Om Saravanabhava
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SRI SUBRAHMANYASWAMY DEVALAYAM
(SRI SUBRAMANYASWAMI TEMPLE)
Skandagiri, Kamakotinagar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad 500061
 
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IMPORTANT TEMPLE FUNCTIONS IN APRIL-2014
Date-
Day
Programme
Time
03-04-14
Thursday
Krithikai - Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
05-04-14
Saturday
Sukla Shashti
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 A M
06-04-14
Sunday
Thirupugazh by Thirupugazh Ambargal of twin-cities
 
4-00 PM
07-04-14
 
Monday
 
Ashtami –Abhishekam to Sri Bhairaver
5-30 PM
08-04-14
Tuesday
Sri Rama Navami
 
 
12-04-14
&
26-04-14
 
Saturday
&
Saturday
 
Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam
(Ekambareswarar & Kamaakshi)
4-30 PM
13-04-14
Sunday
Panguni Uttiram
(Detailed programme in circulation)
7-30 A M
14-04-14
Monday
Tamil New Years Day
 
15-04-14
Tuesday
Chitra Pournami
 
17-04-14
Thursday
Visakham – Abhishekam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
18-04-14
Friday
Sankatahara Chaturthi – Homam and Abhishekam to
 Sri Sundara Vinayakar
5-30 PM
20-04-14
Sunday
Bahula Shashti – Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
22-04-14
Tuesday
Natarajar Abhishekam
7-30 A M
22-04-14
Tuesday
Uttaradam – H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Monthly Janma Nakshatra
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
24-04-14
Thursday
Avittam H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Monthly Janma Nakshatra Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
31-03-14
To
09-04-14
 
Vasantha Navarathri
 

 

 Significance of Pangunl Uthlram

The Panguni Uthiram is an important festival falls in the month 'Panguni' i.e. Palguna (March-April). This month is special because of the star 'Uthiram' usually falls on Pournami Day. Besides, it is on 'Panguni Pournami Uthiram" that the marriage of Goddess Parvathi and Lord Parameshwara, Sri Subrahmanyaswamy and Sri Valli, and Goddess Andal and Ranganathar took place. Also, Valmiki Ramayanam says it is on this day and star that Sita's marriage was celebrated. From Brahmanda Purana one learns that on Panguni Uthiram every holy water joins Thumburu Teertha, one of seven sacred tanks in Tirupati Tirumala.
The ancients chose Uthiram to convey to humans that it is underlining the glory of Grihasta Dharma (married life) that the Almighty manifests in the marital state as Uma-Maheshwara. Sita-Rama and Radha-Krishna - despite his changelessness, sans childhood or youth or old age. It is our pleasure to celebrate this day when the Lord in both Shiva and Vishnu temples, appears to devotees in their 'Nithya Kalyana Murthi Sthithi.
Panguni Uthiram is also the day of incarnation of Lord Ayyappa and considered most sacred by devotees of Lord Ayyappa.
According to a legend, sages Patanchali and Vyagrapada after having dharshan of Lord Natarja’s left padham (attributed to the Divine Mother Goddess in the ardhanaari swaroopam) during HIS cosmic dance at Chidambraram, were desirous to have dharshan of HIS right padham. It was on this auspicious occasion of Panguni Uthiram, Lord Shiva blessed the sages and offered dharshan of HIS right padam (Rudra padham dharshanam) in a sitting posture as somaskanda at Thiruvarur, where HE is known as Lord Thyagaraja.
 
Lord Muruga :
Murugan is a popular Hindu deity worshipped in South India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Muruga as evidenced by the three first letters: MU – Mukundan (Vishnu), RU -- Rudra (Siva) and KA -- Kamalan (Brahma) - contains in himself the three divine eternal functions: creation (sristi), protection (sthithi) and destruction (samhara). `Muruga’ literally means – The Beautiful One. Love shines where there is Beauty and where there is love - truth radiates. When we seek truth we get liberated. Lord Muruga is the symbol of eternal youth, wisdom and liberation. Muruga’s three integral elements are his spear (Vel), peacock his mount and the cock adorning his banner. The Vel, signifies jnanasakti (power of wisdom); given by his mother Parvathi, wishing him victory over Surapadma. The peacock (represents bindu) displays the divine shape of Omkara when it spreads its magnificent plumes into a full blown circular form, while the cock (representing nadha) proclaims loudly the Pranava sound OM.
 
