Must Try Recipes For Bheemana Amavasya

On the last day of the Ashada masa, i.e., on the no moon day, Bheemana Amavasya is celebrated. This festival is dedicated to lord Shiva.

Married women and girls perform this vrata. Unmarried girls perform this vrata until they get married and then continue this vrata for the next 9 years. The Bheemana Amavasya festival is celebrated in many parts of South India.

Also Read: How To Celebrate Bheemana Amavasya

On this special day, a turmeric thread is tied on to the right hand of the girl by her elders or by her husband.

The main reason to celebrate Bheemana Amavasya by the ladies is for the well-being of their husbands and offer prayers to lord Shiva for prosperity of their husband.

Special dishes are prepared and offered to lord Shiva on this day.

Also Read: Sweet Recipes For lord Shiva

Also, the day after the Bheemana Amavasya festival, Shravana masa begins, which is an important masa or the season for Hindu deities, since many festivals are celebrated within a span of 3 to 4 months during this time.

So, now let's us take a look at the special dishes that can be prepared for Bheemana Amavasya.

Kheer or Payasam:

Payasam is the most important item in any festival, among which you can prepare rice payasam. This is the most easiest, yet tasty, payasam recipe. Try this simple recipe for Bheemana Amavasya.

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Musk Melon Juice:

Generally, in hindu festivals, panaka or musk melon juice is prepared and offered to the lord as naivedya. So, this Bheemana Amavasya, prepare musk melon juice to offer it to the lord.

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Kadabu is the main dish for Bheemana Amavasya. This too is offered as naivedya to lord Shiva. Apart from preparing kadabu for Ganesh Chaturthi, the other important festival kadabu is prepared is for Bheemana Amavasya.

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Vegetable Sambar:

Coming to the main course, rice and vegetable sambar is cooked for the occasion. Many types of vegetables are added to the sambar, leaving onions and garlic. So, read on to know how to prepare the vegetable sambar recipe for Bheemana Amavasya.

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Lemon Rice:

Apart from the plain white rice, you can also cook lemon rice or vegetable rice. This is served as a part of the main course. Read on to know how to prepare lemon rice for Bheemana Amavasya.

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Masala Vada:

Masala vada, otherwise known as ambode, is very famous in South India. This is a simple recipe that can be prepared quickly. In any festival, preparing a sweet along with a spicy dish is a must. Well, read to know how to prepare masala vada for Bheemana Amavasya.

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Fruit Salad:

Since we offer variety of fruits to the lord, you can mix all the fruits and prepare this yummy fruit salad. You can add some cardamom powder, raisins and cashews to the fruit salad as well. Prepare these delicious dishes for Bheemana Amavasya and let us know your feedback.

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Story first published: Monday, August 1, 2016, 14:09 [IST]
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