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Friday, December 15, 2017


Madhangalil naan margazhi!!
'mAsAnAm mArgasheershoham' says Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna says that HE is the month of Margazhi among the 12 months, from which one can imagine the sanctity of this month.

Perumal and Shiva temples celebrate all the 30 days of the Tamil month Margazhi with many rituals and food offerings. Godha/Sri Andal observed 'Paavai Nonbu', sang 30 paasurams named 'Thiruppavai' during these 30 days and finally merged with Sri Ranganatha (Sriman Narayana) Himself. It is said that Gopikas observed 'Paavai Nombu' to get Lord Krishna as their husband. In Tamil Nadu, men will go for 'Unjavrithi'. They go for 'nagara sankeertan' in which they sing praises of the Lord and practice devotion. Women draw big kolams in front of their homes. Margazhi Utsavam is celebrated in a grand manner in Srirangam, Tiruvallikeni, Kanchi and in all Divyadesams and Perumal temples. A twenty days festival called 'Pagal Pathu' (day time festival) and 'Ra Pathu'(night time festival) is celebrated in all Perumal temples during the month of Margazhi(December–January). The first day of Ra pathu is 'Vaikunta Ekadashi'. The ‘Paramapadha Vaasal’(the gate to the heaven) is opened on this day. Lakhs and lakhs of devotees queue up to pass through this gate. 'Vratam' is observed on this day.

Lord Shiva worship on Tamil month Margazhi:
Thiruvathirai is the star of Lord Shiva and HE is worshipped in the full moon day of Margazhi month. Abhishekams and special poojas are performed in all Shiva Temples. Thiruvempavai which was sung by Manickavasagar is recited in all Shiva temples.

In this Margazhi month unmarried girls sing/recite 'Thiruppavai' and 'Thiruvempavai' daily and pray to get good husband for them.

Let us pray and worship God in this auspicious month and get blessings from HIM.
Happy Margazhi!!

I present here, a collection of 30 prasadam/offerings made during margazhi month. I have also given links for recipes made during vaikunda ekadashi vratham and dwadashi paranai.

Tirukoshtiyurtirumalaichamba AkkaravadisalKalkandubhath  Kadambasadham  Vadai
Dadhiyonnam Vennpongal Iyengarpuliyodharai pulikachal Kadambam(Iyengar special) 
Payasam Sundal Ellorai Kuthiravalipanankalkandubhath Lentilskhichri Milagorai Melkotepuliyogare gojju Aama vadai Sakkarai pongal Mixed fruit panchamirtham Ulundhorai Bandi Tiruppullanipaalpayasam Coconutrice Lemonrice Kovilpuliyodharai Kesari Tiruvadhiraikali ezhukarikoottuthalagam tirumaalvadai kadugorai milletpanamkalkandubhath amirthakalasam azhagarkoildosai faralichutney singhadaraitha sabudanakhichdi ellupodiforellorai anjaneyarvadai buckwheatpoori sabudanavada 18payasamvarieties sabudanathalipeeth dwadashiparanairecipes


  1. Hi ma'am... I very accidentalally and fortunately stumbled on your blog... Very nice and different recipes.. I will post once I try them..Thanks a lot

  2. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

  3. Wonderful receipes mam !! Very easy to follow also !! Thanks a lot dear !!

  4. Hi Shanti kudos for this excellent collection of traditional temple prasadam recipes. You could add Azhagar koil adai Kanchi kudalai idli Hayagreeva maddi etc. to this helpful collection.

    1. All are there in my blog already. Please look into it

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  6. Is it possible to subscribe or download ur recipes

  7. Can you please post recipe for Singaperumal Koil Milagu Dosai. And also the green colour karam chutney which they give in the madapalli of Thiruvallur Veeraghava Swami Temple. Thanks in advance.


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