Sri Devayani:
 
Muruga’s consorts are Valli and Devayani. They represent Iccha Sakthi and Kriya Sakthi. In fact they are Sundaravalli and Amudavalli, born out of the tears of joy of Sri Narayana during his incarnation as Trivikrama. Both did intense penance with the object of attaining the status as Muruga’s consorts. Pleased with their prayers, Muruga appeared before them and ordained that Amudavalli be born in Devaloka as Indra’s daughter, while Sundaravalli would take birth on the earth in a hunter tribe. The Lord promised to marry both Valli and Devayani. The marriage of Muruga and Devayani took place at Tirupparankundram with full Vedic rites. Devayani was in fact gifted to Muruga by Devendra in great acknowledgment of heroism and valor displayed by Muruga as the supreme commander. Deva Senapathi (General of the Gods) thus became Devasena Pathi (Husband of Devasena).
Sri Valli
Thirumurugatrupadai, a religious poem par excellence sung by the great sage Nakkeerar, describes Sri Valli, the consort of Sri Subrahmanya as 'innocent daughter of the hunter-tribe with creeper-like waist, at whom one of the six faces of Murugan smiles in serenity'.
Sri Valli, a reincarnation of Sri Sundara valli, was brought up by King Nambi Rajah of Chitoor, the head of hunter tribe after he found the child in a cluster of Valli Kodi (a kind of creeper). The place where the child was found is known as Valli Malai (located in North Arcot district near Wallajah town about 25 Kms from Vellore)
In tune with the hunter tribe custom, her father sent her to ‘tinaippunam’ (tinai i.e. millet field) to keep vigil and protect the crop from birds until harvest.It was at this time that Valli attained guru diksha from sage Narada. Goddess Valli had her heart & soul to lord & always pray with fervent devotion & love to be with Him. The teenager Valli made a vrata or solemn vow to marry no mortal man but only the great Lord Murugan. According to the legend Sri Valli performed penance at Valli Thavapeetam in Sri Valli malai to have the hands of Sri Muruga.
Sri Valli Kalyanam:
Lord Muruga, after shedding His anger after defeating Surapadman was in repose mood at Thiruthanigai. (In the days that followed the name of this place is changed to Thiruthani.) Sage Narada then proceeded to nearby Tiruttani and reminded Skanda about His meeting with Sundaravalli in Kailasa and informed Him that she had been born as Valli, daughter to Nambirajan, the king of a hill tribe. He also reminded his promise to marry Sri Valli.
Sri Subrahmanya’s leela began now. He first appeared as a hunter and was rejected by Valli. The story goes that He then took the form of a trembling old man, pretending to be hungry, and ate millet flour and honey mixture offered by Valli. On eating the same He had hiccups and asked for water which was fetched from a pond, known as Kumari Theertham still exists till date. This pond, located on the western side of Thirupugazh Asramam in Valli Malai, does not get either sun or moon rays and water is perennial and is considered as Ganges water. Even today young women sprinkle water from this pond and pray to Sri Valli for a good husband.
He then proposed to marry her only to be chased away. Finally, Muruga invoked the blessings of his elder brother Sri Ganesha for the success of his mission. On his younger brother’s appeal, Ganesha appeared as a wild elephant in the forest and began to chase Valli. Terrified by the menacing advance, Valli ran for protection and ran straight into the arms of Muruga. The old man, however, when he had got Valli’s assurance that she would marry him, mysteriously sent the elephant away. Now that all danger was over, Valli treated the whole matter lightly and refused to keep up her promise: she argued that to frighten a girl and get a promise out of her in that condition was unfair and that morally she was not bound by such a promise at all. No sooner were these words out of her mouth than the dreaded elephant came charging again. Her terror was so acute that she willingly and solemnly promised to marry the old man, if only he would send the awful elephant away out of her sight. At the same moment, to her great astonishment and joy, she saw before her Lord Skanda with the Vel in His hand, exactly where the old man had stood courting her in such a strange fashion. Valli apologized to Him for her silly conduct and begged for His grace. Very much pleased with the intensity of her devotion, the Lord accepted her as His consort.
 
To the great joy of Nambirajan and the Devas and in the presence of Devarshi Narada, the wedding of Valli was celebrated. With Valli and Deivayanai as His consorts, the Lord retired to the Thiruthani Hills which is one of the Arupadai Veedu (the six battle camps) of the Lord on his way to Kailasa.Acceptance of Valli by Murugan is a reaffirmation of the benevolence of the Lord towards the human who trusts Him.
An opportunity to witness the performance of divine kalyana mahotsavams is considered auspicious and a great blessing. Enactment of celestial weddings is also intended to underline the glory of gruhasta-dharma (married life of a householder). These traditions retell the principles of God-consciousness to the younger generation while enriching our daily lives.
The divine force of Panguni Uthiram can blow away the misunderstandings and troubles in a marriage that paves way for a happy married life.
At Sri Subrahmanyaswamy Devalayam at Skandagiri Secunderabad, devotees of Sri Subrahmanya celebrate Panguni Uthiram with the traditional rituals of the Lord’s wedding with Sri Valli. The ambiance of Temple sannidhi would be that of a real Hindu wedding.
Glory to Lord Subrahmanya! Glory to His consorts Valli and Deivayanai ! Glory to the Divine Weapon Velayudha ! Glory to the peacock, the Vahana of Skanda ! Glory to the cock on his banner! Glory to Lord Siva by whose grace everything is done! Glory to all who read and hear this story of Lord Subrahmanya and His Lilas !  May the blessings of Lord Subrahmanyaswamy be upon all of us !
Om Saravanabhava

