Posts made in September, 2011


Day 2: On this day, Devi(Goddess) is called as “Brahmachaarini”.         People decorate her as Mahalakshmi with red saree. She gives us darshan as a traditional deity. Also, on this day, the prasadam is “Pulihora“(for recipe, click...

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Day 1: This is the first day of Navarathri. From this day on, in Tirumala, Brahmotsavam is performed for Nine days. In the morning, Kalasam will be setup. Amma/Devi’s name on this day is “Shailaputri”.         Devi(Goddesss) is portrayed as wearing a golden yellow saree and with a smiling face. Today, the prasadam is “Katte Pongali“(for which you can find the recipe here). From...

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Happiness


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Happiness is a very relative term. We really cannot measure happiness. When you ask someone “How happy are you?” , what do we expect as an answer? When we compare any possessions or actions or anything against something or someone else’s, that’s when we try to measure. But that is the physical aspect of it. “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of what you think, And everything you do, is for...

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        Equipment: Medium frying pan for frying Pressure Cooker / Big Pot with Lid for cooking rice Ingredients: Rice                          –       1 cup Tamarind Paste              –       5 teaspoons Turmeric Powder          –       1 teaspoon Green Chillies                  –       6 Red Chillies                    –       1 Peanuts or Cashews      –       2 tablespoons...

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Equipment: Small frying pan for frying cashews(optional) Pressure Cooker / Big Pot with Lid   Ingredients: Rice                          – 1  1/2 cups Moong Daal                    – 1 cup Ghee(clarified butter)   – 2 tablespoons Cumin Seeds(Jeera)       – 1 teaspoon Black Pepper                  – 1 teaspoon Salt                          – 1 teaspoon Cashews(halved)            – 1/2 cup Water                         – 7 cups...

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