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Yajur Upakarma 2016

Yesterday August 17th , marked the festival Yajur Upakarma and today August 18th marks the Gayatri Japam day. The main purpose of Upakarma is to offer prayers and express the gratitude to those Rishis who gave the knowledge of Vedas and revealed Vedic Mantras to the mankind.

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Varamahalakshmi Vratha

Sarva Mangala Mangalye
Shive sarvartha sadhike
Sharanye hriambike Devi
Narayani Namostuthe.
I stay in Seattle, USA and this is my way of staying connected to my roots and in fact I enjoy, celebrating these festivals.

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Akki/ Rice Thambittu

Here, I bring you the recipe for Akki/Rice Thambittu. Akki/ Rice Thambittu is made during the festivals of Mangala Gowri and Nagarpanchami as Naivedyam. It’s also used to make Deepas for Aarthi during Mangala Gowri festival.

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Mangala Gowri Vratha 2016

More information on Observing Mangala Gowri festival. This pooja is performed on tuesdays of the Hindu month of Shravana, july-august according to gregorian calendar. This year shravana masa is from 3rd August to 1st September, tuesdays of this month are 9th August, 16th August, 23 August and 30th August.