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Friday, September 4, 2009



Navarathri reminds all women, who are the guardians of the family, culture, and integrity, to guide the family towards the path of justice, love, and divinity. Navarathri is celebrated all over India, Nepal and also Mauritius. Also known as Vijayadasami, Dasara, Dussehra in India & Mauritius and Dashain in Nepal. It is celebrated as “victory of good over evil”


It is also known as “Dhanwantari Triodashi”. Goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity) is worshipped on this day. “Lakshmi pooja” is performed on this day and an earthen lamp (agal vilakku) is lit to ward off evil spirits. This is celebrated on the day prior to Deepavali.


This is an important festival of Hindus. This is also known as “Naraka Chaturdashi”. This is celebrated as a mark of “Return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya” and “Killing of Narakasura” by Satyabhama (Lord Krishna’s wife). It is the “festival of lights” (Inner Light which removes all obstacles, & dispels darkness, negativity, and ignorance). Even Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrate Diwali/Deepavali.

Now, announcing my 4th event.

As usual, only vegetarian recipes and no eggs please. Also you can post recipes offered as “naivedyam” for Dussehra and Dhanteras. Any recipe, which suits “Diwali” festival can be sent.

Any bloggers and non-bloggers can participate.

No restrictions in number of entries.

Please repost your earlier posts and link it with this announcement and logo.

Mail me the following details:

Subject: Dussehra, Dhanteras & Deepavali

Your name:

Festival name:

Recipe name:

Link to your recipe(with photo), to setlur.shanu@gmail.com

Last date for the event is 4th October 2009.

Round up will be posted before 10th October 2009, enabling everyone to try out the recipes for Diwali.


  1. wow... now tat reminds me tat diwali is not too far.
    Will try to send in some entries.


  2. lovely event.. sure to be part of it. :)

  3. Nice event Shanti...Happy hosting :)

  4. Hi shanthi mam,
    nice event i will srely post som erecipes:)

  5. Wonderful event shanthi..! Will send some archived entries now..!:)

  6. Hi shanthi,

    lovley event. count me in. As i have mailed u earlier i cannot open your blog, it was giving some problem, at last toda i can do it.

  7. Dear Shanthi sending in as many possible but if you post the round up prior to deepavali I may look up a recipe or two from others. dn't it be cool to asththufy hubby dear with a new swet/savoury?

  8. Lata, think you didn't read it. I am posting it a week before itself. Everyone can refer any sweet and can get things before and try new recipes. No last minute tensions for buying things etc.

  9. Lovely event Shanthi, will definitely send you something soon

  10. Wow thats nice event sure will send nice recipes .

  11. Interesting!!

    Shall participate


  12. Nice theme Shanthi... will try to send some

  13. Thank you everybody and Have a nice day.

  14. Shanthi,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your email invite to join the event. Delighted to participate. I will send in my entries soon.


  15. Nice initiative:)Will try to send my entry

  16. Count me in!! Will try to send in my recipes asap! Thanks for dropping by my blog! You have a great space out there.. Following you!!

  17. Hey thanks for visiting my site.Thats a great event that you are having.Count me in as I am ready to post an authentic Sindhi recipe for Diwali.

  18. Everyday sun rise to give us a message that darkness will always be beaten by light. Let us follow the same natural rule and enjoy the festival of good defeats evil. Happy Dussehra….!!!!
    Dussehra SMS.

  19. Brillant post A+ grade from my side.
    This helped me alot.
    Quotes on Life


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