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Naivedyam and Thambulam


Naivedyam for Lakshmi Devi (Peace and Prosperity) and
Thambulam for You, My Dear Family and Friends

Thambulam (Vayanam)
వరలక్ష్మి పూజ శుభాకాంక్షలు!
Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Amma & Authentic Andhra,Naivedyam(Festival Sweets),Zen (Personal) (Friday August 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm- permalink)
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  1. Hi Indira,

    Varalakshmi vratham subhakhankshalu to you also! Thank you very much for the thambulam. Have a great weekend.

    Comment by Shri — August 24, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

  2. Thanks for the Thambulam and may God wish your family with all goodness

    Comment by janaki — August 24, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

  3. Dear Indira,
    Happy Varalakshmi Vratham to you as well! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Comment by Nina — August 24, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  4. Indira,
    Meeku kooda Varalakshmi vratham Subhakankshalu.Taambulam amogham!!

    Comment by Vijju — August 24, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

  5. Hi Indira,

    Happy varalakshmi vratham to u. I made today purnalu,vada,keasari,pulihora and payasam.I used your recipe for punalu cover which is your mother-in-law’s recipe. Purnallu came out very good. Your website is very good.

    Have a nice day Indira.

    Comment by laxmi — August 24, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  6. Thank you, dear Indira, for thinking of us with the thambulam. Blessings to you and your family!

    Comment by neroli — August 24, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  7. Same here! and tx for such lovely thambulam!

    Comment by padma — August 25, 2007 @ 5:23 am

  8. Varalakshmi vratham subhakhankshalu to you Indira. Thank you so much for the thambulam. The guggullu given with the thambulam is my favorite. I would accompany my amma to all the houses just to get these and then my brother and I would fight over sharing them :)) I made some with chickpeas, coconut and raw mango for the neivedyam y’day.

    Comment by Priya — August 25, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  9. Indira, I just heard about the bomb blasts in Hyderabad. If you have any family or friends there, I hope they are safe.

    Comment by ABala — August 25, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

  10. Hi Indira,
    Posting a comment after quite sometime (though I visit your blog everyday). Well, as ever, I am amazed by the sharpness and clarity in your pictures. Btw, I tried your Pongal recipe step-by-step about 4 times now and each time its a hit! Thanks again for your blog and the lovely description of recipes.

    Comment by Ravi — August 25, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

  11. Happy Varalakshmi Vratham to you and your family Indira.

    Comment by Mamatha — August 26, 2007 @ 5:51 am

  12. Thank you for the puja thamboolam. 🙂 Happy Varalakshmi viradham to you too.

    Comment by Kay — August 26, 2007 @ 6:51 am

  13. Indira, Thanks for thambulam ,Happy varalaksmi pooja to you too.
    Pic looks top of the world,very well showcased

    Comment by Sreelu — August 26, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

  14. Hi Indira,
    happy feast. I’m not a hindu so perhaps you can answer my question. I’ve visited lots of homes in India where they offer thambulam, as a child I used to love the fruits and other goodies. What do each offering signify? I was too busy eating the stuff to bother about significance but now I wonder and there are not many people who can answer my questions correctly.

    Comment by freshma — August 26, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

  15. Thanks Indira for the Thambulam, I am honoured.
    It really felt like you gave it to all of us out here in person. Heartfelt thanks

    Comment by Aarthi — August 26, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

  16. Hope you had a good festival Indira 🙂

    Comment by Raaga — August 27, 2007 @ 12:09 am

  17. Happy Varalakshmi Vratham to you and ur family and thnk u for the thambulam

    Comment by ranjitha — August 27, 2007 @ 8:38 am

  18. Thanks for the Thamulam..The container of Tanbulam is very pretty.. Wish you happy varamahalakshmi vratha too 🙂

    Comment by Rekha — August 27, 2007 @ 9:56 am

  19. Shri, Janaki, Nina, Vijju, Laxmi, Neroli, Padma, Priya, Mamatha, Kay, Sreelu, Aarthi, Raaga, Ranjitha and Rekha:

    Thanks very much for coming to my webhome for thambulam and for your blessings. Your presence made the vratham more fulfilling to me. Namasthe!

    ABala: What a terrible thing to happen to our beloved city! Thanks for your concern, everyone I know are safe and sound.

    Hello Ravi: Nice to see you after a long time. Glad to hear that you had success with the pongal recipe. It’s a classic and my favorite as well.

    Freshma: Thambulam is offered with good will and affection. The ingredients turmeric, kumkum – represent soubhagyam(long life), flowers, the green leaf and betel nuts -santhosham(happiness), and the fruits and the beans – arogyam(health).
    In return, thambulam receiver bless the host with soubhagyam, santhosham and arogyam. It’s essentially a gift process but of spiritual kind.
    This is my understanding of thambulam tradition.

    Comment by Indira — August 27, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

  20. Thanks for the varamahalaksmi thambulam. Wish Mahalaxmi will bestow all of us, with good health, wealth and happiness! I’m a frequent visitor to your lovely website. The pictures are really beautiful. I’ve sent the link to your website, to all the friends and relatives. It’s become a habit to visit your website at least once a day. I liked the thambulam container. What is the container called in English and where do we get it in US?

    Comment by Kavita — August 27, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

  21. Indira Ji,

    I have noticed that the Andhra people give the channa/chole just soaked in the tamboolam. I am a Tamilian and we give it as sundal sweet or salty.
    What is the reason for giving the soaked chole as it is?

    Happy Varalakshmi Nonbu wishes to you too.

    Comment by uma — August 28, 2007 @ 9:42 am

  22. indira garu,

    “happy varalakshmi vratam to you too”

    the thambulam looks amazing…! where did u get that from..?? keep up ur good job,

    Comment by supraja, Losangeles — August 28, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

  23. Wow, the thambulam looks pretty.

    Comment by timepass — August 28, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

  24. Hi Indira,
    I love your site and am a regular visitor. Thank you for the tambulam. Where did you get the tamboolam container from? It is really nice and looks traditional.

    Comment by Srilatha — August 30, 2007 @ 11:29 am

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  26. […] At the end of the traditional ceremonies we offer “Thambulam” as the hostess gift. Coconut is tone of the important item in Thambulam. Here’s how Indira of Mahanandi sets up the Thambulam for her guests. (Photo used with permission from Indira) […]

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  27. Hi
    Thanks for the picture. i am looking for Chatala Vayanam like this. i have a festival and i need this kind of Chatalu for my thambulam. can u pls tell me where did u get them in USA.
    Appreciate ur help. Thanks a ton!

    Comment by Prasanthi — August 18, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

  28. Hi….where can I get this kind of chaatalu vayanam set in USA. ..please let me know…I née this one…please help me

    Comment by Srutha keerthy — August 9, 2015 @ 6:41 am

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