March 19th, 2015
Chaitra/Basant Navratri Specials !!
Dear Readers,Basant/ Vasant or Chaitra Navratri is the nine days long sacred festival, that is considered auspicious by all the Hindus. The meaning of Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit. Basant Navratri falls in Chaitra month according to the Hindi Lunar calender. The Hindu New Year starts from the first day of this Navratri. This year Basant Navratri is starting from March 21st and Ram Navmi (ninth day) is on March 28th.
Many people keep fast (or VRAT) for eight days (from Parva to Ashthami) and eat only falahari dishes ( fruits, vegetables, and dishes made with specific ingredients for fasting days). They break their fast on Navami after ceremony and prayers. Others who can not fast for eight days continuously, observe fast on the first day (beginning of the navratri) and the last day (ashthami or eighth day) of Navratri.
For this auspicious festival let's make some Vrat ki delicacies. I will keep updating the Falahari dishes during the navratri.....
Happy Navratri !!
Some other recipes we have made in past-