Avani Avittam / Upakarma

Avani Avittam /Upakarma is the day when the men of the house change their Poonal/ Sacred thread .

This festival is celebrated on a Full Moon Day / Pournami in the holy month of Shravan by most of the Tamil /Kerala Brahmins who follow the Yajur Veda tradtion. Hence also known as Yajur Upakarma.

Some Brahmins who belong to the Rig Veda / Sama Veda tradition have a different day to perform the Upakarma.

The ladies of the house prepare a grand feast for the family.

The menu in most homes is a typical saatvik south indian lunch where in Onions and Garlic are avoided.
The elaborate lunch menu is mentioned below.



Breakfast

In most homes Breakfast is Idli with Sambar and Chutney.
Nei Appam is made in homes where there are bachelor boys.

Lunch 

Rice
Ghee /Nei
Paruppu
Cucumber kosamri/kosmalli
  http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/04/southekaai-vellarikaai-kosambri-indian.html
Or
Carrot kosamri 
 http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/03/carrot-kosambri-carrot-koshimbhir.html

More kuzhambu /Majjige Huli http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/03/morekuzhambumajjige-hulispicy-yogurt.html?m=1

Beans Usili
http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/03/beans-paruppu-usili-beans-lentil-stir.html

Chou Chou kootu
http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/03/chou-chou-chayote-kootu.html

Rasam/ SaatruAmudhu
  http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2017/02/thakkalitomato-rasam-south-indian.html

Akkara vadisal
 https://youtu.be/wf67J2bfM-k
Or
Sakkarai pongal
 https://youtu.be/w2Z2Z-fMdlQ

Paruppu vadai
  http://sweetspicytasty.blogspot.com/2013/03/masala-vada-paruppu-vadai-fried-lentil.html

Curd

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