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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for half hour)
  • 300 grams of Jaggery (Bellam) (pounded to a coarse powder)
  • ¼ cup of Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 3 Cloves (Loung)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 Green Cardamom Pods (Choti Ilaichi) (powdered)

Preparation:

  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil add the drained rice, cloves and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till rice is cooked.
  2. Drain rice well in a colander. Heat clarified butter in a pan; add rice and mix well.
  3. Lower heat; mix in the jaggery. Cover and put pot over a griddle or tawa on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times in between serve hot.bellamparamannam
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for half hour)
  • 300 grams of Jaggery (Bellam) (pounded to a coarse powder)
  • ¼ cup of Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 3 Cloves (Loung)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 Green Cardamom Pods (Choti Ilaichi) (powdered)

Preparation:

  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil add the drained rice, cloves and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till rice is cooked.
  2. Drain rice well in a colander. Heat clarified butter in a pan; add rice and mix well.
  3. Lower heat; mix in the jaggery. Cover and put pot over a griddle or tawa on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times in between serve hot.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for half hour)
  • 300 grams of Jaggery (Bellam) (pounded to a coarse powder)
  • ¼ cup of Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 3 Cloves (Loung)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 Green Cardamom Pods (Choti Ilaichi) (powdered)

Preparation:

  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil add the drained rice, cloves and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till rice is cooked.
  2. Drain rice well in a colander. Heat clarified butter in a pan; add rice and mix well.
  3. Lower heat; mix in the jaggery. Cover and put pot over a griddle or tawa on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times in between serve hot.

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Sravana Masam

Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.

Fridays in Shravana sukravaram is dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi.

Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.

Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.

Sravanam 2009

Sravanam Maasam begins on Thrusday, July 23rd, 2009 and ends on ,Thrusday August 20 2009.

Naga Panchami

Naga PanchamiThis festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Panchami for the year 2009 falls on July 26, 2009

Mangala Gowri Vratam

sravanamasamAncient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2009 falls on July 28, 2009

Vara Lakshmi Vratam

laxmiThis comes in Sravana Sukravaram. It is performed by the married ladies. Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of July and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening. The date of Varalakshmi Vratam in 2009 is July 31.

Raksha Bandan (Sravana Poornima)raksha1

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be “adopted” as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is “blood brothers and sisters”, whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. Raksha Bandan for the year 2009 falls on August 5, 2009

Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami

sri_krishna_janmashtami

Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2009 falls on August 14, 2009.

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Sravana Masam

Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.


Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.
Fridays in Shravana sukravaram is dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi.
Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.
The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.
Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.


Sravanam 2009

Sravanam Maasam begins on Thrusday, July 23rd, 2009 and ends on ,Thrusday August 20 2009.

Naga Panchami

This festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Panchami for the year 2009 falls on July 26, 2009


Mangala Gowri Vratam

Ancient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2009 falls on July 28, 2009

Vara Lakshmi Vratam

This comes in Sravana Sukravaram. It is performed by the married ladies. Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of July and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening. The date of Varalakshmi Vratam in 2009 is July 31.


Raksha Bandan (Sravana Poornima)

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be “adopted” as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is “blood brothers and sisters”, whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. Raksha Bandan for the year 2009 falls on August 5, 2009


Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2009 falls on August 14, 2009.

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Sravana Masam

Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.

Fridays in Shravana sukravaram is dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi.

Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.

Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.


Sravanam 2009

Sravanam Maasam begins on Thrusday, July 23rd, 2009 and ends on ,Thrusday August 20 2009.

Naga Panchami

This festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Panchami for the year 2009 falls on July 26, 2009

Mangala Gowri Vratam

Ancient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2009 falls on July 28, 2009

Vara Lakshmi Vratam

This comes in Sravana Sukravaram. It is performed by the married ladies. Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of July and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening. The date of Varalakshmi Vratam in 2009 is July 31.

Raksha Bandan (Sravana Poornima)

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be “adopted” as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is “blood brothers and sisters”, whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. Raksha Bandan for the year 2009 falls on August 5, 2009

Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2009 falls on August 14, 2009.

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Kodandarami Reddy(Director) : JUL 1Akodandaramireddy

Gouthami: JUL 22

Keeravani(Music Director) : JUL 4keeravani


Kalyanram: JUL 5kalyan ram

Revathi: JUL 8revathi1

Srinivasa Rao Kota: JUL 10Kota

Mani Sharma(Music Director): JUL 11Manisharma

Bharani Thanikella: JUL 14l_1795

Soundarya: JUL 16Soundarya2

Katrina Kaif: JUL 16katrina-kaif

Rajendra Prasad: JUL 19rajendra prasad

Sindhu Tolani: JUL 19sindhu

Gracy Singh : JUL 20gracy singh

Satyanarayana Kaikala: JUL 25Satyanarayana Kaikala 123-

Sai Kumar: JUL 27sai-kumar

Chitra(Singer) : JUL 27chitra1

Krishna Vamsi (Director): JUL 28ramyakrishna_krishnavamsi

Sharat Babu : JUL 31sharat babu

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