Thirupamburam Temple (Raghu-Kethu )

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About Temple:
Thirupamburam is a village situated 3 kms away from Karkaththi, a place westward of Kollumangudi on the kumbakonam – Kaaraikaal road. This is the 59th of the hymn ordained temples south of the kaaveri river. Stant Thirgnanaasambandar has sung pathigam on his temple. Saints Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar have each sung one song on his temple.
Devotees can reach this temple by buses plying from Kumbakonam to Kaaraikaal via Kollumangudi to reach Karkaththi. Or by mini bus from Kollumangudi /Peralam. Kollumangudi/Peralam is at the intersection of Mayiladuthurai – Thiruvarur road and Kumbakonam – Kaaraikaal road. Hence this temple can easily be accessed from Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur,Kumbakonam or Kaaraikaal. It must be mentioned here that this temple is situated between the famous Navagraha temples of Thirunallar and Thirunageswaram.
Hundreds of devotees throng this temple as a purification Kendra for many graha conflicts. It is a fact that devotees are relived of their difficulties and they enthuse and accompany many others.
Chola kings succeeding vijayalaya chola (Tirugnanasambandar era). Renovated many brick-built temples into stone ones.and Thirupamburam is one among them. Of the 15 inscriptions found in this temple most are found in the outer ring –six on the north, one in east,four in west and two in the south. Of these the oldest is from the period of kulothunga chola the third (11 78-1218 AD).Hence one can safely conclude this stone edifice is close to a millennium old.
Route:
Mayavaram–Thiruvarur route. (Get down at Peralam). It is near to Thirumeeyachur. A minibus is going directly to pamburam by 10.30 a.m.
Legends:
Once Lord Vinayaga worshipped his father shiva in Kailash. the snake in his neck due to its superiority complex thought that ganapathi is worshipping the snake and not shiva. Shiva on knowing this curse the snake. It came to the earth and did penance and in a single night (4 jamas) it worshipped shiva in four places. Thirupamburam is the place where nagaraja worshipped in 3rd jamam. Due to unavailability of flowers that time, he tied agathi poo (sesbania grandiflora) flowers in alavizhudhu (banyan tree stems) and finished pooja. So, in this village, Agathi won’t flower and alamvizhudhu won’t touch the earth. (It is very usual that alamvizhudu will touch earth and the stem itself will turn to roots).
Even still, noon in this village has been reported to death due to snake-bite.
When jasmine smell comes inside the temple, it indicates the presence of snake there. In particular tuesdays, fridays, and sundays.


