saraswati pooja FESTIVAL

In Hinduism, Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the wife of God Brahma. Saraswati is the goddess of learning, and not a god and this feminine aspect signifies creativity, as a woman can originate a human being in her womb. Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga.

The Goddess is playing the vina and this signifies harmony of all mental strings, agencies and attitudes. In the southern states of India, Saraswati Puja is conducted during the Navaratri. Navaratri literally means "nine nights", but the actual celebrations continue during the 10th day, which is considered as Vijaya Dashami or the Victorious Tenth Day. Navaratri starts with the new-moon day of the bright fortnight of the Sharad Ritu during September–October. This year the festival falls on

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23-10-2012 Saraswati pooja or Audha pooja

24-10-2012 Vijaya dasami

The festival celebrates the power of the feminine aspect of divinity or shakti. The last two or three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati in South India. In Tamil Nadu, Sarasvathi Puja is conducted along with the Ayudha Puja - the worship of weapons and implements including machines.

navarathri prasadams/special recipes

Kondaikadalai sundal Kondaikadalai-sundal image Greengram sundal Greengram-sundal image Potato bondaPotato-bonda image Aval kesari Aval-kesari image


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Pidi kozhukattaiPidi-kozhukattai image

Poornam kozhukattai Poornam-kozhukattai image Sesame/Till LadduTil/sesame laddu image


rava-kesari image


Sarkarai-pongal image

Ven pongal

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Kuzhi-paniyaramKuzhi-paniyaram image


Saraswati Pooja or Audha pooja Recipes


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(Brinjal or kathirikkai) pitlai

Tomato rasam

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Sarkarai pongal

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Kondaikadalai Sundal

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Moor kuzhambu or butter milk kuzhambu

Methu vadai

methu-vadai iamge

Coconut milk paruppu payasam

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Kothavarangai paruppu usili




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