Festivals


The permanent cycle of the five-fold duties consists of creation maintenance annihilation concealment blessing. “Sarga” is the creation of the world – observed in Earth “Sthiti” is its maintenance;  – in Waters “Samhara” is the annihilation; – through fire “Tirobhava” is the removal and concealment – Wind “Liberation” (from the cycle of birth and...

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Ganesh Chathurthi story in English Great sage Sutha was explaining in detail birth of Lord Ganesha and why one should not see the moon on that particular day to Sounaka and other rishis(sages). Once upon a time, there was a demon king called Gajasura (in the form of Elephant). He prayed to Lord Shiva very religiously and Lord Shiva was very pleased with his prayers. Lord Shiva is considered easily accessible to his devotees and he...

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  Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesha Chathruthi is celebrated on Bhadrapada Shuddha Chavithi(4th day of the month). On this day, almost all the hindus celebrate Lord Ganesha’s birthday with great devotion. The English version of the story behind Ganesha’s birth can be found here

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It is also called “shat tilaikadasi” . It means we can use sesame in six ways- Putting sesame in bathing water. We can rub sesame powder to body Eat 6 sesame seeds In drinking water, drop 6 sesame seeds Give offerings of sesame By giving sesame tRpana to elders. This ekadasi is also called as asphalt ekadasi and kalyana ekadasi.

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In Tirunelveli, Eeswari did penance for Eeswara on this day. He gave Darshan to her. In Palani also there will be a big festival to Subrahmanyeswara on this day.

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This is also called as Mukkoti Ekadasi . Lord Vishnu came to earth from vaikuntham with 3 crores of devathas. So, it is called mukkoti ekadasi. People do puja on a large scale in Vaishnava temples.

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