Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold
Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold
Ginger -1 small piece
Pepper – 6 numbers
Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds – 2 teaspoons
Carom seeds – 2 teaspoons
Basil leaf – 1 handful
Betel leaf – 1 no
- Pound all of the above lightly and mix it with around 250ml of water.
- Leave it to boil, until the water evaporates and gets reduced to 100ml. Add a small pinch of turmeric powder. Now, pour it in a glass and add little honey and squeeze half lemon.
This kashayam is an immediate cure for cold and body ache.
Health benefits of adding ginger
Ginger is the best cure for digestion problems and cold. It is also an appetizer. It also cures blood pressure. It also used in treating nausea and vomitting. It is an effective medicine for weight loss.
Health benefits of adding pepper
Black pepper stimulates secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This
Black peppers digestive benefits are caused by stimulating taste buds which increases the amount of hydrochloric acid that the stomach produces. This additional secretion improves digestion of food once it reaches the stomach. This is one of the most notable attributes of black pepper. This increase in acid is effective in decreasing the amount of intestinal gas, reducing the embarrassing side effect of passing gas along with preventing constipation and heartburn.It eliminates bacteria in the stomach, thereby acting as a best antibacterial agent. Black pepper, rich in antioxidants, effectively controls blood pressure and heart rate. Pepper corns contains carotenes which help the body to fight cancers. Piperine, found in peppercorns, effectively counteracts the development of cancer. This along with turmeric is the best and natural anti-cancer agent.
Health benefits of adding cumin seeds
Another natural medicine that acts as appetizer, boosts up immune systems, relieves cold, reduces excess fat accumulated in the body, aids easy digestion. Another main use of cumin seeds is that it helps in normal labour.
It eliminates false delivery pain. And when it is boiled in water and given it facilitates normal and easy delivery of the baby.
Health benefits of adding turmeric
This traditional anti-septic, anti-bacterial,anti-fungal,anti-inflammatory herb is definitely God’s gift to mankind. That is why our ancestors used it in almost in every possible way in their day-to-day life. Be it in kitchen, where almost all the food is prepared using turmeric, in the bathroom where ladies apply it on their face (a natural fairness cream, eradicates pimples and black spots, removes excess hair growth on the face, and also treats white discharge problems in women). In temples, where it is an important offering to God. Giving betel leaf, Areca nut ( supari or pakku) and turmeric piece to the guests is our traditional practice, needless to say why our ancestors followed this procedure for generations due to their rich medicinal benefits.
Thazha kozhambu/ Thalaha kulambu/Thalaga Kulambu or 7 vegetable kozhzambuThis kozhambu/kulambu is prepared along with the Thiruvathirai kali on
the day of Aruthra darshan/arudhra tharisanam or Thiruvathirai. The
general custom is that to take all the tastes namely salt, sweet, sour
and spicy chili, which means life is also a mixture of good and hard
1. red chili – 3 numbers
2. corriander seeds- 2 table spoon
3. bengalgram dhal – 1 table spoon
4.pepper - ¼ teaspoon
5.cumin seed ¼ teaspoon
6. tamarind - 1 small size lemon
6.grated coconut 3 table spoon
7.fenugreek seed ¼ teaspoon
1.brinjal – 1
2.pumkin - 1 medium slice
3.drumstick - 1 number
4. beans - 4 numbers
5.tomato – 2 numbers
6.potato - 1 small
7.Green plantain – 1/2
Put the pan on the stove, add 2 teaspoon oil and fry all the ingredients.
When they come to room temperature, grind it coarsely.
Now, put another pan add some oil and fry all the vegetables.
Add tamarind juice, to the vegetables and add some salt and turmeric powder.
Now when they start to boil, add the grinded powder and let it to boil
for 8-10 minutes.
Then, season with mustard seeds, fenu greek seeds, curry leaves, red
chili and asafetida.
Turn off the flame and the thalaha kulambu is ready.
Thiruvathirai Kazhi /Thiruvadharai kali
1. Raw rice – 1 cup
2. jaggery powder – 1 ½ cup
3.moong dhal(pasi parupu) – ½ cup
4.cardamaom powder – ¼ teaspoon
5.grated coconut – ¾ cup
6. ghee – 2 cup
7.cashewnut – 20grams
- Put a pan on the stove and roast rice and moong dhal without oil, until they change colour lightly.
- Grind the above until they are coarse.
- Pour 3 cups of water in the pan. When it comes to boil, add the powder slowly. Keep stirring until they begin to cook. It will take about 5minutes to cook.
