Thrikkarthika

The Karthika Vilakku festival is commonly known as Thrikkarthika in Kerala. Like Deepavali, this festival too has close association with lights. According to the Tamil Hindu calendar, Thikkarthika is observed…

Mahalakshmi Puja

Deepavali - Mahalakshmi Puja Deepavali is the festival of light, love and harmony. It is celebrated not just for one day, but is a set of festivals that lasts for five…

Navaratri-Celebration

Dussehra Day Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra is celebrated throughout India on the last day of the Navaratri. Mythology says that it is the day on which Devi killed the…

Sopana Sangeetham

Sri. Vinod Kavalam (Vocal) and Sri. Balussery Krishnadas (Edakka) performed Sopana Sangeetham at Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple. Sopana Sangeetham by Sri. Vinod Kavalam (Vocal) and Sri. Balussery Krishnadas was performed…

Upanayanam (the sacred thread ceremony)

Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) performed Upanayanam or the sacred thread ceremony of its 12 Brahmachari’s (Vatus) and 3 Brahmacharinis of Sandeepany of Coimbatore. Swami Paramatmananda Sarasvatiji of Chinmaya Mission, Nellor(AP)…

Annaprashan (Ritual rice initiation)

Annaprashan ceremony of Baby Aswin held at Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple. Infants are fed breast milk until around six months of age after which solid food is recommended. The…