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FAMOUS HOLI FESTIVAL TRADITIONAL FOOD

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I would like to wish all my readers a joyful Holi. May Lord Narasimha shower you with his choicest blessings on the auspicious day of Holi.

May you be blessed with good health, wealth, long life, peace, happiness and joy on the auspicious day of Holi.

Introduction Holi Festival

Holi is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun. It is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring. The rituals of Holika Dahan are carried out in remembrance of demoness Holika and signifies the victory of good over evil.3 days ago

About Holi

An ancient Hindu festival, which later became popular among non-Hindu communities as well, Holi heralds the arrival of spring after winter. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of spreading happiness and love. The festival is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Holi Is A Hindu Festival

Holi is a Hindu festival that takes place every spring. It’s all about new beginnings — Holi welcomes the spring season and celebrates the end of winter. The Holi festival always falls on Purnima or the day of the full moon. It’s a two-day holiday; the day of the March full moon is Holika Dahan.

Why do we play Colours in Holi?

It is believed that Lord Krishna used to celebrate Holi with colors and hence popularized the same. He used to play Holi with his friends at Vrindavan and Gokul. They used to play pranks all across the village and thus made this a community event. Holi is a spring festival to say goodbye to winters.

How did Holi begin?

The origins of Holi come from a mix of Hindu mythology including the popular legend of Hiranyakashyap – a demon king who wanted to be immortal. He wanted everyone to worship him as a god but his own son, Prahlada, chose to worship Vishnu instead, which offended his father.

What makes Holi special?

This is why the first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. In the region of Braj (where Lord Krishna grew up) in Uttar Pradesh, Holi is celebrated until the day of Rangpanchmi as a huge festival, in memory of the devotional love of Krishna and Radha.

Is Holi a Hindu holiday?

Holi is a popular Hindu holiday celebrated most commonly in India that is also known as the Festival of Colors. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the changing of the seasons from winter to spring.

Traditional Holi food

Ghujiya

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Ghujiya is synonymous with It is known by various names – karanji, ghugra, or karajikai. The deep-fried soft flaky crust of gujiya filled with khoya(mawa)and dry fruits and dessicated coconut makes it an amazing sweet. Earlier only mawa or khoya filling gujiyas were popular but these days you can find all sorts of fillings in gujiyas like Paan Gulkand Gujiya, Chocolate Cinnamom Gujiya,

Dhai Bhalle

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The best thing about dahi bhalle is that you can make them in advance and refrigerate them for later use. They taste better when served chill. Dilli ke dahi bhalle are to die for.

The soft dal balls dipped in chilled yogurt preparation and garnished with green and sweet chutney along with spices make it ultra delish.

Lassi

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Around Holi the mornings are cold but the afternoons tend to be hot. Drinking chilled lassi not only kills the heat but replenishes your gut too. It is very healthy and tasty. Yogurt is a very good probiotic.

Bhang Ki Pakore

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During Holi bhaang ke pakore are also prepared. Pakore, friends, gossip, and drinks what more can one ask for during Holi. Holi is the time to connect with friends and family but a long winter.

Thandai

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Thandai is a Royal drink in which all thandai masalas are used like cashew, cardamom, poppy seeds, black pepper, almonds, fennel seed (saunf) and rose petals all of these have cooling properties.

It is a must for all the Holi Parties. A sip of this chilled thandai during the Holi party and you are all re-energized. In some parts of India where bhaang is grown Bhaang thandai is also very popular.

Kanji Vadda

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Kanji vada is very popular street food. Fried balls of lentil called vada are added to the fermented drink and are called kanji vada.

Kanji is a seasonal drink prepared from fresh black carrots, fermented in earthen pots for few days just around Holi. It is a super refreshing, healthy, and delicious drink.

Kachori

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Kachori is generally made during the Holi festival. Kachori is a fried pastry ball just like poori with aloo pithi (stuffing) or dal pithi stuffing inside. best relished with the piping hot tea

They are generally served with aloo sabji and to gulp them down lassi or thandai is served it them.

Malpua

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The combination of malpua with rabri is lethal. It is a very tricky and time consuming dish to prepare but the end product is simply delish.

Malpua is fried pancakes served with rabri which is thick milk reduced on slow fire for an hour or two and then flavored.

Besan Sev

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Earlier our grandmothers had innovative simple ways to make delicious foods. One of them is besan sev. Once you start munching on it you cannot stop yourself. It is nothing but the crispiness of the deep-fried sev is mindblowing

Namak Pare

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Namakpare. Namakpare is just all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and ghee and then deep-fried. It is a perfect evening snack.

