Festivals

Teru (chariot festivals), Chavathi Utsav and Pallanki utsavs of various Saraswat temples around the world

Kodial Shri Venkataramana Temple – Jeernodhara – Photos by Manju N.

The entire Saraswat world is keenly awaiting the reopening of the divine Shri Venkataramana Temple at Mangalore. The temple underwent renovation with volunteers from our community giving their physical best over and above the monetary contributions. While we are at the heels of the temple reopening, here is a sneak peak at some beautiful snaps taken by Manju Neereshwallya.

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GSB Ganapati Aarti Videos- by Sudhir Shenai, Mumbai

As the Ganesh festival reaches its crescendo, with Ananth Chaturdashi at its heels, Sudhir Shenai renders a unique seva for all of us. For our benefit, he has recorded and shared the Aarti’s of three of the most visited GSB Ganapati’s in Mumbai – GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav – Wadala, and GSB Sabha Kurla Chembur Ghatkopar.

Ganesh Chaturthi webcast – 2011

Celebrate this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi watching a live webcast of the traditional Pooja at Nagesh’s home right here, on Radio Idli. The webcast will be on for the entire day of Ganesh Chaturthi – September 1, 2011. No matter what part of the world you are, feel at home viewing the webcast.

Haridwar Chaturmas of Shrimad Sudhindra Teertha Swamiji

The divine moments of Haridwar, further sanctified by the occasion of Chaturmas of Shrimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji of Kashi Math Sansthan, is brought out alive through the photographs by Manju Neereshwallya. View the slideshow of the photographs right here

Karkala Teru – 2010 – by Swaroopa Shenoy

The famous Karkala Teru (annual chariot festival) is brought alive by Swaroopa Shenoy as she continues her divine duty and generosity for the second time around. Swaroopa, a technology professional from Bangalore, shares her photographic talents and love for Saraswat festivals with us through this wonderful coverage of the festival. She presents here a photo-slideshow of the same.

A Unique Kodial Teru experience in 25 minutes – Directorial Debut by Sithesh

“A beautiful walkthrough of the Kodial Teru, with the ambience of the festival, and its people, at the center” is how i would describe the directorial debut of a young Art Director of our Samaaj – Sithesh Govind. The 25 minute video walkthrough of the great festival, with some great visual effects and editing, has been recently blessed and released by Shrimad Sudhindra Teertha Swamiji of Shri KashiMath Sansthan. We provide you here a 3 minute glimpse into the video, and an opportunity to place a CD request from the man himself — Sithesh Govind.. Check the article for more details and the video

Mulki Rama Navami Teru – Photo Tour by Prathvish Bhat

Be blessed through this photo tour of the famous and utmost holy, Shri Rama Navami Teru (Rathotsava – Chariot Festival) of Mulki Shri Venkataramana Temple. Prathvish Bhat, son of Vaidik Shri LaksmiNarayan Bhat-maam, brings us this great opportunity to revisit the festival from wherever we are, through this beautifully captured Photo-slideshow. May God bless him with the choicest blessings, while we are blessed seeing these delightful photographs.

Rama Navami Rathotsava – Shri Ramanjaneya Temple – Vile Parle

Radio Idli spent a memorable week leading to the 75th Rama Navami celebrations at Shri Ramanjaneya Devasthana, Vile Parle. The temple is one of the oldest Saraswat Temples in Mumbai, founded by a Great Saint Shri Laxminarayan Maharaj. The temple today continues to be looked after by the sons of this great family, and has an annual Teru (rathotsava) much to the delight of Rama Devotees beyond even our community. We share with you the delight of photography of the event, granted to us generously by the Mandir

Walkeshwar Kashi Mutth – Holi Palkhi Utsav

Walkeshwar Shri Kashi Mutth Sansthan, at the banks of the holy Banaganga, is among the holiest places for Saraswats. It has the Jeevanth Samadhi of Shrimad Madhavendra Teertha Swamiji. We bring to you special and exclusive snaps of the event for which we were invited to do a photo-seva. We share the delight of this seva with you all through this slide show