On auspicious days, we make a conscious effort to connect with the Lord and accept his blessings when we stop and spend time at temples. And bhajans are essential for reawakening our inner selves. What do Bhajans mean? Dissecting the Core… Bhajans, which are devotional songs, are highly valued in many religious traditions and cultures,… Continue reading The Significance of Bhajans and Devotional Songs in Our
The Essence of Divinity and Spirituality in Growing Kids Akhanda Bhajans is a group of devotees who came together and have been organizing auspicious events of Akhanda Ayyappa Bhajans ever since its commencement. The team leverages Zoom to organize devotional songs and Bhajans in the glory of Lord Ayyappa. People from across the world… Continue reading The Essence of Divinity and Spirituality in Growing Kids
Akhanda Bhajan started as a small group of ardent devotees of Lord Ayyappa who got together at Swedesboro, New Jersey’s Sri Raja Ganapathi Temple (SRGT). Earlier, the monthly Ayyappa Bhajans and the yearly Sashtha Preethi puja at the temple were some of the most engaging events. Bringing devotees together to sing bhajans that… Continue reading Journey of Akhanda Bhajans: How a small idea transformed into a Vision?
Petta Thullal is a ceremonial dance performed to commemorate the triumph of good over evil. Lord Ayyappa’s glorious victory over the demon princess Mahishi signifies the beginning of the last leg of the annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season. Each year, the Ambalapuzha team begins Petta Thullal first. There are more than 1,000 devoted members of the… Continue reading Fact about Petta Thullal and Ayyappa Swami
Story of Ayyapa Swami and his beloved devote “Chirakkal Mahadevan” an Elephant When Lord Ayyappa desires his devotees to come to Sabarimala and see him there, it covers all of the living objects, including animals. An Elephant, named Chirakkal Mahadevan, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Ayyappa went to Sabarimala along with his… Continue reading Mythological Facts on Lord Ayyappa & Sabarimala Temple