Thursday, 26 December 2013

Margazhi Pooja Special

Margazhi Puja

Chennai is my favorite place on the Earth. It becomes more favourite during December - January. The Weather becomes so pleasant and it brings in so much calmness in you when you wake up at 0500 and look out.

Margazhi is also famous for Bhajans and Vennpongal. Every Margazhi in our house, we do poojas and Bhajans. We recite Thirupavai and Thiruvampavai on that.

 The month of Dhanur Maasa or name Margazhi (Dec 14th to Jan 14th), derives from the star Mrigashirsha and is considered very auspicious month for religious services. During this month the sun transits through Sagittarius sign, the house of Jupiter and ends with the Makara Sankranti.

One-and-half hours before sunrise is called Brahma Muhurta, an auspicious time best suited for worshipping Lord Vishnu as it would yield good results. Even the celestials do not fail to perform special prayers to Vishnu. This time starts with Mrigashirsha Shukla Ekadasi and ends at Dakshinaayana.

The birth of the great Margazhi month is the time when the holy star Mrigashirsha combines with Poornima thithi. It is sacred from all aspects and renders in attaining prosperity and blessings to the god himself.

The Neivedhyam for this year's Margazhi Pooja: