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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 …

Awadh Cuisine - Characteristics and Features




Characteristics and Features

•The cuisine belongs to present Lucknow and its surrounding regions.
•The state is famous for its Nawabi foods has great mughalai influence.
•Wheat is the staple food of the state, but rice is also consumed in different form like biryanies, pulao, zarda etc.
•The salient features of Awadhi food lies in slow cooking. The food is Fiery hot and oily, because of chillies, that are used in abundance and the oil literally floats on the top.
•food is basically non- vegetarian, but it also boasts for a wide range of traditional vegetarian dishes, which are tempting to the core.

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