Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Varalakshmi Vratam

Dear Foodies,

Here are a few photos my mother sent me last week after the Varalakshmi Vratam at our home on August 4th.

Goddess Lakshmi fully decked with jewels and flowers. The alankaram has been done this very same way every year.


The Goddess along with the naivedyam my mother prepared.


A closer look at the delicacies
Clockwise: Idli,
Sundal,Pulihora,Rice,Coconut Burfi,Sweet Pongal,Vada,Dahi vada and dal in the center
You can also spot milk,coconut water and assorted fruits
Some neivedyam recipes - Paal payasam, Poli/Bobatlu, Sweet Pongal, Kozhkattai/Modagam,
Temple-style Tamarind Pulihora, Sundal (Sundal again), Rava Idli, Medu Vada & Dahi VadaSavory Mixture,

23 thoughts:

Krithika said...

Look at the neivedyam !! mouth-watering. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures.

Kitchenmate said...

that looks very traditional and touch..think of all those nostalgic memories it bring! they loook cool

sudha said...

OMG..What a grand way of doing Varalakshmi Vratham??. Sure your mom will be very busy on that day preparing all those food items. Thanks to your mom and you for bringing back memories of this puja.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Beautiful pictures! That's quite a feast you've got there..

Raji said...

That is a lovely picture.. God it is really making me homesick

Anupama said...

fantastic photos Priya. They are full of culture. I really felt like joining my hands and bowing my head before the varalakshmi photo

Vineela said...

Hi Priya,
Beautiful Girl.

In my house we do puja and my mom decorate Lakshmi with jewelery,flowers but we will not out kalasam only idol and it was really a great festive day with full day busy in arranging godess ohhh.
End of the day food with lots of varities and tambhulam to all ladies.
This time i made only 3 varities but mom's are great to do in big quantities.

We will do the same way FOR "krishnastami" with UooNJAL .great those days where all the family members stay together and celebrate.


Thanks for posting this photos.
Say my "HAI" to your mom.
Vineela

Priya said...

Lovely Pictures Priya ! The Goddess is decorated so beautifully.

sudhav said...

Priya, the photos looks so traditional..

Madhu said...

There is nothing like celebrating Festivals in India.
Thanks for the lovely pics of godess and varities of home made food.

Manisha said...

Thanks for sharing, Priya! Thanks to your mother, too! She is one amazing lady!

Puspha said...

What a spread!!!!

Shankari said...

Makes me homesick, when my mom was doing the aarthi, I used to be eyeing the food he he

Latha said...

Hi Priya,

The Goddess Lakshmi looks so gorgeous fully decked!
And the naivedayam looks so yummy!
I miss festival times at home so much.

Thanks,
Latha

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Hi Priya,

You have nice blog--just got to see now-- will visit more often-- you have nice recipes:)

Jari said...

wowww....puppy too good unnaye pics..chala chala bagunnai...hmmm :)

Annita said...

hey..wr r u?no news for long?

Jaya said...

Wow... Yr mom totally rocks! Evrything was sooo mouthwatering and reminded me of the Puja in my own house... Very very similar... Good post! Loved the pics

sudhav said...

Priya.where are you?

Anita said...

OOOh! This reminds me of the spread at my school mates's home for Dussera (a long long time ago)...lots of goodies and, for me, all novel!
Lucky, you.

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bindu said...

this is the first time i am doing this pooja.............n very much inspired by ur mom..........alankaram is tooooooooo gud...........n the dishes r mouth watering

bindu said...

this is the first time i am doing this pooja.............n very much inspired by ur mom..........alankaram is tooooooooo gud...........n the dishes r mouth watering

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