is symbolic of abundance and prosperity for the household.Thai Pongal celebrations traditionally last for four days and is an important Hindu festival of India.
30-01-15 ‘Thiru-vilakku’ or ‘Kuthu-vilakku’ is an artistically crafted lamp (Deepa, in Sanskrit), which has a place in the shrines in South Indian Hindu homes. It is the symbol of Mahalakshmi, the deity of Fortune and Prosperity. Thiruvilakku Pooja aims at collectively worshipping Mahalakshmi by a large number of women at a time. This is said to bring prosperity to the home and peace to the world. It is mainly done for the well-being of the woman’s family; it brings all auspicious things to each and every member. Mahalakshmi comes to anyone’s house the moment they light the lamp and will grant every single desire of their heart! It is wonderful that the women can gather and do this. If you would like to participate in pooja, Please give your Name to the Temple office and cost for Pooja is 10 Pounds.Thank you in advance. Temple phone No 02084788433
The word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. There is a misconception among people that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday; however, it is believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan's birthday.
Idols of gods and goddess that are worshipped in Temples are carried in a procession to sea shores, rivers or ponds. Pujas and rituals are held here and thousands of people gather to witness the auspicious event.
It is believed that those who take bath in the seas or rivers or ponds on the Masi Magam will attain Moksha.
Once in twelve years, Masi Magam attains special significance and then it is known as Maha Maham.
Tamil New Year 2015
14–04-2015 Puthandu, Tamil New Year
Tamil New Year is also known as Varusha pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai. In Tamil Nadu when Sankranti takes place after sunrise and before sunset the year begins on the same day. If Sankranti takes place after sunset then the year begins on the following day. Mesha Sankranti is celebrated as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu.
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