India is the land of varied cultures and traditions, which is evident when you will see this Round up. I had a lovely festive ride by hosting this wonderful event. This event gives us an opportunity to see, how festivals are celebrated in different traditions and cultures.
There were delicious and tasty dishes prepared by the fellow bloggers as Naivedyam (Offerings) or Prasad for Lord Krishna and Ganesha. Creativity has no boundaries, besides yummy foodie treat, our fellow bloggers have painted lovely pictures, drawn colourful rangoli, have decorated their temple and have performed authentic pooja on these festive days. And few Brand new bloggers, who has started their journey on this blogosphere by sending entries for this authentic event. I am sure after reading this extensive list, you all are curious to see this creative treasure.
So let’s all tighten our seat belts and get ready for a tasty, fun and frolic festive ride with me.
Our first destination in this Festive ride ~ Paintings and Rangolis
EC has drawn lovely cute Krishna's Feet Rangoli on occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. Check her blog for more Rangoli designs. Here is the sample of one more Creative Rangoli by her, its a transparent Zardosi Rangoli.
Divya had painted beautiful Free hand of Gita Updesham, where Lord Krishna is giving vital message of Bhagwad Gita to Arjun.
Sukanya, invited Bal Gopal to her humble abode by drawing lovely Maa-Kolam outside her house and tiny feets of Gopal, it shows Lord Krishna entering her house and is present in all her rooms.
Ammu, a new member to Blogosphere, started her blogging journey with the Krishnaarpanam to Vishnu Avtar. This is her first post, a divine picture of Makhan Chor.
The second destination of our Festive ride ~ Authentic Pooja Destination
Here bloggers have traditionally decorated their temple and performed pooja for Lord Ganesha and
Aparna had performed traditional pooja for the Vighnaharta. This is her pooja picture.
Meera had also performed tradional pooja on Ganesh Chaturthi, and here’s the glance of her pooja.
Roma, returned from a trip a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. Inspite of being busy with her daily chores, with the help of her husband, Ganeshji's Sthapna was possible and the festival was celebrated in a grand way.
Shillu, had prepared a unique dessert called Junnu, which her mom had shared the preparation process with her. It was interesting to know that Junnu is prepared from cow/buffalo’s lactating milk. Check her blog for more interesting facts about Junnu.
Kamala, had made Modakam / Poorana Kozhukattai, Kondaikadalai Sundal and Pattani Sundal for Budhinath (GOD of wisdom). Check her blog for dhal pooranam and Ellu Pooranam for stuffing the Kozhukattai.
Nupur made quick, yet tempting Nariyal burfi and Malai Ladoos as offerings for Devakinandan (Son of Devaki). Check her blog where she shares her Janmashtami celebration as a kid and they used to gather and set up Jankis.
Priyanka, strikes back with almost Chapan Bhog dishes for Krishna Janmashtami. Here goes the list of delicacies she prepared for Janmashtami Phalahar Vrat, Potato chips with tea, Rabdi, Potato Bhaji with curd, Mathura ka Khurchan, Allo Tikiya, Strawberry Shrikhand and Gulabi Lassi. Phewwwwwwwww Hats off to you girl!! She truly enjoys all the festivities in true spirit. Check her blog for the detailed description on Janmashtami celebrated in various parts of India.
There were special dishes for Krishna Jayanti Prasadam. Here goes the exotic list Omampadi or Sev, Appam, Rasam / Sambhar Vadai, Kara Sev, Sabudana Payasam, Quick Rava Ladoo, Choco-Coconut Burfi, Besan-Rava Ladoo, Groundnut Balls, Sugiyan, Medhu Vada, Thattai, Manakombu, Vella Seedhai and Uppu Sheedai Phewww...........Wow! I am sure Gopal just loved your prasadam and even her family. Check her blog for these exotic dishes.
For Lambakarna (Large Ear Lord) Sireesha had Undrallu, Kudumullu and delicious Naivedyam.
Sukanya, made these divine Appams, without tasting them, and by chanting Krishna’s name through out the preparation. They tasted the Appams only after offering Naivedyam to the Lord. Check her blog for beautiful description of Krishna Jayanti. She has also sent her all time favourite and lip smacking Gajar ka Halwa, with a filmy touch to it.
Dershana’s Naivedyam for Rudrapriya (Beloved of Lord Shiva) was Kozhukattai, Easy Sukhiyan and Cute Money Purse Modak. Check out for cute Naivedyam on her blog.
Geetha cooked Sweet & Savory Kozhakattai for Lambodara. She describes in her blog, about her adventure last year in Japan celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.
Priya offered unique Ragi Flour Sweet dumplings for Vinayagar Chaturthi, which resembles chocolate toffee. Priya’s Krishna Janmashtami offering was Carrot Almond Sago Kheer. It has really an unique combinations. She has list of different dishes to share with us and worth trying sweet dishes. She has Poha Laddu and Semiya Coconut Milk Kesari to offer as well.
Supriya, one more brand new blogger, started her journey by offering Siddhivinayaka his favourite Ukadiche Modak.
Raji had cooked Rice Pudding for Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe).
Lakshmi prepared Ekadantanige Modaka, which was presented well in form of Lord Ganesha. She was true it was raining Modak in Blogworld. Lakshmi had also prepared Kaayi Holige and Kadubu.
And here comes Purva, (that’s me), for my Makhan Chor I had prepared Kheer Prasad in a Matka and Ukadiche Modak for Lambor’s Naivedyam. You can check my blog for detailed description on Krishna and Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Hmmmmm……Well this is not the last destination, there are more to foodie treat for your eyes to enjoy.
Appu, had enthusiastically sent her Naivedyam for Lord Kapil Besan Ladoos and my all time favourite Sabudana Khichri.
Vani’s offerings for Vinayaga Chaturthi Celebration were Kozhukattai (Sweet & Salt) and Uzhunthu Vadai. Check her blog to know her celebration for Chaturthi, were she dressed up her sweet nephew.
I hope you all have enjoyed this Festive ride and had celebrated the festivals by forgetting everyday’s stress and tensions, that’s what festivals are for and real motive of Festive Food Event.
The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. So check Priyanka's Blog for yet another Festive Food Announcement.