Significance Of Breaking Coconuts To Lord Vinayaka

SIGNIFICANCE OF BREAKING COCONUTS TO LORD VINAYAKA INTRODUCTION Whenever, before we begin a new task, coconuts would be broken to the deities in the temples, and especially to Lord Vinayaka.  Lord Vinayaka being considered as the first god, it is our main duty to offer our first respect to him,Read More →


SIGNIFICANCE OF AMAVASYA INTRODUCTION Amavasya means a no moon day, since during that day, moon would not be visible in the skies. Amavasya is also meant for performing Pitru Tarpana Rituals in the temple tanks, which means, performing rituals to our ancestors. Amavasya which occurs during Diwali is considered as veryRead More →


  ANNABISHEKHAM INTRODUCTION Annabishekham means offering of cooked raw rice to Lord Shiva during the Full moon day of the Tamil month Aippasi in most of the Shiva Temples, and especially this event would be grandly celebrated in the Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur. Similar to performing various Abhishekhams to the ShivaRead More →


SATHABHISHEKAM INTRODUCTION The celebration of the 80th Birthday by the Hindu couple is known as Sathabhishekam. When a person completes his 80th year, then sathabhishekam is performed, based on the own interest of the couple. Similar to performing Sashtiapthapoorthi (when a person completes his 60th year) and Bheemarada Sandhi(when aRead More →


SIGNIFICANCE OF YAGNAS INTRODUCTION Yajna also known as Homam would be done during the performance of rituals, by sitting in front of the sacrificial fire, by chanting the divine Mantras, in order to sanctify the Vedic gods and goddesses. The term Yajna was mentioned in the Vedas and also in the Puranas. YagnaRead More →


MAHALAYA AMAVASYA INTRODUCTION Among the Amavasya days, Mahalaya Amavasya is considered as very important for performing rites to our ancestors, and it is usually observed in the months of September or October, and this year, Mahalaya Amavasya is observed on 06.10.2021. During the Mahalaya Amavasya day, we can see lotRead More →


THIRU VILAKKU PUJA INTRODUCTION Thiru Vilakku puja also known as Lamp Worship would be mostly performed during Fridays by lighting the lamps, either in the mornings or in the evenings. This puja is very popular among Hindu women, and it is performed mostly in Tamil Nadu, and also in some partsRead More →


THAILABISHEKHAM INTRODUCTION Thailabhishekham means performing oil bath to the deities, also called as oil Abhishekham. Similar to performing milk, curd, fruit, ghee, honey, tender coconut water Abhishekham, performing oil Abhishekham is also considered as a sacred activity and it is mostly done in order to get rid from our healthRead More →


THE SACRED PUNUGU PERFUME INTRODUCTION The Punugu Perfume is a Special Scent Used in Tirumala Temple, and this scent is derived from the Punugu Cat. Tirumala Tirupati temple is one of the popular and richest temples in the world, and it is also famous for performing different kinds of ritualsRead More →

INTRODUCTION Puja means expressing our love and devotion on god by doing certain kind of activities, like worshipping the god by chanting his names, performing deeparadanai, abhishekham and doing homams in the temples. There are various types of puja like Shiva Puja, Satyanarayana puja, Lakshmi puja, durga puja etc. WhateverRead More →

सनातन अथवा हिन्दू धर्म की संस्कृति संस्कारों पर ही आधारित है। हमारे ऋषि-मुनियों ने मानव जीवन को पवित्र एवं मर्यादित बनाने के लिये संस्कारों का अविष्कार किया। धार्मिक ही नहीं वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि से भी इन संस्कारों का हमारे जीवन में विशेष महत्व है। भारतीय संस्कृति की महानता में इन संस्कारोंRead More →

Brahmanya or spiritual superiority cannot be maintained without appropriateSamskaras. “By birth a man is but a Sudra; Samskarasmake him a Dvija (twice-born) by inducing in him spiritual vision. By the study of the Vedas, he grows to be a Vipra, and a Brahmana he becomes when he attains to theRead More →

To mark various stages of human life, Hinduism had a series of sacraments and rituals referred to as rites of passage in accordance with the Vedas to enable them to lead a Dharmic or righteous life. They could be segregated into two categories, those which were simple and uncomplicated thoughRead More →

In Hinduism, the ancient Vedic Seers prescribed sacraments or rites of passage known as Samskaras as they believed that every aspect of life from conception to cremation was a significant stage and needed to be celebrated as a reminder that everything in life was a gift of God. The purposeRead More →

Hindu religion is one of the oldest religions that have been practiced by millions of people around the world. The religion has various rituals (samskara) attached to it. Our Vedas stresses elaborately on samskaras from conception to cremation. Various rituals are performed for birthdays, education, marriage and funerals. Samskaras areRead More →

Introduction Samskaras are personal sacraments in Hindu tradition observed at every stage of his life from the moment of birth to cremation and final scattering of the ashes.  They differ according to caste, region or family and are based on custom as well as texts such as Grihya Sutras, theRead More →