 Significance of Mahashivarathri

The word `Shiva’ means Sham mangalam karoti iti Shiva. Sham means mangalam, Shubham, happiness, fortunate, prosperity: karoti means that which creates mangalam, or in other words His auspicious presence sanctifies the whole space.
His manifestation as Lord Nataraja in cosmic dancing posture is Divine Ananda
Lord Shiva represents the three shakthis viz..Ichcha shakthi, Kriya shakthi and Vidya shakthi.
Rathri means darkness.. the darkness of ignorance within us. We have to destroy the darkness within us …by invoking Lord Shiva i.e. Ichcha Kriya and Vidya Shakthis into our lives.
Hence Shivrathri festival is celebrated essentially to bring in mangalam i.e. happiness, prosperity in our lives by destroying the rathri the darkness within us, by invoking Lord Shiva representing the three Shakthis as mentioned above.
The image of Lord Shiva seem to reveal something of inner self blessed to know about Him and blessed to be able to worship Him.
He is a powerful Deity, who does not adorn jewels, cloths or surround himself with luxuries. He dresses in tiger skin just bare-basic clothing for survival, no ornaments, no gold, gems or crowns. His first outright message is to disengage the mind from distractions of wealth, temporary beauty image and luxury that maya traps us. His message to refrain from getting too materialistic and to understand that simplicity is a sign of power. He is so powerful, yet so humble and simple in His persona.
His half open and tied tresses show how He does let His hair-down, stay calm, enjoy surroundings and He wants to live each day as it comes, enjoying the moment, yet his half tied tresses, indicate that we should continue to do our duty, at our pace. His tied hair continuously saves the Earth from the powerful flow of river Ganga.
So it indicates a middle path of doing one’s duty continuously, inside us, the quest to seek the divine should never die. Keep the thirst and quest on, keep doing your duties to others, yet, enjoying the beauty and joys that surround us.
The moon on His head might indicate that He lives on the highest point on Earth, Mt. Kailash, that He lives close to us and every night the moon transiting the night sky.
The neelakanth or His blue neck, with the story of His drinking hala-hal visham from the samudra mathanam, could tell a human, that vaani / speech can be like a visham or poison, and should always be under check. the snake in his neck is a motivation for us to arouse our kundalini shakthi. The three and half coiled snake, we see so many times, is that bhjangini shakthi – kundalini shakthi, that can activate the sleeping parts of the brain, elevating us from the current level and helping us reach the Divine God.
Vanamalaa or garland in His neck, indicates His love for nature, His love for Dance, music, and beauty, which shows His artistic sides. It also indicates His soft side within.
His trident or Trishul with three spears could be an indicator or symbol of destroying all three gunas viz. Rajo, Tamo and Sattva Guna.  He is the master of all three gunas and holds them in total control in His hands. He is motivating us to try and rise above the ebb and flow of the three gunas. The Trishul can also mean He wants us to reach for moksha by killing the present past and future, which are symbolized by the three spears of trishul.
His third eye is activated Ajna chakra, send the message to mediate and with the opening of this pineal gland chakra shall all our karmas, mohs, lobh, krodh and kaam be destroyed.
His damru ( hand drum) is like a wakeup call asking us to wake up from this muddle of maya, that it is high time, we humans utilize this yoni, yog, opportunity and get out of this endless cycle of sufferings to go back to Aananda state and start working towards the real goal of life.
Lord Shiva is seated on a tiger skin. The tiger stands for vision, power and aggression. The tiger is not distracted while focusing on the target symbolically indicating that we should be focused with a power of commitment without any distraction while aggressively attacking our ignorance.
The bells on His waist are a reassuring sign that when we walk through the dark jungle of tapas of meditation we will not walk alone through the sides, by our side, He will walk with us through it. His presence will be felt deep in the state of Samadhi He will make us feel it.
Nand – the Bull – can indicate the male energy. The cow is the most precious possession for mankind and the Bull is thus the male other half of this nurturing cow.
Finally, the Lingam, is the matter part of Deepak jyothi. Mata Shakthi can be the ghee / oil that will nourish the jyothi, but unless the cotton lump that takes the form of Linga or a conical upright form, the creation of heat and light to nourish, nurture and guide humans cannot be created. We stare at it, create the essence of the universe everyday in our puja, yet we do not grasp the secrets it is showing us. The Linga of  Lord Shiva tells us, how matter and energy have combined to create light – knowledge- which should help us free ourselves from this Maya and provide heat – which is nurturing and nourishing us.
 Maha Shivaratri  is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of  Hindu. It is celebrated in the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha.  The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael or Vilva leaves to Lord Shiva, daylong fasting and an all night long vigil.
 