Pariakara Poojas

1.Kalasarpa Dosham in their Horoscope.
2.Rahu Dosham for 18 years.
3.Kethu Dosham for 7 years.
4.Rahu Bukthi or Kethu Bukthi.
5.Kalathira Dosham
6.Puthra Dosha
7.Had their marriage proposals delayed or blocked.
8.Frequent dreams with snakes appearing in them.
9.Knowingly or Unknowingly beaten a snake.
10.Loan (borrowings) difficulties.
11.Rahu or Kethu in 2nd place from Lagna and Rahu or Kethu in 8th place from Lagna
COBRA GARLAND FOR THE LORD & THE GODDESS
On the morning of 21.03.2002, when the priest went to the sannadhi of Ambal, he found a garland of the skin of a 7 1/2 foot snake on the deity. That skin has been put in a frame and kept in the Lord’s sannadhi. Again, on 26.05.2002, a cobra of about 8 feet length was found on the Lord. When the priest went in, the snake went out. Again, it had left behind its skin as a garland on the Lord. This assumes special significance as this happened on a full moon day, on a Satrurday. This event was witnessed by a huge number of devotees too.
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL DAYS
Apart from the usual festivals found in all the days in all Shiva temples, Mahashivarathri and Massi Maham are celebrated with special importance. In the third segment of Mahashivarathri, the Lord goes round on Adhiseshan. Being the temple for Rahu-Kethu, the transit of these two is also celebrated in a grand manner.
ABOUT THIRUPAMBARAM
SPECIALITY OF THE STHALAM
Name of the sthalam : Thirupamburam, Pambura Nannagar, Pamburam,Seshapuri,Urasupram,UyyakondarVallanaattu Thirupamburam.
Lord : Seshapureeswarar, Pambeesar, Pamburanathar, Pambureeswarar,Pmaburesar.
Ambal : Bramaramigai, Vandaarkuzhali, Vanduserkuzhali,Vandaar Poonkuzhalvalli,Maamalayatti.
Virksham : Vanni Tree.
Theertham : Aadhi sesha Theertham.
Special Mention : Ekha sareera sannadhi of Rahu – Kethu.
Speciality : This temple is the single equivalent of Srikalahasthi, Kumbakonam, Thirunageswaram, Nagore and Kizhapperumballam combined.
THE LAYOUT OF THE TEMPLE AND THE SPECIALITIES OF THE SANNADHIS
The rajagopuram, with 3 tiers, is east facing with the Adhisesha Theertham right in front. On entry, we find east facing lord vinayaka at the bottom of the flagpole along with the sacrifice stone and lord nandhi. In south prahaaram , lord thirumalai easwaran blesses us. From an elevated temple. In the recent past, the gopuram of thiruveezhi sanctum sanctorum could be seen from the south west (kanni moolai) corner of the temple but now the overgrown trees prevent that darshan. We find lord murga next, with his consorts valli, Devasena. The temple tree vanni, estimated to be about 250 years old has under it the exclusive sanctum of Adhi Pamburesar, giving him the name of Vanneswarar too.
The Goddess, Vanduserkuzhali has Her east-facing sannadhi in the north prahaaram, to the left of the Lord’s. On the side walls of the sanctum in the south prahaaram, the worship of lord Sattanathar is a very special one. We can worship Lord Dhakshinamoorthy also under this sannadhi.
There is a seprate mandapam in the east prahaaran which has the following deities: Bhairavar, Thirumal, nSuryan, Brahman, Panchalingam, Adhiseshan, Rahu – Kethu, saneeswaran and the four main Shaivaite saints – Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar and Manickavachagar.
LORD’S SANCTUM SANCTORUM – CENTRE OF ATTRACTION
The Lord’s sannadhi is in three parts – Mahamandapam, Arthamandapam and the sanctum sanctorum Lord Somaskandar find a separate place in the south of the mahamandapam where we can worship Lord Natraja too. An enthralling dharshan of the panchamoorthy is followed by the darshan of a magnificient ‘utsava moorthi’ idol of Lord Murga with his consorts Valli – Devasena. Adorned with his Varja and holy Spear while trampling on the peacock with his left foot.
SANNADHI’S MAIN FEATURES
Lord Pambureswarar in the lingam form blesses in the sanctum sanctorum. The ‘utsavar’ form of Adhisesha is in the worshipping posture in the sanctum sanctorum. There is a moat encompassing the sannadhi, with three sides of the moat coverd by the mandapam..
AMMAN SANNADHI
The Lord, with his consort at his left” As the sung in the thevaram for this temple, the goddess Vanduserkuzhali has her sannadhi to the left of the Lord ‘s sannadhi on the north prahaaram. The ambal has the lotus in one palm and the rudraksha garland in the other, with the Varadha hasta and Abaya hastha mudras blessing devotees.



