Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Sankranthi

Sankranthi festival is a big festival for Telugu people.It is 4days festival in AP and celebrated in January 13,14,15 ,16days..Sankranthi festival is celebrated in harvest season.farmers pray the sankraanthi laxmi(dhanya laxmi) with new crop.It is also known Harvest festival.
4 days of sankranthi  :
  1 day-Bhogi
  2 day-Sankranthi
  3 day-Kanuma
  4 Day-Mukkanuma
Sankranthi celebrations mainly includes bhogi mantalu(bon fire),muggulu decorate with gobbemalu(cowdung balls)and flowers, rice,lentils(nava dhanyalu),bogi pallu,laxmi pooja,sweet pongal made with new rice and offered as nivedyam for laxmi,at evening people fly kites,.....
variety recipes(pindi vantalu) are made During sankranthi like ariselu, sakinalu(chakkilalu),kajikayalu,murukulu,garelu,sweet pongal,nuvvula(sesame seeds)laddu,...
Here is my Sankranthi recipes are which I prepared  sweet pongali,sakinalu,murukulu.
my rangoli on sankranthi.


I drawn the above rangoli  when I was in India on Sankranthi.
now here is my rangoli.I draw this rangoli at my balcony. actually I don't have colors to fill. :(
 of course I didn't get a neat rangoli,at that time the out side temperature is in minus degrees.so...I satisfied with this rangoli...
We miss lot of Festival enjoyments in US.

5 comments:

kothiyavunu said...

Wish u & ur family Happy Sankranthi!!

Swapna Sree said...

Thank U and wish u d same.

Vrinda said...

Happy pongal to u and family...

Tina said...

Happy sankranthi.

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks Vrindha and Tina,,,Wish u d same...