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Saturday, March 14, 2009
KARADAIYAN NONBU - KARA ADAI +VELLA ADAI
Karadayan Nonbu or Karadaiyan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival celebrated ending of the Tamil month of Maasi (Malayalam month Kumbham) and beginning of Panguni (Meenam in Malayalam). Savitri Viradham (Vrat), Karadayan Nonbu ritual is observed by all married women for the well being of their husband and that the couples should remain together always. Unmarried women also observe Karadaiyan Nonbu and pray to Goddess Shakti or goddess Gowri (Parvathi) to get good men as their husband.
How to perform the Karadaiyan Nonbu:
On the day of Karadaiyan Nonbu, women prepare a sweet Adai & Kara Adai known as Karadiyan Adai. Karadiyan Nonbu Adai is specially prepared for the Karadayan pooja with rice flour, jaggery and a red coloured dry beans known as Kaaramani. i gave the recipe as follows.
After making the spl Adai preparation it is time to start the Karadaiyan puja. All female members in the family will get ready to start the puja. All ladies assemble the pooja place, Kolams (rangoli) will be drawn by all and a banana leaf will be placed on each kolam.
In the banana leaf, arrange sweet adai , kara adai, banana , betal leaf with nuts, flowers & important thing is nonbu saradu ( yellow thread).( cotton thread dipped in turmeric paste and tied in the middle with some flower.)
The puja starts and the naivedyam is offered to Goddess Parvathi (Kamakshi) or Goddess Shakti.All women chant this mantra:
"Urugada Vennaiyum Oradaiyum Naan Tharuven
Orukaalum En Kanavar Ennai Piriyadirukkanum"
(உருகாத வெண்ணையும் ஓரடையும் நான் தருவேன் ஒருகாலும் என் கணவர் என்னை பிரியாதிருக்கணும்.)
After puja the Nonbu Charadu is tied around the neck. While wearing the Nonbu Charadu, chant this slokam,