Over one million devotees visit the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai for Chitirai Thiruvizha which also celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva to Meenakshi. The Meenakshi Thirukalyanam (the divine marriage of Goddess Meenakshi) is a special event for Madurai residents. On this day, several devotees throng the Meenakshi Amman Temple in the city to witness the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi also known as Parvathi with Lord Sundareswarar or Shiva. Every year, in the Hindu month of ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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The Meenakshi Amman temple is the epicentre of Madurai city, vying for attention as another integral part of the city is the Madurai malli.No ceremony, religious or otherwise, is complete without an offering of the fragrant flower. Its also decorative ...Deccan chronicle, 1 month ago
New Delhi : Sabha temples are temples where where Shiva is believed to perform five different style of dances.Lord Shiva is considered as one of the three most influential denominations in Hinduism. How the persona of Shiva converged as a composite deity is ...IndiaTV News, 3 weeks ago
The 'pattabhishekam' (coronation) of Goddess Meenakshi was performed on the eighth day of the annual Chithirai festival at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Sunday. P. Jayaraman, Joint Commissioner of the temple, received the 'parivattam', ...The Hindu, 4 weeks ago
Yaanamalai is an iconic symbol of Madurai, but not everyone knows its lore. The absorbing myth associated with the mountain captivates tourists from across the globe. The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has declared Yaanamalai as a National ...Deccan Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
It was once a place where Sanskrit 'slokas' and verses from Panniru Thirumurai (a 12-volume compendium of hymns in praise of Lord Shiva) were recited. Today, the walls of the two-storey building at Dhanappa Mudali Street here reverberate with the ...The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
The city of Chennai, formerly Madras, may be the most famous of Tamil Nadu's cities, but the historical and cultural heart of India's southernmost state is arguably Madurai. Madurai, which was referenced by Greek and Roman historians and ...New York Times, 3 weeks ago India Ink At Madurai's Chithirai Thiruvizha Festival Crowds Flowers and a Golden Horse Calcutta News.Net, 3 weeks ago India Ink: At Madurai's Chithirai Thiruvizha Festival, Crowds, Flowers and a Golden Horse New York Times, 3 weeks ago
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Dec 25 is Xmas, Jan 01 is New Year and April 14 is Tamil New Year, every year (almost always). This year - Gregorian 2013, April 14, Sunday is Tamil New year or Puthandu as it is known and celebrated by Tamils all over the World, including ...Chennai Online, 1 month ago
Residents of Madurai have been complaining of Chennai being subjected to just two hours of power cut a day compared to anywhere between eight to 14 hours here. But little do they know that even within Madurai there are a few privileged residential ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
A team of experts from Accenture IT company in The Netherlands here to study human resource development, business development and health programmes took time off to explore Madurai's cultural heritage. What is sallekena? Why the Prince renounced ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
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