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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thiruvallikkeni Sri Parthasarathi Amavasai Purappadu today

Today,  15th Sept. 2012 [Saturday] is Amavasai – called Full Moon in English.  To us it would sound strange – as today is literally ‘no moon – colloquially black moon’.

There are phases of Lunar – i.e., its appearance of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer, on  mother Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing relative positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun.  In astronomy, new moon is the phase of the Moon when it lies closest to the Sun in the sky as seen from the Earth. More precisely, it is the instant when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude.  The Moon is not normally visible at this time except when it is seen in silhouette during a solar eclipse.

For Hindus, the Full Moon [Amavasai] has religious significance.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, there will be periya maada veethi purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi Swami on all Amavasyai.  Today, Sri Parthasarathi Swami gave darshan to devotees during the evening purappadu.
Here are some photos exhibiting His Divine Grace

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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