Thiruvadhirai

December 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

What a wonderful journey it has been. It was the same thiruvadhirai kali and kootu I started my blog with Jan 2010. Thiruvadhirai brings back wonderful memories of Arudhra Dharisanam in Chidambaram. We lived in Chidambaram for a brief period of 1 year way back in 1990. Though I was just a kid, there are certain memories that is etched and would never fade. The “ther thiruvizha”, pulling the “ther” of Lord Nataraja on the streets, with such pomp and show. The clear picture that comes to my mind is of those huge elephants that would so powerfully break open those coconuts/poosanikkais and gulp them down those massive mouth! And those shopping with Rs.5 or Rs.10 that our parents would allocate us exclusively during this Arudhra Dharisanam. Festivities galore, the early morning abishekam to Lord Nataraja in “Aairam Kaal mandapam”, the “kalkandu sakkarai pongal” and of course kali and kootu at home. Its been almost 20 years now and I never had the opportunity again to visit the temple for another Arudhra Dharisanam.

Stories apart :), this is a re-post of my first ever Kali and kootu recipe with added picture.

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