Thursday 9 May 2013

Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple Lakshadeepam Festival Date 2014, Thiruvananathapuram, Kerala

LakshaDeepam is a unique festival being celebrated once in 6 years in Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvanantapuram. It is an ongoing tradition since January 1750A.D. to celebrate this mega festival on the concluding day of MURAJAPAM
Murajapam is a holy prayer offers to the Lord once in 6 years which comprises chanting of 3 vedas(Rigveda, Yajurveda and Samaveda) and Vishnu Sahasranamam for a period of 56 days and put to an end on the day of Makara Sankranthi in the month of January. 

LakshaDeepam festival is being celebrated on the day of MAKARA SANKRANTHI  On this auspicious day  the entire temple is adorned with One Lakh Oil Lamps(means lighting of One Lakh Lamps in and around temple). The last Lakshadeepam festival was celebrated in 2008. The next LakshaDeepam Festival will be celebrated on January 14, 2014(Tuesday)

The meaning of  Murajapam is "Mura" means Turn and "Japam" means Chanting. 

"Dharmo Rakshata Rakshitaha"