Maha Shivaratri “the great night with Almighty” is one of the holiest days of the Hindu calendar. The fourteenth day of every lunar month is known to be Shivaratri. Among all the twelve Shivarathiris that occur in a year, Mahashivaratri, which falls in February-March is greatly revered and is loaded with high spiritual significance.
Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the first of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desams to be renamed as Puloga Vaikundam. With a total of 7 prakaras, the temple is spread over an area of 150 acres with 54 sub-shrines. This year the world-famous Vaikunda Ekadasi festival held here in the Tamil month of Margazhi which usually falls in the month of December – January, has been started in a great manner without a large number of devotees.
Karthigai Deepam is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamilnadu and other parts of South India which is observed on the day of Karthigai Pournami when Karthigai Nakshatra prevails.
Observed exclusively by the women folks, Attukal Pongala is the world-famous ritualist annual festival celebrated at the famous Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Trivandrum district of Kerala. Miss-not the world-renowned ritualistic festival, Attukal Pongala on your visit to Kerala this March and seek the blessings of Goddess Attukalamma. The annual Attukal Pongala Festival will be held on March 9th, 2020 this year.
Begins on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivarathri, the spectacular Natyanjali Dance Festival is remarkable for its serenity and uniqueness of the devotion of the dancers dedicating their ‘Dance’ (Natya) as ‘Offering’ (Anjali) to the Lord of Dance, Lord Nataraja. This year the Natyanjali Dance Festival will be held from 19th February 2020 to 23rd February 2020 at the famous Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram.
Maha Shivratri Festival is of great significance for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. It is widely celebrated all across India and Nepal. South India which is home to a countless number of Shiva Temples celebrates Maha Shivratri Festival with extreme enthusiasm and great religious fervor. The Shiva Temples in South India are beautifully decorated with lights and flowers during Maha Shivratri and devotees from all over the world come to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva at these temples during the festival. This year Maha Sivaratri falls on February 21, 2020.
Thaipusam or Thaipoosam is one of the major festival mostly celebrated by the Tamil people on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), usually coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil. In this blog, you may get to know some of the rare and interesting facts about Thaipoosam, Lord Muruga, festival dates and some of the best places to visit during Thaipusam. So continue reading…
Mark your calendar now and plan a trip to Madurai to witness the grand Float Festival in 2020. Madurai Float Festival is one of the grandest festivals of South India, which is observed every year on the full moon night of the Tamil month, Thai, which falls between mid-January and mid-February. Madurai Float Festival is one of the most remarkable festivals of Madurai, celebrated with lights, lamps, fireworks, and richness of culture and traditions.
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honoring goddesses, celebrated every two years in Medaram, a remote hamlet in Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya forest range in the state of Telangana.
A classical extravaganza of Indian dance forms, music, art, food and history, the famous Nishagandhi Dance Festival weaves a wonderful week of entertainment and enlightenment. The Annual Nishagandhi Dance Festival 2020 will be held from 20th January till 26th January at the Nishagandhi Auditorium of the famous Kanakakunnu Palace at Thiruvananthapuram.