Friday, August 26, 2011

Santhoshi Matha Story / Pooja in tamil

Santoshi Mata Pooja is usually performed for a period of 16 Weeks on Friday.

You will be required to have a Santoshi Matt Photo, the Pooja book which contains the story and for prasad you will need roasted chana, jaggery and green banana.

"You are not supposed to eat or touch anything which is sour like Curd, Lemon Etc"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Science of Genetics behind the Hindu Gotra System

Source :HITXP Articles by Gurudev(I read this article and wanted to share in my blog with all of you :-) really interesting one)

The Hindu Gotra System – Male Lineage Identification

The Gotra is a system which associates a person with his most ancient or root ancestor in an unbroken male lineage. For instance if a person says that he belongs to the Bharadwaja Gotra then it means that he traces back his male ancestry to the ancient Rishi (Saint or Seer) Bharadwaja. So Gotra refers to the Root Person in a person’s male lineage.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Puthandu / Tamil New Year / Tamil Varuda Pirapu

 Puthandu (Tamil: புத்தாண்டு), or better known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April by Tamils in Tamil Nadu, in the Union_Territory of Puducherry in India, in Sri Lanka and by the Tamil population in Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion Island, Mauritius and elsewhere. People in the world greet each other on this day by saying Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvaazhthukkal (இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்). The festive occasion is in keeping with the Hindu lunar calendar.  This year it is celebrated on April 14th.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sri Rama Navami

This year Sri Rama Navami is being celebrated on April 12.  Every Indian of whichever religious faith, is aware that among the two great Epics or Itihasas, the Ramayana takes the pride of place when compared with the Mahabharata.  Epic or Kavya, it is attributed to the Adi Kavi, Valmiki and there are very many regional recensions to it.  

Monday, March 14, 2011

Karadaiyan Nombu

Karadaiyan Nombu is a festival celebrated by South Indian married women in Tamil Nadu.  Karadaiyan Nonbu (pronounced 'Car-a-dye-on Nomboo') is a festival of special significance to married women all over Southern India including states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.(But i think its a different name, but the same ritual). 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Maha Shivrathri

Maha Shivratri - a Festival of awakening, devotion and meditation

Shiva is the God of Meditation and destruction. Meditation, also brings about destruction of that, which is unnecessary. The negativity that attacks our consciousness have to be destroyed, so that the new, the bliss, the awakening within, Shiva tatva replaces those negative tendencies. It can be said, the destruction of destructive forces.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thai Pongal / Pongal Pandigai

Pongal is a harvest festival - the Tamil equivalent of Thanksgiving. It is held to honor the Sun, for a bountiful harvest. Families gather to rejoice and share their joy and their harvests with others. The Sun is offered a "Pongal" of rice and milk.