Valaikappu & Seemantham

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  1. shantha1405

    shantha1405 New IL'ite

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    Dear Chitra Mami,

    Your explanation for valaikappu and seemantham was excellent.
    I am 5 months pregnant now ( our first kid ) and my parents are no more. I reside in Norway in a different city from where my husband lives. I am not sure whether my in-laws would arrange for valaikappu or seemantham. But I just understand it is the well being of fetus and for a safe delivery. Is it okay if these rituals are not performed ? Or Can I chant some slokas for safe delivery. I already got few slokas from this website for safe delivery and Gharbarakshamnikai sloka.

    Thanks in advance
    Cheers
    Shantha
     
  2. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Shantha,
    NO WORRIES!
    All will be well. Ladies all over the world do not go through these functions, but have safe delivery!!
    Do not worry at all.
    Take care.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Hi Chitraji,

    Thanks a lot for this post. My mom was worrying today morning that she doesnot know the (elaborate) step by step for valaikappu. (my valaikappu is in next month).
    My elder sis was in US during this time and my mom went close to delivery time and she did not do it for her also. she was telling me that "edho konjam jyabagam irukku" . Now I have sent this link to my dad. Sure she will be very happy. Thanks a lot.

    In our side (telugu brams from Tirunelveli) we have a sweet called as karjikai (similar to somasi). But we are not sure of the recipe. Do you by any chance know that recipe or know whether it is available in any sweet shops in chennai.


    Regards,
    Lakshmi.M
     
  4. shantha1405

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    Thanks Chitra mami, I much releaved after reading your post and I just have full faith in God and I am praying for a safe delivery.

    Love
    Shantha
     
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    Chitraannam

    Hi,

    Please someone tell me what are the items to be prepared for Chitraannam - the 5 varieties that are prepared for sreemantham function.

    Thanks,
    Bhavya Tej
     
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    Hi Chithra,

    Please tell me what are the items to be prepared for Chitraannam - the 5 varieties of rice that are prepared for sreemantham function.

    Thanks in advance,
    Bhavya Tej



     
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    Re: Chitraannam

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  8. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Bhavya,
    The 5 can be
    Sarkarai pongal or akkaravadisal or kalkandu bhath
    Coconut rice
    lemon rice
    puliyodarai
    Bahala bhath-curd rice.
    Please refer to the secondpage of my Recipe Index.
    Love,
    Chithra.


     
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    Thanks a lot for the very quick response...
    That will be really very helpful to me...

    - bhavya
     
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    valaikappu

    I am now in CA in US with my first son. My daughter in law is 5 months pregnant first child. I want to perform Valaikappu for her either in Dec last week or Jan first week as I will be leaving for India on 10th Jan.Her star is Arudra (thiruvadhirai).Can someone suggest me the proper date(nalla naal) during that period.
    Kamala.
     
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