Monday, September 29, 2008

Navratri Kolu Utsavam - Nine Nights Utsavam - Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

During the Nine nights of Navratri, Goddess Meenakshi Amman is decorated with the various Alankarams at the Meenakshi Amman Kolu Mandapam. In this Mandapam, a small tank is there. Various beautiful and wonderful Rangoli (color kolam) is performed every day over the water fully filled in the tank. It is one of the speciality in this festival. Below are the list of Utsavams of Nine nights (Navratri) at Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple.

30.9.2008 - Meenakshi as Raja Rajeswari, presiding deity of Sri Chakra, Mother of Love and Grace.
1. 10. 2008 - Meenakshi preaching Manickavasagar who is the saint of Saivam Religion.
2.10.2008 - Meenakshi teaching the spiritual knowledge to all four Vedas viz. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana Vedas.
3.10.2008 - An incarnation of Thadathagai Pirattiyar (Meenakshi).
4.10.2008 - Meenakshi Amman Thirukkalyanam.
5.10.2008 - Meenakshi Offering food to Gundodharan (Leader of Boothaganams who are living in Kailash Lord Shiva's Place).
6.10.2008 - Meenakshi giving Shakti Vel to Lord Muruga.
7.10.2008 - Meenakshi as Mahisasuramarthini
8.10.2008 - Meenakshi performing Shiva Pooja
9.10.2008 - Vijayadasami, Worshipped with 108 Veenas (a traditional musical instrument of indians) in order to gain the educational benefits for children.

Apart from this everyday from 30.9.2008 to 8.10.2008 there are various cultural and spiritual programs are conducted and organised by the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Devasthanam located at the Kalyana Mandapam. Everyone is requested to visit the Navratri festival and gain the ample grace of Goddess Meenakshi.

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