Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Tommorow is Dussehra  or  Vijaya Dashami” or "Vijayadasami"

Dasara/ Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate" meaning remover of ten heads of Ravana's.

Dussehra is the last day of Navratri; it falls on the 10th day of the waxing moon during the Hindu month of Ashvin (around September or October).Dussehra in 2012 is on 24th of October.

Dussehra is also known as Vijaya Dashami, because of the victory of Ram over Ravana. On this day in Satya Yug, Ram (the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu), killed the great demon and king of Lanka, Ravana.Puranas also opined that on this day warrior Goddess Durga defeated and killed the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

The tenth day after Navratri is called Dussehra, on which number of fairs are organized throughout northern India, burning effigies of Ravana. It is also called “Vijaya Dashami” or "Vijayadasami" as this day marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Vijaya Dashami is considered to be an auspicious day for the Indian householder, on which he worships, protects and preserves 'Shakti' (power). According to Scriptures, by worshiping the 'Shakti' on these nine-days the householders attain the threefold power i.e. physical, mental and spiritual, which helps him to progress in life without any difficulty.

The 'Ramlila' - an enactment of the life of Lord Rama, is held during the nine days preceding Dussehra. On the tenth day (Dussehra or Vijay Dasami), larger effigies of Ravana, his son and brother - Meghnadh and Kumbhakarna are set to fire.

People worship the Aapta tree (Bauhinia variegata) and exchange its leaves (known as golden leaves) as a symbol of gold and wish each other a bright & prosperous future. The tradition of exchanging aapta leaves is synonymous to Raghuraja, an ancestor of Ramachandra and Kubera. Similar to Ayudha Puja in Karnataka, many groups and communities, largely the artisan castes, celebrate Khande navami, the day before Dasha-Hara; tools of all kinds are given rest and ritually worshiped. In Maharashtra, people also ritually cross the border of their community, in a ceremony known as Simollanghan, which has its roots in the idea that this day is an auspicious one on which to start ventures. In ancient times kings used the feast of Dasha-Hara to cross the frontier and fight against their neighbouring kingdoms. Thus Dasha-Hara also marks the beginning of the war season


Presenting complete naivadya recipe & various  dishes which can be made on dasera festival

Pls click on the recipe  name link for complete detailed recipe

1) VARAN BHAAT - GODA VARAN  BHAT                                              2)  MASALE BHAT

3) DALIMBYACHI USAL                                                            4)  KALA VATANA AMTI




7) CHAWALI RASSA BHAJI                                                            7) MATKI   RASSA BHAJI

                                                                                                            10) RUSHI PANCHMI BHAJI

11) BHOGICHI BHAJI                                                                  12) HIRWA VATANA  RASSA BHAJI



13) MATHACHI BHAJI                                                                                     14) AMBAT VARAN

15) KATACHI AMTI                                                                         16) PALAK /ALUCHI AMTI


17) PURI - BATATA BHAJI                                                        18) CHAPATI -GHADICHI POLI    


    19) PHULKE                                                                                     20) TANDALACHI BHAKRI


21) JOWAR BHAKRI                                                                       22) BAJRI BHAKARI


23) KOTHIMBIR VADI                                                                   24)ALU WADI


25) BATATA BHAJJI /PAKODA                            26) KANDA BHAJJI/PAKORA                           


27) MIRCHI BHAJI                                                                        28) PALAK BHAJJI/PAKODA


29)     MANGO PICKLE                                                                    30 ) LEMON PICKLE


31) KANDA TOMATO KOSHIMBIR                                              32) KAKDI KOSHIMBIR

33) KHAMANG KAKDI                                                                     34) DAHI RAITA

36) VANGYACHE KAAP                                                                  37) SURAN KAAP


38) LASUN CHUTNEY                                                                     39) COCONUT CHUTNEY



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