Sunday, July 20, 2008

PHIR AAYA SAWAN KA MAHINA TYOHARO KE SAATH OR HARA BHARA KUDRUM SHRAVAN MAS HOLIEST MONTH FOR HINDUS

Holy month of SHRAVAN MAS has started from 19Th JULY which is the most auspicious month for Hindus.The star called SHRAVAN rules the sky the entire month hence the month is called SHRAVAN.
Also known as SAWAN is the fifth month of Hindu calendar and considered holiest month of the year,each Monday of this month is known as SAWAN KA SOMVAR and is considered special in SHIVA temple where the dharanatra hangs over the linga to bathe it with water day and night.Devotees pile the linga high with bel leaves and fast whole day.

SHRAVAN WEEKDAYS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE

MONDAY-IN WORSHIP OF LORD SHIVA
TUESDAY -IN WORSHIP OF GAURI ( LORD SHIVA'S WIFE )
WEDNESDAY-IN WORSHIP OF VITHALA(KRISHNA OR VISHNU WORSHIP)
THURSDAY-IN WORSHIP OF LORD BUDDHA AND GURU WORSHIP
FRIDAY-IN WORSHIP OF GODDESS LAKSHMI AND TULSI
SATURDAY- IN WORSHIP OF SHANI(SATURN)
SUNDAY-SUN GODS WORSHIP


NAGAPANCHMI
KALKYAVATARA
PUTRADAIKADASHI
HINDOLA OR SWINGING
NARALI PURNIMA
SHRAVANI PURNIMA
PAVITRAROPANA
RAKHI PURNIMA
VARA LAKSHMI VRATA
RISHI PANCHMI
GOVATSA AND BAHULA
SITALA SAPTAMI
JANMASTHMI
AJAIKADASI
PITHORI
POLA

IN RAJASTHAN TEEJ FESTIVAL FALLS DURING SHRAVAN MONTH,WHICH IS CELEBRATED WITH MUCH POMP ,.THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEEJ IS TO HONOUR THE UNION OF LORD SHIVA AND GODDESS PARVATI.

IN HARYANA TEEJ IS CELEBRATED ON SAAWAN SUDI,AFTER THE FIRST SHOWER OF SAWAAN,A SMALL RED INSECT CALLED TEEJ COMES OUT OF THE SOIL.GIRLS APPLY HEENA ON THEIR HANDS AND FEET,SWINGS ARE SET UP IN THE OPEN COURTYARD.

CHUDI POOJA IS ALSO DONE BY MARRIED FEMALES EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MONTH BY WORSHIPING THE HOLY PLANT TULSI,BY OFFERING CHUDIS,TINY BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS,VERMILION AND OTHER PUJA ITEMS.

Since past few yrs even i have started keeping fast on every Monday of shravan mas,..my first fast gonna be tomorrow,,so this month u gonna cee more of vrat recipes,..we abstain from nonveg food also this holy month,,,,so just veggie posts gonna come this month
the other festival dishes which i have already blogged are

coming to todays post,today i will be blogging recipe for kudrum fry also known as tindora,tendli and ivy gourd
..very simple recipe,,.ingredients needed are chopped kudrum one cup,crushed red chilli two,asafoetida a pinch,fenugrek seeds half tsp,salt to taste,oil to cook,turmeric half tsp
procedure-heat one tsp oil in wok,add fenugreek seeds,asafoetida and red chili,once they start spluttering add chopped kudrum ,keep stirring,..add salt and turmeric,..enjoy hot with roti
this goes to maninas who is hosting cooking with the season,..
thats all for today,,,happy holy shravan month,ceeya tomorrow

13 comments:

Priti said...

Nice Recipe, Happy Saawan Ka Mahina (ab se hum log happy hi kuch bi bolege na ;))
I think thing comes to my mind for saawan ki...aaya saawan jhumke....

rekhas kitchen said...

wow yaar allready started shravan mas vrat wala recipes so fast still now I am thinking about that great yaar will try that kheer

Illatharasi said...

You are absorbing fasting too.... GREAT!!!

Waiting for yuor veg recipes.... ;)

Shreya said...

Awesome information about the importance of the Shravan month, and the important occasions to be observed. Could you please add the dates for each of those occasions, like when Vara Lakshmi Vratham is, when Nagapanchami is etc? Liked the Ivy gourd stir fry recipe:-)

SriLekha said...

nice recipe....

Sireesha said...

Useful information on saawan mahani.....Like the kheer and ivy gourd curry..Thanks for sharing.

Uma said...

delicious curry and kheer! Wow nice info on Sravan mas!

Andhra Flavors said...

very vseful information on saawana
masam and nice recipe

sowmya said...

that kheer looks good. Ya,,have heard about the fasts observed during this months. nice info..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Wonderful information.I love to know more about the culture and tradition of people of different states.That too along with a recipe.Nice. keep going

Cooking Station said...

Shravan masa for us starts a bit late..and I love this month coz of festivals and sweets.....which I love ...Happy festivals for you..All dishes look great!

Indranee said...

Wonderful recipe and great photos! Hope u r enjoying the rains:)

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

hey thatz a nice info on all our festivals .. ivy gourd curry looks really yum