Koodaravalli 2019 | Koodaravalli Festival during Margazhi Month

Koodaravalli is an auspicious day observed on the 27th day of Margazhi Month. In 2019, Koodaravalli date is January 11. It is observed as a part of Pavai Nombu (Margazhi Nombu). In her 27th Pashuram of Thiruppavai, Sri Andal mentioned as ‘Koodarai Vellum Seer Govinda’ which means she shared sweets to mark the end of […]

Dhanurmasam 2019-2020 | Dhanumasam dates

Lord Vishnu

Dhanurmasam or Dhanumasam is known as Margazhi month as per the Tamil calendar. Dhanurmasam 2019-2020 starts on 17 December 2019 and ends on 14 January 2020. This month is the most auspicious month the devotees who Vaishnava tradition. Dhanurmasam begins on Dhanur Sankramanam day. On this day Sun enters into Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius zodiac sign). […]

Katyayani Vratam | Dhanurmasa Kathyayani Puja

Katyayani Vratam, a Puja dedicated to Goddess Kathyayani, is observed during Dhanurmasam or Dhanu month in South India. In 2017-2018, Katyayani Vrata starts on 16 December 2017 and ends on 13 January 2018. In some places, the Vrata is observed in Margashirsh month and in some places during Dhanurmasam. The Lunar month of Margashirsha month […]

Pavai Nonbu 2018-2019 | Margazhi Nombu, Margali Nombu

Goddess Andal

Pavai Nombu (Margazhi Nombu) is a month-long vrata observed during the Tamil month of Margazhi or Margali masam. In 2018- 2019, Pavai Nombu starts on December 16, 2018 & ends on January 14, 2019. Mainly the Nombu is for kanyas or virgin girls who want to get good husbands and pleasant married life. It is […]

Vaikunta Ekadasi at Srirangam Ranganathar Temple in Tamil Nadu

Vaikunta Ekadashi, also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi, is observed on Margazhi Ekadashi or on the 11th day in Margali month in Tamil Nadu. Vaikunta Ekadashi 2017 date is January 8 & December 29. It is a major festival in SriRangam Sri Ranganathar temple (Ranganatha Swamy temple). Vaikunda Ekadasi is celebrated for twenty one days which is […]

Thiruvempaavai 2017-2018 | Tiruvempavai in Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara Temple

Thiruvempaavai or Tiruvempavai is a ten day puja dedicated to Lord Shiva. In 2017-2018, 10-day Thiruvempavai ends on January 2, 2018 with Thiruvadirai Nombu (Arudra Darisanam). To celebrate the event, devotees throng to the temple of Arunachaleshwara swamy in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, to sing Thiruvempaavai. It is a part of Thiruvaasagam composed in Tiruvannamali during […]

Thiruppavai | Tiruppavai

The Tiruppavai (Thiruppavai) is a collection of thirty paasurams or stanzas written and compiled by Andal. All the pasurams are written in Tamil praising Lord Tirumal or Vishnu or Perumal. It is considered as prominent part in Divya Prabandha. Divya Prabandha is compiled by twelve Alvars of Tamil Vaishnavas. Thiruppavai is a divine text recited […]