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Hanumath Jayanthi
Jan 11, 2024

Hanumanth Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Purnima).

Makara Vilakku
Jan 15, 2024

This is an annual festival held on 14 January (Makara Sankranti) in Kerala, at the shrine of Sabarimala. A celestial star known as Makara Jyothi is seen every year, and Makara Vilakku seen at Ponnambala Medu.

Malayala Masam Makaram
Jan 15, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Makaram

Aayilya Puja
Jan 27, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

29th Pratishta Anniversary - Starts
Feb 04, 2024

Every year during the Malayala Masam Makaram (January/February) Annual Pratishta and Dravya Kalasam performed by Thantri Acharya Ratna Dr. P.C.Dinesan Namboodiripad in the Temple, which is almost six day function and it is most significant and unique of its kind.

29th Pratishta Anniversary -- 2nd day
Feb 05, 2024

Every year during the Malayala Masam Makaram (January/February) Annual Pratishta and Dravya Kalasam performed by Thantri Acharya Ratna Dr. P.C.Dinesan Namboodiripad in the Temple, which is almost six day function and it is most significant and unique of its kind.

29th Pratishta Anniversary - 3rd Day
Feb 06, 2024

Every year during the Malayala Masam Makaram (January/February) Annual Pratishta and Dravya Kalasam performed by Thantri Acharya Ratna Dr. P.C.Dinesan Namboodiripad in the Temple, which is almost six day function and it is most significant and unique of its kind.

29th Pratishta Anniversary - 4th Day
Feb 07, 2024

Every year during the Malayala Masam Makaram (January/February) Annual Pratishta and Dravya Kalasam performed by Thantri Acharya Ratna Dr. P.C.Dinesan Namboodiripad in the Temple, which is almost six day function and it is most significant and unique of its kind.

29th Pratishta Anniversary - 5th Day
Feb 08, 2024

Every year during the Malayala Masam Makaram (January/February) Annual Pratishta and Dravya Kalasam performed by Thantri Acharya Ratna Dr. P.C.Dinesan Namboodiripad in the Temple, which is almost six day function and it is most significant and unique of its kind.

29th Pratishata Anniversary (Concluding Day)
Feb 09, 2024

The Concluding day of 29th Pratishta Anniversary. Details of eloborated Programes shall follow in due course.

Malayala Masam Kumbham
Feb 14, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Kumbham

Aayilya Puja
Feb 23, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Maha Sivarathri
Mar 08, 2024

Maha Shivrathri, the night of the worship of Shiva, falls on the Krishna Chathurdasi day, on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half in the month of Megha or sometimes in Phalguna also.

Poonthanam Day
Mar 14, 2024

The Poonthanam Day festival at Guruvayur Shri Krishna Temple is o, n this day. Poonthanam day is celebrated annually in memory of Saint Poonthanam on the Aswathi nakshatra in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February – March). Poonthanam Namboodiri (AD 1547-1640) was a great devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan. Poonthanam is well known for his evergreen poetic composition Njanappaana (Jnanapana or Jnana Pana), which some people even regarded as the “Bhagavad Gita of Malayalam”.

Malayala Masam Meenam
Mar 14, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Meenam

Ayillya Puja
Mar 21, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Matsyavathara Dinam
Apr 11, 2024

In the first of Lord Vishnu's ten incarnations, the god Vishnu took the form of Matsya (a fish) to save primeval man from the deluge that consumed the world. Here Vishnu is shown as a complete fish rather than the more usual interpretation of the god as a human torso with the lower body of a fish.

VISHU / VISHUKANI
Apr 14, 2024

The first day of Medam (Mid April) is the new year day for Malayalees. People believe that the fortunes for the next year depend on the nature of the objects one sees in the early morning of Vishu. For this purpose, Kani (an omen) with articles like Kani Konna (yellow flowers), rice, betel nuts, gold coins etc. is displayed in front of the deity. These are arranged in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the house. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This is arranged the night before Vishu. On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the prayer room of the house, with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight in the new season. According to the age-old belief of Malayalees, an auspicious kani at dawn on the Vishu day is lucky for the entire year. As a result, the Vishukkani is prepared with a lot of care to make it a positive sight and bring a wonderful, prosperous year ahead. Devotees prefer to see Vishu Kani at Temple in the early morning.

