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Visarjan at our home with Our Eco-friendly Ganesha – Ganesh Chaturthi – 2017

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Visarjan is one of the most important part of Vinayagar Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Visarjan means “Immersing the idol of Lord Ganesh in any water body, usually people use to immerse in lake, river, sea”. After the celebrations people carry Ganesha Idol along the streets by dancing towards the water body to immerse them.

But now as per the environmental security, most of us get Eco-friendly Ganesh idols. These Eco-friendly idols are made completely with clay and designed with beautiful color papers, kundan stones and Jhamkis.

CLICK HERE for our Vinayagar Chaturthi celebrations at 2017 and CLICK HERE for Vinayagar Chaturthi recipes.

It was from last year I got eco-friendly Ganesha Idol and after our celebrations are over, we perform puja, and for Visarjan – since we have a small Ganesha idol (1 ½ feet), we used to immerse Ganesha idol in a bucket full of water, and wait for a day until it dissolves in water.

Once it’s done, I separate the colour papers, kundan stones, jhamkis from the water. Transfer only the water to other bucket, then spread out the clay over a big sheet. I mix these clay with the soil in a proportion of 1:5, later fill those in the empty flower pots and plant herbs, table roses or sow seeds. Also pour the collected water to other flower pots and plants at our home.

I believe my Ganesha stays with me and shower his blessings through out the year. Also Happy that my kids come to know what Ganesh Chaturthi is, how to celebrate it Eco-friendly. Let’s save our mother earth by teaching our kids (future generation) the term “ECO-FRIENDLY”.

 

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Puratasi Sani Celebration at home

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To know more about Puratasi Month – CLICK HERE and Puratasi Sani Meals – CLICK HERE. Happily started my Puratasi Sani Celebrations with few of my fellow blogger friends. Offered to Venkatachalapathy (god) and then had this, a complete Tamilian Vegetarian Meals.

Tamil Vegetarian Meals - Coconut rice, Steamed rice, Sambar, Appalam, Rasam, Paruppu, Paniyaram, Maa urundai, Butter beans kuttu, cauliflower stir-fry, Cabbage poriyal, Spiced Buttermilk, pickle (store bought), Sago Payasam, Banana Blossom Chutney

Tamil Vegetarian Meals – Coconut rice, Steamed rice, Sambar, Appalam, Rasam, Paruppu, Paniyaram, Maa urundai, Butter beans kuttu, cauliflower stir-fry, Cabbage poriyal, Spiced Buttermilk, pickle (store bought), Sago Payasam, Banana Blossom Chutney

Meals consists of

 

This year my first puratasi sani was completely different, as the very first time got to celebrate with few of my foodie friends. All happened, just in a fraction of minute around morning. Thanks a lot friends for dropping in, at last minute of invite.

Pongal recipes – Wish You All A Happy Pongal with MADRAASI

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The word Pongal in Tamil means “Overflowing” which signifies abundance and prosperity also known as “Thamizhar Thirunaal”.

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Pongal

Pongal Collections

Pongal Collections

Making of Varieties of Pongal –

To know more about pongal – What is pongal, How is pongal celebrated, Why pongal is celebrated, How long is pongal celebrated?, check out this link: Pongal – 1(First day), Pongal – 2(Second Day), Pongal-3 (Third day) Here are some of the recipes for Pongal, Click on the name of the dishes for recipes:

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