Shakarepare

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“Shakar” – sugar. These are sweet, crunchy and light generally diamond shaped. During holi shakarpare are prepared and shared with all the friends and family. Sometimes people coat them with sugar syrup or gur syrup and sometimes people prepare them with whole wheat flour and saunf too. So these are some of the most popular traditional Holi food.

Conclusion

On an individual level as well, each one of us has to be careful. It’s advisable to celebrate Holi with only a few close ones to reduce the risk of contracting this contagious virus through contact. Everyone should use gloves to the extent possible. Play with the colors on an open, airy ground rather than in congested, close quarters. Afterward, make sure you wash and sanitize your hands and face well.

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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions

  • Following the surge in cases, the Gujarat government announced on 21 March that colours will not be allowed this Holi. This year, the Holi celebration will be limited to the holy pyre of ‘Holika Dahan’.
  • In Bihar, public Holi celebrations have been banned entirely. Moreover, travellers coming into the state will be randomly tested for coronavirus at railway stations, bus stands, and airports.
  • People in the state of Odisha also will not be able to celebrate the festival of colours in public places. ‘Dola Melans’ may be allowed with an appropriate number of participants, while the ‘Dolayatra’ shall not be allowed at all in public. The local authorities may also impose restrictions on the entry of devotees into temples and religious places.
  • The hotspot city of Mumbai and Palghar in Maharashtra have also banned both, private and public celebrations of Holika Dahan as well as Rangpanchami.
  • In Punjab, Chandigarh’s local government has declared that neither public Holi-Milan festivities, nor ceremonial gatherings in clubs, hotels, or restaurants will be permitted.
  • The authorities of Uttar Pradesh, too, issued a circular stating that no Holi-special procession will be carried out without prior permission of the government.
  • At the capital city, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered a ban on public celebrations of not only Holi, but Navratri and other festivals as well.
  • The daily caseload in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana, and several other states has been increasing at an alarming rate in the past 30 days, and state governments are expected to soon release their guidelines for the festival.

    Holy City Of India Haridwar

    Introduction About Haridwar

    Haridwar is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus and is a major pilgrimage center. It has been known by many names; originally it was called Kapila, for the sage who once lived there. Its present name means “Door to Hari”; Hari is one of the names of Vishnu, a principal deity of Hinduism.
    Haridwar’s chief object of pilgrimage is Har-ki-Pauri—the bathing ghat, or steps, along the river—which has what believers consider to be a footprint of Vishnu impressed into a stone. Large numbers of pilgrims gather there annually at the beginning of the Hindu solar year in April; a Kumbh Mela (a Hindu religious festival) is held every 12th year in Haridwar. The Daksha Mahadev Temple, another important pilgrimage site, lies 2 miles (3 km) downstream at Kankhal.
    Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar
    Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, “footsteps of the Lord”) and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.

    What Is Famous In Haridwar

    It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins. Haridwar is often called the gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the ‘Char Dhams’ and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers and ancient temples.

    Which God Is in haridwar?

    Har Ki Pauri is one of the most famous places in Haridwar and is believed to be the place where the three main Hindu Gods –BrahmaVishnu, and Shiva, are said to have appeared in different times in the Vedic era.

    It is also the exit point of the Ganga from the mountains before entering the plains.

    Which City is close to Haridwar

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    Rishikesh13.70Uttarakhand
    Doiwala15.26Uttarakhand
    Sultanpur15.27Uttarakhand
    Laksar15.49Uttarakhand

    What is the old name of Haridwar?

    Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi.

    Is Haridwar a dry city?

    (Rishikesh is a dry area so no nonveg and liquor there). … As a Hindu pilgrimage destination, both Rishikesh and Haridwar are dry areas in terms of the availability of liquor shops.

    Midway Restaurant is ideally located between Rishikesh and Haridwar with a technicality making it the best location to serve liquor.

    Which season is best to visit Haridwar?

    October to February – The temperature goes as low as 10 degrees Celsius, and you may experience chilly winds.

    March to June – It is the summer season in Haridwar.
    July to September-It is From July onwards monsoon begins in Haridwar.

    How many days are enough for Haridwar?

    You can go for 4 days, 6days, 7dqys or 12-15 days(if you also want to visit Badrinath, Kedarnath, Kausani, Haridwar) It depends on you how many places you want to cover but according to me you should take at least 7 days.
    The Ganga Arti At Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar

    What is the famous food of Haridwar?

    Famous Street Food of Haridwar for the Tourists
    Aloo Pooris. Mohanji Poori Wale and Hoshiyarpuri rank on top positions for grabbing the crispy hot puris and savory sabzi. …
    Kachoris.
    Chhole Bhature.
    Sweets.
    Thickened Milk in Kullars.
    Chaat.
    Dibiya Fresh Fruit Chaat.