 
The Story Of King Chitrabhanu
Once upon a time King Chitrabhanu of the Ikshvaku dynasty, who ruled over the whole of Jambudvipa (India), was observing a fast with his wife, it being the day of Maha Shivaratri. The sage Ashtavakra came on a visit to the court of the king.
The sage asked the king the purpose of his observing the fast. King Chitrabhanu explained that he had a gift of remembering the incidents of his past birth, and in his previous life he had been a hunter in Varanasi and his name was Suswara. His only livelihood was to kill and sell birds and animals. The day before the new moon, while roaming through forests in search of animals, he saw a deer, but before his arrow flew he noticed the deer’s family and their sadness at its impending death. So he let it live. He had still not caught anything when he was overtaken by nightfall and climbed a tree for shelter. It happened to be a Bael (vilva) tree. His can leaked water, so he was both hungry and thirsty. These two torments kept him awake throughout the night, thinking of his poor wife and children who were starving and anxiously waiting for his return. To pass away the time he engaged himself in plucking the vilva leaves and dropping them down onto the ground.
The next day he returned home and bought some food for himself and his family. The moment he was about to break his fast a stranger came to him, begging for food. He served the food first to stranger and then had his own.
At the time of his death, he saw two messengers of Lord Shiva, sent to conduct his soul to the abode of Lord Shiva. He learnt then for the first time of the great merit he had earned by unconscious worship of Lord Shiva during the night of Shivaratri. The messengers told him that there had been a Shiva Lingam at the bottom of the tree. The leaves he dropped had fallen on the Lingam, in imitation of its ritual worship. The water from his leaky can had washed the Lingam (also a ritual action), and he had fasted all day and all night. Thus, he unconsciously had worshipped the Lord. As the conclusion of the tale the King said that he had lived in the abode of the Lord and enjoyed divine bliss for a long time before being reborn as Chitrabhanu. This story is narrated in the Garuda Puranam.
 
 Tripundram refers to the three horizontal stripes of holy ash applied to the forehead by worshippers of Lord Shiva. These stripes symbolise spiritual knowledge, purity and penance, so also they represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva.
Wearing a rosary made of rudrakshas (said to have sprung from the tears of Lord Shiva) when worshipping Lord Shiva is ideal
According to the Shiva Purana, the Mahashivaratri worship should incorporate six items: offering vilva leaves to the deity after giving it a ceremonial bath, which represents purification of the soul; applying vermilion paste on the linga after bathing it, which represents virtue; offering food, which is conducive to longevity and the gratification of desires; lighting incense, which yields wealth; lighting an oil lamp, which signifies the attainment of knowledge; and offering betel leaves, which marks satisfaction with worldly pleasures. These six items form an indispensable part of the Mahashivaratri worship, be it a simple ceremony at home or grand temple worship.
Mahashivaratri is celebrated widely in the temples all over India. Shiva is considered the Aadi (first) Guru from whom the yogic tradition originates. According to tradition, the planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. It is said to be beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing to stay awake throughout the night. On this day, artists from various fields such as music and dance perform the whole night.
Mahasivarathri is celebrated at Skandagiri in a grand manner. Mahanyasa Poorvaka Ekadasa Rudra Abhishekam is performed in the morning followed by four-kala puja at 6.00 PM. 9.00 PM. 11.00 PM. 1.00 AM
 
Om Namah Shivayah.
 

