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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 …

Dinner in Bihar

 Dinner @ bihar, Bihari khana, bihari cuisine



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Dinner generally consists of roti, subzi, saag, chutney and a raita, along with some home-made desserts like kheer and sevian.

Priority is given to milk and milk products in their meals which include curd, butter milk (mattha) and sweet dishes. Some people like to take doodh roti (small pieces of roti soaked in milk and sugar) with a vegetable dishe being used as an accompaniment. But milk is never combined with the non-vegetarian dishes.

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