Malayala Masam Medam
Apr 14, 2024

th 1st Day of Malayala Masam Medam

Ayilya Puja
Apr 17, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Sree Rama Navami
Apr 17, 2024

Lord Rama was born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Each year this day is celebrated as birthday of Lord Rama. Lord Rama was born during Madhyahna period which is middle of Hindu day. Madhyahna which prevails for six Ghatis (approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes) is the most auspicious time to perform Rama Navami Puja rituals. The mid-point of Madhyahna marks the moment when Sri Rama was born and temples symbolize this moment as birth moment of Lord Rama. The chanting of Shri Rama and celebration reaches its peak during this time.

Vaisakha Masa Punya Kalam - Begins
May 09, 2024

Beginning of Vaisakha Masam, Lord Vishnu's favorite Masam, is said to be the greatest, the most sacred of all months. The month is believed to be the ideal month to conduct pujas, homams etc for prosperity, off springs and well being. Importance of Vaishaka month can be gauged from the fact that three of Lord Vishnu's incarnations happened in this month – Parashuram, Narasimha and Kurma. According to sage Narada, Kartika (October-November or Tulam-Vrischikam), Magha (January-February or Makaram-Kumbham) and Vaisakha (April- May or Medam-Idavam) are the finest months for worshipping Lord Vishnu, but of these three, Vaisakha is supreme. Vaisakha has the capacity to remove the sins of past births and liberate the worshipper from worldly bondage. The Vaishakha is the lunar month starting from new moon of Medam (April-May). The Vaishakha Vratham (fast) is auspicious and sacred to Vishnu. The Vratham can be followed in the routine of morning ablutions, feeding the poor, keeping fast, taking prasadams from the offerings to the Lord and participating in the divine discourses. The third day of this month - Akshaya-thrithiya - birth day of Balarama, is the most auspicious.

Akshya Thrithiya/Balaram Jayanthi
May 10, 2024

The Vaishakha is the lunar month starting from new moon of Medam (April-May). The third day of this month - Akshaya-thrithiya. It was on this day that Goddess Annapoorna Devi was born. Kubera received his wealth and position as custodian of wealth and property with Goddess Lakshmi on this day, by praying to Lord Shiva at Shivapuram. It is traditionally observed as the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of God Vishnu. Parashurama was born in the month of Vaisakha during the Shukla paksha Tritiya. Lord Vishnu took this Avathar to kill all selfish and cruel monarchs. It is believed that he still lives on the earth. But there is a temple in Udupi where he treated as God. He was the mentor of Bhishma, Drona and Karna. Parushurama who regained the land of Kerala which was under sea. Balarama Jayanti is also celebrated on this day as the birth anniversary of Lord Balarama who was the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Lord Balarama is known to be the extension of Lord Krishna and all their deities pray on this day and feel certain amount of positive energy in themselves during the puja. It is observed on Shravan Purnima in many parts of the country and on Akshaya Tritiya day in other regions of India.

Balarama jayanthi
May 10, 2024

The birth anniversary of Lord Balarama is observed as Balarama Jayanti. Balarama was the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Lord Balarama is also worshipped as an Avatar of Adishesha, the serpent on which Lord Vishnu rests. Balarama is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha.

Aayilya Puja
May 15, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Malayala Masam Edavam
May 15, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Edavam

Vaisakha Shukla Paksha Dwadasi
May 20, 2024

Shukla Dwadasi is the name for the 12th Tithi (lunar day). It's the 12th Tithi of Shukla paksha. Its nature is Yasha Prada, which can be interpreted as "fame giver". It's good for following works peaceful or Paushtik works, first feeding, Upanayana, marriage, movable or fixed works. This day Samajam organise Sampoorna Narayaneeyam.

Narasimha Jayanthi
May 22, 2024

Lord Narasimha was the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On Narasimha Jayanti day Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, a half lion and half man, to kill Demon Hiranyakashipu.Narasimha Jayanti is another important festival among the Hindus and is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Shukla Paksha.

Kurmavathara Dinam
May 23, 2024

Kurma was the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Satya Yuga.

Buddha / Chithra Purnima
May 23, 2024

A full moon in the Tamil month of Chitra (month of April and May), and an exalted Sun in the sign Aries mark the day of Chitra Poornima. It is also observed as Budha Purnima.

Varaha Jayanthi
May 28, 2024

Varaha was the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Satya Yuga.

