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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 …

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The Punjabis are simple, hardworking farmers and likewise their food is simple and satisfying. Punjabi's follow a very simple code of eating. Generally they have stuffed paranthas in breakfast with the generous helping of ghee accompanied by curd and Aachar. A meal of vegetables and lentils is eaten with phulka or tandoori paratha served with desi-ghee or butter. On the other hand, a meat delicacy is usually eaten with a plain phulka or tandoor roti, accompanied by a raita and muthi-piaz (onions split open by smashing them with a fist).

Punjabis believe in eating out of a big brass thali using their fingers and drinking out of a 12-inch-long brass glass. Tall glasses of lassi, made of yogurt, tempered with either salt or sugar, are a popular cooling drink of Punjabi origin but it is quite popular all over the country.


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