Colored raw rice used during pujas/rituals by Hindus is called Manthrakshathe. Manthrakshathe can be either red colored or yellow colored. This is also used by elders while blessing youngsters. They spray a spoonful on the head of the youngsters along with wishes as they bow down to touch their feet (Obeisance/Namaskara).
Materials Required to make Manthrakshathe:
1 Cup Raw Rice
½ tsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
1 tsp Kunkama/Kumkum/Vermilion colored powder or
1tsp Arishina/Haldi/Turmeric Powder
Mix all the three together in a mixing bowl. Rub in all the three ingredients using hands.
I want to have the Ganapati Visarjana Mantra. I can’t find it even in Vrataratna Maala. Can someone help please ?
Please access the following link for the Visarjana Manthra…
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Wow Shantha! Nice explanation… 🙂
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