Photos from NJ Manimandapam

Today on this auspicious Guru Poornima day, the Manimandapa pravesam of Periyava was completed. Few photos from FB…. The hall looks very beautiful. Reminds me of Chicago’s Chinmaya mission. Periyava Sharanam!

Adhi Lakshmi / Mula Chandika

Thanks to Sri Bharani Dharan for the share. The only place in India where you can see ambal in this form is Kholapur Mahalakshmi (see the pic above). Normally, when we hear the word lakshmi, we immediately think of Vishnu’s… Read More ›

Ashada Navarathiri starts tomorrow

Ashada Navarathiri starts from Saturday (Prathamai). Varahi Mahathmiyam is as big as an ocean! She is the commander-in-chief for Lalithamba’s empire. So praying Her will protect us from all enemies and destroy them. Who are the enemies? Our own bad… Read More ›

Harivaracharanam Kambangudi Sri Kulathu Iyer

Thanks to FB share on this info. For non-Tamil readers – The person who composed the song “Harivarachanam..” in Sabarimala, hails from Kallidaikurichi in T’N’Veli district. Thanks to Sudhan for sharing the correct photo. சபரிமலையில் ஐயப்பசாமியை உறங்க வைக்கும் ஹரிவராசனம் விஸ்வமோகனம்… Read More ›

Introducing Aksharamukha

While I am sure many of you are already aware of this cool and useful tool, I thought I should write a post about it. Aksharamukha, developed by Dr Vinodh Rajan, a Tamilian, Computer Scientist and researcher on Digital Paleography,… Read More ›