Oct 26-31: Kantha Sashti, favorite days of Lord Muruga

The six days of Kantha Sashti are favorite days for Lord Muruga. The special days of fasting and festivities fall this year – from October 26th – October 31st. Murugan Temple in Verugal, Sri Lanka East-pic by: drs. sarajevo Songs in praise of Lord Murugan beautifies hearts and minds – here an excerpt from The …

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How shall I sway your heart for mercy, Muruga ? @Thinakkural 15

Thinakkural, a popular Tamil broadsheet in Sri Lanka held its 15th anniversary celebrations on April 9th, 2011. It was launched by a group of journalists from Virakesari – an echelon of journalism and breeding ground for many of the prominent Tamil journalists. The founding journalists heightened the “Daily Voice” to become a leading journal in …

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“Thillai Ambala Nadaraja” – In devotion of the “Great night of Lord Shiva”

Mahasivarathri (“great night of Lord Shiva”) is celebrated on March 2nd this year – 2011; it always falls on the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight. Mahasivarathri is considered the most important day for the devotees of Lord Shiva, and there are special celebrations at Sivan temples. [click for ~ HA- Pictorial on Sivarathri ~ first published in March 2008]

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At Thirukoneswaram – One of the five Eswarams – Sivan Temples in Sri Lanka – Pic by Dushiyathini Kanagasabapathipillai

It is believed that ardent Lord Shiva devotees and their generations lead life with full of happiness and of no major obstacles.

‘This god of Love symbolises valour, youthfulness, benevolence and compassion’

Songs in praise of Lord Murugan beautifies hearts and minds – here an excerpt from The Hindu of Jan 21, 2005 on The special charm of Lord Murugan saying it all: THIS GOD of Love, beauty and knowledge has been exerting His charm on millions of people ~ The word Muruga is derived from the …

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Birth of Christ~ Vani Jeyaram’s “Mannulagil Indru Thevan irnagi varukiraar…”

“Descending on earth Lord, today ~ Surrounding the good people, as a bundle of joy” ~ ~ Poet laureate Kannadasan’s song rendered by Vaani Jeyaram, with music composition by M.S. Visvanathan ~ in Tamil movie ‘Punitha Anthoniyar”, released in 1977: mp3: click for “Mannulagil Indru Thevan irnagi varukiraar…” Vaani Jeyaram Tamil lyrics of the song: