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Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2016 / Vinayagar Chaturthi celebration at home / Ganesha chaturthi celebrations at our Apartment

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  Madraasi Vinayagar Chaturthi Celebrations – 2016

Vinayagar Chaturthi at our home

Vinayagar Chaturthi at our home

This time Vinayagar Chaturthi was most beautiful, as we celebrated with all our friends in apartment and then at home as usual. We had a good time, each one of us made a dish, all of us dreesed up in a traditional way, then had Pooja and then distributed the Prasad to everyone. The very first time I prepared 50 Modaks for Prasad, very happy.

In our home, we decorate Lord Ganesha, prepared dishes, offered Lord Ganesha and performed Pooja. Here are some of the clipping taken during Pooja –

 

 

Thiru Karthigai – 2015

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After a big process of shifting my home, maybe I would say a small break from blogging and again into it. Apart from all these here comes, “THIRU KARTHIGAI” – a festival of lamps which is celebrated only by Tamilians all over the world.

We lit lamps in the evening over each and every, nook and corner of the house, keep on fasting for the whole, prepare variety of vegetarian dishes all over the day (a big south Indian vegetarian platter).

I use to prepare for this festival a week back, by collecting beautiful earthware lamps and start painting them as I wish and finally on the evening of Thiru Karthigai, perform Pooja, decorate an lit all those lamps all over the house and this litting of lamps will be done for 2 days.

During fasting we can on munching these laddus (Roasted gram (potttukadalai) Laddu and Peanuts Laaadu)which we prepare in the morning. Let me share the dishes in the laddu and vegetarian platter recipes:

Do check out my 2014 Karthigai Celebration by clicking this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/31/karthigai-deepam-feast/ , 2013 celebration by clicking this link: https://madraasi.com/2013/12/05/karthigai-deepam/and to know what is Thiru Karthigai click this link: https://madraasi.com/2014/12/06/thirukarthigai-kartigai-deepam/.

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Aadiperukku / Pathinettam Perukku / How to celebrate Aadi Perukku or Aadi Pathinettam Perukku

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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.

Source: Wikipedia

Aadi Perukku / Pathinettam Perukku

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:

Note: Check out details about Aadi month and Aadi month recipes.

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