RAHU – KETHU SANNADHI
“The ancient scripture states that Rahu and Kethu worshipped the Lord and received his blessings in one body! Hence devotees who worship the Lord Ambal and Rahu – Kethu in this temple are rid of all their sins. They attain whatever they wish for! The sannadhi for Rahu – Kethu is situated in the north – east corner in a separate sannadhi. It is extremely beneficial to perform archanas and abhishekam in the rahul kaalam (the ‘rahu time’ of the day) as these remove all evils and confer blessings.
The legend of Adhiseshan performing pooja
1. “In a completion between Adhisesha and Lord Vaayu to prove who between them was more powerful.Vaayu tried to unearth all the mountains with his force. While Adhisseshan with his strength , prevented this from happening. In his rage, Vaayu stopped the breathing air (oxygen) to all beings. On t beings requested by all devas including Lorg Indra, Adhiseshan retreated from this test of strength. But Vaayu continued to un earth the mountains and this angered Lord Shiva, who cursed Vaayu and Adhiseshan to life of ghosts. Upon the repentance of both, Lo9rd Shiva directed Vaayu to do the penance at the north of the river Vaigai & to the east of Mdurai, while directing Adhisesha to worship Him for 12 years in the Pamburam hence Adhiseshan created theertham here observed his penance and got relieved of the curse.
2. Once Lord Vinayaka was praying to Lord Shiva At that time , the serpent around Lord Shiva’s neck took pride that Vinayaka was worshipping him too. Enranged at this. Lord shiva cursed that all serpents will lose their power.On the repentance by the eight great snakesrahu and kethu, the lord directed them to worship on shivarathiri and get released from the curse.As directed by him.Rahu,Kethu and the eight great snakes worshipped Thirupamburanathar at midnight on Mahasivarathiri and were released from his curse.
3. Legend has it that when Adhiseshan.who supports the world on himself felt over burdened and ill.Lord Shiva directed him to worship him on mahashivarathri night in the following order: First ,at Nageswarar at Kumbokaonam next Naganathar at Thirunageswaram and finally at Thirubampuram. Adhiseshan didso and got back his strength.Because of this ,all snakes in this place are considered the devoteed of Lord Shiva and legend has it that they do not bite anyone here.
4. Brahma created Tilothama ,as the most beautiful of all women .Since he was her creator, she considered him her father and went round him in worship.but Brahma to savour her beauty ,created for himself four heads to look at her as she went round him. Getting afraid of this, Tilotham fled skyward,but, Brahma started at her with a face on top too.Upon her prayers to Lord Shiva, the Lord removed the top head of brahma and also cursed him to lose his powers of creation.Acting on the advice of rishis,Brahma reached Thirupamburam with his consort,created a theertham there, worshipped the lord for one year and got released from the curse.
5. Indra, the king of Devas ,was crused with a thousand eyes all over his body for his illicit cou[ling with Ahalya ,wife of sagge Gauthama.Heeding tha advice of the Devas ,he came to Pamburam and worshipped there for 12years .The Lord appeared before him in the first segment on Mahashivarathiri and gave him from release from the curse.
6. Similarly,Goddess Uma playfully closed the eyes of the Lord while in kaliaya.Since this Darkened the world and every being was stopped from pursuing its vocation, the Lord got angry and cursed the Goddess to leave him. Repenting for her mistake, the Goddess was directed by him to worship him at Pamburam for 12 years. After she thus completed her penance, She was relieved from her curse in the fourth segment of Mahashivarathri.
7. Once, in Kailaya, the Sage Agasthya countered the argument of Devas and other RIshis who claimed that Sanskrit was unequalled, by saying that Tamizh was a great as Sanskrit. Lords Shiva and Vishnu agreed on this, albeit silently. But, the Devas and rishis, cures Agasthya to become dumb for disrupting their say. On his prayer to Lord Shiva, he was directed to visit Thirupurambam and worship there for one year for restoration of his speech. Agasthya did so and Lord Shiva appeared before him in the first segment of Mahashivarathri and cured him. He was also diected to leave foe Podhigai hill and help Tamizh grow.
8. During the yagna by Dakshan, Lord Shiva was ignored for distribution of alms, while all other Devas were given theirs. Getting angry at this, the Lord in the form of Veerabhadra, cut off Agni’s hand and kicked him down. Realizing his mistake, Agni prayed to the Lord and he directed Agni to pray to him at Thirupurambam. Agni worshipped at Thirupurambam for three years and got relieved from the curse.
