A Stroll through Ancient and Historic Munneswaram in marking Sivarathri, March 7, 2016

March 7 is Maha Sivarathri ~ An auspicious spiritual night of the cosmic dancer ~ This is an article I translated, about the ancient & historic Lord Siva Temple in Sri Lanka’s Western Province. The article was written by veteran Tamil journalist from the rare Western province situated Tamil village of Udappu, North of Chlaw: …

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Navarathri 2015: ♫ A Gala for The Guardian Goddess ♫

The Holy ‘Nine Night’ Festival celebrating the Goddesses of Bravery, Wealth and Wisdom falls this year, in 2015 – from October 13th for 9 days, followed by Vijayathasami on the 10th day. The 10th day is celebrated particularly to start learning – education and the arts. Sakthi is the “Guardian Goddess” of Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar. …

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Kanda Sashti: Ornate Kandan, obliterate obstacles ♫

by K. Thirukumaran Kanda Sashti, the annual fasting days in devotion of Lord Murugan falls this year from Friday October 24 – 29th. “Why does by Fasting the soul renews life” queries Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar to Lord Krishna in one of his poems. That was preceded by query, “Why in ailment, one be laying down?” …

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“Crafted with passion their labor” ♫ A Tributary to Mandolin U. Srinivas and Gala for The Guardian Goddess

by K. Thirukumaran Featuring Translation of the Song “Vellai Thamarai Poovil Iruppall” A Song what can be referred as the “Anthem” of the Goddess of Wisdom, Saraswathy is “Vellai Thamarai Poovil Iruppall”. This song was written by Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar and has been rendered by many artistes, both as vocal and also instrumental. The song …

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♫ Mahasivarathri, Spiritual night of Lord Siva

Mahasivarathri (“great night of Lord Siva”) is celebrated on February 27th this year – 2014; it falls on the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight. Mahasivarathri is considered the most important day for the devotees of Lord Siva, and there are special celebrations at Sivan temples. It is believed that ardent Lord Siva devotees and …

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Navarathri ~ 2012: A Music & Pictorial Celeberation

Sakthi is Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar’s guardian goddess and he was very fond of celebrating Navarathri. “We worship Parasakthi during the nine nights”, he wrote in an essay about Navarathri. “The world lives because of Sakthi We like to live Therefore we pray Sakthi”, says Bharathiyaar in a brief essay about Navarathri. Click Here for Audio …

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