Sunday, March 13, 2011

Karadayan Nonbu

Tomorrow is Karadayan nonbu. This nonbu (vrat) is observed for the long life of the husbands, hence the main ritual for this nonbu is tying of the nonbu charadu (yellow thread, similar to the one the bridegroom ties around the neck of the bride) at the time of the Meena Shankranti. This year the time given for this ritual is between 8.15 and 9.00pm IST.
Many readers have been asking me for the Nonbu adai recipe. I have already given the recipe for sweet as well as savoury adais.
I wish every one a happy nonbu.  Offer Nonbu adais as neivedyam for  Parvathi Devi Sametha Uma Maheshwara and pray for a long and happy married life with good health and cheer.

Let there be happiness all around!

14 comments:

Swathi said...

Thanks for letting me about the karadayan nombu time.

Shobha said...

Wish you a happy Karadayan Nonbu, Ammupatti.
Will go through the adai recipes now..thanks for sharing.

Ammupatti said...

Hi Swathi

Wish you a Happy Karadayan Nombu and long and happy married life.

Let me know how your adais turned out:)

Ammupatti said...

Hi Shobha

Thanks !

Regards

Tamil Brahmin said...

Being an Ammupatti you should not mislead other's on such auspicious rituals. First of all Karadai Nombu is performed on the exact transition time between Masi and Panguni masa. So its actually between 3 am to 3:45 am (IST) on 15th March early morning. As you said its not on 14th March as it will be only Masi during that time.

PS: For convenience of this generation, many priests are suggesting to have nombu on 14th between 8 to 9 pm...But is ritually incorrect...

Sorry if it hurt someone's feeling...Gurubhyo Namaha..

Rums said...

Mammi,
U really Rock!! I just follow ur recipes blindly and get awesome results!
Thanks a lot
Luv
Ramya

Ammupatti said...

Hi Tamil Brahmin

It was not my idea to mislead people. As I had already mentioned earlier(http://bhagavathy.blogspot.com/2007/03/karadayan-nonbu.html)the time of nonbu changes every year and when we were young we used to celebrate the nonbu at the exact time of Sankraman at 12.30 am and 2 am, etc. These days, however, people are not able to do the pooja at these times and hence according the priests' it is being conducted at a convenient time.

Best wishes

Ammupatti said...

Hi Rums

Thanks.


Best wishes

Pavithra Vijay said...

Hi Ammupatti,

Thanks for the beautiful write up. I made the adais as you said with the store bought rice flour in the Indian store here and they came out beautifully. Prayed to God for a long lasting and happy married life and for the wellness for the husband. Hope He spreads peace and happiness.

Ammupatti said...

Hi Pavithra

I am glad that your adais came out well.

Once again wishing you a Happy married life

Urmi said...

Hi Tamil Brahmin

HA HA HA. I am surprised that being a brahmin you do not know that, auspicious rituals are never performed in the middle of the night. So what the priests are saying is not for our 'convenience'. It's just a sensible way to do it.

Ammupatti said...

Thank you for ur support Urmi.

Best wishes

Urmi said...

Anytime, Ammupaati. Such people need to be given polite but firm retorts otherwise they think they can get away with saying whatever they want.

Three cheers to your blog, and here I would like to mention that I always go through your older posts as and when I have time as I truly enjoy reading it :)

Ammupatti said...

Thanks again Urmi

Regards