Avani Avittam

Upakarma or Avani Avittam means beginning or “Arambham”, i.e., to begin the study of the Veda (Veda Adhyayanam). For example, Yajur Upakarma means to begin the study of the Yajur Veda. Those belonging to the Yajur Veda observe the Upakarma in the month of Shravan (August-September), on the day of the full moon(poornima). This auspicious day also happens to be the day when Lord Narayana took the avatara as Lord Hayagriva. Lord Hayagriva restored the Vedas to Brahma and also is the God of Knowledge. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, i.e., Shravan Poornima, various states like Tamil Nadu, Kerela, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, etc celebrate the festival of Avani Avittam.

Sweet Appam
Avani Avittam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Sweets, Tamil New Year

Sweet Appam

A traditional sweet made during festivals like Tamil New Year, Ganesh Chaturthi and other special occasions. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 150 gms Jaggery – 150 gms, powdered Parboiled Rice – 100 gms Urad Dal – 2 tblsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp Cooking Soda – a pinch Cardamom Powder – […]

medhu vadai
Avani Avittam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Tamil New Year, Vada

Medhu Vadai

Medhu Vadai is a very popular deep fried South Indian snack/appetizer served during breakfast or as an evening snack. They are also made during festival or special occasions. Technically Medhu Vadai and Ulundu Vadai are the same, but the difference is in some parts onion is not added to Ulundu […]