Thursday, August 19, 2010

Varalakshmi Vratam/ Viratam Recipes

Varalakshmi Vratam  falls on the Friday that comes after Aadi Amavasya or Aavani Amavasya.For most of the Tambrahms especially those from the Coimbatore area, and Brahmins of Karnataka this is first initiated on the first year of marriage in the month of Avani. The girl's parents give Amman face(mugham), silver sombu as seer. The amman mughams of those who perform the pooja alone should be kept in the pooja. Only one kalasam should be kept in one house hold, even if more than 1 woman is performing the pooja.   For neivedhyam some special items are made. I am adding the same here.

Moong Dal Payasam
Aama Vadai
Paruppu Kozhukattai
Thengai Kozhukattai
Ulundu Kozhukattai
Ellu (Til) Kozhukattai
Raw rice Idly

are the main items that are offerred. In some houses, Ulundu Kozhukattai is left out and all the other items are made.

To make the outer cover for the Kozhukattai;s check here.

Both coconut pooranam and sesame poornam can be made the previous day itself.

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