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Puratasi Sani Meals

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Puratasi Sani: Purattasi Month falls from the middle of September till the middle of October. I love our (TAMIL) cultures, since it’s related with the healthiness of human beings. It is believed that Lord Venkatachalapathy is born on his month and special prayers made on all the Venkatachalapathy Temples. Worshipping Sani Bhagavan on this day is also an important one because during this time it is believed that Sani Bhagavan (Saturn) losses its malefic powers, and therefore we fetch more benefits. So people under fasting and pray to god on Saturdays.

To now about the details of Puratasi Sani or Puratasi, do check out this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/09/20/purattasi-month/

Puratasi Sani – Meals (1)

Puratasi Sani consists of vegetarian meals with a vada/vadai and payasam/kheer. Do check out the below recipes:

 

Puratasi Sani – Meals (2)

Puratasi Sani consists of vegetarian meals with a vada/vadai and payasam/kheer, here I have substituted a sweet instead of kheer.

 

 

Maa Vilakku

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Maa Vilakku  (lamp made with rice flour and ghee) is one of the most important festive thing among Tamilians. I love the taste of this Maavilakku, which is sweet and delicious. Actually people prepare to convey their prayer to god. They prepare this Maa Vilakku, fill it with ghee/clarified butter and lit lamp with cotton wig and do their prayers.

Even I have did this 6 months back, as my mom had an offering to do this Maa Vilakku prayer for me as I had gall stones, inorder to rectify it. After the surgery, she prepared this Maa Vilakku, took me with her to the amman temple, I was made to lie down on the temple and she kept this vilakku on my stomach and offered her prayers :P.

This Maa Vilakku is one of the most important thing in this Puratasi month, as people go on pilgrimage to Thirupathi and lit this Vilakku and do their prayers. But everyone can’t go or travel there, so those who are not able to travel there lit this Vilakku (lamps) and do their prayers. It is believed that as this Vilakku (lamp) is lit all the sorrows would go off and the Lord rectifies all the problems in our life. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – ½ cup
  • Palm Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Take the rice flour in a wide mouth bowl.
  • Crush the jaggery and add it to the rice flour, mix it well.
  • Pour in the ghee/clarified butter little by little and mix it well.
  • Crumble it well, continue this process until the flour it able to mould to a shape.
  • Roll the whole flour to a big ball, dig it in the middle and make a small well.
  • Pour in the ghee/clarified butter, drop in a cotton wick, lit the lamp.

Note: This Maa Vilakku stays fresh for almost a week time in room temperature. You could also prepare this lamp with milk and water instead of ghee/clarified butter, but it stays fresh only for few days and later it should be refrigerated.

 

Purattasi Month

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Purattasi Month is very important for me, as our family (in-laws) deity is Lord Venkatachalapathy / Lord Vishnu and this month is very special to him. My in-laws undergo fasting for the whole month (they don’t consume non-veg and strictly on Saturdays they have lunch with vada/fritters and payasam/kheer), my hubby also proceeds the same thing. But I undergo fasting only on Saturday’s ;), since I find hard without non-veg. I never knew anything behind Tamil cultures, but now on wards when I found there is always something scientifically good behind the culture and rituals and started following the culture and rituals whole heartedly. Tamil culture rituals are based on the fact “living harmony with nature”.

Maa Vilakku

Maa Vilakku

Puratasi Month:

Purattasi Month falls from the middle of September till the middle of October. I love our (TAMIL) cultures, since it’s related with the healthiness of human beings. It is believed that Lord Venkatachalapathy is born on his month and special prayers made on all the Venkatachalapathy Temples. Worshipping Sani Bhagavan on this day is also an important one because during this time it is believed that Sani Bhagavan (Saturn) losses its malefic powers, and therefore we fetch more benefits.

Puratasi viratham at home:

In the month of puratasi, all the Saturday’s Tamilians (hindus) do prayers at home by gathering their friends and family to worship Lord Vishnu. The forehead of the males are placed with “naamum” and the females with a red straight line on their forehead. The offerings include steamed rice, curried vegetables, milk, fruit, coconut, betel nut, betel leaf, incense, camphor, flowers, kozhukattai (steamed rice cakes), vadhai (fritters), payasam, sundal etc. Tulsi leaves are the must for offerings as they are the favorite of Lord Vishnu.

This fast is an abstinence of eating meat, smoking, consuming alchohol, clean pots were used for cooking where no meat is cooked, and many of them have only one meal on the day.

Puratasi Maavilakku:

Maavilakku on puratasi Saturdays are more important. The reason is people travel to Tirupathi or to Lord Vishnu’s temple and lit him deepam made of rice flour and cow’s ghee and do prayers, everyone is not able to travel a long distance and so people prepare deepam made of riceflour and jaggery and lit this with ghee (Maavilakku) and worship Lord from home by chanting the name “Govinda”.

Maa Vilakku

Maa Vilakku

Mahalaya Amavasay:

Every Tamil month has one amavasa, it is believed that in this month amavasa our ancestors come to earth and stay here for 15 days before new moon and is auspicious for giving oblations for our ancestors. By performing this rituals we are blessed by our ancestors.

Purattasi Navarathiri:

Nava means “Nine” and Rathiri means “night”. Puratasi Navarathir is called as Durga navarathiri and most important hindu festival. Some people fast during these nine days. “Navarathiri Golu” is the most important festival, which everyone loves to perform. Golu means deploying dolls of deities, saints and human being is some order or based on some theme. The tenth day of this festival is called as “Ayudha Pooja or Saraswathi Pooja”.

Scientifically it is said that, Autumnal equinox occurs on this month. An important celestial occurrence is that the sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward in north hemisphere. So fasting on these days helps us to equip the body to the changing climate. The fasting during this period helps in purification of body, mind and soul which helps in removing waste and toxins from the body and helps to revitalize the body in its capacity to function well.

Collected from Tamilspider.com

Do check out my recipes: Meals – 1, Meals – 2, Meals – 3, Meals – 4, Payasam/Kheer recipes, Kozhukattai recipes. Stay tuned for Maavilakku / Rice flour Lamp and perfect puratasi meals recipes

 

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