Significance of Aadi Krithigai

August 15, 2017, is Aadi Krithigai, dedicated to Lord Muruga.   Aadi Krithigai 2017  is considered very special as it falls on Tuesday, which is an auspicious day for Lord Karthikeya. Lord Muruga is worshipped on the day when the Ka...

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Maha Sankatahara Chaturthi 2017

Sankatahara Chaturthi falls on August 11, 2017, Friday and it is called Maha Sankatahara Chaturthi.   Sankatahara Chaturthi is the fourth day after Full Moon day in every month. It is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi of every month.   Sankatahara ...

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Chandra Grahanam – Dos and Don’ts

 Chandra Grahanam falls on Monday, August 7, 2017 ( Aadi 22).   Since it falls on Monday, this year Chandra Grahanam is called as Choodamani Grahanam   Grahana time:   It starts at 10.51 pm and ends at 12.49 am.  ...

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Sani Pradosham

Sani Pradosham falls on August 5, 2017, Saturday.   What is Sani Pradosham?   Pradosham is the day of worship of Lord Shiva. When it falls on Saturday, it is called Shani Pradosham   Why is Sani Pradosham considered special? &nbs...

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Sant Tulsidas - The Incarnation of Valmiki

Tulsidas Jayanti  falls on July 30, Sunday, 2017   Tulsidas is a great Hindi poet who is a great devotee of Lords Rama and Hanuman. He has a special place among Indian poets for his works like Ramacharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa. He wanted to cr...

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Dates for Performing Upakarma in 2017

Upakarma or Avani Avittam is an important religious event for brahmins belonging to the four Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.   ·         Rig Veda Upakarma is on the day when Shravana star f...

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Lord Karthikeya-God of Versatile Qualities!

Shukla Paksha Sashti in the Aadi month falls on July 28, Friday 2017.   Sashti is a day specially dedicated to Lord Karthikeyan. Murugan as we lovingly call Skanda in the Tamil language is the God of war and a mighty warrior. He was awarded a spear (Vel...

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