Collection of Navratri Recipes

Navratri is the most celebrated festival of the Hindus symbolizing purity and victory of good over evil . Though the formal ceremonies may differ from region to region , the underlying sentiment remains the same across communities and various States. It combines the ritualistic Puja and fasting with the celebration for 9 nights and 10 days, during the course of which people worship the nine forms of devi Durga. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. During the first 3 days of the Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshiped followed by Goddess Laxmi for the next 3…

Collection of Sweets

Festivals holds a lot of value for Indian families. Each festival brings with it love, laughter, celebration and of course food.Desserts play an important role in our food culture as we all look upto end the meal with something sweet on the plate. When you think of Indian dessert , the picture of Kheer, Halwa, Mithais comes to mind. These are part of our everyday meal as well as festive celebrations to satisfy our sweet tooth. An array of mouthwatering dishes are prepared and served to guests and family members on these occasions. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival which…

MANABASA GURUBAR- A TRADITION SO UNIQUE TO ODISHA

“Mana-basa-Gurubar” is a very famous ritual among Odia Hindu married women. Laxmipurana highly praises the divine compassion of Mahalaxmi as the only divine source of everybody’s good fortune and prosperity. This also establishes the idea that Mahalaxmi loves the devotion of Her worshipers, irrespective of caste. So, caste is no barrier in any ritualistic practice of Hindu religion, particularly in the propitiation of goddess Mahalaxmi. This eclectic attitude prevails upon the service-pattern of Jagannath Temple where the devotees irrespective of caste partake of the Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath together. The Hindu month of Margashira (November –December) is considered very auspicious…

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