9. Dakshan, the father of the 27 stars, gave them all Chandran (the Moon God). He gave this daughter. Uma, in wedlock to Lord Shiva. After all this, he conducted at Maha Yagna to which he did not invite Lord Shiva, nor did he give the alms due to Lord Shiva. Angered by this, Lord Shiva created Veerabhadra, who destroyed the Yagna Mandapam and decapitated Dakshan. To pacify the Lord, Brahma and other Devas including Indra, placed the head of a goat on Daksha’s body and revived him. Devoid of this arrogance, Dakshan prayed to the Lord to rid him of his sins. The Lord told him to worship at Pamburam for twelve years for ridding him of his sins. Dakshan did so and got released from his sins in the fourth segment of Mahashivarathri.
10. The holy river Ganges, being the repository of the sins of all those who bathe in her, could not bear the burden of them any more and sought relief from them. Lord Shiva recommended this temple quoting the relief be gotten by Adiseshan, Brahma, Indran and Dakshan. Hence, Gangadevi dwelt 30 days in Kaveri in Mayiladuthurai in the month of Aipasi and reached Thirupurambam in the succeeding month of Karthigai. She worshipped her for sixteen years and in the second segment of Mahashivarathin the month of Maasi, got rid of all her sins.
THE LEGEND OF THE TEMPLE (Adhiseshan performing pooja)
Apart from the 18th century scripted legend of this, there are many notes and anecdotes about this temple in other books as well. Hearsay anecdotes abound and it is quite possible there is more than one legend for this temple.
“Twelve ancients reached the heavens by worshipping at Pamburam”
Adhiseshan Brahma, Parvathi, Sge Agasthya, Agini, Ganges, the sun and the moon, Dhakshan,Sunithan-a north Indian King and the chola king – Kochengatchozhan are the twelve referred above.
11. Suryan, the Sun god, went about asking the rishis of Naimisaranya the source of his light. They told him that only sage Vyasa could answer him, and upon his doing so, sage Vyasa told him to go to Thirupurambam temple and worship the Lord there. Surya went to Kashi, took a holy dip in the Ganges, then travelled to Mayiladuthurai to worship Mayuranathar and then reached Thirupamburam. He worshipped the Lingam worshipped by Adiseshan, with a thousand flowers everyday for twelve years. The Lord appeared before him in high high moon on a day in Chithrai month and granted him the boon to be forever bright. (Some of the songs about Suryan worshipping the Lord have been lost to us forever. This legend is given on the basis of the retrieved details).
12. Vanathara, the wife of Brahaspathi, in his absence, begot Budhan in an illicit relationship with Chandran. Learning of this, Brahaspathi cursed Chandran to fall ill with tuberculosis. Indran, the other Devas and Chandran requested the rishis to suggest ways of absolving this curse. The rishis advised Chandran to worship Pamburanathar and Chandran did so with a thousand flowers daily for twelve years. He was absolved of his disease at noon on Thai Poornima Day.
13. A north Indiian King, Sunithan, who has very generous, pious and just, suddenly was afflicted with a disease called Muyalagan which is accompanied by fits. On the advice of sage Vashistra, he reached Mayiladuthurai, bathed in the river Kaveri there, and then reached Pamburam. On finishing his bath in theertham and getting on to the banks, his disease vanished. He stayed on in this place for one year and built the Nrutha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. He also performed the restoration of the temple of the Goddess. According to the temple history, he also contributed the four towers, the surrounding walls, the three praharas, the steps to the Brahma Theertham, while also giving gifts to the local Brahmans and gifting dancing girls to the temple.
14. Kopperunchozhan, a Chola King, due to previous karma, was afflicted with leucoderma, and felt very disheartened. He worshipped sage Vashishta, who advised him to take a holy dip in the theertham and then pray to Pamburanathar. He did so and was cured of his disease. Immensely pleased by this, the king stayed here for three years and contributed tall towers, mandapas, steps to tanks, flower and other gardens and laying of streets and other facilities. He had Lord Sadashiva installed in the temple, created the Sivaganga Theertham and with great pleasure, had the name Silandhisozhapuram given to the place.
HEARSAY DETAILS
Snakes are supposed to come and worship in the sanctum sanctorum, especially on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and this can really be seen by those with good karma. Some unusual and wondrous tidbits: A sudden whiff of fragrant jasmine or fragrant screw pine (thazhampoo) can be felt when ther is movement of snakes within the temple: Snakes in this place, considered devotees of Lord Shiva, do not bite any one. The plant Agathi doesn’t bear flowers nor do the aerial roots of the banyan tree touch the ground in this place

