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 →