Tooting Muththumari Amman Temple
Arulmithu London Muththumari Amman Temple
180-186 Upper Tooting Road
London SW17 7EJ
Tel:020 8767 9881
3rd Day Annual Festival 24-04-2012 Akshaya Thiruthiyai
ing Festival At Hindu Temples Speech By SAIVA SITHTHANTHA PANDIT B. Vasanthan Kurukkal B.A (Honours) 21-04-2012
Flag Hoisting Festival 2012
VAIRVAR MADI FETSIVAL@ LONDON MUTHTHUMARI AMMAN TEMPLE APRIL 2011 from Anand Kumar (London Temples) on Vimeo.
Bhairava (Sanskrit: “Terrible” or “Frightful”), sometimes known as Bhairo or Bhairon or Virvar, is the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation. He is one of the most important deities of any South Indian/Sri Lankan Temples,
He is depicted ornamented with a range of twisted serpents, which serve as earrings, bracelets, anklets, and sacred thread (yajnopavita). He wears a tiger skin and a ritual apron composed of human bones. Bhairava has a dog (Shvan) as his divine vahana (vehicle).
On the last day of the Temple Annual Maha Festival is a Bairav Pooja which is conducted to thank for the successful annual festival.
POONGAVANAM(TEMPLE GARDEN FESTIVAL)@LONDON MUTHTHUMARI AMMAN TEMPLE 2011 from Anand Kumar on Vimeo.
This video is about Poongavanam (Temple Garden Festival) at London Muththumari Amman Temple. The video includes Nathaswaram & Bharatanatyam performances.
SAGAMBARI ALANKARA THIRUVIZHA@ LONDON MUTHTHUMARI AMMAN TEMPLE APRIL 2011 from Anand Kumar on Vimeo.
Sagambari – It is said that in times of famine, Goddess Muththumari comes down and gives vegan food, (Saga comes from Sanskrit. means vegetables and vegan food. Ambari means one who wears or bears) , to the hungry. That is why she is called “Saga” + “Ambari” = ‘Sagambari’.
Every year in London Muththumari Amman Temple celebrate Sagambari festival. As ever the Athimoola Amman, Ezhuntharuli Amman where decorated with full of vegetables, roots & fruits. The priest performed grandeur Pooja followed by Circum Ambulatory Procession of Ezhuntharuli Amman in a Chariot which was elegantly decorated with vegetables, roots and fruits.
Annual Chariot Festival(Ther Thiruvizha) April 2011 from Anand Kumar on Vimeo.
RATH YATRA, APRIL 2011
The ‘Chariot festival’ or Ratha Yatra literally means journey by chariot. The Rath Yatra festival, literally translated as Rath: meaning chariot; and Yatra: meaning pilgrimage is an annual Hindu temple festival. The festival celebrates excursion of Arulmihu Muththumari Amman inside the majestic Tooting temple on a brilliantly decorated chariot with pomp and gaiety and this year hundreds of devotees who converge on the occasion from all over United Kingdom.
Kargam is a folk dance of Tamil Nadu which originated as a ritual dedicated to Mariamman the goddess of health and rain. The idol of Mariamman is carried in procession.
The ritual pot filled with water and adorned with decorations several feet high is carried by the priest. The dancers perform various acrobatic feats while following the procession accompanied by a number of musical instruments like ‘Thavil’, “Nadaswaram”, “Muni”, “Udukkai”, “Pambai”, etc.
The Karagam dance is very popular in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka. It is an eye catching item with the performer carrying decorated and vertically piled vessels on their heads and donning colourful costumes dancing in a lively manner to the tune of Nagaswaram and the rhythm of Thavil. It is popular in villages during temple festivals.
The rituals have their origin in the Mahabharata, particularly in the vastrakshepa (stripping) of Draupadi, the exile of the Pandavas and the death of Draupadi’s sons at the hands of Ashwathama. After all these trials and tribulations, she emerged as a symbol of strong and ideal womanhood.
Mahotsavam 1st Day of Flag Hosting Festival April 2011.
The festival begins with the hoisting of the temple flag. This is followed by 16 days of internal temple processions conducted in the inner pathways of the temple. On each day of the festival, the images of Ganesha, Skanda, and the presiding consort goddess are paraded around the temple. Devotees visit the temple to attend the daily pujas and make their offerings. On the penultimate day of the festival there is a procession, when the image of the goddess is placed upon a huge wooden stage and curried around the temple by devotees. On the 9th day of the festival, large chariots are drawn by the devotee’s on the 17th day it is thirtham (“holy bath”) ceremony when the images are dipped into pool inside the temple. After the holy bath, the procession goes around inner temple accompanied by traditional Nadeswaram and Thavil musicians.
Maha Shivarathri Festival 2011
Maha Shivaratri means “The Night of Shiva”. This festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated throughout India by those belonging to Hindu Religion. This festival is particularly popular in Uttar Pradesh. Maha Shivratri falls ….
Maha Shivarathri Festival 2011(Tooting Amman Temple, Tooting,London
Tirukkadaiyur Abirami Anthathi Story
Many years ago in South India there was one devotee of Goddess Abirami called Subramanian in Tirukkadaiyur, Tamilnadu. He had deep devotion towards the Mother, indulging in doing Pooja i.e., showering of flowers at the feet of others imagining that they are the goddess of Abirami. The deep love he had on this goddess made him to assume the other living females are none but goddess Abirami….Click for the full story