Traditional Bengali Fish-head Pilaf (Muri Ghonto) for Chadakhai

Chadakhai is a festival in Odisha celebrated right after the day of Kartika purnima,when the people who had not eaten non veg for a complete month in Kartika Masa gets back to eating Non veg again.You can read about the importance of Kartika Masa in the life of  odia people here.  On this day of…

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami- Mitha Pulao and some memories

Basant Panchami is just around the corner, which is the beginning of the spring season. On this day, the Goddess of learning and wisdom, Saraswati, is worshiped throughout the length and breadth of the country. Basant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami . Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth…

MAKAR SANKRANTI – A MAJOR HARVEST FESTIVAL OF INDIA

Millions of people in Odisha took the ritualistic dips in ponds and rivers and visit temples across the state as they celebrate the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti. While Pongal and Boghi are the harvest festivals of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Magh Bihu is the harvest festivals of Assam, Uttarayan, in north India as Makar Sakranti is a Harvest Festivalcelebrated in almost all parts of our country with much fanfare. The withdrawing of winter entails a change in food habits and intake of nourishing and rich food. Therefore this festival holds traditional cultural significance. It is astronomically important for…

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