In our apartment we had an interesting occasion last sunday. Our flat association had arranged a "Food Fiesta", wherein each of the residents were put individual stalls with different varieties of food. The significance in the "Food Fiesta" was all preparations were home-made and no outsourcing. It gave a good opportunity to show-case our cooking-talents. This also gave variety of experience in putting up stalls, pricing the products and marketing. We had also invited the surroundings with good publicity for which we had a good response. It was a memorable event. Thanks to our Apartment Association. Also thanks for your patient reading.
Last week is full of festival days starting from Ashada Amavasya, Garuda(Naga) Panchami and VaraMahalakshmi Pooja. These requires lot of involvement and preparation of different varieties of Naivedhyams (offerings to god). Hence browsing internet and stitching pushed to back seat resulting in no new posts.
Vara Mahalakshmi Pooja:
Sri Lakshmi is godess for wealth as per Hindu Mythology. Vara means "bestowel". In "Chandramana"(moon) calender in Srvana month this pooja is celebrated. The face of the godess, embossed in metal (usually in silver) is fixed on a kalasa (a spherical shaped vessel) and decorated with flowers and jewels. Varieties of eatables are prepared for naivedhya. After the pooja ladies and girls will tie a knotted-thread around their wrist in the right hand. The belief is, by doing this pooja the godess bestows the devotees with all kind of wealth. Some pooja photos are uploaded here.