DEEPAVALI: THIS FESTIVAL WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE MONTH OF IYPASI NARAKA CHATHURDASI THITHI PRECEDING AMAVASAI. , WITH EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY TAKING OIL BATH BFORE

SUN RISE. IT IS THE BELIEF AMONG HINDUS TAKING OIL BATH IN THE MORNING ON DEEPAVALI DAY WILL BE EQUIVALENT THE BENEFITS DERIVED BY TAKING BATH IN THE GANGES. IN ALMOST IN ALL

HOUSES , THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE PREPARED.

UKKARAI AND VELLAI APPAM IS A MUST FOR MADURAI DISTRICT PEOPLE. IDLY CHUTNEY, SAMBAR , BAJJI, KESARI,LADDU,OMA PODI, MIXTURE, KAARAAPOONDHI,MURUKKU, MYSUR PAHU, RAVA

LADDU, BARBI, PATHUSHA, RASAGULLA,GRAM FLOUR LADDU, BOMBAY HALVA,ETC; WILL BE PREPARED. TO SERVE DURING LUNCH POLI OR JILEBI OR PATHIR PENI WILL BE PREPARED.

FOR THOSE BELONGING TO THANJAVUR DISTRICT, AFTER OIL BATH THEY HAVE TO TAKE DEEPAVALI LEHYAM AND THEN ONLY THEY WILL TAKE SWEETS AND SAVOURY. IDLY IS NOT A MUST FOR THIS

DISTRICT PEOPLE,. MENU: PAYASAM, CURD PACHADI, SWEET KOSUMALLI, SALT KOSUMALLI, PORIAL, KOOTU, MORE KULAMBU, BOILED DHALL, AAMAVADAI, PITLY, RASAM,CURD, FRIED APPLAM, CHIPS.

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FOR THALAI DEEPAVALI , DEEPAVALI FESTIVAL WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER MARRIAGE THE SON-IN- LAW WILL BE INVITED FOR DEEPAVALI. IN SWOME FAMILIES, THE NIGHT BEFORE DEEPAVALI WILL

BE CELEBRATED WITH DINNER WITH PAYASAM BAJJI, FRIED APPLAM ETC; IN SOME HOUSES SUCH ITEMS WILL BE PREPARED ONLY WHEN THE SON-IN-LAW OF THE FAMILY IS TAKING PART IN THE

FUNCTION.

IF GEYSERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, WASH AND CLEAN THE OVEN ON WHICH THE HOT WATER IS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE DEEPAVALI BATH , A DAY BEFORE FUNCTION. CLEAN ALSO THE BOILER ,SMEAR IT

WITH LIME TO THE WIDTH OF THE FINGER ,APPLYING FOUR OR FIVE KUMKUM DOTS, FILL IT WITH WATER AND KEEP IT ON THE OVEN. TAKE THE REQUIRED QUANTITY OF GINGILLY OIL , OMUM ,

TURMERIC,PEPPER AND BETEL LEAVES , HEAT IT AND KEEP ASIDE.

WASH THE HOUSE AND DECORATE WITH RANGOLI PATTERN, WITH RED OXIDE. DRAW KOLAM IN THE POOJA ROOM. KEEP ON A PLATE, THAAMBOOLAM, PLANTAIN FRUITS, FLOWERS, SANDAL PASTE,

KUMKUMAM, GINGILLY OIL PREPARED AS ABOVE, HOT WATER IN A VESSAL, SOAP NUT POWDER, SCENTED POWDER ETC; KEEP IN ANOTHER PLATE CRACKERS ETC; TAKE ONE MORE BIG PLATE AND PLACE ON IT

THE NEW DRESSES PURCHASED FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY.AFTER APPLYING SANDAL PASTE AND KUMKUMAM ON THE BORDER EDGES. PLACE SWEETS AND SAVORY, LEHYAM.PANCHA PATHRA UTHIRINI WITH

WATER.

ON THE EARLY MORNING OF THE DEEPAVALI DAY, LIGHT THE OVEN CONTAINING BOILER OR VESSAL, WITH WATER. LIGHT KUTHU VILAKKU OR OIL LAMP IN THE POOJA ROOM. ARRANGE MATS OR

WOODEN PLANKS, FACING EAST. ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TO BE SEATED ON THE PLANKS OR MATS FACING EAST. AFTER OFFERING NEIVEDHYAM WITH THE ITEMS ETC., KEPT IN THE POOJA ROOM

,GIVE ONE PLANTAIN FRUIT EACH TO THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. FOLLOW THIS WITH THAAMBOOLAM. IN THANJAVUR DISTRICT THIS IS NOT THE CUSTOM.

ELDERS IN THE HOUSE WILL THEN APPLY GINGILLY OIL ON THE HEADS OF THE YOUNGER MEMBERS. FOR THIS, THE ELDERS WILL DIP THREE FINGERS OF THEIRS IN THE OIL, WHICH WIL BE APPLIED

AS ABOVE. , THEN, THE MEMBERS WILL HAVE THEIR OIL BATH,, HAVE BREAK FAST AND THEN ELDERS WILL GIVE THEM THEIR DRESSES AND THEN WEAR NEW DRESSES.ALL THESE DEPEND ON ONE"S CUSTOM

AND TRADITION. FOR THALAI DEEPAVALI SON IN LAW AND DAUGHTER WILL SIT ON PLANKS FACING EAST AND MOTHER AND FATHER IN LAW WILL APPLY GINGILLY OIL ON THE HEAD OF DAUGHTER AND SON

IN LAW.

THEN THEY WILL TAKE OIL BATH, THEY BOTH WILL BE GIVEN BY ELDERS NEW CLOTHES TO WEAR. THEN BOTH OF THEM WILL TAKE LEHYAM, SWEETS AND SAVORY, AND THE FATHER IN LAW WILL GIFT

TO SON IN LAW GOLD RING OR MINOR CHAIN OR BOTH.

IN SOME HOUSES, AS SOON AS THE MEMBERS WAKE UP, SOME CRACKERS WILL BE BURST. THE REMAINING CRACKERS WILL BE BURST AFTER TAKING BATH. IN SOME HOUSES AFTER OIL BATH, AFTER

WEARING NEW CLOTHES, SWEETS AND SAVORIES WILL BE TAKEN. SOME WILL TAKE OIL BATH, HAVE BREAKFAST AND THEN WEAR NEW CLOTHES, DEPENDING UPON THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THEIR

FAMILY.


IN SOME YEARS AMAVASAI THITHI WILL ALSO FALL ON DEEPAVALI DAY. THOSE WHO HAVE TO PERFORM THARPANAM WILL HAVE A SECOND BATH AND DO THE PITHRU THARPANAM AND HAVE LIGHT TIFFIN

AT NIGHT.