Friday, March 27, 2009

Meenakshi Temple Astabandhana Maha Kumbabishekam & Samprokshanam

The world's famous and ancient Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple's "Astabandhana Maha Kumbabishekam" and "Maha Samprokshanam" is going to be held on Wednesday, April 08, 2009. The Kumbabishekam ceremony starts with the Vigneswara Pooja performed on 26th March 2009. In order to remove the obstacles, Vigneswara Pooja is performed. A special Yagasala is arranged at the North Aadi street of Temple. Various Pujas and Homas are performed for the upcoming Kumbabishekam. Special attention is made for the renovation of Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple Towers and inner parts of the temple. Around 12 crores spent for the renovation of Meenakshi Amman Temple. The whole temple towers are glittering with colorful paintings which impressed many.

Program schedule for Astabandhana Maha Kumbabishekam
March 26 2009 - Vigneswara Pooja
March 27 2009 - Ganapathy Homa
March 28 2009 - Navagraha Homa
March 29 2009 - Dhana Pooja
March 30 2009 - Shanthi Homa
March 31 2009 - Murthi Homa
April 02 2009 - Yagasala Pooja Starts
April 06 2009 - Kumbabishekam to be performed for Parivara Murthies
April 08 2009 - At 9.15 a.m. Astabandhana Maha Samprokshanam and Kumbabishekam to be performed for all the major towers of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. At 9.30 a.m. Kumbabishekam to be performed for Meenakshi Amman Tower and at 9.45 a.m. Kumbabishekam to be performed for Sri Sundareswarar Swamy Tower.
On behalf of Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, the whole Madurai is proudly welcoming all devotees for this special ceremony.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Holi - Festival of Colors

Holi - The most colorful event in our life

Wish You All Very Happy and Colorful Holi

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Masi Magam Festival

Masi Magam - This is the very most special and important occasion comes in the Tamil month of Masi in the star "Magam". Sometimes this day comes on the full moon day of Masi month. Twelve years once, Masi Mahamagam Festival is celebrated in the Kumbakonam. On this occasion, lots of thousands of devotees visit the Kumbakonam and participate in the Mahamagam festival and take a holy bath at Mahamagam Theertham.

Another important feature is that Lord Shiva burnt "Manmadhan (Kama)" on this day. Kama, God of Love who is represented as a winged youth bearing bow and arrows. Kama uses the cane of sugarcane as the shaft of his bow and a line of buzzing bees as his bowstring. Manmadhan disturbed the meditation of Lord Shiva, so He got angry and burnt him. In Madurai, this festival is celebrated in the name of "Kaama Thaganam". On this occasion, Lord Shiva burnt him at the four corners of Masi streets of Madurai.

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