Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Ganesh Chthurthi is celebrated in Tamil month Avani on Sukla pasha chathurthi thithi. (17 - Sep -2015)

The clay idol of Lord Ganesha is placed in the decorated mandapam. Flower garland , specially erukamboo garland is used for decorating the idol. An umbrella is placed above the idol

Procedures for making handmade Ganesh idol:

Neivedhyam Recipes

Coconut Vella Kozhukattai
Ulundhu Kozhukatti (savory)
Ellu kozhukatti
Ammini kozhukattai
Moong dhal payasam
Sakkarai pongal
Kadala parupu sundal
Ulundhu Vadai
Fruits (especially wood apple & black berries)

Punar pooja is done the next day with betel leaves , nuts and payasam (or milk) as offerings.
Then the idol is moved to the north side of the mandapam until visarjan.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Krishna Jayanthi also called as Krishna Janmashtami/Gokulashtami is celebrated every year during the month of Avani on Krishna Baksha Ashtami. This year Gokulashtami falls on 5-Sep-2015.
Some families perform elaborate poojas during the sunset. We typically draw various kolams(not to miss the Kutti Krishna foot print) with rice flour and perform a simple pooja in the evening.
We also dress the little ones in the costumes of Radha and Krishna
Butter, Aval and seedai are a must for Neivedhyam

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Athirasam sounds like a simple sweet with very few ingredients but is it is challenging to get to right even for seasoned cooks. After several attempts I am finally posting the recipe. Athirasam is prepared for both Krishna Jayanthi and Diwali without fail.