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

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)

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas · Vaishnavism

Sri Sthuthi

In the previous post of our sloka series, we discussed Kanagadhara Stotram and its significance. Sri Sthuthi is recited for the same purpose by Vaishnavites, as Kanagadhara Stotram is for Smartas. Sri Sthuthi, composed by Sri Vedantha Desikar, is a stotra, having 25 hymns on Sri Lakshmi, praising her power.  The name “Sri” refers to the goddess… Continue reading Sri Sthuthi

Sanathana Dharma · Vaishnavism

Sri Vaishnavism – An Introduction

In the attempt of explaining the significance of various customs or rituals followed in Sanathana Dharma, the Gyanopadesam team felt the need to express some of the most popular and significant schools of thought of Sanathana Dharma in a simple way. We would like to start this attempt by discussing Sri Vaishnavism. In this post,… Continue reading Sri Vaishnavism – An Introduction