Chaitra Navatri puja and offering at Shilpa Shetty and Kriti Kharbanda house (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Despite coronavirus lockdown, every Indian knows how to celebrate festivals and celebs today are real motivation who got dressed up, wore the chef's hat to dish out sweetmeat for their fans on Ram Navami, the fast ending day of 9 day long Chaitra Navratri. While you can't really go out to relish poori, chana and halwa at your relative's house, you definetly enjoy the poss of tehse celsbs and make some on your own.
While Shilpa Shetty and Kangana Ranaut wishing their fans on Ram Navami shared posts of Ashtami puja, Naagin actor Rashami Desai, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan and wished Indians on the occasion of Ram Navami.
Sharing a picture of herself, Rashami simply wrote: “Happy raam nanmi”. She added another later and wrote: “May lord ram showers his blessings On you and your family I wish you all joy harmony & prosperity on RAM NAVAMI For you and your family. .”
Anupam Kher, invoking lord Ram for the safety of fans and their families said, “Aap sabhi ko Ram Navami ki hardik subhkaamnayen. Prabhu raam aapki aur aapke parivaar ki raksha kare. Jai Shri Ram! (Greetings on Ram Navami. May your family and you be safe. Jai Shri Ram).”
Shilpa who is a expert chef and also has her cookery show made savouries like Gur ki Barfi, Makhana as an offering to the Godess. “Today marks the 8th day of the Chaitra Navratri, which is known as Durga Ashtami… I always prepare the Prasad personally. So tried the Makhana and Gur ki Barfi as an offering this time. Specially prayed for strength for all of humanity to get through these times and emerge victorious as one community in the face of adversity.” said her post
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Today marks the 8th day of the Chaitra Navratri, which is known as Durga Ashtami… I always prepare the Prasad personally. So tried the Makhana and Gur ki Barfi as an offering this time. Specially prayed for strength for all of humanity to get through these times and emerge victorious as one community in the face of adversity. ~ Happy to share details of the recipe, if you’d like to make this sweet at home too. Also, can be had during the fast: ~ Ingredients: • 1 1/2cups Roasted makhana (Fox Nuts) • 1/2 cup Roasted chopped cashews • 1/2 cup Roasted chopped almonds • 2 tbsp Roasted pistachios • 3 tbsp crushed Flaxseeds • 1 tsp crushed saunf (fennel seeds) • 4 crushed elaichi (green cardamom) • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut ~ Sweet syrup: • 1 cup water • 1 cup jaggery (gur) • 4 tbsp sugar • 4 green crushed elaichi • Grease a plate with ghee ~ Instructions: 1. Remove the outer skin of the cardamoms and grind them in the mortar. 2. Grease the tray, plate or a small thali with ghee. Keep aside. 3. Heat a wok, dry roast the makhana for about two-three minutes on medium heat. Then, crush them roughly. This can be done in a grinder. 4. Dry roast the nuts & seeds on medium heat for about a minute. Then, grind the nuts & seeds coarsely in the grinder. 5. Now, add the desiccated coconut in grounded nuts & seeds and puffed makhana. 6. Boil the jaggery, sugar, elaichi, and water in a wok/pan. After the first boil, reduce the heat and boil the sweet syrup till it thickens and makes two string syrup. (Two string syrup means that you take a drop of syrup between your two fingers and then stretch the fingers - if the syrup that sticks between the two fingers is making two threads (or strings) then the thickness of syrup is appropriate. Takes about 7-8 mins.) 7. Now, add the roasted nuts & seeds, makhane, coconut powder, and cardamom, mix well, cook till the mixture absorbs the sweet syrup. Takes about 2 minutes on medium-low heat. 8. Now, turn off the heat and set the mixture on the greased tray. Let the mixture cool down, takes about 8-10 minutes. Now, cut the burfi in required shape. . . . . . #ChaitraNavratri #20DaysofGratefulness #Day7 #stayindoors #staysafe #stayhome
Kangana took to her team's Instagarm page explained the various avatars of shakti like Saraswati, Laxmi. On can seek spirituality with knowledge (Gyan yog) too she affirmed.
Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda also offered puja to Goddess Durga on Ashtami. She shared a plate of panchak which she offered to the goddess.
Malaika Arora took her fans through the processes involved in making all-time favourite Besan Ladoo during Navratri.
Ranveen Tandon tweeted a picture of the book on Lord Ram that she was reading and wished fans by writing: “Jai Shri Ram”.