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Golu Figurines at MTS Relate the Festive Legends of Navaratri

Golu Figurines at MTS Relate the Festive Legends of Navaratri

Click here for Photo Collage 1 Click here for Photo Collage 2   By Nachal Sethuraman PEARLAND: This year’s Navaratri Golu at the Meenakshi Temple has been a big hit, receiving excellent reviews from all those who have seen it during the celebratory week of Navaratri. The Golu exhibit set a new standard with its […]

Spectacular Deepavali Bazaar Celebrations at Meenakshi Temple

Spectacular Deepavali Bazaar  Celebrations at Meenakshi Temple

By M.K. Sriram PEARLAND: Deepavali festival 2016 turned out to be a most unforgettable experience in Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS). It is estimated that over 7000 people of all ages from far and near of the Houston metroplex visited the temple throughout the day, from early morning till midnight. Year by year, Sri Meenakshi […]

Sita Rama Kalyanam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Nalini Sadagopan PEARLAND: Sita Rama Kalyanam celebration, an annual event at the Meenakshi Temple Society of Pearland, felt even more auspicious this year as the date coincided with Sri Rama Navami on March 28th 2015 on Saturday. The stage was decorated so beautifully with the Rama parivar (Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman) that it […]

Classical Arts Society Held 38th Tyagaraja Aradhana at MTS

Classical Arts Society Held 38th  Tyagaraja Aradhana at MTS

By Chittoor Ramachandran PEARLAND: Classical Arts Society together with Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam presented the enthralling first part of the 38th annual Tyagaraja Aradhana last weekend (Jan 10 – 11) at MTS Kalyanamandapam.  Carnatic musicians of Greater Houston, youth and adults, trained at various levels offered their respect to the composer- Saint Tyagaraja by rendering his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]