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Jul 24, 2011

Maa Vilakku


  1. Rice - 1 cup
  2. Jaggery - 3/4 cup
  3. Elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Cotton wick
  5. Ghee (fuel for lamp)





Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes. Drain. Then in a clean cloth spread it under fan to dry. In a mixer, powder it nicely. Take a plate, put the rice flour, elachi powder and 1/2 jaggery and mix it well with hands. Till you get the dough firm, keep kneading. The remaining jaggery add as per requirement as while kneading it will melt and the dough should be firm to hold the ghee when we light the lamp.

Divide the dough into two equal parts. Shape them into smooth balls and press it slightly flat. Place them on a plaintain leaf or on a clean greased plate.  Make a hollow in the centre, place a cotton wick, pour melted ghee and grease the tip of the wick. Make very little vermillion dots on both sides of the lamp (As an auspicious sign) where the wick is placed.  Place it before the pooja shelf or in pooja room before the deities and light it.

While distributing the prashad, Offer some betel leaves with betel nuts, whole turmeric, flowers, banana, coconut slices and a small portion of the vilakku dough.

When eaten with coconut, it tastes very delicious.

(ps : Maavilakku is a traditional light offered to the goddess in the tamizh month of Aadi on Fridays and Tuesdays)

3 comments:

மகி said...

நாங்க கோவில் திருவிழாவுக்கு மாவிளக்கு செய்திருக்கோம். பச்சைமாவு இடிச்சதெல்லாம் ஒரு காலம்! கனவில் நடந்த மாதிரி இருக்கு.

நீங்க ஆடி வெள்ளி எல்லா வாரமும் மாவிளக்கு போடுவீங்களா? சூப்பர்ங்க! :)

Mira said...

Normally i try to do it all possible Aadi velli.. But till now not successful for all fridays. thank you Mahi

none said...

Photo is superb! thanks for the recipe....Annu

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