Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Vinayaka Chathurthi always meant clay pillayar, erukam poo, kudai (umbrella), Kozhukkatai and lots of fruits during my childhood days.
I still remember those moments where I would accompany my Dad early in the morning to get the clay pillayar.I used to get additional pair of eyes and extra clay from the seller just to make another small pillayar on my own.
Last year I made this pillayar (Ganesh) using my daughter's play dough since we do not get the traditional clay pillayar in US.
Play dough Ganesha

Here is the video in youtube for the procedure. It is quite easy to follow.

Last year I made the pillayar using Kozhukkatai dough using the above procedure

Rice flour Ganesha