- Add powdered jaggery and mix it well. Stir, again for another 5 minutes.
- Fry the grated coconut in ghee and add to the above mixture. Also fry cashewnuts in the ghee and add this along with the cardamom powder to the above. Turn off the flame.
Thiruvathirai kali is now ready.
Please check out our Youtube video for Full recipe of Thiruvathirai Kali / Thiruvathira Kali:
Indian’s Traditional tree – Banyan Tree
Kingdom: Plantae, Division: Magnoliophyta, Class: Magnoliopsida, Order:Rosales, Family:Moraceae, Genus:Ficus, Subgenus: Urostigma
English: banyan tree, Bengali:bata, Hindi: bhandir, Konkani: goli, Kannada: aaladamara, Malayalam: peeraath, Manipuri: khongnang taru, Marathi: nyagrodh, Sanskrit: nyagrodh,, Tamil: alamaram, Telugu:marri chettu
Banyan Tree is the national tree of India. Most of branches root themselves build like a new trees over the big vast area. The roots of the banyan tree give rise to more big trunks and so many branches. This tree is considered most valuable and is an integral part of the myths, gurus and legends of India. In olden days all the village debates, small town and village counselling’s, justice given under this tree. In large part of rural India, even today this tree shade is the main point for council meets.
The name of Banyan tree has has beautiful, smooth, shining, stiff and leathery leaves, broadly oval in shape. The flowers and fruits are inconspicuous, the flowers and fruits are being held together in the fig, which is a sort of pouch that contains hundreds of flowers or fruits.
This tree has many medical benefits, in indian traditional medicine, it is used to treat a lot of ailments. The leaf buds used to control the bleeding.
The fruit of the banyan tree has many uses. They should be dried and grinded and 12 grams of it should be taken and mixed with milk. When you drink this daily, your memory improves.
The sticks are used as brushes since olden days in India. The sticks of the banyan tree has many medicinal properties, it strengthens the gums and the roots of the teeth. It is a natural medicine to treat bad breath and pyorrhea.
The pedicel of the flower, should be mixed with the the bark of the fig tree and powdered well. Along with this, add same amount of sugar and mix with milk and used. This is a traditional medicine, used to increase sperm count.
The hanging roots or the Ariel roots is used for breast upliftment. Take the yellowish red part of the hanging roots, grind it and apply the paste on the breast. Droopiness of breast gets reduced.
The banian leaves dried in shade and made into a paste by mixing with equal amount of milk is used in treating menstural problems and white discharge problems in women.
The bark of the banyan tree dried and powdered and mixed with little butter serves as a medicine for white discharge problems in women. 4 grams of this mixture taken in morning and evening is a cure for menstural cramps too. The bark of the banyan tree should be powdered well and mixed with milk, and 6 grams of this when taken daily cures the swelling of the ovary.
The root of the banyan tree, when mixed with water and heated well( made into a kashayam) is a traditional Indian medicine to cure diabetes.
Its fruits are also a good medicine for urinary infections, and urinary tract problems. The fruits should be dried in shade and powdered well. Mix equal amount of sugar and take 5grams of it everyday. This powder is the best medicine for urinary infections.
The bark is also used in treating piles, loss of memory, swollen gums and cough and also early sperm release.
Take about 6 grams of the young leaves of banyan tree, pour some water and grind and filter it. Add some butter to it and consume it. This is an immediate cure for vomitting.
Burn the banyan leaf and take the ash. This ash when consumed along with beetle leaf is a cure for sexually transmitted disease.
The milk that is secreted in the banyan tree is a cure for ear, tooth problems, early sperm release, piles, certain boils also. Even small bruises gets cured when the milk is applied over the affected area.
In general, banyan trees gives coolness and good health.
The world biggest banyan tree is in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, India. It is the widest tree in the world in terms of the area of the canopy and is estimated to be around200 to 300 years old. It became diseased after it was struck by lightning, but still it continues to spread to nearby places.
Traditional Recipe ( Naivedyam) for Lord Ram and Lord Ayyappan (Iyappan) – Panakam / Panaka (Summer cooler)
- Jaggery powder – Half Cup
- Dry Ginger powder / Sukku Powder / shunthi, shunthee – 1 Spoon
- Small Lemon-1
- Elachi/cardamom - 2 nos
- Pachai karpooram/edible camphor - A small pinch (Optional)
- Plain Water-2 cups
- Holy Basil /Thulasi leaves – 5 pcs
It aids digestion, burning sensation, burping problems and is also an appetizer.
