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We have already covered menu for all festivals from Aadi to Navarathiri in our previous posts. Here we are compiling a list of all to send to RCI Tamizh Festivals hosted by Viji of Vcuisine.

Menu for Varuda Pirappu
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Recipes prepared on Sri Rama Navami
Paanagam

Kalanda Sadam recipes for Padinettam Perukku
Sakkarai Pongal

Maa Villakku and Sweets for Aadi Velli Kizhamai
Maavilakku

Akkaravadisal for Thiru Aadi Pooram
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Menu for Varalakshmi Viratham
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Menu for Aavani Avittam (Upakarma)
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Treats for Sri Jayanthi
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Sundal for Navarathiri
Kabuli Channa Sundal

Godumai Halwa for Deepavali
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and the ubiquitous recipe of Perumal Theertham for all occassions
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Tamizh festival cuisine is so vast that one cannot compile an exhautive list of recipes. I have been able to cover just a small fraction of the wonderful recipes prepared during festivals. In keeping with the theme of our blog to preserve traditional recipes, we’ll share more in the coming months.

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We have lived in 13 houses across 5 cities in the last 25 years – we just kept moving and moving and moving….and not all of the moving can fairly be blamed on my husband’s transferable job. We kept moving even after he quit bank to join a private concern.

13 proved to be a lucky number for us – my family’s lived in house number 13 for the last 6 years now, the longest ever in a single house. Our fellow travellers have weathered this crazy shifting business for years – furniture, kitchenware, albums, the golu bommai especially the “best out of waste” models my daughter and I made for golu.

Some of our creations like an English Fort, the Howrah bridge and the Cubbon Park (children’s park in Bangalore) din’t survive. This year I din’t keep golu but we took out the warriors who have faithfully weathered our eccentric shifts – some of these are from my college days.

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The Indominatble village of Gaul

Those of who still haven’t read The Adventures of Asterix (!!!), please do the human race a service and pick up a copy at the earliest. The Asterix set of paper models are 27 years old.

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Asterix and Obelix warming up before they attack the pirates

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Rome and the Roman Senate

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Doll house – walls are almost crumbling

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Kitchen in the Doll House

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Bedroom in the Doll House
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Drawing Room in the Doll House

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Drawing Room in the doll house
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Showcase in the Doll House – the drawing in center is Raghavan’s contribution (when he was six)

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Paper Village that Lakshmi made when she was 13 years old

Although I din’t take out my large collection this year, Lakshmi did keep a small Golu. This is the second year of Golu at her home. Some pictures of Lakshmi’s Golu

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Golu at Lakshmi’s home – three steps made with a table and two planks resting on cardboard boxes

Marapaachi Bommai
Marapaachi Bommai

Ramar Set
Ramar, Lakshmanar, Sitai and Anjaneyar

Ashta Lakshmi
Ashta Lakshmi

Lakshmi
Lakshmi

Saraswathi
Saraswathi

Dashavataram
5 of the 10 avatars of Vishnu (Dashavataram) – Matsya, Koorma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana

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5 of the 10 avatars of Vishnu (Dashavataram) – Parasumrama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Kalki

Bala Krishnar
Bala Krishna

Musicians
Musicians

Radha Krishna
Radha Krishna

Fruits
Fruits

Horse
Horse

Saraswathi Pujai
Saraswathi Pujai

This is my entry to JFI-Festive Series hosted by Vee at Past, Present and Me.

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