Today marks the final Aadi Velli in the month of Aadi, an auspicious day that celebrates Goddess Swarnambika, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Worshipping her on this day is believed to bring wealth and prosperity into the life of her devotees.

How do you perform Aadi Velli Puja?

During the special pooja, many people prepare and offer prasadam (sacred food) to the deity and then consume it as a blessing. Here are some simple prasadam recipes you can make for Aadi Velli:

Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal is prepared and offered to the goddess. This dish is made of rice, jaggery (unrefined sugar), milk, and ghee, and it is considered very auspicious.

Thengai Paal Payasam

A quick and easy payasam variation. The tender coconut pieces, combined with the blend of evaporated milk and coconut milk, make this dish truly delicious.

Javarsi payasam

A one-of-a-kind dessert for the most auspicious Aadi month prayers.

Thengai Sadam

This simple and flavorful rice is made from freshly grated coconut and spices - perfect for a quick and easy prasadham. A simple sweet pudding prepared with milk, sugar, and tapioca pearls.

Koozh (porridge)

A name of prasadham that needs no introduction. A healthy food, which is also a great coolant that 'cools' your body.

Apart from the above menus, you can also consider making and offering other sweet dishes like Kesari (a semolina-based sweet), Ladoo (sweet round balls made from flour), or any other sweet that you prefer.

Source: YourEveryDayCook, Yummy Tummy Aarthi, Very Good Recipes, South Indian Food,, Divya Nalabhagam, News18Tamil