Festivals & Significance · Sweets

Dry Kaala Jamuns.

Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first.  ~Ernestine Ulmer Gulab Jamuns have always been a very very common yet very delicate dessert. It can be paired with Vanilla Ice Cream for a great summer time dessert for weddings and parties. Gulab Jamuns are a definite addition to our Diwali Day breakfasts along with all the other… Continue reading Dry Kaala Jamuns.

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Navarathri – Significance & Manifestation- Festival of Dolls.

Originally posted on Anubhavati -Tastes from my kitchen:
Golu Dolls – Navarathri Navarathri – The name itself conjures to me years and years of tradition locked safely in trunks and cardboard boxes and handed down  from generations. My earliest memory of Navarathri was in Madurai in my grandmother`s home near the Perumal Temple. They had…

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Navarathri Golu – 2010 & Significance of Marapachi Dolls.

This year, I have my second daughter is who just turning one this month on the 24`th, so planning for Golu was something  I had postponed to the very end of the day!  I had all the paraphernalia out and I was wondering If I was really out to put myself through monitoring the little… Continue reading Navarathri Golu – 2010 & Significance of Marapachi Dolls.

Festivals & Significance · Kerala / Palakkad Recipes. · Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings.

Thiruvadharai – Significance & Learnings – Naivethyams.

Every year, the month of “Marghazi” is of very special significance as it heralds new beginnings, the new year, the music season in Tamil Nadu made redolent with the myraid  performances of senior music stalwarts in the various halls, Vaikunta Ekadasi, and of course Thiruvadharai.  When I actually embarked on the significance of this day… Continue reading Thiruvadharai – Significance & Learnings – Naivethyams.

Festivals & Significance · Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings.

Deepavali – Significance and Melee – Deepavali Sweets & Savouries.

Deepavali Deepavali – The name itself conjures up memories of early morning oil baths, new clothes, sweets and savouries, families getting together to celebrate the occasion of the vanquishing of good over evil.Deepavali as a festival signifies, the conquest of light over darkness.To Hindus, darkness represents ignorance, and light is a metaphor for knowledge. Therefore,… Continue reading Deepavali – Significance and Melee – Deepavali Sweets & Savouries.

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Navarathri – Significance & Manifestation- Festival of Dolls.

Navarathri – The name itself conjures to me years and years of tradition locked safely in trunks and cardboard boxes and handed down  from generations. My earliest memory of Navarathri was in Madurai in my grandmother`s home near the Perumal Temple. They had this lovely red oxide floor that I oh so love. Madurai amma… Continue reading Navarathri – Significance & Manifestation- Festival of Dolls.

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Sri Krishna Jayanthi – Significance & Offerings to the Lord.

Krishna Jayanthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shri Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (star) on Ashtami day.  The festival Sri Krishna Jayanti is also known as Gokulashtami and Janmashtami. Sri Krishna is Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar (incarnation) on earth. He is considered to be the Lord’s most glorious… Continue reading Sri Krishna Jayanthi – Significance & Offerings to the Lord.