Ganesh Chaturthi Image Credit: Rishimukh
Ganesh Chaturthi Image Credit: Rishimukh

Festivals And Food

Dr. Hari Venkatesh, Head, R&D, Sri Sri Tattva

India is a land of diversity, diverse seasons, cultures, languages, traditions, festivals and food. Spirituality and the wisdom taught in our ancient Vedas is what keeps this entire nation connected. Our Vedas describe that Gods rejoice in diversity and change is the only constant, which gives us the reason to celebrate the ever-changing creation. There are different festivals celebrated in different seasons. Shravan or the rainy season brings in many colourful festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Onam and Ganesh Chaturthi. Each of these festivals are connected with wonderful delicacy and sweets hold a special place. From the Mithais in Rakshabandhan to the Modaks in Ganesh Chaturthi our craving for sweets increase in this season. This is where attention is needed on how this food is being made and what is going inside it. Here is what we can do:

1. Homemade Sweets: The festivals gives us a reason to connect and spend time with our loved ones, but these days we have a habit of ordering everything from outside. Let’s make a little shift this time by making our own sweets at home rather than calling it from outside. It will not only be pure but will also have the wonderful taste of love with which you make it. It tastes fresh and will be free from unwanted chemicals and preservatives that go inside packaged food.

2. Use Cow’s Ghee: There are many myths about this food ingredient. Well, keep th

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