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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 …

Indian Thali

A thali is a selection of different dishes, usually served in small bowls on a round tray. The round tray is generally made with steel with or without multiple compartments.

A thal is a platter and the thali is a way of serving an Indian meal (Some times the plate is also called as Thali).

The thali is a well balanced meal with dishes that include rice, dal, vegetables, breads, yoghurt, chutney, pickle, papad and a sweet dish.


It is a delightful way of dining Indian. The meal is balanced (infact, it could be construed to be a form of a dietary pyramid). The tastes are well rounded from the sublime yogurts to the fiery curries, from the fresh salads to the pickled vegetables, from the sweet to the sour chutneys. The texture too runs the gamut from the crunchy papads to the softness of the rice and the soupy lentils.
Thalis are sometimes referred to by the regional characteristic of the items they have. For example one may encounter Rajasthani thali, Gujarati thali, Maharashtrian thali and many more.

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