Keelamathur Village Heritage walk

in temples by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

Not many who pass through Keezhamathur village, situated 10 km from Madurai city, take note of a roadside temple in the village. But the Manikandeswarar Uma Maheswari temple in the village is 1,200 years old

 

Publish Date : 01-02-2014

Alaganaullur Jallikattu

in must-do-in-madurai by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

Jallikattu, which is bull-baiting or bull fighting, is an ancient Tamilian tradition called Eruthazhuvuthal, popular amongst warriors during the Tamil classical period.

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Mahashivaratri

in festivals by Admin

Mahashivaratri Festival or the 'The Night of Shiva' is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity.

 

Website : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maha_Shivaratri

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Navratri

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'Nav' means 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'night'. Thus, 'Navratri' means 'nine nights'. There are many legends attached to the conception of Navratri like all Indian festivals.

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Puttu Thiruvizha

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Puttu Thiruvizha (Festival) is the one among the 64 Thiruvilayadals of Lord Sundareswarar. It is celebrated at Puttu Thoppu in Madurai city every year in the Tamil month of "Avani".

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Alagar Entering Vaigai River

in festivals by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

After the holy marriage of Madurai Meenakshi Amman her brother tries to come to the marriage. Lord Alagar comes from Alagarkoil to Madurai slowly and by making couple of stops on the way

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Meenashi Thirukalyanam

in festivals by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

Chithirai Festival is basically the elaborate celebration of the wedding of Goddess Meenakshi Amman to Lord Sundareshwar. There are processions all around town especially around the streets that surround the temple

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Chithirai Festival

in festivals by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

The Chithirai Festival is a great opportunity to experience local life in Madurai, and see a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.The festival is celebrated with a great deal of excitement and hype -- with the enthusiasm of a real wedding.

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Aavani Moolam Festival

in festivals by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

On each day, the thiruvillayadal (Sporting of Lord) of Lord Sundareshwarar will be enacted. Panchamoorthis Lord Ganesh, Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar, Goddess Meenakshi, Lord Subramanya, and Sri Chandikeshwarar will come in procession in the mada veet

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

Vaikasi Visakam

in festivals by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy

Vaikasi Visakam (Vaigasi Visagam) is the festival celebrated in all six abodes of Lord Muruga / Subramanya Temples and the temples all around the world. It is celebrated in the Tamil month of vaikasi on the Tamil star of visakam day.

 

Publish Date : 30-01-2014

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