Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Navarathri Kolu 2012 - (Part 3 of 3)


5. KAUMARAM:

This refers to the worship of Lord Muruga.

Lord Muruga on the peacock mount:


















Lord Muruga's yantra on the elephant mount:




Kataragama or Kadirkaamam temple in Srilanka:

The festivals and daily rituals do not adhere to standard Hindu Agamas or Buddhist rituals. It follows the ancient Vedda traditions of worship.












The main festival known in the Sinhalese language as Esela Perehera. It is celebrated during the months of July and August. When the main festival begins, the Yantra representing the deity is retrieved from its storage location and paraded through a street on top of an Elephant and carried to the Valli shrine.

Also seen in the picture are the traditional folk dances of "Kavadi" and "Karagaattam" .

Lord Muruga on the Airavatham elephant Mount:



In Swamimalai, Tamilnadu, legend says that Lord Indira, after his worship, left his elephant Airavatham for Lord Muruga's use as His mount.

Folk dances and Nadhaswara concerts take place in the temple during the procession.








Devotees are offered lunch at the temple:

















Vegetable vendors outside the temple during the festival:


















6. VAISHNAVAM:

An overview of Vaishnavam:



















Lord Guruvayurappan on the elephant mount:



The "Poosam" festival during the Masi month is very famous in Guruvaayur. The Lord is taken on the decorated elephant.
Also seen in the picture is a wedding happening at the temple..












Andal on chariot mount:




The "Aadi pooram" festival at Srivillipuththur, Tamilnadu is very famous, wherein Andal is taken on procession on a chariot.











Lord Vishnu on the Garuda mount:



The famous "Garuda Sevai" as part of the Tirupati Brahmotsavam.














Lord Ayyappan on the tiger mount:






Devotees perform the "Ayyappan Puja".











Lord Vishnu on different mounts during the Tirupati Brahmotsavam:





On each day of the Brahmotsavam festival at Tirupati, the Lord comes on procession on different "vaahanaas" like the Hanumath vaahana, Suryaprabha vaahana, Chandraprabha vaahanaa, Ashwa vaahana, Sesha vaahana etc.










Lord Hanuman on camel mount:





A very rare camel mount for Lord Hanuman at a temple in Andhrapradesh.












Lord Vishnu on Garuda mount:





Lord Ranganatha as "Azhagiya manavaaLar", procession on Garuda.











Lord Vishnu on horse mount:




The famous "Chiththirai Tiruvizha" in Madurai, wherein Lord Vishnu comes on the horse mount and Meenakshi Kalyanam is celebrated in the temple on the same day.












Handicrafts made for Navarathri:





























3 comments:

priya ram said...

Superb Kolu. Enlightening and awe inspiring. Kudos to you and your family.

Regards,
Priya Ram

Anonymous said...

It has been ages since I visited your site. For the past 4 years, every year, I get so busy all through the year, that I find time only during Christmas vacation for the December season.

Congratulations on the Bala Murali Puraskar. And what an amazing collection for the Nava Rathri. Is that collection all possessed by you? If so, I envy you. It's kind of owner's pride neighbor's envy.

I hope to visit Chennai this year too for the Music season. Looks like there is only one concert of yours between Dec 24th to 1st Jan. I wish there are more concerts during that period.

Good luck for the Music season.

Murali

Mrs Vasu said...

Aaha pramaadham golu. I am visiting your blog for the 1st time. Excellent. Would you be willing to share where I can buy these beautiful sets for murugan temples and ayur devi bommai. Thanks.