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Pongal Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Pongal Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Ponni Sivaraman PEARLAND: Thai Pongal or Makara Sankranthi is a harvest festival that is celebrated on a grand scale by the all over India, especially in South India. Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) which is also believed to mark the arrival of spring. […]

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 […]

Namadwaar Celebrates 7th Annual Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsava

MANVEL: December 21 to 27, was a joyous, blissful week in Houston with the Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsava and Grand Madhura Utsav spiritual and cultural celebration held at Houston Namadwaar. Organized by Global Organization for Divinity and Love to Share Foundation America, the event saw over 100 devotees from across the USA join Houston devotees for this […]

Founders’ Day Celebration at Sri Meenkashi Temple

PEARLAND: Sri Meenkashi Temple celebrated Founders’ day as a formal dinner event on Saturday, December 13.  The evening was dedicated by the current Board to honor all those who have worked hard in the Board and advisory council since 1979. This year was special because of a special skit and musical program called “Melodies and […]

Namadwaar’s 5th Annual Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsava

MANVEL: Global Organization for Divinity and Namadwaar will conduct its annual grand celebration of bhakti and Bhagavata Dharma, from December 21 to 27 this year through a 7-day “Madhura Utsav” (sweet celebration). The Utsav will be filled with celebration of Bhagavan through song, dance and listening to His stories through a 7-day “Sri Krishna Leela” discourse series […]

The Month of Karthigai Rekindles the Light of Hope in the Devotees at MTS

By Chittoor K. Ramachandran PEARLAND: Maha Sathyanarayana Pooja  (Dec 6) Worshipping Sriman Narayana (Sri Venkateswara) in  Sathyanarayana  pooja  in an easily understandable   format  is a time honored tradition created  for the families  in several  regions of India.  Sri Meenakshi Temple conducts   Sathyanarayana pooja at regular intervals throughout the year or  on special request  for those […]

Steadfast Ayyappa Devotees Get the Gratification of Annadanam at MTS

By Chitoor  Ramachandran PEARLAND: The month of karthigai (vrichikam) (Nov-Dec) makes the premises of Sri Meenakshi Temple vibrant with numerous festive events individually distinct in the importance, intent and tradition. The 41 days of austere Ayyappa vrutham (Mandalam) and the associated worship of Sri Ayyappa (Sri Dharma Shasta) conspicuously bring out several disciplines recommended to […]

“Nama”Dwaar Bhoomi Pooja Performed with Nama Sankirtan

MANVEL:  With divine grace, Houston Namadwaar’s bhoomi pooja for its new prayer house building was conducted in a divine ambience on November 8 in the presence of Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. The Hare Rama… Hare Krishna… Mahamantra was chanted throughout the bhoomi pooja, interspersed with verses from Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhu […]

Unique Annabhishekam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By   M.K. Sriram PEARLAND: Karthikai, the seventh month in the Tamil calendar is considered a very holy month. Annabhishekam, i.e. abhishekam with cooked rice is traditionally performed for Lord Sundarewswar at Madurai Meenkashi temple as well as many other Shiva temples on the full moon day in this month.  MTS has been following the same […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple’s Main Temple Renovation Project Bhoomi Puja (Ground-breaking Ceremony)

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: It was another auspicious inauguration, another stride in the celestial course of the inspiring chronicle of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland.  It was the Bhoomi Puja of its Main Temple expansion on Sunday, November 2. On a serenely bright and balmy morning, about 300 devotees were blessed to participate in […]

Namadwaar to Celebrate Bhoomi Pooja with Music and Mass Prayer

MANVEL,TX: Global Organization for Divinity’s Namadwaar Prayer House will perform bhoomi pooja (groundbreaking ceremony) for its new prayer house building on November 8, Saturday at its current location, 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX (Pearland area). The bhoomi pooja, followed by prayers by Houston temples and organizations, will be conducted from 7:30 to 9 AM. In […]

The Grand Deepavali Bazaar at Sri Meenakshi Temple

PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple looked extraordinarily vibrant starting from the daybreak on Saturday, October 18 with the morning Suprabhadam to welcome Sri Venkateswara and Sri Lakshmi to the beautiful dawn.   The festive look of the temple with colorful lights, huge tents and filled parking lots were all indicative of a grand celebration. Deepavali (Diwali) literally […]

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