Navratri or the nine nights is the Indian festival of nine Holy nights which celebrates the victory of goddess Shakti over evil. The 9 nights of the festival celebrates 9 avatars of Goddess Shakti. The last day of Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra.
Dussehra (Navaratri) takes place at the beginning of October around harvest time and commonly called as Durga Puja in West Bengal.
In South India also this Dussehra (Navaratri) is celebrated with colorful lights, food and sweets. Golu is kept during Navratri all nine days to worship the ultimate goddess. Nineth day celebrated as Saraswati & Ayudha pooja and the last day is called as Vijayadashmi.
There is an interesting theory behind the arrangement of keeping dolls on the golu steps. The number of steps or padis are in odd numbers like 5 or 7 and the topmost step is allotted for the supreme gods.
The display carries themes from mythology like ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna avatar with Radha and many ….in the lower steps come common figures like farmers and others important idols according to our creativity…
All nine days prasadam offered to God and served to the guests…
Let us see a few of my variety-rice and sweet recipes which can be offered as prasadam…
Happy Dussehra (Navaratri) to all of you…Let the festive joy spread in your homes
Naivedyam / Prasadam recipes:
Wheat flour Bonda | Wheat Bonda recipe
Sweet urad vada
Verkadalai sundal recipe | How to make Peanut Sundal
Javvarisi payasam | Javvarisi payasam with jaggery
Rava Kesari recipe | How to make Rava Kesari
Rava ladoo with milk and coconut
Peanut ladoo | Groundnut balls | Idicha kadalai urundai
Puliyodharai | Puliyogare | Temple puli sadam recipe
Mint rice recipe| Pudhina sadam
Tomato pulao | Easy tomato rice recipe
Aval upma with coconut
Coconut rice | Coconut rice without onion recipe
Sundal recipe | How to make kondakadalai sundal | White chana stir fry
Pachaipayaru sundal | Pasipayaru sundal |Green moong stirfry
Sweet Pongal | How to make Sakkarai Pongal using jaggery
Moongdal kheer | Moongdal payasam | Pasiparupu payasam
Sweet aval | Coconut jaggery aval | Sweet avalakki
Wheat banana appam | Banana appam recipe
Aval payasam recipe| How to make Aval payasam | Poha milk kheer
Maida rava crispy sweet balls
Ellu urundai | Sesame sweet balls recipe