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Skanda Sashti, the sixth day in the bright half of the month of Aippasi (Oct 15 - Nov 15), is celebrated in Saivite temples all over Tamilnadu, and with an extra measure of grandeur in temples dedicated to Subramanya. Skanda Sashti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Supreme General Kartikeya, son of Shiva.
Bhramotsavam - a Sri Vaishnava perspective: Most South Indian temples celebrate Bhramotsavam, a ten day long festival involving the procession of festival images on gaily decorated mounts. The significance of Bhramotsavam in SriVaishnava temples, and the daily events in the 9 day Bhramotsavam at Tirumala (Tirupati) are presented here.
Arudra Darisanam The pre-dawn hours of the full moon night, in the tamil month of Margazhi coinciding with the asterism of Tiruvadirai marks the auspicious time for Arudra Darisanam - of Nataraja in Saivite temples all over Tamilnadu. The 10 day festival (Margazhi Peruvizhaa) is described in detail in this feature.
Kartikai Peruvizha rishab1.…