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Significance of Margazhi

The Tamil month of Margazhi is of great importance because Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months.
The month is of great spiritual significance. The Tamil holy scriptures Tiruppavai and Tiruvembavai are read during this month. Another unique feature is the reading of the four Vedas. The two month long pilgrimage season to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple comes to and end in Margazhi.
The month is also noted for its numerous music concerts. Another unique feature of the month is the beautiful kolams (rangoli) drawn on streets and in the courtyard of houses.
Vaikunta Ekadasi, Arudra Darshan and Hanumanth Jayanti are the most important days in the month.

Quote for the day

We cannot tell how the religion of the Hindus came into being. When we become aware of it, we find it already complete in its broad outlines, its main principles. Not only is it complete, but the farther back we go, the more perfect it is, the more unadulterated, the more closely related to the loftiest speculations of our modern agnosticism.Count Maurice Maeterlinck – poet and essayist – won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1911. (Source: The Great Secret – by By Maurice Maeterlinck)