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  • 6/27/2017 12:09 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
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  • 6/24/2017 5:30 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    Aadi Krithigai is an important festival celebrated in the Tamil month of Adi or Aadi. In 2017, the date of Aadi Krithigai is August 15. The festival is dedicated to Lord Muruga or Subrahamaniya. Incidentally, the festival is also referred as Aadi Krittika, Kirthigai, Kritika and Krithika. The festival is celebrated with fervor in the Murugan Temples in Tamil Nadu. Adi Krithigai in some regions is celebrated to symbolise the victory of good over evil, when Murugan slew the demon Surapadma. After the annihilation of the demon, Muruga blessed devotees with boons. According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Muruga was born as six different babies. And he was looked after by the six Krittika stars. Later, Lord Muruga was combined as a single baby with six heads by Goddess Parvati. There are many variations to this legend.Read More
  • 6/24/2017 5:21 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    Aadi Masam, or Adi, is the fourth month in Tamil Calendar and is termed inauspicious by many as the Dakshinayana Punyakalam begins in the month. In 2017, the Aadi Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. But several Tamil Hindu rituals and festivals are held in the month of Aadi and therefore it is also auspicious to some people. Here are the important festivals and auspicious days in Aadi Masam in 2017. Aadi Pirappu - Aadi Pandigai - The first day of Aadi is observed as Aadi Pirappu. It means beginning of the month. The day begins with the making of huge kolams (Rangoli designs) in front of the home. The kolam is drawn on all days of the month. The kolams are bordered with red color – Kaavi. Doorways are decorated with mango leaves. The day begins with pujas and visit to temple. There will be a feast on the day with special delicacies include payasam, vadai, boli etc. On the first day of Aadi, married women change the yellow thread in their Mangalsutra or thali.Read More
  • 6/24/2017 3:17 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    Sudharshana Jayanti is dedicated to the Sudarshana Chakra of Hindu God Vishnu. It is believed that the holy Chakra made its appearance on the day. Sudharshana Jayanthi 2017 date is July 3. It is said that worshipping Sudharshana Chakra is equivalent to worshipping all the ten Avatars of Vishnu. The day is of great significance to many Vaishnava Sects in South India. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Ashada Dasami. There is a belief that puja and worship of the Sudarshana Chakra helps in curing various illness. It is also worshiped for attaining moksha and for redemption of sins. Sundarshana Yantra is worshipped on the day. Other special pujas and prayers dedicated to the Chakra are observed on the day at homes and in temples.Read More
  • 5/13/2017 2:24 PM 1 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    In the tamil month of Aani (june-july) there takes place the first of the two important festivals dedicated to Lord Nataraja, the second one being in December. The Aani Thirumanjanam festival is believed to correspond to the period of ‘between two’ which highlights the transition from day to night, the moment called ‘pradosha’. From this point of view, it would mean to herald the coming of a period of longer nights. Nataraja, the Lord of Dancers is the cosmic form of Lord Shiva (In Sanskrit, Nata means dance and raja means Lord). The ring of fire and light, which circumscribes the entire figure, identifies the field of the Lord’s cosmic dance encompassing the whole universe. The lotus pedestal on which the Lord rests, locates the universe in the heart or consciousness of each person.Read More
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    The hallowed full moon day in the month of Vaikāsi, under the Visākam star is the Vaikāsi Pournima also termed Vaisāki Paurnima. The Vaikāsi moonlight floods the world with a glorious effulgence making the over arching sky infinite and vast. In our tropical skies, the moon, 'slowly and silently walks the night in her silver shoon.' The transparent clouds seem to salute her as she moves unhurriedly. This is indeed Nature's magnificence manifesting itself with an overwhelming grandeur. And with this mysteriously beautiful soft light of sanctity, comes a hush, deep and strange reminding the Hindus and Buddhists of the significance of this sacred day.Read More
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    Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati, the 68th Peethadhipati of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti pitha, was pre-eminent among the realised souls, a true brahmavadin, whose grace is felt even now by inumerable devotess across the world. he 122nd jayanti of this "Walking God", who adorned the pitha for 87 years is to be celebrated on 2nd June.
    Come and imbibbe his teachings which is a source of inspiration for the upliftment of mankind. Hear Him speak in his dynamic Voice.Read More
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    Datta Jayanti, or Dattatreya Jayanthi, celebrates the birth of Adi Guru Dattatreya, the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In 2016, the date of Dattatreya Jayanti is December 13. Dattatreya was born as the son of Atri Maharshi and Anasuya. Datta Jayanthi is observed on the full moon day in the month of Margashirsh.
    Anasuya, the wife of Sage Atri, was a pious lady and performed intense austerities to beget a son with qualities of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Above all Anasuya was noted for her Pativrata Dharma – unparalleled devotion to her husband.Read More
  • 4/25/2017 3:25 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    Chitra Pournami, or Chitirai Purnima, is a unique Tamil festival observed on the full moon day (Poornima) in the month of Chitirai. In 2017, the date of Chitirai Pournami is May 10. The day is dedicated to Chitragupta, the official keeper of deeds in the abode of Yama. It is believed that bathing in holy rivers and temple ponds on the day will wash away the sins committed.Read More
  • 4/21/2017 5:27 PM 0 Posted in News By Giri Trading
    Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on chaturdashi day of the bright fortnight in the month of Vaishaka.It is the birth anniversary of lord Narasimha. Narasimha is one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. The purpose of this man – lion incarnation of the god to kill the Hiranyakashipu. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and devotion in all Vishnu temples around the world. Navanarasimha Kshetras in Andhra Pradesh is the best place to visit during Narasimha Jayanthi. On the auspicious day devotees will observe fast during the evening and brokes next day after sunrise. Special prayers and pooja will be offered in the Lord Vishnu Temples. Devotees will chant the Lord Vishnu Stotras and Lord Narasimha Stotras.Read More

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