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
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.
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