Mango- ginger pickle/ manga inji pickle/ alma-haldi/mamidallam pickle /Curcuma Amada Pickle
This mango – giner (manga inji) is one of the very old traditional pickle (oorugai) item in south indian cusine. In olden days, this pickle will be prepared in almost all the houses. It is also eaten raw as we get direct health benefits.
Curcuma Amada is the botanical name. French, it is Ginermbre Mangue, german it is called mangoingwer, hindi: Am Haldi, Amada, tamil :Manga Injee
- Mango ginger – 500 grams
- Lemon – 1
- asafetida -1 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Green chilli – 2 nos
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Curry leaves – little
1) Wash the mango ginge/manga inji well.
2) scrap off the skin well and wash again, so that there are no sand particles.
3) Cut the mango ginger into small pieces.
4) Cut the green chilies into small pieces.
5) Mix the mango ginger/ manga ingi and chilies and mix well.
6) Squeeze the lemon into it and add salt. Mix it well.
7) Turn on the flame, and pour 2 tea spoons of oil.
8) Season with mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asafetida.
9) Now add the seasoning to the mango ginger mix and stir well.
10) mango ginger is now ready.
Benefits of mango- ginger:
Mango-ginger/ manga inji aids digestion. It is also a good appetizer.The pulp of mango ginger is applied over sprains and bruises to rapid healing. It controls cholesterol in the blood. Stimulates blood circulation. To obtain maximum benefits you cut mango ginger raw ie without cooking. It cleans the stomach and clears gastric trouble. It also treats certain skin diseases. Researchers in Germany have recently discovered that it is a good medicine for obesity. People who are fat have taken mango-ginger regularly, and they have gradually lost weight. It is good to eat mango ginger during winter season.
Please check out the full video Recipe on Youtube for Mango- ginger pickle/ manga inji pickle / alma-haldi/ mamidallam pickle / Curcuma Amada Pickle:
Organic Clothes – A Natural Healer
Organic Clothes – A Natural Healer . In modern days, we have started to understand the value of the word “organic”. Starting from the milk we drink, the vegetables and groceries we use in our day-to-day life, we have now gone organic. How about organic clothes? ‘Clothes maketh a man’ goes the proverb, but wearing organic clothes not only maketh a man but also heals him.
These naturally healing clothes are techniques that are handed down from generation to generation in India. In the making, cotton collected for weaving is genuine organic cotton, and is purified using cow’s urine, which is a traditional Indian system of medicine. The bleaching of the yarn is done using an herbal concoction where cow’s urine is mainly used. And this is again, not from any other cow, but cow fed with only organic food. After this, it is dipped in a natural adhesive where many herbs, aloe vera, camphor are all used.
The colors are also organic, from plants and no artificial dyes are used for this process. Turmeric, a natural anti septic, is used to give the yellow color for the clothes, The indigo shade is obtained from the neela amari plant, which is known for its anti-venom properties. Tulsi leaf or the holy basil leaf, which is loaded with natural medicinal properties, is used to obtain the green color. Another natural anti bacterial and antiseptic herb, neem, is also used to obtain the green color.
These organic clothes are eco-friendly, non-polluting and chemicals-free. Apart from these benefits, these clothes are a cure for many ailments like arthritis, rheumatism, depression, skin-ailments, insomnia and even diabetes. They also make you go stress-free and fresh. People suffering from certain skin problems like psoriasis, allergies can use these clothes to help them feel better. People who have skin cancer, and are undergoing chemotherapy use these clothes to make them cope better with the trauma and feel cooler. These clothes made out of a wide range of natural herbs produce better cure for all the ailments.
The body odour is gone off naturally, thanks to the herbs that are both medicinal and produce natural aroma. As we sweat, skin absorbs the herbal properties of the clothes thereby promoting wellness to the skin. “Health is Wealth” is the old saying, but health lies not only on what you eat but also on what you wear. And as always,’ Prevention is better than cure’.
Super Foods – Old Wine in New Glass
Now-a-days there’s much awareness of what are called “Super Foods”. This is our traditional concept that has come with a new name called “Super foods”. These are foods that are loaded with good qualities which help in lowering blood cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Nutritionists and medical practitioners are urging people to maintain healthy lifestyle using the “super foods”.
It’s much easier to include these super foods in our diet, onion and garlic – the two most widely used vegetables in India, have many benefits. Garlic even prevents certain types of cancers. Tomatoes are rich in lycopine. A glass of carrot of beet root juice all make a wholesome fortifying breakfast.
