Showing posts from January, 2014

Bhajana madam 83rd Anniversary

83rd anniversary celebrations of Thirunellai Bhajana madam was celebrated on our Republic day. The occasion of this day was made more grand with bhajana of Nurani Goal a Krishna Bhajana Mandali of Sankara TV Bhajana Same at fame.

Kanu Pongal/Kanu Pidi

Kanu was celebrated today. The Brahmin community celebrates the Maatu Pongal day as Kanu, as Maatu Pongal is mainly associated with only farmers. This day is to honour the crows. The women in the house will keep a feast for the crows in the backyard of the house or terrace. The feast contains the previous day’s rice. While they keep the feast, they say together “ Kaaka pidi vechchen, kanu pidi vechchen, kaakaikkellam kalyanam ” meaning “I kept handfuls for the crow, I kept handfuls for kanu, it is marriage for all crows”. There are other variations like “ Kaaka pidi vechchen, kanu pidi vechchen, kaakaikkum kuruvikum kalyanam ” meaning “I kept handfuls for the crow, I kept handfuls for kanu, it is marriage for crows and sparrows” or " Kakaipidi vachen Kannupidi vachen, Kakka kuutam kalienchalum, enka koottam kalayama irukkenum " meaning "i hereby make an offering for the crows, for the family, even if the crow family splits, mine should not" Basically, the fe

Laksha Deepam - Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The biggest festival in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is laksha deepam, which means hundred thousand (or one lakh) lamps. This festival is unique and commences once in 6 years. Prior to this festival, chanting of prayers and recitation of three vedas is done for 56 days. On the last day, hundred thousand oil lamps are lit in and around the temple premises. Laksha deepam Festival is today. Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple പദ്‌‌മനാഭസ്വാമി ക്ഷേത്റത്തിലെ ലക്ഷദീപം തൊഴാൻ എത്തിയ ഭക്തജനങ്ങൾ Second Photo courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi

Makara Sankranthi Swami Ezhunallathu

Its Makara Jyothi today. The star of Makaram and Makara Vilakku appeared today in Sabarimala. Difference between Makara Jyothi and Makara Vilakku On the occasion of Makara Vilakku/Makara Sankranthi today there was Ezhunallathu of Ayyappa Swamy in Thirunellai Gramam. Also wishing you all a Happy Pongal.

Poorna Pushkalamba Sametha Hariharaputhra Swamy

Grama Devathai - Poorna Pushkalamba Sametha Hariharaputhra Swamy

Astrology Based Pariharam



This Swarnamukham was dedicated to Poorna Pushkala Sametha Harihara puthra swamy recently. Swarna Mukham Photo Courtesy:

Sasthapreethi Celebrations 2014

Photos from Sasthapreethi 2014, Thirunellai Sasthapreethi was celebrated with full grace this year. Here are some snaps which were taken during the day. Thirunellai Ayyappa Swamy Temple