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. Thirumangalyam
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.
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 the
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 situated
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 that
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.
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 the
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,
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 wealth
NOMULU VRATHALU INTRODUCTION Nomulu means observation of religious rituals, performance of pujas, and Vrathalu means observation of fasting. It is an ancient system which is still adopted in Andhra Pradesh that a married woman must have to follow certain customs and traditions for the wellbeing of the entire society. The
HOLY MANTRAS ASATHOMA MANTRA The Asathoma Mantra is an ancient Indian mantra which is found in the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad. The mantra must be recited during the time of fire sacrifices in order to please the divine deities. MANTRA Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya | Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya | Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
SACRIFICE INTRODUCTION Sacrifice means sacrificing of anything in our life, like giving our food to others, giving all of our belongings for the purpose of construction of temples or to the poor people, donating our kidneys to our near or dears or to an unknown friend, or sacrificing all or our
CONTROL OF OUR SENSES INTRODUCTION We can control our senses, only if we purify our mind. It can be controlled only through great efforts, and it is a never ending process. Only by adopting certain measures like doing meditation, yoga, worshipping the almighty from our heart, and also in the
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, Lord
ATITHI DEVO BHAVA INTRODUCTION Atithi Devo Bhava means Guests are God, and they must be given proper respect according to ancient Hindu tradition. Guests must be welcomed to our homes, with due respect, and they must be offered good and delicious food. We should always speak to them softly and
KANAKADHARA STOTRAM INTRODUCTION Kanakadhara Stotram is a Sloka written in Sanskrit by Sri AdiSankara. As per legend, when AdiSankara recited this sloka, Mata Lakshmi showered gold coins. This beautiful mantra was written by Adi Sankara, a Shiva devotee, and the Advaita philosopher. Adisankara had become a saint at his young age itself. Once, when Adisankara was on his way
ADITYA HRUDAYAM INTRODUCTION Adityahrudayam is a Hindu devotional mantra dedicated to Lord Surya, the god of Sunday, and the importance of reciting this Sloka was mentioned in Ramayana. As per the advice of the great sage Agastya, this mantra was recited by Lord Rama during the Lanka war. Due to that, he won in the war, and killed Ravana.
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. They
WELCOMING MATA LAKSHMI TO OUR HOME INTRODUCTION Everyone belongs to Hinduism, would be keeping their gates open especially during Friday evenings, in order to welcome the divine mother Mata Lakshmi Devi to their homes. This system is prevailed since ancient times, and during the ancient periods, people would decorate their