Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple (London)
CHARIOT FESTIVAL (THER THIRUVIZHA 2011) @ SRI RAJA RAJAESWARI AMMAN TEMPLE PART1-2
SRI RAJA RAJAESWARI AMMAN TEMPLE (LONDON) ANNUAL FESTIVAL DAY 10 (17-05-2011)
Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple, Pomgal Festival 2011,
Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun’s movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is considered auspicious, as opposed to Dakshinaayana, or the southern movement of the sun. All important events are scheduled during this period. Makara Sankranthi refers to the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn.
In Hindu temples bells, drums, clarinets and conch shells herald the joyous occasion of Pongal. To symbolize a bountiful harvest, rice is cooked in new pots until they boil over. Some of the rituals performed in the temple include the preparation of rice, the chanting of prayers and the offering of vegetables, sugar cane and spices to the gods. Devotees then consume the offerings to exonerate themselves of past sins.
SHRI M K ANGAJAN ADDRESS ON THE BHAKTI, MUTHI & SHAKTI PART 1
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SHRI M K ANGAJAN ADDRESS ON THE BHAKTI, MUTHI & SHAKTI PART 2 18-02-2011
Maha Sivarathiri Festival at Sri Raja Rajaeswari Amman Temple 2011