SHIVA PUJA INTRODUCTION Shiva Puja is an ancient practice adopted by the Hindus, wherein which, Shiva devotees used to worship Lord Siva whole heartedly by various methods like doing puja, offering flowers and Bilva leaves, doing meditation and performing abhishekam to the holy Shiva Lingam. In ancient Puranas, we can find that lot of demons andRead More →

KAMA AND KARMA INTRODUCTION Kama also known as lust is the root cause of the problems in our life, and it would make us to commit lot of bad karmas in our life. Due to this bad habit Kama, even the divine demi gods like Indra and Chandra had lostRead More →

JIVATMA AND PARAMATMA INTRODUCTION In simple terms, Jivatma refers to ordinary mortals, whereas Paramatma refers to the supreme god. Jivatma can also be referred to as the souls of the living beings in the world. And if a Jivatma realizes the god in his soul, then there is a possibilityRead More →

DIVINITY INTRODUCTION Divinity is related to the almighty, and it gives good support in our life. By showing our love and affection on others is also considered as divinity, since all good activities would please the great almighty. Divinity can be found in the faces of the great sages, saintsRead More →

DELUGE – PRALAYA INTRODUCTION Deluge also known as Pralaya, means the destruction of the entire universe. Previously three deluges were occurred in the earth during Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga. During the time of Pralaya, all the worlds would be submerged in the ocean. Then again after someRead More →

ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS INTRODUCTION Palm-leaf manuscripts are made out of dried palm leaves, and ancient scholars had used these leaves as writing material, similar to the present day paper. But if the palm-leaf manuscripts are not preserved properly, it would be eaten away by white ants and by other small insects. Most ofRead More →

THOPPU KARANAM INTRODUCTION Thoppu Karanam means holding the ears, and bent over our body and then again raising up our body. It is a kind of exercise as well as it is a kind of worship performed to the first god Vinayaka. As per our holy Puranas, Lord Vikayaka hadRead More →

SIGNIFICANCE OF BLACK ANTS IN HINDUISM INTRODUCTION Small Black ants are gentle insects, and they don’t bite others, even if someone cause harm to it. As per ancient legend, once the divine devas wanted to worship Lord Shiva in the earth, and hence they took the form of small blackRead More →

SAMADHI INTRODUCTION Samadhi is a form of deep meditation, and through that, we can attain great happiness and cheerfulness, which we would not get anywhere else. It can be obtained through constant practice of meditation, and keeping great devotion on the almighty. Through the stage of Samadhi, we can realize theRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

IDOL WORSHIP INTRODUCTION Idol worship exists since ancient times, and it gives a great spiritual pleasure in our life. Idol worship means worshipping the god in the form of a statue. We can get lot of benefits in our life by worshipping the idols. People usually would think about gaining wealthRead More →

YOGA NIDRA INTRODUCTION Yoga Nidra is a type of meditation, and in general, the term “YOGA NIDRA”, denotes the Yoga Nidra of Lord Vishnu, and he is the one who controls the entire universe through his spiritual powers. According to legend, it is believed that during the Tamil month, Aadi, LordRead More →

URCHAVA MOORTHY IDOLS INTRODUCTION Urchava Moorthies are the replica of the main idols of the gods and goddesses in the temples, and they are usually sculpted using silver, bronze and gold metals. When compared with main idols, they usually appear smaller in size, but look very attractive and beautiful. TheyRead More →

ANCIENT TEMPLE INSCRIPTIONS INTRODUCTION Ancient temple inscriptions are found in most of the ancient temple walls, and also the inscriptions would be carved out in stones also. And they would give the correct picture about the details of the temple history like the name of the builder, construction date and theRead More →