Sacred Offerings Workshop – Sanskriti Museums

A beautiful winter morning in Delhi where I showcased sacred offerings – recipes, stories, songs from temples in South India. One has to see the venue, Sanskriti Museums in Anandgram, Delhi to believe how gorgeous it is. Sanskriti literally means the ‘process of cultivating’. Heritage is its fruit. The need to create, to discover, to imagine is universal and requires expression and therefore support.

The purpose of Sanskriti Foundation is to cultivate an environment for the preservation and development of the artistic and cultural expressions of India but of the world as a whole.

Established in 1978, Sanskriti Foundation is a registered Public Charitable Trust based in New Delhi, India. Sanskriti perceives its role as that of a catalyst, in revitalising cultural sensitivity in contemporary times.

With an aesthetically done up amphitheatre to museums that showcase kitchen utensils and Indian textiles, this is a must when you visit Delhi. Overall a morning well spent, cooking, talking and singing.

Here are the temples and recipes I showcased:
  • Tirumaalai Chamba – A rice preparation made as an offering to the Lord Soumyanarayana Perumal in Tirukoshtiyur, in the evenings immediately after decorating the Lord with garlands
  • Hayagreeva Maddi – A sweet offered to the deities of Sri Sode Vadi Raja Mutt, Udupi
  • Akkaraadisil-  A divine offering made using rice and lentils in the Srivilliputhur Andal Temple and
  • Kanchipuram Idly – An idly made in the Kanchipuram Varadharaja Perumal Temple

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Here are some photos from the morning session.

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The musings of two Chennaiites seeking to discover the world through food and travel. As they open themselves up to adventure, the accompanying puliyogare, travels well and ensures that the idea of home is never lost

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