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Gokulashtami or Janmashtami Date :

Devotees, who observe fast on Janmashtami, should have only single meal a day before Janmashtami. On fasting day, devotees take Sankalpa to observe a day long fast and to break it on the next day when both Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are over. Some devotees break the fast when either Rohini Nakshatra or Ashtami Tithi is over. Sankalpa is taken after finishing morning rituals and the day long fasting begins with Sankalpa.

Sri Krishna Jayanti, birthday of Lord Krishsna, in 2016 date based on calendars followed in India. Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. In 2016, the date of Sri Krishna Jayanti in West and Southern parts of India is on August 24. In North India it is on August 25. It is observed as Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the formation of the huge human pyramids to break the pot hung high up. The festival is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami.

Sri Krishna Jayanti 2016 in Different Parts of India
Sri Krishna Jayanti - on August 24 day and midnight in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and eastern parts of India.
Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav - August 25 midnight from 11:30 PM onwards in North India and Gujarat Dwarakadish Temple.
Janmashtami Vrat is on August 24 in North India
Ashtami Rohini - August 24 in Kerala
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala in Maharashtra - August 25
Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple - August 24
Kalo in Goa - August 25
In Tamil Nadu Sri Krishna Jayanti is on August 24, 2016
Shri Krishna is today one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Hindu Gods. He is worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is also worshipped as a supreme god in his own right by numerous sects around the world.

In North India, Shri Krishna Janmashtami is observed eight days after the full moon day in Hindi month Bhadrapada (August – September). In South India, the festival is observed on the eighth day after full moon in the month of Shravan (August – September).

The Sri Krishna Jayanti festival is not celebrated on the same day in all parts of India and this is due to the various regional calendars and the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.

Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples spread around the world and millions of people visit the shrines. Special poojas and rituals are held at midnight the time of Krishna’s birth.

Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day. It is a 24-hour fast.
Fasting Rules on Krishna Janmashtami

No grains should be consumed during Janmashtami fasting until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise. All rules followed during Ekadashi fasting should be followed during Janmashtami fasting also.

Parana which means breaking the fast should be done at an appropriate time. For Krishna Janmashtami fasting, Parana is done on next day after Sunrise when Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra are over. If Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra don't get over before Sunset then fast can be broken during day time when either Ashtami Tithi or Rohini Nakshatra is over. When neither Ashtami Tithi nor Rohini Nakshatra is over before Sunset or even Hindu Midnight (also known as Nishita Time) one should wait to get them over before breaking the fast.

Depending on end timing of Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra fasting on Krishna Janmashtami might continue for two complete days. Devotees who are not able to follow two days fasting might break the fast on next day after Sunrise. It has been suggested by Hindu religious text Dharmasindhu.

Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi.

Here is how to perform a simple puja dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Select a calm and quite place.
Clean the place and then take a bath.
Place a photograph or idol or picture of Lord Krishna also of Lord Ganesha.
Keep a lamp ready. Place some flowers and fruits or sweets ready in a plate.
Pray to Ganesha.
Meditate for a few minutes to clear the mind of unwanted thoughts.
Now light the lamp.
Meditate or pray to Lord Krishna.
Offer flowers – Tulsi leaves is the best offering made to Krishna. You can light incense or agarbathis. If needed you can ring the bell, while offering flowers.
Chant the shloka – Om Namo Vasudevaya Namah.
Now offer fruits or any sweet or usual food prepared for the deity. You can sprinkle some water after making the offering.
You can meditate for a few minutes or read some shlokas or prayers dedicated to Krishna.
After the Krishna Puja remove the fruits and share it as ‘prasad’ with others.
After the puja, find some time to read the Bhagavad Gita and contemplate. You will find ideas and thoughts rushing in, which will help you in finding new meaning and direction in your life. Other spiritual books that can be read include Uddhava Gita and Srimad Bhagavad Purana.
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Avani Avittam is an important ritual associated with the Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The day is of great significance to Yajur Vedi Brahmins. Avani Avittam 2016 date is August 18 and the date of Gayathri Japam is August 19. On the next day, Gayatri Japa Sankalmpam is observed. In other parts of South India, the observance is known as Upakarma.

