Customs · Festivals · Food Practices

Special delicacies for TamBrahm occasions : Chapter 4 – Sri Rama Navami

In continuation of the series on Tambrahm special cuisines for occasions, we are going to see about the food cuisines for Sri Rama Navami. What is Rama Navami? Hindu festival during the spring season, that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama who is an important deity to the Hindus, particularly of the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.… Continue reading Special delicacies for TamBrahm occasions : Chapter 4 – Sri Rama Navami

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Customs · Food Practices · Sanathana Dharma · Vaishnavism

Special delicacies for TamBrahm occasions : Chapter 1 – Ekadasi & Dwadasi

Detoxifying or Cleansing the digestive system is a necessary process. In this process, it is advised to have liquid food as to give rest to the organs of our body. Ekadasi Viratham acts as a cleanser. Ekadasi Viratham is practised by the followers of Lord Vishnu as a step to attain a place in Vaikuntam.… Continue reading Special delicacies for TamBrahm occasions : Chapter 1 – Ekadasi & Dwadasi

Customs · Practices

Significance of the Customs followed

Brahmin traditions are attributed a lot of significance, symbolism and mysticism in order to make them worthy of being preserved. Every one of us has questioned the reason behind these traditions at some point in our life and the following weeks, Gynanopadesam will work towards solving some of the doubts we’ve all been having. This… Continue reading Significance of the Customs followed

Customs · Festivals

Varalakshmi Vratham | Varalakshmi Nonbu – Origin and Significance

Followed by Karadayan nonbu, Gyanopadesam attempts at explaining the significance of Varalakshmi nonbu/vrata, performed by married women especially in southern part of the country: Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. Origin: Varalakshmi Vratam is performed by married women to the Goddess Varalakshmi (one who offers boon). The vratham is usually performed on the last… Continue reading Varalakshmi Vratham | Varalakshmi Nonbu – Origin and Significance

Customs · Sanathana Dharma

Significance of Vibhuthi | The Sacred Ash

Bearing a mark on the forehead forms an integral practice of Sanathana Dharma. The mark will be Vibhuthi among the shaivaites and Thiruman among the vaishanivites. We had seen in detail about Thiruman in one of our previous post. In this post we will see in detail about the Vibhuthi or Thiruneer. The purpose of… Continue reading Significance of Vibhuthi | The Sacred Ash

Customs

Avani Avittam | Origin and Significance

Avani Avittam or Upakarma is primarily practised today among the Brahmin community. This custom was once practised by Kshatriyas and Vaishyas too. Upakarma is a vedic ritual when the person changes his holy thread (Yagnopaveetham). The Following day Gayatri Mantra is recited 1008 times and the day it attributed for Gayatri Japam. Origin: Upakarma is… Continue reading Avani Avittam | Origin and Significance