Vaisakha Masam (Concluding Day)
Jun 06, 2024

Vaisakha Masam, Lord Vishnu’s favorite masam, is said to be the greatest, the most sacred of all months. The month is believed to be the ideal month to conduct pujas, homas etc for prosperity, off springs and well being. Importance of Vaishaka month can be gauged from the fact that three of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations happened in this month – Parashuram, Narasimha and Kurma. According to sage Narada, Kartika (October-November or Tulam-Vrischikam), Magha (January-February or Makaram-Kumbham) and Vaisakha (April- May or Medam-Idavam) are the finest months for worshipping Lord Vishnu, but of these three, Vaisakha is supreme. Vaisakha has the capacity to remove the sins of past births and liberate the worshipper from worldly bondage.The Vaishakha is the lunar month starting from new moon of Medam (April-May). The Vaishakha Vratham (fast) is auspicious and sacred to Vishnu. The vratham can be followed in the routine of morning ablutions, feeding the poor, keeping fast, taking prasadams from the offerings to the Lord and participating in the divine discourses. The third day of this month - Akshaya-thrithiya - birth day of Balarama, is the most auspicious.

Aayilya Puja
Jun 11, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Malayala Masam Midhunam
Jun 15, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Midhunam

Aayilya Puja
Jul 09, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Karkataka Masa Punnyakalam / Ramayana (Aadi) Masam - Begins
Jul 16, 2024

Begining of Karkataka Masam. This period is devoted to the worship of Goddess Bhagawathi (Lalitha Paramewswary) Bhagawathi Seva and Bhagawathi Puja is performed during the month to invoke the divine Mother’s Blessings to ward off all evils and to bring in peace and prosperity. It is observed in the month of ‘Karkidakam’ of the Malayalam calendar while in the Gregorian calendar it corresponds to the months of July to August. This festival is also popularly known as ‘Karkadaka Masam’. During this time, there is a ritual to read ‘Ramayana’ on all the days of the month in almost all Hindu households. Hindu organizations perform this ritual in almost all temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ramayana is one of the greatest Hindu epics that hold great religious significance. During the Ramayana Masam, the recitation of Ramayana starts from the first day of the Karkidakam Masam and continues till the last day.

Malayala Masam Karkidakam
Jul 16, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Karkidakam

Guru/Veda Vyasa Purnima
Jul 21, 2024

This was the day when Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – author of the Mahabharata – was born to sage Parashara and a fisherman's daughter Satyavati, thus this day is also celebrated as Vyasa Purnima. This day celebrated as Guru Purnima.

Veda Vyasa Jayanthi
Jul 21, 2024

Vyasa Jayanthi is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Sri Veda Vyasa.

Karkidaka Vavu
Aug 03, 2024

Karkidaka Vavubali or Karkidaka Vavu Bali is an important Hindu religious observance performed in honour of the forefathers in Kerala, South India. Vavu is Amavasya or no moon day and Karkidakom (mid July to mid August) is the last month of Malayalam calendar. For Tamilians, this Ancestral worship is known as Aadi Amasvasi or Amavasya which is also dedicated to the forefathers.

Aayilya Puja
Aug 05, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Karkataka Masam (Concluding Day)
Aug 16, 2024

This period is devoted to the worship of Goddess Bhagawathi (Lalitha Paramewswary) Bhagawathi Seva and Bhagawathi Puja is performed during the month to invoke the divine Mother’s Blessings to ward off all evils and to bring in peace and prosperity. It is observed in the month of ‘Karkidakam’ of the Malayalam calendar while in the Gregorian calendar it corresponds to the months of July to August. This festival is also popularly known as ‘Karkadaka Masam’. During this time, there is a ritual to read ‘Ramayana’ on all the days of the month in almost all Hindu households. Hindu organizations perform this ritual in almost all temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ramayana is one of the greatest Hindu epics that hold great religious significance. During the Ramayana Masam, the recitation of Ramayana starts from the first day of the Karkidakam Masam and continues till the last day.

Malayalam New Year (Chingam 1)
Aug 17, 2024

Malayalees all over the world are celebrating the first day of the Malayalam new year, Chingam. The occasion, which falls in the month of August or September, is considered the beginning of the harvest season

Guruvayur Illam Nira
Aug 18, 2024

Seeking divine blessings for a season of plenty ahead, the Illam Nira ritual was performed at the Guruvayur Temple, offering bunches of the first crop of paddy to Lord Guruvayurappan.

