Tag: Varalakshmi Vratam

Pesara Pappu Payasam (aka Pasi Paruppu Payasam or Moong Dal Kheer) – With Sugar

With the advent of the month of Shravan (sometime in July-August according to the Gregorian calendar) begins the festival season in India and my mind is full of ideas of how to celebrate the plethora of festivals and poojas that await us. In our home, the first major Pooja of the season

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Shravana Masam or Shravan – Heralding the Festival Season

My favourite time of the year started yesterday with Shravana Masam or the month of Shravan. Hindus follow the lunar calendar. In North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh,Punjab, and Rajasthan, the month starts on the full moon day (Poornima). However, in some states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, the

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