IMPORTANT TEMPLE FUNCTIONS IN FEBRUARY-2014
Date-
Day
Programme
Time
01-02-14
&
28-02-14
Saturday
&
Friday
 
Avittam H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Monthly Janma Nakshatra Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30  AM
05-02-14
Wednesday
Sukla Shashti
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 A M
 
07-02-14
&
22-02-14
 
 
Friday
&
Saturday
 
Ashtami –Abhishekam to Sri Bhairaver
5-30 PM
07-02-14
Friday
Krithikai - Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
12-02-14
&
27-02-14
Wednesday
&
Thursday
Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam
(Ekambareswarar & Kamaakshi)
4-30 PM
13-02-14
Thursday
Natarajar Abhishekam
( Homam & Abhishekam)
7-30 A M
18-02-14
Tuesday
Sankatahara Chaturthi – Homam and Abhishekam to
 Sri Sundara Vinayakar
5-30 PM
20-02-14
Thursday
Bahula Shashti – Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
21--02-14
Friday
Visakham – Abhishekam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
26-02-14
Wednesday
Uttaradam – H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Monthly Janma Nakshatra
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
27-02-14
Thursday
Maha Sivarathri
 Mahanyasam & Abhishekam to
Sri Ekambareswarar-Sri Kamakshi
4 Kala puja (Evening)
1st Kala Puja 6-00 PM
2nd Kala puja 9-00 PM
   3rd Kala Puja 11-00 PM
4th Kala puja 1-00 AM
7-30 AM
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT TEMPLE FUNCTIONS IN MARCH-2014
Date-
Day
Programme
Time
02-03-14
Sunday
 
Thirupugazh by Thirupugazh Ambargal of twin-cities
 
4-00 PM
06-03-14
Thurs/Fri
Sukla Shashti
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 A M
07-03-14
Friday
Krithikai - Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
 
14-03-14
&
28-03-14
 
Friday
&
Friday
 
Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam
(Ekambareswarar & Kamaakshi)
4-30 PM
20-03-14
Thursday
Sankatahara Chaturthi – Homam and Abhishekam to
 Sri Sundara Vinayakar
5-30 PM
21-03-14
Friday
Visakham – Abhishekam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
22-03-14
Saturday
Bahula Shashti – Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
08-03-14
&
24-03-14
 
 
Saturday
&
Friday
 
Ashtami –Abhishekam to Sri Bhairaver
5-30 PM
25-03-14
Tuesday
Uttaradam – H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Monthly Janma Nakshatra
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
27-03-14
Thursday
Avittam H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Monthly Janma Nakshatra
 Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
31-03-14 Monday Ugadi (Telugu New Year Day)  

 

 

 

IMPORTANT TEMPLE FUNCTIONS IN JANUARY-2014
Date-
Day
Programme
Time
02-01-14
Thursday
Uttaradam – H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Monthly Janma Nakshatra
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
04-01-14
Saturday
Avittam H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Monthly Janma Nakshatra
 Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30  AM
05-01-14
Sunday
Thirupugazh by Thirupugazh Ambargal of twin-cities
Step Festival – New Year 2014
4-00 PM
06-01-14
Monday
Sukla Shashti
Abhishekam to Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 A M
11-01-14
Saturday
Vaikunta Ekadasi
Sudarsana Homam, Abhshekam and Sahasranamam
4-30 AM
11-01-14
Saturday
Krithikai - Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
13-01-14
&
28-01-14
Monday
&
Tuesday
Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam
(Ekambareswarar & Kamaakshi)
4-30 PM
13-01-14
Monday
Bhogi
 
14-01-14
Tuesday
Pongal (Sankranthi)
 
14-01-14
Tuesday
Dhanurmasa Puja Concludes
5-30 AM
15-01-14
To
17-01-14
Wednesday
To
Friday
Thaipoosam
(Laksharchana)
 
19-01-14
Sunday
Sankatahara Chaturthi – Homam and Abhishekam to
 Sri Sundara Vinayakar
5-30 PM
22-01-14
Wednesday
Bahula Shashti – Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
 
24-01-14
 
 
Friday
 
Ashtami –Abhishekam to Sri Bhairaver
5-30 PM
25-01-14
Saturday
Visakham – Abhishekam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
 

 

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 జన్మ నక్షత్రం నాడు శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణస్వామి కి అభిషేకం
 
వుదయం 8-30
05-01-14
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తిరుప్పుగళ్ అంబర్గళ్ ఆఫ్ ట్విన్-సిటీస్ వారి తిరుప్పుగళ్ భజన
మరియు 2014 నూతన సంవత్సరం మెట్ల వుత్సవం
వుదయం  8-30
06-01-14
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శుక్ల షష్టి
శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్యస్వామి కి అభిషేకం
వుదయం 8-30
11-01-14
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వైకుంఠ ఏకాదశి
సుదర్శన హొమం, అభిషేకం మరియు సహస్రనామం
వుదయం 4-30
11-01-14
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వుదయం 8-30
13-01-14
&
28-01-14
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&
మంగళవారం
ప్రదోషం - శ్రీ  ఏకాంబరేశ్వరార్ మరియు శ్రీ కామాక్షి లకు అభిషేకం
సాయంత్రం 4-30
13-01-14
సోమవారం
భోగి
 
