Irumudi Kattu means two packages. The front pouch is meant for Lord Iyappan, this pouch contains the Ghee coconut (Nei thengai) and all the pooja items needed when we reach Sabari mala. The back pouch carries all the items we will need on the way for ourself. The front pouch cannot be opened until we reach Sabarimala, the back pouch can be opened on the way. The most important item
Auspicious Moment or a Suba muhurtha is to be calculated for a particular geographic position within the frame of an auspicious day using the sunrise time for that particular position as the starting point. Duration of an auspicious moment is usually 3 - 4 minutes. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are good days to start construction of Vastu house. Sunday or Tuesday is not good days to start construction of house.
Diwali marks the last day of financial year for Hindu business community in India. Many businessmen perform Chopda Pujan or pay ritual prayers to Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi and seek her blessings to shower wealth and prosperity on them in the New Year. New account books are sanctified in this puja, and a new financial year along with new business ventures is undertaken by all.
Hindus believe that if proper care is not taken of a temple's images, the deity will abandon the temple. Hence priests reside at the temple and take care of the gods' needs. Priests perform pooja at sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight. For a layperson, however, visiting a temple every day or even regularly is not mandatory, and many devout Hindus worship at home.
In South India, Deepawali festival commences with sacred oil bath, early in the morning, known as Ganga Snaanam. On this day it is believed that goddess Lakshmi resides in the oil, Ganga mata in the water and divine medicine in Sheekkakai powder. The Lord had promised that the divine River Ganges will flow through all the water ways on that day.
Islamic law states that children who have not yet reached puberty aren't required to observe fasting. Some families have their children participate in the fast anyway or they find other ways to teach their kids about devotion, generosity, goodwill, and self-control.
Saturn is the planet of Karma and He rules over Saturdays. Saturn is feared by people because He challenges our mental and physical strength. When impressions of our past experiences press down upon us and distract us from our purposes, we realize the effects of our Karma. Though Saturn or Shani makes us lethargic during its dasha time, He delivers only when you overcome obstacles through hardship
Masi Magam is a Tamil festival that occurs during the Tamil month of Masi (February – March) on the day when the Purnima (full moon day) aligns with the Magha star. While Masi Magam is celebrated year on year, the festival of Maha Magam comes once in twelve years when the Jupiter transits to the zodiac sign Leo on the Masi Magam day. The essence of all the rituals, holy dip and worship on this day
Accordingly Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccanregion of India. The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): "the beginning of a new age". It falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar calendar. The Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day
Thai Pongal generally includes customs & celebrations that are the expression of jubilation over life's renewal. On Thai Pongal, the family begins the day early. Every member of the family gets up early in the morning, bathes, puts on new clothes and gathers in the front of the garden (muttram) to cook the traditional Pongal (rice pudding). The front garden is pre-prepared for this ceremonious cooking.
Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles. Shani literally means the “slow-moving-one”. According to myths, Shani oversees the "dungeons of the human heart and the dangers that lurks there."
Krishna was the key political figure in overthrowing Kansa the king of Surasena Kingdom. The kingdom of Surasena was the native kingdom of Yadava clans constituted by the Andhakas, Vrishnis and Bhojas. By overthrowing Kansa, Krishna re-established the old king Ugrasena on the throne and stabilized the kingdom from collapse due to factional fighting within the kingdom.