Yajur Upakarma (Avani Avittam)-2016 – Text and MP3 Downloads

Yajur Upakarma - Avani Avittam which is performed in the month of Sravana, on the full moon day. This year, it  falls on 18th August, 2016 It is very important that all of us perform this ritual without fail and do prayshchita for removal of all the sins and secure the divine blessings. PDF and Audio Downloads The complete Upakarma vidhi is available in Tamil and Sanskrit as downloadable pdf files for the help of all devotees. The Audio recording for the same has also been provided for the benefit of devotees. The Mantras…Read more …

Makara Sankaranthi Suryanarayana Puja Vidhanam – 2016

Makara Sankranti – The day of holy transition dedicated to Surya Dev Makara means Capricorn and Sankranti means transition. Makara Sankranti festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare all across India. Makara Sankranti is primarily a harvest festival dedicated to Lord Sun. Makara Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Makara Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. Makara Sankranti commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India.…Read more …

Saraswati Puja Vidhanam – 2015

Saraswati Puja is an important part of the Navaratri festival, especially in South India. Saraswati Puja is observed at different times in different parts of India. The last three days of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Saraswati Puja is also observed in Gujarat during the same period but in a different manner. Saraswathi Puja is generally observed with Saraswati Avahanam on the Saptami. The last day of Navratri, which is also the Mahanavami day, is also observed as Ayudha Puja and Saraswati Puja. Books…Read more …

Vinayaka Chaturthi Vrata Puja Vidhanam – 2015

Ganesha or Ganapati is an extremely popular and powerful God. He is called Vighneshvara or Vighnaharta, the Lord of and destroyer of obstacles. People mostly worship Him asking for  siddhi, success in undertakings, and buddhi, intelligence. He is worshipped before any  venture is started. He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature,  and the fine arts. Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom. The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is observed in…Read more …

Gokulashtami Puja Vidhanam

Maha Vishnu took various avatars to protect the mortal world from the evildoers and sinners. One such incarnation was his birth as the child of King Vasudeva and Queen Devaki Devi. Gokul Ashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. It falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of 'Bhadrapada' (August-September) and is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. Janmashtami is about the joy, people all over the world feel for their beloved Lord Krishna. Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanthi) falls on…Read more …

Bodhayana Brahmayagnam

Dear Devotees At the request of several devotees who are followers of the Bodhayana Sutra, we have recorded the Bodhayana Brahma Yagnam for performing during Avani Avittam and otherwise daily. Devotees of Bodhayana Sutra may please make use of the same. The Mantras have been rendered by Sri V.Sriram Ghanapatigal NOTE: While the below Audio Files will be helpful for the devotees to perform Avani Avittam at the comfort of their home by following these, it is for those who are hard pressed for time and are in remote places where there are not…Read more …

Varalakshmi Vrata Puja Vidhanam – 2015

Varalakshmi Vrata is a festival to propitiate the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam). It is an important pooja performed by married women in most of the southern states of Indi. The Hindu festival going by the name 'Vara Lakshmi Vrata' is celebrated on the Second Friday or the Friday before full moon day - Poornima in the month of Śravaṇā, also called Śawan in Hindi and Aadi in Tamil which corresponds to the English months of July–August. Varalakshmi Vrata is performed by…Read more …