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Rice and cultural heritage in Andhra Pradesh:
Rice has a great cultural heritage.
Many preparations viz., payasam, paravannam, ondrallu, arshalu, laddulu etc., are prepared and offered to the God at the time of worshipping.
Rice is one among Navadhanyalu at the time of construction of houses (Bhoomipooja) and navagraha pooja.
Rice is used as THALAMBRALU and AKSHANTHALU while mixing in turmeric powder and also used as VADIBIYYAM.
Rice flakes (palalu) are used at the time of taking the deadbody to graveyard.