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Maavu Vilakku

Maavu vilakku preparation (மாவு விளக்கு செய்முறை) is a tradition of lighting ghee lamp with rice flour and jaggery mix serving as the enclosure followed in South India during the Tamil month of Aadi and Puratasi. In the month of aadi it is a custom to perform Maavilakku poojai for the Ambal deity and during puratasi […]

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DIY- Make Ganesha Idol at Home with clay

DIY- Make Ganesha Idol at Home |வீட்டிலேயே மண் பிள்ளையார் செய்வது எப்படி? As Ganesh chathurthi is approaching, how nice it would be to make our own Ganesha Idol at home and showing our creativity. So this year, I made an attempt although I am only a novice and not a professional in this art. But i […]

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How to wear Iyengar madisar with 6 yards saree?

Madisar style attire is very popular among brahmin community for auspicious occassions and festivals. Generally for madisar 9 yard saree is used. Already I have published earlier Iyengar madisar and Iyer madisar with 9 yards sarees which received a very good response . In this post i demonstrate how to wear iyengar style madisar with […]

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MAKOLAM

MAKOLAM- This Kolam or Rangoli is done for Sri Krishna Jayanthi/ Gokulashtami/Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival. Here the kolam paste is made from Rice flour , dried and stored. Whenever we need to use it the dry pieces can be mixed with water , dissolved and small amount of maida flour added and then is ready […]

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Dharbai Grass Pavithram

3 Dharbai Grass ( Tamil “3 DharbaiPul” or “3 pul” in short) pavithram is made using 3 nos. Dharbai and is worn in the ring finger during Amavasya and shradham occassions. It may be noted that for marriage and thread ceremony functions 2 pul or 2 dharbai grass pavithram is worn. It may be noted […]

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How to wear Iyengar Style nine yard Madisar Saree

Madisar attire is most desired for festivals, functions, marriages,temple visits etc. This video explains step by step procedure for wearing the Iyengar style madisar nine yards saree. Procedure Video