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Happy Ganesh Chavithi

Wishing you all a very happy ganesh chavithi! Today our 35 months old son was excited as it was “Om deva’s” (God) birthday. Together we plucked flowers from our garden and decorated the pooja cabinet with flowers and lights. Skandha sang the famous tamil song “vinayakane vinay theerpavane”, few ganesh slokas and the happy birthday […]

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Sri Ram Navami

Sri rama navami is the celebrated by Hindus as the birthday of lord Sri Rama. He was born to King Dasaratha and Kousalya devi in Ayodhya. Lord Rama is the 7th avatar (incarnation) of lord Vishnu. Navami means 9th day. Sri rama navami is celebrated on the 9th day of chaitra masa (“chaitra” month in […]

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Happy Ugadi | Gudipadava

Wishing you all a very happy Ugadi/Gudipadava. This day is celebrated as the beginning of new year in the south Indian states of Karnataka, Andrapradesh and Maharastra. Lunar new year is celebrated with festive meal at home. Its a customary to prepare neem pachadi (with neem leaves, jaggery, salt, tamarind juice, raw mango and green […]

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Happy Pongal | Makara Sankranthi

Wishing you all a very happy Pongal / Makara Sankranthi. Lets hope that this harvest festival brings loads of joy and happiness in our lives! Our 2 year old joins me in wishing happy pongal to everyone. Loading the player … Pongal / Makara Sankranthi is celebrated with the traditional sweet “Pongal dish”. There are […]

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Happy Diwali!!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali!! Our dear son (he just turned 2) joins me in wishing “happy and prosperous diwali to everyone!” Loading the player … Diwali is the Indian festival of lights. Indians light diyas (lamps with oil/ghee) and decorate their house. Some people, specially south Indians celebrate the festival […]

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Navarathri Golu (Kolu) and Thambulam

Wishing you all a very happy NAVARATHRI! Welcome to our Navarathri Kolu! Duserra¬† or Navarathri is a celebration of Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. South Indians celebrate the festival with the traditional Kolu (aka Golu or Bombe Habba or Bommai Kolu or Bommala Koluvu). Dolls and statuette (of Hindu deities) are exhibited in odd numbered […]

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