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Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi Celebrations at MTS

Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi Celebrations at MTS

BY DR. PABISETTY PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi on Sunday, May 19th, 2019. It couldn’t have been a better festive day with a picture-perfect weather and ecstatic devotional kolattam dance by Vasavi Vanithas for Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari in the Raja Veedhi of Meenakshi Temple. The festivities are a part of Sri Vasavi […]

Utsav Parking Lot Inaugurated at Sri MTS

Utsav Parking Lot Inaugurated at Sri MTS

BY VATSA KUMAR PEARLAND: An April morning with clear skies and a gentle breeze was the perfect setting at Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland, Texas for Mayor Tom Reid to inaugurate the Utsav Parking lot. Serving the Indian community for over 42 years, Sri Meenakshi Temple, one of its kind in the US, is a […]

Glorious Pongal Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Glorious Pongal Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

BY BHARGAVI GOLLA PEARLAND — Despite cold weather, there was an overwhelming participation of enthusiastic devotees in outdoor Pongal celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple on January 19 th , 2019. Pongal is a popular harvest festival of south India that marks the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere. It’s celebrated to reaffirm and […]

MAHA RUDRAM: A Sea of Orange, A Sea of Bhakti!

MAHA RUDRAM:  A Sea of Orange, A Sea of Bhakti!

By M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: The great Maha Rudram conducted at Sri Meenakshi Temple from June 22 to 24, was a phenomenal experience for all who participated, whether as ritwiks or as devotees.  It is two years in a row that it attained the status of Maha Rudram, when the count of Rudram chants exceeds the magic […]

“Heaven on Earth” – Meenakshi-Sundareswara Wedding at MTS

“Heaven on Earth” – Meenakshi-Sundareswara Wedding at MTS

By M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: April 29, is a day to remember forever in the Houston Hindu religious platform.  The Thirukalyanam (Holy Wedding) of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswara (Siva) was celebrated with extraordinary festivities, joy and grandeur at the Sri Meenakshi Temple.  This wedding was the finale for the ten-day Mahotsavam (Great Festival).  This festival follows […]

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Grand New Year Day Celebration and Leadership Transfer at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Starting from evening of December 31, 2017, devotees gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2017 and to welcome 2018. The special midnight pooja has been a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold. The Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai recitals in the auspicious Dhanur […]

Bajagovindam and Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam Celebrated on October 8

Bajagovindam and Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam Celebrated on October 8

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: The celebration of Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam appropriately titled “Bajagovindam” is one of the traditions at most South Indian temples during the month of “Purattasi”, and here in Sri Meenakshi Temple Society in Pearland we follow the same tradition The purpose of such festivals is believed to shower all of God’s creations […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Guru Peyarchi Homam & Abhishekam

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Guru Peyarchi Homam & Abhishekam

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Guru Peyarchi Homam and Abhishekam were conducted at MTS on Friday September 1st, with Navagraha Abhishekam at 7:00pm, followed by a more elaborate event on Saturday September 2nd in a grand manner.  This year’s event had a special significance due to the torrential rain and havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey throughout […]

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated on Grand Scale at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Panguni Uthiram is celebrated at many temples throughout South India and the world. The festival was celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on Sunday, April 9. It is believed that the wedding of Rama and Sita was celebrated on Panguni Uthiram. The “Kalyanams” of Siva-Parvati, Lord Subramanya, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Rama-Sita are celebrated […]

Masi Magam Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Masi Magam Celebrations at  Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Masi Magam, a special event for Lord Murugan was celebrated by Sri Meenakshi Temple on Saturday March 11.  This auspicious day usually falls on the Magam nakshathra of the Tamil month Masa (Generally Feb 15 – March 15). Sri Meenakshi Temple closely follows the traditions and customs of Madurai and this […]

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M. K. Sriram PEARLAND: It was a great and divine start to 2017 for several hundred devotees who worshipped at Sri Meenakshi Temple on the very auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi day that fell on Sunday, January 8. The darshan of Lord Maha Vishnu on this day is most important to many devotees. “The Temple” is […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

By Akilan Gopal & S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Long before the dawn of the New Year, devotees were gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2016 and to welcome 2017. The special midnight pooja has become a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold for the occasion. The […]

Tributes Paid to Late. Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu CM, by MTS, BKM, and TNF

Tributes Paid to Late. Selvi J. Jayalalithaa,  Tamil Nadu CM, by MTS, BKM, and TNF

By Vivek Natarajan PEARLAND: The Indian state of Tamil Nadu lost its incumbent Chief minister, Selvi J. Jayalalithaa a week back. Many Houston Tamil people personally felt the loss and organized a community wide tribute to Amma as Late. Selvi J. Jayalalithaa was known. The event was organized by Bharathi Kalai Manram (BKM), Sri Meenakshi […]

Bhoomi Puja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Bhoomi Puja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) celebrated on Sunday November 6, the Bhoomi puja (Ground breaking ceremony) for the Corner Temples renovation Project (CTRP).  The CTRP project includes expanding and connecting all the four Corner Temples, as well as connecting the Rajagopuram and the Main Temple. The project includes South and North […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Anniversary Celebrations

Sri Meenakshi Temple Anniversary Celebrations

By Kamala Raghavan and M.K. Sriram PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple conducted the anniversary celebrations with an auspicious “Nava Kalasa” pooja followed by Homam, Purnahuthi, and simultaneous Abhishekam, Alankaram and Aarthi to all the deities in the main temple. The event provided a feast for the eyes and ears when the images were projected at all […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple: June 4 & 5

Sri Meenakshi Temple: June 4 & 5

By S. Narayanan PEARLAND: MTS board is renovating the Corner Temples and this was an Aarambha puja for the project. By god’s grace, the weather was unbelievably perfect in the middle of rainy days. Saturday evening the Anugnai puja was done at the Ganesh temple. Sunday morning devotees gathered early to start the Ganapathi Homam. […]

Sri Meenakshi Pattabhishekam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Meenakshi Pattabhishekam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Haripriya Sundar PEARLAND: What a grand sight it was to see many devotees gathered in the newly renovated Sri Meenakshi Temple on Saturday evening, April 16. It was windy and clouds were looming overhead, but that didn’t stop the devotees from attending the Meenakshi Pattabhishekam. Inside the Main Temple, there were three sets of […]

Grand Mahasivarathri Celebrations at MTS

Grand Mahasivarathri  Celebrations at MTS

By M.K.Sriram & Anu Mahesh PEARLAND: It was a Grand Mahasivarathri Day celebration at Sri Meenakshi Temple on Monday, March 7.  Devotees started streaming in soon after the doors opened in the morning and swelled to a large gathering when the puja started at twilight. The weather was beautiful and more than 1,000 devotees thronged […]

MTS Honors the Founders

MTS Honors the Founders

By Aakash Srikanth PEARLAND:   MTS (Meenakshi Temple Society) held a founders formal on December 19, in order to thank and honor the founders. This event has been a tradition at MTS for over 4 years to honor all those who have served the Board. What started as a small establishment in 1977 grew into a […]

Grand New Year and Vaikunda Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Grand New Year and Vaikunda Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

 By M.K.Sriram and Akilan Gopal PEARLAND: It was a great and divine start to 2015 for several thousand devotees who worshipped at Sri Meenakshi Temple on New Year’s day.   The forecasters predicted a rainy and cold day, but this did not make any impact on the spirits and minds of the devotees – they came […]

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