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Sri Rama Navami & Tamil New Year Celebration

Sri Rama Navami & Tamil New Year Celebration



 

HINDU TEMPLE OF NORTH EAST WISCONSIN

911 Delanglade StreetKaukaunaWI 54130

 

Sri Rama Navami is one of the most important Hindu festivals which falls on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the month of "Chaitra" ( March /April). This is the day on which Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born on earth as a son to the King of Ayodhya, Dasharatha, to end the atrocities committed by the demon king Ravana. Rama killed Ravana in order to maintain Dharma, on earth. He exemplified the ‘perfect’ person (maryada purushottam). He was the embodiment of compassion, gentleness, kindness, righteousness and integrity. So, this festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. In south India, devotees celebrate this festival as the day Lord Rama and Goddess Sita got married, symbolizing the love bondage between husband and wife and thus also referred to as Kalyanotsavam. 

 

 

The festival of “Puthandu” and “Vishu” heralds the beginning of the traditional New Year for the natives of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively. This day marks the Sun’s transit into first zodiac house, Aries or “Mesha Rashi” and generally falls on 13th or 14th April, every year. Vishu literally means equal in Sanskrit, and in the festival context it connotes the completion of spring equinox. Vishukkani is the first sight on Vishu day and lot of care is taken while arranging the items in a metal vessel. The traditional belief is that the New Year will be better if one views auspicious joyful things as the first thing on Vishu day. The vessel contains a panorama of religious auspicious items like holy book or Bhagwat Gita, rice, vegetables, fruits, gold coins, and betel leaves along with a mirror made of metal. All these items are placed before Lord Krishna and special prayers are offered seeking his blessings on this auspicious day.

 

Program Details

10:00 AM - Vishu Kani / Puthandu Vishesha Sankalpam
10:45 AM - Kalyanotsavam & Bhajans & Culturals (by kids & Devotees)
12:00 PM - Aarati followed by thertham and Maha Prashadam

 

 

HINDU TEMPLE OF NORTH EAST WISCONSIN

911 Delanglade StreetKaukaunaWI 54130