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Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja prasad recipes

Varalakshmi Vratham or Varamahalakshmi Pooja will be celebrated on August 12 2016.  This is one of the most important  festivals and requires elaborate preparation and celebrations resulting in  joy and mental satisfaction . This festival  is called Varamahalakshmi Habba in Karnataka. The information is based on what is followed in  our family for decades.  It can vary across families also. For mangala aarthi in Kannada this is the link to my YouTube video Kannada aarthi For aarthi in Telugu this is the link to my YouTube video Telugu aarthi Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja preparation The preparation starts the previous day i.e Thursday , when the pooja room is cleaned , all the images of Gods and Goddesses are cleaned and sandalwood, turmeric powder and kumkum are applied on the images. Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja items requirements - a checklist  Fruits - five types of fruits including apple, guava , grapes , bananas , pomegranate  Flowers - Lotus and talampoo ( fragrant s

kolam for Pongal- Sankranti muggulu - rangoli designs

Chukki rangoli are very popular for Bhogi , Sankranti festivals .  This beautiful 13 by 7 dots kolam for the festival . Tip :  Connect the dots for the curved lines in a single stretch.  Then the kolam looks more beautiful.     It is all in the mind when we do it confidently the result is awesome !! Sankranti lines rangoli | Pongal lines rangoli Padi kolam or geethala muggu as we call rangoli designs with lines are traditional and old art of drawing rangoli or kolam .  This special and beautiful muggu  has been added for 2017 festival of Sankranti . It is quite easy to make this lines rangoli design . One more geethala muggu for Bhogi , Kanuma festivals too  First rangoli with dots for Pongal kolam or Sankranthi muggu for 2017 festival The latest rangoli  designs addition to this post that has predominantly free hand rangoli designs.  First a 14 dots kolam , a common floral design, a variation of the same the steps shown through images. I have stopped at the whi