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

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