14-01-14
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14-01-14
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ధనుర్మాస పూజ ముగింపు
వుదయం 5-30
15-01-14
To
17-01-14
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నుంచి
శుక్రవారం
తైపూసం (లక్షార్చన)
 
19-01-14
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హోమం మరియు అభిషేకం
సాయంత్రం 5-30
22-01-14
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బహుళ షష్టి శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్యస్వామి కి అభిషేకం మరియు సహస్రనామం
వుదయం 8-30
 
24-01-14
 
 
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సాయంత్రం 5-30
25-01-14
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విశాఖం - శ్రీ సుబ్రమణ్యస్వామి కి అభిషేకం
వుదయం 8-30

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAIPOOSAM
LAKSHARCHANA MAHOTSAVAM
From 15-01-2014 (Wednesday) to 17-01-2014 (Friday)
Date/Day
Programme
Time
15-01-2014
Wednesday
Sri Mahaganapathi Homam, Sri Subrahmanyaswamy Mahanyasapoorvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam, Laksharchana commences
7.00 AM to 1.00 PM
5.00 PM to 9.00 PM
16-01-2014
Thursday
Rudrabhishekam & Laksharchana
 
Laksharchana continues
7.00 AM to 1.00 PM
5.00 PM to 9.00 PM
17-01-2014
Friday
Thaipoosam, Mahanyasapoorvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam with Kavadi and Palkudam offering, Laksharchana sampoornam, Pushpanjali, Mangala Harathi, Procession of deity on Silver Ratham
7.00 AM to 1.00 PM
5.00 PM to 9.00 PM

 

IMPORTANT TEMPLE FUNCTIONS IN DECEMBER-2013
Date-
Day
Programme
Time
01-12-13
Sun
Thirupugazh by Thirupugazh Ambargal of twin-cities
4-00 PM
02-12-13
Mon
Visakham – Abhishekam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM.
06-12-13
Fri
Uttaradam – H H Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Monthly Janma Nakshatra Abhishekam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
08-12-13
Sun
Subrahmanya Shashti
(Detailed programme  follows)
 
08-12-13
Sun
Avittam H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Monthly Janma Nakshatra Abhishekam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
14-12-13
&
30-12-13
Satur
&
Mon
Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam
4-30 PM
15-12-13
Sun
Krithikai - Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
 Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
16-12-13
Mon
Dhanurmasa Puja Commences
5-30 AM
18-12-13
Wed
Aarudra Darsanam
5-30 AM
21-12-13
Satur
Sankatahara Chaturthi – Homam and Abhishekam to
 Sri Sundara Vinayakar
5-30 PM
23-12-13
Mon
Bahula Shashti – Abhishekam and Sahasranamam to
Sri Subrahmanyaswamy
8-30 AM
 
25-12-13
 
Wed
Ashtami –Abhishekam to Sri Bhairaver
5-30 PM
31-12-13
Tues
Step Festival
(Welcome to New  Year Eve  2014)
8-00 PM
Onwards
   
DHANURMASA POOJA
 
ARUDRA DARSHANAM
 
SRI VAIKUNTA EKADASI
SPECIAL PROGRAMME  December 2013 / January 2014
DHANURMASAM
From Monday 16-12-13 to Tuesday 14-01-14
PROGRAMME
DHANURMASA POOJA
Mon 16-12-2013 to Tues 14-01-2014 Daily 5.30 am
 
ARUDRA DARSHANAM
SRI NATARAJA ABHISHEKAM
Wednesday on 18-12-2013 (4-30 am to 7-30 am)
Homam, Abhishekam and Giri Pradakshinam  
SRI VAIKUNTA  EKADASI
4.30 AM on 11-01-2014 Saturday
Abhishekam,  Sahasranamam and
Giri Pradakshinam .
 
 Significance of AARUDHRA DHARSANAM

Aarudhra Dharsanam, the day of festivity dedicated to Lord Shiva celebrates the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva – the Supreme Almighty - as Shri Nataraja. The word `Shiva' means Sham mangalam karoti iti Shiva. Sham means mangalam, karoti means that which creates mangalam or in other words His auspicious presence sanctifies the whole space.

The image of Shri Nataraja is expressive of the highly evolved arts of our ancient culture. It depicts the fivefold activity of Shri Shiva and the Shiva-Shakthi concept involving the fusion of His static and dynamic states. The Ananda Thandavam of Shiva is said to symbolize the five Divine acts ("Pancha Krityas") Creation, Protection, Dissolution, Embodiment and Bestowment of grace. In essence, it symbolizes the continuous cycle of creation and destruction. This cosmic dance takes place in every particle and is the source of its energy. Hence, Aarudhra Darshanam is celebrated in appreciation of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva.

