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Karthigai Deepam 2016


Karthigai Deepam – to know more about this festival CLICK HERE. This festival is celebrated for 3 days and the first day we use to prepare veg meals as offering to god, lit the lamps at evening, perform pooja by offering the meals and then will consume it after the fasting all over the day. For the other two days, we would be litting the lamps and perform pooja in the evenings.

Karthigai Deepam is one such beautiful festival, I love the most because of the litting the lamps. I use to collect lamps all over the year whenever I find it unique and beautiful. But when it comes to earthern ware, I use to paint them before 3 days of karthigai deepam and lit it on karthigai deepam.

We use to fast the whole day, when the kids and elder people use to consume Peanut Ladoo and Roasted gram Ladoo while a big vegetarian south Indian meal would be getting ready on the other side. During evening, we lit all the lamps at our home, perform pooja by offering the meal to god. Later we consume the meals with our whole family.

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Karthigai Deepam 2016

This year menu –

About Ganesh Chaturthi / Easy Vinayagar Chaturthi recipes / Easy Ganesh Chaturthi recipes / Vinayagar chaturthi celebrations at home


Vinayakar Chaturthi is the great Vinayakar festival and also the birthday of Lord Vinayagar or Pillaiyar. Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as “Ganesh Chaturthi” in Maharashtra and North Indian States. It is observed in the 4th day after new moon in the Tamil month – Aavani (August-September). This year 2014 it is celebrated on August 19th. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed God who is worshipped first in any prayers and before commencing any new ventures.

He is known as to be the Lord of Power and Wisdom. He is the Lord who is believed to remove all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him wordly as well as spiritual success. It is believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha during this festival will bring Good luck and Prosperity to the family.

Video recipe for Vinayagar Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi recipes in youtube –

Vinayaka Chaturti Festival is celebrated with the clay Idol of Lord Vinayagar. Those Vinayagar idols are kept at home and street corners and performed pooja. For pooja we make garland with Arugam pullu (Bermuda grasss) and Erukampoo (Crown flower). Also they decorate the Lord with other flowers, umbrellas and so on. Later on the 11th day, those Vinayagar Idols are taken through the roads in a procession with dance and songs to immersed in sea or river or well.

According to the Hindu Vedic Sculptures, it is believed that Ganesha was born in the Madhyahana Kaal (Afternoon), as this Kaal timings are considered as the most appropriate tem to worship Lord Ganesha.

Also we offer Modak, Appam, Fruits, Aval, Poori and so on for Lord Ganesha and do our prayers.

I have prepared and offered Lord Ganesha:

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