Kojagari Lakshmi Puja 2017 – I

Family, Festive, Food, Human Relations, Photography, Spiritual

Realized that last week from my stats that the demand for Kojagari Lakshmi Puja details are pretty high across the globe. Infact, was really glad that my older posts were of help . As  it is, even this year’s pujo was awesome and the highlight for me was that I made the narkoler naaru (coconut sweet) for the first time ever….and it tasted extra sweet 😛

Pujo prep

This year the weather was horribly hot thanks to October gods and MSEB random power cuts but you had to see Mom’s determination in getting all things in place and here I was wondering how does she do all that with so much ease :-O

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja setup

Although she did keep on cribbing about the lack of space since we changed the directions, nonetheless she managed to fill up every inch that was possible. Ofcourse, it goes without saying that I was more than happy to help her making some of the delicacies …by the way can you spot the plate full of yummy naaru 😀

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The Alpona pictures are coming soon..though not professional types but I was personally happy to see my progress in the free-hand department after a long long time…hope you enjoy too..!!

 

Related posts:

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/kojagari-lakshmi-puja-2012-ii/

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/kojagari-lakshmi-puja-2012-i/

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/kojagari-lakshmi-puja-2011-ii/

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/kojagari-lakshmi-puja-2011/

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/footprints-of-prosperity/

https://aditimitra.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/prosperity/

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Footprints of Prosperity

Family, Festive, Food, Human Relations, Photography, Spiritual
Lakshmi Devi feet

Welcome

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja has always been special for I used to love honing my drawing skills with Alpona and gorging on those utterly delicious coconut sweet (narkoler naru) by Mom.

A lot of things have changed over the years about my ritualistic beliefs being replaced by spiritual ones, however the eagerness for this particular puja hasn’t gone down and if you ask me the reason..I can’t single out one.

Will post the Alpona and puja pics soon…

P.S: Did I mention that I’m going to try my hand at making naaru this year for the first time ever…??!!!

Mocha

Food, Photography, Travel
Banana Flower

Banana Flower or Mocha(in Bengali)

 

Clicked this on a holiday at a resort during New Year’s Eve and it’s so amazing that a single pic can bring back so many lovely memories…!!😘😘😘😘😘😘

This is called a Banana Flower or Mocha(in Bengali) and it tastes really yummy. Infact I’ve heard that it is often referred as the “Mutton equivalent” for the veg guys…all said and done… I am a big fan of this Vegetable 😋😋

P.S : Does anybody know the different names for this Vegetable ?

 

Satisfaction 

Food, Spiritual

Stairway to Heaven

There is nothing in the world that can beat the ecstasy of enjoying a full veg meal (Surprise😝) and that too on a coconut leaf….!!

I don’t remember the last time I felt so satiated and was full of gratitude for each morsel. Every bite felt like taking a step towards heaven. I’ve always had a weakness for South-Indian food and when I get to hog such awesomely yummy food…there is only one question that hits my mind…..If this isn’t  Bliss….then what is??!!!

Mouth- watering yummy….


The best time of the day is when you go for a walk to the beach at 3am in the morning and then decide to hit the upside restaurant in front of the beach to dig in some mouth-watering yummy food. What makes it even better is the calm and serene poolside ambience, few besties and some evergreen melodies playing in the background.

Thank you Srilanka for this heavenly experience…!!!

#foodie #Srilanka #heavenlyexperience #lovemylife 

Mid-night snack or Early morning breakfast

Food, Friends, Just Like That, Travel

A Wish a Day

Food, Photography, Spiritual

I generally relate birthdays to yummy birthday cakes and birthday cakes to birthday candles and candles to birthday wishes….yeah long connection 😉

But what if we make one wish every day and work towards making it true…something as simple as making someone smile just for today…

I wish .....

I wish …..

A wish a day and see how simple happiness can be 🙂

 

Prosperity

Art, Festive, Food, Photography, Spiritual

In India, Rice has always been considered as a symbol of prosperity since ages… the primary reason being that India was  & is still traditionally a farmer’s country.

Hence when we worship Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth,prosperity and success; a cup of rice is always decorated besides the idol to venerate the goddess and pray that wealth and prosperity always keeps flowing in the house. Decided to focus of that symbol for this year….

Symbol of Prosperity

Symbol of Prosperity

In Bengal, a lot of families worship Maa Lakshmi on Kojagari night rather than Diwali night.

Alpona, Luchi, Naaru are few of the delicacies that are prepared for the festivities. 😀