Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple is one of 108 vaishnava divya desams and among one in 11 divya desams of Thirunangur.The temple have 100 acres of wet and dry lands and these lands were given to tenants on lease and paguthi basis. The annual income of the temple for all sources rs 50,000/-. Though the income is not sufficient to make the financial requirements of the temple to perform daily pooja. Even with this the temple staffs such as archakar, paricharakar could not be paid well where charitable trust/philanthropic gentlemen help the temple for the performance of daily pooja. The Dhanur Masa Utsavam is to be held from 16.12.2015 to 14.01.2016. To conduct the utsavam on smaller scale for which we have no upayadars. Hence we approach the charitable trust/philanthropic person like you. The expenses for 1 temple is as under:
Those who donate expenses for one month a special pooja will be performed on their marriage day, birth day, new year and bagavad prasadam will be sent thru post.. Any clarification on this please contact A.PURUSHOTHAMAN, MOB: 9750251058. Please e.mail your birth star,gothram and name.
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Religious Signification of Margazhi or Dhanur month:
In Bhagawat Gita, lord Krishna has described the month of Mrigashirsha as one of his manifestations. The month of Dhanur Maasa or name Margazhi (Dec 14th to Jan 14th), derives from the star Mrigashirsha and is considered very auspicious month for religious services. During this month the sun transits through Sagittarius sign, the house of Jupiter and ends with the Makara Sankranti.
Auspicious time for Worship:
One-and-half hours before sunrise is called Brahma Muhurta, an auspicious time best suited for worshipping Lord Vishnu as it would yield good results. Even the celestials do not fail to perform special prayers to Vishnu. This time starts with Mrigashirsha Shukla Ekadasi and ends at Dakshinaayana. The birth of the great Margazhi month is the time when the holy star Mrigashirsha combines with Poornima thithi. It is sacred from all aspects and renders in attaining prosperity and blessings to the god himself.
Importance of Margazhi month:
The Ekadasi falling during this period is considered highly auspicious. In South India, especially the Vaikunta Ekadasi which falls during the waning phase of the moon in Dhanur Masam attracts thousands of devotees. Temples conduct special Poojas during the period.
STORY: Once, on the eve of Dakshinaayana, the celestials assembled on the peaks of Mountain Meru and prayed to the Upendra a form of Lord Vishnu. When the Lord arrived, the celestials told Him that their “night” was approaching and sought His permission so that they all could go to their respective abodes. Then Ratri Devi, the patron deity of night and Dakshinaayana, took on the form of a beautiful damsel and prostrated before the Lord. She pleaded with Him as follows “Lord, everybody views.
Dakshinaayana as a bad time and do not performs any good deeds. I am universally reviled. I will undertake penance to obtain your grace. If I do not achieve my goal, I will end this life of infamy”. The assembled celestials pleaded her case to the Lord. The merciful Lord took pity on her and blessed her as follows, “Ratri Devi, your duration consists of 3 seasons of 2 months each. Out of these, the first two seasons shall be deemed to dear to me. Within these 2 seasons consisting of four months, there shall be a hierarchy in which kartika shall be the dearest, followed by Ashwini, Bhadrapada and finally Shravana. All pious and meritorious acts performed in these four months shall yield immense benefits. Due to this, people will now look forward to this time of the year, thus removing the stigma attached to you”. Thus saying the Lord disappeared.
Courtesy: Puru Chari