The Divine blessings are received by those who are fortunate to have the glorious "Darshanam" of Shri Nataraja with His consort Shri Sivakama Sundari profusely decorated with ornaments and colourful flowers, coming in procession after the Maha Abhishekam on the holy festival day of "Aarudhra Dharsanam" celebrated in Shiva temples in the sacred month of Maarghasira (December-January) on the "Aarudhra Nakshatram" day every year. It takes place on the full moon night of Maarghazhi. Aarudhra signifies golden red flame. The rituals are held in the pre-dawn hours, when the moon is still shining brightly and several ceremonies are performed amid the reverberating holy chants. Prayers and rituals are performed to Lord Shiva on this great fiesta to wipe away our karmic slate.

Of all the several manifestations of Lord Shiva in different Divine forms like Dakshinamurthy, Mrutyunjaya moorthy, Kalyana Sundarar, Bhikshadanar, Linga moorthy, and so on, described in various puranas, Shri Nataraja Murthy, the Lord of Cosmic dance assumes the supreme position. Chidambaram, the sacred town in Tamil Nadu is the famous place of worship wherein the glorious temple enshrines the Lord Nataraja, in cosmic dance pose with alluring charm.

He is also described as 'Aananda Thandaveswaraya Moorthy'. All the discipline and rituals prescribed in 'Agama Shastra' for the daily archana of Lord Nataraja have their origin in Chidambaram temple, based on Maharishi Pathanjali's Pooja vidhanam. They are adopted for the worship of this Supreme Deity in almost all the Shaivite temples where a separate sannidhanam is exclusively provided with "Pancha Loha idols" of this Divine Cosmic dancer, who is also called "Sabha Nayakar" along with Mother Goddess Sivakama Sundari.

The Maha Abhishekam of Lord Nataraja at Chidambaram is performed only on six days in a year viz. ` Aarudhra Nakshatram day in the month of Maargazhi (Dec.-Jan.), Shukla paksha - Chaturdasi in the month of Maasi (Feb.- Mar.), Thiruvonam Nakshatram in the month of Chithirai (April-May), Uthira Nakshatram – Aani Thirumanjanam - in the month of Aani (June – July), Shukla paksha Chaturdasi in the months of Aavani (Aug.- Sep.) and Purattasi (Sep.-Oct.). Of these 'Arudhra Dharsanam' and 'Aani Thirumanjanam' have special significance.

The dharsan of Lord Nataraja with his consort bestows all the benevolent favours to the devotees to lead a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous life. His graceful posture fills our mind with limitless joy. The sound instrument called 'Udukkai' in the right hand is the basis for all sound theory giving the benefit for 'Nadopasana' for the devout people. His 'Abhaya Mudra' in another right hand gives courage and confidence essential in life. The depiction of fire flame in the left hand helps to remove Kama and Maya. The other left hand points out to the slightly lifted left leg (Thookiya Thiruvedi) to show that his 'Thiru Paadam' is the place of eternal bliss. The leg on the body of demon shows the destruction of ego. When one has the dharsan of Lord Nataraja all that is essential for happy life is showered on him.

Aarudhra Dharsanam is celebrated with great gaiety and religious fervor in Sri Subrahmanyaswamy Temple at Skandagiri in Padmaraonagar, Secunderabad, an epitome of our cultural heritage.

May the abundant Divine Grace of Shri Nataraja and Goddess Mother Sivakama Sundari be bestowed on all the devotees participating in the celebration of Aarudhra Dharsanam festival.

 

SRI  SUBRAHMANYA SHASHTI
(Sri Subbaraya Shashti)
Sunday 08-12-2013
Morning ( Udayam)
Sankalpam for Mahanyasa Poorvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam and Homam
7-00 AM
Mahanyasam and Homam
8-00 AM
Sankalpam for Abhishekam
7-30 AM
Abhishekam
9-30 AM
Sahasranamam
11-00 AM
Arjitha seva prasadam distribution
12.00 noon onwards
Evening (Sayantram)
Abhishekam
5-00 PM
Sahasranamam
6-30 PM
Arjitha seva prasadam distribution
7-30 PM onwards
Please collect Arjithaseva  prasadams from Kalyana mandapam (first floor)

 

Significance of SRI SUBRAHMANYA SHASTI

 PROSTRATIONS to Lord Subrahmanya, the Supreme, who is the ruler of this universe, who is the indweller of our hearts, who is the second son of Lord Shiva, who is the beloved of Valli and Devasena, who bestows boons easily on His devotees, who is an embodiment of power, wisdom, love and bliss. In Sanskrit `su' means good natured or beautiful. `Brahmanya' means one who has realized Brahman.

