Margazhi Utsavam – December 16th 2017

Margazhi Utsavam on Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm with prasad-lunch at the Mandir

Devotees will recite Godastuti, a string of prayers in praise of Sri Godadevi or Sri Andal as she is also known. This will be followed by Thiruppavai Recitation. Thiruppavai are 30 poems composed by Andal herself which while expressing simplistic Bhakti in literal meaning are considered to contain the essense of Gita and Upanishads in their hidden meaning. We will end with traditional bhajans followed by distribution of prasad.

Dhanurmasa Puja – Beginning of Margazhi
The month of Dhanur Maasa or the month of Margazhi (Dec 15, 2017- Jan14, 2018) (Margaseersha, in sanskrit) is considered the most auspicious month as it is so mentioned in Bhagavad Gita( chapter 10, verse 35). During this month the sun transits through Sagittarius sign, the house of Jupiter and ends with the Makara Sankranti (Jan 14th) – the end of dakshinayana.