Yajur Vedi Upakarma Avani Avittam is on August 18 and Rig Vedi Upakarma is on August 17, 2016.

Sama Vedi Upakarma Avani Avittam is on September 4, 2016 for certain communities.

On the Avani Avittam, day the sacred thread worn by the Brahmins is changed and it is usually a community observance and takes place on the banks of a pond. Avani is the name of the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. Chingam is the equivalent Malayalam month.

Legend has it that Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, brought back the Vedas stolen by Asuras on this day.

Gayatri Japam Sankalmpam is noted for the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra for 1008 or 108 times. The sequence and the mode of performing the rituals depend on mutt (Math) affiliation.

Sama Vedi Brahmins perform the ritual the day after Shravan Amavasi.



1.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra
( Manthra for wearing Poonal)
a.Aachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam………. Santhaye
b.Om Bhoo…………..Bhoorbhavaswarom
c.Mamo patha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham
Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

d.Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya
Parabrhma rishi(Touch forehead)
Trushtup chanda (touch below nose)
Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga

Wear Poonal one by one by reciting(poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)

Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja pathe,
Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam
Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja.

f.After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam

g.Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting

Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami na hi brahma-varcho deerghayurastu me

h.Do aachamanam.

Summary meaning: I wear the white yagnopavitha that is purifying , which was born along with brahma, which is capable of increasing life .I am sure this would give glory and strength to me.I am destroying the dirty , soiled yasgnopavita
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Varalakshmi Pooja 2016 Date and Time

About Goddess Varalakshmi Vratham
Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratham is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. The date of Varalakshmi Vratham in 2016 is August 12. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of August and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening.

People wake up early in the morning on Friday and take a bath. Traditionally speaking the waking up time for the puja is the brahma muhurtham. Then the designated puja area and house is cleaned well and a beautiful ‘kolam’ or rangoli is drawn on the intended place of puja.

Next is the preparation of the ‘kalasham or kalash.’ A bronze or silver pot is selected and is cleaned thoroughly and a swastika symbol is drawn and is smeared with sandalwood paste. The kalasham pot is filled with raw rice or water, coins, a single whole lime, five different kinds of leaves, and beetle nut. The items used to fill the kalasham vary from region to region and includes turmeric, comb, mirror, small black bangles and black beads.

The kalasham up to the neck is sometimes covered with a cloth and mango leaves are placed on the mouth of the kalasham. Finally, a coconut smeared with turmeric is used to close the mouth of the kalasham. To this coconut, an image of Goddess Lakshmi is fixed or the image of Lakshmi is drawn using turmeric powder. Now the kalasham symbolically represents Goddess Lakshmi.

In some areas, women place a mirror behind the kalasham. Today, there are also specially made Varalakshmi pots available in the market.

The kalasham is usually placed on a bed of rice. First Lord Ganesha is worshipped. Then begins the Varalakshmi Puja. The puja consists of singing slokas dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi like the Lakshmi Sahasranamam. Arati is performed on the kalasham. Different types of sweets are offered. Some people offer pongal. In some areas women tie yellow thread on their hands.

The woman who is observing the Varalakshmi Puja abstains from eating certain kind of food and this varies from region to region. In some regions, women fast till the puja period.

Thamboolam – betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime – is offered to women in the locality and in the evening an arati is offered.

The next day, that is on Saturday, after taking a bath the kalasham is dismantled and the water in the kalasham is sprinkled in the house. If rice is used then it is mixed with rice in the house.

