Ma Avvaiyar who lived during 3rd century BC, is a famous female Tamil poet, and a staunch devotee of the Shiva Family, and she is said to have maintained good relationships with the ancient Tamil kings. She has written some verses in poems like Natrinai, Kuruntokai, Akananuru and Purananuru. According to ancient texts, sheRead More →


The great Advaita Scholar, Sri Adishankara, had once visited the Kashi Viswanathar Temple, Varanasi, and had the darshan of Ma Annapurna Devi, and there he was directly fed food by Ma Annapurana herself from her own hands, and pleased with her motherly affection, Sri Adishankara began to sing a wonderfulRead More →


  Let’s cheerfully offer Sari to our Holy mother, Ma Shakti Devi, who is also fondly called as “AMMAN”, mostly by the South Indian devotees. The Sari found in the attached picture is that of my Kula Devi, Ma Angalamman, and the Silk Sari worn by her was presented byRead More →

Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi, also known as Pandava Bhima Ekadashi or Bhimseni Ekadashi, is observed as a holy day that is celebrated on the 11th lunar day of the fortnight of Jyeshtha month. This auspicious day holds great importance in Hindu culture, and it is believed that observing a strict fast onRead More →

The festival Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga and it is believed that Ganga descended to Earth on this day. She descended to accomplish her mission to free the cursed souls of Bhagirath’s ancestors. As per the tradition, before coming to Earth, Goddess Ganga was living in theRead More →

Akshaya Tritiya

#ShubhaAkshayTritiya and it’s significance. Most of us knows that Akshay Trithiya is an auspicious day & many Hindus buy gold on this day, but there are a lot of significant events associated with this day. ◆ This is the day when Prabhu Vishnu in the form of Matsyavatar rescued theRead More →

Hanuman Jayanti is one of the important Hindu festivals. Hanuman Jayanti refers to the celebrations held to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman is considered as the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, energy, devotion, courage and victory. When isRead More →

Mahavir Jayanti 2022: Celebrated by the Jain community to observe peace, harmony and to spread the teachings of Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of the founder of Jainism or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak and is one of the most auspicious festivals for the Jain community. Mahavir Jayanti isRead More →

Maha Shivaratri is a  festival which is celebrated once in a year, in order to honour Lord Shiva. As per legend, it is believed that during the time of Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva would dance at his abode Holy Kailash, in order to bring peace and prosperity to the entire universe. Apart fromRead More →

When the earth, continuing its eternal circular journey, used to get one of its poles tilted farthest away from the sun (winter solstice), the prachin Hindu culture uses to celebrate the date with grandeur, marking the first day of sun’s transit to Makara (Capricorn). With due course of time overRead More →

INTRODUCTION Shyama Sastri (1762–1827) was a great musician and a divine composer of Carnatic music. He was senior to the two divine composers Tyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar. Shyama Shastri was born in a Brahmin family in Tiruvarur.  He learnt the vedas, Upanishads and divine scriptures at his younger age. He learnt music under a famous musician of Thanjavur. His compositionsRead More →

Introduction: It is post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most observed in the honour of the divine feminine Devi. The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.   Significance: Navadurga – The nineRead More →

Raksha Bandhan

Introduction Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on Purnima or full moon day in the month of Shravan also known as Saawan. It is a day brother and sister re-affirm their sacred bond of love & affection. The beauty of this festival is that it is not observed by justRead More →