Soak the saffron in 1 tsp of milk and keep aside.
Wash the rice well and soak in water for about an hour.
Boil milk in a thick bottomed vessel.
Add soaked rice to the boiling milk.
Cook on medium heat with occasional stirring to prevent milk from getting stuck in the pan and getting burnt.
Maintaining low heat and stirring is essential to avoid milk from boiling over also.
Let rice cook well in the milk. This will take at least 25 minutes.
After the rice is cooked well, add sugar and the soaked saffron.
Continue stirring and cooking on low flame till the contents of the pan thicken again after becoming a little watery with dissolved sugar.
Let the mixture cook on low-heat for about 20 minutes till the mixture blends well and has a pouring porridge consistency. During this process the cooked rice absorbs sweetness and the flavouring.
Remove the payasam from fire and keep aside.
Put 1 tsp of ghee into a small frying pan on a low flame. Fry the nuts and raisins and add to the payasam.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Halu payasaa naivedyam is ready.
For a richer texture use condensed milk and normal milk in equal proportion.
Kedareshwara Vratha is performed every year on the day of Ashwayuja Shuddha Ashtami (during September/October). Lord Kedareshwara is one of the famous forms of Shiva. Kedareshwara Vratha is normally performed by Sumangalis.
Sumangalis perform Kedareshwara Vratha and tie a 19 knotted Dora/string. It is believed those who perform this Vratha and their family will be blessed with happiness and longer life.
Kedareshwara vratha is the main ritual for Farming communities, they observe vratha by decorating and worshiping the cattle that are responsible for their wealth. Also, Kedareshwara is worshiped by the married couple for Progeny.
Lord Hanuman is called Son of the Wind, Destroyer of Calamities, Remover of Suffering, Abode of Grace, Ocean of Compassion. Tuesday is the day of Lord Hanuman all over India except Maharashtrians worship Hanuman on Saturdays. The worshippers of Hanuman will gain enormous physical and mental strength and courage to succeed in life. Also anyone facing the wrath of Lord Shani seeks help from Lord Hanuman, who in turn asks Lord Shani to forgive the grieving person. It is said anyone suffering through Lord Shani’s ‘Sade-Sati’ must offer ‘sindoor’ and ‘besan ladoo prepared in cow ghee’ to Lord Hanuman, every Tuesday during entire Shravan Maas, would yield them powerful and faster results.
(Bow I before), Vyasa who is Vishnu, Vishnu who is Vyasa, And again and again bow before, He, who is born, in the family of Vasishta. I bow before you Vyasa, The treasure house of penance, The great grandson of Vasishta, The grandson of Shakthi, The son of Parasara, and the father of Shuka, the great saint.