SANKALPA SEVA INTRODUCTION Sankalpa Seva is a type of Seva observed by the devotees of Guru Raghavendra. There are various ways to please the Gurus and the gods. One such way to please our holy guru Raghavendra, and to remove the difficulties in our life, is by the way ofRead More →

PATTABHISHEKAM INTRODUCTION Pattabhishekam means the coronation ceremony of the kings. Ancient kings Pattabhishekam would be celebrated in a grand manner by performing puja to the deities, and also by getting the waters from the holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna and Godavari, in order to sprinkle it in the body ofRead More →

KARTHIGAI PORI URUNDAI INTRODUCTION Pori Urundai is the famous sweet item, which would be prepared during the Karthigai Deepam festival. Pori Urundai is made out of puffed rice and soft Jaggery. Pori Urundai can also be bought from Peas merchants, but mostly it would be made in homes, during theRead More →

APPAM AND ARAVANA PAYASAM INTRODUCTION Appam and Aravana Payasam are the auspicious Prasad items available in the Sabarimala Temple. It would be offered to the devotees during their visit to this holy temple. These Prasad items would be prepared in large quantities, especially during the Mandala Puja and Makara VillakkuRead More →

KOZHUKATTAI -THE MOST FAVOURITE FOOD OF LORD VINAYAKA INTRODUCTION Kozhukkattai is a famous South Indian food, and it is made out of rice flour, coconut and jaggery. Kozhukattai, can also be made in different varieties, such as sweet and salt. Kozhukkattai is also called as Modakam in North India. In Tamil Nadu, this food item is related with lord Vinayaka, andRead More →

NAVARATHRI SUNDAL INTRODUCTION Navarathri is an auspicious festival which would be celebrated for a continuous period of nine days. Among various Hindu festivals, Navarathri festival occupies a significant place in Hinduism, since this festival is celebrated by keeping golu dolls in our homes, and also by preparing various varieties ofRead More →

HASTODAKA INTRODUCTION Hastodaka refers to offering the food as Neivedyam to Guru Raghavendra, and then it would be offered to the devotees. Whenever, if we have an opportunity to visit the holy Mantralayam Mutt, we must have to compulsorily consume the delicious food provided at the Mantralayam Temple. By takingRead More →

THIRUKALYANAM URCHAVAM INTRODUCTION Thirukalyanam urchavam would be performed to the divine deities in the famous temples like Tirumala to Lord Venkateswara with Ma Padmavathi, Thiruthani to Lord Murugan with Ma Valli and Devasena. This Seva would be usually performed by the newly married couples in the temples, in order toRead More →

ANCIENT DIVINE MARRIAGES INTRODUCTION Similar to the marriages of human beings, marriages of the immortals also takes place before few thousand years. Among the marriages of the deities, marriage function of Lord Sundareswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, and Mata Meenakshi, a form of Ma Parvati, is considered as theRead More →

PARAMAPADHAM INTRODUCTION Paramapadham is also called as Thayam, is a popular game in Tamil Nadu, and this game is considered as a very ancient game, and it is believed that this game was played even by the gods and the goddesses in the heaven. This game is played even inRead More →

VIMANA INTRODUCTION Vimana also called as Pushpaka Vimana is the ancient flying chariots, which contains supreme powers, and the details about it were mentioned in ancient Vedas and in Puranas. Among the Pushpaka Vimanas, Pushpaka Vimana owned by Lord Kubera is very powerful, and it would allow the people in theRead More →

VANABHOJANAM INTRODUCTION Vanabhojanam means serving food to the devotees under holy trees, and it would be served in big temples like Tirumala, and also in small temples during the Tamil month of Karthika. The food would be served to the devotees usually under the trees like Vilva, Arasa and Vanni,Read More →

THIRUMANGALYAM INTRODUCTION Thirumangalyam is the Holy Thread, which is used to wear by the married ladies, and it acts as a symbol of showing their respects to their loving consorts.  Thirumangalyam contains sanctity since even the idol of the goddesses would be decorated with this holy Thirumangalyam on their neck. ThirumangalyamRead More →

ANNADANA SHELTERS INTRODUCTION Annadana shelters are those places wherein free food would be offered to the people. It would be offered in most of the temples, and also in private Annadana choultries. Food is very essential to survive in our life, and without taking food, we cannot live our life.Read More →

VIDHYADHANAM INTRODUCTION Vidya Dhanam means gifting of education to the children. Those who are unable to bear the huge expenses of their studies would seek the help of the generous and kind hearted philanthropists. Most of the schools and colleges are granting scholarship to the brilliant students and for theRead More →

THIRUVABHARANAM INTRODUCTION Thiruvabharanam is the golden ornaments of Lord Ayyappan, which was made as per the instructions given by the Pandalam king, the foster father of Lord Ayyappan. Thiruvabharanam would be kept in a box, and would be protected by the Royal family members of the Pandalam Palace, which is situatedRead More →

MANDALA PUJA INTRODUCTION Mandala Puja is an important ritual followed by the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala, and also by other Ayyappa Temples situated throughout India. During the year 2020, the Mandala Puja would begin in the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple on 16th November and ends on 26th December and during thatRead More →

VEDA PATASALAS INTRODUCTION Veda Patasalas are founded for teaching Vedic subjects to the students, and it was founded before few centuries, and still in some places, new Veda Patasalas are constructed for the benefit of the students, who have interest in learning Vedic subjects. Vedas acts a backbone for Hinduism.Read More →

KAVADI DANCE INTRODUCTION Kavadi Dance is a type of honour given to Lord Muruga by the devotees during the time of the festival of Thaipusam. The kavadi is an item made out of wood or steel, and it would be decorated with flowers and peacock feathers, and Murugan devotees would carry it during theRead More →

KURUKSHETRA WAR INTRODUCTION The Kurukshetra War is a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas and it is mentioned in the holy epic Mahabharata. It is believed that at the present place of Haryana, the Kurukshetra war took place. This war was lasted for a period of 18 days, and after that,Read More →