May this year 2010, & Sankranti bring happiness & United Telugus around the world with the blessings of our Telugu God (Present in the Lands of Telugus) Lord Venkateswara as 1 Telugu State
On this day Sankranti, is celebrated by boiling rice with fresh milk and jaggery in new pots, which are topped with brown sugar, cashew nuts and raisins early in the morning and allowing it to boil over the vessel. The new boiled rice is offered to the sun god, a gesture which symbolises thanks to the sun and nature for providing prosperity. It is later served to the people present at my shop for the ceremony.
Followed by praying to Lord Venkateswara by offering them sweets and specially selected mixed vegetables and vegetarian food.
The Telugus also worship and remembrance of departed ancestors by offerings clothes and their favorite vegetarian food to them (their photos or conduct prayers at sea sides). Telugu sweets such as Ariselu, Boorelu, Gaarelu, Bobbatlu, Pallu java and Sinipakulu also prepared.
Travel is considered to be inappropriate, as these days are dedicated for re-union of the families. There is belief that ancestors may visit us on this day.