Skip to main content

Puja , worship in temple & home 8.

Kandha kottam  Murugan temple began to expand more & more due to people worshipping there.So they felt the need of bigger urchava moorthy so that decorate Murugan with bigger size dresses & jewels & of course to his consorts also.They made a  panchaloka (made out of five precious metals)idol by casting  .This is very  similar to that of Moolavar(Original stone idol brought as s head load by the two founders).It is learnt that when  a sculptor tried to remove some small unwanted material in the casting with his chisel.he got swooned as  if shocked due to lightning.Nobody dared to clean after that incident.After some period a brahmin sanyasi who returned from Kasi,bathed our Murugan by chanting holy hymns(வேத மந்திரங்களினால்) for many days continuously,Murugan Idol became brighter & brighter & totally purified.On  Tuesdays special Abisheham (bathing God  with  milk,honey sandal paste, & other Abisshega materials)is performed .After that  during   dressing & decoration time, "Go Pooja" (worshipping of a cow with its calf) is done.After naivedyam(offering food to God)Deeparathana(worshipping  with beautiful lighted lamps)is done.At least we should try to be there once in our life time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This temple has a five floor tall main tower as its entrance. Idols for Vallalar,Pamban Swamigal,Thiruporur Chidambara swamigal , Vannacharabam Dhandapani Swamigal & Saint  Arunagiri  Nadhar  are  installed inside the  Prakara.Dhandapani swamigal is  a Tamil Poet.He has  composed beautiful songs about Kandha kotta Murugan.Inside the temple there is a big tank( திருக்குளம்) . As this is a big trading centre, area outside the temple will be noisy.But once you enter the temple & go in side there is silence.Once you approach the tank,you will forget noisy chennai city.Near by this temple  there is a small shrine for Ganesha.Do you remember Kandhappa Pandaram who built this small shrine & seated Muruga here for some time  before temple was constructed  for Muruga. Free offering of food for the poor is done daily. As Vallalar has praised Chennai city as a place of  charities  with abundance (தருமமிகு  சென்னையில்) in his songs, with Dhandapni Swamigal praising" பிழை தீர்ந்த சென்னையில் ஓர்  தாய் போல் ", let us pray Lord Muruga to keep all the cities in India to be crime free ,people not to forget our earlier discipline in coming time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrating Chitra gupta's birthday-Chitra Pournami

Every human being's good & bad deeds are accounted in the heaven.This is done by the God of  Death Yama.He found the work load increasing due to the growing population.One day ,ashta dighbalar( in charge of eight directions)went to Mount  Kailas to see Lord Siva.God Siva observed that all of them happy except Yama.Then God Siva asked Yama why he was in a sad mood.He complained to Him that he was unable to handle  the accounting work of human beings & wanted to be assisted by someone who should be reliable & keep the records secretly with out disclosing to any one.God Siva agreed to this & told him  soon he will be provided  a suitable assistant.He immediately asked God Brahma the creator to do the needful to Yama.Brahma after certain thinking felt that only Surya Deva could provide such a clever person to assist Yama.He created rainbow before Sun & It became  a beautiful lady &They got married.Soon  a son was born to them with an everlasting accounting lea…

HOW TO DO THIRUVILAKKU POOJA IN TAMIL - FRIDAY LAKSHMI POOJA

When we shared ourfriday pooja & Hridaya kamalam kolams, a reader asked me to share our friday pooja procedures in detail.So in this post,i have shared my wife’s method of doing Lakshmi pooja on Friday.I won’t say this is the authentic method.But my mom & my wife has been following this procedure for more than 40 years in our house each Friday.Now my daughter-in-law is also performing the same.In this post,i have written how to make Lakshmi poojai with Thiruvilakku poojai kolam,Hridayakamalam kolam and thiruvilakku pooja stotram/slokas along with 108 potri in tamil. i.e Archanai slokam in Tamil.I have tried my best to explain the pooja procedures.Hope u will find it helpful.I have attached all the sloka pictures from our book “ Jayamangala sthothram”. I have also typed the Shodasha upachara pooja sthothram in Tamil & English. If u want to use this pictures in your website,please ask our permission.Thanks for understanding.Please leave a comment here if its helpful for you…

Navarathri Kolam For 9 Days - Navratri Kolam / Rangoli Designs

Navratri festival is around the corner. So I have shared 9 simple Navarathri kolam designs for 9 days. I have given kolam with dots & without dots. I hope these kolam ideas would be useful for beginners. You can draw these rangoli designs in front of Golu/Kolu or in your pooja room. You can colour them if you like.  Please watch the video below for better understanding. I have also shared more than 10 different navratri kolam ideas for drawing in the entrance of your house. I will try to make a collection of them soon. Thanks.