DHANURMASAM Celebrations

With mangalasasanams of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, JET USA California Chapter wishes you all a wonderful Dhanurmasam and is excited to bring two unique opportunities to the devotees of Bay Area

Goda Krishna Puja

Sunday December 16th 2018 to Monday January 14th 2019

Invite Goda Devi and Sri Krishna deities to your homes to perform puja. Our priest Sriman Vikas Swami will bring the deities to your home and sing Thiruppavai Pasurams, perform the puja along with archana and harathi.

Goda Krishna Kalyanotsavam

Saturday January 12th 2019 to Thursday January 31st 2019

Invite Goda Devi and Sri Krishna deities to your home to perform kalyanotsavam. Our priest Sriman Vikas Swami would perform the divine kalyanotsavam.

History of Dhanurmasam

The start of Dhanurmasam is marked by the entry of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (Dhanur Rashi). This change from one rashi to another is called Dhanuh Sankramana, hence the name Dhanurmasam for this period. Dhanurmasam is also referred to as the Margasirsha or Margazhi month. About 5000 years ago Goda Devi chose this month as appropriate to fulfill her divine desire. She imitated the Kathayayani Vrata of Gopikas for one month. Each day Goda Devi (Andal) composed one song and submitted to the lotus feet of the Lord. In 30 days she offered 30 songs in the form of a wonderful garland to the Lord. These thirty songs or pasurams are collectively called Tiruppavai. At the end of the vratam, Lord Sri Ranganatha appeared to Vishnu Chittha and ordered him to give Andal in marriage. The Lord sent a palanquin to bring Goda Devi. In this month worship of Lord Vishnu during the morning hours is considered highly auspicious. Goda Ashttoram, Tiruppalliyezhuchhi, Tiruppavai etc. are chanted during this period. We imitate Goda Devi and perform vratam to get the grace of Lord Sri Krishna and conclude Dhanurmasam with Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam on Bhogi day.