Ayyappa Samaaj's annual Vishu - Ugadi - Tamil New Year event will be held at the Sanatan Dharma Kendra on Sunday, April 14, 2019. We welcome all to this wonderful religious and cultural event with lots of activities. As in years past, the religious event is completely FREE and we encourage all to attend. The religious event (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM) will be followed by a grand new year feast (sadya) and cultural program (registration required .)
Remalaya is partnering with Ayyappa Samaaj for the second year, and will be coordinating the cultural program.
Schedule for the day:
- 9:30 - 11:30: Ayyappa Puja with Vishukkani & Vishu-kkai-naettam
- 11:30 - 1:30: Grand new year feast served (Vishu Sadhya)
- 2:00 - 5:00: Grand cultural program coordinated by Remalaya
- 5:30: Grand conclusion of Vishu -Ugadi-Tamil New Year event
This is the ONLY cultural event by Ayyappa Samaaj, conducted every year. It is always a SOLD OUT event. Please register ASAP as we have extremely limited number of seats/time available for our grand feast and cultural program.
Ayyappa Samaaj has been conducting Vishu - Ugadi - Tamil New Year events for the past 10+ years. We are appreciative of the overwhelming support by the community, and looking forward to meeting all from the community at this years event. Vishu - the first day of the Solar New Year, also known as the mesha-sankranthi is a day of significance to Hindus all over the world. This transitional day is celebrated across cultures as Ugadi, Yugadi, Baisakhi, Songkran etc. by our ancestors who had lived in harmony with nature, in a dharmic way.
Vishu is also celebrated at Sabarimala with Vishukkani (Swami Ayyappa being seated in the midst of a flowers, fruits, and lamps), and Vishu-Sadya (the grand feast given to all devotees at Sabarimala). Vishu-kkainaettam (a token coin signifying prasadam from the Lord) also is given to all. (During the religious ceremony, Ayyappa Samaaj will also be distributing Vishu-kkainaettam to all present.)
Ayyappa Samaaj is happy to have Remalaya supporting us with organizing the Vishu cultural program. Remalaya is a brand new non-profit organization that supports artists, seniors, differently abled, and individuals special needs. Remalaya's mission is to provide a nurturing environment to these groups, and had worked with Ayyappa Samaaj at the Vishu - Ugadi - New Year event in 2018.
Let us have a memorable event at the Vishu - Ugadi - Tamil New year 2019 celebration at Ayyappa Samaaj!
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa
Ayyappa Samaaj is devoted to propagating and perpetuatiing the religious and cultural aspects of the worship of Lord Ayyappa and is deeply concerned about the happenings in Sabarimala. We stand firmly behind protecting the Sabarimala traditions and saving the sanctity of Sabarimala, its deities and Dharma Shastha. We request all sections of society to respect the wishes of the devotees and protect the spiritual, cultural, traditional and religious sanctity of Sabarimala, the holy abode of Lord Ayyappa.
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa