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Festival Series - Sundal and Sweet for Navaratri 2008 Celebration

Navaratri or Dasara is a very fun festival in India, especially for kids. In the evening, when that day's pooja is over, the kids go to each house for collecting Prasadams. They also sing to the god. I remember my childhood days carrying polythene cover to collect all the sundals. Fun!

Navaratri is celebrated for nine days. This year Navaratri started on 30 Sept 2008 and will run till Oct 8th 2008. Oct 9, 2008 will be Vijaya dasami.

There are a lot of websites sharing information about this festival. Learn more about Navaratri 2008. Learn about Navaratri Significance.

Photo by: Manvendra

Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess. Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Check out how 'Art of Indian Cooking' celebrated the Navaratri 2008.

Day 1

  • Groundnut/Verkadalai Sundal and Rava/Suji Kesari

  • Day 2

  • Pattani Sundal and Ladoo

  • Day 3

  • Channa dal Sundal and Kaju Katli

  • Day 4

  • Payathamparupu/Gram Dal Sundal and Mysore Pak

  • Day 5

  • Chickpeas sundal and Kasi Halwa

  • Day 6

  • Rajma/Red Kidney Beans Sundal and Beetroot Halwa

  • Day 7

  • Payaru/Whole gram dal sundal and Rice pudding/Arisi Payasam

  • Day 8

  • Corn Sundal and Rava Ladoo

  • Day 9 - Saraswathi Pooja

  • Carrot Kheer and Vadas

  • Day 10 - Vijayadasami

  • Navaratri Series - Vijayadasami, Day 10

    Very elaborate menu for prasadams. Happy Navaratri

    here complete menu for all festival recipes such a good collection