Maavilakku poojai is ideally performed on a Friday omitting the first and last Friday of the Aadi month. The procedure for performing maavilakku poojai is as follows.
In my family
We keep kuzhavi,chooral and a wooden board. Then we make and apply turmeric paste on the wooden board. We place 25 red dots 5 rows and 5 columns. We draw maakolam (Rangoli made using rice paste) in the pooja room. Wash the Kuzhavi well. Then we make turmeric paste into a thick round and place on it. We place two red dots with kumkum on the turmeric paste as eyes and as pottu.
Spread the sand in front of the wooden board.We place the kuzhavi on the sand. We also keep a brass sombu filled with water and neem leaves. Then we also place a bunch of neem leaves and red colour flowers. Along with it we place the chooral(wooden stick). On the side we place and light the kuthuvilakku. On a large plate, we place rice flour with jaggery and ghee in it. This is how we perform the pooja in my house.
In my husband’s family
In my husband’s family we follow different method. We place kalasam and we make two lamps rice flour and jaggery. And we light the lamp.
Other recipes made for Maavilakku Poojai
Arachukalakki with Ginger( Since adding ginger denotes 1000 curry have been made)