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Jul 24, 2011

Maa Villakku / மா விளக்கு

மா விளக்கு(Maa Vilakku) is a lamp that is made out of flour into which the cotton wick is placed and ghee is poured and the lamp is lit and offered to Devi followed by chanting of slokas and prayers to Devi (goddesss). This maa vilakku is offered to the Goddess on any Friday in the Tamizh month  (falls between july & august) of "Aadi" at homes and at temples, along with Coconuts, beetel leaves, betel nut, whole Turmeric and Flowers. After the lamp calms down, the portions from it is distributed along with coconut slices as prashad.

Aadi month is dedicated to the goddess and in the state of Tamizh Naadu, devotees offer Ragi Porridge (Raagi Koozh) is prepared, offered to the Goddess "Amman" and then distributed to devotees as "Prashad" (as a blessing from God). Aadi month falls in Summer time hence the porridge that is made of Raagi acts as a coolant too and reduces body heat and a very healthy drink.

During the first Friday of this year, i offered maa vilakku to Devi. Presenting it for you as a virtual prashad.


How to make Maavilakku :Click on the link for the procedure.

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