2009/04/14

VARUSHA PIRAPPU.........TAMIL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN MY HOME

Hai friends ,

Well and wish you all the same . Happy Tamil New Year .Tamil New Year starts with the month , Chithirai. Bitter-sweet preparations of neem flowers and raw mangoes are a must in the menu.This month is the most famous for all Car festivals in Temples . "Chithirai Tiruvizha" is the most famous festival for all the tamilians . Chithra pournami is also famous . Goddess Meenakshi got married to Lord sundareshwarar in the month of Chithirai . My detailed post on Chithirai Festival in Madurai Meenakshi Temple will be made soon .

People will draw colourful rangoli's in their home especially with lamps.......depicts this year must be bright and filled with happpiness.

Here comes my new year celebration in my home .

I will start with my rangoli in front of my home .



This rangoli is on my pooja table , a place for Kuthuvilakku.



Today's menu...of course a traditional one ..which includes all pure vegetarian recipes like Sambar,Vadai,Kheer,Poriyal,Pachadi and of course my mothers addition of Curd Rice(Lord Lakshmi's favourite ) .

I made Potato Sambar , Cucumber Pachadi , Mixed Lentils Vada , Curd Rice and Badam Kheer .


My Pooja shelf : As I have mentioned earlier......i am interested in collecting all types of idols for my pooja room..........this shelf is one portion of my collection.

28 comments :

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wish you a Very Happy New Year Dear :) Nice pictures Shama, I miss the rangolis after coming to US. I have a small table here with a few photos and idols for pooja. Your pooja room reminds of the one back home!

srikars kitchen said...

Happy New year to u & ur ur family..

Pooja said...

Lovely rangoli and delicious spread shama..yummy..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hi Shama, Iniya Tamil Puthandu nalvalzhthukkal... I was thinking that we use neem flowers and leaves to make a sweet, sour and bitter all in one dish for Telugu New yr, today I came to know from your blog and from my Mom that even for Tamil New yr we prepare this... Have fun dear!!!

Deepa Hari said...

Happy New Year!

Nice treat...liked ur rangoli and pooja shelf too.

indhu said...

iniya tamizh puthandu nalvaazhthukkal :)
and delicious spread :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice dishes shama...happy new year!!

kittymatti said...

Beautifu!! Puthaandu Vazhthukkal

Vani said...

Happy New Year, Shama! The banana leaf lunch looks great! And your pooja shelf too

Pavithra said...

Happy new year and traditional platter is good looking and tempting

n33ma said...

you have a good collection for your pooja room.That is a yummy looking platter.

Divya Vikram said...

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

sowmya said...

happy vishu...nice rangoli..loved your pooja self

Priya Sriram said...

Happy new year Shama... thats quite a feast alright!! :D

Vibaas said...

Puthandu vaazhthukkal :) Yummy platter and beautiful rangoli.

Uma said...

wow, rongoli is beautiful Shama! Mouth-watering spread too! I like your puja shelf. Happy new year to you and your family!

Varsha Vipins said...

Hope you had a nuce day Shama..Lovely Rangoli n great spread..:)

Madhumathi said...

Tamizh puthandu nalvazhthukal.
The kolams are lovely and new year feast is awesome!

aquadaze said...

the rangoli is awesome! I've never had potato sambhar...the husband will love it!!

SJ said...

Happy new year to you too! The feast looks good!

Prathibha said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR....
Nice festive spread...

Akal's Saappadu said...

Iniya Puthaandu Vazhthukkal to you and to all at home!

I miss that vaazhilai saapppadu so much, yummy treat!

Ashwini said...

Happy New year to you and your family..Very authentic and nice to see colorful Rangoli, pooja room and yummy thali.

Sangeetha said...

Puthadu vazthukkal and nice treat to the eyes too...love your pooja room.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Thamil Puthandu valthukal.
Ur Rangolis look lovely dear. Pooja room is also very neat and a great collection. I admired all the Gods there. Nice samayal and virunthu. yummy.

Laavanya said...

Happy Tamil New Year shama.. looks like you had a lovely celebration. My mom saw the kumbabishegam in madurai and I miss all the fun & gaiety of the chithrai festival. Looking fwd to your post.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year to you! We celebrated Oriya New Year too...

Vishali said...

Wishing you and ur loved ones a very Happy New Year! Wonderful recipes and beautiful Rangoli.