|A Congrigation Of All Dieties|
A banana tree dressed up in a saree represented Mother Nature.The gorgeously decorated and illuminated stage along with the sacred idols reminded me of our Navaratri Kolu.
|Samosas getting fried|
'Poornam' - it is symbolic of the 'infinite complete whole' or 'sweet bliss' which we call God. All the creations are manifestations of the same Sweet Bliss or 'Poornam'. Whatever the outer shell it is encased in, and whatever worldly ordeals it goes through, 'poornam' remains the same (infinite and complete) till it finally reunites with the infinite whole. Though the stuffed sweets go through different cooking methods like steaming as in Kozhukattais, roasting as in Polis, and frying as in Suhians, the inner Poornam remains intact and the same. It is to remember this eternal truth that Poornam stuffed sweets are always one of the offerings to the Divine on all special pooja occasions.
|Cooked and drained dal|
|Palm Sugar used instead of Jaggery|
|Dough ball smaller than the Poornam ball|
|Poornam ball on flattened dough|
|Kadalai Paruppu Poli|
|Ready to be served|