Saturday, August 13, 2011

Avani Avittam

Happy Avani Avittam to all!

This is the most important ritual observed by the Brahmin Community. Avani Avittam is also known as Upakarma or Yaghnopaveetha Dharana, is the ceremony of changing the scared thread (Poonal). Every year, the festival of Avani Avittam falls on the full moon day of the month of Hindu calendar month of Sravan (August-September). The next day is Gayathri Jappam, where the Gayathri Mantra is chanted 1008 times.

Now, lets get to the Menu part! This is what I prepared for this year's Avani Avittam.

Breakfast:
Idly
Vellai Appam

Lunch:
Ghee
White Rice
Paruppu
Beans Parupusili
More Kuzhambu
Tomato Sathamudhu
Vadai
Moong Dhal Payasam
Curd

Hope you all have a nice week ahead!

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