Raw rice: 1cup + one fist full of rice.i.e... It is customary to take one fist full of rice more than your measuring cup. Normally we say 'padiyum pidiyum'.
Jaggery: Half cup
Ghee : 3 tsp. ( unmelted thick ghee )
To make lamp: Required amt of melted ghee.
Method: Soak rice in water for 1-2 hrs. Drain rice and let it dry on a cloth or paper. When it's still little bit wet, grind it into almost nice powder. Grate jaggery and mix this with rice powder. Add cardamom powder, unmelted thick Ghee. prepare the dough. Water should not be used. Break a coconut and reserve the water. Touch the coconut water and make two same sizes of spheres from the rice mixture. Now make a dent at the centre . ( In photo, I have made it in Agal vilakku shape , just for convenience ) Pour required amt of ghee (melted ) in the cup shape. Apply chandan and kumkum on all 4 sides of the cup shape. If side develops crack touch it with coconut water and close it. Place jyothi wick and smear it with ghee. Now place these spheres on the plate or banana leaf. Now draw rangoli in front of your pooja place on a wooden plank. (in temples we directly draw rangoli after sprinkling water on the floor and keep the banana leaf.) keep this mavilakku plate on the rangoli. Light the (separate) lamp, swamy vilakku.
Take a separate wick in a spoon (dhoopakkal or uththarinee) light it. By using this lighted 'thiri', light the mavilakku jyothi. (that means you should not directly light the maavilakku jyothi by using match stick). Offer flower, show incense stick. Keep thamboolam, already broken coconut along side of mavilakku on the same plate. Offer neivedhyam and take karpoor harathi. If you wish to keep the light for some more time carefully watch for ghee. Otherwise you can remove it immediately by using the dheepakkal and keep it on the betel leaf or on a small plate. Just place a pinch of sugar on the burning wick and using a flower you stop the burning. After some time you mix the spheres with grated coconut (optional ) and have prasadham.
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