Sreemad Bhagavatha Sapthaham Begins
Aug 18, 2024

Bhagavata Saptaham is narration and explanation of the contents of Srimad Bhagavatam over a period of seven days with a definite time schedule by a well-learned scholar. It is conducted during the month of August/September every year. DETAILS OF SPATHAHAM TO FOLLOW

Avani Avittam
Aug 19, 2024

Important day for Brahmans for change of Punool

Sreemad Bhagavatha Saptaham (Concluding day)
Aug 25, 2024

Bhagavata Saptaham is narration and explanation of the contents of Srimad Bhagavatam over a period of seven days with a definite time schedule by a well-learned scholar. It is conducted during the month of August/September every year. DETAILED PROGRAME TO FOLLOW

Ashtami Rohini (Sree Krishna Jayanti)
Aug 26, 2024

Lord Mahavishnu was incarnated as Sreekrishna on the day Ashtami and Rohini conjoined in the month of Chingam (August-September). Ashtami Rohini is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna. This is the same as Janmashtami in the north India with regional variations. Ashtami Rohini falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (August-September) under the fourth lunar asterism or Rohini Nakshatra, on the 8th quart of the moon Ashtami. Ashtami Rohini, also known as Gokulashtami and Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami

Aayilya Puja
Sep 01, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Attam
Sep 06, 2024

1st day of Ten Day Onam Season Celebration

Vinayaka / Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 07, 2024

Ganesh Chaturthi, the day marking the birth of the Lord, is celebrated in a grand manner and it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadra. Important Offering to Lord Ganesh are Ganapathy Homama, Karuka Mala, Coconut, Nei Vilkku, Neyyappam and One Day Puja.

Uthrada Kazhcha Kula Veppu
Sep 14, 2024

On the Uthradam day of the month of Chingam (August - September), Uttrada Kazhcha “Kazhchakula Veppu” (bunches of Banana) is performed as offering to the Lord, and on Thiruvonam day devotees attend and pray in large numbers.

Onnam Onam
Sep 14, 2024

Onnam ONAM Starts

Vamana Jayanthi
Sep 14, 2024

Vamana was the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu during Treta Yuga.

Thiruvonam (ONAM)
Sep 15, 2024

The tenth and final day of Onam celebrations that culminates the 10 days of Onam Carnival. The day is known as Thiru-Onam (Sacred Onam Day) and on Thiruvonam day devotees attend and pray in large numbers.

Munnam Onam
Sep 16, 2024

On the Avittam Star, observe Munnam Onam

Malayala Masam Kanni
Sep 17, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Kanni

Aayilya Puja (Pambadi and Vettikot Ayilyam)
Sep 28, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Navarathri Aarambham - Begins
Oct 03, 2024

Literally, Navarathri means 'Nine nights'. This festival is celebrated over nine days in Kanni Masam (September-October) and culmination on Vijayadasami, in which God is worshiped in the form of Mother. This is a period of introspection and purification. Navratri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures. During this period, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshiped as three different manifestations of Shakti or Cosmic energy.The last three days of Navratri are most important. The last three days are known as Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami, and Vijaya Dasami.

Maha Sapthami
Oct 10, 2024

The Maha Puja of the Durga Puja festivities begins on the day of Maha Saptami because this is the day that the legendary battle between Goddess Durga and the demon king Mahishasura began.

Maha Ashtami (Puja Veppu)
Oct 11, 2024

On Ashtami day, there is the ceremony known as 'Puja Veppu' is performed in the evening in temple. Books of education are offered to the goddess to be blessed. According to Hindu mythology, Saraswathi is the goddess of learning and this annual offering will invoke blessings for one's progress.

Maha Navami
Oct 12, 2024

Maha Navami is celebrated on the Navam (or the ninth) day of the Shukla paksha. According to mythological stories, Devi Durga's battle against Mahishasur, the king of demons lasted for nine days. The ninth day is the final day before the Goddess won over the evil with her power and wisdom. So Maha Navami is also considered the eve of starting anything new on Vijaya Dashami.

