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Thiruvathirai Festival is on 27th December 2023

Thiruvathirai Festival, also known as Arudra Darisanam or Arudra Darshan, is observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December – January) on Thiruvathirai Nakshatram Day. It is a celebration of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, which represents the continuous cycle of creation and destruction.

Thiruvathirai Kali and Kootu (also known as Thalagam) are the special food prepared in the morning and offered to Lord Shiva. Here are some of the dishes made for this festival.

  • Thiruvathirai Kali

    Thiruvathirai Kali

    Difficulty: Medium

    Learn how to prepare the traditional South Indian dish “Thiruvathirai Kali” and the modern techniques to make it even easier. Serve it with delicious Mixed Vegetable Kootu for a complete meal.

  • Thalagam

    Difficulty: Easy

    Learn how to make Thalagam, a delicious South Indian dish made with 7 vegetables. Perfect for festival days like Thiruvathirai and Pongal!


  1. Hi kamala,
    Thanks for sharing the date of Arudhra Darishnam and also for the recepies. As u said, we add green gram dhal also to kali. The pics. of both kali and kootu looks gr8. Pl. enlighten us with ur wonderful recepies and kolams. Ur blog is really v.informative. Thanks a lot.
    Uma Ramachandran.

  2. Thank you Uma for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

  3. madam,
    from the time i started following your blog i never need to go thru the panchangam to find dates of important festivals… all the recipes are really traditional and very good, looking forward for many more recipes…thanks

  4. Kamala Madam

    I am a long time follower of ur website, and have recommended this website to lots of friends who have liked it too.

    One glaring omission in this website is Namma oor Filter coffee. Could you please share with us how best to make filter coffee . Thank you madam for the great receipes once again

  5. Hi Sankar,

    Thank you very much for your interest in my blog. As you rightly said I have not yet posted "Filter Coffee". I will post soon about coffee and method of preparing Namma Oor filter coffee.

  6. Hi Foodie,

    Thank you very much for following my blog and your nice comments.

  7. hi madam
    h r u?
    last month accidently i go thrw ur blog,and i become ur great fan
    i enjoyed really.while reading,i feelmy mummy nearby
    great.thank u very much for u.

  8. Hi Jaya,

    Welcome to my site. Thank you for your nice comments.

  9. Suguna Arumugam

    Looking for rangoli, I came across your blog. It is very interesting one for both rangoli and receipes. Thanks for sharing with everyone. Would also appreciate if importance of each festival is given, so that all of us know for what it is being celebrated. This knowledge would enlighten and fill zeal in celebrating it.

  10. Hi Kamala,

    looking forward for new rangoli patters and new recipes this year .

    Happy new year

    I have been a great follower of your blog and hve tried many recipes and have won many appreciations.

    vidya .

  11. Ramya padmanabhan

    i want 2 learn 2 prepare thiruvathirai i teach others bcoz of u.thanx

  12. Very Good. I appreciate for the same. I request to give the importance of festivals and the necessity of celebrating these functions. Please also post the importances and do and don’t do by ladies.

  13. Hi Kamala mam..

    As i am new to cooking, i always used to refer to ur blog when ever i get time to check for new recipes. Thanks for helping me indirectly.

  14. nice blog

  15. hi mam,
    I am new 2 ur blog. I was looking for rangoli i came into ur blog. It was very nice and all ur receipes are easy to follow. Its short & crisp.
    My mum used to take all vridhams when i was young. she will force me, to take but i refuse to take.
    When i saw ur thiruvathirai kali & kootu, i told my mum, that thiruvathirai falls on 18th dec. She was suprised to hear from me. I thought I too can start doing this and share with my mum.
    If u had given me the details about how to start vridhams, it will be helpful for the new generation to know about the importance of our festivals, vridhams & dos & donts.
    We are wasting money for shedding weight in gym & spas.
    Thanks mum

  16. I have tried many dishes in ur site. All are very useful to me.Thanks for recipes.

  17. Dear Smt. Kamala

    I am seeing your blog only today and is so informative. Can you enlighten me with the filter coffee method.


  18. Hai kamala,

    ur blog is really very informative,i tried many of ur recipes…its really tasty and delicious.keep rocking…

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