South India

South India

South India

South India

South India

Vesak in South India
“Vaykattam” is a religious festival celebrated throughout India. This festival is mainly for Hindus but is now also celebrated by people of different religions and cultures.

This festival is of three kinds. There is the normal Vesak, which is devoted to temples and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. There is another style of Vesak called the “Mahanam” which is devoted to Lord Muruga. Finally, there is the “Kaumari” or “Amarnath Yatra” which is celebrated according to the Hindu superstition. This festival is most popular in the state of Bihar in India.  สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์

This festival is fifteen days long and starts with “Javanaam” or the first full moon day of the Hindu month of Bhakara. It is also called “Kaumari Kalaji” because it is celebrated at the temple of Lord Hanuman which is situated at an altitude of nearly 2800 meters.

The precautions and rules for this festival ensure that there is complete peace and tranquility throughout the area. Besides that, devotees fast throughout the three days. A normal Vesak consists of a meal served at the temple followed by folk dance and acts. The dress worn during this time is saree or simple. However, a few devotees don Hindu diyas while others fast.  South India

Normally a Vesak is celebrated in pairs. Agarbatti is reached by having a pilgrimage to the famous temple of Agartwari atchanti located at a distance of 10 kilometers from WalappAskal. Just adjacent to the temple, devotees offer their homes to Lord Brahma for sanctuary. Brahma is worshipped as Vishnu by the Hindus. People go to great lengths to visit the Brahma temple of their choice.  South India

In the month of Kartika, three different kinds of Vesak are celebrated, thereby allowing the devotee to choose his or her particular style of devotion. Such is the fervor of the devotee, that shops, beehive-like places and even railway stations come to a standstill with most of them.  South India

Puja Thali:Puja thali has a special significance for the devotees. It is in memory of Gollu and her son Duryodhan. Gollu was the demon lady who had been transformed into a naga by Lord Shiva. Thali is a three day stay at the point of the tomb of Gollu at the foot of Poon hill. She was offered three sumptuous meals, a tour of the area and affer any medical botherings, etc. The 1600 years old custom of the temple has not died out entirely.  South India

Puja Darshan:Puja darshan is interest primarily to the Hindus and can be celebrated in any month of the year. generally, the closer to Holi, the more important the festival is to the people. In a monastery, generally at theStorage place in the winter, the devotee is taken out on a tour of the local area starting from the Rumtek monasteries. Besides the main temple, they visit the place where Gollu was believed to have taken birth. Confined to aseptic cella within the monastery, Lord Shiva sits dotting the walls of the temple and is neither seen nor heard. Abashed by Western daylight, the devotee sightlessly sits amidst his Shiva lingams for hours on end, avoiding the gaze of worldly scrutiny. Just like the wax images of the gods in the Agni chakra celebration, impatiently waiting for Resurrection Day, the devotee in miniature is brought close to Lord Shiva and draws near. Shakyamuni perceiveth as a divine presence and recites the religious words of the mantra in Vedic periods of the day. Embracing the devotee in his/her vicinity, he/she is welcomed into the holiest of Hindu places, the cave of nuns. Significantly, in the cave, the vow to become a vegetarian is undertaken, with the condition that one must eat only vegetarian food. Such is the amazing way the cave is celebrated that it is known as the vegetarian cave and the cave of nuns is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

What is interesting about this particular cave is that the annually held Agni Pur Zoobic festival at the cave is not only to enliven the celebrations of the devotees, but also to ensure that the animistic beliefs are not entertained by the devotees. Among other things, articles are burnt, homes are burnt and animals are killed.  South India

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