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11 top delicacies for Jivitputrika or jitiya

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 …

Bengali Cuisine

• Bengali cuisine is well-known for the various preparations of fresh water fish and vast range of sweets.

• It is rich and varied with the use of many specialized spices and flavours like PunchPhoran. It is basically the mixture of five essential spices, namely mustard seeds, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, onion seeds and fennel seeds.

• The specialty of Bengali food lies in the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

• The staple diet of the Bengal is rice and fish.

• The principal medium of cooking is mustard oil. A distinct flavor is imparted to the fish dishes by frying them in mustard oil before cooking them in gravy


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