14 January 2013, Makara Sankranti, Thai Pongal, Magh Bihu, Makaravilakku at Sabarimala

Today, 14 January 2013 is Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, & Makaravilakku or Makarajyothi at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn). It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and some other North Indian states; as Magh Bihu in Assam. Makara Sankranthi is a biggest festival […]

Makara Sankramapuja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Makara Sankramapuja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will be held at 00.59 am on January 15, 2012. It will be held in the midnight on Saturday. Makara Sankramana is on Sunday, 15 January. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa’s idol was installed during the auspicious muhurtham of Makara Sankramam. Neyyabhishekam (abhishekam to Lord Ayyapa with ghee) […]