Vijaya dashami /Dusserra

Dusserra or Vijayadashami is an auspicious day in India. On this day Shami trees and weapons are worshipped and the exchange of Shami leaves on Vijayadashmi is a symbol of good will and victory. My dad used to say Dusserra is a very good day to start something you wanted to start for a long time.This blog is one of those things. Wanted to publish it some time soon since a month so thought I should do this job today on the auspicious day of Dusserra!

Made this Naivedyam (Bhog or food offered to God).
This is offered to God first and then eaten by us.While eating, one should start with the curd or kheer on the plate (I did not make any of them so not shown on the plate). Then Dal rice is eaten. While mixing Dal and rice lemon, ghee should be added. The rice mixed like this is almost every Maharashtrian’s favourite as well comfort food. Widely known as ‘varan Bhat tup Limbu’ in Maharashtra. There is a reason for starting the meal by rice and dal. According to Balaji Tambe’s Ayurveda theory, Rice mixed with Toor Daal and Ghee and Lime helps to lower down the ‘Pitta’ dosha generated because of fasting or gap between two meals.

When we do Naiveidyam, we are not supposed to use garlic and Onion while cooking food. The food is very ‘Satvik’ but tasty on such occasions.

On the plate below, From Top Left corner
Coconut Chutney, Carrot Koshimbir,Puri,Rice and Dal, Ghee on Dal, Potato dry curry, Gulabjamun and Lime.

6 thoughts on “Vijaya dashami /Dusserra

  1. isingcakes October 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Congratulations Aditi!! Vijayadashmi chya anek shubhecha tumha doghanna!! And wishing you loads of success in blogging:)

    • adiatu October 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Preeti! Tumhala pan Dasaryachya hardik shubhecha!

  2. chetan October 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Excellent article Monali. Keep up the good work and keep feeding our hungry stomachs 🙂
    Bestest wishes,
    Chetan

    • adiatu October 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm Reply

      Thanks Chetan.

  3. Nandan Pendse October 25, 2012 at 7:41 am Reply

    Monu, Atul Vijayadashmichya hardik shubhechha(Ekadashidivashi) Pan kalcha divas 4.50 la suru zala pan kasa sampla kalalech nahi, tyamule PC darshan kal ghetach aale nahi. Aso. Puri-Bhaji, Gulabjamun etc. vaa!!! Kya baaat Hai!!!!!! Pan Suvratla havi asleli pavbhaji ani he sagle khyala Readingla kiti lok pohochu shknar, tyapeksha tumchya mahinyachya mukkamat as yog julun yava.

    • adiatu October 25, 2012 at 7:53 am Reply

      Thank you Nandan Dada. Yes Sure, We should do a get together this time and I will cook for all of us! Ha yog julvun anuya ya varshi…

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