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.
After seeing too many ganesha, this was the one picked by us
Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2017 celebrations at our home
Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2017 celebrations at our home
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.
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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.
Ganesha idol dissolved in water
Kids getting ready
Taking out the garland
Decorative papers, stones
Transferring water to the other bucket
Decorative materials collected
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.
Soil transfered from flower pot (I don’t use fertilise and have too many earthworm in soil)
Clay snad (Ganesha Idol) spread over
Both the soil together – mix to 1:5 (clay:soil)
Empty flower pot
Planting table rose from our kitchen garden
kids planting table rose
My son planting table rose
Our Eco-friendly Ganesha transformed to a beautiful Table rose plant – Ganesh Chaturthi – 2017
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”.
Aadiperukku is a Hindu Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi (mid-July to mid-August). In 2015, it’s August 3rd. It is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival. The festival coincides with the annual freshes of the rivers and to pay tribute to water’s life-sustaining properties. It is celebrated near river basins, lakes and wells etc.
Aadiperukku, otherwise called Padinettam perukku. “Pathinettam Perukku” – Pathinettu signifies eighteen and Perukku denotes rising. The festival is observed by women in TamilNadu. Aadi is the month for sowing, rooting, and planting of seeds and vegetation since its peak monsoon time when rain is showered in abundance.
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On this day, special poojas and prayers ared one in temples and people pray for good harvest, constant supply of water and hassle free monsoon. Women float lamps on rivers.
Also people buy new clothes, jewels and so on, as they hope getting this all over the year.
Aadi Perukku / Pathinettam Perukku
People prepare many variety of rice, early in the morning, as offering to god. They lit lamps and do puja. Let us move on to the recipe prepared by that day:
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Tamil month Aadi, marks the beginning of monsoon in TamilNadu. During this month, water levels in the rivers increases due to monsoon. To show our gratitude to the nature and to Thank Mother Cauvery river, we celebrate Aadiperukku. Aadi falls in between the mid of July to the mid of August. It is a unique south Indian festival, celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month – Aadi. There are many reasons to celebrate the beginning of Aadi both scientifically and traditionally. This month is observed predominately by women in Tamil Nadu. Nowadays people remember Aadi month for Discounts. Since there would be discounts in all shops for most of the things, people keep them busy in their purchase. So all the streets and roads will be crowded by people. Friday’s are being important and celebrated with too many pooja’s for all Goddesses, they prepare porridge called as “KOOZH” in tamil and Buttermilk; and offer those first to Goddess in Temple and then distribute to all those who come to temple. Also in this month, newly married couple is invited to the girl’s house and gifted with new clothes and other presents based on their financial status with a grand lunch and later the girl alone is asked to stay in their mother’s place for the whole month. So I decided to prepare Kalkandu sadam / Sugar candy rice and welcome the goddess by offering it.
Goddess being decorated
Honouring the river
Praying by floating lamps on the river.
Sugar candy rice offered for puja in our home.
Recipes for Aadi month: