Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sankranti photos

This is the Ellu Bella mixture made for Sankranti, distributed to friends and family!
On the evening of sankranti, i had invited putti's friends too to perform aarati. As i havementioned earlier, in my family its customary to shower the little kids with a mixture of 'sugarcane bits, coins and indian jujube. But here since we do it with friends, I add soaked chickpeas too to incorporate their custom (bhogi pallu). Here's Putti sitting to get showered with the mixture.
   Plate with a mixture of soaked chickpeas, sugarcane bits, cranberry, coins, sugarcubes

But after seeing our festival photos a friend asked me "why do you try to perform other's customs?". Well i said "We do celebrate halloween, easter etc which is nowhere our customs after moving to US, then why is it a problem if i do this? " Also, i do believe that tradition or custom is not rigid, it can be adopted as required also there should not be any said rule as to how to perform a pooja/ ritual. What say?
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hey soo cute puTTi luks. cranberry andre nam elchi haNNA??

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಹಮತವಿದೆ.
ಯಾವ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾದರೇನು ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಒಳಿತಿಗಾಗಿ..
ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು ಎಲ್ಲಿಂದ ಬಂದರೂ ಸ್ಪೀಕರಿಸಿ ನಮ್ಮದಾಗಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು.

So true, I am with you in trying all traditions. Actually i liked the way you shower the kids. would try it next time. What we do is just put it 3 times. I like the way you just put it all at once from the plate.

And also can you tell me how did you do that yellu mixture... may be you should start sharing recipes.

Thanks! elchi haNNu is jujube berries... cranberry looks similar ashte:)

Thank you! Yes, we do it 3 times too, but the last time will have everything from the plate thats when the photo looks great:)
I mix equal quantity (1cup each of) of kobbri pieces, jaggery bits, fried peanuts, kadle pappu, fried white ellu:)

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