Super foods is not actually a new concept, Maca for instance grown in the mountains is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, alkaloids and other phytochemicals. This superfood was consumed for thousands of years by the Incas. Colostrum – the milk given by the cow within 8-hours of the birth of its calf, is high in anti-ageing properties. This superfood helps in building the immune system.
We are now-a-days using UHT milk, but it is always better to go in for fresh milk. Gooseberry(Amla), which was a very traditional food item used since our olden days, is very rich in Vitamin C. It is a remedy for many disease. Ayurveda, an ancient medicine uses Goose berry(Amla) for treating many disease like :
Hair care: Amla enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. Amla oil is very popular in India as it serves as a very good hair growth booster thereby preventing hair loos.
Eye care: Taking Gooseberry juice with honey is good for improving eyesight. It reduces intraocular tension.
Diabetes: Gooseberry contains chromium. It has a therapeutic value in diabetics. Indian Gooseberry or Amla stimulate the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus it reduces blood sugar in diabetic patient.
Diarrhea and dysentery: Amla has very good laxative property in it, therefore it is a good medicine for diarrhoea and dysentery.
Improving appetite: Consuming Gooseberry powder with butter and honey before meal improves appetite. It helps in balancing Nitrogen level and thus increases weight in a healthy way.
Onion, garlic, ginger, green beans, carrots, spinach, honey, soy tomatoes and squarsh which are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients make good super foods. Along with these super foods, yoga,exercise and meditation, which was all a regular habit of our ancestors could make your life healthy and beautiful.
Rahu kethu peyarchi 2012 – 2013
The “Raghu – Kethu Peyarchi” takes place this ‘Nandhana’ year on 2/12/2012, Sunday at 5.48 pm Indian time. Raghu is moving from ‘Vrichiga Ras’i to ‘Thulam’ and Kethu from ‘Rishaba Rasi’ to ‘Mesha Rasi’.
This Raghu –Kethu Peyarchi is favourable for the following rasis;-
Rishabam , Mithunam , Kadaham , Simmam , Viruchagam , Dhanushu , Maharam , Kumbam
Following Rashis require pariharam
Mesham , Kanni , Thulam , Meenam
Given below is the slogam for Raghu and kethu, recite this slogam 11 times a day, and you will attain whatever you wish for.
Arrthakayam maha veeryam
Simhika grappa sambootham
Dham raghuum pranamamyaham
Balasa pushpa sangasam
Tharaka kriha masthaham
Rowthram rowthrathmaham koram
Dham Kethum Pranamamyaham
“Sevai” is your ruling rasi, so there would always be an anxiety in your mind. You try to dominate both at home and at work. During this ‘Raghu-Kethu’ peyarchi, Raghu comes to the 7th place at ‘Kalasthra Sthanam” and ‘Kethu’ at ‘Jenma Rasi’. Already you have been having “Ganda Sani” for the past one and half years, now Raghu is also going to join.
Due to this, you may encounter unpleasant circumstances with your wife, co-workers or even friends. This could result in hatred, sadness and loss also. So you should be careful in all you do. Watch out for your words.
But, this scenario is not going to last long; things would turn out to be different after the ‘Guru Peyarchi’ on 30-5-2013. Some have the luck to buy new house, plots and vehicles. However, this prediction is in general, outcomes may vary depending on one’s personal horoscope.
Worshipping Lord Hanuman on Saturdays and reciting Hanuman Chalisa will do you good.
Your rasi Nathan “Sukran” helps you appear attractive to everyone. During this Raghu-kethu peyarchi, Raghu is coming to the 6th place and kethu to the 12th place. Lord Sani is already in the 6th place of your rasi and has started reducing all your burdens, debts, ailments. This peyarchi is going to give you maximum benefits. Your spouse’s health, children’s education and parents health which was your prime concern so far is no longer going to trouble you. You might receive good news from abroad.
Business is going to flourish, and fortune is going to knock your doors from 4-2-2013 to 6-9-2013. All the important planets, Guru, Sani, Raghu, Kethu are all favourable to your rasi for the next one and half years. Hence, put in your hard work and win laurels in life.
Praying to lord ‘Chitraputhra nayanar’ and worshipping lord Murugan on Tuesdays will do you good.
You are known for sharp thinking and independency. You also have excellent communication skills. During this ‘Raghu-Kethu’ peyarchi, Raghu is coming to the 5th place. This is not a very ideal place. You might undergo some untold sorrow. But Kethu is going to come to the 11th place, he would give good health and success.
