Jan 15 2007
Happy Sankranthi to all of you !! So finally here it is. Take a deep breath and enjoy the fare.
I got a lot of help from Michael’s (craft store in the US). I got wooden miniatures of a house( bird house, actually), some planes, some kitchen utensils, some dolls and painted them with acrylic colors. A sample below.
The last time I visited India, I bought a set of dasavataras of Lord Vishnu from a hand crafts exhibition. Check it out.
Matsya, Koorma, Varaha
Hayagreeva, Narasimha, Vamana
A bommala koluvu is not complete without this setting. I made a farm with some farm animals and green colored sand.
A truck carrying wheat harvest from the field. Check out the miniature milk bottles painted white . I had to dry them under an incandescent lamp and a hair dryer so I could put them out first thing next morning. Heh! Heh!
Jenga steps : ( )
The festival of harvest :
And for naivedyam (offering to God) I made the two quintessential dishes that signify this celestial occurance – Makara Sankranthi : Katta Pongal (spicy pongal with rice and green gram dal) and Chakkera Pongal. Check this out.
Katta Pongal and Chakkera Pongal