Chitra Pournami Recipes
Chitra Pournami aka Chitra Purnima is observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chithirai. The festival is dedicated to god Chitragupta, a Hindu deity who is believed to record the good and bad deeds done by men for Yama, the Hindu god of the underworld. On this day, devotees ask Chitragupta to forgive their sins. [Source: Wiki] On the festival day, many devotees bathe in rivers and prepare dishes like Neer Mor, Panakam, Mango Pachadi, Sweet Pongal and Paal Pongal as Neivedhyam.