Vijaya Dasami - Puja Eduppu/Vidhyarambham
Oct 13, 2024

On Vijayadasami day, the books are taken back by a ceremony called Poojayeduppu. Vijayadasami day is considered to be most auspicious for new ventures. Vidyarambham is done either when the child reaches three or five years old. On the tongue of the child the letters "Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah Avignamastu" and all the alphabets are written with a piece of gold. The child is made to write the same letters from "Hari Sri" onwards with its ring finger on raw rice in a bell metal vessel and the child is made to utter each word when it is written. Either the father of the child or an eminent teacher officiates at this ritual Little children are initiated into the world of letters by elderly persons on this day.

Malayala Masam Thulam
Oct 17, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Thulam

Aayilya Puja (Mannarsala Ayilyam)
Oct 26, 2024

Very Famous Mannarsala Ayilyum. This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Deepavali (Diwali)
Oct 31, 2024

Deepavali is linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, who is venerated amongst Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and is the wife of Lord Vishnu. The 5-day festival of Diwali begins on the day Goddess Lakshmi was born from the churning of cosmic ocean of milk by the Devas (gods) and the Asuras (demons); while the night of Diwali is the day Lakshmi chose Vishnu as her husband and they were married. Along with Lakshmi, devotees make offerings to Ganesha, who symbolizes ethical beginnings and fearless remover of obstacles; Saraswati, who embodies music, literature and learning and Kubera, who symbolizes book-keeping, treasury and wealth management. Other Hindus believe that Diwali is the day Vishnu came back to Lakshmi and their abode in the Vaikuntha; so those who worship Lakshmi receive the benefit of her good mood and therefore are blessed with mental, physical and material well-being during the year ahead.Hindus across the world celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated Ravana. To honor the return of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana from Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers light Diyas to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. For some, Diwali also celebrates the return of Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of "Agyatavas" in Mahabharata. Deepavali is linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, who is venerated amongst Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and is the wife of Lord Vishnu. NEIVILAKKU, DEEPASTHAMBAM and CHUTTU VILAKKU are IMPORTANT OFFERINGS

Guruvayur Ekadasi Vilajjarambham
Nov 12, 2024

The famous Guruvayur Dasami Villakkarambham

Krishna Geethi Dinam
Nov 15, 2024

Sree Manaveda Raja. Zamorin Raja of Calicut wrote the Krishnageethi based on the Sreemad Bhagavatha Dasama and Ekadasa Skandhas and submitted it to Lord Guruvayurappan on the 30th day of Thulam 1160.

Holi Mandala Kalam Aarambham - Begins
Nov 16, 2024

Mandala Pooja begins on the first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam. This is a period of 41 days, there will be special Abhishekam with Panchagavyam and Navakam Starts at 9am on all days to Lord Guruvayurappan, concluding with Kalbhabhishekam on last day by Temple, During this period Neyyabhishekam, Bhasmabhishekam, Nei Villakku, Tulasimala are the Important offering to Lord Ayyappa (Sastha).

Malaya Masam Vrichikam
Nov 16, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Vrichikam

Vaikkathashtami
Nov 23, 2024

Vaikathashtami is celebrated on the day of Krishna Ashtami at Vaikam Siva Temple. The legend behind this festival is that years ago a saint man named Vyaghrapada prayed to God siva for years after many years God siva and his wife Parvathy Devi appeared in front of him. It is believed that god Siva appeared in front of him in the day of Krishna Ashtami. So as a memory of this Vaikathashtami is celebrated. It is the festival extending for 12 days

Guruvayur Dasami Villakku
Dec 10, 2024

The Famous Dasami Vilakku at Guruvayur

Guruvayur Ekadasi
Dec 11, 2024

There are 24 Ekadasis in a year and the Vrishchika Ekadasi (Suklapaksha) has got special significance in Guruvayur. Ekadashi that falls in the waxing phase of moon in the Malayalam month Vrishchikam (November – December) is observed as" Guruvayur Ekadasi" in the world famous Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala. It is believed that on this day the idol was installed. It is also on this day Lord Krishna preached the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, to Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra at Mahabharata Yudha (Mahabharata War) as per Malayalam calendar. Detailed Program to notify separately.

Dwadasipanam Samarpanam
Dec 12, 2024

Devotees observe Ekadasi Vridham and end the fasting by drinking thulasitheertham. The vritham concludes with the Dwadasi Panam Samarpanam on Dwadasi day.

