September 4, 2015

Aadi Velli Mini Festival Thali

The tamil month of Aadi (or Aashaad in the Lunar Calendar) is generally considered inauspicious to conduct marriages or other social ceremonies, and is rather dedicated to worship Goddess Lakshmi on all 4-5 Fridays of this month.  It is believed that the Goddess Shakthi doubles her power and worshipping her will help one to achieve what one needs. The Goddess will protect her devotees from all negative effects. Aadi Pooram is also celebrated during this month on the Pooram star (celestial star)

1st Aadi Friday dedicated for the Goddess of Wealth. 2nd Aadi Friday dedicated for the Goddess of AngalaAmman (a form of Kaali the Goddess), 3rd Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Courage and Health, 4th Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Relationship, 5th Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Overall Prosperity (which is the Varamahalakshmi festival).

An elaborate meal is planned on the last Friday of this month when the Varamahalakshmi festival is celebrated. But every Friday is also celebrated with mini festival Thaalis. Onion and garlic are not used, and so are some other vegetables like Okra, Brinjal (aubergine) and in some households even potato / beans / cauliflowers are not used.

Today, as part of the Combo Meal for BM Buffet is presented a small thali comprising the following dishes. Click on the link for recipe to each dish and enjoy the virtual feast J






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17 comments:

  1. That is an awesome festive thali. I do not do varalakshimi pooja and but at my mom's place it is a big affair with wide variety of food prepared for prasadam.

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  2. That's a mouthwatering festival meal put together.

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  3. I guess our festival food is what makes the poojas even more interesting..very good arrangement..

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  4. That is one tempting meal platter.Wow ! you have done so much efforts.

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  5. Makes me hungry, such a breathtaking Thali, nothing can beat this comforting foods..

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  6. love this tempting thali.. awesome meal
    Check my recipes @ www.simplytadka.com

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  7. delicious thali there!!! so divine and so authentic...

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  8. A new thali for me...and a beautiful one !Kalyani, so you have a thali for a combo theme...wow kudos!So what do we expect when you do states?

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  9. Wonderful thali..Nice spread of dishes ..

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  10. This thali looks absolutely inviting Kalyani. So authentic..

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  11. This thali looks so inviting nicely done Kalyani...

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  12. Lovely spread. Feel like being home.

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  13. That is a mouthwatering thali, Kalyani.

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  14. My god, what an amazing thali Kalyani. Running to check the recipes now :-)

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  15. Wow this thali is delicious n beautifully done.

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  16. Wow this thali is delicious n beautifully done.

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  17. liked learning about the tradition of the festival

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