Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shivratri Puja.

This is the basic set up of the Shivratri Pooja done by us (Kashmiri  Pandits) known as watak puza to pray to 
Vatuka Bhirava

The beautiful "OM" designs have been made by me, also the decorations! The kalash's (big and small) are filled with walnuts and later distributed amongst relatives and neighbors.

A small hawan is done and prasad offered to the deity. The prasad fed varies from one household to another. We  make a total of 7 vegetarian dishes (some families offer non-veg too!) and a crispy snack made with rice flour and walnuts called DRAN

me :D

For extra knowledge about the history and details of why/how kashmiri pandits celebrate shivratri, please visit this link