Navratri also called as Dasara, meaning ‘ten days’, becomes dasara in popular parlance. The Navaratri festival or ‘nine day festival’ becomes ‘ten day festival’ with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami which is its culmination. On all these ten days, the various forms of Mother Mahisasura-mardini (Durga) are worshipped with fervour and devotion

In Southern states of Tamil Nadu and to a lesser extent in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival of Navrathri is called Kolu or Navratri Golu, where women set up decorated planks in a corner of the house and decorating it with dolls which are collected over the years.As per belief the concept of arranging these Navrathri dolls on the plank is to depict that Goddess Mahishasuramardini is sitting in her Kolu, prior to the slaying of the demon Mahishasura. Arranging Navrathri Kolu is also an event in itself it means inviting neighbors, friends and other relatives to visit your home and view the Kolu decorated. Pleasantries and small gifts are exchanged amongst women generally women exchange coconuts, cloths and sweets amongst themselves. Sumangali (married) women also exchange bags containing a small mirror, turmeric, comb, beetle leaves with supari.

Sundals are very popular among Navratri recipes/Golu Recipes as various varities of sundals are made everyday for Neyveidhyam and the same are distriubuted to the friends, relatives and neighbours who are invited to see the Golu. This special post is dedicated to Navaratri Recipes especially sundals. The recipes for various sundals are given below.

Neivedhyam Dishes
Sweet Varieties

Sakarai PongalPayasamPottukadalai Urundai

Yellu PodiPuttuSweet Sundal

Sundal Varieties

Chick Peas SundalBlack Chick peas SundalChanna dal Sundal

Karamani SundalGreen Moong dal SundalMoong dal Sundal

Peanut SundalPattani(Peas) SundalSabudana Sundal

Rice Varieties

Venn PongalPuliyodaraiLemon  Rice

Curd RiceCoconut RiceVada

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  1. Followed ur sundal plan for my Navarathri and it came out really well :)

  2. Iam going to take a print outs... when to keep kalasam for navaratri