The Date of Periyalvar

Date of Periyalvar from Inscription

The Tamil month Margazhi (from mid December to mid January) is supposed to be sacred from all aspects. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months.  On all the thirty days of this month, Tirupavai Pasurams will…

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Samachakeva

Sama-chakeva – young girls festival!

In North India, there are two very famous festivals, namely, Raksha-Bandhan and Bhratri-Dwitiya (Bhaidooj), reflecting the sacred brother-sister relationship. There is yet another similar very little known festival, named Sama-Chakeva, exclusive to Mithilanchal in North Bihar. While the Raksha-Bandhanhas been…

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THE WORSHIP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND CATTELE

THE WORSHIP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND CATTELE

The lifting of mount Govardhana to protect the inhabitants of Vraja was the act venerated mostly by the artisans particularly in the sculptural forms. A BENEVOLENT GOD –GOVARDHANADHARI There is a tale to tell about this concept Brindavana was gearing…

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