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Fire-walk festival at Thiruvannamalai Temple

Fire or Agni is the fourth element of the Panchabhutas. The essential character of Fire is to generate heat and according to Hindu Mythology, Agni is one of the Eight Guardians that guard our Universe and are known as Ashta Dikpalakas. As per Indian mythology, there are mentions of various types of fires. The four […]

Aadi Pooram Festival (An auspicious occasion)

[1of2_last]The Tamil Calendar month of Aadi is considered sacred in the Hindu Tradition. And when certain special stars or condition fall during this month, they are also celebrated with religious vigour – for example, Aadi New Moon Day (Amavasai) is considered to be sacred for paying obeisance to the departed ancestors. Similarly, when one of […]

The 5th day of Aani Brahmotsavam at Thiruvannamalai

The Aani (Tamil calendar month) Brahmotsavam at the famous Lord Arunachaleswarar Temple in Thiruvannamalai is in progress conducted in a grand manner with thousands of devotees participating. On the 5th day of this important and famous festival, the deity of the Lord Arunachaleswara will be carried during the night and taken on a procession on […]