Today is the 2nd day of Navrathri.
Brahmacharya is the second among the Navadurgad. Brahmacharya means celibacy. Celibacy brings a lot of strength.
Brahmacharya also means moving in infinity( Brahma means infinity and charya means moving).
The more joyful you are, the less you feel the body. The more you are in the infinite consciousness, the less you feel the tension or the physical weight of the body – that is Brahmacharya.
When we pray to this form of Mother Divine, we invoke the quality Brahmacharya. And our consciousness starts moving in the infinity, in our true nature. When we recognize our true nature, we become vast and powerful with a lot of vigor, valor and strength.
I had made strawberry kesari and Moong dal and millet pakoda as prasad.
Moong dal ( green gram/ pasi paruppu) – 11/4th cup
Fox millet ( thinai)- 1/4th cup
Red chillies – 3-4
Hing( asafoetida/ perungayam) – 1/4th pinch
Salt to taste
Chopped Curry leaves – 2 tbsps
Oil – as much required for deep frying.
Wash and soak moong dal and millet together for 2-3 hrs.
Drain the water, add the red chillies and hing and grind to a coarse batter. Add salt to taste and curry leaves and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan and drop small portions of the batter. Deep fry till it turns golden and crisp.
Serve the pakodas hot with ketchup:)
Recipe for strawberry kesari