At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you all Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Thiruvathirai Festival, also known as Arudra Darisanam, is observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December – January) on Thiruvathirai Nakshatram Day. It is a celebration of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, which represents the continuous cycle of creation and destruction. Thiruvathirai Kali and Kootu (also known as Thalagam) […]
Tamil New Year also known as “Varusha Pirapu” is on 14th April 2016. This year’s name is “Thunmuki”. It is a time for celebrating new and prosperous beginnings. The common foods prepared for this day are made of Mango (Sour), Jaggery (Sweet) and Neem flower (Bitter) to signify the different aspects of […]
The nine day festival of Navaratri, season of rejoicing and celebration, is a combination of many concepts, but the most common theme is the victory of good over evil.
Karthigai Deepam is one of the oldest festivals celebrated by the Tamil people in the Tamil month of Karthigai. It has been referred to in many ancient works of Tamil literature that dates back to 2,000 or 2,500 BC. It is celebrated in a grand manner at Tiruvannamalai where a […]
Deepavali is on 29th October 2016. Deepavali or Diwali is festival of lights and the occasion of sweets, fire crackers and new dresses. Let us celebrate and enjoy the lights and sounds of this wonderful happy occasion. The mythology of Deepavali differs from North to South India. In Tamil Nadu, it is […]
Vinayaka Chathurthi is on 5th September 2016 Vinayaka, Ganesha, Ganapathy, Pillaiyar – whatever name we call Him, whichever form we make Him – He is always there to remove all obstacles and bless us with wisdom and prosperity. Let us celebrate Vinayaka Chathurthi, with all his (and our) favourite dishes […]