Thrikkarthika (Karthika Villakku)
Dec 13, 2024

The most ancient mythology associated with this festival is when Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu once started quarrelling with each other over their individual supremacy in terms of power and strength. Distressed by their arguments, Lord Shiva emerged in front of them as a flame of fire. Lord Brahma and Vishnu decided to compete with each other to find the start and end of this flame. For this Brahma took the form of a swan and Vishnu took the form of a boar. Finally when none of them won, Lord Shiva emerged back into form and thus emphasized about the infiniteness and ultimate existence of God that is beyond all measurements.

Narayaneeya Dinam
Dec 13, 2024

Srimannarayaneeyam is an immortal devotional hymn in Sanskrit extolling the glory of Lord Krishna, the presiding deity of Guruvayur temple in Kerala. It is a study in poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana by Veda Vyasa and was composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, who was born around1560 in Tirunavaya in Kerala. The Bhagavata Purana is a Hindu scripture comprising of 18,000 verses mainly devoted to the worship of Lord Krishna. Narayaneeyam condenses the Bhagavata Purana into 1034 verses, divided into 100 dasakas (cantos) and each dasaka consisting of approximately 10 slokas. Melpathur composed Narayaneeyam at the age of 27. He was an erudite scholar, poet and Vedantin. The literary beauty, devotional content and the Vedantic insight of this literary piece is unique.

Thriprayar Ekadasi
Dec 14, 2024

On the Ekadasi day, an utsava idol of Lord Rama worshiped in the temple is taken out for procession atop an elephant and the Lord is accompanied by 21 elephants.

Thiruvathira
Dec 16, 2024

This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shiva. Thiruvathira is the nakshatra or "star" as per the Malayalam calendar of Lord Shiva. It is believed that on this day, the Goddess Parvathi finally met Lord Shiva after her long penance and Lord Shiva took her as a saha-dharma chaarini (equal partner)

Parasurama Jayanthi
Dec 16, 2024

It is traditionally observed as the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of God Vishnu. Parashurama was born in the month of Vaisakha during the Shukla paksha Tritiya.

Malayala Masam Dhanu
Dec 16, 2024

First of Day of Malayala Masam Dhanu

Kuchela Dinam
Dec 18, 2024

The first Wednesday of the month of Dhanu (December) is celebrated as Kuchela Dinam. It was on this day that Kuchela, the poor Brahmin childhood friend of Lord Krishna offered Avil/Poha (parched rice) to Lord Sri Krishna. Avil offering to Lord Krishna is considered auspicious on this day.

Aayilya Puja
Dec 19, 2024

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

Mandala Kalam (Concluding Day)
Dec 26, 2024

The Last day of Mandala Kalam. Special Kalabhabishekam to lord Guruvayurappan.

Vaikunda Ekadasi
Jan 10, 2025

Vaikunda Ekadasi is an important Ekadasi observance that falls on the ‘Ekadasi’ (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) in the month of Dhanu in Malayalam calendar. Vaikuntha Ekadashi fasting is an important aspect of those associated with it. People fast the whole day and keep vigil. Special prayers are offered to Vishnu and devotees engage in Japa (chanting of Vishnu's name) and Dhyana (Meditation). On 'Dashami', the previous day of the observance, devotees who take up Vaikuntha Ekadashi fasting are to take only lunch. On Ekadashi, the next day, they have to maintain a complete fast and engage in prayers and meditation of Vishnu and hey are strictly prohibited in taking rice. That night, people keep vigil the whole night and visit the temple of Vishnu, mostly in the wee hours of the morning. This date corresponds to the months of December or January.

Thiruvathira
Jan 13, 2025

This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shiva. Thiruvathira is the nakshatra or "star" as per the Malayalam calendar of Lord Shiva. It is believed that on this day, the Goddess Parvathi finally met Lord Shiva after her long penance and Lord Shiva took her as a saha-dharma chaarini (equal partner)

Malayala Masam Makaram
Jan 14, 2025

1st Days of Malayala Masam Makaram

Makara Vilkku
Jan 14, 2025

This is an annual festival held on 14 January (Makara Sankranti) in Kerala, at the shrine of Sabarimala. A celestial star known as Makara Jyothi is seen every year, and Makara Vilakku seen at Ponnambala Medu.

Aayilya Puja
Jan 16, 2025

This Puja performed on every Ayilyam Nakshathram (Star) in every Month, to get rid of Sarpa Dosham.

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