There are no hard and fast rules in performing the Varalakshmi Puja and you can be flexible on the puja items. Even a simple prayer will please Goddess Lakshmi.

You can read about mythology associated with the

What is the Auspicious Time to do Varalakshmi Puja?

Varalakshmi Nombu, or Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata, is performed on a Friday in August or July. The Rahu Kalam, or the inauspicious period, on Fridays is from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. So the Varalakshmi Puja can be observed in the morning before 1030 hrs or in the afternoon. Avoid performing the puja during the Rahu Kalam period.

Usually the apt time for the Pooja is afternoon or evening. Elders say the puja should be performed when the cows return home after grazing. The fasting that begins on Friday morning (sunrise) ends when the puja is completed.

In 2016, Varalakshmi Puja is on August 12 From 10:30 to 12:00 noon
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கும்பகோணம ஆலங்குடி #குருவபகவான் குருபெயர்ச்சிகாக சிறப்பு அலங்காரத்தில்!
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Famous Temples In Tamilnadu updated their profile picture.Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:48am
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Famous Temples In Tamilnadu added 5 new photos.Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:47am
மதுரை அழகர்கோயில் ஆடித்தேரோட்டம் !!!
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Famous Temples In Tamilnadu added 3 new photos.Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 5:58pm
உலகப் புகழ்பெற்ற திருவாரூர் தியாகராஜர் கோயில் ஆழித்தேரோட்டத்தில் ஆரூரா தியாகேசா முழக்கங்களுடன் பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கான பக்தர்கள் தேரை வடம் பிடித்து இழுத்தனர்.

திருவாரூர் தேரழகு என்பது பழமொழி. 96 அடி உயரமும், 31 அடி அகலமும், 350 டன் எடையும் கொண்ட ஆழித்தேர், அசைந்து அசைந்து வருவதை காண கண்கோடி வேண்டும் என்பார்கள். ஆண்டுதோறும் திருவாரூர் தியாகராஜர் கோயிலில் நடைபெறும் பங்குனி உத்திர திருவிழாவுக்குப் பின் ஆழித்தேரோட்டம் நடைபெறுவது வழக்கம்.

கடந்த 2010 ஆம் ஆண்டு தேரோட்டத்துக்குப் பிறகு, தேர் பிரிக்கப்பட்டு புதிய தேர் கட்டப்பட்டு கடந்த 2015 அக்டோபர் 26-ம் தேதி வெள்ளோட்டம் நடத்தப்பட்டது.
நேற்று (புதன்கிழமை) விநாயகர், சுப்பிரமணியர் தேரோட்டம் நடைபெற்றது. இதை தொடர்ந்து, 5 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு பிறகு இன்று (16-ம் தேதி) காலை 7 மணிக்கு திருவாரூர் சன்னதி தெரு எதிரே அமைந்துள்ள தேரடியிலிருந்து ஆழித்தேரோட்டம் தொடங்கியது.

தமிழகத்தின் பல்வேறு மாவட்டங்களிலிருந்து வந்திருந்த பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கான பக்தர்கள் ஆருரா, தியாகேசா என்று விண்ணதிரும்படி எழுப்பிய பக்தி முழக்கத்துடன் ஆழித்தேரை வடம் பிடித்தனர்.
ஆழித்தேர் தெற்குவீதி, மேற்குவீதி, வடக்கு வீதி, கீழவீதிகளில் அலங்கார தொம்பைத்துணி அசைந்தாட வந்த ஆழித்தேரை பக்தர்கள் மெய்சிலிர்க்கத் தரிசனம் செய்தனர். அதிர்வேட்டுகளும், ஆரூரா தியாகேசா முழக்கங்களும் ஒலிக்க நான்கு வீதிகளிலும் ஆழித்தேர் வலம் வந்தது
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Famous Temples In Tamilnadu added 4 new photos.Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 3:02pm
சாரங்கபாணி கோயில் தேர் திருவிழா!!!

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