You are going to be financially strong. You are going to break all your obstacles and emerge successfully. Happiness would prevail in your home. All your needs are going to get fulfilled. There will be good understanding with your spouse. However, there might be some disagreement with your spouse in certain matters. By handling them patiently, they could be overcome easily.
Working professionals might have to work for longer hours. They could expect favourable promotions and transfers during this period. Business men, farmers are going to experience somewhat better fortune. Students have to work harder.
Read ‘Kolaru-Pathigam’ on Saturdays and worship the navagrahas whenever you find time. Putting sesame seeds deepam on Saturdays will do good.
You people crave for very expensive things and love to lead a very posh life. You succumb to nothing, but true love and affection. In this ‘Raghu-Kethu’ peyarchi Kethu is going to the 10th place and Raghu is coming to the 4th place. This transformation may not give that much benefits. You might undergo unnecessary journeys. You may buy a new house, and might seek loan for that purpose. There will be peace and happiness in your family. There are chances for some of your valuables to be stolen away. Hence you have to be careful.
Wedding bells are going to ring in your house. Working people will experience favourable ambience at office. Their colleagues will extend co-operation to all that you do. You can expect hike in your salary. People in fine arts and farmers will obtain benefits depending on your hard work. Students will score good marks this year.
Do special archanai for Raghu and kethu. Worship Godess Durga and chant ‘Durga Chalisa’ on Fridays for betterment.
You people believe that only self-confidence can make one come up in life. During this Raghu-Kethu peyarchi, Raghu is coming to the 3rd position and is ready to shower you with lots of good things, whereas kethu is going to the 9th position, which might mitigate those benefits given by Raghu.
Many auspicious functions are going to take place. Young couples may get babies. People going to office may experience work pressure and stress. Business men will reap benefits for all their efforts. People in fine arts industry, get ready to sign new dealings. Students have to put in a lot of efforts. Health is going to be OK throughout this period. However, skin-related ailments should not be ignored.
Put ‘Konda-kadalai’ (chic-pea) garland to Lord Dhakshanamoorthy on Thursdays will do good.
You always enjoy making others happy. You are kind hearted and soft people. During this Raghu-Kethu peyarchi, Raghu is coming to the 2nd position and Kethu to the 8th position. Because of this transformation, you can look forward for very long trips. Guru Bagavan is going to shower with many benefits. You are going to succeed in all your endeavors. Long awaited relatives are going to visit you and give you happiness.
Your children are going to make you feel proud. Working professionals might expect appreciation from their boss. Your hard work will be recognized. Business men will get huge returns. Professionals in fine arts will get due respect and recognition in their fields. Do not ignore even small eye-related problems. Overall this peyarchi is going to be a good one for you.
Go to ‘Thiru Nageswaram’ or ‘Kala hasthi’ if time permits. Offer food to Crow (lord Sani) before you eat will do good.
You are known for your sense of judgement, and being impartial. During this peyarchi, Raghu was so long in the 2nd place and was giving you some troubles. Kethu is coming to the 7th place. Due to this you might encounter misunderstandings with your wife. Unnecessary tension and wastage may take place. All this happens at the beginning of this peyarchi, and will reduce towards the end.
You are undergoing ”Ellarai Sani” for the past three and a half years. But you would have experienced only minor troubles, because ‘sukran’ who is ruling your star is friendly with ‘saneeswaran’. Hence, ‘Saneswaran’ wouldn’t trouble you that much. All your debts, enmity, diseases and discomfort will vanish after the Guru peyarchi on 30/5/2013.
Helping the physically challenged and the old and worshipping Godess Durga on Tuesdays and Fridays will do good.
“Sevvai” rules your rasi, so you are capable of taking fast yet clever decision. During this peyarchi, Kethu is coming to the 6th place. This would bring fortune and happiness. If kethu gives maximum benefits Raghu will not do so. Raghu is coming to the 12th position. This would result in unnecessary expenditure and travel.
But kethu will stand strong and continue to give much benefits, so much so that you would hardly realize that you have ‘ellarai sani’(Lord Sani would rule for seven and half years in a rasi) . So, break up all your obstacles and start new activities for luck is in your side.
Offer ‘seasme seed rice ‘ /’Ellodharai’ to the crow, which is Lord Sani himself.
Ellotharai preparation (sesame seed rice)
- Rice – 1 cup
- Sesame seeds – 75 grams
- Red chilli – 1 no
- Urad dal – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – as required
1) Roast sesame seeds/ ellu in a pan without oil.
