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 nine
INTRODUCTION Nava Veeras are the nine great soldiers and the brave divine attendants of Lord Muruga. They were born from Nava Shakthis, who were born out of the powers of Mata Parvati. They are also considered as an incarnation of Mata Parvati. The sons of Navashakthis are known as Nava Veerar’s.
Marundeeswarar Temple INTRODUCTION Marundeeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams and the great nayanar saints Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have sung about the importance of this temple. The temple has been reconstructed and renovated by the Chola kings during the 11th century. The Marundeeswarar temple is
INTRODUCTION The Brahmapureeswarar Temple is situated in Thirupattur. It is believed that by visiting this temple our fate can by changed by the blessings of Lord Brahma. Once Lord Brahma has got pride that he was the ultimate Creator of the entire Universe. Lord Brahma thought that he has got more powers than
INTRODUCTION Thirumancheri temple is famous for marriage related activities. Those who do not get married or if their marriage gets delayed due to any reason, if they visit this temple, and pray to the deities, surely they will get their marriage finished quickly due to the grace of Lord Shiva
Kannaki Amman INTRODUCTION Kannaki Amman is the divine form of the pious and noble woman Kannagi, who was worshipped mainly in Sri Lanka and Kerala. She is considered as the goddess of chastity, rain and fertilization. She is also worshipped by the Sinhalese Buddhists as Pattini Deviyo. There is also a statue of Kannaki at Bharathi Salai, Marina Beach,
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara INTRODUCTION Whenever Kanchi Mahaswamigal, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal travels in the streets, his disciples would raise the slogan, “HARA HARA SHANKARA JAYA JAYA SHANKARA”, mantra in praise of Lord Shiva. At frequent intervals, Kanchi Swamigal would go on Pada Yatra, foot walk, and would
Jarugandi Jarugandi INTRODUCTION Whenever we visit Tirumala-Tirupati for getting the Darshan of Lord Balaji, we could hear one fine word from the mouth of the few temple staffs, and the word is ‘Jarugandi’, which means move fast and go ahead! They would frequently use this word, in a high pitch
Sri Bhagalamukhi Devi Namavali INTRODUCTION “Bagalamukhi” Devi is one of the mahavidyas, and she clears the confusion in the minds of her devotees and gives great spiritual power. The Devi has 108 names and she is generally known as Pitambari Mata and worshipped by the people in North India, and the goddess
Shukra Bhagavan Namavali INTRODUCTION Shukra is the planet Venus, who is one of the Navagrahas. He is also the god of Friday as per the Hindu calendar, and he is called respectfully as Guru Shukracharya, and he is the guru for Demons. He is mentioned as the son of Sage Bhrigu, and Kavyamata.
Ma Pratyangira Devi Namavali INTRODUCTION Ma Pratyangira Devi is an avatar of Parvati Devi. She is also a form of Adi Parashakti and she is the consort of Lord Sharabeswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, who took the Yazhi avatar to pacify Lord Narasimha. She contains lion’s face and human body and contains the combined power
Sri Garuda Namavali INTRODUCTION Garuda is a powerful bird. He is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, and contains all the good features, and serves Lord Vishnu in a pleasing manner in Vaikunta. He always stood in front of Lord Vishnu with bowed hands. He always chants the glory of Lord Vishnu, and wilfully carries
Sri Chandra Bhagavan Namavali INTRODUCTION Chandra is one of the nine planets in Hinduism. He is also called as Soma, Ambuli and Indu. He is the son of Atri and Anusuya. Chandra literally means the “Moon”. In most of the Hindu households, Lord Chandra occupies an important place, since, the young mothers
Gudi Padwa Introduction Gudhi Padwa(Marathi: गुढी पाडवा) is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus, but is also celebrated by other Hindus as well. It is celebrated in and around Maharashtra, Goa, and the union territory of Damaon on the first day of the Chaitra month, to mark the beginning of the new year according to