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Astrological Significance of Punar Poosam Star: Rituals, Benefits, and the Role of Vellore's Temples

Shri Brahmapureeswarar

Temple's Quirky Bits:

So, let me tell you about a place called Vellore. It's around 140 km away from Chennai. Not too far from Velloarn is Vaniambadi, which is about 60 km away. Here’s a fun fact: Punar poosam, the birth star of Lord Rama, is super special. People believe that buying things like groceries, celebrating a house warming, or snagging new properties on this day can boost your wealth. Oh, and here’s another interesting tidbit: it’s said that children should offer prayers to Goddess Saraswathy to shine in their studies right before they start school. People born under Punar poosam are often sharp & great at debates, love traveling & can read people easily.

Festivities to look out for:

They really know how to throw festivals! Chithirai Brahmmotsavam pops off in April or May. Mahashivrathri happens around February or March. And don’t miss Margazhi Tiruvadhirai during December and January; the celebrations are Big.

Special Features of the Temple:

The temple faces west (which is kind of unique!) and houses Lord Dakshinamurthy sitting pretty on Nandhi the bull – that’s Lord Shiva’s ride! He holds a deer and a battle-axe, with his fingers forming a Chinmudra; it’s like a cool hand symbol where the thumb and second finger touch while the other three fingers hang out separately.

This hand gesture has a deep meaning behind it – it represents the soul (that’s the second finger) reaching out to join with the universal spirit (the thumb), steering clear from arrogance, fate, and illusion (the other three loner fingers).

Giving Thanks:

Local hotel owners spread love by feeding poor folks. Devotees get into the spirit by offering milk, honey, river water & steamed rice for what we call abishek – it's pretty heartwarming.

When you can visit:

The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.. Perfect timing to sneak in a quick visit or end your day on a peaceful note!

Hope this sparks some curiosity! Would be nice to see ya there one day!