Sep 26, 2009

NAVARATRI SPECIALS 3RD AND 4TH DAY PRASADAMS

Trithiya is the 3rd day after no moon day and this is the third day of Navratri. On this day Goddess Gayatri one of the form of maa durga is worshiped by her devotees. Goddess Gayatri is considered the Veda mata, The mother of Vedas. Vedas are large body of texts, composed in Vedic Sanskrit and the form the oldest layer of Sanskrit Literature, and the oldest sacred text s of Hinduisim, Goddess Gayatri is the mother of this Vedas.
 
The goddess often sits on a red lotus flower and appears with five heads and fivepairs of hands and representing the incarnations of the Goddess as parvati, saraswati and she is especially identified with saraswati. Third day of navaratri is dedicated to Gayatri Devi. To people worship Gayatri Devi and offer Nimmakaya pulihora as a prasadam to Goddess and check the recipe for Nimmakaya pulihora here
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Chaviti is the fourth day of Navratri which is dedicated to Goddess Annapoorna Devi, Goddess of food. Anna means food poorna means full, complete. She is the symbol for the one who grants nourishment on every level. She is the supreme Goddess of Kasi ( well known as Varanasi).

Before taking any food Hindus chant the prayer of Annapoorna.




During navratri on the fourth day we worship Annapoorna Devi and distribute food in a large scale. Goddess Annapoorna is described as holding a golden spoon in her right hand and a vessel full of Paramannam(rice pudding) in her left hand. Today s prasadam is Pongali and minapa garelu check Pongali recipe here.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome posts! i was looking for some one who cud me day to day accoutn of this festival on many levels. thank you so much!! really appreciate it! love the goddess pictures, explanation and prasadams.kudos to you for the great effort! looking forward to the remaining posts on this festival.

Gita said...

Divine pictures and prasadams Rekha...thanks for the lovely stothram link :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

YUmmy....iam hungry, nice click

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice explanation about the 3rd and 4thday of navaratri. Very informative.thank u for sharing this.and the vadas and puliyodarai loks tempting. nice click

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful recipes and nice post,keep up the work!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... Happy Navrathri to you..

Prathibha said...

Hmm nice alamkaarams...mee valla memu alankaaram choodagalguthunnam..N yummy prasadam's...

Anonymous said...

I love Navaratri. All your recipes are so good. Pictures all are an excellent. Thank you for sharing.

Radha

Abhilash said...

Your post is really informative..
Nice to know about navarathri pooja and Anapoorna devi.

The dish appears to me as pulav but looks delicious...

Navarathri wishes to you...

notyet100 said...

lovely post Rekha,i am loving tHIS SERIES OF UR,..

Sanghi said...

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Cham said...

Alangarams are awesome! Nice prasadam 2 :)

Aps said...

This is really lovely post :) Everything is divine... remember us in ur prayers :)

Shri said...

They look great Rekha!

Nithya said...

Wow. super post. lovely dishes and nice information.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks like feast time at u r place...wish we were near by so that i could have got a chance to indulge with those yum goodies....yummy recipes...

Priya said...

Awesome and very divine post Rekha..prasadams looks amazing and delicious..

Srivalli said...

Lovely prasadams..looks great rekha..

sowmya.s said...

lovely post again..looking forward to see more of your series..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely post, looking forward for the rest of the days.

Valarmathi said...

All the recipes are lovely and yummy, nice click.