Home | Indian Festival Recipes | Submit a Recipe | Advertise | Contact | Tell a Friend | $ WIN $500! $ Follow SoIndianRecipes on Twitter

Indian Recipes
Festival Recipes:

Win $500!
Win $500!
Win $500 Dollars in our Monthly Recipe Drawing!
FREE Entry!

Resources

Online Now
Currently, there are 12 users browsing through our South Indian recipes!

Popular Recipes
Daily:
1. mix vegetable gassi
     (19 Views Today)
2. MUNG BEAN SPROUTS PORIYAL
     (9 Views Today)
3. Chettinad pepper prawns
     (8 Views Today)
4. fish poriyal
     (8 Views Today)
5. Chettinad Kozhi Varuval - Chettinad Chicken Fry
     (7 Views Today)
6. bombay crush
     (7 Views Today)
7. easy evening snacks for kids
     (6 Views Today)
8. Kayi Sasive Anna (Mustard Seed Rice)
     (5 Views Today)
9. kanyakumari dry chicken fry
     (5 Views Today)
10. Vegetable Pulao
     (5 Views Today)

Monthly:
1. Chettinad Kozhi Varuval - Chettinad Chicken Fry
     (198 Views This Month)
2. mix vegetable gassi
     (188 Views This Month)
3. Chettinad pepper prawns
     (186 Views This Month)
4. fish poriyal
     (139 Views This Month)
5. easy evening snacks for kids
     (125 Views This Month)
6. MUNG BEAN SPROUTS PORIYAL
     (112 Views This Month)
7. kanyakumari dry chicken fry
     (101 Views This Month)
8. bombay crush
     (95 Views This Month)
9. Maravalli kizhangu /Yucca Appalam
     (85 Views This Month)
10. Pumpkin curry
     (82 Views This Month)

Secret Recipes
1. Tamarind Pickle (Pulikkachal)
     (759 Views)
2. Fudge Squares
     (759 Views)
3. Milagai thugaiyal
     (759 Views)
4. Beet Root Halwa
     (759 Views)
5. Rocket and Mango Salad
     (759 Views)
6. Hyderabadi Biryani
     (759 Views)
7. panchamritha dessert
     (759 Views)
8. Tamarind Gosthu
     (759 Views)
9. Mint Chutney
     (759 Views)
10. Mango Shake
     (759 Views)

South Indian Recipes .NET: Aavani Avatam Recipes

Aavani Avatam Recipes Avani Avittam is an ancient and important ritual performed by the Smarta Brahmin community in the South Indian states (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka) except Kerala, and in some parts of Orissa and Maharashtra, on the day of Shravan Poornima. The day is of great significance to Yajur Vedi Brahmins. On the next day, Gayatri Japam is performed. This ritual is called as Avani Avittam in Tamil Nadu, and as Yajur Upakarma in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Upakarma ('upaakarma') or Avani Avittam means beginning or "Arambham", i.e., to begin the study of the Veda (Veda Adhyayanam). For example, Yajur Upakarma means to begin the study of the Yajur Veda. This auspicious day is also the day when Lord Narayana took the avatara as Lord Hayagriva. Lord Hayagriva restored the Vedas to Brahma and also is the God of Knowledge.

Avani is the name of the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. Chingam is the equivalent Malayalam month.

On this day, a Prayachittam is performed, requesting God to pardon all the sins committed by them during the year. Homams are held and Poonal, the sacred thread, is changed on this day.

Avani Avittam Recipes

On Avani Avittam, believers ask God to pardon their sins. This day is filled with delicious varieties of vadai, payasam, and appam. Also on this great day of Aavani Avatam, a favorite South Indian is prepared as well: idli! Enjoy!