Bring good luck this Dussehra with some special recipes
Dussehra is the biggest celebration for all Indians, as it marks the end of Navratri. It is a 9 days festival marking the victory of warrior goddess durga over Mahishasura. Moreover, it also celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over Ravanna. Even though there are many reasons why this occasion is celebrated, its significance never fades. It acts as a reminder that the forces of Dharma (good) will always overpower the forces of Adharma (evil). Vijayadashami, commonly known as the burn of Ravana Dummy, is celebrated to symbolize the win of good over evil. Know more about this celebration and how to celebrate Dussehra in 2022 by reading on.
What day will Dussehra be celebrated in 2022?
Dussehra and Vijaya Dashami are celebrated at the end of Navratri on the 10th day of Shukla Paksha in Ashvin (Ashwayuja) month. This day varies every year as it is based on the Hindu lunar calendar. Dussehra in 2022 will be on Wednesday, October 5. On the same day, the Bengali Vijay Dashami shall take place. Some Vijaya Dashami rituals include Shami Puja, Seema Avalanghan, and Aparajita Puja.
List of Special Dussehra recipes :
Food and festivals are the most joyous thing all enjoy, therefore no festival would be complete without some delicious handmade snacks:
- Dal Paratha and Kheer
To make Dussehra successful one must try Kheer and Dal Paratha in festive meals. In the morning prayers of Dussehra, dal paratha and rice kheer are represented to diety as signs of worship. It’s been said that eating the dal paratha and rice after bhog will bring good luck, wealth to the house, and good health for everyone. Prepared chana dal, carom seeds (Ajwain), and salt are used to make parathas.
- Mootichoor Laddoo
We all know how much Lord Hanuman adores laddoos. Motichoor laddoo is given to Lord Hanuman on Dussehra, and it’s said that consuming it is said to bring sweetness and happiness into one’s life.
- Sweet Dosa
A Sweet Dosa is a perfect Karnatakic dish, made on the day of Dussehra to bring good luck. This dish is also offered as prasad during Dussehra and is prepared with jaggery or sugar, coconut, rice flour, and wheat flour.
Paan is yet another dish enjoyed on Dussehra. Offering betel leaves to Lord Hanuman is thought to be lucky. Paan is reportedly a symbol of respect and affection that honors the “winning of good over bad.”
It is traditional to eat Dahi-cheeni before beginning a new activity-. It’s said that the practice is lucky. The custom is continued throughout the Dussehra celebration. According to historians, women in Orissa also bring cooked rice soaked in water and curd to Goddess Durga after which the rite of Ravana Dehan is carried out.
Eating rasgulla on Vijayadashami is seen as lucky for Bengalis. Rasgullas, which come in a variety of flavours, is a particular treat for both Dussehra and Navratri in the City of Joy. They are made with milk, chenna, and sugar.
- Jalebi and Fafda
On the day of Dussehra, people enjoy this well-known Gujarati food combination. According to legend, Lord Rama cherished a treat named Shashkuli, which is today known as Jalebi. He loved this treat so much that he consumed Jalebi to mark his triumph over Ravana. Fafda and jalebi are traditionally served together in Hindu scriptures because it’s thought that eating food made with gram flour (besan) at the end of a fast will bring good fortune.
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