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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Festivals · Vaishnavism

CHITHIRAI THIRUVIZHA – II (AZHAGAR VAIGAI EZHUNDHARULAL)

Chithirai Thiruvizha is a month long celebration in Madurai, in the month of Chithirai that celebrates Saivism, Vaishnavism, Skantham faiths. Chithirai Thiruvizha has two important legends: Meenakshi Thirukalyanam, and Kallazhagar Vaigai Ezhundharulal, which have been discussed as two different posts under the title of the event: Chithirai Thiruvizha. Following our first post on CHITHIRAI THIRUVIZHA,… Continue reading CHITHIRAI THIRUVIZHA – II (AZHAGAR VAIGAI EZHUNDHARULAL)

Festivals · Saivism · Vaishnavism

CHITHIRAI THIRUVIZHA – I (MEENAKSHI THIRUKALYANAM)

Chithirai Thiruvizha is a month long celebration in Madurai, in the month of Chithirai that celebrates Saivism, Vaishnavism, Skantham faiths. Chithirai Thiruvizha has two important legends: Meenakshi Thirukalyanam, and Kallazhagar Vaigai Ezhundharulal, which have been discussed as two different posts under the title of the event: Chithirai Thiruvizha. LEGEND OF SHRI MEENAKSHI THIRUKALYANAM The founder… Continue reading CHITHIRAI THIRUVIZHA – I (MEENAKSHI THIRUKALYANAM)

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

Festivals

Karadaiyaan Nombu | Origin and Significance

Karadaiyaan Nombu also known as ‘Savitri Nombu Vritham’ is an important festival for the married women in the state of Tamil Nadu. On this day, women offer prayers for the longevity and well-being of their husbands. Karadai is the name of a unique Nivedyam prepared on this day and Nombu means Vratham or Upavasam. The… Continue reading Karadaiyaan Nombu | Origin and Significance