Dear Panithuli, Any objection to the above name? If so, please write. Akshayam is written with only arisi mavu on the steel portion of the stove. Write it first thing in the morning or last hing at night, in which case, do not wipe off. My MIL used to put kolam, but "akshayam" appeals to me very much ! Now, please, don't you ever think that you have to offer only milk to Shiva for pradosham. Infact pradosham is an auspicious time for Shyamalai (Devi) & Narasimhar. My mother says offering pankam to Narasimhar on pradosham is very good. So, you can make anything that suits you. Just don't discuss it with your friend if she likes to contradict. For akshaya thridiyai, thayir sadam is special because it comes in the hot summer season! Please do not think, Gods will accept only their favourite naivedyam. No, no, no. Anything offered to God woith love & devotion is dearly accepted by him. Rest assured that you can never displease Gods at all. Love, Chithra.