2) Add little oil and fry chilli and urad dal.
3) Grind the above three into fine powder.
4) Add salt to the above powder.
5) Mix it with the rice. And ellotharai is ready.
Your best quality is your focus in your own work, whatever distractions may come your way. During this peyarchi, Raghu goes to the 11th place, which means all your problems are going to subside. And as you know, if Raghu is favourable,kethu will not be. Kethu is coming to the 5th place, which might bring in some minor problems.
There will be happiness at home. Your wife and her relatives will bring you happiness. An auspicious function might take place in your family.Young couple who were expecting a baby for long will soon get pregnant. Working professionals will undergo stress at office. Business men will obtain good results. Students will get moderate benefits. They will have to study hard, to obtain hight marks.
Provide financial support to poor students for their studies. Do special archanai to Raghu and Guru Bagavan.
You people expect a lot of self-respect. You are very affectionate towards your family. During this peyarchi, Raghu is shifting to the 10th place, so he might give some loses and health related issues. Kethu is going to the 4th place. Avoid keeping in touch with people with bad motives, as they might put you in trouble.
But Guru Bagavan, is going to keep you financially stable. Many auspicious functions like marriage will take place in your family. All your needs will get fulfilled. Some have chances to buy new house and new vehicle.
You might encounter some stomach or digestion related problems. So be careful. Do not ignore any initial symptoms. Consult your physician at once. Working professionals, students, farmers and people in fine arts will obtain mediocre benefits during this raghu-kethu peyarchi.
Worshipping Goddess Kali, will give you mental strength and enough courage to overcome all your problems. Worship lord Bairavar on ‘Ashtami’ will help you get rid of all your problems.
You are good at sensing others feelings, and capable of reacting according to other’s moods. This is the winning strategy, and thus you are always victorious. During this Raghu-Kethu peyarchi, Kethu is coming to the 3rd place and is going to do several good things in your life. Raghu is shifting to the 9th place. This shifting may not produce very good results. But with your knowledge and genuine efforts you will overcome these issues.
Your health will improve a lot. Medical expenses will get reduced. And those admitted in hospitals will soon get discharged and return home hale and healthy. Your children are going to make you feel proud. Working professionals might expect appreciation from their boss. Your hard work will be recognized. Business men will get huge returns. Professionals in finearts will enjoy signing new dealings.
Go to Perumal temple every Saturday. Worshipping Goddess Durga and chanting Durga chalisa will do good.
You always enjoy sharing all your belongings with others. Caring and helping others is in your blood. This good quality will protect you from any type of danger. During this raghu-kethu peyarchi, raghu is coming to the 8th place, which is not favourable. You might have disagreement with some of your close relatives. Kethu is shifting to the 2nd place, this again is not favourable. Don’t worry as both Raghu and kethu are not favourable, there are other planets that are revolving round. Especially, Guru Bagavan is going to shower with abundance.
Happiness would prevail in your home. All your needs are going to get fulfilled. There will be good understanding with your spouse. However, there might be some disagreement with your spouse in certain matters. By handling them patiently, they could be overcome easily.
Help the poor in all possible ways. Worshipping Lord Ganesa and going to temple where there are navagrahams will do good.
Karthigai sweet pori/ Aval pori/Puffed rice flakes pori/ karthigai pori urundai/ south Indian recipe
karthigai/ karthihai pori is a very important dish/ sweet prepared on the day of karthigai. This is a neivadhiyam for lord annamalayar on the day of karthigai. Lamps are lit all over the house on karthigai.
- Aval pori/ puffed rice flakes – 4 cups
- Jaggery – 2 cups
- Coconut cut into small pieces – 1 cup
- Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
- Dried ginger powder (sukku podi) - 1 tsp
- Ghee – 2 tsps
1)Pour little water in the jaggery, and filter it as there might be some sand particles in the jaggery.
2) Pour half cup of water in a pan and add jaggery and turn on the flame.
3) Keep stirring the jaggery until it solidifies and comes to a state when a small spoon of this jaggery syrup (paghu) is put into water it could be rolled into a ball with your fingers.
4) At this stage add cardamom powder, dried ginger powder, coconut, ghee and turn off the flame.
5) Now, add the pori or puffed rice flakes to the jaggery syrup and mix it well.
6)Grease your hands with ghee and roll it into small balls. It is often better to roll the balls when it is bearable hot, otherwise the jaggery syrup will become hard.