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Jivitputrika or jitiya Jivitputrika or jitiya is a festival celebrated for the well being and prosperity of the children. Mothers fast and pray for the long life of their kids. This is mainly celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand & Uttar Pradesh. When and how to celebrate Jivitputrika/ jitiya This is a 3 days festival and starts from seventh lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashvin month to ninth lunar day. As per english calendar, this festival is celebrated in September. These three days are celebrated as 1.Nahai – Khai (Satwmi) 2.Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day (Asthami) 3.Paaran (Naomi)
Nahai khai – This is the preparatory day and as per the rituals – Mothers take bath in the morning and take food. The food generally consists of – Pua, Kheer, Sevai Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day The actual festival day. Mothers observe whole day fast. They do not take water, for almost 24 hours or more. It is also customary to have Sargi, something …

Idli – Mr. Idli



Think of the time when we start calling all dishes with Mr. or Miss, this would be something like Mr. Parantha, Ms Poori, Mr, Chicken, Ms. Biryani, ……… it would be funny na ? Mr. Idli – I saw this word written on the top of a restaurant with a photograph of a fatty person. Actually, Mr. Idli is a chain of south Indian Restaurant, that has got its first outlet opened in Delhi on the very first day of 2011.

This chain has its origin from Bangalore, and brought to Delhi (Shakarpur/East Delhi) by Mr. Shiv gupta – an engineer by profession who has worked in different parts of country with different IT companies. On my visit to this outlet on 6th of jan, 2011, I got impressed with the set up, the hospitality of the staffs and off course Mr. idli( I mean the food). This is a descent restaurant with around 40 south dishes on the menu, some combi, some innovative dishes and the Madras Filter Coffee.

I ordered Button Idli (10 – 1 plate), But before my button idlies arrives, one gentle man came to me and said – Sir, you will get 12 button idlies, as a part of our introductory offer. I felt good and I felt better when the idlies arrived. It was very good looking, tiny, soft and succulent. It was accompanied by Sambhar, Coconut chutney and one mint coconut chutney as well. It was great and this makes me to have few words with the owner and to order the Idli Manchurian. Shiv – The owner, explained me that he got fed up with his IT job and opened this outlet specially targeting the student crowd of this locality who are living in hostels. I asked him, if he has got inspiration from the idli boy of IIM Ahmedabad, who set up the food King, after rejecting MNCs offer. But shiv is little passionate about his restaurant and wants to provide students a healthy and tasty food at very reasonable price. Although, the no of footfalls in this winter morning is less but he is receiving good number of guests in afternoon and evening.

Overall, I find this outlet very descent with nice service and healthy & tasty food. The USP of Mr. Idli should be –

• Button idli

• Idli Manchurian

• Idli Finger Chips

• Vada

• Parotha, and the

• Madras Filter Coffee

And I will conclude this post with my best wishes. So, Good Luck Mr. Idli and Good Luck Mr. Shiv.

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