Surya Pongal 2017, Second day of Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Surya Pongal is the second day of four-day Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Surya Pongal date is January 14. As the name suggests, the festival is dedicated to Surya or Sun God. Surya Pongal is celebrated as Makar Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and North Indian states. This is also the first day […]

Panguni Uthiram 2016, Panguni Uthiram in Tamil Nadu

Panguni Uthiram is one of the important Tamil festivals. It is celebrated during Panguni masam or Panguni month (March – April) during Uthiram nakshatra day. In 2016, Panguni Uthiram date is March 23. Usually this festival falls during the Full Moon day or Pournami. The major event during the festival in Tamil Nadu temples is […]

Ayyappa Jayanthi 2016, Lord Ayyappan Jayanti on Panguni Uthiram

Ayyappa Jayanthi, the Lord Ayyappan Jayanti, is observed on Painkuni Uthiram or Panguni Uthiram day which falls on Pournami or Full Moon day in Meena masam of Malayali calendar. In 2016, Ayyappa Jayanti date is March 23. Lord Ayyappa is considered to be born out of the union between Mohini avataram of Lord Vishnu and […]

Significance of Panguni Uthiram

What is the Significance of Panguni Uthiram? Spiritual significance and religious importance of Panguni Uthiram festival is given here.. The Panguni Uthiram is an important festival falls in the month ‘Panguni’ i.e. Palguna (March-April). This month is special because of the star ‘Uthiram’ usually falls on Pournami Day. Besides, it is on ‘Panguni Pournami Uthiram” that […]

Karadaiyan Nombu 2016, Karadayan Vritham

Karadaiyan Nombu, or Karadayan Vritham, also known as Karadayan Savitri Vritham is a vritham dedicated to Goddess Shakti or Kamakshi. Karadaiyan Nombu 2016 date is 14 March. And the best time for breaking fast and to wear the sacred thread is 10 AM to 10.30 AM on 14 March in India. It is observed mainly in Tamil Nadu […]

Masi month 2016, Maasi Masam in Tamil Calendar 2016

Maasi masam or Masi month is the 11th month in Tamil calendar. This month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Pitru Devatas or ancestors. In 2016, Masi Masam or Maasi month starts on February 13 and end on March 13. In Tamil Nadu, people consider the month of Masi as auspicious to start their new […]

Masi Magam 2016 – Masi Makam, Masi Maham

Masi Magam (Masi Makam or Masi Maham) is the major festival celebrated during Masi Masam (Febraury – March) in Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Masi Magam date is February 22. Masi Magam is celebrated on Magam Nakshatra day in Masi month. The festival generally falls on Pournami or Full Moon day. Masi month is the favorite […]

Masi Makam at Mamallapuram | Mahabalipuram Temple Festival during Masi Magam

Masi Makam or Masi Magam is one of the big festivals celebrated at Mamallapuram Thirukkadalmallai temple in Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Masi Magam celebrations will be held on February 22. As the main festival is celebrated in Chithirai month, this is the second biggest festival of Mahabalipuram temple. On Masi Magam day, special pujas and […]

Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam 2015 during Panguni Uthram

Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam is a ten-day festival celebrated during Panguni Uthiram. In 2015, Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavams begins on March 25 and will end on April 3 with Panguni Uthiram annual festival celebrations. It starts with Dhwajarohanam (flag hoisting) at 7.30 am on March 25. Kapaleeswarar Ratholsavam 2015 date is March 31 and Arupathmoovar will be on April 1. Mylapore […]

Valli Kalyanam on Vaikasi Visakam, Sri Valli Murugan Thirukalyanam in Vaikasi Masam

Valli Kalyanam on Vaikasi Visakam

Valli Kalyanam or Sri Valli Murugan Thirukalyanam is the celestial wedding ceremony of Lord Murugan or Subramanya and the tribal girl Sri Valli. Valli Kalyanam is observed on Vaikasi Visakam or Vaigasi Visagam day in temples dedicated to Murugan. The legend associated with ritual is mentioned in many scriptures of Tamil religious literature. In 2015, […]