Origin of Thamboola Auspicious Gift Hinduism


It is customary for Indian households to offer Gift to visitors. Mandatory are the Kumkum(Vermillion) and Thamboola. The Kumkum is a sign of wealth and prosperity and it represents Goddess Mahaslakshmi, called as Sri. Thamboolam. The significance of offering Kumkum is the wishes of the house holder that the visitor may be blessed with Prosperity. Thamboola […]

What Is Brahmotsava,Tirupati Brahmotsva


One would have across the term Brahmotsava being performed n Lord Vishnu Temples. Brahmotsvams are quite popular in Thirupathi Sri Balaji Temple and Sri Rangam Ranganatha Temple , though the Brahmotsavams are conducted in all the Sri Vaishnava Templs in the South. What is Brahmotsavam? Brahmotsavam means a Festival, an offering  By Lord Brahma to […]

Krishna’s Footprints Dweetya Gaya Ashwaklanta Guwahati


Ashwaklanta (Ashwakranta) is an important Vaishnava shrine situated on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, opposite to Gauhati. The temple contains the idol of Anantha sayana Vishnu, with Brahma in a lotus came out from his navel. Maha maya, the two demons Madu, Kaitabhas and two rows of Naga kanyas are present in the […]