    Places to visit in Haridwar

    Ganga Arti
    Chandi Devi Temple
    Mansa Deve Temple
    Pawan Dham
    Daks Madhev Temple
    Pantanjali Yog Peeth
    Ma Anandamayee Ashram
    Saptrishi ashram
    Vaishno Devi temple
    The Pentagon Mall
    Sri vyas Ashram
    Birla Ghat
    Parad Shiviling
    Maya Devi Temple
    Rajaji Tiger Reserve
    Sawami Vivekand Park
    Vishnu Ghat
    Sureshwari devi Temple
    Mooti bazzar
    Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
    GAU Ghat
    Gauri Shanker Maha dev temple
    LAL Mata temple
    Bhuma Niketan Temple
    Adhbut Temple
    Kush Avarta Ghat
    Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

    How can I go to Haridwar?

    Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 37 km away from Haridwar, whereas Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is 223 km away. You can reach Haridwar from these two airports via bus, taxi or train.

    Conclusion

    Dear readers, visiting them all in a lifetime is thought to provide release from the endless cycle of birth and death. Thus, pilgrims attain moksha or liberation.

    Understandably, this makes Haridwar very popular with Hindus who come to bathe in the holy water of the Ganges River, cleanse their sins, and visit temples.

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    incredible Lepakshi temple

    Introduction the Lepakshi temple

    The small village of Lepakshi in the Anantapur district is famous for its Veerabhadra Temple, which preserves amazing artifacts of the 16th century. The village is situated at a distance of 120 km from Bengaluru. According to legends, the name Lepakshi is associated with the bird Jatayu of Ramayana.

    He fell down wounded here while rescuing Goddess Sita and was commanded to rise by Lord Rama, hence the name Le Pakshi, which in local language means rise bird.

    About Lepakshi temple

    Front Side View of Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

    The Veerabhadra temple is in Lepakshi in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Built-in the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara style with a profusion of carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple.

    The hooded serpent Naaga shading the lingam sculpture

    The temple dates back to 1583 and was built by the brothers, Virupanna and Veeranna, who were initially in the service of the Vijayangar kings. However, Puranic lore has it that the Veerabhadra temple was built by the sage Agastya.
    It has idols of Ganesha, Nandi, Veerabhadra, Shiva, Bhadrakali, Vishnu and Lakshmi.

    How Lepakshi temple got its name?

    “Le Pakshi”- “Rise bird” in Telugu – hence the name, Lepakshi. According to the Valmiki’s Ramayana, Ram accompanied by Hanuman, met the dying Jatayu here, and helped him to attain moksha by uttering the words “Le Pakshi” (“Rise bird” in Telugu). Hence the name, Lepakshi.

    Lepakshi Nandi Temple

    What is the attraction in the Lipakshi temple?

    Points of interest in the temple include a rock chain, Vastu Purusha, the Padmini race lady, the hanging pillar, Durga Paadam, the eyes of Viroopaakshanna, and Lepakshi saree designs and you can see Lord Sita footprint in the temple premises. It is said that when Ravana was abducting Goddess Sita, and taking her to Sri Lanka, they stopped at this temple to rest for a while. That is believed to be the source of the footprint that is seen on the floor of the temple premises.

    The paintings on the roof are made with natural segments. Another interesting aspect of this temple is that it is North facing. There is a 3 headed bull with a single body is carved on the pillar of the main entrance.

    Lepakishi temple hanging pillars.

    The Floating Pillar of the Veerabhadra temple in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh. Called the Aakaasa Sthambha (floating pillar), Among the 70 stoned pillars, there is one pillar that hangs from the ceiling and barely touches the ground. Known as the hanging pillar, any thin object like newspaper or cloth can be passed through its base.

    Paintings in the ceiling of the Muka mantapa

    What should I buy in lepakshi?

    If you visit this magnificent place you will buy a lot of things like Banjara embroidery, Brassart ware, Cotton and jute durries, Kalamkari paintings with their colorful depictions of the epics and landscapes, Kondapalli toys carved out of softwood, Cherial scroll paintings, and the Bidricraft with silvery contours are among the best things to shop for.

    How do you get lepakshi temple?

    Lepakshi is situated at a distance of 116 KMS from Bangalore. The best part about traveling to Lepakshi from Bangalore is that you can travel by roadways and railways.
    The most preferred way of transport from Bangalore to Lepakshi is by car.

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    Hi,

    Welcome to http://www.rajblog5.com Travel Blog! I am Nitin Raj, travel blogger, in India.
    I love to meet and friendship with new people and discover new places. I am a food lover.
    I hope my blog will inspire you to travel and explore new places in India.
    Please share your valuable comment with us