The Skanda Purana describes the legend associated with the avatar of Lord Subrahmanya.

Goddess Parvathi did penance and married Lord Shiva. The union of Shiva and Parvathi signifies the `Knowledge' and `Grace' coming together to deliver `Bliss' in the form Subrahmanya. When all Devas pleaded with Lord Shiva to put an end to the cruel deeds of the demon Soorapadman, Lord Siva, with His Yogic vision felt the necessity of the birth of Lord Subrahmanya. Lord Shiva took a form with six faces (i.e., Sathyojatham, Vamadevam, Thathpurusham, Eesanam, Aghoram and Atho). According to Skanda Purana, Lord Subrahmanya took birth from each of the third eye of the six faces of Lord Shiva as six flames. Lord Shiva commanded Vaayu (God of wind) and Agni (God of fire) to carry the six fire sparks to the Ganges River. Later Ganga took them to Saravana pond in a reed forest where Karttikeya- `Saravanabhava' ( Shara – Janma) was born. The six fire sparks became six beautiful babies on six red lotus flowers. When Goddess Parvathi embraced them together, they merged to one form with six faces, twelve hands and was named Shanmuga. He was also named Karttikeya since six Karthiga nymphs took care of the Divine child. In praise of the services rendered by the Kartika nymphs Shiva and Parvathi granted a boon that Krithika Nakshatra will be a significant day for worship of Lord Subrahmanya.

The six heads of Lord Subrahmanya represent the six Chakras. They also represent the five senses and the mind. They represent the six attributes of Bhagavan: Jnana (wisdom), Vairagya (dispassion), Bala (strength), Kirti (fame), Sree (wealth) and Aisvarya (divine powers). They indicate that He is the source for the four Vedas, Vedangas; that He has controlled the five Jnana Indriyas and the mind. They signify that His head is turned everywhere (Viswathomukha); they indicate that He is omnipotent. The six faces indicate that His presence shines on the four sides and also above and below.

Sri Valli, Sri Devasena and the Vel mean respectively Ichcha Shakti, Kriya Shakti and Jnana Sakti, signifying Desire, Action, and Knowledge. The fact that desire and action forces are kept on either side of Him and that Jnana Shakti or the knowledge alone is kept with Him point out that Knowledge is the most important of them all and that it never gets separated from Him.

Shanmukha's Vahana, the peacock, shows the shape of the Pranava letter OM. When the peacock has spread out its tail, it has the round shape of the Pranava. Within it is the Parabrahma Jyoti which is the form of Subrahmanya. The subordinated serpent kept in check under the peacock's feet shows a complete overpowering of the Maya by the Pranava.

In the month of Karthika, Poornima i.e., full moon day coincides with the Krithika Star. The next month is Margasira. Sri Krishna says in Bhagavath Gita "Maasaanaaam Margasirshoham" i.e., among the months I am Margasira. So this is a very sacred month. The sixth day of this month – Shasthi – is celebrated as Subrahmanya Shasthi, the birth day of Lord Subrahmanya. Sashti Viratham Or Shashti Vrat is observed on the sixth Day of the waxing phase of moon Shukla Paksha in a Hindu month as per traditional calendar

In each month on Shasthi day the Lord is worshipped. Each Shasthi day is given names like Kumara Shasthi, Skanda Shasthi, Mallara Shasthi etc.. with religious fervour.

Sri Subbaraya Sashti or Sri Subrahmanya Shashti is observed on Margashira Shashti in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Margasira Subramanya Sashti falls on Sunday the December 8th this year. Lord Subramanya, also known as Kumara, Skanda, Murugan or Shanmukha is worshipped during this festival. Sri Subrahmanya Sashti is observed with utmost enthusiasm and devotion in all temples of Sri Subrahmanya Swamy. It is one of the major festivals celebrated in the month Margashira in South India.

In Skandagiri Subramanya temple located in Hyderabad, Subramanya sasti is an eye-catching event.

The Swayambhu Moorthis of Lord Subrahmanya are on hill-tops like Thirupparankunram, Palani, Swamimalai, Tirutani, Palamudhircholai in Madurai etc. It is our good fortune that Sri Subrahmanya Swami is in Secunderabad on Skandagiri which is also a small hillock. The various religious celebrations to this God are being performed for the past four decades with religious fervour and following strictly the Agama Shastras. Sri Subrahmanya Shasthi is being celebrated here and it is our good fortune to take part in these celebrations and have the Darshan of Sri Subrahmanya Swami. Devotees are requested to participate in large numbers and receive the Divine Blessings.