A festival occurring in the Tamil month Thai (January - February), on the day of the star Poosam around Pournami (Full Moon) is celebrated as Thaipusam [Thai Poosam]. There are several legends about the festival Thaipusam. Here are a few of them there was a demon named Tharakasuran who gave a lot of trouble to the rishis and saints. Lord Muruga was called by his parents Lord Shiva and Parvati
The word “icha shakti” means will power. It relates to a person’s creative drive, desire and motivation. One can modify his or her lcha Shakthi through their longing for God. The embodiment of Icha Shakti is Melur Thiruvudai Amman who would provide answers to all your questions on how to be successful in life.
Vaikunda Ekadashi is dedicated event of Lord Vishnu and its considered as a holy festival, people used to do fasting in this day, they won’t eat rice or any meals the whole day, they making poojas and other rituals to Lord Vishnu. Devotees would awake the whole night and make poojas, music events, bhajans in the Ranganathan temple which consist the lord of ranganaathar
Thai Pongal is mainly celebrated to convey the appreciation and thankfulness to the SUN as it act as the primary energy behind agriculture and a good harvest. It is the Surya Mangalyam. Tamilians decorate their homes with banana and mango leaves and embellish the floor with decorative patterns drawn using rice flour.
Another Maharashtrian delicacy that makes Makar Sankranti one of our most favorite festivals is Puran poli which is a sweet flatbread stuffed with sweet and crumbly moong-based filling. The famous breakfast dish is also prepared during Diwali and Naraka Chaturdashi celebrations.
Amavasya and Purnima correspond to the two extreme states of the waxing waning cycle of the moon. While amavasya is called no moon day or new moon day, Purnima is called full moon day. Moon being the natural satellite of earth and being seen in sky graciously shining over the earth, it has always evoked the imagination and praise of people and it is rendered more interesting
Adi Parasakthi the Goddess, Devi is the Supreme Being. She is also popularly referred to as "Adi Shakti", "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", or even simply as "Shakti". "Parama" means absolute, "Satya" means the Truth as per many shakta texts and Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.
Hindu is not a religion because the word Hindu comes from the Himalaya and river Indus so the Hindu word is more geographical rather than religion. Meanwhile in ancient time there is no India those people who lives in the soil where is the Himalaya and Indus River are called Hindus and then many people started involving
Accordingly the second month of the Tamil Solar cycle, the month Vaikasi and the Star Visagam of Libra and Scorpio zodiac, the full moon day is called as Vaikasi Visagam (Sanskrit name Vaisakha) which is celebrated with all fanfare associated with it across Tamilnadu. According to Hindu Puranas there were three asura (demon) brothers, Soorapadman, Singamuhan and Tarakan and they attained great powers through deep penances.
Devas consider Margazhi month as their day (one year is one day for devas and margazhi is the early morning (brahma muhurtham) for them. It is the time of worship for Devas and they offer their prayers to God during this month. The month has the mythological reference that the celestial on the eve of Dhakshinamyana with Ratri devi, the Celestial in charge of Dakshinamyana pleaded with Lord Upendra
Tantra and Yoga heavily rely on practice with Fire to convey message to the deities as well as for personal growth in all facets of life. We have always seen Diyas, Deepams alias Lamps in almost all the temples of India. It is one of the most easily accessible items one can do at home to prevent misfortunes and promote their all round well being and prosperity. No long lectures about how one should learn to spread light like deepam.
Thai Pongal generally includes customs & celebrations that are the expression of jubilation over life's renewal. On Thai Pongal, the family begins the day early. Every member of the family gets up early in the morning, bathes, puts on new clothes and gathers in the front of the garden (muttram) to cook the traditional Pongal (rice pudding). The front garden is pre-prepared for this ceremonious cooking.
Tirumala Tirupathi Temple is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most visited holy place in the world. In 2016, it was reported
The first five steps symbolize the five human senses (Panchendriyas) i.e. visual (vision), auditory (hearing), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste) and tactile (touch). These signify the `mortal’ nature of one’s body. The next eight steps symbolise the eight Ashtaragas viz, Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha, Maltsarya, Asooya, Dhumb (Love, Anger, Avarice, Lust, Pride, Unhealthy Competition
Hinduism is a way of life, a dharma. Dharma does not mean religion; it is the law that governs all action. Hinduism was not founded by one person, it does not have a core doctrine, there is no central authority, it does not require followers to accept any one idea, and no one can agree on when or even where it began.