Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Thiruvathira Festival

The asterism Aridra or Thiruvathira ( Alpha Orionis ) coincides with Full Moon and we have the Festival Of Thiruvathira in Dhanus ( sidereal Sagittarius ), hailed by some as the Birth Day of the Lord ! ( Today, 25 December, Moon in Aridra opposes the Sun in sidereal Sagittarius ).

Thiruvathira is celebrated in Kerala and T N. In T N, the day is known as Ardra Darshan.

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