Sep 30, 2008



Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navratri, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. Evenings give rise to the religious dances in order to worhip Goddess Durga Maa.1st - 3rd day of Navratri On the first day of the Navaratras, These initial days are dedicated to Durga Maa, the Goddess of power and energy. Her various manifestations, Kumari, Parvati and Kali are all worshipped during these days.

And the very first day we worship as Shailaputri , Durga , Shailputri (Daughter of Mountain) She is a daughter of Himalaya and first among nine Durgas. In previous birth she was the daughter of Daksha. Her name was Sati - Bhavani. i.e. the wife of Lord Shiva. Once Daksha had organized a big Yagna and did not invite Shiva. But Sati being obstinate, reached there. Thereupon Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati could not tolerate the insult of husband and burnt herself in the fire of Yagna. In other birth she became the daughter of Himalaya in the name of Parvati - Hemvati and got married with Shiva.

To day' s naivedyam:---
1/2 cup –sago(saggubiyam, sabudana, javvuarisi)
1 tab sp – rice
1 tab sp -- semiya(vermicelli)
Sugar--- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder--- 1 tea sp
Cashew nuts – 10-15 broken
Ghee – 1 tea sp
Milk – 1 cup
Cook sago and rice to gather and keep a side
Now heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew and raisins remove and keep a side
Fry semiya in the same pan till light golden color and add water and cook till it become soft then add this to rice and sago mixture add milk and sugar also mix well and add cashews and risins ,cardamom powder mix well and remove from fire
And offer this to maa durga

Soak beens for 1 hour and cook them in pressur cooker for 2 whistles remove from fire and let it cool
Heat 1 teasp oil in a pan add mustard seeds , cumin seeds ,curry leaves ,asafoitida let them popup then add beens to this add salt to taste stir once and remove from fire
(if you want you can add lime juice and grated coconut to this)


ST said...

Payasam and sundal looks tempting and delicious....Never tried sago,semiya and rice as together in payasam very creative rekha:)

Unknown said...

Both the payasam and sundal looks delicious....neat using sago,rice and semiya in payasam together :)

Unknown said...

Seeing a lot of sundals around today..Never seen adding rice to this combo of payasam..Nice recipe..

Deepthi Shankar said...

payasam looks real nice .. N sundal is yum too .. wish u a very happy navaratri

Uma said...

Naivedyams look fantastic Rekha! Happy Navarathri!

Unknown said...

looks delicious & yummy... Happy navrathiri...

Vidhya said...

both looks delicious.

Indranee Batabyal said...

Lovely recipe...wish you a very happy Navratri and Durga Puja!

Unknown said...

Thanku so so much every one