Arattu held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Annual Festival

The ‘arattu’ ceremony, one of prime concluding rituals of the annual festival at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple was held amid religious fervour and gaiety, at the ‘arattukadavu’ on the Pampa near the Lord Ganapathi temple here on Sunday. Witnessed by thousands of devotees, Thantri Kandararu Maheswararu led the ceremony which began at 12.30 pm, […]

Bodhayana Amavasya 2013

Bodhayana Amavasya is the Amavasya which is observed a day prior to actual Amavasya tithi. In 2013, Bodhayana Amavasya dates are – September 4th (Wednesday), November 2nd and December 31st. Bodhayana Amavasya of September 4, 2013 – is Bhadrapada Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars and Shravan Amavasya in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi calendars. […]