Monthly Archives: January 2014

Purpose of life is not only enlightenment

Sai Ram Friends, I want to elaborate further on Makar Sankranti and Pongal, as they are celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu for four days successively. Sankranti is the female aspect of The Male principle of the universe whom we call God. She slayed the asura Sankrasu on this day. On third day of Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh, Kanuma is observed. It is believed that Lord Krishna lifted Goverdhan hill to protect people of Gokul on this day. Mukkanuma is celebrated day after and it is basically the day of feasting and merry making. Kanuma is similar to Mattu Pongal in Tamilnadu which is dedicated to cows, bulls and … Continue reading

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